Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD)



KPT/JPS(PA 8691)11/21 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering programme provides innovative training which enhances professional knowledge in a specialisation area and develops a wide range of advanced transferable skills, ensuring the development of high calibre graduates.
 
The nature of the programme ensures that students develop academically in their professional capability, intellectual creativity, innovation, scientific skill sets and become an independent researcher, as well enhance their personal attributes through personal confidence, leadership traits, communication and entrepreneurial skills. Graduating with a Ph.D. signifies a contribution of the graduate to the community of engineering scholars around the world.
 
As a research-based programme, students would be trained to critically analyse a problem, design a solution (or make a discovery) and implement the solution. In that process, students would collaborate and innovate.  With partnering overseas institutions, enabling research students to experience overseas exposure such as exchanging research findings and ideas, culture, working ethics, and many other exciting adventures. This Ph.D. programme is tailored to students’ choices of specialisation and thus it is encouraging for students who wish to have higher freedom in their choice of studies, as well as flexibility in terms of time management.
 
This programme is designed to specifically fit the busy and hectic schedule of working professionals who wish to work and study simultaneously as it allows flexible study arrangement. The skills learned in the programme are beneficial to practices in the marketplace as well as the academic field. Students who are highly independent in learning, committed to excel, and ambitious in their career progressions are strongly recommended for this programme. 
Programme Structure
DURATION
Minimum 3 years / Maximum 6 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
RESEARCH PROPOSAL
  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
PROPOSAL DEFENCE
  • A presentation session chaired by KDU with invited panel of examiners to ensure the candidate is able to articulate their research ideas and plans, as well as having the necessary skills to carry out research activities as proposed. 
RESEARCH
  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, under the guidance of their supervisors, student will work independently on their research projects.
THESIS
  • Upon completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a thesis. Typically, thesis for PHD should not be more than 80,000 words.
VIVA VOLCE 
  • Upon completion of research and thesis, candidate will undergo an oral presentation, chaired by experts in the field.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
2017 INTAKE DATES
  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep
ESTIMATED FEES
  • RM47,700 (MALAYSIAN STUDENT)   

  • RM65,700 (INTERNATIONAL STUDENT)
*Terms and Conditions Apply
Entry Requirements
ENTRY LEVELMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • Master Degree:
Completion of Master’s Degree or equivalent in a related field
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student :Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
International Student :Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 196 (computer-based) or 69 (internet-based); or 525 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Virginia Danielle Christine
Virginia Danielle Christine
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons ) in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Present
​I enrolled myself in KDU University College and was just blown away by the passion the lecturers had in teaching the students in such a different and powerful way. The academic excellence of my classes and the dedicated academic staff, themselves were the best part of my experience.
EVENTS CALENDAR
Dec
9
Open Day
Date :
09 Dec 2017
Time :
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue :
KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie.