PhD Programme

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is a research degree by thesis under the supervision of an experienced member of academic staff or a supervisory panel.A panel is made up of graduate staff and experts from either within or outside the University. The minimum duration of studies is 3 years full-time and 6 years part-time.

The academic progress of a research student is evaluated twice a year through the progress reports. Final assessment is through thesis and a viva-voce examination.

A student who has satisfied the Examination Committee for Postgraduate Studies in all aspects of their work is eligible for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Field of Specialization

The Faculty of Engineering offers postgraduate studies in the various areas of engineering disciplines. These cover the fields of Civil Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering , Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering and Chemical & Energy Sustainability Engineering

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

  • A Master Degree with good pass from an approved university in an area relevant to the candidate's proposed area of research.
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate
  • For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or its equivalent (e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test-196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70) is required.

Tuition Fees for Graduate Studies (by Research) for Local and International Students by Yearly

Tuition Fees for Graduate Studies (by Research) for Local Students by Semester

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(FRST/FMHS/FCSIT/ FCSHD/IBEC/IHCM/ISITI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,400.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,135.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,400.00
Total RM1,400.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,400.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,900.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,400.00
Total RM1,400.00
Total RM6,835.00
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(FRST/FMHS/FCSIT/ FCSHD/IBEC/IHCM/ISITI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,835.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Total RM1,100.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,600.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Total RM1,100.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,600.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Total RM1,100.00
Total RM8,335.00
TECHNICAL
(FACULTY OF ENGINEERING)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,035.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Total RM6,435.00
TECHNICAL
(FACULTY OF ENGINEERING)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,835.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Total RM1,100.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,600.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Total RM1,100.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,600.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,100.00
Total RM1,100.00
Total RM8,335.00
PROFESIONAL & ARTS
(FSS/FACA/FEB/IEAS/CLS/INDI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,000.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,735.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,000.00
Total RM1,000.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,000.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,500.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,000.00
Total RM1,000.00
Total RM5,235.00
PROFESIONAL & ARTS
(FSS/FACA/FEB/IEAS/CLS/INDI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM800.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,535.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM800.00
Total RM800.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM800.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,300.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM800.00
Total RM800.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM800.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,300.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM800.00
Total RM800.00
Total RM6,535.00
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(FRST/FMHS/FCSIT/ FCSHD/IBEC/IHCM/ISITI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,700.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,435.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,700.00
Total RM1,700.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,700.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,200.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,700.00
Total RM1,700.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,700.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,200.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,700.00
Total RM1,700.00
Total RM11,935.00
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(FRST/FMHS/FCSIT/ FCSHD/IBEC/IHCM/ISITI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,035.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 4
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Total RM12,635.00
TECHNICAL
(FACULTY OF ENGINEERING)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,600.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,335.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,600.00
Total RM1,600.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,600.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,100.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,600.00
Total RM1,600.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,600.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,100.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,600.00
Total RM1,600.00
Total RM11,335.00
TECHNICAL
(FACULTY OF ENGINEERING)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,035.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Year 4
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,800.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,300.00
Total RM1,300.00
Total RM12,635.00
PROFESSIONAL & ARTS
(FSS/FACA/FEB/IEAS/CLS/INDI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,200.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,935.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,200.00
Total RM1,200.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,200.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,700.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,200.00
Total RM1,200.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,200.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,700.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,200.00
Total RM1,200.00
Total RM8,935.00
PROFESSIONAL & ARTS
(FSS/FACA/FEB/IEAS/CLS/INDI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,635.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Total RM900.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,400.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Total RM900.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,400.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Total RM900.00
Year 4
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM1,400.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM900.00
Total RM900.00
Total RM9,435.00

Tuition Fees for Graduate Studies (by Research) for International Students by Semester

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(FRST/FMHS/FCSIT/ FCSHD/IBEC/IHCM/ISITI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,100.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,835.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,100.00
Total RM2,100.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,100.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,600.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,100.00
Total RM2,100.00
Total RM9,635.00
TECHNICAL
(FACULTY OF ENGINEERING)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,000.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,735.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,000.00
Total RM2,000.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,000.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,500.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,000.00
Total RM2,000.00
Total RM9,235.00
PROFESSIONAL & ARTS
(FSS/FACA/FEB/IEAS/CLS/INDI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,500.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,235.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,500.00
Total RM1,500.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,500.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,000.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,500.00
Total RM1,500.00
Total RM7,235.00
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(FRST/FMHS/FCSIT/ FCSHD/IBEC/IHCM/ISITI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,600.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM3,335.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,600.00
Total RM2,600.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,600.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM3,100.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,600.00
Total RM2,600.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,600.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM3,100.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,600.00
Total RM2,600.00
Total RM17,335.00
TECHNICAL
(FACULTY OF ENGINEERING)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,400.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM3,135.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,400.00
Total RM2,400.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,400.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,900.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,400.00
Total RM2,400.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM2,400.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,900.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM2,400.00
Total RM2,400.00
Total RM16,135.00
PROFESSIONAL & ARTS
(FSS/FACA/FEB/IEAS/CLS/INDI)
Year 1
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,800.00
Non-Recurring Fees RM235.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,535.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,800.00
Total RM1,800.00
Year 2
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,800.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,300.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,800.00
Total RM1,800.00
Year 3
Sem 1 Tuition Fees RM1,800.00
Recurring Fees RM500.00
Total RM2,300.00
Sem 2 Tuition Fees RM1,800.00
Total RM1,800.00
Total RM12,535.00
The faculty offer postgraduate courses by research in the following disciplines :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Chemical and Energy Sustainability Engineering
Programme Duration
The normal duration of study for a Master's degree (by research) is (2 - 4) years full-time or (3 - 6) years part-time.
For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Ir Dr Siti Noor Linda Taib
Deputy Dean (Postgraduate and Research),
Faculty of Engineering (FENG),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 583326
Fax : +(60-82) 583409
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