UNIVERSITI

SAINS
MALAYSIA
POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
PROSPECTUS
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA - 2010/11
UNIVERSITI
SAINS
MALAYSIA
POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
PROSPECTUS
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA - 2010/11
LOCATION
Malaysia
Commonly dubbed the gateway to Asia, Malaysia, is
geographically centred in the heart of South East
Asia, strategically placing the country in an unrivalled
location for international travel because of its easy
accessibility by air, land and sea.
Malaysia comprises of Peninsular and East Malaysia,
two areas of mainland separated by the South China
Sea. Whilst Peninsular Malaysia is better known for
its urban cosmopolitan cities and technological
advancements, East Malaysia, is world-renowned for
its lush rainforest and pristine islands; a perfect
tourist getaway.
From the majestic mountain tops of Mt. Kinabalu in
Sabah, to the cavernous sights of the Mulu caves in
Sarawak, to the immaculate beaches of Langkawi,
discovering Malaysia's unique and natural wonders
is now possible on a student budget with the numerous
budget airlines available making air travel more
affordable.
Malaysia, located along the equator line, is a fascinating nation that
enjoys tropical warm weather all-year through.
Penang
Living in Penang is one of the benefits of studying at
the University Sains Malaysia. Steeped in rich colonial
history, Penang is located in the north-western region
of Peninsular Malaysia. Commonly referred to as the
Pearl of the Orient for its natural geographic location
for a port, Penang is divided into two sections, Penang
Island and Province Seberang Perai, which borders
the state of Kedah.
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MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city.
Penang Island
Gelugor
Georgetown
Prai
USM
Penang Bridge
Kuala Lumpur
Penang Island is easily accessible by air, with daily
flights to and from major capital cities in Malaysia
to Bayan Lepas International Airport. Penang Island
is merely 45 minutes by air from Kuala Lumpur
International Airport, the main access point into
Malaysia. Penang Island can also be reached by road
via the Penang Bridge. For those who truly wish to
experience Penang to its fullest, a ferry ride between
the mainland and the island is a must.
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Ingeniously fusing modernization with history, town
planners have meticulously preserved Penang Island's
colonial legacy through the years. The remains of
these historical sites are still evident and visible
through the prewar architectures mostly spread
alongside the streets of George Town, the capital
city of Penang, a charmingly quaint city full of
character. UNESCO has recognised Penang Island as
a Heritage City solely for the preservation of these
legacies of the past.
Penang Bridge, one of the longest bridge in Asia,
view from USM campus.
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USM
The University's main campus is located on Penang Island
approximately 9.7 km from the state capital of George Town.
The university has two other branch campuses; The Engineering
Campus in Seri Ampangan on Penang mainland located
approximately 30 km from the main campus and the Health
Campus located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in
Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. The Health Campus is approximately
6.4 km from the state capital of Kota Bharu and is 300 km
away from the main campus. Six Engineering Schools are
located in the Engineering Campus, while three health related
Schools are in the Health Campus.
As Penang is accessible via air, road, ferry, getting to and
from USM main campus on the Island and the Engineering
Campus on the Mainland is a breeze. The most convenient
way to reach the main campus is by air, while the Health
Campus can be conveniently be accessed either by air, road
or even by rail from any location in Malaysia.
Health Campus,
Kelantan
Main Campus and
sains@usm,
Penang Island
Engineering Campus,
Penang
MALAYSIA
Health Campus
Engineering Campus
sains@usm
USM Campuses
FASCINATING ENVIRONMENT
Malaysia
Malaysia is a melting pot that truly embodies Asia
and its cultures. Here, people from different racial,
cultural, and religious backgrounds intermingle
harmoniously. Any tourist to this country, will sense
that Malaysia provides a peaceful and friendly living
environment, most fascinating to visit.
Penang
Penang is infused with a tapestry rich in history,
culture and tradition. It is a metropolitan centre
housing a multitude of races. Once the home of the
Baba and Nyonya culture; now overwhelmed by the
major cultures of the Malays, the Chinese, and the
Indians; a new generation of citizenry called the
Penangites, which are known for their warm
hospitality. Come to study in Penang and be captivated
by the fascinating cultural fusion. This is the place
where you would find a multitude of living cultures,
which will fascinate you with a variety of festivities
cel ebrated at di fferent ti mes of the year.
With a plethora of attractions found in this beautiful
island, you will be amazed by another set of attractions
found in Penang. Penangites are notoriously known
for their love for food. From the authentic Nyonya
food that Penang is so famous for, to the aromatically
spiced flavours of Indian foods, the savoury flavours
No other country in Asia can similarly boast the abundance of rich natural
attractions, diversified cultures, and gastronomical delights that Malaysia
has.
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of Chinese Foods, the rich hearty flavours of Malay
foods, food lovers would truly be spoilt for choice
when it comes to satiating their palate. Be rest
assured that you can enjoy all these foods with the
best price compared to any other locations in Malaysia.
USM
Once in USM you are sure to be captivated by the
surrounding environment that only USM can offer.
Placed on a hilltop known as Minden Heights
overlooking the Penang Bridge, it's a fascinating
beauty to observe the morning sunrise while having
your morning walk. If you like bird-watching, then
you would enjoy it very much to watch the variety
of birds found here, as the campus has been declared
a protective haven for birds since the 1970s.
The University is highly diversified with a cross-
cultural learning experience. Students can broaden
their interests through the on-campus activities
offered; from student politics to the arts, to sports
and socialising.
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A traditional dance performed by international students.
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
As Apex University
The University was recently awarded the solely
coveted APEX (Accelerated Program for Excellence)
status by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.
This status was awarded in recognition of the
University's strong potential of becoming a world-
class university. USM was the Ministry's choice for
the APEX university because it fulfils the three
conditions set: its state of readiness, its preparedness
for change, and its preparation with a unique
transformation plan for the future of higher education
in Malaysia. To fulfil this mission and achieve this
Established in 1969, the University was founded with the purpose of
educating and striving towards academic excellence. As Malaysia's second
oldest university, USM stands as one of the research-intensive universities
in the country. The University has become a premier public university that
has gained international recognition for its pioneering and ground-breaking
accomplishments in its various fields of research.
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vision, the University is committed to improving
knowledge delivery methods, the infrastructure and
research facilities.
First Class Facilities
Constantly expanding and improving the breadth and
depth of its campus facilities, the University places
a great emphasis on its on-site facilities. Furnished
and structured to cater to the needs of its students,
the University boasts an unparalleled and extensive
facilities to ensure students get the most from this
healthy and conducive academic environment.
Students will benefit from facilities such as state-
of-the-art research facilities, high-tech lecture halls
and Wi-Fi internet access throughout the University.
The University educates a diverse student body
through its 26 Schools of studies, 17 of which are
located in the main campus in Penang, with another
6 schools situated in the Engineering Campus, in
Nibong Tebal, and another 3 schools serving at the
Health Campus, in Kubang Kerian. To achieve
excellence in research, USM has established 34
Research Centres, which aim to help students harness
their full potential by creating a conducive study
environment equipped with the best academicians.
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USM campus at night.
Accommodation
Conveniently located within campus grounds, students
will find the (DESASISWA) College Hostels, a safe
and comfortable living space. Lecture halls, libraries,
and other campus resources are all within walking
distance of each other with public transport nearby.
The University's on-campus accommodation offers
students much more. Aside from being able to call it
your home away from home, you will find that living
in the University's college hostel ideal to expand your
social network and further enhance your student
experience. With the chance to discover and create
many new and unforgettable memories, students will
find further comfort in the warmth of the thriving
and supportive academic community found in these
hostels.
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Sports
With the belief that athletics and fitness play an
integral role in a student's academic experience, the
University encourages students to live a healthy
lifestyle by utilising the excellent sports facilities
provided. Built with the intention of enhancing the
health and well-being of its students, the University
provides students with opportunities to engage in
sports and fitness activities at various levels.
Academics
The academic programmes found at the University
are tailored to equip students with the skills and
knowledge required to meet the emerging demands
and challenges of the current global workplace. The
University utilises an interdisciplinary approach, as
to produce, well-balanced and multi-skilled graduates.
A ‘tug of war’ practice session.
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A shady walkway within the garden campus.
Academic Staff
The University has academicians of the highest calibre:
Internationally renowned as leaders in their own field,
they are committed to assisting students to achieve
their fullest potential in their pursuit of academic
excellence. Our line of academic staff includes the
locally trained, distinguished visiting professors from
abroad as well as international experts in various
fields of research.
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International Recognition
As a recognised Research University, the University
provides research facilities of international standards
set amidst a conducive learning environment with
the committed guidance from highly qualified
academicians. We are committed to be an education
hub for quality education, world-class research
facilities, and affordable tuition fees.
International Collaboration
The University has partnered with several other
international universities on various projects.
- Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
- National Higher Education Research Institute
- Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM)
- Advanced Medical & Dental Institute
- Biomedical and Health Sciences Research Platform
- Platform for Engineering & Technology Research
- Fundamental Sciences Platform
- Platform for Life Sciences Research
- Platform for Clinical Sciences Research
- Platform for Information &
Communication Technology Research
- Platform for Social Transmission Research
- Human Genome Centre (Virtual)
- National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)
- Centre for International Studies
- Centre for Islamic Development Management
Studies (ISDEV)
- Centre of Marine & Coastal Studies (CEMACS)
- Doping Control Centre
- Centre for Education & Training in Renewable
Energy & Energy Efficiency (CETREE)
- Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia
- Women's Development Research Centre
- Centre for Drug Research
- Centre for Policy Research
- Centre for Chemical Biology (CCB)
- River Engineering & Urban Drainage Research Centre
- National Poison Centre
- Centre for Instructional Technology & Multimedia
- Astronomy & Atmospheric Science Research Unit
- Laboratory Animal Research Unit
- Vector Control Research Unit
- Basic Education Research Unit (UPPA)
- Research & Education for Peace Unit (REPUSM)
- Computer-Aided Translation Unit
- Secretariat for Islamic Philosophy & Science (SEFSI)
- Secretariat Healthy Campus
- Collaborative Microelectronic Design
Excellence Centre (CEDEC)
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Academic Research Facilities
As a student of the University, you will have easy
access to the materials needed for world-class
research, whi ch i s evi dent by the many
accomplishments and accolades garnered at the
national and international level. With a dedicated
Division of Research and Innovation, the fields of
research comprise of Biomedical & Health Sciences,
Clinical Research, Engineering & Technology,
Fundamental Sciences, Information & Communication
Technology, Life Sciences, and Social Transformation.
The following Centres of Excellence are fully equipped
with excellent facilities and research staff ready
to undertake research projects at any level:
INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Postgraduate Studies
Postgraduate education and research in Universiti
Sains Malaysia is distinguished by the close working
relationships graduate students share with their
professors. With an emphasis on close interaction
and mentoring, you can be assured of a stimulating
intellectual environment conducive for learning and
research at the highest level.
Modes of Studies
The University offers three modes of study for the
graduate programmes, that is, by research, by mixed
mode (a combination of coursework and research),
and by coursework.
Fast Track to PhD for First Class Students
Students who display an overall excellent academic
aptitude despite only possessing an undergraduate
degree may be accepted into the Doctoral Programme
at the discretion of the USM Senate. This privilege
is offered to students with a First Class honours in
their bachelor's degree.
Established in 1991, the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) is the
University's main centre handling all matters pertaining to the postgraduate
studies. Endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, the
University practices a strong emphasis on quality, diversity, access, and
equity. The IPS is responsible for increasing the number of postgraduate
students and ensuring the quality of postgraduate education. Acting as a
one-stop centre for postgraduates' education-related needs, the IPS serves
to administer all facets of postgraduate work from the intake of students,
monitoring their progress as well as the evaluation of theses and examinations.
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Alternative Route for Award of PhD
The Senate of Universiti Sains Malaysia approved
the submission of the Thesis and Publication Route
for the award of a PhD, in June 2009. Hence two
submission routes are now available to PhD
candidates: the traditional PhD thesis route, and the
thesis and publication route.
The purpose of introducing this alternative route is
to make it possible for students to select a method
of submission for PhD that is most appropriate with
their discipline and accomplishments.
The key issue for the award of the PhD regardless
of the route is the quality of the research and that
the documentation represents an acceptable
contribution to the field and that the methodology is
appropriate. The final document should reflect a
submission as an integrated whole.
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Study Opportunities for Senior Citizens
With the understanding that education is a continuous
process, USM offers opportunities for individuals of
every age group the opportunity to gain knowledge
in order that they can realize their dreams of obtaining
a postgraduate education. Under this scheme, local
students will be charged half of local students' normal
tuition fees, while international students will have
to pay the full tuition fees charged for local students.
Group with Special Abilities
Living with special abilities should not hinder anyone
from obtaining higher education. Implementing
measures aimed at equalizing opportunities for all
students, the University practices an inclusive learning
environment with its extensive range of services for
students with special abilities. The University seeks
to help students with special abilities achieve academic
excellence; develop their skills and confidence while
at the same time experiencing a wholesome academic
and social life that the University can offer. Tuition
fees for this group of students will be the same as
that of the senior citizens mentioned previously.
Admissions
Applying for either a postgraduate degree at the
Master's level or Doctorate level requires the applicant
to hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited
university recognised by the USM Senate. The
applicant must also possess qualifications accepted
by the USM Senate and must be of good academic
standing.
