Master of Philosophy in Engineering | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Philosophy in Engineering

Full time (2 years)
Part time (3-4 years)

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Full Time & Part Time:
05 Dec 2023 | 09 Jan 2024
06 Feb 2024 | 05 Mar 2024
02 Apr 2024 | 07 May 2024
04 Jun 2024 | 02 Jul 2024
06 Aug 2024 | 03 Sep 2024
01 Oct 2024 | 05 Nov 2024
03 Dec 2024



• A Bachelor’s degree accepted by APU Senate with minimum CGPA of 2.75; or

• A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or

• A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment.

• Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree that are accepted by APU Senate.

(Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required for entry to Master of Philosophy in Engineering)

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).



• IELTS : 5.0

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Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.


This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge to enhance technical capabilities within the subject area.
  • Understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.
  • In-depth knowledge of a certain domain of knowledge, that is related to engineering.
  • Advanced research experience and skills that enable students to pursue a PhD programme.


Students of the Research Degree programme may convert to a PhD candidate if they satisfy all the criteria below:
(a) Display excellent progress in their research.
(b) Able to demonstrate the potential of their project to be expended to PhD level.
(c) Pass a rigorous assessment.

Successful conversion means that the student will no longer be a Research Degree candidate but will instead become a PhD candidate with their candidature start date backdated to their original Research Degree registration date. Hence, it allows the student to gain a PhD award within a shorter timeframe, without the need to complete a Masters programme.


This programme is conducted by research and is assessed via oral presentations and reports at various junctures, including a Proposal Defence, regular half-yearly progress monitoring at research colloquiums, Work Completion Defence, Thesis Examination and Viva Voce. Students would need to take one taught module on Research Methodology to gain the pre-requisite knowledge to effectively carry out their research. Regular discussions with the supervisors would be expected to ensure the direction of research as well as the quality and significance of the findings.


Application Process

Ideally, student works with potential supervisors to develop proposal.


  • Academic / Lecturer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Product Design and Developer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant


Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 25,200

RM 27,800 (USD 6,780)

​* Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.



All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.