Programme Offered

Candidates may pursue any of the following research areas (but not limited to):

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security
  • Computer vision and pattern recognition
  • Cyber Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital Forensic
  • Extended Reality
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Information Governance
  • Information Retrieval & Text Analytics
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Informatic
  • Multimedia System
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Technology
  • Optimization
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Technology
  • Software Verification

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time & Part Time

INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME

Faculty of Information Science and Technology

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Faculty of Information Science and Technology offers 2 programmes, the Master Programme and Doctor of Philosophy Programme.

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of an independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable thesis and high impact journals. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip students to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting.

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

The Faculty of Information Science and Information Technology is a stimulating environment in which new ideas, experimental designs, and robust systems are plentiful. 

Our teaching programmes are always among the top in Malaysia. We also enjoy strong links with industries, which helps to ensure that our research and teaching is well informed and relevant to the needs of society. 

Life for undergraduate majors centers around the various educational computing facility which is housed in the faculty. Apart from the major academic courses, all undergraduate students will participate in various Special Interest Groups (SIGs), aiming to promote students in applying and fostering their skills dan knowledge to industries and communities. 

These SIGs ranging from Intelligent Machines Club, Cyber Hack & Ethics to Video Innovation inculcate creativities and innovations of our students. In the final year of the four years of the undergraduate programs, students will embark on a final year project and five months of industrial attachment.

Life for postgraduate students will mainly focus on the three research centers within the faculty: the Center for Artificial Intelligence (CAIT), the Center for Software Technology & Management (SOFTAM), and the Center for Cyber Security (Siber). Students will belong to either of these research centers which support conducive and supportive research environments. 

Programme Requirement

A person who wishes to apply for admission to the Doctorate programme shall possess the following qualification:

1. Masters Degree from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree or having other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

3. A candidate who is currently attending a full time a Master programme under paragraph 6(1) (a) in the University and is certified by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee/Centre for Graduate Management to convert his/her status to a Doctorate programme with the approval of Dean of the Faculty/Director of the Institute; or

4. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent results from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

5. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

6. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).

A person who wishes to apply for admission to the Doctorate programme shall possess the following qualification:

1. Masters Degree from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree or having other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

3. A candidate who is currently attending a full time a Master programme under paragraph 6(1) (a) in the University and is certified by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee/Centre for Graduate Management to convert his/her status to a Doctorate programme with the approval of Dean of the Faculty/Director of the Institute; or

4. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent results from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

5. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

6. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

1. An international candidate is required to fulfill the English Language proficiency requirements as follows:

a) Obtained TOEFL (550), IELTS(6) or MUET (4) results which fulfil the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or

b) For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non Graduating Student.

2. The Faculty/Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who:

a) will be writing his/her thesis/dissertation in the Malay/ Arabic languages;

b) has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate; or

c) is originally from a country where English is the official language or he/she has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses English as the medium of instruction.

The candidate may be exempted from the requirements stated in subregulation (2), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

How Much It Will Cost Me?

Full Research & Mixed Mode Programs (Full Time – min 6 sem; Part Time – min 8 sem)

  Mode Study

Registration

Service & Activity

Tuition Fees

1st Semester

Subsequent Semester

Total Fees

Full time

1,0107452,2353,9902,98018,890

Part Time

8855252,0353,4452,56021,356

Full Research & Mixed Mode Programs (Full Time – min 6 sem; Part Time – min 8 sem)

Mode Study

Registration

Service & Activity

Tuition Fees

1st Semester

Subsequent Semester

Total Fees

Full Time

1,710

985

5,000

7,695

5,985

37,620

Part Time

1,585

715

4,000

6,300

4,715

39,305

The fees is not include Personal Bond and Visa Reference (VDR)
** All fees are subject to change

Why This Programme?
  • Discover your full potential as an independent researcher by working closely with our experienced faculty members who will supervise you throughout your study.
  • Participate in various projects ranging from laboratory-based or field research (hospitals or community) to inculcate genuine interest in your specialised research area.
  • Our graduates are equipped with research knowledge and skills to support their career development/improvement in every area of academic or fundamental/applied pharmaceutical sciences which requires professional research and development scientists. 
  • Opportunity to join the postgraduate society to take advantage of increased networking, career development, and learning opportunities.
How To Apply
  1. Candidates have to apply online via: http://www.ukm.my/join/
  2. Intake for coursework and mixed mode are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake).
  3. Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.
  4. The duration for Masters programme requires 2 to 4 semester of study on fulltime basis and 4 to 8 semesters on a parttime basis and for Doctor of Philosophy programme is 6 to 12 semesters on fulltime basis and 8 to 14 semesters on a part-time basis.
Faculty Information

Campus: Bangi, Selangor
Faculty: Faculty of Information Science and Technology
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

  1. Research & Mixed Mode Programme – Full Time (Min 6 Semester) / Part Time (Min 8 Semester)

Contact
Faculty of Information Science and Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 8921 7043/ 6812
Fax: +603-89256732
Email: mdfauzi@ukm.edu.my
Website: www.ukm.my/ftsm

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 89118468 / 8389
Fax: +603 89118471 
Email: akad@ukm.edu.my
Website: www.ukm.my/akademik

Ready To Be A UKM Students?

FeesOne YearTwo Years (Indonesian Only)
Processing Fee1,000.001,140.00
Student Pass60.00120.00
Visa Fee (according to country – not exceeding RM 50)50.00 (max)30.00
Ikad50.00100.00
eVAL150.00150.00
Service Tax (6%)78.6077.40
EMGS Insurance400.00400.00
Total:1788.60Total: 2017.40

All in Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

Personal Bond
RM 2000
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