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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull time (3 years) / Part time (4 years)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesRM 45,000
Fees (International Student)RM 45,000
CampusAPU Malaysia
FacultySchool of Computing and Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Mode of StudyResearch
Course Description

Why Our APU PhD By Research Programme?

  • You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors.
  • Wide range of latest research areas in the fields of computing and business administration areas.
  • We have our regular research workshops, colloquium and seminars facilitated by local and international academicians and professionals.
  • Our Student Support Centre is comprehensive - reach our Counsellors, Deans, Lecturers and other supporting staff at anytime.
  • Resourceful online databases.

Subject to the expertise within the School of Computing, Engineering and Technology, the areas of research include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Database Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Green Computing
  • Computing & Society
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Neutral Networks
  • Data Compression
  • User Interfaces
  • Content-based Retrieval
  • Malware Analysis and Detection
  • Data Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Neural Networks
  • Robotics
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Technological Innovation and Change
  • Information System Adoptions
  • Socio-Technical Implications of Advanced ICT Utilisation within the Area of Social Network Technologies
  • Image Processing
  • Graph Theory
  • Computational Analysis
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Natural Language Processing


  • The ODL (Open & Distance Learning) PhD programmes are designed to address the theoretical and practical knowledge skill and artefacts used in the development of relevant research skills.
  • ODL allows students to learn anytime, anywhere at their own pace - this power of freedom has ignited more interest & excitement in learning.
  • Students will reinforce their independent learning skills, as well as demonstrate their ability to produce a professional document.
  • The supervision and monitoring will be conducted via Microsoft Teams and Moodle.
  • There is an option to undertake additional research workshops organized jointly by Graduate School of Technology and Graduate School of Business • Students must participate in online research seminars/colloquiums/conferences. • For PhD in Computing/ Technology, students are required to publish 1 journal article (indexed) as a requirement for the PhD award.
  • Assessment of the fundamental knowledge is carried out through assessment of the students’ performance based on oral and written assessment (viva voce and dissertation).
  • Distance Learning PhD students in APU have to undertake TWO (2) components:
    • Research Methods Module
    • Dissertation
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirement:

• A Masters degree in a related field accepted by the APU Senate

• Other qualifications equivalent to a Masters degree that are accepted by the APU Senate

• Minimum English language requirements of IELTS 6.5.Minimum Entry Requirement:

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).




• IELTS : 5.0

Intake Months

Full Time & Part Time:
07 Jun 2022 | 05 Jul 2022
02 Aug 2022 | 06 Sep 2022
04 Oct 2022 | 01 Nov 2022
06 Dec 2022


ODL - Fully Online

Full Time & Part Time:
07 Jun 2022 | 05 Jul 2022
02 Aug 2022 | 06 Sep 2022
04 Oct 2022 | 01 Nov 2022
06 Dec 2022

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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