Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) |

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

N/520/8/0105 01/23 (PA9273)

Course Overview
  • This programme provide you opportunity to specialise in a chosen field of engineering research. You will understand, study and demonstrate your novelty in engineering research and contributions to engineering knowledge through your dissertation.
  • This is the best way for you to demonstrate your research passion, discover new knowledge, contribute to engineering knowledge and being recognized by obtaining a doctoral degree.
  • You will develop your research skills through two taught modules, i.e. research methodology and quantitative analysis.
  • This is a flexible framework, that you will have chances working closely with your supervisors, academic experts, industrial practitioners, government agency from local and international in the following areas:
  • Electrical and electronic
  • Embedded System
  • Image Processing
  • Renewable/Sustainable energy
  • Artificial Intelligent
  • Quality
  • Advanced Materials
  • Solid mechanics and materials
  • Thermo-fluids and turbomachinery
  • Manufacturing and system Engineering
  • Green manufacturing
  • IOT / Industry 4.0
Global supervision team
You will be supervised by active and experienced supervisor in KDU, and gain access and guidance from potential co-supervisor by partner university located in UK. Interaction with supervisors from different discipline enhance your learning opportunities, and allow you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research.
Excellence Research Culture
We are committed in providing extensive training and support to all postgraduate students. You will learn research methodology and analysis method through core modules. Student will also receive training sessions; including inventive problem solving approach, project management, scholarship and research funding application, English writing, communication skills and information research and retrieval. Series of research seminars, workshops and talks will be available, enhance and stimulating  research culture in KDU Penang.
Program Structure
3 - 6 years (FT)
4 - 8 years (PT)
KDU Penang University College
Mode of Delivery/Teaching & Learning Methods
Lecture, Supervision
Programme Structure (Full time / Part time)
Research MethodsCore4
Quantitative AnalysisCore4
Entry Requirement
  • Master’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate.
English Proficiency Requirement
  • Local Students
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57); or
  • Recognized Master (conducted in English); or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 67
  • International Students
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
Fees & Intakes
  • 2 Jan
  • 1 July
  • RM29,300 (FT - Local)
  • RM33,100 (PT - Local)
  • RM35,550 (FT - International)

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.