Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science ( By Research)

(N/0613/8/0002) (08/29) (MQA/PA15774)

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science is created to provide the knowledge and abilities required for data science research and discovery. The programme also offers substantial applied training that is aimed toward interdisciplinary collaboration because the program’s ultimate goal is to extract information and facilitate discovery from complex data.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

i Masters (Level 7 Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) or equivalent AND candidates must have completed at least one of their previous studies (Bachelor/Masters (Level 6 or Level 7 MQF)) in Computing or related to Computing.

Note: There is no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level (MQF Level 6) to Doctorate (MQF Level 8) by research. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6) who are registered for a Master’s program (MQF Level 7), may apply to change their study registration to a Doctoral program (MQF Level 8) by research subject to the following conditions:
a. Application for exchange is within one year of registering for the Master’s program (Level 7 MQF) for full-time candidates and two years for part-time candidates;
b. Have demonstrated competence and ability in conducting research at the Doctoral level (Level 8 MQF) through thorough internal evaluation by the HEP; and
c. Approval from the PPT Senate.
ii PPT can accept excellent Bachelor’s graduates (MQF Level 6) in the field of Computer Science or related to Computer Science or related fields for direct admission to Doctoral program (by research) Level 8 MQF with the following conditions:
a. Students obtain a first class Bachelor’s qualification (MQF Level 6) or equivalent; or
b. Obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.67 or equivalent from an academic program or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program; and
c. Thorough internal evaluation by PPT; and
d. Received approval from the PPT senate and was accepted as a candidate for the Doctoral program (Level 8 MQF). Students need to show appropriate progress during the candidature period.
Students should be informed that students will not be awarded with a Master’s qualification (MQF Level 7) as an exit award if they do not meet the achievements at the Doctorate level (MQF Level 8).

International student:
Have evidence of good oral and written English proficiency. For example scale 6.0 for /international English Language Testing System (IELTS)/equivalent.

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