Programme Offered
  1. Energy Management, Economic and Policy
  2. Renewable Energy Resources Assessment
  3. Low Energy Architecture
  4. Solar Photovoltaic System and Advanced & Solar Cells
  5. Wind and Marine Energy Technology
  6. Advanced Solar Thermal Technology

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time & *Part Time
*All lectures are conducted during office hours Monday to Friday (8.00 am – 5.00 pm)

SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Science (Renewable Energy) are postgraduate programs with the ability to conduct independent research and problem-solving in the field of renewable energy. This program based on research work shall be supervised by a supervisor to take into account the research skills and experiences which are consistent with the research field of the candidate. All research proposals must be a defense by the candidate and approved by the committee appointed by the Institute. SERI offers the postgraduate program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science (Renewable Energy)

In addition, the program outcomes are designed to prepare graduates to achieve the program educational objectives in their work environment. Requirements of stakeholders especially the industry and employers include not only academic competencies but also humanity soft skills like communication skill, leadership, teamwork, management, entrepreneurial abilities, and others.

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

By helping the students towards achieving the specified learning outcomes, they can be guided and transformed into a good citizen with positive thinking upon graduation. Competencies among students in certain generic skills can also be nurtured through outside classroom activities such as simulation of the real case environment, technical visits, and fieldwork as part of the research project. Collaboration with the industries will further enhance the student competencies to fulfill the industry demand in the future. SERI has several industrial collaborations with local and international agencies and bodies. In addition, SERI also provides research facilities such as laboratories and field site testing for postgraduate programs. The laboratory facilities are handled by qualified technical and academic staff. All the physical facilities in the laboratory are conformed to health and safety regulations. Certain technical services on the physical facilities and equipment are provided by the Centre of Research and Instrumentation (CRIM) and other faculties/institutes. Wi-Fi facilities are also provided.

Programme Requirement

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

  1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;

  2. other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

  3. a student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or

  4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board

  5. any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or

  6. fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and

  7. fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

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

  1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;

  2. other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

  3. a student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or

  4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board

  5. any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or

  6. fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and

  7. fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

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?

Please contact Centre for Academic Management for further details:

Tel: +603 8911 8173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my

Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMShape) for further details:

Tel: +603-8921 3366 / 4196 / 3997 /5377
Fax: + 603-8925 1391
Email: accpkp@ukm.edu.my

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: Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

  1. Research – Full Time (Min 6 Semester) / Part Time (Min 8 Semester)

Contact
Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 8911 8578/ 8571
Email: asmadihazim@ukm.edu.my
Website: www.ukm.my/seri

Contact Us

Local Students

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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Malaysia

Tel: +603 89118468 / 8389
Fax: +603 89118471 
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my
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International Students

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Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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Malaysia

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Email: admissionpkp@ukm.edu.my
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