What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is regarded as the highest level of research training degree. The Ph.D is awarded based on the foundation of the thesis prepared under supervision, resulting in an original and significant contribution, displaying extensive knowledge and comprehension of the subject and field of study. The programme is offered to those interested in in-depth research on a specialized area. A student must take one university general elective subject (3 credits) and a research project equivalent to 33 credit hours. The progress of the student is assessed each semester through progress reports. The degree is awarded based on an oral examination (viva voce) of the doctoral thesis submitted by the student at the end of his/her study. The minimum duration for full time students is six regular semesters. A lecturer or a panel of lecturers appointed by the faculty will supervise the research work. A co-supervisor from related industries may also be appointed.

Programme Learning Outcomes

The Programme Learning Outcomes (LOs) are attributes that are expected to be attained by students upon completion of their postgraduate degree in Civil Engineering programme. Our programme Learning Outcomes are described as follows;

Advanced Knowledge

Graduates are able to incorporate in-depth relevant knowledge in professional practices for the benefits of both national and international communities. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and skills in the planning, analysis, design and supervision of works related to the civil engineering discipline.

Research Skills

Graduates are able to formulate hypothesis, design and perform experiments/research scientifically to solve and explain observed phenomena.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Graduates are able to manage conducive working environment qualities problem solving and higher order thinking skills. Graduate are technically competent in solving problems logically, analytically and creatively based on sound facts and ideas.

Ethics, Values and Professionalism

Graduates are able to balance professional and ethical responsibilities including contemporary issues and environmental awareness.

Communication

Graduates are able to adopt the latest relevant knowledge and cutting-edge technologies through life-long learning process.

Life-long Learning

Graduates are able to adopt the latest relevant knowledge and cutting-edge technologies through life-long learning process.

Area of research

Analysis and Design of Concrete, Steel and Composite Structures

Tall Building Structures (Wind and Earthquake); Sustainable Housing Design; Industrialized Building System; Bio-Mechanical Design; Information Technology for Construction and Manufacturing

Structural analysis and design for reinforced concrete, steel and timber

Structural Engineering, Fire Engineering, Concrete and Steel Structures

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite, High strength concrete, High Performance Concrete, Concrete Technology

Analysis and Design of Steel Structures, Precast Concrete Structures, Industrialized Building System, Steel Transmission Towers

Concrete Polymer Composite Materials, Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structure

Steel Technology, Analysis and Design of Structures

Fire Engineering, Structural Engineering, Steel Structures, Masonry Structures, Advanced Composites

Cement Based materials, Lightweight concrete, Cement Replacement material, Non Baked brick, Repairs, Industrialized Building System

Structural Engineering, Steel Structures

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 6 semesters; Maximum of 12 semesters)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee: RM 41,300 for the entire course
Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Level 1, Block S19,

SKUDAI,

Johor,

81310, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other Institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree and experience in the relevant field recognised by the Senate; or Candidates who a currently registered in a Master’s Degree programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the respective faculty and the Senate. English Language Requirements: IELTS ? Band 6.0; TOEFL ? 550; TOEFL (IBT) ? 79ELS CIEP LEVEL 108 & 109.

For international students

A Master’s Degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other Institutions of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or

Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree and experience in the relevant field recognized by the Senate; or

Candidates who a currently registered in a Master’s Degree programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the respective faculty and 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

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