About Us

UCSI University’s Office of Postgraduate Studies (OPS) is entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating, promoting and managing all activities pertaining to postgraduate learning. The office supports the postgraduate community in every level for students to pursue academic excellence. The unparalleled experience provided to our postgraduate students includes allowing them the opportunity to work with leading academics and professionals in the industries. If this is your calling, we want you here.

Scholarships Available.Offered to qualified candidates enrolled in any of the Master’s degree or Doctorate programmes at UCSI University.

Postgraduate Supervisors

Applied Sciences

Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi, FASc

Research Expertise:

Algae and Seaweeds Biotechnology, Algae for Renewable Energy, Algae in Bioremediation

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Associate Professor Dr. Lionel In Lian Aun

Research Expertise:

Cancer vaccines, Antibody engineering, Immunotoxins, Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy

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Associate Professor Dr. Crystale Lim Siew Ying

Research Expertise:

Antibiotic resistance and biological responses, Gene expression profiling

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Associate Professor Dr. Nyam Kar Lin

Research Expertise:

Lipids nanotechnology for food and skincare products

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Associate Professor Dr. Yim Hip Seng

Research Expertise:

Recovery and Functionality of Natural Products, Functional Food Developments

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Associate Professor Dr. Grrace Ng Hui Suan

Research Expertise:

Fermentation Technology, Biofuel and Biorefinery, Bioseparation Technology

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Architecture And Built Environment

Professor Dr. Mohd. Tajuddin Bin Mohd. Rasdi

Research Expertise:

Islamic architecture, Malaysian architecture, Mosque architecture, Housing and community

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Assistant Professor Ar. Chia Lin Lin

Research Expertise:

Environmental Waste, Demolition Waste: Reference to Masonry, Timber and Metal Elements

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Assistant Professor Teoh Chee Keong

Research Expertise:

Conservation and Heritage, Community Engagement, Problem-Based Learning

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Dr. Ng Keng Khoon

Research Expertise:

Architecture design, Urban studies in Asia/Southeast Asia, The politics of urban transformation

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Dr. Taki Eddine Seghier

Research Expertise:

Building Information Modelling (BIM), Sustainable Architecture, Passive Buildings

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Dr. Zairra Binti Mat Jusoh

Research Expertise:

Project Management, Materials Management

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Business and Management

Professor Ts. Dr. Ooi Keng Boon

Research Expertise:

Information Systems, Industrial Management, Quality Management, Mobile Technology

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Professor Dr. Ong Seng Huat

Research Expertise:

Discrete distribution theory and mixture modelling, Simulation and Computation

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Associate Professor Dr. Ganeshsree A/P Selvachandran

Research Expertise:

Fuzzy mathematics and fuzzy computing, Artificial intelligence, Evolutionary computing

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Associate Professor Dr. Pek Chuen Khee

Research Expertise:

Environmental Valuation Methodologies, Design thinking for innovation

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Associate Professor Dr. Garry Tan Wei Han

Research Expertise:

Mobile Marketing, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Learning, Mobile Payment, Mobile Broadband

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Associate Professor Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun

Research Expertise:

Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Entrepreneurship

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Computer Science and Digital Innovation

Professor Dr. Kurunathan A/L Ratnavelu

Research Expertise:

Complex & Social Network Analysis, Optimal Theory, Theoretical Atomic Collision Processes

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Professor Dr. Raveendran A/L Paramesran

Research Expertise:

Image and Video Analysis and Applications, Machine Learning based Applications

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Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Samad Bin Shibghatullah

Research Expertise:

Modelling and simulation, Schedulling, Optimization, Artificial intelligence

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Assistant Professor Dr. Chloe Thong Chee Ling

Research Expertise:

Information system in education, IT orgranizational transformation, M-commerce

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Assistant Professor Dr. Shayla Islam

Research Expertise:

Network Mobility Management, Neural network, Heterogeneous Wireless Network

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Dr. Abdurrahman Bin Jalil

Research Expertise:

