Ultimately this programme aims to:
Malaysia requires more knowledge workers to help it to propel towards the knowledge-based economy. The Doctor of Philosophy degree programme in Open University Malaysia (OUM) has been designed to produce cutting-edge knowledge workers in information and communication technology and cater to the needs of industries, academic and research institutions. In particular, the objective of this programme is to produce high-calibre researchers in critical areas in information and communication technology.
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Master's degree or equivalent AND candidate must complete at least ONE (1) of the first degree studies (Bachelor or Master) in Computing or related field.
International students should have proof of written and oral English proficiency, for example a 6.0 scale for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent.
Notes for PhD by Research:
a) No direct admission from Bachelor’s degree to Doctoral programme.
b) Candidate with a bachelor degree who has enrolled for a masters degree programme may apply to change to a doctoral programme within 1 year after registering for the programme, subject to the following provisions;
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Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens
The University offers 50% discount for:
These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.
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♦ Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects
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This programme comprised three parts:
|Part I - Core Courses|
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This course focuses on the research elements, components, and its processes. The course will develop the capability to formulate research problem, research objectives, theoretical framework, conceptual framework, hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection techniques, scale and measurements, reliability and validity, data analysis methods, report writing and presentation. This research skill is important for learners to be analytical, critical, logical, rigorous and systematic in research writing process.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of a PhD research journey. Learners are first led through the early stage of experience in idea generation and the importance of understanding the demands of thesis writing. Next, the learners are exposed to reading and writing strategies that will help in effective academic writing. Specifically, learners are led through the critical processes in reading and writing with a focus on possible problems that may be encountered in the staged experience in the research journey, ending with a note on citation styles and the need to revise and edit.
|Part II - Research|
Learners will be conducting the research and prepare the thesis under the guidance of supervisor(s). The areas of research in this field of study are as follows:
|Part III: Thesis Examination|
When the learner has completed the thesis and is ready for examination, an examining committee will be appointed to assess the Ph.D. (Information Technology) thesis. The learner will be examined in the Viva Voce session.