Course - IUKL Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering @ Kajang

IUKL Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering @ Kajang

The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by research) offered at IUKL has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared towards mastering Civil Engineering knowledge in preparation for a higher career development.


This degree is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature.


Class conducted at: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this PhD programme

  • Provide students with flexibility in research and develop students’ intellectual ability in specialised areas of Civil Engineering.
  • Equip students with advanced knowledge, tools and techniques that will support their research capability and career development.
  • Expose students to the research frontier in various fields of specialisation in Civil Engineering.

Feature Highlights

  • Class: Students will be assigned a supervisor and no classes for this programme
  • Accreditation: Accredited by MQA, MOHE and KPT
  • Assessment: Research Based
Size of Class
  •  Rated by STUDYMASTERS Consultants 

Fully research courses features a more independent curriculum as you drive new progress in your respective field.
Research students will be assigned a supervisor to be consulted instead of having to attend classes.
PhD graduates are well equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge to head their organisations or drive their business to the next level.

Why choose IUKL’s PhD?

  • Produce high quality research, and Disseminate effectively the research output in reputable international journals, conferences, patents, research proposals and other scientific venues.
  • Be capable of leading or coordinating the efforts of students and other professionals in engineering research.
  • Able to systematically review, analyze, assimilate and interpret the body of scientific literature and innovations in their discipline area.

Award & Recognition

  • Member of Malaysia Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU)
  • Qualified as an Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status institution.
  • Obtained the recognition of ISO 2001:2008 BM TRADA

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Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering awarded by Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
KP/JPS (R/526/8/0118) (MQA/A9781) 02/21


The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering programme is designed to enhance students' competencies in contributing to the existing body of knowledge, innovation and creation of new knowledge and techniques. Students are expected to equip themselves with strong theoretical and methodological foundations and to develop their ability to conduct research independently.

Career Possibilities
A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering is usually not necessary for employment as a licensed professional civil engineer. A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering is generally required for hire into research positions in government research laboratories, research institutes, large engineering companies, and for teaching and research positions in academia.

Learning / Research Methodology

  • The research project will be guided by an appointed supervisor.
  • Students will be required to attend seminars in their research area.
  • Students will be required to present and defend their research proposal at the end of their first quarter of study.
  • Students are required to submit monthly progress reports to their supervisors. Periodic consultations will be arranged as set by the supervisor.
  • Students are required to publish at least one paper in their research area in an international journal or present at a conference.
  • The Postgraduate Studies Committee will review the students’ performance on quarterly basis.
  • Upon completion of their research, students will have to present and defend their thesis.

Programme Modules

Research Areas

Construction Engineering
Construction of Physical Infrastructure Design
Rural and Low-Cost Housing
Small & Medium Industrial Buildings

Geotechnical Engineering
Properties and Behavior of Soil and Their Application to Design of Foundation
Retaining Structures, Earth Dams and Slopes
Soil Improvement and Ground Stabilization
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Highway and Pavement Engineering
Transportation Engineering and Planning
Traffic Fow Theory
System Management Applicable to All Modes With Emphasis on Highway and Multimodal Transportation

Structural Engineering
Earthquake Resistant Steel and Concrete Design Applied to Buildings and Bridges
Structural Dynamics
Structural Mechanics
Finite element Methods

Water Resources Engineering
Advanced Hydraulics and Modern Hydrologic Techniques
Flood Forecasting
Groundwater Flow Modeling
Water Resources Management
Policy Formulation

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Entry Requirements

  • A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields from any Malaysian government accredited institution OR other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL.
  • For local applicants, sufficient mastery of the English language to satisfactorily complete the course.
  • International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English.

Payment Plan Options

Official Course Fee: RM 47,000 (Inclusive Refundable Deposit + Insurance)
Promotion Course Fee: RM 2,000 (March Intakes Only)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • 1st Sem: RM 3,100
  • 2nd Sem: RM 6,200
  • 3rd Sem: RM 5,386
  • 4th Sem: RM 5,386
  • 5th Sem: RM 5,386
  • 6th Sem: RM 5,386
  • 7th Sem: RM 5,386
  • 8th Sem: RM 5,386
  • 8th Sem: RM 5,386
    Total: RM 47,000

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Campus Location

Kajang, Selangor


36-72 Months, 48-96 Months

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Schedule System

Semester System


Mar, Jun, Oct

Class Size

10-16 Students




Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Accredited


5 Major Field of Research Areas


100% Research

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (9 Installment)


RM 2,000 rebate is given for March 2018 intake (Only available at Info Day/Education Fair) * T&C Apply