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Faculty of Information Technology

Course Highlight/ Description

A PhD (IT) Programme builds on prior knowledge in IT, education and experience in the IT field. The degree typically takes 3-5 years to complete and involves independent study and research in a specific IT-focused area of keen interest.

Course Duration

Full-time: 3 - 5 years Part-time: 4 - 6 years

Entry Requirement

A Master’s Degree or equivalent AND candidates must have completed at least ONE (1) of their earlier Degrees (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in Computing or related to computing.
If a student does not meet this requirement, HEPs must offer English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme.

Note for PhD by Research:
i) There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s Degree level to PhD level.
ii) Candidates registered for Master’s Degree by research programmes
with a Bachelor’s Degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to
the PhD programmes subject to having shown competency and
capability in conducting research at PhD level and approval by the HEP
Senate.