COURSE STRUCTURE FOR DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) BY RESEARCH MODE

School of Electrical & Electronic offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research mode, which is specifically designed to produce professional engineers and experts who are able to conduct systematic research and able to blend theoretical and practical aspects of learning according to the relevant needs of the industrial public sectors and nations.

Name of programme: 
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Study Mode: 

  • Full time research mode
  • Part time research mode

Duration:

  • Full time (Minimum 4 semesters, maximum 10 semesters)
  • Part time (Minimum 6 semesters, maximum 15 semesters)

Requirement of admission:

(i)  MSc in engineering or related fields (Research mode), or

     MSc in engineering or related fields with minimum CGPA of 2.75.

(ii)For international students, there is an additional English language requirement, which is:

Exemption is given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)

Areas of specialisation:

Communications
o      RF system and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
o      Wireless & mobile systems
o      Antenna & propagation
o      Microwave & satellite systems

Computer Engineering
o      Imaging
o      Digital signal processing
o      Distributed computing
o      Software engineering

Control & Automation
o      Robotics
o      Sensors &  Instrumentation
o      Computational intelligence
o      Industrial automation control

Microelectronics
o      Advanced digital systems
o      Integrated circuit design
o      Device modelling & characterization
o      Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
o      Analogue and digital IC design

Power Systems & Electrical Machines
o      Power electronics & devices
o      Power system & energy conversion
o      Electrical machine & drives
o      Power quality management


Requirements of graduation:
(i) Complete PhD thesis
(ii) Pass viva-voce


Interested candidate can applied on line via:

http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/prospective-students/admission

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