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

Faculty of Computing & Informatics (FCI)

(R3/481/8/0784) 05/27 (A8191)

The M.Sc. / Ph.D. in IT (By Research) programme is an exciting graduate programme that offers its students the prospects of working on cutting-edge research in a wide spectrum of technological areas. It encompasses the latest research findings, both applied and fundamental. We believe in nurturing and inspiring our graduate students to excel in research and prepare them to confidently approach their IT/research career.

Scholarship Postgraduate (Malaysian)
Scholarship Postgraduate (International)

  • Fields of Research
    • Artificial Intelligence
      Bioinformatics & Medical Information Technology
      Computer Vision
      Data Communication and Networking
      Data Science/Data Analytics
      Human Computer Interaction/Interaction Design
      Image & Video Processing
      Information Systems Engineering
      Natural Language Processing
      Security Technology
      Speech & Signal Processing
      Software Engineering and Architecture Multimedia Systems
  • Entry Requirements
      1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields, as accepted by the Senate; OR
      2. A Master’s degree in a non-related fields, as accepted by the Senate, and subject to having relevant working experience and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      3. A Master’s degree in non-related fields, as accepted by the Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; OR
      4. A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA of 3.67 or equivalent, in the field or related fields, as accepted by the Senate can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment
    • Notes:
    • • Candidates must have completed at least ONE (1) of their earlier Degrees (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in Computing or related to computing (Programme Standard of Computing).
    • 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
      MUET Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4
      IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5
      TOEFL iBT 42 46 60 79
      Pearson Test of English 47 51 59 63
      Cambridge English Qualifications and Test 154 160 169 176
      Linguaskill 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