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Doctor of Philosophy In Engineering
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Approval Code N/520/8/0074
Classification Doctor of Philosophy In Engineering
Subject Area Philosophy In Engineering
Course Mode Full Time/ Part Time
Course Duration Full Time 3 - 5 Years
Part Time 4 - 6 Years
Course Location UCSI University (North Wing) Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January - December
This Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering is a full research postgraduate qualification that focuses on advancing engineering research and theoretical knowledge. The programme encompasses engineering fields such as electrical, mechanical, civil and petroleum engineering, among others. The holistic approach to the PhD programme provides learners with the competency needed in all levels of engineering. This starts from issue analysis and conceptualisation, to planning a research project and transferring this to an application in the industry or for the commercial market.

This programme focuses on research (thesis and publications) as the major requirement for PhD candidates to obtain this qualification. To give candidates an advantage in conducting quality research, the programme includes the specifically-designed Research Methodology coursework. The 3-credit hour coursework focuses on the essential tools for competitive research, presentation and publication for national and international scientific channels. In addition to lectures and assignments, candidates are encouraged to participate in national and international engineering conferences at least once during their candidature period. The Faculty also organises seminars, talks, a journal club and various engineering workshops where PhD candidates can take part as presenters or participants.
Academic Requirements
Candidates with a relevant bachelor’s degree with first-class honours may convert their candidacy to the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering programme after one year of studying at a Master level that is approved by the UCSI University Senate
A related equivalent qualification.
English Language Requirements
IELTS score Band 6.0; TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based) or a first degree from a university where the medium of instruction is English.

* As recognized by MoE Malaysia.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering is a programme that will equip you with highly transferable skills that help you chart an upward trajectory in the following careers. Graduates will have the necessary research skills to succeed in academia as academicians, research institutions as researchers, commercial science or technology corporations as chief technical officers, among others.

General Fields Offered:
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
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