Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics


by Research


A PhD is an advanced research degree awarded on the basis of a thesis and an oral examination called the viva voce. The thesis must be a significant and substantial piece of research, make an original contribution to its field, and be presented in a lucid and scholarly manner. In the viva, the candidate is required to defend their thesis and to demonstrate a good general knowledge of their field of study.

We welcome applications from high-calibre candidates able to demonstrate commitment, intellectual rigour and tenacity. We take into consideration both academic qualifications and relevant professional experience.

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.

Programme Structure

Field, Subfield and Specialization

Environmental Protection Technology

  • Air Pollution
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Environmental Safety and Health
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Energy and Environment

Find list of research projects in Environmental Management. 

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Materials Technology
  • Resource Recovery
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Solid Waste
  • Scheduled Waste
  • Hydrology and water resources
  • Environmental soil physics

Find list of research projects in Environmental Technology. 

Engineering and Engineering Trades

  • Chemical Processes
  • Membrane Technology
  • Petrochemical Technology
  • Biological Engineering
  • Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology
  • Separation Technology

Find list of projects in Chemical Engineering and Technology.

  • Corrosion Technology
  • Material Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Acoustical Engineering
  • Ship Structure Engineering
  • Combustion
  • Thermo fluids

Find list of research projects in Maritime Engineering and Technology.

  • Computational Modelling and Simulation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Automation and Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Communications and Network

Physical Science

  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Material Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Energy

Communications and Signal Processing

Computer Science

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • 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


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

See our research projects in Mathematical Sciences. See also our research interest groups which may fit you interest.


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.

Read about supervision


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)

Thesis examination

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

Read about thesis examination

Progress evaluation

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).

Fees and funding


The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home                       1st Semester                                   RM 3,460.00
                                  2nd & Subsequent Semesters      RM 1,130.00
                                  Final Semester                                RM 2,130.00

International           1st Semester                                   MYR 4,380.00                                 
                                  2nd & Subsequent Semesters      MYR 2,130.00
                                  Final Semester                                MYR 3,130.00


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 performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application visit our centre of academic and quality’s website.


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