List of doctorate programme

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

PhD students will carry out focused research in their area of specialization, which is of immediate relevance to local interest. Additionally, they will be alerted to the challenges faced in the international arena through media, seminars, conferences and keynote addresses and also through research attachments and collaborative exchange arrangements with international recognised research centres.

Contact Person:
Dr Hasniyati Hamzah
Tel: +603-7967 5389


PhD students are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication. As such, through the exposure in the course of completing the PhD, students will have the benefits of exposure in conducting research in their particular areas of interest or specialisation and acquiring an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in the field of the built environment. The PhD programme also develops the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge. PhD students will also gain a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in the built environment.
Career Opportunity
Students who have undertaken the PhD programme may pursue their careers in academia and industry related to the built environment.
Entry Requirement
Local applicants are required to have :
  • Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent in a related field from a recognized university;
  • Priority is to candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0 and above or equivalent.
  • Master’s Degree by research or equivalent in a related field from a recognized university or Master’s Degree by coursework or coursework and research or equivalent in a related field from a recognized university with a CGPA of at least 3.0 and above or equivalent; or
  • Other qualification approved by Senate from time to time.
International applicants are required to have:
  • Have at least IELTS of at least Band 6 or TOEFL of at least 550 if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • International Candidates are also required to attend and complete satisfactorily the Bahasa Malaysia course by the University before graduation.
Intake Schedule

Application and admission are open throughout the year.

For further information, please visit the Institute of the Graduate Studies website ips.um.edu.my or http://fbe.um.edu.my/


RM 16,598 (Local Student)

RM 30,745 (International Student)

Last Update: January 10, 2018