FST Postgraduate


This programme offers students to conduct PhD level scientific research at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (home institution) and Gifu University (host institution). The field offered is in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. This field is further divided into several areas of specialization that will highlight the areas of expertise of FST and UKM in research in line with the status of Research University (RU).

  • Physical Science
  • Material Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Processing

Research & Full Time

6 – 12 semesters (3 – 6 years)


Intake – every April

*subjected to UKM academic calendar

English Language

SemesterCourse TypeCode and Name of CourseTotal Credit
I or II

Core Course

  • STPD8014 Research Methodology
  • Other course offered by the department (6 credits)



Thesis Progress Evaluation (Research Progress)


Thesis Progress Evaluation (Research Progress)

  • Students are required to register courses offered by both institutions. The required number of credits is a minimum of 10 credit hours.
  • Students are required to register and pass the core course STPD8014 Research Methodology.
  • Research at the home university in Semester 1 and 2, and at the host university in Semester 3 and 4 and return to study at the home university in Semester 5 and 6.
  • Students must schedule meetings with supervisors or supervisory committees of not less than 40 hours of meetings per semester
  • Pass the oral examination and submit a thesis at the end of the study. The thesis will be evaluate by the UKM, GU and external examiner.
  • 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 Coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Aishah Hasbullah

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


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

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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