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Program Overview

The Master of Philosophy is a programme of independent, supervised research and is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis. This program can be taken in any discipline especially in the area of informatics, for which appropriate supervision is available.


Program Outcome
This Master research program is capable of developing students with the following capabilities with the following capabilities :

  1. Exploring the  knowledge and theories suitable for the particular master level research context.
  2. Identifying and  analysing the appropriate level of research problem and producing suitable research proposal.
  3. Justifying and verifying the proposed research using related fundamental theories.
  4. Performing the research in a systematic manner.
  5. Presenting and defending their research.
  6. Writing and publishing their research work.

Research Area
The main research areas which have been recognised and progressively growing up in UTM AIS, but  not limited to the following areas are:

  1. Software Design, Development, Analysis and, Testing
  2. Information Security/Assurance
  3. Multimedia Security
  4. Digital Forensic
  5. Business Informatics
  6. Healthcare Informatics
  7. Educational Informatics
  8. Enterprise Architecture
  9. Computer Systems Engineering
  10. Web services
  11. Mobile computing
  12. Secure embedded system
  13. Information analytics
  14. Image Processing and Pattern Recognitions

Mode of Study
This Master research program is fully research-based. However, students are also required to take one university general elective course and a research methodology course. 

Mode Min Semester Max Semester
Full time 3 6
Part time 4 8

Student Assessmen
For Master programme, assessments are carried out using progress report at the end of every semester. Students are also required to present their research progress through seminar and colloquiums organized by the School. The student will be expected to present his/her proposal by the middle of the second semester.


This program will be conducted at Advanced Informatics School (UTM AIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. 

English language is the main medium for teaching & learning activities

Career Opportunity
Master of Philosophy graduates move into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research, from the more traditional pathway of research and  academic careers to various professional arenas in a wide variety of informatics fields.

All applications must be made online through School of Postgraduate Studies official website (

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Tel: +603-2180 5213 / 5217 / 5275

Fax: +603-2180 5370