DOCTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DIT)
 

Doctor of Information Technology offers a unique 3½ year program that consists of coursework (7 modules) and research studies to extend fundamental knowledge of information and communication technology in solving industrial relevant problems.During the research studies, candidate is supervised by an academic staff from the university and an industrial supervisor from the related research field. The directed research work will focus on an industrial problem that engages the candidate in industry-based problem solving by which new knowledge is developed or/and applied accordingly. The supervisor (or panel of supervisors), the industry supervisor and the candidate will select the topic of investigation. The academic progress of the candidate is assessed through assignments, written tests, and research progress report throughout the studies. The degree is awarded based on the completion of coursework, and an oral examination (viva-voce) of the thesis submitted by the candidate on completion of the study. Interested candidates may submit their application for admission throughout the year. Successful candidates should begin their studies in common semester according to the university academic calendar.


 Areas of Research

  • Software and Information Systems Engineering

  • Data and Knowledge Engineering

  • Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Decision Technology

  • Networking and Internet Computing

  • Computer Systems and Security


 Additional Entry Requirements


  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) from any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Government with CGPA at least 2.75; AND

  • A candidate must obtain at least one computing-related degree AND

  • A candidate must be working in an industry with at least 2 years' experience and has obtained the approval from employer to accommodate research project in the workplace
 
PROGRAMME PLAN
 
 
Candidate is suggested to complete 91 credits of graduation requirement in 3 phases as follows:
 
Phase Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Total
Credit
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 1 Sem 2
 P1: Coursework
9
credits
12
credits
21
credits
 P2: Research Preparation
14
credits
70
credits
 P3: Research
14
credits
14
credits
14
credits
14
credits
Total
90
credits
 
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 
 Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FTMK)
 Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM),
 Hang Tuah Jaya,
 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.

 Telephone   : +606-270 2411
 Fax             : +606-270 1048
 E-mail         : ftmk@utem.edu.my
 Website      : http://ftmk.utem.edu.my/web/