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Master of Philosophy in Engineering

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course DurationFull time (2 years) / Part time (3-4 years)
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FeesRM 25,200
Fees (International Student)RM 27,800 (USD 6,950)
CampusAPU Malaysia
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge to enhance technical capabilities within the subject area.
  • Understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.
  • In-depth knowledge of a certain domain of knowledge, that is related to engineering.
  • Advanced research experience and skills that enable students to pursue a PhD programme.

 

Conversion to MPhil:

Students of the MPhil programme may convert their MPhil into a PhD candidate if they satisfy all the criteria below:

  1. Display excellent progress in their research.
  2. Able to demonstrate the potential of their project to be expended to PhD level.
  3. Pass a rigorous assessment.

Successful conversion means that the student will no longer be an MPhil candidate but will instead become a PhD candidate with their candidature start date backdated to their original MPhil registration date. Hence, it allows the student to gain a PhD award within a shorter timeframe, without the need to complete a Masters programme.

Curriculum

Modules and Assessments:

This programme is conducted by research and is assessed via oral presentations and reports at various junctures, including a Proposal Defence, regular half-yearly progress monitoring at research colloquiums, Work Completion Defence, Thesis Examination and Viva Voce. Students would need to take one taught module on Research Methodology to gain the pre-requisite knowledge to effectively carry out their research. Regular discussions with the supervisors would be expected to ensure the direction of research as well as the quality and significance of the findings.

Entry Requirements

General Requirement

Master of Philosophy in Engineering #

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
  • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.
  • English Requirements: IELTS 5.0 #

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required for entry to Master of Philosophy in Engineering

English Requirements

Only Applicable to International Students

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months

Full-time:

01 Jun 2020 / 07 Sep 2020 / 11 Jan 2021

Part-time:

08 May 2020 / 03 Jul 2020 / 04 Sep 2020 / 06 Nov 2020

Career Prospects
  • Academic / Lecturer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Product Design and Developer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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