Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Level PHD
  Duration Minimum : 6 semesters Maximum:12 semesters
Intake Deadline


Overview of Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia

The Doctor of Philosophy, Field: Computer Science is offered on a full-time basis. The programme is offered only at the UTM Main Campus in Johor Bahru. The duration of study for the programme is subjected to the student’s entry qualifications and lasts between three (3) years to a maximum of six (6) years.

The programme is offered on full-time only and are based on a 2-Semester per academic session. This is a full research programme. The candidate is supervised by a qualified academic staff. The directed research work introduces candidates to the process by which new knowledge is developed and applied accordingly. Assessment is done by examining first assessment reports (research proposal), each semester’s progress reports, and thesis examination (viva-voce).


  1. Information Assurance and Security
  • Web Filtering
  • Cyber Threat Analytic
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention System
  • Malware Detection
  • Digital Forensic
  • Cryptography
  • Watermarking & Information Hiding
  • IoT and Wireless Sensor Security
  • Information Security & Management
  • Information Disaster & Risk Management
  1. Applied Industrial Analytics
  • Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Industrial Analytics
  • AI-Softcomputing
  1. Pervasive Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Wireless Mesh Network
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET)<
  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET)
  • Wireless Body Area Network
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security
  • Blockchain
  1. Soft Computing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Intelligent Database Systems
  • Information Retrieval and Text Analytics
  • Intelligent E-Learning
  • Intelligent Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Medical Informatics
  • Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics
  • Intelligent Financial Analysis
  1. Software Engineering
  • Software Modeling and Specification
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Software Usability and Reusability
  • Software as Service
  • Dependable Embedded Real-Time Systems
  • Agile Software Development
  • Intelligent Software Systems
  • Model Driven Architecture
  • Software Product Line
  • Software Maintenance and Evolution.
  1. Visual, Visualisation and Vision
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Speech Processing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Webometric
  • Intelligent System
  1. Artificial Intelligence and Bioinfomatics
  • Bioinformatics<
  • Computational Biology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Operation Research
  • Image Processing In Silico Biotechnology
  • Timetable/Scheduling
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computational Manufacturing
  1. Information Engineering Behavioral Informatics
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Multimedia Information Retrieval
  • Intelligent Database Systems and Data Warehousing
  • Intelligent E-Learning
  • Intelligent Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Medical Informatics
  • Chemo-informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Text Analytics
  • Intelligent Financial Analytics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • System Dynamics Analysis


Obtained Bachelor degree with the following grade
  • First Class
  • Second Class Upper
  • Excellent Pass
Working Experience
CPA Scale of 4
2.75 or higher No Working Experience Needed
CPA Scale of 5
3.38 or higher
CPA Scale of 20
13.75 and higher
68.75% or higher
1000 Marks
687.5 or higher


Obtained Bachelor degree with the following grade
  • Second Class Lower
  • Very Good Pass
Working Experience
CPA Scale of 4
2.50 <CPA < 2.75

Subject to rigorous internal


CPA Scale of 5
3.13 <CPA < 3.43
CPA Scale of 20
12.5 <CPA < 13.75
62.5% <CPA < 68.75%
1000 Marks
625 <CPA < 687.5


Obtained Bachelor degree with the following grade
  • Good Pass
  • Third Class
Working Experience
CPA Scale of 4
CPA below 2.50

5 years working experience

in the related field

CPA Scale of 5
CPA below 3.13
CPA Scale of 20
CPA below 12.5
CPA  below 62.5%
1000 Marks
CPA below 625


  • Achieve a total minimum of 3 credits hours with a minimum CPA of 3.0.
  • Successfully defend a comprehensive oral examination (viva voce) of the thesis submitted at the completion of study.

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