Project Description

Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

(R2-DL/421/8/0007 (A6754) 02/21)

Programme Synopsis

The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy (Science) programme in OUM is to create an opportunity to develop scientific research skills among working adults in research institutions and industries towards creating specialised and technology driven economic structure. The objectives of this programme are to enable students to gain knowledge in research skills, develop ability to successfully conduct research projects, and hence to contribute to the existing body of knowledge.

Kemasukan Biasa
i. Ijazah Sarjana dalam bidang Sains/berkaitan; atau
ii. Ijazah Sarjana Muda dalam bidang Sains/berkaitan dengan mendapat ijazah Kelas Pertama dari OUM atau dari mana-mana institusi pengajian tinggi yang diiktiraf oleh Senat; DAN
a) Mendaftar sebagai pelajar lepasan Ijazah Sarjana dalam bidang Sains/bidang berkaitan terlebih dahulu ; DAN
b) Lulus Peperiksaan Kelayakan yang berkaitan

NOTA: Pengambilan pelajar adalah tertakluk kepada kelulusan Jawatankuasa Pasca-Siswazah Kluster.

Normal Entry
i. Master’s degree in Science/related field; or
ii. Bachelor’s degree with First Class in Science/related field from OUM or other higher institutions recognised by Senate; AND
a) Registered for a Master’s degree in Science /related field; AND
b) Pass related qualifying examination.

NOTE: Intake is subject to the approval of the Post-Graduate Committee of the Cluster.


  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Coursework Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM6,786 RM2,940 RM2,940 RM2,940
Sem 2 RM2,940 RM2,940 RM2,940 RM2,940
Sem 3 RM2,940 RM2,940 RM2,940 RM2,940
Total       RM39,126

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

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.


Processing fee:

  • RM50 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

This programme comprised three parts:
Part I – Compulsory Core Courses
Part II – Research
Part III – Thesis Examination

Part ICompulsory Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Research Methodology
This course focuses on the research elements, components, and processes in scientific research, its purpose and importance. Various types of research, characteristics of scientific research, and logical methods of reasoning, hypothetico-deductive method are discussed. Formulating research problem, research objectives, theoretical framework, hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection methods, scale and measurements, reliability and validity, data analysis methods, report writing and presentation.
Doctoral Seminar
In this course, participants will identify the basic area of study for research. Participants will present the literature review, methodology, and theories relevant for the proposed research area. After each presentation, participants will make the necessary amendments and improvement of the paper for subsequent seminars.
Part II
After completing the required courses (PART I) learners will begin the research and thesis work (PART II) under the guidance of a supervisor. Each learner will meet the assigned supervisor at least 4 times in a semester and achieve satisfactory progress in the research / thesis work before being allowed to register in the subsequent semester. Areas of specialisations in research / thesis:

  • Agriculture Technology and Business
  • Applied Statistic
  • Biotechnology Management
  • Computational and Theoretical Mathematics
  • Distance Education in Chemistry and other Science/Mathematics subject
  • Science Education
  • Sport Science
Part III
When the learner has completed the thesis and is ready for examination, an examining committee consisting of one internal examiner and one external examiner will be appointed to assess the thesis (PART III). The learner will be examined in the Viva Voce session.
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