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PhD Engineering And Engineering Trades

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    Mode
    Full Time
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    Level
    PhD
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    Duration
    3 Years
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    Intake
    Jan, May & Sep
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    Tution Fees
    N/A

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Entry requirements

Interested applicants should complete the online application, making clear on the form that you are applying to study at the Malaysia Campus.All applicants should hold an MSc or first class MEng recognised by the Malaysian government and deemed acceptable by the University. Occasionally, candidates holding a first class BEng Hons or BSc Hons may be admitted if they also have significant research experience.Some PhD students will be invited to interview prior to a formal offer being made.

Supporting documents

Applicants should also submit the following:
  • Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of certificates for degrees already awarded.
  • A detailed research proposal.

English language requirements

In addition to meeting the required academic levels of achievement, students will also need to demonstrate an ability to speak, read and write in English at level IELTS-6.5 or equivalent.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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Detailed entry requirements

 

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry applicants must have:
  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. 
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.
For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:
  • Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification.
  • Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation.
  • Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted.
There is no entry at PG Certificate level except through exceptional agreement with approved learning partners.Non-graduating study at masters level:
  • Entry is based on CV or on formal academic qualifications or graduate (or incorporated) membership of a relevant professional institution.

January or September entry

Distance learning students can choose to start their studies in January or September. The January intake is not available to students studying on-campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We are committed to providing study opportunities to applicants who have a wide range of prior experiences through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For more information on RPL, please contact the Online Admissions Team ([email protected]) ahead of application. We can only consider requests for RPL at the time of application to a course of study. 

English language requirements

If English is not the applicant’s first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.Applicants who have previously successfully completed courses delivered in the medium of English language may be considered and will be required to provide documentary evidence of this. Examples would be secondary school education or undergraduate degree course. A minimum of at least one year of full time study (or equivalent) in the medium of English language will be required.We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters course:
  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking and listening)

Online learning students

Please note that distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

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