IPS office.
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How to Apply
To speed up the application process we advise you
to apply online through our website at the address
given below is recommended.
This also means that all supporting documents as
evidence of qualifications to satisfy the entry
requirements, such as English language proficiency
(where appropriate), academic transcripts, and degree
scrolls must be posted to the Institute of Postgraduate
studies, USM. Note that these documents are required
for your applications to be evaluated, and hence,
must be sent as soon as the online application is
made. IPS will acknowledge receipt of your documents
and you will receive an offer letter if your application
is successful.
Application forms can be downloaded from our
website, at: www.ips.usm.my.
When to Apply
Applications for coursework and mixed-mode
programmes opens once a year, usually in December.
It is important to check the deadline for your chosen
programme. Applications received before the deadlines
will be processed promptly, while applications
received past the deadlines, will be processed only
if vacancies are available for the selected programme.
Also note that applications for postgraduate study
and student registration for research-mode
programmes is open throughout the year with no
closing dates.
English Language Requirement
A high level of English proficiency is required by all
programmes to ensure that students benefit most
from the programmes and syllabus provided. Evidence
of English proficiency must be submitted together
with your application forms.
For international students, a
score of 550 in the TOEFL or
IELTS Band 6 is required by
almost all study programmes
in USM.
STUDENT SUPPORT SYSTEM
PASS & Professional and Personal Development Unit
Writing a thesis or dissertation is a common challenge
for students whilst pursuing their postgraduate studies
because it requires thoughts to be expressed and
organised as concisely as possible. Qualified statistical
and editing advisers at the Postgraduate Academic
Support Services (PASS) help students gain writing
clarity and accuracy of analysis during their writing
process. With their many years of experience, these
advisers provide critical comments and feedbacks on
writing and referencing styles which help postgraduate
students improve their standard of thesis writing.
This unit is also responsible for organising short
courses and workshops which are designed to train
postgraduate students enhance their academic and
soft skills.
Challenges are common obstacles faced in any student's life and those faced
by an international student can be more overwhelming than that of a local.
Besides having to cope with the academic workload, students studying
abroad also face issues like homesickness and adjusting to a new environment.
With this in mind, the University provides a range of student support so
that students can remain focussed on their academic matters.
In addition to the many facilities provided, all postgraduate students also
enj oy the benefi ts of support groups and advi ce centres.
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International Student Office
The International Student Office provides an extensive
range of programmes and services with the needs of
the University's international student population in
mind. A team of trained international student advisers
are at hand to provide the necessary support and
information about issues ranging from visa application
renewal, immigration, cross-cultural matters, and
academic assistance.
Postgraduate Student Association (PSA)
The Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) helps
the university postgraduate students to fit into their
new surroundings and new people. By coordinating
functions and helping postgraduate students make
new connections, the association helps new students
get settled as part of the University Community with
the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of
University life.
Student Ambassador Programme
The Student Ambassadors comprise of a group of
volunteers who promote the university and serve as
a liaison between the university and prospective
students. These hand-picked students get to represent
USM at promotional events and exhibitions, provide
tours of the university, and speak about the university
to prospective students. From the activities and
cultural interactions, the programme also allows the
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ambassadors to build their self-confidence, gain an
understanding of people and their cultures, and
establish long lasting friendships.
International students from Uzbekistan, Pakistan,
Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, India, Bangladesh, China,
Maldives, Nigeria, and Malaysia have since been
selected to be part of this programme. For more
i nformati on about thi s programme go to:
http://www.ips.usm.my.
Familiarisation Programme
The Familiarisation Programme provides free
comprehensive information for international students
who have just arrived at the University. Students
will have a chance to get better acquainted with the
University campus, learn about the many different
student services available and obtain general
information about the University.
English Intensive Course
This course is primarily designed for all newly-
registered international students to further enhance
their English proficiency for academic purposes while
they are studying at the University. International
students intending to improve their skills in academic
writing or oral presentations are also encouraged to
join this programme.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT/ ASSISTANCE
Financial Assistance Available At Usm
The Vice-Chancellor Award
As one of Malaysia's leading universities in research,
the University is committed to attracting and
supporting the most talented students in their fields
of research. Among them is the prestigious Vice-
Chancellor Award for doctorate students. This award
offers generous monthly allowances and tuition fees
are waived.
The elite Vice-Chancellor Award is given to exceptional
students undergoing their Doctoral Studies in the
Research-Mode programmes. Applicants face still
competition and to date only six students have been
selected since the award was introduced in 2007.
In addition to the tuition fee and examination fee
waiver, Vice-Chancellor awardees receive a monthly
allowance of RM3,000 for a maximum of three (3)
years.
The University is aware how the financial insecurity can deter prospective
students from pursuing their postgraduate studies. Different kinds of
scholarships and grants are available to outstanding students interested in
gaining a postgraduate degree via research mode. Students who are already
registered with USM can also apply for merit-based fellowships provided
by the University, and other financial aid programmes by local and international
agencies.
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USM Graduate (Teaching) Assistantships
The graduate teaching assistantships provide
opportunities to research mode postgraduate students
to develop their teaching skills by assisting in
undergraduate tutorial and laboratory classes, at
their respective Schools/Centres for a minimum of
six hours per week.
With the exception during the semester breaks, the
graduate assistants will receive a monthly allowance
as stipulated below:
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Degree Monthly allowance (RM) Maximum appointment
Level and funding
Master 900.00 4 semesters
Doctoral 1100.00 6 semesters
USM Fellowships
USM Fellowships are offered to academically
outstanding local and international students who
demonstrate excellent research skills and leadership
qualities that can benefit the University. The University
recognizes the potential of these students and the
value that their work can bring to the academic
community of the University.
The benefits covered under the Fellowship include
- Tuition Fees
- Examination Fees, and
- Monthly Allowances
*Masters **Doctorate
Year Amount (RM) Year Amount (RM)
First year 1,500.00 First year 2,100.00
Second year 1,800.00 Second year 2,300.00
Third year 2,500.00
* Masters: maximum period of funding is 2 years (24 months).
**Doctorate: maximum period of funding is 3 years (36 months).
There are three schemes of funding available under
USM grants:
1. The Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS)
Graduate Fund
The IPS Graduate Fund was established to cultivate
a research culture among the postgraduate students
of USM, apart from providing an avenue for students
to engage in research activities independently. This
fund provides financial support to research-mode
postgraduate students for a grant of not more than
RM10,000 to assist them in their research activities,
oral presentation at international and local
conferences, and attend research attachments.
2. Research University Postgraduate Grant Scheme
(USM-RU-PRGS)
USM-RU-PRGS is offered under the USM Research
University research initiative and is open to all full-
time research-mode Masters and PhD candidates of
USM, in all areas of research. It provides financial
support to students to undertake meritorious research
activities. Allocation provided under this research
grant scheme is up to RM10,000 for Masters
candidates and RM20,000 for PhD candidates.
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3. USM-PERDANA Postgraduate Research Grant
for the Arts and Social Sciences
This grant is called USM-PERDANA Postgraduate
Research Grant for the Arts And Social Sciences.
The grant is open to full-time research-mode PhD
candidates of Universiti Sains Malaysia whose
research projects are related to the following research
area:
- Humanities
- Social Sciences
- Arts
- Communication
- Education
- Archaeology
- Gender Studies
Further details about this grant is available at:
http://www.ips.usm.my.
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Financial Assistance And Funding
By External Agencies
Apart from grants and funding by USM, other local
and international agencies also contribute to offer
various scholarships under specific programmes, to
postgraduate students studyi ng i n USM.
Among the financial assistance available for Malaysian
Students are:
The National Science Fellowship (NSF)
The Ministry of Science and Technology Malaysia
(MOSTI) provides special scholarships for Malaysian
Graduate Students who undergo full-time studies
under research-mode programmes in Universiti Sains
Malaysia, in specifically identified research areas.
The NSF scheme is open to postgraduates with
excellent academic achievements at the Bachelor's
degree.
The scholarship grant covers tuition fees, examination
fees, and a monthly allowance of RM1,560 for
Masters candidates and a sum of RM2,300 for PhD
candidates.
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The University Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Scheme (PGD)
The Ministry of Science and Technology Malaysia
(MOSTI) provides special scholarships for qualified
Malaysian Graduate Students to register for a full-
time research study at the levels of Masters and
Doctorate levels in Universiti Sains Malaysia. The
scheme is a pre-service scholarship for a potential
postgraduate student in the field of science,
technology, and innovation in specifically identified
areas.
The PGD covers tuition fees, examination fees, and
monthly allowances of RM1,300 for a Masters
candidate and RM1,500 for a PhD candidate.
Those interested can visit this website for further
details: http://ehcd.mosti.gov.my.
The Khazanah Watan Scholarship
Yayasan Khazanah was established by Khazanah
Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian Government
Investment Holding arm in 2006, principally to develop
Malaysia's future business and industry leaders,
particularly for government-linked companies.
The Khazanah Watan Scholarship is meant for citizens
of Malaysia to pursue their studies in selected
universities in Malaysia. It offers sponsorship in three
principal discipline clusters namely, Business and
Economi cs, Bi o-sci ences, and Engi neeri ng.
Interested students can visit this website for
further details: http://www.khazanah.com.my.
The PTPTN Education Loan Scheme
Under this scheme the Government of Malaysia
provides education loans to students pursuing their
studies in local institutions of higher learning (IPT).
The loan enables students to fully or partially pay
their fees and finance their subsistence for the
duration of their studies in the IPT. This scheme
opens greater opportunities for students who wish
to continue their tertiary education in the country.
Further details are available at:
http://www.ptptn.gov.my
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For international students, there are a number of
financial assistance available from external agencies.
Students are encouraged to learn more about other
scholarships available for them.
TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
TWAS, the academy of science for the developing
world, is an autonomous international organization
founded in Trieste, Italy in 1983. It represents the
best of sci ence i n the devel opi ng worl d.
This fellowship is provided to young scientists from
the developing countries (other than Malaysia) who
wish to pursue their studies leading to a PhD degree
in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Fur t her det ai l s can be obt ai ned at :
http://www.twas.org.
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB funds and implements its scholarship
programmes as part of its overall commitment in the
development of human resources of its member
countries, and those of the Muslim communities in
non-member countries.
Further details are available at: http://www.isdb.org.
The Khazanah Asia Scholarship
As has been mentioned earlier, Khazanah Scholarship
offers sponsorships in three principal discipline clusters
namely, Business and Economics, Bio-Sciences, and
Engineering.
The Khazanah Asia Scholarship is meant for citizens
of countries in Asia, particularly citizens of the
developing or emerging economies in the region.
Preference is given to students who are citizens of
countries where Khazanah, its subsidiary or associate
companies have investment interests in countries like
Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, China,
Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,
and Khazastan. Further details are available at:
http:www.khazanah.com.my.
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MTCP Scholarship
The MTCP scholarship for postgraduate studies under
the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE),
provides opportunities for students to pursue advanced
academic studies in Malaysia. The scholarship is
granted on a Government-to-Government basis,
without any bond imposed by Malaysia. This
scholarship is intended for promising candidates who
may be expected to make significant contributions
to their home countries on their return from Malaysia.
The scholarship is open to Postgraduate students at
Masters and PhD levels tenable at any Malaysian
university.
Details are available at: http://www.mohe.gov.my.
LIFE AT USM
Aside from promoting "student volunteerism" among
the University communities, students are also exposed
to the cultural and arts of local talents showcased
in the galleries, exhibition hall, and museum located
within the University premise.
The transformative experience gained from studying
and living in USM is unlike any other experience. The
benefits of obtaining a world-class education from
USM, whilst at the same time gaining fresh
perspectives and establishing new global connections,
place students in an advantageous position that not
only boost their career prospects but also enrich their
life experience that they will carry with them after
graduation.
Financial Matters
Apart from tuition fees, students should budget for
general living costs such as accommodation, food,
books, transportation, and other expenditures, such
as leisure. There are various cultural and nature-
based activities students may enjoy while living and
studying in Penang. From trekking the National Park,
Strong in their environmental action movements within the University,
students of various faculties unite in fighting the use of plastics within the
campus through "The White Coffin" campaign, "Say No to Plastic Bags"
campaign, "Earth Hour" campaign, and so forth. To learn more about this
i ni ti ati ve of USM, vi si t http: / / www. thewhi tecoffi n. usm. my.
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walking and strolling the Gurney Drive, and partying
on Saturday nights at various hotspots such as
Slippery Senoritas and the newly-opened Hard Rock
Café up along Ferringhi Beach, student life in Penang
would simply be a memorable one!
Local cuisine such as the daily taste of roti canai
(flat, grilled bread with some curry), a sizable meal
of fried char kuey teow (flat, thin noodles fried) and
a plate of hearty nasi kandar (rice with curried meat,
usually chicken) meal is considered quite cheap, yet
filling. Available in George Town, Penang's capital
city, are special-themed restaurants ranging from
North Indian cuisine, Thai cuisine, Italian cuisine, and
Middle-east delights. These restaurants may charge
higher compared to the normal street foods Penang
is famous for, but they provide a great deal of variety
and options to soothe your cravings for international
cuisines.
In the Health Campus, Kelantan, life is more quiet
and serene. The Kelantanese are more friendly and
conservative. This is naturally expected in Kelantan
for the state's population is dominated by the Malays.
