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
Chemical & Biochemical
Electrical & Electronic
Manufacturing Production & Design
Thermofluids & Aerospace
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:
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 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
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.
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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