Industrial PhD In Engineering

Approval Code N/520/8/0101; 08/2022
Accreditation Code MQA/PA9046
Classification Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Subject Area Engineering
Course Mode Research, Full time / Part time
Course Duration 3-5 years, part time: 4-7 years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

Industrial PhD in Engineering at UCSI University - Preparing the Nation’s Talents For Industry 4.0
The whole world talks about the next industrial revolution, the 4th to be exact. And in some circles, they refer to it as industry 4.0. If the internet has been the disruptive force in global business, industry 4.0 will be more than just disruptive. It will cause a seismic shift in the way businesses are conducted. It will drastically transform manufacturing and the entire management of global businesses. Not to mention the inevitable demand for a new breed of talents. Those who choose to ignore the new demands of this industrial revolution will find themselves not only left out of the new world competition, but also made irrelevant. Universities will have to respond strategically to meet the challenges of the new skills demanded by industry 4.0. 

At UCSI University, gearing the curriculum to meet the demands of industry 4.0 is the focus of our newly refreshed strategic plan. For starters, the new programme of Industrial PhD in Engineering will focus on the many disciplines of engineering. With the launching of this programme, practising engineers in areas related to resource efficiency, automation, big data and the internet of things now have the opportunity to enrol for a PhD study designed to directly involve their existing projects and assignments. 

Why Industrial PhD in Engineering?

The programme will provide graduates with the ability to carry out advanced research in their various engineering disciplines related to industry 4.0. They will be equipped with the tools and skills to solve complex industrial problems. At the same time, the programme aims to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge which will contribute to the further improvement and enhancement of the industry’s productivity. Better research collaboration between the academia and industry will be the outcome of the programme. The topics chosen for the programme will be crafted to closely address the research and technology needs of the industry. The programme will go a long way in sharpening the innovation capacity of the industry. 

What are the Objectives of the Programme?

  • To produce graduates who are competent in developing and executing the kind of industrial research that will transform synthesised knowledge in the relevant field for the benefit of the industry and community
  • To produce graduates who are capable of executing independent industrial research professionally and ethically, building the ability to lead / supervise industrial research projects which create win-win partnership between the academia and industry
  • To produce graduates who can contribute to the understanding of current industrial issues and technological advancements in engineering, through the effective reporting of research findings to peers at levels suitable for national / international publications, innovation discourse and patenting.
Entry Qualifications & Entrance Assessment   
Master’s Degree (level 7 MQF) in Engineering or in related fields, or its equivalent recognised by the University.

English Requirements

Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests, or a first degree from a university where the medium of instruction is English.

Semester 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Global Management And Business Issues
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation
    Semester 2 to 9
    • Research

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      At the end of the programme, graduates should be able to:

      • Demonstrate an in-depth scholarship of their area of industrial research.
      • Contribute to original industrial research to broaden the boundary of knowledge through thesis or dissertation.
      • Make critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new ideas for industry.
      • Plan and perform independent industrial research undertakings professionally, ethically and responsibly and to lead / supervise industrial research projects at different disciplines.
      • Report industrial research findings to peers at levels suitable for international publications, innovation and patenting.
      • Recognise the needs for continuing professional development in solving industrial problems.

      There is no doubt that the Industrial PhD in Engineering programme at UCSI University will transform the way Industrial PhD candidates are guided in the quest to produce a breed of PhD graduates which will meet the new demands of the merging industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0 which is already upon us.

      Local Students

      Approximate Total Fees:

      RM 57,440

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      International Students

      Approximate Total Fees:

      RM 72,300

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