Kota Bharu is an excellent city to visit during the hot
months of the year, because during November till
January, the north-east monsoon brings a lot of down
pour to this eastern state of Malaysia. It is a city
where you can have a taste of the variety of local
traditional cuisine such as, nasi dagang, nasi belauk,
and nasi kerabu, which are seldom found in other
places in the west coast. Also, Kelantan is well-
known as the "house" of traditional Malay cakes.
You can have a taste all of these traditional Malay
cakes without having to spend much money.
Living in Penang would definitely enrich a student's
life experiences. One should definitely take the
opportunity to travel as it is one of the best things
to do while in Penang! Equipped with an international
airport facility, you may fly to various faraway
attractions such as Indonesia, India, Hong Kong,
Macau, Singapore, and Thailand. Closer to Penang,
you might also want to cover nearby attractions such
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Fun activities involving students
from different backgrounds.
as Langkawi Island via ferry, Johor Bharu and the
East Coast of the Peninsular Malaysia by road and/or
rail, or a two and a half hour's flight to East Malaysia,
the states of Sabah and Sarawak. Do bear in mind
to also set aside an allocation for education-related
programmes/trips abroad and within the country.
Living in Kelantan would be comfortable even with
a small budget. Rent is not as expensive as in the
West Coast. The popular beach of Pantai Cahaya
Bulan is within an hour's drive from the Kubang Kerian
Campus. In the weekends, students and their families
can visit the border town of Rantau Panjang which
is about one and half hour's drive away. Many of the
locals come here to do their shopping. By air, Kelantan
is accessible via the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
situated about half an hour's drive from the Health
Campus. The following list gives some of the places
of attraction in Kelantan: Batik/Songket Center, Siti
Khatijah Central market, Night Market, Mohd Salleh
& Sons Silver Crafts, the State Museum, Rantau
Panjang Duty Free Zone, and Sultan Ismail Petra
Arch.
Outreach Programme
In line with the University's vision, "Higher Education
for a Better Tomorrow," the Outreach Programme is
geared towards sustainable development. Engaging
in this commitment to bettering society through
research, the program enables students and staff to
get a first hand glimpse of the issues that need to
be dealt with.
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Homestay
Participating in Homestay programmes would be an
excellent opportunity to become better acquainted
with the local culture. This serves as a mutual cultural
exchange between the international student and the
local host family. Not only does this option give
students the extra level of support upon first arriving
in a country foreign to them, it also enables
International Students to practise their English in a
very natural and relaxed environment. Most
international students and host families develop very
strong bonds that last throughout their lifetime.
Postgraduate Studies
by Schools
MEDICAL, DENTAL & HEALTH SCIENCES
School of Medical Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Dental Sciences
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI)
Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM)
PURE SCIENCES
School of Biological Sciences
School of Chemical Sciences
School of Physics
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Distance Education
Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS)
APPLIED SCIENCES
School of Industrial Technology
School of Housing, Building & Planning
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Computer Sciences
National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)
PURE ARTS
School of Languages, Literacies and Translation
Centre for Global Archaeological Research
School of Humanities
School of Social Sciences
School of Distance Education
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APPLIED ARTS
Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
School of The Arts
Women’s Development Research Centre
Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia
Graduate School of Business
School of Management
School of Communication
School of Educational Studies
ENGINEERING
School of Aerospace Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
River Engineering & Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC)
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering
LIST OF DEGREES
List of Degrees
Medical, Dental and
Health Sciences
School of Medical Sciences
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MASTER OF MEDICINE / MASTER OF SURGERY / MASTER OF PATHOLOGY / MASTER OF
COMMUNITY MEDICINE / ADVANCED MASTER OF MEDICINE - COURSEWORK
Master of Medicine (MMed)
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Internal Medicine
- Paediatrics
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Orthopaedics
- Anaesthesiology
- Family Medicine
- Radiology
- Psychiatry
- Otorhinolaryngology
- Opthalmology
- Emergency Medicine
- Surgery
Master of Surgery
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Neurosurgery
- Plastic Surgery
Master of Pathology
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Anatomic Pathology
- Haematology
- Medical Microbiology
- Clinical Immunology
- Chemical Pathology
- Medical Genetics
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A MBBS/MD/MBChB degree from
a recognised university or any other relevant
qualifications and be registered
with the Malaysian Medical Council.
• Minimum 2 years experience after graduation, either
in hospitals or other institutions.
• Malaysian applicants are also required to attend a
pretest/interview before the final selection.
• In good mental and physical condition.
Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Applicants must have a minimum 6 months experience
in General Surgery and 18 months experience in any
other recognised fields after the housemanship.
Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)
Applicants with Master of Medicine (M.Med) or
Paediatrics from local university or MRCP/MRCPH with
18 months experience after passing it or equivalent.
Master of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
Applicants must have a minimum 18 months experience
in General Surgery and 6 months experience in other
surgical based area.
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MASTER OF MEDICINE / MASTER OF SURGERY / MASTER OF PATHOLOGY / MASTER OF
COMMUNITY MEDICINE / ADVANCED MASTER OF MEDICINE - COURSEWORK
Master of Community Medicine
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Family Health
- Health Management
- Occupational Health
- Health Education
- Environmental Health
Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Neurosurgery
- Plastic Surgery
Clinical / Lab Attachment
Foreign candidates are required to undergo
clinical/lab attachment of 3 to 6 months at the School
of Medical Sciences. Their performance will be assessed
by the Head of Department prior to being formally
admitted to the Master of Medicine programme.
Programme Structure
Phase I - The fundamentals of Medical Sciences.
Phase II - Various subspecialities will be
conducted in rotation.
Phase III - Each candidate will be placed as a
'Consultant-in-Training' and be expected to function
independently in resource and patient management.
Candidates are encouraged to carry out case studies
to understand the general processes of diseases and
gain experience in research principles and
methodologies. Candidates are also required to submit
a dissertation based on a research project conducted
during the course.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)
Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM2,250.00
International RM5,500.00
Research Report (By Semester)
Malaysian RM300.00
International RM600.00
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORTS SCIENCE) - COURSEWORK
The aim of the course is to enable physical education
educators, instructors, health-care and allied-health
professionals (nutritionists, physiotherapists, fitness
leaders) and medical doctors to gain knowledge and
develop skills for the advancement of science in sports.
The course consists of 3 semesters of teaching
consisting of lectures, seminars and laboratory-based
practical work. This will be followed by a research
project in the fourth semester.
The project consists of a laboratory/field-based research
project addressing a relevant topic.
Course Structure
Semester I (10 units)
- Functional and Applied Anatomy
- Basic Physiology
- Scientific Evaluation
Semester II (10 units)
- Applied Physiology and Biochemistry
- Principles of Training and Physiology of
Maximum Intensity
- Biomechanics and Sports Injury I
Semester III (12 units)
- Biomechanics II
- Leisure Management and
Organisation of Sports in Malaysia
- Sports Nutrition I
- Environment Physiology and Psychological
Aspects of Sports and Exercise
- Sports Nutrition II and Health Aspects of Exercise
Semester IV (10 units)
- Sports Science Project
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree from a recognised
university.
• Candidates with suitable research experience in the
relevant field.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,930.00
International RM10,395.00
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MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH - COURSEWORK
The course aims to produce competent medical officer
who will provide professional healthcare service to the
community, conduct research in public healthcare and
impart professional knowledge to the graduate and
postgraduate students.
Programme Structure
Semester I (22 units)
- Fundamental of Biostatistics
- Principle of Epidemiology
- Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases
- Prevention and Control of
Non-Communicable Diseases
- Research Methodology
- Medical Sociology
- Research Project
Semester II (18 units)
- Introduction to Multivariate Analysis
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Health Management
- Family Health
- Community Health
- Health Promotion
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• An MD, MBBS, MBCHB or its equivalent degree
from a recognised university and registered with
Malaysian Medical Council.
• Minimum 2 years experience after graduation, either
in hospitals or other institutions. Priority will be
given to applicants possessing working experience
in the field of Public Health.
• Applicants may be required to attend
an interview or a pretest.
• In good mental and physical condition.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL EDUCATION) - MIXED MODE
The course aims to contribute to the establishment of
a pool of medical educationists who will be advising
medical professionals and evaluating medical and allied
health programmes at the undergraduate and
postgraduate levels as well as increasing candidates'
knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding medical
education so as to increase their effectiveness as
teachers or trainers in their respective institutions.
It is also hoped that this programme will prepare
potential candidates to carry out further responsibilities
as academicians and do research, publish articles, as
well as undertake academic administration and
management.
The course consists of 4 semesters. In the first 2
semesters, candidates will be full-time students
undergoing coursework. A research project will be
carried out in the third and fourth semesters in the
candidate's individual home institutions.
Programme Structure
Semester I (10 units)
Core Subjects
- Introduction to Medical and Health Profession
Education
- Principles of Teaching and Learning in Medicine
- Student Assessment in Medical Schools
- Programme Evaluation and Planned Change
Elective Subjects
- Curriculum Planning and Development
in Medical Schools
- Trends in Educational Approaches for
Medical and Health Sciences
Semester II (10 units)
- Organisation and Management
- Educational Research Methods and
Design in Medical and Health Sciences
- Development of Professional Skills in Medicine
(Leadership and Faculty Development)
- Learning Environments and Microteaching Skills
in Medical Education
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL EDUCATION) - MIXED MODE
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A first degree in Medicine/Dentistry/Allied Health
(e.g. MD, MBBS, MBBCh, BSc Dentistry/BSc
Nursing) or other relevant degrees.
• Foreign candidates are required to enroll
and pass a Bahasa Malaysia course while
doing this programme.
• Applicants may be required to attend
an interview or a pretest.
• Applicants are also required, from time to time to
fulfil other requirements of the university.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
Elective Subjects
- Educational Psychology Research Project
and Dissertation
- Mentoring and Student Counselling
Semester III & IV (20 units)
Research Project
School of Medical Sciences
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) - MIXED MODE
The programme aims to provide knowledge and skills
in the application of statistical methods to the design
and analysis of health related research data. The course
is designed to produce graduates in Medical Statistics
with a strong capacity to work effectively as key
members of a collaborative team to investigate health
related problems. Successful graduates are expected
to have a career as medical statisticians in academic
institutions, research institutes or pharmaceutical
industries.
Course Structure
Semester I (10 units)
- Basic Statistics
- Intermediate Statistics
- Principles of Epidemiology
Semester II (10 units)
- Critical Appraisal
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Research Methodology and
Protocol Development
- Advanced Statistics
Semester III & IV (20 units)
- Research Project and Dissertation
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A MBBS/MD/BDS/BVS/BSc degree from
a recognised university or any other relevant
qualifications. However, an applicant who does not
have the above qualifications can be considered for
admission if he/she possesses suitable research
experience in the relevant field.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL ANATOMY) - MIXED MODE
The main objective is to train graduates to become
specialists in anatomy, qualified to train undergraduate
and postgraduate students, and to pursue advanced
research work. The programme consists of four
semesters. The first two semesters consist of basic
training in the form of lectures, practicals,
demonstrations and seminars. Research work and a
dissertation are to be carried out during the last two
semesters. The course covers various anatomy subjects
as mentioned in the course curriculum. Candidates
would also be exposed to clinical anatomy in operating
theatres and possibly in wards and clinics when they
are posted to clinical departments such as
General Surgery/Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, Opthalmology, Otorhinolarnygology and
Reconstructive Surgery. This is the special difference
from similar courses conducted by other universities.
