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Faculty of Information Science & Technology (FIST)

(R3/481/8/0037) 08/30 (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.

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Scholarship Postgraduate (Malaysian)
Scholarship Postgraduate (International)

  • Fields of Research
    • Security Technology
      Cryptography
      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
      1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields, as accepted by the Senate; OR
      2. A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) in a non-computing fields, as accepted by the Senate, with a minimum of FIVE (5) years of relevant working experience must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses as determined by the HEP; OR
      3. A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) in non-computing fields, as accepted by the Senate and with less than FIVE (5) years of relevant working experience, must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses as determined by the HEP and subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
      4. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree in the field of Computing or related fields recognised by the Government of Malaysia must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses as determined by the HEP; OR
      5. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing or related fields with minimum CGPA of 3.67 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP 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
      B1
      CEFR Low
      B2
      CEFR Mid
      B2
      CEFR High
      B2
      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