Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

The Ph.D. programme offered at KLIUC has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared toward mastering the 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.

Admission Requirements

• A Master Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields from any Malaysian government-accreditedd institution OR other
equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of KLIUC.

• For local applicant, sufficient mastery of the English language is required

• 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

Duration of Study

  • Full time : 3 - 6 years
  • Part time : 4 - 8 years


January, April, July and October

Key Features

• To provide students with flexibility of research and develop students’ intellectual ability in specialised areas of Civil

• To equip students with advanced knowledge, tools and techniques that will support their research capability and career

• To expose students to the research frontier in various fields of specialisation in Civil Engineering

Learning/Research Metholodology

• 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 quarterly basis

• Upon completion of their research, students will have to present and defend their thesis

Research Areas

Construction Engineering

• Construction of physical infrastructure design

• Rural and low-cost housing

• Small & medium industrial buildings

Geotechnical Engineering

• 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

Structural Engineering

• Earthquake resistant steel and concrete design applied to
buildings and bridges

• Structural dynamics

• Structural mechanics

• Finite element methods

Water Resources Engineering

• Advanced hydraulics and modern hydrologic techniques

• Flood forecasting

• Groundwater flow modeling

• Water resources management

• Policy formulation

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
3 - 4 years
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