Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


Candidates for PhD programme under School of Computing (SOC) must possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent AND must have completed at least ONE (1) of their earlier Degrees (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in Computing or related to computing.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is offered by full research. Students should have adequate research knowledge and skills as stipulated by the Academic Committee. Students who do not possess these criteria are required to register and pass the following two (2) pre-requisite courses with at least a B grade before they continue with their research:

  1. SZRZ6014       Research Methodology
  2. SCLE6014       Academic Writing; and/or
  3. Any other courses as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee  

Students are also required to:

  1. present their research work at colloquiums/symposiums arranged by the Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences /respective Schools;
  2. Present and defend their research proposals successfully.


  • Computational Science (Modelling and Simulation)
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
  • Networking and Communication 
  • Architecture and Organization
  • Operating Systems
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Information and System Security
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Software Engineering Methods
  • Systems Fundamentals
  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Social Issues and Professional Practice
  • Information Technology Fundamentals (Pervasive Themes in IT, IT and Its Related and Informing   Disciplines, Application Domains)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Integrative Programming and Technologies
  • System Administration and Maintenance
  • System Integration and Architecture
  • Social and Professional Issue
  • Web Systems and Technologies
  • Information Management
  • Networking
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Platform Technologies
  • Software Modelling and Analysis
  • Software Design
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Software Evolution
  • Software Process
  • Software Quality
  • Software Management
  • Professional Practice
  • Engineering foundations and economics for software
  • Construction Technologies and Methods
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Programming Languages
  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Information Assurance and Security (Secure Design, Defensive Programming, Threats and   Attacks, Cryptography)
  • Information Management (Database Systems, Data Modelling)
  • Operating Systems (concurrency, Scheduling and Dispatch, Memory Management, Security and Protection)
  • Foundations of Information Systems (Characteristics of the Digital World, Information Systems Components, Information Systems in Organizations, Globalization, Valuing Information Systems, Information Systems Infrastructure, The Internet and WWW, Security of Information Systems, Business Intelligence, Enterprise-wide Information Systems, Development and Acquisition, Information Systems Ethics and Crime).
  • Data and Information Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • IS Project Management
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Business Process Management, Analysis of Business Requirements, Project Specification and Prioritization, Analysis of Project Feasibility)
  • IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition.

How to Apply

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