Master Of Philosophy In Engineering

Intakes
January - December
Course Duration
Full-time 2 - 3 Years / Part-time 2 - 4 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time / Part-time
Approval Code
R/520/7/0073; 05/2025
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA5878


Overview

Anchored on research (thesis and publications), this programme is designed for graduate students who are keen on finding solutions for pertinent problems. Delving into in-depth theoretical aspects of professional engineering disciplines – civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical and mechatronics..., among others – the programme offers an immersive experience. Graduate students start with issue analysis, plan their research projects and apply their findings or innovations to the industry or the commercial market.

To give candidates an advantage in conducting quality research, the programme includes a specifically-designed 3-credit hour Research Methodology coursework module. This equips students with the essential skills and know-how to gain an edge in competitive research, presentation, and the publication of their findings in national and international scientific journals. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate in national and international engineering conferences at least once during the course of their studies to expand their network and working relationships with supervisors, colleagues and peers at UCSI and in the wider research community.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

Programme Objectives

  • To produce graduates who are competent in developing and executing research that transform synthesized knowledge in the relevant field for the benefit of the community.
  • To produce graduates who are capable of executing independent research professionally and ethically, and having the ability to lead / supervise research projects in partnership with industry.
  • To produce graduates who contribute to the understanding of current issues and technological advancement in engineering, through the report of research findings to peers at levels suitable for national/international publications.

Programme Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and apply practical skill in the relevant field.
  • Contribute to original research to broaden the boundary of knowledge through thesis or dissertation.
  • Perform critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new ideas.
  • Plan and perform independent research undertakings under minimal supervision professionally, ethically and responsibly and to lead/supervise research projects.
  • Report research findings to peers at levels suitable for international publications.
  • Recognise the needs for continuing professional development.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

A bachelor's degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate;
OR

A bachelor's degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment;
OR

A bachelor's degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field.

English Language 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 minimum score of 154 in Cambridge Linguaskill; or a first degree from a university where the medium of instruction is English.

* As recognised by MoE Malaysia.

Courses Offered

General Fields Offered:
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Communication and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
Semester 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Research (a)
Semester 2 to 9
  • Research (b) – Research (i)
Notes:

The University may allow exemption for outstanding students to complete their studies within a shorter period.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Philosophy in Engineering is a programme that will create a pathway to studies at a higher level as well as equip you with skills to 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 Electronics Engineering
  • Communication and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 29,410

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 42,750

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