Research (Doctor of Philosophy)

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  • The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme is designed to produce skilled graduates with in-depth knowledge in their related area of research to work independently, competently, creatively, innovatively and professionally. Simultaneously these graduates are able to use their new specialized capabilities to contribute to the body of knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

    The learning outcomes of this programme are as follows:
    • Apply in-depth knowledge, advanced theories and models related to the relevant research areas.
    • Possess the ability to comprehend the problems, design and execute the research at the highest level of scholarship.
    • Synthesise advanced multidisciplinary knowledge to improve the skills in decision-making and problem solving as well as having to ability to be creative and innovative.
    • Communicate with experts and peers in related areas to spearhead advanced knowledge through research.
    • Possess high values and ethics, excellent attitude and leadership capabilities in academic and professional contexts.
    • Contribute to the development of knowledge through the production of quality dissertation and publications of international standards.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme is offered by full research. However, students without sufficient research skills and knowledge are required to enroll and pass the following courses during the first two (2) semesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):
    a) SZRZ6014 Research Methodology
    b) SCLE6014 Academic Writing
    c) Any other course as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee.

    To complete the Ph.D. programme, students are required to:
    1. Present and defend the proposed research/thesis to a committee;
    2. Present progress reports of research work at colloquiums arranged by the Graduate School or College;
    3. Produce at least two (2) articles, in (Option A or Option B).
    4. Attend a viva session to defend the thesis; and
    5.  Submit a final thesis

    Option A

    • at least one (1) article is accepted for publication in ISI Journal or Scopus; and
    • at least one (1) article is under review for publication in a refereed journal.
    Option B
    • Two (2) articles are published in a refereed journal


  • School Research Field Specialization Offered (Not limited to)
    Centre of General Studies Islamic Studies Islamic Studies
    History History
    School of Computing       Information Technology      
    • Web Engineering
     Mobile Application
    Bioinformatics 
    Intelligent System 
    Computer Network and Security 
    Information Management 
    Information System 
    Knowledge Management
    Multimedia Technology
    Human Computer Interaction
    Virtual Reality
    Software Engineering Process
    Requirement Engineering
    Simulation and Modeling
    Genetic Algorithm 
    Database Technology
    Computer Science Network performance, Network Security, Computer Forensics,
    Cloud Computing, Mobile adhoc networks, IPv6
    software Requirement engineering, Software Architecture,
    Software design and development, Software Quality, Database design
    Informatics, simulation & modeling, Inteligent Applications, e-Health
    Business Permance Management
    Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Forecasting, Decision Analysis,
    Knowledge Management, E-Business, E-commerce, E-health,
    Technopreneurship
    Management Information System
    IT Policy, IT Strategic Planning, IT & Social Impact,
    Information Technology Transfer (Innovation, Adoption, Acceptance)
    School of Education
    and Modern Languages
    Education Curriculum and Instruction
    Educational Psychology
    Instructional Technology
    English Language Teaching
    Sociology of Education
    Educational Management
    Applied Linguistics
    Contemporary Malay Language Studies
    School of Quantitative
    Science
    Mathematics

    Mathematics
    Statistics Statistics
    Decision Science Optimization: resource allocation, multi-criteria decision making,
    scheduling etc.
    Heuristics/ Artifical intelligence
    Combinatory
    Information Technology Application in Decsion Making
    Operation Production Management
    Computer Simulation and Modeling
    Numerical Analysis
    Simulation and System Dynamics
    Modeling ad Forecasting: time series, regression, mathematical
    modeling etc
    Quality and Productivity: efficiency, measurement, quality control,
    total quality management etc
    Desicion Support System
    School of Applied Physology,
    Socialwork & Policy
    Psychology Psychology
    Counseling Counseling
    Social Work Social work and Social Studies
    School of Multimedia
    Technology and
    Communication
    Multimedia Media Management
    Multimedia
    Communication Broadcasting
    Communication

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