Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering


Intakes: March, June, September & December

Programme Aims

The PhD in Engineering programme is highly research-intensive.  It aims to train engineering scientists who will devote their professional careers to the development of fundamental knowledge and technology from which applications will emerge.  Itis designed to provide students with intensive advanced training in research that leads to the highest level of scholarly achievement. Graduates are expected to integrate research practices and procedures with their industrial and professional responsibilities.  PhD students will also benefit from professional development opportunities with a focus on soft skills, including communication, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Programme Objectives

  • To foster innovation of new ideas, methods and techniques in engineering and technology
  • To contribute to the advancement of scientific body of knowledge in engineering and related fields
  • To communicate effectively through presentation and publications
  • To conduct research independently by addressing new challenges as innovators

Duration of Study

  • Full Time:
    Minimum: 3 years
    Maximum: 6 years
  • Part Time:
    Minimum: 4 years
    Maximum: 8 years

Tuition Fees

Details of Programme

  • Doctoral Thesis (Core Major)
  • Research Methodology (Compulsory)
  • Seminars (Compulsory)
  • Engineering related modules

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Entry Requirements

1.  Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme must possess:
(a) Recognized Master’s degree in Engineering or its equivalent; OR
(b) Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are accepted by the Senate.

2. Candidates currently pursuing the Master’s programme by research in the University, and who are recommended by the Postgraduate Committee to upgrade their status to a Doctoral programme can also be considered, subject to the University Senate’s approval.

 * Note:

  • There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level to Doctoral degree level.
  • Candidates registered for Master’s degree programmes with at least CGPA 3.67 at Bachelor’s degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the Doctoral degree programmes subject to:
    •  Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral degree level
    •  Approval by the University Senate.