Course - UOW Malaysia KDU Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering @ Shah Alam

UOW Malaysia KDU Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering @ Shah Alam

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering programme provides innovative training which enhances professional knowledge in a specialisation area and develops a wide range of advanced transferable skills, ensuring the development of high calibre graduates.


Class conducted in: UOW Malaysia KDU

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


What’s special about this Ph.D programme

  • As a research-based programme, students would be trained to critically analyse a problem, design a solution (or make a discovery) and implement the solution. In that process, students would collaborate and innovate.
  • With partnering overseas institutions, enabling research students to experience overseas exposure such as exchanging research findings and ideas, culture, working ethics, and many other exciting adventures.
  • This Ph.D. programme is tailored to students’ choices of specialisation and thus it is encouraging for students who wish to have higher freedom in their choice of studies, as well as flexibility in terms of time management.

Feature Highlights

  • Class: Students will be assigned a supervisor and no classes for this programme
  • Accreditation: Provisionally Accredited
  • 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.
Ph.D 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 UOW Malaysia KDU’s Ph.D?

  • The nature of the programme ensures that students develop academically in their professional capability, intellectual creativity, innovation, scientific skill sets and become an independent researcher.
  • Could enhance their personal attributes through personal confidence, leadership traits, communication and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Graduating with a Ph.D. signifies a contribution of the graduate to the community of engineering scholars around the world.

Award & Recognition


  • Pioneer batch of American Credit Transfer programme students transfer to various universities across the United States.
  • New schools within the college was formed and more programmes were offered.
  • First in the nation to run the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course on a full-time basis.
  • Introduced the first overseas twinning programme in partnership with Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University).


  • Awarded Silver for the Education & Learning category in the inaugural Putra Brand Awards 2010.
  • Awarded the ‘University College’ status.
  • UOW Malaysia KDU is an ISO 9001:2008 and MSC certified institution.
  • All programmes offered are approved by the Ministry of Education and 88.1% of its programmes are MQA-accredited.


  • MQA-Accredited Programmes
  • MSC Status Company
  • ISO Certified for Quality
  • China Embassy Accreditation
  • MOHE & Kementerian Dalam Negeri Permit For Foreign Students Enrolment
  • Government-Sponsored Students from Petronas, JPA, MARA, Sime Darby

2016 / 2017

  • The Brandlaureate
  • Most sustainable Brand Award

2016 – 2017 for Brand Excellence

  • Education – Private University College Category

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Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering awarded by UOW Malaysia KDU 
KPT/JPS (PA/8691) 11/21


This Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering programme is designed to specifically fit the busy and hectic schedule of working professionals who wish to work and study simultaneously as it allows flexible study arrangement. The skills learned in the programme are beneficial to practices in the marketplace as well as the academic field. Students who are highly independent in learning, committed to excel, and ambitious in their career progressions are strongly recommended for this programme.

Programme Structure

Research Proposal
Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.

Proposal Defence
A presentation session chaired by KDU with invited panel of examiners to ensure the candidate is able to articulate their research ideas and plans, as well as having the necessary skills to carry out research activities as proposed.

Upon the approval of the research proposal, under the guidance of their supervisors, student will work independently on their research projects.

Upon completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a thesis. Typically, thesis for PHD should not be more than 80,000 words.

Viva Voce
Upon completion of research and thesis, candidate will undergo an oral presentation, chaired by experts in the field.

Programme Modules

Research Areas

  • Engineering research field areas.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Level

  • Master Degree

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Master’s Degree or equivalent in a related field.

English Requirement

Local Student

  • Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET.

International Student

  • Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 196 (computer-based) or 69 (internet-based); or 525 (paper-based) in TOEFL.

Payment Plan Options

Original Course Fee: RM 17,700 (Inclusive Tuition, Registration, Resource, Caution and Exam fees)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • 1st Sem: RM 5,300
  • 2nd Sem: RM 3,800
  • 3rd Sem: RM 3,800
  • 4th Sem: RM 4,800
    Total : RM 17,700

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Additional information

Awarding Body

UOW Malaysia KDU

Campus Location

Shah Alam


36 Months, 72 Months

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Schedule System

Semester System


Jan, May, Sep

Class Size

5-10 Students




Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Provisionally Accredited


Engineering Field of Research Areas


100% Research

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (9 Installment)

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