Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics

Master of Science

by Research


The Master of Science by Research provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding in your chosen field research. You may develop broad skills in relevant areas of:

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences

At the end of the programme, candidates are required to submit a thesis to the examination committee



List of specialisation in Computer Science : 

  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • High Performance Systems
  • Image Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Systems
  • Multimedia
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Algorithm and Data
  • Communication and Security
  • Concurrent, Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Computer Graphic

Each PhD candidate will be followed up by at least two actively functioning supervisors throughout the PhD programme. The supervisors must have a PhD. The main supervisor is an employee of the faculty.

The Postgraduate School is responsible for ensuring that external supervisors are notified of the regulations and rules that govern the PhD programme.

If the PhD candidate wants to change supervisor, the change of supervisor form must be completed. Both the former supervisor and the new supervisor must sign the form. The form will be sent to the Postgraduate School which will send the case to the faculty for a final decision.

The thesis will be an independent, scientific work that meets international standards in terms of ethical requirements, academic level and methods. The rules contain requirements for theses. Theses at the Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics are written in English or Malay.

Read about thesis guidelines (full document)
Read about summary of the thesis guidelines
Download thesis template (in word format)

The thesis examination (or viva) is a defence of thesis in front of internal and external(s) examiner. 

Read about thesis examination

You must submit written progress reports. It is the faculty’s responsibility to ensure that reports are submitted every semester by the candidate and evaluated by supervisors. When the faculty has received all reports, a summary will be prepared and discussed in the faculty meeting. Any significant deviations from the candidate’s schedule or other special matters must be specified and remarked on in the summary.

Read about progress evaluation

All the related forms are available here.  Note that some forms must be filled in online via student portal (read the manual guidelines on how to use the student portal).

List of specialisation in Mathematical Sciences:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics and Modelling
  • Decision Sciences
  • Differential Equations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fuzzy Mathematics
  • Fuzzy Modelling
  • History and Philisophical Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Opitimization
  • Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Operations Research and Optimization
  • Theoretical Mathematics


General Entry Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from UMT or any other higher institution recognized by the Senate; or
  • Any other qualification equivalent to a Master’s Degree and possesses evidence of adequate research or work experience recognized by the Senate; or
  • Outstanding Master student from UMT who has been approved for conversion; or
  • First class Bachelor’s Degree holder or an equivalent from UMT or any higher institution recognized by Senate.




Additional Costs

1st Semester RM 3460.00

2nd & Subsequent Semesters
RM 1,130.00

Final Semester RM 2,130.00

1st Semester RM 4,830.00

2nd & Subsequent Semesters
RM 2,130.00

Final Semester RM 3,130.00

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at UMT. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic and co-curricular activities, and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

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Programme Information:

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