Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I apply to enroll at UTM AIS?
  2. When is the next intake?
    • The next intake is September 2014 for Semester 1 2014/2015 Session.
    • Two intake will be open every year for taught course which is February and September
  3. When is the dead line for the next intake?
    • Application for taught course will be closed TWO month before new Semester start. However, application for full research program is open throughout the year.
  4. How can students get sponsors?
    • Sponsors for local students are made available from PTPN, EPF, Mara Loan, JPA Loan, Zamalah
    • Local Sponsors for international students are limited but refer to UTM’s SPS website for IDF and RSG (Research Student Grant).
  5. What are the fees per semester for Master and Phd programs?
    • Please refer to UTM AIS website for programs offered at UTM AIS. Other fees structure varies from one faculty to another
  6. What are the difference between Master of Philosophy, Master of Software Engineering, Master by taught course and mix mode?
    • Please refer to UTM AIS website for program descriptions OR come personally to meet our UTM AIS academic staff.
  7. Why is the course fees at UTM KL higher than the one at UTM JB?
    • Course fees in UTM KL are higher because they are considered as a special program (Program Khas) which caters for particular target groups (industries, a particular government agency/organization) and these courses are also held during weekends during which industry based lecturers/speakers are sometimes engaged.
  8. Does the candidates still need to sit for IELTS/TOEFL for Phd programs, when during Master program it had been taken?
    • TOEFL (min 550) / IELTS (min 6.0) is valid for 2 years prior to any program application.
  9. Can foreigners with working permit apply to be a part time student at UTM AIS?
    • Yes, they are allowed on one condition, they are committed to attend at least 90% of the lecture classes and pass them.
  10. What is the difference between Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Software Engineering?
    • Doctor Of Philosophy is a fully researched program whereby the students will be pursuing areas of research with multidisciplinary disciplines related to ICT (e.g. software engineering, security, education, healthcare, business etc.). Doctor of Software Engineering relates to any research on industry based problems with respect to the state of the art of software design, software requirements, software development etc.
  11. Why are the fees for Doctor of Software Engineering higher than Doctor of Philosophy?
    • The fees are higher because an industrial supervisor has to be appointed in addition to the academic supervisor and students are required to sit and pass with good grades for five courses as a partial requirement for graduation.
  12. What are the fees per semester for a Doctoral Program?
    • Please refer to the brochures of each program offered at UTM AIS. They are also on our website.
  13. How can I apply for a satellite program package?
    • Programs that run at locations other than UTM Campus will incur higher fees compared to the ones on campus. The locations will normally be held at recognized IHL for the sake of adhering to the quality accreditation by KPT. An MOU/LOI has to be endorsed before any take-off.