Feb, Sept

Modes of Study

Part/Full-Time Available

Programme Overview
Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science is a full research programme aimed to nurture scholarly graduates who are ready to become critical analytic researchers, academicians, consultants, specialists, entrepreneurs and top level managers equipped with in-depth expertise and research skills.

Our PhD programme is designed to hone graduates who are innovative and impeccably knowledgeable in the area of computer science particularly in artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolutionary computation and Big Data science. In line with the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability, the programme is engineered to provide a holistic platform for individual success and professional development through high-quality research training and prudent guidance.
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent; AND either Master’s or Bachelor’s degree is related to computing
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree as accepted by the Senate
  • Bachelor’s degree from academic or TVET programme: First class or CGPA 3.67 out of 4.00 or equivalent; AND rigorous internal appraisal by the University; AND accepted by the Senate into the Doctoral candidacy programme. Student must show suitable progress during candidature period. Student will not be awarded a Master’s degree as an exit award

    English language competency requirements for international students:
  • Minimum IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent
  • English language requirements can be waived if the international student EITHER comes from a country that uses English as the official language OR the entry qualification uses English as the medium of instruction

  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree qualification, registered for a Master’s degree programme may apply to convert candidacy to a Doctoral degree programme, subject to the following: a. having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral degree level; and b. approval by the Senate
Phase 1
  • Coursework (Two core courses)
    • Research Process and Academic Writing
    • Research Design and Methodology
The Colloquium 
Allows students to gain public speaking experience, learn about student research from fields within and outside their academic discipline, and experience judging methods used by professional panels for national and international meetings.

Phase 2
  • Proposal Defence
    • Each student must submit the first three chapters of his or her thesis for internal assessment. They must then present and defend their PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with the research to Phase 3 on the passing of the defence of their proposal.
Phase 3
  • Data Collection and Thesis Preparation
    • The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and thesis writing
The Work Completion Seminar 
Serves as a moderation process to assess whether the work done by the candidate is sufficient for the PhD degree. The candidate must pass this before their thesis is allowed to proceed to Viva Voce.

Phase 4
  • Viva Voce
    • After submitting the thesis, the students is required to attend a Viva Voce to defend his/her thesis
PhD candidates are required to attend lectures/seminars for; Research Process and Academic Writing, and Research Design and Methodology. PhD candidates are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessments, including critical review of published articles, research colloquium, proposal defence and research project (thesis writing) with viva voce.The minimum and maximum period of studies are as follows:-
PhD (full-time)345
PhD (part-time)569
Malaysian Students

Total fees: MYR39,220

International Students

Total fees: MYR52,860

  • Accredited by MQA & recognised by JPA.
  • Gain a competitive edge in your career with access to industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Flexible schedule to suit working professionals.
  • Benefit from working with accomplished scholars and researchers who are experts in their respective fields.

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