FST Postgraduate


This programme is based on continuous assessment of all courses given. For practical works, students are required to hand in laboratory reports. Seminars and Technical visits (even though not accounted) are compulsory. This program is offered full-time only and is only offered once in every study session.

Course Work & Full Time

Minimum 2 semesters (1 year)

Maximum 4 semesters (2 years)


Intake – Every October

*subjected to UKM academic calendar

English Language

SemesterCourse TypeCourse Code & NameTotal Credit

Core Course

Research Methodology

Interaction of Radiation with Matters

Regulatory Controls

Quantities and Measurements

Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Biological Systems

Principles of Radiation Protection

Practical I

Research Project I



Core Course

Intervention for Protection of the Public

Environmental Engineering of Nuclear Power

Internal Exposure Assessment

Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards

Radioactive Waste Management

Medical Exposure

Protection Against Occupational Exposure

Practical II

Research Project II


Total Credits


STPD6024 Research Methodology

This course provides guidance in planning, implementing and succeed in scientific research. Students are introduced to the philosophy of science 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 free from plagiarism. Students are given the opportunity to present and defend their proposal in a seminar. Students will be evaluated based on written and oral presentation of the research proposal, and final examination

STSN6012 Interaction of Radiation with Matters
This course covers an introduction to radiation protection and safety of radiation sources, basic nuclear physic and mathematics including statistics used in radiation protection. This course also includes interaction of radiation with matter and sources of radiation and also detection and measurement of quantum particles.

STSN6052 Intervention for Protection of the Public
This course covers awarenes due to chronic esposure, radiological and nuclear accidents. It also covers basic of emergency procedures, evaluation and monitoring in emergency situation and radiological and nuclear accidents.

STSN6132 Regulatory Control
This course is aim at discussing the scope and framework of basic regulation and the regulatory body involved in radiation protection. It also covers effective regulatory programmes in radiation protection.

STSN6142 Environmental Engineering of Nuclear Power
This course covers the environmental effects of nuclear power and radiations. Radiological assessment methods and characterizing the various radiation sources are deals directly with analysis. Liquid effleunt managemement and dispersion of gaseous radioactive nuclides and transport or migration of radioactivity through surface water, underground water and biosphere are described. Finally environmental pathway modelling is examined and compared.

STSN6212 Quantities and Measurements
This course covers dosimetric quantities, units and calculation. It also includes dosimetric calculations and measurements, principles of radiation protection and measurements. Besides that it also discusses on the choice of detectors suitable for radiation field involved.

STSN6222 Internal Exposure Assessment
This course covers assessment of occupational exposure due to intakes of radionuclides. It also covers monitoring programmes, biokinetic models used by ICRP, calculations of committed effective dose, calibration and quality assurance.

STSN6312 Effect of Ionising Radiation on Biological Systems
This course covers the mechanism of the effects of radiation at molecular and cellular level. It is aim at presenting models used in determining the risk coefficients and estimating effects. This includes radiation effects at the molecular level, deterministic effect and stochastic effects.

STSN6322 Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
This course covers introduction to national and regional systems for nuclear safety, physical protection of nuclear materials and facilities, detection and response, principles of nuclear safeguards, nuclear material accountacy,integrated safeguards, containment and surveillance, satellite monitoring and international law.

STSN6412 Radioactive Waste Management
This course covers types of nuclear waste, waste classification and overall management like treatment and disposal of radioactive waste from NPP and treatment facilities, solididfication and volume reduction technology, package and transportation, interim storage and disposal repository, repository safety analysis, decommission and decontamination, and spent fuel management are treated in this course.

STSN6422 Principles and Radiation Protection
This course covers basic conceptual framework of International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the role of other organizations or agencies such as International Organizations in Radiation Protection, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation (WHO, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Nuclear Energy Agency of OECD (NEA/OECD) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in radiation protection.

STSN6432 Training the Trainer and Technical
This course is aim at instilling skills in organizing trainings. It covers general consideration for individuals to be trained and the types of training, individual traits, how to teach in a group, course design and evaluation. This is a also include as an option a 2 weeks industrial visit to various industries, hospital and the regulatory board novel in the using or regulating the use of radioactive sources.

STSN6512 Medical Exposure
This course covers scope and responsibilities, justification of medical exposures, optimization of protection for medical exposures, quality assurance and accidental exposures in medical applications. Beside these it also discusses cases of exposure accidents in the medical field.

STSN6522 Protection Against Occupational Exposure
This course covers organization and managements, methods of protection and safe use of radiation sources. It also covers individual and workplace monitoring, health surveillance and potential exposures. This includes protection against occupational exposure in industrial radiography, industrial irradiators and accelerator, gauging devices, well logging devices, radioisotope production plants, nuclear medicine.

STSN6614 Practical I
This course involves practical and demonstrations of each type of portable monitoring for α, β, γ radiations and description of each use, the use of manual equipment, the determination of the characteristics of GM detector, determining the level of background radiation. It also includes the measurement of beta radiation levels for beta emitter samples and determination of total efficiency, calibration gamma scintillation spectrometer in terms of energy and activity.

STSN6624 Practical II
This course involves practical including inverse square law, the attenuation of gamma ray study, maximum energy level of beta radiation, isotope production, absorption of beta particles in different materials, complex gamma spectrum analysis using semiconductor detectors as well as field work, which involves sample collection.

STSN6972 Research Project I
This course is aim at training students to study specific topics on radiation protection through extensive readings and guided research. Students are required to prepare a literature survey of a chosen topic and to prepare a proposal of the research that will be conducted in STSN6986 Research Projects II.

STSN6986 Research Project II
This course offers student the opportunity to do research on specific topics of interest under the supervision of one or a group of supervisors. The research can be conducted experimentally or analytically. Students are required to prepare a dissertation report on the research and will be asked to defend the results orally.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.50 or equivalent, from any institutions of higher learning  recognized by the UKM Senate; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.00 – 2.49 or equivalent, 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; or
  • Fulfill Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL A) for local candidates only:
    • should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application; and
    • possess at least STPM or diploma in relevant field or other equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the UKM Senate; and
    • possess a certificate of MQA APEL with MQF Level 7
  • 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 / MUET); and
  • Fulfill other requirements prescribed by the UKM Senate from time to time.

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Aznan Fazli Ismail

Email : aznan@ukm.edu.my
Phone : 03-8921 3919

Tuition Fee


RM8,714.00 / study (minimum 2 semesters)
  • RM 1,010.00 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 420.00 - Service & Activity Fee (every semester)
  • RM 156.00 - Tuition Fee (per credit)
  • RM 1,430.00 + (RM 156.00 x no. of credit) - total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 420.00 + (RM 156.00 x no. of credit) - total fee for subsequent semester


RM34,610.00 / study (minimum 2 semesters)
  • RM 1,410.00 - Registration Fee (1st semester only)
  • RM 16,600.00 - Tuition Fee
  • RM 18,010.00 - total fee for 1st semester
  • RM 16,600.00 - total fee for subsequent semester

Programme Advisor

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