Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)

Doctor Of Philosophy (Computer Science)

 

Course Overview
  • This programme provides you opportunity to enhance your existing knowledge of computer programming and mathematical frameworks through independent research.
  • You will develop your research skills through two taught modules, i.e. Research Methodology and Algorithm Design & Analysis.
  • This flexible programme provides you the chance to work closely with your supervisors, academic experts, industrial practitioners, and government agencies locally and internationally in the following areas:
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Data Visualisation
    • Big Data
    • Machine Learning
    • Image Processing
    • IOT / Industry 4.0
    • Deep Learning

 

Global supervision team
You will not only be supervised by active and experienced supervisors in UOW Malaysia KDU but also gain access to and guidance from potential co-supervision by researchers from our UK partner university. Interaction with supervisors from different disciplines will enhance your learning opportunities, and allow you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research.

 

Excellence Research Culture
We are committed to providing extensive training and support to all postgraduate students. You will learn Research Methodology and Algorithm Design & Analysis as core modules. Students will also receive training sessions including inventive problem solving approach, project management, scholarship and research funding application, English writing skills, communication skills, and information research and retrieval techniques. Series of research seminars, workshops and talks will be available to enhance and stimulate research culture in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

Programme information

EMPLOYABILITY
Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree programme go into careers in software industry, extending from small and medium companies to multinationals. A number of our graduates have continued their studies at the universities, government services and teaching professions. More than 95% employment rate within the first 6 months upon graduation. On-campus career talks and walk-in interviews are regularly conducted for graduates.

 

A CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULUM WITH MULTIPLE SPECIALIZATION
Our computing curriculum, has covered wide range of specialization field areas knowledge of the theory and practice to apply problem-solving techniques using different programming languages. Apart from that it has included soft skills, together with the programme structure to allow students to train them communication skills in different cultural background.  Students are required to do Industrial training and computing projects during the course of study to future familiarize with industry related problems. The degree course is based on three bonded structures namely, academic consciousness, produce professional computing relevance and a sturdy commitment to employability.

 

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS WITH EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff has specialized in their field area, industry experience, and research activities. They are active researchers to bring innovative talents to share with students and in classroom. Our guest lecturers from industry also provide the current trends and technology enhancement among the students. Our facilitators are involved with Peer-Assisted Learning, in which the final year students provide optional support sessions during the semesters.

 

GRADUATE WITH PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
New opportunities are for the diploma students to improve the dynamic learning with Oracle universities student guide e-Kit on LVC (Live Virtual Classes), Microsoft Technical Assistant (MTA) examinations. Recently the department has initiated EC-Council’s, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH-V9) examinations for the diploma level students. In short, if a student joined the diploma in computer studies or diploma in Games technology they will be graduation their programmes with professional certifications that really stands out from other IT graduates from competitors.

 

INDUSTRY STANDARDS TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
Department of Computing has a wide range of software packages to support the computer science, computer games, animation, networking and business intelligence curriculum, including tools for software/apps development, mobile development, network simulations and more. There is free access to commercial software and servers to staff and students are available. The students are able to use UOW Malaysia KDU Cloud API storage to store their projects deployment.

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKAGES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Today’s cutting edge technology and competitiveness have increased globally within complex environment. To this end, the department of computing works closely with the manufacturing and software industry. It is an essential criterion in creating a robust and complete industry driven curriculum to suit the students and fit to work right after their graduation as well as increasing and taking advantage of research opportunities. The Industry Board of Department of Computing are made up of industry professionals to provide constructive feedback on our curriculum.  Employers include Intel, DELL, National Instruments, Motorola, etc.

 

INDUSTRY-READY
UOW Malaysia KDU graduates are most wanted by the industry either for internship or immediate recruitment.  95% of our graduates are observed by the software industry within 3 months either before or after the completion of studies with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

Duration
3 - 6 years (FT); 4 - 8 years (PT)
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

Programme Structure (Full time / Part time)

Modules Classification Credits
Research Methods Core 4
Algorithm Design & Analysis Core 4
Dissertation/Thesis Project
Intake dates

2019

2 January 1 July
Estimated fees
Local students

RM29,300 (FT)
RM33,100 (PT)

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International students

RM35,550 (FT)

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Notes

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships!

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.

Academic Qualification

Master’s Degree:

Master’s Degree or equivalent and candidates must have completed at least one (1) of their earlier Degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in Computing or related to Computing.

English Requirement

Local Student:

  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57); or
  • Recognized degree (conducted in English); or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 67

 

International Student:

  • IELTS Band 6; or
  • TOEFL PBT (488) / IBT (58); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (169); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • MUET Band 5

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