What will I learn?

Programme Feature

The Master of Philosophy (Biomedical Engineering) by research programme are offered as full-time. A student will carry out research in any one of the areas of research chosen. Each research project is supervised by a lecturer of the Graduate Faculty. A Graduate Faculty member is an academic staff who has a doctoral degree qualification or an academic staff who holds an academic post of at least associate professor and is involved directly or indirectly in the post-graduate programmes. Co-supervisors may also come from a related industry.

Award Requirements

Assessment is done by examining first assessment reports (research proposal), second assessment report (mini-viva), each semester’s progress reports, and thesis examination (viva-voce).

All students registered for MPhil programmes must undergo the first assessment by presenting their research proposal (after completed General Elective University Course and Research Methodology Course), and the second assessment (mini-viva) by presenting their on-going research’s progress in regards to their research proposal. Students who opted for the double degree programme must undergo the first assessment at their home university and only the second assessment at their partner university. To be inaugurated by any degree, all students must undergo thesis examination which can be done at least two-months after the second assessment.

Additional requirements

In addition to the university compulsory course, research students may be required to attend lectures related to their research fields. The courses to be taken shall be determined by the respective department graduate committee from time to time. As part of their training, students are required to present in seminars and conferences, as well as producing technical reports or papers for publications in proceedings or journals.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 1.5 years and maximum of 4 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition fees: RM 23,300 for the entire course
Start date

Expected February, September 2021


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Level 1, Block S19,



81310, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor degree with good honours from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor degree and experience in the related field recognized by the senate. English Language Requirements: IELTS ? Band 6.0; TOEFL ? 550; TOEFL (IBT) ? 79ELS CIEP LEVEL 108 & 109.

For international students

A Bachelor’s Degree with good honors from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or

A qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in the relevant field recognized by the Senate.

Applicant must fulfill one of the options below:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores of 550 or TOEFL IBT 79

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum scores of 6.0

ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP): Completion of ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) Level 107 or higher

Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR): The minimum scale of B2