UNITAR International University Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Information Technology
Course Available
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) is a full-research doctoral programme that gives students the opportunity to explore a topic of their choice with a supervising expert in that field. The final deliverable for the course is a prototype system which will allow students ample opportunity to feed their naturally inquiring minds and passion for problem solving.
Course Structure
Career Prospects
Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Ph.D Programme:

  • A Master’s Degree in the field of Information Technology/ Computer Science/ Software Engineering or its equivalent; AND pass SPM with credit in English; OR
  • A Master’s Degree from an institution which uses English as the medium of instruction; OR  
  • Pass an internal assessment (oral examination) set by the university, with a minimum grade of C. The panel of the assessment shall comprise of two senior members of the faculty/ school and a representative from the English Language Department from UNITAR Foundation School (UFS) or other relevant department. The panel is appointed by the Dean/ Director of the respective faculty/ school /centers; AND
  • For international students, candidate with minimum score of 550 in TOEFL or minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS. Any additional assistance will be provided by the English Language Department; AND
  • A proposal of about 500 words in English must be submitted together with all the relevant documents required for admission to the University on the registration day
Course Structure

Study Mode & Duration

  • Min: 3 Years/ Max: 5 Years

Year 1

  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Advanced Research Ethics
  • Advanced Qualitative Techniques
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis
  • Colloquium 1
Year 2
  • Development 1
  • Proposal Submission and Defense
  • Development 2
  • Colloquium 2
Year 3
  • Development 3
  • Evaluation and Validation
  • Colloquium 3
  • Presentation and 1 International Refereed Publication of Research Findings
  • Thesis Submission and Defense
Career Prospects
  • Researchers in public or private institutions on various fields of IT, Lecturers at institutions of higher learning

The English Language Entry Requirement for Malaysian students at UNITAR International University are as follows:

For PhD Programmes:

  • A minimum of credit in English SPM level; or

  • Pass a Master Degree from an institution which applies English as the medium of instruction recognised by the Malaysian Government, or

  • Pass an internal assessment set by the University, with a minimum score of C

For M.Ed TESL:

  • A minimum of credit in English at SPM level, or,

  • A minimum score of Band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET), or,

  • Pass an internal assessment set by the University, with a minimum score of C


Internal Assessment:  An oral test in the form of interview which will be conducted by a panel of interviewers consisting of two members from each Faculty and a representative from English Language department or any other related department

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UNITAR Main Campus
Tierra Crest, Jalan SS6/3,
Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia