Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Information Technology (By Research)

Faculty of Information Science & Technology (FIST)

(R2/481/8/0037) 08/23 (A4269)

The faculty offers two accredited postgraduate programme by research, namely Master of Science (Information Technology) and Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology). The research programmes are designed for students who wish to pursue an academic or industrial career in IT. The programmes equip students with knowledge and skills to solve fundamental problems in ICT and to meet the needs and demands of the society.

General Guide Postgraduate (Malaysian)
General Guide Postgraduate (International)
Scholarship Postgraduate (Malaysian)
Scholarship Postgraduate (International)

  • Fields of Research
    • Security Technology
      Cloud Computing and IoT
      Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
      Computer Vision
      Wireless Communication and Networking
      Information Systems and Data Analytics
      Speech and Signal Processing
      Human Computer Interaction
      Natural Language Processing
  • Entry Requirements
    • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a Computer Science or Information Technology or a related field from MMU or institutions recognised by the Senate; OR
    • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a non-related field from MMU or any institutions recognised by the Senate, and evidence of at least two (2) years relevant working or research experience; OR
    • Other academic qualifications equivalent to the above that are accepted by the Senate.
    • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3.67 or equivalent, in a Computer Science or Information Technology or related field from MMU or institutions recognised by Senate can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
    • English Entry Requirement:
      • Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or its equivalent*
      • *The equivalency table is as below:

      English Competency CEFR High
      CEFR Low
      CEFR Mid
      CEFR High
      IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5
      TOEFL iBT 42 46 60 79
      MUET Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4
      Pearson Test of English 47 51 59 63
      Cambridge Qualifications and Test 154 160 169 176

      • In addition to the above, any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

      • The English language requirement is waived for the candidates who are natives of and/or have completed their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees from countries that use English as the medium of instruction as well as the first language.

  • Programme Duration
    • Full-Time: Min. 2 years, Max. 5 years
    • Part-Time: Min. 3 years, Max. 7 years
  • Intake
    •  Throughout the year