The PhD in Engineering programme is designed to prepare individuals for the generation of new knowledge in the advanced and applied aspects of Engineering Research by considering IR4.0 and sustainability and green technology. The objective of this is to train its candidates through intensive research. Graduates will demonstrate the capacity to design, conduct and report sustained and original research with emphasis on current industry demands. While the research is conducted under the supervision of an eligible academic advisor, candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently.

Programme Structure

  • Ful research - based programme

  • The applicant needs to pass “Research Methodology”

  • Students need to present their yearly research progress

Programme Educational Objective (PEO)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEO 1 Utilise innovative methodologies, models and techniques embedded with sustainability and modern technology to generate new ideas by applying modern research knowledge.
PEO 2 Communicate professionally to express information to generate solutions for complex problems within social, ethical and legal responsibilities.
PEO 3 Possess interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills for lifelong learning, research and sustainable development in line with green and modern industry demands.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Upon completion of the programme, the students will be able to :
PLO 1 Advanced Knowledge – Synthesise knowledge and contribute to original research that broadens the frontier of knowledge in engineering-related fields.
PLO 2 Modern Tools Usage – Adapt practical skills leading to innovative ideas in the relevant engineering fields.
PLO 3 Society – Provide expert advice to society in the engineering-related fields.
PLO 4 Ethics – Conduct research independently and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of engineering practice.
PLO 5 Individual and Team Work / Communication – Conduct research independently and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of engineering practice.
PLO 6 Problem Solving – Critically appraise problems in engineering-related fields using scientific skills.
PLO 7 Long Life Learning – Recognise the need for continuing professional and sustainable development and lifelong learning.

Entry Requirement

Master’s Degree A Master’s Degree or other equivalent qualifications accepted by the HEP Senate


  • There shall be no direct entry from bachelor’s degree level to doctoral degree level
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programme within ONE(1) year after their master’s degree registration, subjected to:
    • Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral degree level
    • Rigorous internal evaluation by the HEP
    • Approval by the HEP Senate

Career Opportunities

  • Researcher

  • Industry R&D

  • Lecturer

Why Study at MAHSA

  • Dynamic & Industry Relevant Curriculum

  • Interactive & Problem Based Learning

  • Flexible Learning & Weekend Classes

  • Experienced Academic Staff

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