Course Curriculum
Semester I
Major Module
- Gross and Clinical Anatomy
- Cell Biology
Minor Module
- Comparative Anatomy
Semester II
Major Module
- Neuroanatomy-Descriptive and Clinical
Development Anatomy
Minor Module
- Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Semester III and IV
- Research Work and Dissertation
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A MBBS/MD/BDS/BVS degree from
a recognised university.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM11,000.00
International RM16,500.00
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Research Thrust Areas
Chemical Pathology
- Lipids and Lipoprotein Metabolism
- Molecular Cell Biology and Anticancer
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant
- Chemical Pathology/Clinical Biochemistry
- Neurobiochemistry
- Biochemistry of Metabolisme Syndrome
Medical Education
- Curriculum Planning and Development
- Programme Evaluation and Planned Change
- Student Assessment
- Faculty and Student Development
- Medical Education (General)
Immunology
- Patho-physiology of Systemic Lupus
Erythematorus Thesis
- Allergic Diseases
Ophthalmology
- Glaucoma
- Neuro Opthtalmology
- Vitreo-retina
- Paediatric Ophtalmology and Strabismus
- Orbit and Oculoplastic
- Cornea and External Eye Disease
- Ocular Genetic
- Cataract and Comprehensive Ophtalmology
Community Medicine
- Family Health
- Environmental Health
- Occupational Health
- Communicable Diseases
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Health System Management
- Health Promotion
- Nutrition
- Medical Sociology
- Applied Biostatistics
- Sport Sciences and Sport Medicine
- Traditional and Complimentary Medicine
Pathology
- Histopathology
- Cytopathology
- Cervical Pathology
- Breast Pathology
- Thyroid Pathology
- Musculoskeletal Pathology
- Molecular Pathology
- Cancer Genetic
- Electron Microscopy
- Breast Cancer in Animal Model
- Colorectal Cancer
- Stem Cell Culture
- Cancer Cell Culture
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Haematology
- Haemostasis and Thrombosis
- Molecular Haematology
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Immunohaematology
- Clinical Haematology
- Transfusion Sciences
Orthopaedic
- Paediatric Ortho, Club Foot
- Orthopaedic Oncology
- Spine Surgery
- Arthroplagly and Reconstruction
- Orthopaedic Hand and Micro-surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Trauma, General Orthopaedic
Psychiatry
- Addiction Psychiatry
- Psychiatric Epidemology
- Behaviour Counselling Therapy
- Cognitive-behaviour Psychotherapy,
Rehabilitation of Chronic Schizophrenia,
Psychotherapy
- Liason Psychiatry, Drup Abuse, AIDS, Grief, Pain
- Child and Adolescene, Forensic Psychiatry,
Neuro-psychiatry
- Social and Community Psychiatry,
Schizophrenia Transcultural,
Psychiatric, Psychopharmacology
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Radiology and Medical Physics
- Medical Imaging
- Physics of Imaging
- Radiation Protection
- International Radiology
- Women’s Health Imaging
- Paediatric Radiology
- Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Tele Radiology and Image Processing
- Neuroimaging
Emergency Medicine
- Trauma and Injury Preventions
- Prehospital Care
- Disaster Medicine
- Resuscitation Medicine
- Hyperboric Medicine and Wound Care
- Acute Pain and Sedation
- Critical Care
- IT in Emergency Medicine
- Toxicology
- Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Ultrasoriography,
Emergency Medicine
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Oncology and General Gynaecology
- Infertility, Laparascopic Surgery
- Fetomaternal Medicine
- Adolescence Gynae
- Menopause
- Urogynae
Women’s Health
Biostatistics
Anatomy
- Histological Techniques and Teaching Methods,
Muscoskeletal Anatomy
- Neuroanatomy, Plastination of Biological Tissues,
Clinical Anatomy
Medical Genetic
- Clinical Genetic
- Molecular Genetics
- Human Genetic
Otorhinolaringology
- Audiology Endoscopic OCR
- Musculiofacial Surgery, Tissue Banking
- Otology
- Functional Endoscopic, Sinus Surgery (PESS),
Rhinology
Microbiology
- Molecular Biology/Medical, Clinical Research on
Typical or Other Infectious Diseases, Microbiology,
Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing, Evaluation of
Diagnostics Hits, Rapid Diagnosis of Typhoid and
Para-Typhoid Fevers
- Molecular Biology of Mycobacterium, Molecular
Biology of Vibro Cholerae, Water Testing, Rapid
Diagnosis to Tuberculosis by CPR, Strain Typing of
Mycobacteria by RFLP
- Rapid Diagnosis of Viruses in CNS Infactions,
Laboratory Diagnosis to Pathogenesis of Melibidosis
- Vaccindology
- Medical Biotechnology
- Microbiology
Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- General Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
- Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery
- Urology
- Endocrine Surgery
- Endoscopic and Digestive Surgery
- Neurosurgery, Paediatric and General Minimal Access
Surgery Including Stereotactic and Functional Surgery
Sport Science
- Exercise Physiology, Physical Fitness Testing and
Assessment, Sport Nutrition, Accessment of Nutrient
Intake of Athletes
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Physiology
- Endocriology and Reproduction Stress Physiology
- Medical Instrumentation, Neuroendocrine
Studies in Hypertention
- Respiratory Physiology (Puimonary Surfactant),
Medical Education
- Renal Physiology-Gradievascular Physiology
- Clinical Hypertention, Sports Physiology
Computer Aided Medical Education
- Renal Functions in Heart Stress
- Neuroscience, Lactation Management,
Neuroendocrine Control of Chronic Stress
- Physiology
Anesthesiology
- Neuro and Obstetric Aneesthesia - Role of NMDA
receptor antagonist in pre Emptive analgeis,
Intensive Vare Medicine Pain Therapy
- Scoring systems in critical care, Information
Technology, Day Case (Cardiology) Anaesthesia,
Neuroanesthesia
- Intensive Care Medicine, Ultasonography in ICU
- Quality Control and Computerzation in CT and
Emergency Medicine Acute Pain service and Day
Care Anaesinesia, Neurosurgical Monitoring
- Paediatric Anaesthesiology, Acure and chronic
Cardiothoracic pain service, Anaesthesiology,
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Neuro
Anaesthesiology Premedication and Reversal
studies, Traumatology
Pharmacology
- Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics,
Clinical trials in International Medicine and
Cardiovascular Medicine (Particularly Hypertension
and Heart Failure Research)
- Ethnics differences in response to drug administration,
Assessment of B-Blockade
- Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology
- Reproductive Pharmacology
- Experimental Pharmacology
- Pharmacology and Toxicology of Medical Plants,
Herbal Medicine and Herbalism, GMP Requirements
for Traditional Medicine Production, Medistors
Pharmacology, Kallikrein-Kinin System,
in Hypertention
- Rationale ptrescribing in the young and elderly,
in vivo and in vitro drug bioavailability studies,
Pharmacoknetics and Pharmacodynamics of
anthypertensives in the young and elderly
- Rational Use of Drug Pharmacoeconomy
- Pharmacology
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Paediatrics
- Paediatrics Endocrinology
- Paediatrics Nephrology
- Paediatrics Respiratory Medicine
- Paediatrics Gastroenterology
- Metabolic and Clinic Genetics
- Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics
- Paediatrics Oncology and Haematology
- General Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology,
Neurology of Learningdisabled children,
teching of communication skill and bioethic in
medicine, Life-style Modification and
Healthy-Life-style campaign in children
Neurosciences
- Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
- Behavioral Neurosciences
- Systems Neurosciences
- Development Neurosciences
- Cognitive Neurosciences
- Theoretical and Computational Neurosciences
- Neurological Disease and Aging
- Neural Engineering
- Neurolinguistics
- Neurosciences Education, Undergraduate and
Postgraduate Models, Best Practices
- Interface of Neurosciences with all
Liberal Arts Disciplines
- Neurosciences and Society, Philosophy of
Neurosciences
- Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Research
- Neurosciences and Popular Culture
- Neurosciences and Media
- Neuromarketing and Neuroeconomics
- Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical Sciences
- Neuromodulation and Pain
- Neurosurgical Sciences (Paediatric, Minimal Access
Brain, Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Functional
and Image Guided Surgical Sciences)
- Neurointenventional (cerebravascular)
- Neuroradiosurgery
- Neuroinfection
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:
MSc
• A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons) in
Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from a
recognised university.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 2 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,800.00 RM2,700.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
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- Neuroimmunology
- Neurobiochemistry
- Neuropathology
- Neuropsychiatry
- Neuroepitemiolog
- Regenerative Neuroscience and Stem Cell Sciences
- Comparative Neurological Sciences
- Neuroelectrophysiology
- Neurovascular Physiology
- Functional and Electrical Neurological Imaging
- Neuromathematics
- Neurophysics
- Neuropharmacology and Medical Chemistry
- Neurochemistry
- Neurooncology
- Neurogenetics
- Neurobiomedical Engineering
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Research Thrust Areas
Biomedicine
- Vaccinology
- Mechanism of Disease
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Diseases Diagnostic
- Pharmacology
- Physiology
- Immunology
- Hematology and Transfusion Sciences
- Biochemistry
- Microbiology
- Parasitology
- Anatomy, Histology and Microscopy
Forensic Sciences
- DNA Finger Printing
- Toxicology Forensic
- Narcotic Drug Analysis
- Criminalistic
- Crimonology
- Forensic Psychology
- Forensic Chemistry
- Forensic Biology
- Forensic Anthropology
- Fire Debris Analysis
- Forensic Pathology
- Food Forensics
- Environmental Forensics
- Penology
Inter-Disciplinary Health
- Health Promotion
- Gender and Health
- Women’s Health
- Family Violence/Violence
Against Women and Children
- Health Social Work
- Health and Social Problem
- History and Philosophy of Health Sciences
- Health Communication
- Health Informatics
Nutrition
- Human Nutrition
- Clinical Nutrition
- Community Nutrition
- Infant Nutrition
- Geriatric Nutrition
- Nutritional Epidemiology
- Nutritional Anthropology
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Nutrition Education
- Nutrition Policies/Programmes
- Sports Nutrition
- Molecular Nutrition
- Food Quality and Analysis
- Food and Nutritional Toxicology
- Experimental Nutrition
- Food and Nutrition Microbiology
(...continued)
School of Health Sciences
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Environmental and Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Occupational Health
Health Informatics
- Health Record
- E-learning
- Bioinformatics
- Computer Forensics
Nursing
- Clinical Nursing Practice
- Maternal and Child Health Nursing
- Family and Community Nursing
- Nursing Management
- Nursing Education
Medical Radiation
- Nuclear Medicine Sciences
- Radiotherapy Dosimetry
- Radiation Protection and Safety
- Diagnostic Radiology Sciences
- Diagnostic Radiology Dosimetry
- Radiopharmaceuticals
- Medical Imaging
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:
MSc
• A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons) in
Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics or other related fields from a recognised
university.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
MSc /PhD
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,800.00 RM2,700.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.ppsk.usm.my
School of Dental Sciences
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MASTER OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE (ORAL HEALTH)
Course Structure
Phase I, Year 1
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Health Management
- Family Health
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Medical Anthropology and Sociology
- Nutrition
- Health Promotion
Phase II, Year 2
- Fundamentals of Dental Public Health
- Oral Epidemiology
- Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Oral Diseases
and Current Concepts in Management
and Prevention
- Preventive Dentistry
- Oral Health Promotion
- Oral Health Care and Services in Malaysia
- Professional Ethics and Jurisprudence
- Current Issues in Dentistry
- Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Phase III, Year 3 & 4
- Specialist-in-Training
(Posting at various agencies responsible
in the provision of oral health care and
services in Malaysia)
- Conducting Research Project
- Thesis Completion
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
•A BDS, DDS or its equivalent degree from
a recognised institution.
•Attend and pass an interview.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM2,250.00
International RM5,500.00
www.kck.usm.my
School of Dental Sciences
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MASTER OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (CONSERVATIVE)
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PERIODONTICS)
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PROSTHODONTICS)
Course Structure
The courses are partly based on the Royal Australasian
College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) curriculum where
students will have to pass the FRACDS Primary and
Final Examinations in Year 1 and Year 3 respectively
to progress. Students will also have to pass the Final
Examination of the Master's programme in Year 4
before graduating. Graduates will obtain both the
FRACDS and Master of Restorative Dentistry
(M.Res.Dent) or Master of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery (MOMF Surg) upon completion of the
programme.
Phase I, Year 1
Basic Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Methodology, Biostatistics and Clinical Practice
Assessment: Continuous assessment and FRACDS
Primary Examination
Phase II, Year 2
Research project, Clinical Training
Assessment: Continuous assessment
Phase III, Year 3 & 4
Hospital residency training, specialist training submission
and dissertation defence
Assessment:
Year 3 Continuous assessment and
FRACDS Final Examination
Year 4 Continuous assessment and Final Examination
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• Have a Bachelor's degree in Dentistry
(BDS, DDS or equivalent degree).
• Have a minimum of three year's post-registration
experience in dentistry, either in the Ministry of
Health (MOH) or other institutions recognised by
the University's Senate.
• Obtain a minimum credit in Bahasa Malaysia in SPM
(for Malaysian citizens) or equivalent examination.
• Pass the assessment for admission, which
has been decided by the school and
Ministry of Health.
• Have good physical and mental health.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Tuition Examination Fees (By Year)
Malaysian RM40,000.00
International RM60,000.00
www.kck.usm.my
School of Dental Sciences
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Research Thrust Areas
Community Dentistry
- Community Dentistry
- Paediatric Dentistry
- Orthodontic
- Geriatric Dentistry
- Dental Biomaterials
Restorative Dentistry
- Material Science
- Conservative Dentistry
- Periodontology
- Prosthodontics
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:
MSc
• BDS / DDS / BSc (Hons) in Medical
Sciences/Biology/Chemistry/Physics
or other related fields.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,800.00 RM2,700.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.kck.usm.my
Oral Biology
- Dental Anatomy
- Dental Molecular Biology
- Forensic Dentistry
- Oral Pathology
- Craniofacial Biology
Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
- Craniofacial Surgery
- Speech Pathology
- Face Laboratory
- Dental Radiology
- Medical Imaging
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RESEARCH) - MIXED MODE
This course attempts to provide “cross fertilisation”
perspectives in medical research with emphasis on
dynamism and an integrative approach.
The course consists of two semesters of teaching
comprising of lectures, seminars, tutorials and
laboratory-based hands-on practical work. Students
will be required to do a research project related to the
chosen field of interest in the second semester
culminating in a research dissertation.
Course Structure
Semester I
- Professional and Research Skills
- Genomics and Medicine
- Techniques in Pathology
- Proteomics and Medicine
- Research Project
Semester II
- Therapeutic Products and Practices
- Clinical Techniques
- Medical Laboratory Management
- Research Project
Semester III
- Research Project
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM8,800.00
International RM13,200.00
www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (ORAL SCIENCE) - MIXED MODE
This course attempts to produce Scientists in Oral
Science. It is a one year course and students will
graduate with Master of Science - Oral Science.
Graduates from this programme will be able to function
more effectively in the Oral Science field. Graduates
in this programme will be able to perform research and
development in the areas of oral sciences as well as
general health sciences. Students will be required to
do research project related to the chosen field of
interest in the second semester culminating in a research
dissertation.
