What will I learn?


The Master of Philosophy programmes offered by the Faculty is in the field of architecture, quantity surveying, urban and regional planning, and transportation planning. The programmes are entirely conducted in research mode whereby students conduct original research under the supervision of experienced supervisors.

Programme Educational Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the theories, principles, scope and roles of the built environment (urban and regional planning, quantity surveying, architecture and transport planning) in the process of growth and development.

Apply a range of analytical skills and techniques designed to address a range of complex problems.

Apply the knowledge, skills and understanding for the achievement of feasible solutions to the built environment problems.

Work in multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the society.

Comply with ethics, professional and community standards, and involve in life-long learning.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate mastery in principles and practices in the field of the built environment at local, strategic, national and international levels.

Demonstrate skills in applying methods and techniques across a variety of context and practice in the field of the built environment.

Demonstrate the capability to relate ideas and solutions to diverse problems and issues in the field of the built environment.

Demonstrate research capabilities in the field of the built environment with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice.

Research areas

  • Public Transport Planning and Management
  • Port Planning and Cargo Handling
  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Transport Economic
  • Logistics and Physical Distribution Management
  • Traffic Engineering and Management
  • Transportation Models
  • Airport Planning Management
  • Urban Transport and Modeling
  • Transport Policy
  • Highway Planning
  • Freight Transport
  • Public Transport Operations

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 1 year and maximum of 2 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition fees: RM 19,357 for the entire course
Start date

Expected February, September 2022


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