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Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Technology

PROGRAM DETAILS

Programme Code: S401
Medium of instructions: English
Programme Option: By Research

Background of the programme

This is one major broad range doctoral program of science and technology with many subdisciplines such as applied physics, industrial chemical technology, food biotechnology, health and industrial technology, actuarial science and risks management, financial mathematics as well as computer science. Students may choose one subdiscipline of interest and proceed with their research work under the field expert supervision.

Objectives of the programme

The Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Technology programme is designed to achieve the following objectives: ·

  • To produce postgraduates who can apply and synthesize advanced knowledge and research experience to produce new and advanced knowledge and provide the best expert services to various stakeholders in line with the mission and vision of the university. ·
  • To produce postgraduates who lead responsibly and are able to communicate confidently and effectively with colleagues, experts in and outside the field and the general public. ·
  • To produce postgraduates who are proficient in interpreting data in numerical and ‘graphical’ form by using advanced digital technology based on professional ethics and high moral values.
  • To produce postgraduates who contribute towards continuous learning and have autonomy by working together in teams to provide significant contributions and the best services in the field in which they are engaged.

Programme Structure

  • Research Method
  • Data Analysis
  • Thesis

CAREER PROSPECTS

Depending on the sub-disciplines :

  • Computer Science - Senior Systems Engineer, MIS Manager, CIO, Network Manager, Cybersecurity Senior Officer, Scientist, Lecturer.
  • Actuarial Science – Data Scientist, Statistician Risks Management – Risk Analyst, Credit Risk Analysts, Risk Manager, Risk Consultant
  • Food Biotechnology - Biotechnologist,
  • Financial Mathematics – Financial mathematician Industrial Chemistry – Researcher, Instructor, Chemist. Applied Physics – Researcher, Instructor. Health Industry Technology – Researcher, Instructor.
  1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the Senate; or
  2. Other relevant qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree AND with relevant professional experience recognised by the Senate; or
  3. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty.
  4. Incumbent Master’s degree Student who has fulfilled the requirement of Regulations 8.0 and is approved by the Senate to convert his/her study to a Ph.D. degree; or
  5. A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:
    i. a bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
    ii. undergo internal assessment; and
    iii. any other requirements of the JKPSU.

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).

ProgrammeModeTotal Fees

Local Full Time

Local Part Time

International

Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Technology

Research

18,062.00 MYR

19,956.00 MYR

30,590.00 MYR

The fees that stated are subject to change from time to time without any prior notice by the University. Student are advised to check the CGS Website for any changes before the of each semester registration. All fees must be paid upon registration.

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

2

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis

3

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)

4

  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu


(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia

2

  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer

3

  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs

4

  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus

 

Applicants can apply via online at https://ipps2.usim.edu.my/ and fill the prescribed forms. Forms and supporting authenticated documents must then be submitted through online or mailed to the office.

For information related to visa and student pass, please refer to http://alamiyyah.usim.edu.my

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