PhD (Engineering) and MEng programmes at Perak
|PhD (Engineering) (KA11099) and MEngSc (KA11098) Programmes at Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (Perak Campus)
The Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) is entrusted with a mission to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, conduct leading-edge basic and applied research, and support and enhance the profession of engineering and green technology through its education, research and service activities.
FEGT aspires to play a central role as the new knowledge provider of basic and applied aspects of engineering and green technology. The Faculty is devoted to providing high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which will in turn produce qualified, skilful, knowledgeable and well-informed engineers, committed to pursuing knowledge in the frontiers of science
The PhD (Engineering) and MEng programmes offered by FEGT are fully research-based programmes. This gives the opportunities to the prospective postgraduate students to carry out high quality basic and applied research in engineering and science as well as advancing the frontiers of science for the betterment of humanity with the guidance provided by the enthusiastic and experienced researchers in the faculty and the university.
The objectives of the programmes are to produce graduates who could respond to abstract problems that expands and redefines existing procedural knowledge, communicate results of research and innovation to peers engaged in critical dialogue, lead and originate complex social processes, with trained skills and knowledge and ensure the success of incorporating specialised area of engineering and science by carrying out quality research to spur the research and development in the nation, and demonstrate an awareness and understanding of intellectual property issues, appreciate and contribute to knowledge exchange.
Mode of Study
By Research (Structure A)
The programme consists exclusively of a research-based mode of study (Structure A). The research-based programme entails a specific programme of research under appropriate supervision. Research-based programmes generally have the objective of training candidates in research methodology and techniques, and in the critical evaluation of the research work carried out.
The research topic must relate to the discipline which it falls under. The research work produced in the form of a PhD or Master's thesis must display original and critical thought and be a significant contribution to knowledge.
Duration of Study
PhD (Eng) Full-time Minimum 2 years; Maximum 6 years
Part-time Minimum 4 years; Maximum 8 years
MEng (Eng) Full-time Minimum 1 year ; Maximum 4 years
Part-time Minimum 2 years; Maximum 6 years
Medium of Instruction
Open throughout the year
Minimum Entry Requirements
For PhD (Engineering) Programme
(i) a Master's degree from UTAR and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to the satisfaction of the Senate; or
(ii) a Master's degree of another university or equivalent qualification from an institution as approved by the Senate and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to the satisfaction of the Senate; or
(iii) any other qualifications equivalent to (i) or (ii) as approved by the Senate
For MEngSc Programme
(a) A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in related areas from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman or any other university recognised by the Senate; or
(b) An equivalent qualification from an institution recognized as of comparable status by the Senate; or
(c) A degree or equivalent with at least two (2) years working experience after obtaining that degree, or equivalent.‘two’ (2) years working experience’ means any working experience after obtaining that qualification which period shall also include practical training and any industrial attachment.
An applicant is also required to possess any one of the following:
· SPM/O-Level English, minimum C4
· Paper-based TOFEL, minimum score 580
· Computer-based TOEFL, minimum score 237
· Internet-based Testing (IBT), minimum score 92
· International English Language Testing System (IELTS), minimum score 6.5
· English 1119, credit
· MUET, minimum band 4.0
· American College Testing Assessment (ACT), minimum score 22
· Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), minimum score 500
· English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT), minimum score 980
· Any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University
1. For PhD (Engineering) Programme:
2. For MEngSc Programme:
Process of Evaluation and Assessment
Academic Staff Research Areas
The researchers at the faculty are also working closely with the researchers at Faculty of Engineering and Science (FES) at Setapak Campus:
To alleviate the financial burden shouldered by postgraduate students as well as to attract potential applicants to the postgraduate programmes, UTAR offers financial aid in the form of research assistantship. There are three types of assistantships in UTAR which are as follows:
(i) Project Research Assistantship
(ii) Research Scholarship Scheme
(iii) Student Assistantship
The purpose of these assistantships is to provide researchers of UTAR a platform to source assistance in research work and also to provide opportunity for students or research assistants to be involved and assist in research projects and thus enhancing their exposure and experience in research. However, the quantity of assistantships is limited and on a competitive basis.
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For additional information, please contact:
Asst. Prof. Dr. Lee Sheng Chyan
Deputy Dean (R&D and Postgraduate Programmes)
Department of Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology
UTAR Perak Campus,
Jalan Universiti, Bandar Barat,
31900 Kampar, Perak.
Tel: +605-4688888 Extension: 1019
UTAR reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.