Doctor of Philosophy (by Research)

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by Research


A PhD is an advanced research degree awarded on the basis of a thesis and an oral examination called the viva voce. The thesis must be a significant and substantial piece of research, make an original contribution to its field, and be presented in a lucid and scholarly manner. In the viva, the candidate is required to defend their thesis and to demonstrate a good general knowledge of their field of study.

We welcome applications from high-calibre candidates able to demonstrate commitment, intellectual rigour and tenacity. We take into consideration both academic qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Entry requirements

  • Master’s degree from UMT or any other higher institution recognized by the Senate; or
  • Any other qualification equivalent to a Master’s Degree and possesses evidence of adequate research or work experience recognized by the Senate; or
  • Outstanding Master student from UMT who has been approved for conversion; or
  • First class Bachelor’s Degree holder or an equivalent from UMT or any higher institution recognized by Senate.


  • Air Pollution
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Environmental Safety and Health
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Energy and Environment

Find list of research projects in Environmental Management. 

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Materials Technology
  • Resource Recovery
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Solid Waste
  • Scheduled Waste
  • Hydrology and water resources
  • Environmental soil physics

Find list of research projects in Environmental Technology. 

  • Chemical Processes
  • Membrane Technology
  • Petrochemical Technology
  • Biological Engineering
  • Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology
  • Separation Technology

Find list of projects in Chemical Engineering and Technology.

  • Corrosion Technology
  • Material Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Acoustical Engineering
  • Ship Structure Engineering
  • Combustion
  • Thermo fluids

Find list of research projects in Maritime Engineering and Technology.

  • Computational Modelling and Simulation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Automation and Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Communications and Network
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Material Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Energy

Communications and Signal Processing

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • High Performance Systems
  • Image Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Systems
  • Multimedia
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Algorithm and Data
  • Communication and Security
  • Concurrent, Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Computer Graphic

List of specialisation in Mathematical Sciences:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics and Modelling
  • Decision Sciences
  • Differential Equations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fuzzy Mathematics
  • Fuzzy Modelling
  • History and Philisophical Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Opitimization
  • Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Operations Research and Optimization
  • Theoretical Mathematics

See our research projects in Mathematical Sciences. See also our research interest groups which may fit you interest.

Fees and funding


The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home                       1st Semester                                   RM 3,460.00
                                  2nd & Subsequent Semesters      RM 1,130.00
                                  Final Semester                                RM 2,130.00

International           1st Semester                                   MYR 4,380.00                                 
                                  2nd & Subsequent Semesters      MYR 2,130.00
                                  Final Semester                                MYR 3,130.00


Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website.


Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Salisa Abdul Rahman
Phone No: +609-6683159