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. 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.

21 research areas offered:

  1. Environmental Science
  2. Geology
  3. Ocean Science
  4. Animal Science
  5. Botany
  6. Biology
  7. Zoology
  8. Genetics
  9. Biochemistry
  10. Molecular Biology
  11. Plant Biotechnology
  12. Plant Science
  13. Microbiology
  14. Physics
  15. Material Science
  16. Nuclear Science
  17. Mathematics
  18. Statistics
  19. Chemistry
  20. Food Science
  21. Nutrition
  • Research
  • Full Time & Part Time
Full TimePart Time
4 – 6 semesters (2 – 3 years)6 – 8 semesters (3 – 4 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)

  • Students must schedule meetings with supervisors or supervisory committees of not less than 26 hours of meetings per semester for full-time students and 13 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 one (1) article 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

STPD6024 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 researchers. 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 will be evaluated based on written and oral presentation of the research proposal, and final examination.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.75 or equivalent, from any institutions of higher learning recognized by the UKM Senate; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 – 2.74 or equivalent, subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with CGPA < 2.50, with minimum of 5 years working experience or research project in relevant field. Proof of the working experience of a foreign candidate should be acknowledge by the embassy of the respective country;
  • An 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 institution 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:
Marine Science
Environmental Science

Programme Head, Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Dr. Wan Syaidatul Aqma Wan Mohd Noor

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

Research Area:
Molecular Biology
Plant Biotechnology
Animal Science
Plant Science


Programme Head, Department of Chemical Science

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Aishah Hasbullah

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

Research Area:

Programme Head, Department of Food Sciences

Dr. Norlida Mat Daud @ Daud

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

Research Area:
Food Science

Programme Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Prof. Dr. Anuar Mohd Ishak

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

Research Area:

Programme Head, Department of Applied Physics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khoo Kok Siong

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

Research Area:
Materials Science
Nuclear Science

Tuition Fee

Local (Full Time)

RM11,146.00 / study (minimum 4 semesters)
  • RM 1,010.00 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 845.00 - Service & Activity Fee (every semester)
  • RM 1,689.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 3,544.00 - Total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 2,534.00 - Total fee for subsequent semester

Local (Part Time)

RM12,045.00 / study (minimum 6 semesters)
  • RM 885.00 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 625.00 - Service & Activity Fee (every semester)
  • RM 1,235.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 2,745.00 - Total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 1,860.00 - Total fee for subsequent semester

International (Full Time)

RM29,050.00 / study (minimum 4 semesters)
  • RM 1,410 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 6,910.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 8,320.00 - Total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 6,910.00 - Total fee for subsequent semester

Programme Advisor

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