Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)

General

Program Description

Candidates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Computing at Sunway University will be leaders and innovators in the fields of computing, information and communications technology. This research-driven program aims to further develop your research skills in one of a number of crucial areas of computing. Working closely with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activity including critical analysis of literature, identifying areas of contribution, compiling information, and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations.

Intakes

January, March, June & September

Duration

  • 3 Years (full-time)
  • 4 Years (part-time)

Career Prospects

Doctoral graduates are highly trained specialists in their fields. You may enter careers in academia, research, consulting as well as undertake specialist roles, for example, development in advanced computing technology companies.

Program Structure

The Modules

Candidates are required to take three modules namely Research Methodology, Directed Readings, and Research Proposal to enhance their knowledge in research, in addition to the Thesis component.

Thesis

The Ph.D. is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality, and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Areas of Research

Our academics have expertise in the following research areas:

  • Affective Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Biometrics
  • Business Intelligence Computing
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Vision
  • Cultural Aspects of IT
  • Data & Information Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
  • Haptic
  • IT Outsourcing & Strategy
  • Image Processing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Knowledge of Engineering & Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Sensing
  • Security
  • Social Computing
  • Tele-robotics
  • Touch Engineering
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wireless Networking

Entry Requirement

  • Master’s Degree: A Master’s Degree in Computing or related fields. Candidates holding a Master’s degree in a field other than Computing will be considered provided they hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing or a closely related field
  • Other Qualifications: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Remark: Application Procedure to be included for all Computing programs (MSc Computer Science, Information Systems & Ph.D. Computing)

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Last updated Jul 2020

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