Mobile learning application, Java Android Application, Amazon Web Services

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Creative Arts and Design

Assistant Professor Dr. Khairul Azril Bin Ismail

Research Expertise:

Visual Culture, Prison Studies, Photography Historical Processes, Early photography culture in Asia

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Assistant Professor Dennis Wong Chee De

Research Expertise:

Model Design & Sculpture, Applied knowledge in ancient and traditional Bow-making

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Assistant Professor Shahfida Abd Manap

Research Expertise:

Retail Design and visual construction, Contemporary Visual Design, Multimedia & Practise

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Assistant Professor Nur Mashita Binti Kamalun Ariffin

Research Expertise:

Fashion Retail Design, Contemporary Wear & Practise

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Alan Ong Tee Chuan

Research Expertise:

Gamification Theory, Participatory Action Research for Multimedia Application

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Ivan Lam Wai Hoe

Research Expertise:

Fine Art, Contemporary Art Practise

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Engineering

Professor Dato' Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Rizon Bin Mohamed Juhari

Research Expertise:

Signal & Image Processing, Artificial Life and Robotics, Intelligent Systems

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Professor Ir. Dr. Barkawi Bin Sahari

Research Expertise:

Stress Analysis, Crashworthiness and Injury Analysis, Automotive Body Structure

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Professor Dr. Mohd Razman Bin Salim

Research Expertise:

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Assistant Professor Ir. Dr. Mahmud Iwan Solihin

Research Expertise:

Artificial Intelligence-Machine learning, Robotic and automation, Control engineering

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Assistant Professor Dr. Elango Natarajan

Research Expertise:

Soft Robotics, Spine Analysis, Optimization of Machining Parameters, Reinforced Composite

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Assistant Professor Ts. Dr. Lim Wei Hong

Research Expertise:

Computational Intelligence, Energy Manageent Optimization, Digital Image Processing

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Hospitality & Tourism Management

Associate Professor Dr. Hiram Ting

Research Expertise:

Marketing, Behavioural Studies and Tourism Management

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Assistant Professor Dr. Leong Quee Ling

Research Expertise:

Tourist Behavior, Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Food Tourism

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Assistant Professor Hanafi Bin Hamzah

Research Expertise:

Tourism Planning and Development, Hospitality Management and Sustainability

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Assistant Professor Mohamad Fadzly Bin Che Omar

Research Expertise:

Gastronomy and Kitchen Management

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Assistant Professor Dr. Mark Edmund Kasa

Research Expertise:

Human Resource and Rooms Division, Hospitality Management, Hospitality Education

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Assistant Professor Christopher Wan Sageng

Research Expertise:

Gastronomy Tourism, Hospitality Education, Lifelong Learning, Heritage Tourism

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Medicine & Health Sciences

Academician Senior Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff, FASc

Research Expertise:

Cardiology, Hypertension

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Professor Dr. Hoh Boon Peng

Research Expertise:

Population Genetics, Genetics of complex diseases, Archaic human genome analysis

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Associate Professor Dr. Cheah Shiau Chuen

Research Expertise:

Cancer Biology, Angiogenesis, Drug screening & Bioassays, Tumour Microenvironment

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Associate Professor Dr. Farahnaz Amini

Research Expertise:

Telomere and DNA damage, Public Health, Breast Cancer

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Assistant Professor Dr. Eugenie Tan Sin Sing

Research Expertise:

Ecopharmacology, Environmental factors for Health, Emerging pollutants in Environment

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Assistant Professor Dr. Tan Chung Keat

Research Expertise:

Environmental Health, Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress, Phytochemistry

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Music

Professor Dr. P’ng Tean Hwa

Research Expertise:

Piano Performance, Chamber Music, Performance Practice, Piano Literature

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Assistant Professor Dr. Jeremy Leong

Research Expertise:

Western/German Influences in Music Education of China, Music and Migration

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Assistant Professor Dr. Joyce Wang Chiao Su

