• Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • dekan_fsktm@um.edu.my
  • +603-79676300

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree awarded by the university. It requires the conduct of an original research project, writing and defence of a thesis.


The programme is designed to train candidates to satisfy scientific curiosity, contribute to academic community and enhance personal development.

Career Opportunity

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  • Academician/Researcher
  • Computer Specialists
  • Web Content Developer
  • Information Broker
  • Information Scientist
  • System Analyst
  • Software Project Manager
  • Software Designer
  • Software Configuration Manager

Course Structure

The PhD degree which is offered by research mode only leads to the submission of a thesis.
Candidates are required to take the Research Methodology course during the first year of studies.

Entry Requirement

The minimum requirements for admission into the PhD programme are :
  • a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field; and
  • a Master’s degree in the relevant field; and
  • evidence of adequate training, work experience and ability to undertake research

International applicants are required to have:
Universiti Malaya requires all postgraduate candidates to be proficient in the English language. Entry requirements for those who are writing their Thesis in English:

  • A band 6 for IELTS; OR
  • A score of 550 paper based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total or a score of 80 for internet-based for TOEFL.
  • PTE Academic /PTE Academic (Online) score 59

Intake Schedule

Application and admission are open throughout the year.

Contact :

Associate Professor Dr. Por Lip Yee @ Por Khoon Sun
Programme Coordinator
+603 7967 6410

Mrs. Azarina Bohari
Administrative Assistant
+603 7967 6380

Last Update: 22/05/2023