Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research

Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

(R2/440/8/0001)03/21 (A6916)

Sungai Long Campus

Programme Details

Graduates competent in practising advanced scientific principles in science, technology and engineering industries
Graduates engage in the activities that demonstrate communication and leadership role
Graduates practising professional ethics and lifelong learning for the betterment of the profession and society

Synthesise knowledge and contribute to original research that broadens the frontier on knowledge in the science field;

PLO Adapt practical skills leading to innovation ideas in the science field;
Provide expert advice to society in the science field;
PLOConduct research independently and adhere to legal, ethical, and professional codes of practice;
PLODisplay leadership qualities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders;
PLOAppraise problems in the science field critically using scientific skills;
PLOIntegrate information for lifelong learning.

IntakeOpen throughout the year
Duration Full Time  : Normal 3 years - Max 6 years
Part Time : Normal 4 years - Max 8 years
Indicative Fees Local: RM 8,350.00
International : RM 16,050.00
Programme StructureResearch Methods  in Science & Engineering
Directed Reading in Science & Engineering

Head of Programme

Asst.Prof. Dr Khaw Chwin Chieh

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Entry Requirement 

Academic Requirement

(1)  A Master’s Degree from UTAR and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate; or

(2) A Master’s Degree of another university or equivalent qualification from an institution as approved by Senate and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate; or 

(3) Any other qualifications equivalent to (a) or (b) from as approved by the Senate.

Language Requirement
- IELTS : 5.0  (CEFR  Level B1) 
- TOEFL : 410-413/ TOEFL iBT Score 34
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) :160 (CEFR Level B2)
- Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) :180 (CEFR Level C1)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) : 36
- MUET Band 3


Submit the completed application form, the non-refundable processing fee with all supporting documents to IPSR Office