Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
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Programme Overview

(N/481/8/0595);(MQA/PA05319)

Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science is a full research programme aimed to nurture scholarly graduates who are ready to become critical analytic researchers, academicians, consultants, specialists, entrepreneurs and top level managers equipped with in-depth expertise and research skills.

Our PhD programme is designed to hone graduates who are innovative and impeccably knowledgeable in the area of computer science particularly in artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolutionary computation and Big Data science. In line with the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability, the programme is engineered to provide a holistic platform for individual success and professional development through high-quality research training and prudent guidance.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Malaysian Students
  • Master’s degree accepted by the University Senate and must have at least first degree (Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree) in computing or other qualifications as approved by the University Senate.
International Students
  • Master’s degree accepted by the University Senate and must have at least first degree (Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree) in computing and pass IELTS with band 6 or better, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550
PROGRAMME MODULES
  • Coursework (Two core courses)
    • Research Process and Academic Writing
    • Research Design and Methodology
  • Proposal Defence
    • Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defence of his/her proposal
  • Data Collection and Thesis Preparation
    • The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and thesis writing
  • Viva Voce
    • After submitting the thesis, the students is required to attend a Viva Voce to defend his/her thesis
ASSESSMENT

PhD candidates are required to attend lectures/seminars for; Research Process and Academic Writing, and Research Design and Methodology. PhD candidates are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessments, including critical review of published articles, research colloquium, proposal defence and research project (thesis writing) with viva voce.

The minimum and maximum period of studies are as follows:-

Minimum
(years)
Normal
(years)
Maximum
(years)
PhD (full-time) 3 4 5
PhD (part-time) 5 6 9
FEES
Malaysian Students

Total fees: RM37,800

International Students

Total fees: RM50,940