A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
A Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 3.00; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview, or portfolio).
A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in a related field.
(Bachelor’s Degree must be in an area of Science and Technology related to Computing)
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programs based on the latest program standards published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Students from English-speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.
This program is specifically designed to provide:
Knowledge to enhance technical capabilities within the subject area.
Understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.
In-depth knowledge of a certain domain of knowledge, that is related to computing.
Advanced research experience and skills that enable students to pursue a Ph.D. program.
Conversion to Ph.D.
Students of the Research Degree program may convert to a Ph.D. candidate if they satisfy all the criteria below:
Display excellent progress in their research.
Able to demonstrate the potential of their project to be expended to Ph.D. level.
Pass a rigorous assessment.
Successful conversion means that the student will no longer be a Research Degree candidate but will instead become a Ph.D. candidate with their candidature start date backdated to their original Research Degree registration date. Hence, it allows the student to gain a Ph.D. award within a shorter timeframe, without the need to complete a Masters's program.
Modules and Assessments
This program is conducted by research and is assessed via oral presentations and reports at various junctures, including a Proposal Defence, regular half-yearly progress monitoring at research colloquiums, Work Completion Defence, Thesis Examination, and Viva Voce. Students would need to take one taught module on Research Methodology to gain the pre-requisite knowledge to effectively carry out their research. Regular discussions with the supervisors would be expected to ensure the direction of research as well as the quality and significance of the findings.
Computer and Information Systems
IT Research and Development Leader
IT Project Manager
RM 27,800 (USD 7,040)
​* Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees, and other Miscellaneous Fees.