List of doctorate programme

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

• PhD students will carry out focused research in their area of specialisation, which is of immediate relevance to local interest. 

• Additionally, they will be exposed to new developments and challenges in their research topic 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

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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.
Course Structure

Minimum 4 Semesters ; Maximum 12 Semesters

Entry Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree by research; or
  • Bachelor’s degree by coursework or mixed mode with a CGPA of at least 3.70; or
  • Master’s degree by coursework or mixed mode with a CGPA of at least 2.00-3.69 and Bachelor’s degree with CGPA at least 3.00; or
  • Master’s degree by coursework or mixed mode with a CGPA 2.00-3.69 and Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50-2.99 can be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria*; or
  •  Other qualification approved by Senate from time to time


A minimum score:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic): Band 5.5; or
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT).

    a) Possess relevant work experience;
    b) Have published in respective fields;
    c) Scholarship recepient
    d) Graduate of the University of Malaya;
    e) Government agency staff.
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/

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: October 16, 2018