Ph.D. in Engineering

Programme Summary

The university provides research facilities and services for postgraduate students including an experienced pool of academic staff. The students will be facilitated to do research in a variety of engineering topics based on their interest and aims such as automotive, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, material and much more.

Entry Requirement

A Master’s degree (MQF Level 7) in Engineering / Engineering Technology with a minimum CGPA of 3.00


its equivalent from a recognised university or a Master’s (MQF Level 7) of Science or Technology (non-engineering or engineering technology)


its equivalent from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 may be accepted, subject to passing an internal assessment or with evidence of one year working experience


other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree (MQF Level 7) with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 that are accepted by the University’s Senate.

Candidates with Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6) who enrolled for Master’s degree programme (MQF Level 7) may apply to convert the enrolment to the Doctorate degree programme (MQF Level 8) within 1 year, subjects to the following provisions:

  • Displays competency and ability in conducting research work at Doctorate degree (MQF Level 8);
  • Passes a comprehensive internal assessment by the University; and
  • Approval from the University’s Senate.

International students are required to have a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS band 5.0 or its equivalent.

If a student does not meet this requirement, he/she has to attend an intensive course to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme.

Program Structure (Research)

Mode of Study Full-time / Part-time
Duration of Study 3 – 6 years for Full-time OR 4 – 8 years for Part-time

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the programme are to prepare individuals to be

PE01 Have thorough understanding of classical and modern theories, methodologies, practices and their implications in the selected topics of research;
PE02 Have experimental knowledge and analytical abilities to solve current issues and problems in the relevant field of Engineering Technology;
PE03 Have relevant skills of research and apply them efficiently and effectively to suit various types of societal needs;
PE04 Keep abreast of current issues and technological advancements in Engineering Technology taking into account relevant commercial, ethical, social and legal issues;
PE05 Publish their research in the relevant fields of Engineering Technology, and disseminate its knowledge, truth and benefits to the entire world;
PE06 Be future leaders who are knowledgeable and competent in their chosen fields of study.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

At the end of this programme, students should be able to

PLO1 Apply practical skills in the Engineering Technology;
PLO2 Adapt practical skills leading towards innovative ideas in the Engineering Technology;
PLO3 Provide professional services to society in the Engineering Technology;
PLO4 Conduct research independently and adhere to the legal, ethical and professional code of practice in the Engineering Technology;
PLO5 Communicate and work effectively with peers, scholarly communities and stakeholders, while displaying leadership qualities;
PLO6 Appraise problems in the relevant field critically using scientific skills;
PLO7 Integrate information to develop lifelong learning in the relevant field;
PLO8 Contribute on original research that has broadened the boundary of knowledge through an in-depth thesis, which has been presented and defended according to the international standards including writing in internationally refereed publications.

Career Prospect

  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Lecturer