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Ph.D. (Engineering)

Offered by: Nilai University
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2-6 Yrs
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FeesShort sem RM1000 Long Sem RM2000
Fees (International Student)Short sem RM1000 Long Sem RM2000
FacultyCentre Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practice of those who aspire to become researchers in the field of Engineering. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct research within an area of interest in the field of Engineering.

Method of Delivery

Research Supervision
Once the student has passed the required courses, he/she begins to consult a prospective supervisor and a supervisory committee on their proposal. The dissertation / thesis proposal has to be formally presented and examined for approval, before the candidate qualifies to proceed with the dissertation / thesis research. Before submitting their dissertation / thesis for examination, candidates are expected to present their research-in-progress, as well as participate actively in CPSR’s Doctoral Colloquium.

 

Curriculum

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme encompasses the following five (5) phases:

Phase I – Prerequisite Coursework (6 credit hours)
Two core courses (6 credit hours)
  1. Research Methodology
  2. Statistics
(Only for students who do not have sufficient knowledge or background on research methodology and statistics)
Phase II – Comprehensive Examination
All PhD students are required to take a comprehensive examination in their respective areas of study on completion of the required coursework (if applicable). Only on passing of the comprehensive examination will students be allowed to commence with their research. Each student is only allowed two attempts to pass his/her comprehensive examination. Students exempted from coursework are to proceed with their research proposal for submission.
Phase III – Proposal Defence
Each student must publicly present and defend his/her research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase IV on passing of the defence of his/her proposal.
Phase IV – Thesis Preparation
The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and report writing.
Phase V – Viva Voce
After completion and submission of the thesis, the student is required to attend a Viva Voce to orally defend his/her thesis.
Entry Requirements• A Master’s degree in the field of Engineering; OR • A Master’s degree in a related field that is recognised as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia; OR • Other qualifications recognised as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia. English Requirements for international students The candidate must have a satisfactory English proficiency by obtaining a minimum score of 500 in TOEFL or 5.0 in IELTS. If the student does not meet this criterion, the institution must offer an English course.

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


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