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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(24 m) 2 years
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Subang Jaya
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time, Part Time
Awarding University:
Taylor's University

PhD (Engineering)

  Institution: Taylor’s University

Field Of Study:
Level Of Study:
PhD. Studies
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Course Intake:

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Engineering must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Scientific Research Practices and Entrepreneurship modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor’s School of Engineering specialises in Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. We offer a well established curriculum, backed by a highly qualified team of academics, who possess multidisciplinary research strengths in the following fields:
Acoustics & Vibration

  • Acoustic Materials
  • Environmental Acoustics
  • Human Sound and Vibration Comfort
  • Sound and Vibration Source Identification and Insulation

Biomechanical Engineering

  • Modelling of Bones and Joints
  • Modelling of Heart Valves

Chemical & Biochemical

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Process Operation Design
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Modeling
  • Fractionations of Oil and Fats
  • Reactors Fluid Mechanics
  • Separation Processes

Electrical & Electronic

  • Digital Circuits
  • Power Engineering
  • Telecommunication

Engineering Education

  • Case Based Learning
  • Project Based Learning

Manufacturing Production & Design

  • Ergonomics
  • Machine Condition Monitoring

Thermofluids & Aerospace

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Flow Visualization
  • Porous Media
  • Stability and Control of Airplanes and Rockets

Programme Structure

Duration of Candidature

Candidature starts on the first day of the first semester registered. In principle, a two semester registration on a part-time status is equivalent to a long semester on a full-time status. Part-time students pay half of the tuition fees required of full-time students. For either forms of registration, there is a minimum residency requirement student needs to fulfill. In particular, students must spend a minimum amount of time on campus to ensure they receive quality supervision and cultivate scholarly etiquette.
The minimum and maximum durations are as follows:

  • Minimum length of candidature
    The minimum length of candidature is two years for full-time students and four years for part-time students. Candidature cannot be less than these periods. Part-time students who are confident of graduating in less than four years should register for full-time status at the end of the second year.
  • Maximum length of candidature
    The average duration of candidature for full-time students is three years with a maximum of six years. Part-time students normally take six years to complete their candidature, with a maximum of eight years.

Extension of candidature beyond the maximum period is only possible with the approval of the Senate and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Off-Campus Candidature

Off-campus candidature enables working adults who have access to research facilities in the vicinity of where they work or reside to benefit from the experience of research supervision from the university. Below are the required requirements for off-campus candidature

  • Payment of an application fee of RM500
  • Appointment of an external co-supervisor
  • Submission of a Research Meeting Log twice per semester for the University to monitor the research progress

The application form for off-campus candidature must be submitted to Taylor’s Graduate School for processing. The School’s Postgraduate Committee will decide on the approval of the application.

Research Methodology

Scientific Research Practices and Entrepreneurship
This compulsory module begins with an exposition of the characteristics a critical analysis of literature research must possess at t he doctoral level. Then, a synthesis and documentation of the information gathered will be conducted as it is of paramount importance for successfully understanding the landscape of the existing knowledge boundary. Working closely with respective PhD supervisors, students are expected to narrow their thesis problem statement without losing sight of its significance. Once the present domain specific knowledge is well-understood, the focus will be on comparing among the different channels of communications such as journal publications, conference proceedings, expository magazine, and poster presentation will be expounded. Subsequently, we elaborate on the research ethics and regulations for experiments involving human and animal specimens to prepare students’ selection and execution of domain specific research methodology. This is followed by a forum discussion on sourcing research funding internally and externally as well as studying the basic aspects of commercialization.

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