FST Postgraduate


The research-based programme offered in diverse areas in Science and Technology to provide students with the opportunity to experience the research process.  Our postgraduates are nurtured to build their research reputation for excellence in scientific discovery. Students will be part of a strong research community that contributes to the society or some may be tackling global challenges. There are many opportunities for the research to be published. Students are expected to publish at least two articles in ISI indexed journals. Some of the research in Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) strives to make distinctive contribution to science by taking multidisciplinary approaches and having industrial or institutional collaborations. FST students are also encouraged to access and engage with research networks both within Malaysia and internationally.

33 research areas offered:

  1. Bioinformatics
  2. Biophysics
  3. Industrial Safety Management
  4. Material Science
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Nuclear Science
  7. Physics
  8. Environmental Conservation
  9. Environmental Engineering
  10. Environmental Science
  11. Genome Science
  12. Geology
  13. Marine Science
  14. Biochemistry
  15. Biology
  16. Biotechnology
  17. Botany
  18. Chemical Biology
  19. Genetics
  20. Microbiology
  21. Molecular Biology
  22. Plant Biotechnology
  23. Zoology
  24. Chemical Engineering
  25. Chemistry
  26. Food Science
  27. Nutrition
  28. Actuarial Studies
  29. Data Science and Analytics
  30. Mathematics
  31. Operations Research
  32. Quality and Productivity Improvement
  33. Statistics
  • Research
  • Full Time & Part Time
Full TimePart Time
6 – 12 semesters (3 – 6 years)8 – 14 semesters (4 – 7 years)


Intake – 2 times a year (March & October)

*subjected to UKM academic calendar

English Language

SemesterCourse TypeCode and Name of CourseTotal Credit
I or II

Core Course

Research Methodology



Thesis Progress Evaluation (Research Progress)


Thesis Progress Evaluation (Research Progress)

  • Students must schedule meetings with supervisors or supervisory committees of not less than 40 hours of meetings per semester for full-time students and 20 hours of meetings per semester for part-time students.
  • Pass the oral examination and submit a thesis at the end of the study. 
  • Publish at least two (2) articles in WoS indexed journal to fulfil graduation requirement 
  • International students shall pass Bahasa Melayu course 
    • LMCM1083 Malay Language For International Student; or
    • LMCM1093 Malay Language For Nusantara Student

STPD8014 Research Methodology
This course provides guidance in planning, implementing and succeed in a scientific research. Students are introduced to the science philosophy and ethics necessary to be adopted by researcher with caliber. Students are given exposure to determine and manage risks in scientific research. Apart from that, issues and rules related to research such as intellectual property, copyright, plagiarism etc. will be discussed. Subsequently, students are guided to plan their research and prepare a research proposal. For this, students are trained with techniques in information search both manually and on-line, identifying issues and research objectives, planning research and experimental design within their period of study. Students are required to prepare their research proposal according to the format and making sure that it is free from plagiarism by introduction of plagiarism checker system. Students are given the opportunity to present their proposal in a seminar and defend them. Students also has the opportunity to produce a review paper based on their literature review and experimental design. Students will be evaluated based on the writing of literature review and research proposal, attendance, as well as oral presentation of the research proposal.

  • Master Degree from an institutions of higher learning recognized by the UKM Senate, or other equivalent qualification; or
  • Bachelor Degree in Science with distinction (First Class) from UKM or any institutions of higher learning subject to Faculty’s approval and recognized by the UKM Senate;
  • International student shall obtain minimum results of TOEFL iBT score 46 / IELTS band 5.5 / CEFR band B2 / MUET band 3; (An international student who comes from a country where English is the official language, or who has obtained academic qualifications from any institutions of higher learning that uses English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from the requirement for TOEFL / IELTS / CEFR / MUET); and
  • Fulfill other requirements prescribed by the UKM Senate from time to time.
  1. Public and private sector consultants
  2. Lecturer
  3. Public and private agency researchers
  4. Public and private research officers

Programme Head, Department of Earth Science and Environmental

Dr. Nurul Ain’ Ab Jalil

Email : nurulain@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 4826

Research Area:

  1. Environmental Conservation
  2. Environmental Engineering
  3. Environmental Science
  4. Geology
  5. Marine Science

Programme Head, Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Dr. Wan Syaidatul Aqma Wan Mohd No0r

Email : syaidatul@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 5970


Research Area:

  1. Biology
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology
  5. Genetics
  6. Microbiology
  7. Plant Biotechnology
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Genome Science
  10. Molecular Biology

Programme Head, Department of Chemical Science

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Aishah Hasbullah

Email : aishah80@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 4393

Research Area:

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Chemistry
  3. Chemical Biology

Programme Head, Department of Food Sciences

Dr. Norlida Mat Daud @ Daud

Email : norlida.daud@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 3816

Research Area:

  1. Food Science
  2. Nutrition

Programme Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Prof. Dr. Anuar Mohd Ishak

Email : anuar_mi@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 5756

Research Area:

  1. Actuarial Studies
  2. Data Science and Analytics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Operations Research
  5. Quality and Productivity Improvement
  6. Statistics

Programme Head, Department of Applied Physics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khoo Kok Siong

Email : khoo@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 4506

Research Area:

  1. Bioinformatics
  2. Biophysics
  3. Industrial Safety Management
  4. Material Science
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Nuclear Science
  7. Physics

Tuition Fee

Local (Full Time)

RM18,914.00 / study (minimum 6 semesters)
  • RM 1,010.00 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 745.00 - Service & Activity Fee (every semester)
  • RM 2,239.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 3,994.00 - Total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 2,984.00 - Total fee for subsequent semester

Local (Part Time)

RM19,765.00 / study (minimum 8 semesters)
  • RM 885.00 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 525.00 - Service & Activity Fee (every semester)
  • RM 1,835.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 3,245.00 - Total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 2,360.00 - Total fee for subsequent semester

International (Full Time)

RM58,710.00 / study (minimum 6 semesters)
  • RM 1,710 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 9,500.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 11,210.00 - Total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 9,500.00 - Total fee for subsequent semester

Programme Advisor

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