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Doctor Of Philosophy (Information Technology)

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The PhD (Information Technology) programme is designed to produce high-quality professionals in the computing industry. This is in line with the national aspiration in enhancing the human capital which will be the pillar in achieving vision 2020. The PhD (Information Technology) programme in OUM creates an opportunity to develop various skills which include research, critical thinking, practical, communication and academic writing among working adults in research institutions and industries towards creating specialised and technology-driven economic structure.

Upon completion of this programme our graduates will be:
  • Professionals who are knowledgeable theoretically and technically in research in-line with industry requirement.
  • Professionals who are effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organisation.
  • Professionals who are capable to solve or develop computing solution innovatively, creatively, ethically and propagate lifelong learning.


Detailed entry requirements

Normal Entry

  • Master’s degree or equivalent AND candidate must complete at least ONE (1) of the first-degree studies (Bachelor or Master) in Computing or related to Computing.
  • International students should have proof of written and oral English proficiency, for example a 6.0 scale for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent.


  • No direct admission from Bachelor’s degree to Doctoral programme.
  • Candidate with a bachelor degree who has enrolled for a masters degree programme may apply to change to a doctoral programme within 1 year after registering for the programme, subject to the following provisions:
    • Has demonstrated competence and ability to conduct research at the postgraduate level (Level 8 MQF);
    • A comprehensive internal assessment by the HEP; and
    • Obtain approval from the HEP Senate.

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