Master of Science (By Research)

The Master of Science (M.Sc) provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire research skills and deepen their knowledge in the science field. The research-based programme is especially suitable for those who are looking for an ideal pathway between undergraduate study and doctoral degree, and will produce high calibre graduates who would be able to work in their respective specialisation areas.
Students who wish to embark on their research interests through their postgraduate studies are often limited by the programme structure designed by academic institutions. The M.Sc offers students the flexibility of choosing their specialisation according to their research interests and career aspirations. Learning is done through consultation with the academic research supervisor.
The M.Sc trains students to critically analyse a problem, design a solution (or make a discovery) and implement the solution, and as such, highly encourages collaboration and innovation. The nature of the programme also ensures students enhance their communication of ideas and skills, techniques and management, as well as entrepreneurial skills, all of which are beneficial to practices in the marketplace as well as academic field.

Programme Structure
Minimum 4 semesters / Maximum 12 semesters
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
RESEARCH (Minimum 3 semesters)
  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, students will be guided by their supervisors to begin their research, and will work independently on their research projects.
DISSERTATION (Final semester) 
  • Upon the completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a dissertation. Typically, dissertations for a Master by research is not more than 60,000 words.
VIVA VOLCE (Final semester)
  • Upon the completion of the research and dissertaion, students will undergo an oral examination, chaired by experts in the field. 
Areas of Research
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • Photonics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Internet security
  • Forensic networking 

For more information on areas of research within the M.Sc, kindly contact the Postgraduate and Research Centre at:
Tel: 03 – 5565 0531.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
  • 15 Jan
  • 10 May
  • 3 Sep

  • RM21,700* (MALAYSIAN STUDENT)   

*Instalment Payment Plan Available
*Terms and Conditions Apply
Entry Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
  • Candidates with CGPA between 2.50 and 2.75 would be conditionally admitted. Admission would be confirmed upon internal assessment.
  • Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field. 
  • Second Class (Honours) and above
Local Student :                     Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
International Student :Band 5.5. in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.