PhD (Civil Engineering) - CIV

OVERVIEW

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) post-graduate programmes are research based programmes offered by the School of Civil Engineering. The programmes aim to produce research scholars who are capable of advancing knowledge and educating future scholars for the benefits of mankind. Students enrolled in these programmes are required to complete an original research of high quality in the form of a thesis under the supervision of an appointed academic staff as main supervisor. Supervision of research study may also be assisted by appointed co-supervisor(s). The award of MSc or PhD degree is decided based on a viva-voce to be conducted after a thesis is submitted for examination. The research studies for MSc or PhD degree cover all major disciplines in civil engineering: environmental engineering, geomatic engineering, geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering, structural engineering, water resources engineering and management in engineering. More detailed listing of specific specialisations under each of the major discipline, admission requirement and fees are given below. 

Research Thrust Areas:

Environmental Engineering

  • Landfill Technology
  • Composting
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
  • Air Quality Studies
  • Sludge Management
  • Noise Pollution Control & Management
  • Water Quality Studies
  • Geo-Environment
  • Other Fields in Environmental Engineering


Geotechnical Engineering

  • Slope Stabilization (Soil/Rock)
  • Ground Improvement
  • Reinforced Soil
  • Landslide Risk Management
  • Application of Geosynthetics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Blasting & Vibrations
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Land Reclamation & Rehabilitation
  • Geotechnical Assessment
  • Piling Vibrations
  • Geo-Spatial Analysis
  • Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soft Clays
  • Collapsible Soil
  • Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Other Fields In Geotechnical Engineering


Water Resources Engineering

  • Water Supply
  • Urban Storm Water Management
  • Hydrological
  • Flood Forecasting
  • River Engineering
  • Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Urban Hydrology
  • Sediment Transport
  • Modelling of Pump Station
  • Irrigation & Drainage
  • Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Eco-Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing & GIS Application in Water Resources
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Other Fields in Water Resources Engineering


Highway and Transportation Engineering

  • Pavement Engineering
  • Asphalt Technology
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Road Safety
  • Intelligent Transport System
  • Public Transport Studies
  • Highway Capacity Studies
  • Travel Behaviour Studies
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Remote Sensing & GIS Application in Transportation
  • Other Fields in Highway, Traffic & Transportation Engineering

Structural Engineering

  • Concrete Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Masonry Engineering
  • Concrete Repair Materials and Techniques
  • Wind Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Timber Engineering
  • Shell and Spatial Structures
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Steel Structures
  • Water Retaining Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Structural Retrofitting
  • Other Fields in Structural Engineering


Geomatic Engineering and Management

  • Monitoring System
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Decision Support System (DSS)
  • Geo-Information Sciences (GIS)
  • Digital Mapping and Imaging
  • Engineering Survey
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Cadastral Survey
  • Sub-Surface Detection and Assessment
  • Other Fields in Geomatic Engineering


Management in Engineering

  • Management
  • Stress Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Other Fields in Engineering Management


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Civil Engineering
www.civil.eng.usm.my

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants should possess one of the following:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in related areas.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

DURATION

  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

FEES

Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) :3,700.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,085.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00

 

International (USD)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,388.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,238.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change

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xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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