Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)


The Doctor of Philosophy programme offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) aims to prepare candidates with intellectual background and research skills in the areas of Engineering. The Programme practices a multi-disciplinary approach in course content delivery with emphasis on outcome-based teaching, learning and assessment. It aims to produce graduates with new ideas, theories and insights that are valuable and relevant for advancement of knowledge in the field of engineering. 

Careers for PhD graduates are characterized by the expectation to act with considerable independence and to assume major responsibilities. In line with this, graduates would be equipped to demonstrate knowledge in research methodologies, formulate and apply solutions to research, problems and effectively interpret research results and exercise critical judgments.

The graduates are prepared for a wide range of career choices around the world in industry, government agencies, and academia. Generally, they may be employed as consultants in the engineering industries, research officers in research centres and academicians in colleges, universities or other academic institutes.

Programme Educational Objectives

PEO 1: To produce graduates who can be technical contributors to industry or productive faculty members by synthesizing technical knowledge of engineering to identify, formulate and solve problems of professional interest and importance.
PEO 2: To produce graduates who can work independently as well as collaboratively with others and can communicate their research findings as technical papers, conference and seminar presentations.  
PEO 3: To produce graduates who can demonstrate professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession and will engage in continuous professional development activities.

PO1: Demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the relevant field
PO2: Apply practical skills in the relevant field
PO3: Relate ideas to societal issues in the relevant field
PO4: Conduct research with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice
PO5: Demonstrate leadership qualities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders
PO6: Generate solutions to problems using scientific and critical thinking skills
PO7: Manage information for lifelong learning

Research field for PhD (Engineering)
Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering or related fields.

Entry requirement
(a) A Master's Degree from UTAR and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate; or
(b) A Master's Degree of another university or equivalent qualification from an institution as approved by Senate and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate; or
(c) Any other qualifications equivalent to (a) or (b) from as approved by the Senate.

English Language Requirement
IELTS Academic : 5.0 (CEFR Level B1)
TOEFL : 500/ TOEFL iBT Score 34
MUET Band 3

For more details, please refer to http://ipsr.utar.edu.my/Requirement.php


For enquiries, please contact:

Division of Programme Promotion
Kampar Campus
Jalan Universiti, Bandar Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak

Tel: 605 468 8888
Ext: 2522/2261/2262/2263

Sungai Long Campus
Tel: 603 9086 0288
Fax: 603 9019 8868


Division of Admissions & Credit Evaluation

Kampar Campus
Tel: 605 468 8888

Sungai Long Campus
Tel: 603 9086 0288
Fax: 603 9019 8868