What will I learn?


The Master of Philosophy is a programme of independent, supervised research and is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis. This program can be taken in any discipline especially in the area of informatics, for which appropriate supervision is available.


This Master research program is capable of developing students with the following capabilities with the following capabilities:

Exploring the knowledge and theories suitable for the particular master level research context.

Identifying and analyzing the appropriate level of research problem and producing suitable research proposal.

Justifying and verifying the proposed research using related fundamental theories.

Performing the research in a systematic manner.

Presenting and defending their research.

Writing and publishing their research work.


The main research areas which have been recognized and progressively growing up in UTM AIS, but not limited to the following areas are:

Software Design, Development, Analysis and, Testing

Information Security/Assurance

Multimedia Security

Digital Forensic

Business Informatics

Healthcare Informatics

Educational Informatics

Enterprise Architecture

Computer Systems Engineering

Web services

Mobile computing

Secure embedded system

Information analytics

Image Processing and Pattern Recognitions

Career Opportunity

Master of Philosophy graduates move into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research, from the more traditional pathway of research and academic careers to various professional arenas in a wide variety of informatics fields.

Which department am I in?

Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 3 semesters; Maximum of 6 semesters)

Tuition fees
Tuition fees: RM 19,400 for the entire course
Start date

Expected February, September 2022


Kuala Lumpur Campus

Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

54100, 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