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Master of Engineering Science and PhD

The Master of Engineering Science programme at University of Malaya is a research and dissertation programme, where students will be allowed to choose the field of research and study. The programme offers useful tools and strategies for succeeding in the progressively globalised engineering marketplace as well as enabling students to experience a unique combination of technical and supervisory understanding with the relevant skills.

Course Structure

This is a Master by Research for a minimum period of 2 semesters (1 year) and the maximum duration is 8 semesters (4 years). Candidates can source out research projects under the supervision of one of our academic staff at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The Doctor of Philosophy programme at University of Malaya is a research and dissertation programme, where students will be allowed to choose the field of research and study. The candidates will carry out focused research in their area of specialisation, which is of immediate relevance to local interest. They will be alert to the challenges faced in the international arena through the seminars, conferences and many more.

Course Structure

The PhD degree is offered by research mode only leading to the submission of a thesis. The candidate is required to register for a minimum period of 4 semesters (2 years) and the maximum duration is 12 semesters (6 years). Candidates can source out research projects under the supervision of one of our academic staff at the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Candidates are required to take Research Methodology course during the first year of studies.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • A Master degree with honors in a related field*; AND
  • A Bachelor degree with honors in a related engineering field or equivalent degree; AND
  • Meet other conditions set by the Senate.
*Applicants having a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA 3.7 and above can apply directly for the PhD programme.

Master of Engineering Science
  • A Bachelor degree with honors in a related engineering field or equivalent degree; AND
  • Meet other conditions set by the Senate.
English Language Requirements

Have at least IELTS Band 5.5 or TOEFL 550, if the degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction

Doctor of Philosophy
  • Malaysian Student (RM18,000)
  • International Student (RM45,000)
Master of Engineering Science
  • Malaysian Student (RM11,000)
  • International Student (RM31,000)

Fee structure (Malaysian) Fee structure (Non-malaysian)

Applications for research programmes are open throughout the year. Candidate may apply anytime at e-Application for Graduate Programme. Applicants for programmes by Dissertation / Thesis need to prepare a Research Proposal synopsis to include background, objectives and methodology.

**IMPORTANT! All documents or certificates requested in the e-Application (including the processing fees slip) are required to be uploaded before your application is considered complete.

Application Guideline for Master Application Guideline for PhD