The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by research) offered at IUKL has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared towards mastering Civil Engineering knowledge in preparation for a higher career development. This degree is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature.
To provide students with flexibility in research and develop students’ intellectual ability in specialised areas of Civil Engineering.
To equip students with advanced knowledge, tools and techniques that will support their research capability and career development.
To expose students to the research frontier in various fields of specialisation in Civil Engineering
The research project will be guided by an appointed supervisor.
Students will be required to attend seminars in their research area.
Students will be required to present and defend their research proposal at the end of their first quarter of study.
Students are required to submit monthly progress reports to their supervisors. Periodic consultations will be arranged as set by the supervisor.
Students are required to publish at least one paper in their research area in an international journal or present at a conference.
The Postgraduate Studies Committee will review the students’ performance on a quarterly basis.
Upon completion of their research, students will have to present and defend their thesis.
Construction of physical infrastructure design
Rural and low-cost housing
Small & medium industrial buildings
Properties and behavior of soil and their application to design of foundation
Retaining structures, earth dams and slopes
Soil improvement and ground stabilization
Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering
Highway and Pavement Engineering
Transportation engineering and planning
Traffic flow theory
System management applicable to all modes with emphasis on highway and multimodal transportation
Earthquake resistant steel and concrete design applied to buildings and bridges
Finite element methods
Water Resources Engineering
Advanced hydraulics and modern hydrologic techniques
Groundwater flow modeling
Water resources management
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A Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or relevant fields and recognized by Malaysian Government OR other qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL
International Applicants are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0 OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English