Research Expertise:

Music Education K-12 instrumental/general music, Piano Pedagogy, Chamber Music

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Assistant Professor Dr. Cheong Yew Choong

Research Expertise:

Piano Performance, Performance practice, Historical musicology, Piano literature

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Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Tan Yunn Bing

Research Expertise:

Piano Pedagogy, Piano duo/duet repertoire

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Dr. Chan Wei Tuck

Research Expertise:

Piano Literature, Collaborative Piano

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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associate Professor Dr. Mogana Sundari A/P Rajagopal

Research Expertise:

Antimicrobial natural products research to address antibiotic resistance (AMR)

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Associate Professor Dr. Palanirajan Vijayaraj Kumar

Research Expertise:

Pharmaceutical Technology, Nanotechnology, Protein and Polypeptide Deliver

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Associate Professor Dr. Gabriel Akyirem Akowuah

Research Expertise:

Pharmacokinetic, Interactions of Herbal Medicinal Products

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Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Janakiraman

Research Expertise:

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Self-microemulsion drug delivery, Transdermal patches

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Assistant Professor Dr. Chew Yik Ling

Research Expertise:

Bioactivity of tropical plants specifically on anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory

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Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Balaraman

Research Expertise:

Lead identification and evaluation, Pharmaceutical Regulatory

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Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Assistant Professor Dr. Ravindran Latha

Research Expertise:

ESL Policy and Implementation, Teacher Professional Development, English Language Teaching

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Assistant Professor Dr. Vimala A/P Govindasamy

Research Expertise:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Communications, Public Relations

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Assistant Professor Dr. Ghayth Kamel Shaker Al-Shaibani

Research Expertise:

Critical Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Media Studies, Anthropological Linguistics

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Assistant Professor Dr. Mansour Amini

Research Expertise:

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Translation and Interpretation

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Assistant Professor Dr. Mohtaram Rabbani

Research Expertise:

Parenting, Child development, Mental Health, Child abuse, Personality, Stress

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Dr. Tan Yen Teng

Research Expertise:

Mental Health, Children Behaviour, Depression, Technology Usage

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What Makes Us Unique?

Over 30 Years of Track Record

It has a three decade-long history of shaping the lives of thousands through education.

A Leader in Higher Education

It’s currently ranked in the top 400 among the world’s universities and the only Malaysian private university to emerge as the best private university in the country for two years in a row, namely in 2019 and 2020.

A Leader in Graduate Employability

It's ranked as one of Malaysia's best for producing top quality graduates.

7 Fellows

of Academy of Sciences Malaysia are at UCSI University.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF)

The appointment of Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRF) provides faculties and institutes the opportunity to enhance R&D activities for the purpose of increasing research output. We invite both, domestic and international applicants, to this fraternity to drive the growth of research at UCSI University. PDRFs are fundamentally the contributors to the research environment at the University and their chosen field. In doing so, they raise the profile of themselves and UCSI University. They work under the supervision of a faculty member and may assist with the supervision of graduate students.

This fellowship is directed to candidates who have recently received their PhD (must be within 5 years of being awarded a PhD) to support the development of a research project at any of the faculties and institutes.

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News & Events

Awards & Recognitions

QS World University Rankings 2021
Rank 391 - Top 1.3% of all universities in the world
QS World University Rankings By Subject 2020
Faculty of Business and Information Science is one of the world’s top 400 schools in the world
Third time best for performing arts
Institute of Music (IMus) emerged as one of top 100 schools for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
2021 QS Top 50 under 50
Rank 51-60: Made it to top 60 universities under 50 years old.
RCE Kuching
Acknowledged as a Regional Centre of Expertise Kuching (RCE Kuching) by United Nations University (2018).

Postgraduate Student Resources

Contact Us

Address
Office of Postgraduate Studies (OPS),
10th Floor, Block G, UCSI University, No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught) 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone
(+603) 9101 8880

E-mail
[email protected]