Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur

Program Description

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur

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

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2019
3 - 4 years
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Malaysia - Kajang, Selangor
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Malaysia - Kajang, Selangor
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