Course Structure
Semester I
- Professional and Research Skills
- Cell Biology
- Craniofacial Function and Development
- Structure and Function of The Oral Cavity
Semester II
- Mechanisms of Disease and Oncogenesis
- Host and Environment
- Dental Biomatetrials and Biotechnology
- Research Project
Semester III
- Research Project
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM8,800.00
International RM13,200.00
www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH TOXICOLOGY) - MIXED MODE
This course attempts to produce Scientists in Health
Toxicology. The students will graduate with Master
of Science - Health Toxicology. Graduates from this
programme will be able to function more effectively in
the Health Toxicology Department.
The course consists of three semesters comprising
lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals. Students
will be required to do a research project related to the
chosen field of interest in the second semester
culminating in a research dissertation.
Course Structure
Semester I
- Professional and Research Skills
- Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
- Clerkship (Poison Control)
Semester II
- Clinical Toxicology
- Concepts in the Management
of Hazmat Incidences
- Clerkship (Clinical Toxicology)
- Research Project
Semester III
- Research Project
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM8,800.00
International RM13,200.00
www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (TRANSFUSION SCIENCE) - MIXED MODE
This course attempts to produce scientists in
Transfusion Science. The students will graduate with
Master of Science - Transfusion Science. Graduates
from this programme will be able to function more
effectively in the Transfusion Science Department.
They will be able to perform tasks in the field of
transfusion science, stem cell transplant and cord blood
storage. The course consists of three semesters
comprising lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals.
Students will be required to do a research project
related to the chosen field of interest in the second
semester culminating in a research dissertation.
Course Structure
Semester I
- Professional and Research Skills
- Genomics and Medicine
- The Principles of Transfusion and
Transplantation Science
- Research Project
Semester II
- Transfusion in Clinical Medicine
- Transplantation of Clinical Medicine
- Management of Blood Transfusion Services
- Research Project
Semester III
- Research Project
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM8,800.00
International RM13,200.00
www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Research Thrust Areas
- Cancer Immunology
- Mechanisms of Antibiotics Resistance
- Pathology
- Molecular Haematology
- Tumour Genomics and Proteomics
- Transfusion Medicine
- Transfusion Science
- Viral Oncogenes
- Bioinformatics
- Molecular Biology
- Microbiology
- Clinical Sciences
- Immunology
- Genetic
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,800.00 RM2,700.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
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MASTER OF MEDICINE (MMed) - COURSEWORK
In the following fields of specialisations:
- Transfusion Medicine
- Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Attachment
Foreign candidates are required to undergo a clinical
attachment of 3 to 6 months at the School of Medical
Sciences. Their performance will be assessed by the
Head of Department prior to being formally admitted
to the Master of Medicine programme.
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A MBBS/MD/MBChB degree from a recognised
university or any other relevant qualifications and
be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council.
• Minimum 2 years experience after graduation, either
in hospitals or other institutions.
• Malaysian applicants are also required to attend a
pretest/interview before the final selection.
• In good mental and physical condition.
• Foreign applicants are required to have a minimum
score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
Language) or minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS
(International English Language Testing System).
Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM2,250.00
International RM5,500.00
www.amdi.usm.my
Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine
27
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Research, Development and Postgraduate
Training Activities
The focus of research activities at INFORMM is
Molecular Medicine. The current areas of research in
INFORMM are Molecular Approaches to Typhoid and
Other Enteric Diseases, Molecular approaches to
Parasitic Diseases, Pharmacogenomics and Novel
Therapeutics, and Innovative Technology Platforms,
and Nanobiotechnology.
The research thrust is on the discoveries in fundamental
research and translating these findings into products
of benefit to people. INFORMM adopts the closed cycle
concept of Research-Development-Commercialisation-
Entrepreneurship (R-D-C-E) in one entity to help the
development of products of benefit to people and also
increase the wealth of the country. Funding for research
at INFORMM is from the university national and
international funding agencies.
INFORMM encourages bright and promising students
to join INFORMM as graduate students in order to
catapult research at INFORMM to a world class level.
Currently, INFORMM offers graduate programmes
which are research-based leading to MSc and PhD
degrees in Molecular Medicine.
INFORMM aims at an all-round development of students,
producing world-class scientists capable of designing
and performing research in Molecular Medicine based
on the R-D-C-E concept. During their course, they are
also trained in soft skill development, communication
skills, crisis management and other skills required to
be a successful and responsible scientist.
Research Thrust Areas
- Molecular Medicine
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A BSc (Hons) in related fields with a CGPA of at
least 3.0; MBBS/MD; DVM; DDM or equivalent
degree from a recognised institution.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,800.00 RM2,700.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.informm.usm.my
Pure Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Research Thrust Areas
Aquatic Biology
- Aquaculture
- Limnology
- Marine Ecology
- Oceanography
- Coastal Ecosystem
- Plankton Ecology and Productivity
- Aquatic Animal Diseases
- Aquatic Animal Nutrition
- Ichthyology
Applied Entomology
- Entomology
- Insect Ecology
- Insect Systematics
- Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
- Medical Entomology
- Urban and Industrial Entomology
- Agricultural Entomology
- Pest Management
- Entomology/Bioindicators
- Biological Control of Vectors
- Tropical Disease Vectors
- Agricultural Disease Vectors
Zoology
- Animal Taxonomy
- Entomology
- Mammalogy
- Herpetology
Biotechnology
- Cell Culture Technology
- DNA Probes Technology
- Enzyme Technology
- Immunology
- Industrial Biotechnology
- Microbial Biotechnology
- Micropropagation Techniques
- Molecular Biology
- Genetics and Plant Biotechnology
- Tissue Culture
- Molecular Ecology
- Population Genetics
Environmental Biology
- Soil Sciences
- Tropical Forest Ecology
- Tropical Wetland Ecology
- Chemical Ecology
- Population and Community Ecology
- Environmental Pollution
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Wildlife Ecology and Management
- Animal Behaviour
Microbiology
- Bacteriology
- Mycology
- Parasitology
- Environmental Microbiology
- Industrial Microbiology
- Immunology (...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
• BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years of
experience in a relevant field.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,240.00 RM1,860.00
Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
School of Biological Sciences
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Plant Pathology
- Plant Pathogen
- Tropical Plant Diseases
- Plant Disease Management and Control
- Mycoherbicides
- Mycorrhiza
Botany
- Plant Taxonomy
- Plant Tissue and Cell Culture
- Weed Biology
- Molecular Taxonomy
Parasitology
- Parasite Biology
- Protozoology
- Helminthology
Marine & Coastal Biology
- Study on Mangrove Ecosystem
- Marine Pollution and Toxicology
- Marine Culture
- Coral reefs
- Ecosystems
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management
www.usm.my/bio/bioschool
www.usm.my/chem
School of Chemical Sciences
31
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION) - MIXED MODE
Courses Offered
- Quality Control in Chemistry
- Atomic Spectroscopy
- Molecular Spectroscopy
- Electrochemical Methods
- Separation Methods
- Surface and Thermal Analysis
- Environmental Pollution and
Monitoring Techniques
Course Structure
Coursework - 20 units Dissertation - 20 units
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or related degree
from a recognised university.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• A CGPA between 2.5 - 2.75 and at least
one year's working experience.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
School of Chemical Sciences
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor of Science degree in a related area.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM1,240.00
International RM1,860.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/chem
Research Thrust Areas
Organic Chemistry
- Organic Synthesis
- Natural Products Chemistry
- Macrocyclic Chemistry
- Liquid Crystals
Physical Chemistry
- Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
- Environmental Chemistry
- Electroplating/Electroless Plating
- Computational Chemistry
- Corrosion Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
- Inorganic Polymer
- Organometallic Chemistry
- Inorganic Synthesis
- Coordination Chemistry
- Catalysis
- Liquid Crystals
Industrial Chemistry
- Material Chemistry and Advanced Materials
- Composite Materials and Ceramics
- Palm Oil Chemistry
- Corrosion Chemistry and Coatings
- Petroleum Engineering
- Modified Biopolymers
Analytical Chemistry
- Pollution Studies
- Chemical and Biosensors
- Electroanalytical Chemistry
- Separation Chemistry
- Photocatalysis
- Conducting Polymers
- Nanomaterials
- Environmental Electrochemistry
School of Physics
33
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED GEOPHYSICS) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) in Geophysics / Geology or equivalent.
• BSc in Geophysics / Geology or equivalent with
several years of experience in a relevant field.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.usm.my/phy
Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following
four core courses, three elective courses and one
compulsory research project.
Semester I
- Potential Field Exploration Methods (core - 4 units)
- Seismic Interpretation (core - 4 units)
- Geoenvironmental Issues (elective - 2 units)
Semester II
- Formation Evaluation (core - 4 units)
- Remote Sensing Applications (core - 4 units)
- Engineering Geoscience (elective - 2 units)
- Petroleum Geoscience (elective - 2 units)
- Research Project (compulsory - 20 units)
School of Physics
34
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SOLID STATE PHYSICS) - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) in Physics minimum CGPA of 2.75 or
equivalent.
• BSc in Physics or equivalent with several years of
experience in a relevant field.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.usm.my/phy
Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following
four core courses, three elective courses, two practical
courses and one compulsory research project.
Semester I
- Solid State Physics I (core - 4 units)
- X-Ray Structure Analysis (elective - 4 units)
- Measurement and Experimental Techniques I
(core - 4 units)
- Physics of Optical Communication
(elective - 4 units)
Semester II
- Solid State Physics II (core - 4 units)
- Semiconductor Physics (core - 4 units)
- Measurement and Experimental Techniques II
(core - 4 units)
- Semiconductor Devices (elective - 4 units)
- Research Project (compulsory - 8 units)
School of Physics
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSICS) - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) in Physics minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent.
• BSc in Physics or equivalent with several years of
experience in a relevant field.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.usm.my/phy
Course Structure
The programme comprises 40 units of the following
five core courses, two elective courses, two practical
courses and one compulsory research project.
Semester I
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (core - 4 units)
- Radiation Physics (core - 4 units)
- Dosimetry and Radiation Protection (core - 4units)
- Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (core - 4 units)
- Medical Physics Practical (core - 4 units)
Semester II
- Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Physics
(core - 4 units)
- Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(elective - 2 units)
- Radiobiology and Radiation Chemistry
(elective - 2 units)
- Medical Physics Practical II (core - 4 units)
- Research Project (compulsory - 8 units)
School of Physics
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (RADIATION SCIENCE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent
(minimum CGPA 2.75)
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.usm.my/phy
Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following
four core courses and one compulsory Laboratory work
in Semester II.
1st Semester (20 units)
- Radiation Protection I (Core - 4 units)
- Radiation Protection II (Core - 4 units)
- Radiation Physics (Core - 4 units)
- Dosimetry and Radiation Protection
(Core - 4 units)
- Practical (Core - 4 units)
2nd Semester (20 units)
- Dissertation
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent.
• BSc in Physics or equivalent with several years of
experience in a relevant field.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,240.00 RM1,860.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/phy
Research Thrust Areas
- Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences
- Biophysics
- Medical Physics
- Solid State Physics
- Geophysics
- X-Ray Crystallography
- Remote Sensing and Image Processing
- Applied Physics
- Energy Studies
- Theoretical Physics (Condensed Matter,
Particle Physics)
- Engineering Physics
- Nanophysics
School of Mathematical Sciences
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree majoring in Statistics
or related discipline.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
Level III.
• Results must be attached with
the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.mat.usm.my/math
Coursework Component
Candidates must take and obtain a good pass in all
five courses offered.
- Statistical Inference
- Stochastic Processes
- Categorical Data Analysis
- Statistical Reliability
- Linear Models
Research Component
A candidate will do research on a chosen topic with
the guidance of a supervisor at the end of which a
dissertation must be submitted.
The award of the degree is subject to obtaining good
passes in the courses taken and the successful
completion of the dissertation, which will be examined
by internal and external examiners.
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree majoring in Mathematics or
related discipline .
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
Level III.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.mat.usm.my/math
Coursework Component
Candidates must take and obtain a good pass in all
five courses offered.
- Computational Linear Algebra and Function
Approximation
- Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
- Mathematical Modelling
- Computational Mathematics
- Curve and Surface Methods for Computer Aided
Geometric Design (CAGD)
Research Component
A candidate will do research on a chosen topic with
the guidance of a supervisor at the end of which a
dissertation must be submitted.
The award of the degree is subject to obtaining good
passes in the courses taken and the successful
completion of the dissertation, which will be examined
by internal and external examiners.
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• Priority will be given to applicants who possess a
Bachelor of Science with Education (majoring in
Mathematics) degree or related discipline.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• Priority will be given to applicants possessing 3
years working experience teaching in Mathematics.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
Level III.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 5 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.mat.usm.my/math
Course Structure
Candidates are required to complete a total of 44 units
of the coursework component as follows:
Core Courses (32 units)
- Number Theory
- Euclidean Geometry
- Operations Research
- Statistical Methods for Research
- Probability Theory
- Research Project
- Linear Algebra
Elective Courses (choose 3 courses)
- Analysis
- Combinatorics
- Statistical Inference
- Mathematics and Technology
- Theories of Teaching and Learning Mathematics
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• BSc (Hons) in Mathematics/Statistics or related
discipline.
