Postgraduate Programmes

Modes of Study

 A. Research Mode

           

  

1.Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
           

          

The Doctoral candidate by research is supervised by an academic staff (or a panel of supervisors) from the faculty. The directed research work will focus on a particular subject that introduces candidate to the processes by which new knowledge is developed or/and applied accordingly. The specific topic of investigation will be agreed upon by the supervisor (or panel of supervisors) and the candidate.  Progress report is submitted at the end of each semester. The degree is awarded based on an oral examination (viva-voce) of the thesis submitted by the candidate on completion of the study. 
               
           

  

2.Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
           

 

The Doctor of Engineering (DEng) is a 4 years doctoral level programme 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 academic degree awarded on the basis of advanced study and research in engineering is equivalent to a PhD degree in engineering/ applied sciences. The candidate will normally 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. 
               
           

 

3.Master of Science
           

 

The Master of Science candidate is supervised by an academic staff (or a panel of supervisors) from the faculty. The directed research work will focus on a particular subject that introduces candidates to the processes by which new knowledge is developed or/and applied accordingly. The specific topic of investigation will be agreed upon by the supervisor (or panel of supervisors) and the candidate. The academic progress of a candidate is assessed through a research. Progress Report submitted at the end of each semester. The degree is awarded based on an oral examination (viva-voce) of the thesis submitted by the candidate on completion of the study.
               
               

B. Mixed Mode

           

 

1.Master Programme by Mixed Mode
           

 

Mixed Mode refers to the combination of taught course and research activities. The assessment depends upon both the coursework and dissertation (research work). The component for the coursework is 50% and the dissertation contributes the other 50%. The Mixed Mode program develops the research skill of the students on top of enhancing the theoretical knowledge of the subject area.
               
               

C. Taught Course Mode

           

 

1.Master Programme by Taught Course
           

 

The Master programme by Taught Course (or coursework) is designed to extend the knowledge and skills gained from the first degree and to develop new professional skills of the graduates in the particular area of study. The programme involves lectures, seminars and project work. A minimum of 40 credit hours of taught subjects and a research report and a final Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 are required for the award of the Master degree. The credit hour which comply with the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA), of study comprise a combination of compulsory subjects, electives and a Master’s Project. Assessments are made through take home assignments, tests and final semester examinations. Students’ progress and performance in the Master project is assessed through oral presentations and a written report.