Duration of Study
3 - 7 Years
Intakes Period
Jan, Jun, Sep
Certified by
MQA (Ref. No: MQA/A11224)
Entry Requirements
Programme Structure
Career Prospect

Doctor of Philosophy in Information & Communication Technology

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) program is aimed at providing PhD Degree holders with the ability to develop new/novel knowledge and expand existing knowledge and application of computing solutions in the organization, society, and worldwide. It exposes the practitioners/researchers to advanced study and training in research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. This program intends to develop research capability, creativity, and ability to collate the results of the research work and to present them in a clear manner, as well as demonstrate knowledge of the literature of the subject.

  • A master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia.
  • Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP.
  • For international students: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or its equivalent.


A bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:

  • A bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
  • Undergo internal assessment; and
  • Any other requirements of the HEP.


Bachelor’s degree candidates who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert to the doctoral degree programmes subjected to the following conditions:

  • Within 1 year for full time and within 2 years for part-time candidates;
  • Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral level through rigorous internal evaluation by the HEP; and
  • Approval of the HEP Senate.


  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization
  • Knowledge Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • IT Governance
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Data Modeling
  • Software models
  • Software Quality
  • Data Analytics
Tuition Fees


RM 31,200 total fees


RM 34,200 total fees

USD 8,550 total fees

Other Fees



RM 1,348


EMGS & Application

RM 3,150

USD 788


RM 6,600

USD 1,650

* Full & partial scholarships are available to apply!

Accommodation Advance Fee (if applicable) = RM250. Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees in USD are for reference only (USD1=RM4). Other optional fees/charges include accommodation, electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.