• BSc in Mathematics/Statistics or related discipline
with several years of experience in a relevant field.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
Level III.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,240.00 RM1,860.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.mat.usm.my/math
Research Thrust Areas
- Coding Theory
- Complex Analysis
- Computational Intelligence
(Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks)
- Computer Aided Geometric Design
- Econometrics
- Environmental and Ecosystem Modelling
- Functional Analysis
- Graph Theory
- Group Theory
- Industrial Statistics
- Mathematical Modelling
- Medical Statistics
- Moufang Loops
- Number Theory
- Numerical Analysis
- Operations Research
- Parallel Numerical Algorithms
- Signal Processing
- Stochastic Processes
School of Distance Education
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http://pppjj.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
Physics
- Renewable Energy and
Efficiency Studies and Education
- Physics Education
- Radiation Physics
- Medical Physics
- Surface Analysis
- Materials Science
- Computational Solid State Physics
- X-Ray Crystallography
Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Natural Products (essential oil)
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic Spectroscopy
- Inorganic Chemistry (Coordination, Computational)
- Organometallic Chemistry
Biology
- Microbiology
- Biotechnology
- Bioinformatics and Ecoinformatics
- Biology and Ecology of Vertebrates
- Biology and Ecology of Plants
- Bioremediation
- Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology
- Genetics
- Physiology Development Physiology
- Physiology of Aquatic Plants
- Plant and Animal Biodiversity
- Physiological Ecology of Plants
- Algology
- Seaweed Culture
- Molecular Biology
- Botany
- Coastal Ecology
- Environmental Biology
- Tissue Culture
- Supercritical Fluid Technology
- Entomology
- Plant and Animal Biodiversity
- Biological Applications of Datamining
- Biomass Energy
- Wildlife Animal Nutrition
- Wild Game/Meat
(...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
III.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,240.00 RM1,860.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
School of Distance Education
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Mathematics
- Measurement
- Applied Statistics
- Econometrics
- Games and Decision
- Mathematical Modelling
- Computer Modelling
- Pure Mathematics
- Statistics
- Computer-aided Geometric Design
- Operations Research
Environmental Science
- Environmental Management and Audit
- Geographical and Environmental Education
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Spatial Environmental Modelling
- Application of GIS and Remote Sensing
Occupational Safety and Health
- Chemical Safety
- Biological Safety
Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS)
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours
in Marine/Biology or equivalent.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's with Mariculture/Intertidal
and (Coastal Ecosystem / Marine Ecosystem)
and Marine Biotechnology (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) or equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,240.00 RM1,860.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/cemacs
Research Thrust Areas
- Study on Mangrove Ecosystems
- Marine Pollution and Toxicology
- Mariculture
- Coral Reef Ecosystems
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management
- Marine Science
Applied Sciences
School of Industrial Technology
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Research Thrust Areas
Food Technology
- Chemical and Physical Modification of Starches
and Other Polysaccharides
- Development of Value-added Products from
Agricultural Wastes
- Functional Foods
- Shelf-life Stabilisation of Traditional Food
- Development of Bakery Products
- Biodegradable Films and Coatings
- Microencapsulation Studies
- Food Safety and Quality
- Instrumental and Chemical Analysis of Foods
- Food Processing and Preservations
- Fish and Marine Products Development
- Nutritional Evaluation of Food Products
- Halal Management of Food Products
- Food Biopolymer Structure-function
- Enzyme Technology
- Fermentation
- Food Biotechnology
- Food Microbiology
- Evaluation of Probiotics and Prebiotics
as Food Adjuncts
Bioresource, Paper and Coatings Technology
- Paper Recycling
- Alternative Source for Pulp
- Environmentally Friendly Technologies
for Pulp Manufacture
- Treatment and Preservation of Wood
and Wood Composites
- Wood-thermoplastic Composites
- Wood-thermoset Composites
- Wood-adhesive Interactions and Technology
- Development of Environmental Friendly
Coating Methods
- Wood Preservation
- Wood Anatomy
- Wood Composite
- Pulp and Paper Technology
- Advanced Lignocellulosic Composite
(Thermoset and Thermoplastic-based)
- Ultraviolet Curing Coatings
- Adhesive Technology
(...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.ppti.usm.my/
School of Industrial Technology
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Environmental Technology
- Wastewater Treatment
- Solid Waste Treatment
- Supercritical Fluid Technology
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Biogas Production
- Bioflocculant
- Air Pollution Control Technology
- Environmental and Industrial
- Environmental Management
- Vermitechnology
- Integrated and Ecological Waste Treatment
Technology
- Environmental Modelling
School of Housing, Building & Planning
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (BUILDING TECHNOLOGY) - COURSEWORK
The curriculum has been designed to equip students
with theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas
of
- Building Services Maintenance
- Construction Technology and Infrastructures
Courses
- Building Science and Environment
- Structural System and Design
- Construction and Materials Technology
- Building Services Technology
- Energy and Building Maintenance
- Construction Geotechnology
- Construction Technology and Infrastructure
- Intelligent Building
Research Project
This component aims at exposing candidates to the
theory and techniques of developing and conducting
research in relevant fields such as construction
technology, construction geotechnic, building materials,
building infrastructures, building energy studies, building
diagnostics, building automation systems, indoor and
outdoor environments, building security technology,
fire safety, as well as other areas related to building
science/engineering/services.
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning.
• BSc (Hons) Engineering/Building/Quantity
Surveying/Architecture/Planning/Building Surveying
degree.
• Other academic or professional qualifications.
• Preference is given to those who have relevant
working experience.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System).
• Results must be attached with
the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.hbp.usm.my
School of Housing, Building & Planning
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a
relevant subject.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.hbp.usm.my
Curriculum
The curriculum is divided into 3 main aspects:
A. Social, Economic, Planning, Law and Policy
B. Design, Technology and Environment
C. Financial Management and Administration
Courses
- Planning and Housing Development
- Research Project in Housing
- Housing Research Method
- Housing Design
- Housing and Technology
- Law and Housing
- Case Studies
- Socio-Economic Aspects of Housing
- Housing Management and Finance
Elective Courses (Choose 9 units)
- Landscape Resource Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Development Planning
- Urban Development Planning
- Regional and Rural Planning
- Economics and Financial Management
- Organisation and Management
- Project Organisation and Management
School of Housing, Building & Planning
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE) - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning degree.
• BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture /
Planning degree.
• BSc (Hons) Architecture / Landscape Architecture
• Other academic or professional qualifications.
• Preference is given to those who have relevant
working experience.
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.hbp.usm.my
Curriculum
The curriculum is divided into 3 main aspects:
A. Social, Economy, Planning, Legislation
and Policy
B. Design, Technology and Environment
C. Finance, Management and Administration
Courses
- Landscape Construction
- Landscape Horticulture
- Landscape Studio 1
- Theory and Philosophy of Landscape Design
- Basic Ecology
- Botany
- Legislation Aspect and Professional Practice
Practical Training - Inter-Semester break
(10 weeks)
- GIS for Landscape Design
- Landscape Resource Management
- Landscape Studio 2
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Hydrology and Watershed Management
- Landscape Architecture Research (2 Semesters)
- Landscape Design Graphic Studio
Preparatory Courses
Candidates without any relevant background in
the construction industry are required to take all
the preparatory courses conducted at the
undergraduate level
- Environmental Science
- Basic Land Survey
- Principles of Planning
- Principles and Theory of Design
- Landscape Planning
- Urban Design
School of Housing, Building & Planning
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANNING) - COURSEWORK
This programme offers candidates a specialised field
of interest. The objective is to train candidates to be
able to undertake planning work in various fields and
equip them with the professionalism to cope with the
dynamics of development. The degree is recognised
by the Malaysian Public Services Department and the
Malaysian Institute of Planners.
Curriculum
The curriculum covers a broad range of topics in
planning theory, planning techniques, policy and
planning and administration as outlined below.
Courses
- Planning Studio 3
- Planning Studio 4
- Planning Studio 5
- Planning Studio 6
- Development Planning
- Theory and Philosophy of Planning
- Methodology and Technique of Research
- Principles of Planning
- Urban Development Planning
- Methods of Planning Analysis
- Regional and Rural Planning
- Computer Application in Planning
- Planning Law and Administration
- Practical Training - Inter Semester Break (10 weeks)
Specialisation Courses
- Infrastructure Technology
- Urban and Regional Economics
- Social Aspects in Planning
- Transportation Planning
Research Project
Research Project in Planning
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning degree.
• BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture /
Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation degree
(require additional semesters).
• Other academic or professional qualifications.
• Preference is given to those who have relevant
working experience.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM14,025.00
International RM21,037.50
www.hbp.usm.my
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Elective Courses (Choose 9 units)
- Traffic Planning
- Landscape Planning
- Valuation
- Tourism Planning and Development
- Conservation
- Housing Studies
- Urban Design
- Design of Roads and Highways
School of Housing, Building & Planning
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (TOURISM DEVELOPMENT) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning degree.
• BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture /
Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation degree.
• BSc (Hons) Tourism / Hospitality / Gastronomy /
Culinary Arts.
• Other academic or professional qualifications.
• Preference is given to those who have relevant
working experience.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.hbp.usm.my
Course Structure
Theory Courses
- Tourism Planning and Development
- Tourism Policy and Organisation
- The Design of Tourism & Recreational Projects
- Sustainable Tourism Development
- Research Methods and Techniques
- Infrastructure and Tourism Services
- The Business and Economy of Tourism
Workshops
- Tourism Workshop
Research
- Research Project in Tourism
School of Housing, Building & Planning
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (PROJECT MANAGEMENT) - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning degree.
• BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture /
Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation degree
• Other academic or professional qualifications.
• Preference is given to those who have relevant
working experience.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.hbp.usm.my
Course Structure
- Economics and Financial Management
- Organisational and Management System
- Development Management and
Design Economics
- Legislative Environment
- Organisation and Project Management
- Construction Management and Facilities
Management
Project Case Studies
- Case Study I
- Case Study II
Research Project
- Dissertation
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Research Thrust Areas
Building Technology
- Building Infrastructure
- Water Reticulation and Distribution System
- Waste Water Treatment
- Drainage and Flood Control
- Road and Highway
- Construction Materials and Technology
- Ferrocement Technology
- Lightweight Concrete
- Reinforced Concrete Structures
- Structural Analysis, Design Optimisation
and Accessment
- Geotechnology
- Earthquake Engineering
- Marine and Coastal Development
- Building Services and Engineering
- Fire Safety
- Thermal Comfort
- Ventilation and Air-conditioning
- Energy Conservation
- Services Management
- Maintenance
- Impact Assessment
- Environmental Management
- Building Science
- Acoustic
- Illumination/Lighting
- Ergonomics
- Occupational Safety and Heath
Project Management
- Project Management
- Financial Management
- Development Management
- Construction Knowledge Contribution Based
- Facilities Management
- Construction Economics
- Marketing Construction Management
- Risk Management
- Safety Management
- Quality Management
- Property Management
- Productivity Studies
- Site Management
- Construction Resources Management
- Business Management
- Motivation
- Entrepreneurship Studies
- Corporate Management
- Leadership
- Supply Chain Management
- Lean Construction Management
- Green Construction Management
- Sustainable Construction Management
- Services Management
- Industrial Management
- Sustainable Facility Management
- Space Management
- Investment Management
- Portfolio Management
- Construction Laws
- Construction Resources Management
- Business Management
(...continued)
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Architecture
- Energy Efficient Design
- Environmental Design: Lighting
- Environmental Design: Acoustic
- Environmental Design: Thermal Comfort
- Architecture History and Theory
- Vernacular Architecture
- Sustainable Architecture
- Housing Design
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Human Factors in Architecture
- Architecture Design
- Fire Safety Design
- Architecture Management and Practice
- Architecture Pedagogy
- Urban Design/Urban Management/
Urban Conservation/Urban Culture
- Building Conservation
- Building Performance
- Intelligent Building Design
- Design of High-Rise Building
- Architectural Materials and Technology
Landscape Architecture
- Crime and the Environment
- Open Space
- Park and Recreation
- Landscape Ecology
- Landscape Management
- Landscape Planning
- Landscape Technology
- Landscape Geographical Information System
Interior Design
- Exhibition Display
- Interior Lighting
- Human Comfort
- Design Management
- Interior Preservation
- Interior Design Management
- Interior Design with Culture Influence
- Theory in Interior Design
- Landscape in Interior Design
- Interior Design
Housing
- Affordable Housing
- Social Housing (Residential Neighborhood
and Mobility)
- Security and Community Development
- Housing Delivery System
- Housing Design and Construction
- Housing Market
Quantity Surveying
- Value Management
- Cost Management
- Design Economics and Management
- Construction Re-Engineering
- ICT in Construction
- Corporate Transformation in Construction
- Alternative Dispute Resolution and
Construction Contracts
(...continued)
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Urban and Regional Planning
- Community Development
- Housing Issues
- Social Development Planning
- Geographical Information System
- Rural Planning / Environment
- Sustainable Development
- Conservation
- Urban Planning and Management
- Urban and Rural Poverty
- Urban Studies
- Urban and Environment Planning
- Tourism
- Resource Planning
- Transport Planning
- Landscape
Tourism Development
- Tourism Planning/Sustainable
Tourism Development
- Heritage Tourism
- Cultural Tourism
- Ecotourism / Nature Tourism
- Special Interest and Alternative Tourism
- Border and Regional Tourism
- Community Participation in Tourism
- Resort and Park Development
- Tourism Infrastructure
- Tourism Policy
- Tourism Organisation
- Tourism Business and Marketing
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
• MUET Band 5. (Malaysian Applicants only)
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
• MUET Band 5. Malaysian Applicants only
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.hbp.usm.my
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A degree in MPharm (CGPA>3.00) from Universiti
Sains Malaysia or an equivalent degree in Pharmacy
from a recognised university.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• University Intensive English Course
Level 4 (min Grade B).
