Doctorate Programme

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Composition

The programme comprises 93% research and 7% coursework.

Research
93%
Coursework
Lectures 7%

Requirement for Pass

6 credit hours of taught subjects.
Oral examination (thesis defence).

Duration

Full Time: 3-4 years
Part Time: 4-8 years

Accreditation

Malaysia Quality Assurance (MQA) certified: MQA/FA5639

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a directed research work focusing on a particular topic which introduces the candidate to the process by which new knowledge is developed or a boundary of knowledge is expanded.  

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

ComponentsSubjectsCredit
Compulsory SubjectResearch Methodology3
Elective Subject (Choose only one)Entrepreneurship3
Engineering and Technology Management3
Project Management3
Quality Systems Management3
PhD Thesis84
Total Credit Hours90

Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Composition

The programme comprises of 67% research and 33% taught courses.

Research
67%
Coursework
33%

Requirement for Pass

Taught courses: 30 credit hours (first degree candidate), or 18 credit hours (master degree candidate).
Oral examination (thesis defence).

Duration

Full Time: 3-8 years
(One year of equivalent taught courses and three years of research based in industry)

Accreditation

Malaysia Quality Assurance (MQA) certified: MQA/FA5640

For Who?

Applications are opened to Malaysian engineers employed in the local private firms, Government Linked Companies as well as multi-national companies. Candidates can apply throughout the year, but each application must be endorsed by the company. All candidates in the programme will be registered as full-time students of UTeM.

The Doctor of Engineering (DEng) is a four-year doctoral-level programme (equivalent to PhD) combining academic research and scholarship with industrial problem-solving and project management. The programme incorporates the industrial relevant research, team leadership, and unique university-industry partnership. The innovative research output from the programme is expected to be immediately useful to the participating company. 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

ComponentsSubjectsCredit
University CompulsoryResearch Methodology3
Entrepreneurship3
Engineering and Technology Management3
Quality Systems Management3
Project Management3
Faculty Compulsory5 master level subjects in FKM (each has 3 credits)15
Thesis84
Total*114
Total**102

*Candidates with First Degree are required to take 30 credit hours of master level subjects in taught courses.

**Candidates with Master Degree are required to take a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Research in D.Eng Programme

The candidate will be advised by one academic supervisor and one industrial supervisor. The topic for the research will be jointly decided by the faculty and the participating company. It can be a single project, or a series of projects, firmly based on a real industrial problem and having significant challenging and innovative engineering content. The candidate will spend the majority of his/her time (about 80%) with the collaborating company.

Curiosity is what drives the human race forward .

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