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.
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 OR
A related equivalent qualiﬁcation.
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.