• Results must be attached with
the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM33,110.00
International RM49,665.00
Application deadline: January
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Theory Courses
- Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice
- Advanced Clinical Pharmacokinetics
- Advanced Pharmacoinformatics
- Primary Care Pharmacy
- Advanced Public Health Pharmacy
- Clinical Nutrition
- Clinical Toxicology
- Advanced Pharmacoeconomics
- Good Clinical Practice
- Advanced Study Design and Biostatistics
Clerkship Courses
- Advance Pharmacoinformatics
- Geriatric Pharmacy
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Cardiology Pharmacy
- Good Clinical Practice
- Paediatric Pharmacy
- Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
- Toxicology Pharmacy
- Community Pharmacy
- Oncology Pharmacy
- Public Health Pharmacy
- Psychiatry Pharmacy
- Nephrology Pharmacy
- Intensive Care Pharmacy
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• Bpharm (Hons) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia
or an equivalent degree in Pharmacy from a
recognised university.
* A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent (International Students)
and a minimum CGPA of 2,75 for Malaysian Students.
• Preference is given to those with clinical pharmacy
background.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• University Intensive English Course
Level 4 (min Grade B).
• Results must be attached with
the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM11,000.00
International RM16,500.00
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Courses
Didactic Courses
Semester I
- Pharmacotherapeutics I
- Pharmacotherapeutics III
- Pharmacotherapeutics IV
- Biostatistics Studies Design and Clinical Studies
Semester II
- Pharmacotherapeutics II
- Clinical Pharmacy Practice
- Pharmacotherapeutics V
Core Clerkship Courses
- Internal Medicine
- Intensive Care Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Surgery
- Paediatrics
Elective Clerkship Courses
- Psychiatry
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Drug Information Service
- Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
- Research Project and Dissertation
- Total Parental Nutrition
- Community Pharmacy Practice
- Hospital Pharmacy Practice
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent (International students)
and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian with
Pharmacy degree.
• A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
• Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with
a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,750.00 RM2,625.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
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Research Thrust Areas
- Pharmaceutical Technology
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Physiology
- Pharmacology
- Clinical Pharmacy
- Social and Administrative Pharmacy
- Biomedicine
Opportunities are available to suitable qualified
graduates to carry out research in natural product
chemistry and drug discovery, drug metabolism,
pharmacokinetics, dosage design and formulation
development, pharmaceutical biotechnology,
pharmaceutical microbiology, drug delivery systems,
traditional medicine, pharmacognocy, analytical
chemistry, biosciences and neural sciences, hospital
pharmacy, community pharmacy, public health
pharmacy, sociobehavioural aspects of pharmacy,
pharmaceutical economics, pharmacoepidemiology,
medicines policy and administrative aspects of
pharmacy.
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A BSc Computer Science/Information Technology
degree or equivalent.
• A Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering
/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering (60%
of the core component must be Computer Science
related).
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning, including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
For International Applicants:
• A minimum score of 500 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
• A minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
For Malaysian Applicants:
• A minimum score of band 4 in MUET (Malaysian
University English Test)
Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.cs.usm.my
Course Structure
This programme consists of two specialised areas:
A. Information and Knowledge Engineering
B. Distributed Computing and Networks
Candidates are required to take the following courses:
Core Courses (8 units)
- Research and Empirical Methods in
Computer Science
- Advanced Algorithms and Complexity
Elective Courses (12 units)
Information and Knowledge Engineering:
- Evolutionary Computing
- Language Engineering
- Computer Vision and Image Analysis
- Envisioning Information
- Advanced Knowledge Management
- Bioinformatics Computing
Distributed Computing and Networks:
- Advanced Distributed Systems Concepts
and Design
- Advance Data Communications and
Computer Networks
- Computer Security and Cryptography
- Parallel Computing Architectures and Algorithms
- Electronic Forensics
- Specialised Systems Development
Dissertation (20 units)
- Dissertation
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- MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent (such as
postgraduate diploma) in the following disciplines:
Computer Science/Information Technology
/Engineering/Physical Science
and Management or related areas.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions
of higher learning, including those awarded under
any collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Language Requirement
For International Applicants:
• A minimum score of 500 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
• A minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
For Malaysian Applicants:
• A minimum score of band 4 in MUET Malaysian
University English Test)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.cs.usm.my
Course Structure
The main objective of this programme is to encourage
life-long learning at the postgraduate levels among the
knowledge workers in both the public and private
sectors. The courses will focus on the exploitation and
creation of new technologies in research, business and
commercial sectors. The graduates are expected to
leverage the knowledge they have learned to re-position
their respective organisations to a more internationally
competitive level. They are also encouraged to further
their postgraduate studies to the doctorate level.
Core Courses (20 units)
Select one course from: plus all four courses below:
- Business Organisation and Environments
- Platform Technologies and Programming
- Cyber-Marketing
- Financial Planning and Management
- ICT Project Management and Research Method
- Technopreneurship and Business Development
Dissertation (20 units)
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A BSc Computer Science/Information Technology degree
or equivalent.
• A Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering/Electrical
Engineering/Computer Engineering (60% of the core
component must be Computer Science related).
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of higher
learning, including those awarded under any collaborative
/franchising schemes with local or foreign partners must
be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(MQA).
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
For International Applicants:
• A minimum score of 500 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
• A minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
For Malaysian Applicants:
• A minimum score of band 4 in MUET Malaysian University
English Test)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,750.00 RM2,625.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.cs.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
Current research and development activities are
organised through our three research clusters:
Services
- Enterprise Computing
- Software Engineering
- Social and Sustainable Computing
- Multimedia Systems
Infrastructure
- High Performance Computing
- Computer Network
- Information Security
Data to Knowledge
- Computational Intelligence
- Computer Vision and Image Processing
- Visual Informatics
- Language Engineering
- Knowledge Engineering
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Research Thrust Areas
Next Generation Multimedia Communications and
Telemedicine
- Video Conferencing
- Telepresence
- Multimedia Network Protocols
- Digital Rights Management
- Multimedia Interactive Systems
- E-Learning
- Applications in Multimedia
- Digital Filter Design
- DSP Implementation
- Fractional Signal Processing
- Distributed Signal Processing
- Group Communication for Controlling Networks
and Services
- Support for Streaming and Real-time Media
- VoIP Protocols and Services
- Processing of Medical Signals and Images
- Wireless Health Monitoring Technologies
- Remote Acquisition Of Data for Teleconsulting
Advanced Virtual Reality
- Virtual Environment
- Distributed Immersive Simulation
- Web 3D/Virtual Reality
- Information Visualisation
- HCI For Mobile Devices
- Adaptive Interfaces
- Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Research Thrust Areas
Advanced Internet Security and Monitoring
- Techniques and Tools for Internet
Traffic Measurements
- Plug and Play Networking Components
- Network Resource Management
- Virtual Private Networks
- Control and Management in Dynamic/
Mobile Network Environments
- Network Resource Management
- Data Procurement Systems
- Industrial Networking Security
- Internet Infrastructures Security
- Internet Routing Protocols Security
- Legal, Financial, and Operational Security
- Malware Protection
- Physical Cyber Security
- Protocol Security Testing and Evaluation
- Secure Coding Practices
Next Generation Internet and IPv6
- Internet Signalling and Service Enabling Protocols,
Including SIP, NSIS, HTTP, RTSP/RTP
- MPLS and Traffic Engineering
- Internet Mobility Management and Support
- VoIP Protocols and Services
- Unicast, Multi-cast, Broadcast Routing Protocols
- Overlay and Peer-to-Peer Networks
- Flow Management: Packet Classification and
Congestion Control
- Secure Signalling in IP Networks
- IPv6 Systems and Services
- IPv6 Mobility
- IPv6 Intradomain and Interdomain Routing
- IPv6 Tunnelling and Multicast
(...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Computer
Science/Electric & Electronic Engineering, Computer
Engineering/Information Technology or equivalent.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
PhD
• A Master's with minimum CGPA 3.00 or equivalent,
or Bachelor's ( First Class Honours>3.67) degree
in Computer Science/Electric and Electronic
Engineering, Computer Engineering/Information
Technology or equivalent.
Duration
MSc
Full-time : Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Part-time : Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,750.00 RM2,625.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
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Satellite and Wireless Communication
- Ad Hoc Wireless Network
- Internet Over Satellite
- Internetworking Heterogeneous Wireless/
Wireline Networks
- Mobility, Location, and Handoff Management
- Multimedia QoS and Traffic Management
- QoS and Media Streaming Support
- QoS Routing in Wireless Networks
- Self-organisation of Networks
- Sensor Networks
- Service Middleware and Open Interfaces
- Satellite For NGN
- Transport Protocols For Wireless
- Wireless LANs protocols and Standards
- Wireless Multicasting
- Wireless Network Security and Privacy
- Wireless System Optimisation Techniques
Cellular Mobile Technologies
- Mobile Code and Network Programmability
- 4G Mobile Network Architectures
- Mobile Ad Hoc Routing
- Mobile Internet Technologies
- Mobile IP Techniques
- Mobile Quality of Service Management
Internet Governance and Policy
- Internet Governance Study
- Internet Policy Study
- Internet Resource Control and Management
- Cyber Law Study www.nav6.org
Pure Arts
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A good Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 3.00)
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),
with related work experience and publication may
be considered.
PhD
• A good Master's or Bachelor's degree
(CGPA ³ 3.67) in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),
with related work experience and publication may
be considered.
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Research Thrust Areas
- English Language Studies
- TESL
- CALL
- LSP
- Malay Language Studies
- Foreign Languages
- Literacy Studies
- Linguistics
- Terminology
- Translation
- Interpretation
- Professional English Studies
- Professional Malay Studies
- Other language related areas
English Language
- ESP
- Technology in ELT
- Linguistics
- Sociolinguistics
- Applied Linguistics
- Discourse Analysis
- English Language Skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking)
- Syllabus Design and Materials Development
- Testing and Evaluation
- Discourse Stylistics
- Reading and Text Interpretation
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Malay Language
- Linguistics
- Sociolinguistics
- Applied Linguistics
- Discourse Analysis
- Malay Language Skills (Reading, Writing,
Speaking)
- Syllabus Design and Materials Development
- Testing and Evaluation
- History of the Malay Language
- Discourse Stylistics
Japanese Language
- Japanese Language and Culture
- Japanese Language as a Foreign Language
Translation
- Theory and Practice
- Text Analysis
- Translation Quality Assessment
- Translation and Technology
- Terminology
- Lexicography and Lexicology
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of band 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level III.
(grade A or B).
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,020.00 RM1,530.00
Thesis Examination Fees(Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.sollat.usm.my
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Research Thrust Areas
- Palaeolithic Culture
- Neolithic Culture
- Metal Age
- Archaeohistory
- Ethnoarchaeology
- Science in Archaeology
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 3.00) in related areas.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of higher learning
including those awarded under any collaborative/franchising
schemes with local or foreign partners must be accredited by
the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Other academic or professional qualifications by Professional
Bodies in related proposals.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in related areas.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions
of higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign partners
must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(MQA).
• Other academic or professional qualifications
by Professional Bodies in related proposals.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language
Testing System), or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level III
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,020.00 RM1,530.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
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School of Humanities
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MASTER OF ARTS (LINGUISTICS & ENGLISH LANGUAGE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System), or
• Results must be attached with
the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.hum.usm.my
Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.
- Research Methods in Language Studies
- Linguistic Studies
- Graduate Seminars
- Psychology and Sociology Language
- Perspectives in English Language Studies-Literacy
and Literature
- Dissertation
School of Humanities
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MASTER OF ARTS (MALAY LANGUAGE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
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Course Structure
The programme consists of 24 units of coursework
(6 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.
- Advanced Malay Phonetics and Phonology
- Malay Sociology and Communication
- The Theories and Methods of Linguistics Research
- Advanced Malay Syntax and Morphology
- Advanced Malay Semantics and Discourse
- Current Issues in Malay Language
- Dissertation
School of Humanities
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MASTER OF ARTS (LITERATURE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.hum.usm.my
Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.
- Contemporary Theory and Literary Criticism
- Research Methods in Literature
- Seminar on Nusantara Literature
- Cross-cultural Seminar on
Southeast Asian Literature
- Comparative Seminar on The Great Works
of Asia and Europe
School of Humanities
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MASTER OF ARTS (TRANSLATION STUDIES) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.hum.usm.my
Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.
- Advanced Theories of Translation
- Advanced Principles and Methods of Translation
- Graduate Seminar
- Issues in Translation
- Career and Translation
- Literary Texts and Translation or
- Scientific and Technical Texts and Translation
- Dissertation
School of Humanities
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MASTER OF ARTS (SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.hum.usm.my
Course Structure
This programme consists of 20 units of coursework
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.
