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Program Overview


This programme offers flexibility for students to conduct independent research under the supervision of an academic with related expertise in the area of informatics. The program is designed to produce professional and dedicated researchers who will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and expertise to face future research challenges of the informatics industry.

Program Outcome

This Doctoral research programme is capable to develop students with the following capabilities :

1.Exploring the various knowledge and theories suitable for the particular research context.
2.Identifying and analysing the research problem critically and creatively and producing well thought research proposal.
3.Justifying  and  verifying  the  research  proposal or solution using various related fundamental theories.
4.Performing the research in a systematic/scientific manner.
5.Adapting lifelong learning.
6.Writing and publishing their research work in both national and international refereed and high impact factor journals.
7.Presenting and defending their research work in national and international conferences, and finally during their oral viva.
8.Demonstrating practicing ethical code of conduct professionalism.

Research Area

The main research areas which have been recognized and progressively growing up in UTM AIS, but not limited to the following areas are Software Design, Development, Analysis and Testing, Information Security/Assurance, Multimedia Security, Digital Forensic, Business Informatics, Healthcare Informatics, Educational Informatics, Enterprise Architecture, Computer Systems Engineering, Web services, Mobile computing, Secure Embedded System, Information Analytics, Image Processing and Pattern Recognitions.

Mode of Study

This Doctor of Philosophy programme 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 6 12
Part time 8 16

Student Assessment

For the doctoral programme assessments are carried out using progress report at the end of every semester. Students are also required to present their research findings through seminars and colloquiums organized by the School. Full time student will be expected to present his/her proposal to a panel of examiners by the middle of the third 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

Graduates are able to work as Researchers, Academics, Solutions Architects, Systems Engineers, Systems Integrators, Systems Analysts, Software Engineers, Systems Managers, Systems Consultants or any job in a wide variety of informatics field.

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

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