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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 the 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. The degree is awarded based on an oral examination (viva voce) of the thesis submitted by the candidate on completion of the study. Candidates who are keen to pursue a doctorate degree may submit their application for admission throughout the year. Research activities offered comprise of but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Antenna and Propagation
  • Computer and Embedded System
  • Consumer Electronic
  • Electronics Instrumentation
  • Optoelectronics
  • RF and Microwave Engineering
  • Satellite and Navigation System
  • Electronic Design and Devices
  • Broadband and Multimedia Systems
  • Nano Material Technology
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Video and Image Compression
  • FPGA-Based Implementation of Signal Processing Algorithm
  • Digital Baseband Signal Processing for Video Compression
  • Other Topics in Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering


  • Full time: 2 to 6 years
  • Part time: 3 to 8 years


Compulsory Subject Research Methodology 3
University Elective Subjects (Choose One) Entrepreneurship 3
Engineering & Technology Management 3
Project Management 3
Quality Systems Management 3
Thesis 84


Candidates must have the following academic qualification(s):

  • A Master degree from UTeM or any other accredited institutions of higher learning; OR
  • Any other qualifications that are recognised as equivalent to a Master degree or other relevant qualifications and experience that are recognised by the Senate.
  • For Industrial PhD programme, candidate must be currently an employee as professionals, executives, engineers, researchers or equivalent, in the industry or Malaysian company operating overseas.
  • Application for Doctoral degree must be accompanied by an initial research proposal.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (For International Students)

  • Minimum TOEFL Score of 550 or
  • Minimum IELTS Score of 6.0


Total fees for 6 semesters:

  • Local student: MYR 16,264.00
  • International student: MYR 29,728.00