Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

Contribute to the Community of Engineering Scholars Around the World


Course Overview
  • This program provide you opportunity to specialise in a chosen field of engineering research. You will understand, study and demonstrate your novelty in engineering research and contributions to engineering knowledge through your dissertation.
  • This is the best way for you to demonstrate your research passion, discover new knowledge, contribute to engineering knowledge and being recognized by obtaining a doctoral degree.
  • You will develop your research skills through two taught modules, i.e. research methodology and quantitative analysis.
  • This is a flexible framework, that you will have chances working closely with your supervisors, academic experts, industrial practitioners, government agency from local and international in the following areas:
    • Electrical and electronic
    • Embedded System
    • Image Processing
    • Renewable/Sustainable energy
    • Artificial Intelligent
    • Quality
    • Advanced Materials
    • Solid mechanics and materials
    • Thermo-fluids and turbomachinery
    • Manufacturing and system Engineering
    • Green manufacturing
    • IOT / Industry 4.0


Global supervision team
You will be supervised by active and experienced supervisor in UOW Malaysia KDU, and gain access and guidance from potential co-supervisor by partner university located in Australia and UK. Interaction with supervisors from different discipline enhance your learning opportunities, and allow you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research.


Excellence Research Culture
We are committed in providing extensive training and support to all postgraduate students. You will learn research methodology and analysis method through core modules. Student will also receive training sessions; including inventive problem solving approach, project management, scholarship and research funding application, English writing, communication skills and information research and retrieval. Series of research seminars, workshops and talks will be available, enhance and stimulating  research culture in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan.

Program information

Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but it is the subject areas that continue to be in demand, and the graduates are also more likely to find employment quickly and work their way up the career ladder with an engineering degree under their belt. As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key-role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Studying engineering also brings prestige, wide variety of career progression opportunities, having the chance to improve the world, worldwide travel and employment opportunities, as well as career satisfaction. More importantly, it sets one up for professional success. Engineers can be Entrepreneurs; we call them “Technopreneur”.


With more than 30% academicians with PhD and industry specialists from leading global corporations, we provide access to real-world technology innovations and industry insights.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College delivers industry-certified graduates with professional certifications (e.g. MyTRIZ, Labview, SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics), experienced in handling and solving industrial related problems. This ensures a seamless transition to employment upon graduation.


We partner with a leading UK university to give you access to a world class education in Malaysia. Northumbria University is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

3-6 years (Full-time), 4-8 years (Part-time)
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan

Programme Structure (Full time / Part time)

Modules Classification Credits
Research Methods Core 4
Quantitative Analysis Core 4
Dissertation/Thesis Project


Intake dates


13 January 1 June 14 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM29,300 (Full Time)
RM37,100 (Part Time)

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International students

RM35,750 (Full Time)

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Master Degree:
Master’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate

English Requirement

Local Student:
MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL; or Recognised Master (conducted in English); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (67)


International Student:
MUET Band 3; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE (160) & CPE (180); or PTE Academic (36)



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.