- Theory and Research Methods in History
- Political History of Malaysia
- Socioeconomic History of Malaysia
- Twentieth Century Southeast Asian History
- Asian History: Intellectuals and
the Current of Change
- Southeast Asia in International History
- Dissertation
School of Humanities
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.hum.usm.my
Course Structure
This programme consists of 20 units of coursework
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.
- Research Methods and
Geographic Database Management
- Geographic Information Science in
Business and Services Planning
- Geographic Information Science in
Resource and Disaster Management
- Geographic Information Science in
Social and Public Policy Planning
- Dissertation
- Geographic Information System
- Locational and Spatial Analysis
- Digital Remote Sensing
School of Humanities
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75 (Hons) in
related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.hum.usm.my
Course Structure
This programme consists of 12 units of coursework
(4 courses) and 28 units of dissertation.
- Selected Topics on Sustainable Cities
and Communities
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Communities in Urban Management
- Research Methods
- Dissertation
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related areas.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of higher
learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign
partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours / CGPA³
3.67) degree in a related area.
• Degree awarded by local private institutions of higher
learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign
partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as
a Foreign Language) or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English
Language Testing System)
• Results must be attached with the application form.
www.hum.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
- Malay Linguistics/Translation and Interpretation
- Geography
- Literature
- Islamic Studies
- History
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Philosophy
- English Language Studies
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,020.00 RM1,530.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
School of Social Sciences
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MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Research Thrust Areas
Anthropology and Sociology
- Cross-cultural Studies
- Industrialisation and
Urbanisation
- Criminology
- Human Ecology
- Religion
- Work Organization Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Anthropology
- Sociology of Work
- Environmental Sociology
- Population
- Gender Studies
- Minorities Studies
- Migrant Workers
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Japanese Studies
- Globalisation Cyber Culture
Economics
- Finance
- Public Finance/Public Sector Economics
- International Economics
- Economic Development
- Agriculture Economics
- Labour Economics
- Econometrics
- Islamisation of Economic Institutions
- Economic Theory
- Environmental Economics
- Industrial Economics
- Technology Transfer
- Economy
Development Planning and Management
- Development Theory
- Development History
- Development Methodology
- Development Issues
- Project Planning
- Policy and Planning
- Social Development
- Education and Development
- Women and Work
- Health and Development
- Industrialisation and Technology
- Islamic Development Management
- Development Planning and Management
- Sustainable Development
Political Science
- Political Thoughts
- Comparative Politics
- Public Administration
- Public Policy
- International Relations
- Conflict and Peace
- Public Sector Management
- Local Government
- Leadership Studies
- Political Sciences
Social Work
- Social Work
- Social Administration
- Social Development
- Community Work
- Social Work Methodology
- Social Policy and Social Services
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- Social Work Education
- Social Work Research
- Social Welfare
- Political Sociology
- Ethnic Relations
- Electoral Behaviour
- Leadership
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSocSc
• A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
equivalent in a related field.
• Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
related to the field of study.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Duration
MSocSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,020.00 RM1,530.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSocSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.soc.usm.my
School of Social Sciences
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MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Psychology
- Psychology
- Counselling
Islamic Development Management
- Al-Qur'an and Al-Sunnah for
Development Management
- Usul-Fiqh and Fiqhiyyah Methods for
Development Management
- Human Development Management
- Islamic Research Methodology
- Islamic Management
- Islamic-based Management
- Islamic Economics
- Islamic Accounting
- Islamic Politics
- Islamic Sociology
- Islamic Anthropology
- Politics of Islamic-based Development
- Islamic Political Economy
- Islamic Banking
- Islamic Finance
- Islamic-based Wealth Management
- Islamic-based Poverty Management
- Islamic-based Conflict Management
- Islamic-based Development Management Ethics
- Islamic-based Development Institutions
- Zakat Development Management
- Waqf Development Management
- Takaful Development Management
- Ar-Rahnu Development Management
- Wills and Faraid Development Management
- Halal Products, Services, and Issues
- Islamic Movements
School of Social Sciences
81
MASTER OF ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT [MEM] - COURSEWORK
Course Structure
Candidates are required to accumulate 40 credits from
the core, elective and optional courses.
Core Courses (28 units)
- Economics of Production and Consumption
- Macroeconomic Management and Policy
- Applied Econometrics
- Issues in the Malaysian Economy
- Research Project Seminar
- Research Project
Elective Courses (12 units)
- Global Resource Flows
- Economics of Finance
- Industrial Dynamics
- Human Resource Economics
- Resource and Environmental Economics
- Micro-Issues in Public Sector Economics
- Comparative Economics Management
- Independent Study
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree in Economics or related areas
with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 / or equivalent.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.soc.usm.my
School of Social Sciences
82
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION [MPA] - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree or related areas with a minimum
CGPA of 3.00 / or equivalent.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.soc.usm.my
Course Structure
The programme incorporates a balance among the
various kinds of knowledge and skills required by a
public administrator. Candidates are required to
accumulate 44 units from core and elective courses
Core Courses (32 units)
- Public Administration and the Political System
- Research Methods
- Organisational Management
- Economics for The Public Sector
- Government and Politics in Malaysia
- Public Sector Management
- Issues in the Malaysian Economy
- Public Policy Analysis and Design
Elective Courses (12 units)
- Case Studies in Managing Public Policy
- Ethics and Administration
- Globalisation and Regionalism
- Environment, Development and Policy
- Independent Studies
- Research Project
School of Social Sciences
83
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree in Social Work
or related areas with a CGPA of 3.00 /
or equivalent.
• Any degree with at least two to five years of working
experience in the field of social services.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition And Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.soc.usm.my
The programme is designed to train social work
practitioners to become more holistic social workers
who are skillful and competent.
Candidates are required to accumulate 44 units from
core, theoretical courses, areas of specialisation,
methodology courses and dissertation. List of courses
offered are as follows:
- Advanced Social Work Theories
with Individuals and Families
- Advanced Social Work Theories
with Groups and Communities
- Social Policy and Social Services
- Integrated Social Work Seminar
- Social Work Education
- Health and Well Being
- Social Services Management
- Advanced Social Work Research
- Independent Study
- Dissertation
School of Social Sciences
84
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT)
- MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree in related areas with a minimum
CGPA of 3.00 / or equivalent from related fields.
• Other Bachelor's degree with related working
experience.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.soc.usm.my
The programme aims to train and prepare students to
manage development in the Islamic way. It is the first
academic programme that integrates the Islamic-based
fields of development and management in a holistic
way.
The programme is transdisciplinary in nature and as
such can be pursued by candidates from various fields
of study, whether from the art-based disciplines such
as management, development, economics, political
science, sociology, anthropology, communication,
history, geography, literature, from the science-based
disciplines, or from the field of Islamic Studies.
Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies
(ISDEV)
Candidates who have been accepted into the programme
will have the opportunity to benefit from the existence
of, utilizing the facilities offered by, and participate in
activities organised by the Centre for Islamic
Development Management Studies (ISDEV) which
pioneers this field of study. Each candidate must
accumulate forty (40) credit hours which comprise
four (4) compulsory course consisting of four (4) credit
hours, and a dissertation which carries twenty (20)
credit hours.
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MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT)
- MIXED MODE
Compulsory Courses
- Islamic Epistemology and World View
- Islamic Development Management
- Islamic Research Methodology
- Human Capital Development
Elective Courses
- Management Methods for Development
- Islamic Development Strategies
- Islamic Fund and Asset Development
- Dissertation
School of Social Sciences
86
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ASIAN STUDIES) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with CGPA of
3.00 or equivalent.
• Proven competence in English.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.soc.usm.my
This is one of the two areas of specialisation offered
under the International Studies Programme of the
School of Social Sciences, the other area of
specialisation being European Studies. This course
recognises the growing role of Asia in both the
international political and economic scene and adopts
a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with
a thorough understanding of this multi-faceted region.
This is the only Master's level degree in Asian studies
in the country. As with its European Studies counterpart,
a research methodology course combined with a
dissertation, forms a crucial component of the training.
The programme not only aims to equip graduates with
a thorough grounding in traditional international studies
but will also expose them to current and in-depth
knowledge of the policies and institutions that
characterise the Asian region.
Compulsory Courses (44 units)
- International Relations
- International Political Economy
- Research Methodology
- Dissertation
Any five from the following courses:
- Economic Transformation of East and Southeast Asia
- Regionalism and Cooperative Processes in East Asia
- Politics and Society in Southeast Asia
- Culture and Societies in Asia: Selected Themes
- Contemporary Politics in East Asia: Selected Themes
- Islam in Southeast Asia
- Comparative Social Policies in Asia
- Government and Politics in Malaysia*
* Offered under the MPA programme
School of Social Sciences
87
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMACY STUDIES (EUROPEAN STUDIES)
- MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with CGPA of
3.00 or equivalent.
• Proven competence in English.
• May be called for an interview if necessary.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM7,260.00
International RM10,890.00
www.soc.usm.my
This is one of the two areas of specialisation offered
under the International Studies Programme of the
School of Social Sciences, the other area of
specialisation being Asian Studies. This course
recognises the growing role of Europe, and especially
the European Union, in the international political and
economic arena. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted
to give students a thorough understanding of the
European Union and its unique and complex set of
institutions and policies. This is the only Master's level
degree in European studies in the country.
As with its Asian Studies counterpart, a research
methodology course combined with a dissertation,
forms a crucial component of the training.
The programme not only aims to equip graduates with
a thorough grounding in traditional internationalstudies
but will also expose them to current and in-depth
knowledge of the policies and institutions that
characterise the European Union.
Compulsory Courses (44 units)
- International Relations
- International Political Economy
- Fundamental Aspects of
European Union Law
- Politics and Decision Making the European Union
- European Economic Integration
- Policies of the European Union
- The External Relations of the European Union
- Research Methodology
- Independent Study
- Dissertation
School of Distance Education
88
MASTER OF ARTS, MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
- RESEARCH
Research Thrust Areas
Distance Education
- Distance Education Administration Planning
and Management
- Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
- Instructional Technology
- E-Learning
- ICT
- Adult Learning
- Support System
- M-Learning
- Blended Learning
Literature
- Modern Malay Fiction
- Modern Indonesian Fiction
- Modern Indonesia Poetry
- Feminist Criticism
- Comparative Literature
- Post colonial Literature
- Modern Malay Poetry
- Classical Malay Poetry
History
- Historiography
- Ancient History of Southeast Asia
- Modern Politics of Southeast Asia
- Economic History of Southeast Asia
- Malaysian Political History
- Malaysian Economic History
- Malaysian Social History
- History of Intellectual and Thought
Geography - Place and Area Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Transportation and Traffic Studies
- Hydrometeorology
- Poverty Studies
- Landslide Studies
- Slope Stability
- Soil Erosion
- Urban and Regional Studies
- Human, Social, and Culture Geography
- Industrial and Globalisation
- Pollution Studies
- Hydrology
- Geographical Information System
- Remote Sensing
- Land Use Planning
- Transportation and Traffic Studies
- Fluvial Geomorphology
- Urban Growth
- Economic Development
- Geographical Education
- Tourism
- 3D in Spatial Studies
- ICT in Geography
- Rural Transformation and Development
- Sustainable Development
- Water Resources and Management
- Climate Change
- Agricultural Studies
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School of Distance Education
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MASTER OF ARTS, MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
- RESEARCH
Economics
- Agricultural Economics
- Islamic Economics
- Public Economics
- Public Finance
- Fiscal and Monetary Policy
- International Finance
- Malaysian Economy
- International Trade
- Microeconomics
- Macroeconomics
- Health Economics
- Econometrics
- Monetary Economy
- Political Economy and Public Choice
Management
- Human Resource Management
- Consumer Behavioural
- Industrial Relations
- Operational Management
- Finance
- Investment
- Performance Measurement
- GLC
- International Business
- Corporate Governance
- Behavioural Finance
- Accounting
- Work Values
- Strategic Management
- Virtual Organisation/Society
- Organisational Behaviour
- Learning Organisation
- Organisational and Business Management
- Human Resource
- Customer Behaviour
- Management of Current Issues
- Learning Management
- Quality Management
- Technology and Innovation Management
Political Science
- Public Administration
- Public Policy
- International Relations
- Political Philosophy
- Comparative Politics
- e-Government
- Political Economy
- Legislative Studies
- Political Marketing
- Policy Transfer
- Modernisation and Democratisation
- Constitution
- Conflict Studies in Plural Societies
- Politics of Environment
- Islamic Political Economy
- Human Rights
- Religion and Polities
- Conflict Studies in International Relations
- Women and Politics
- Civil Society
Language
- Malay Language
- TESOL
(...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSocSc / MA
•A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
PhD
• A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class
Honours / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Duration
MSocSc / MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Pure Arts Malaysian International
RM1,020.00 RM1,530.00
Pure Science Malaysian International
RM1,240.00 RM1,860.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSocSc / MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
http://pppjj.usm.my/
School of Distance Education
90
MASTER OF ARTS, MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
- RESEARCH
Anthropology / Sociology
- Medical Anthropology
- Social Epidemiology
- Ethnomedicine
- Ethnobotany
- Ethnography
- Cultural Anthropology
- Social Anthropology
- Human Ecology
- Health and Society
- Drugs and Society
- HIV/AIDS and Society
- Southeast Asian Ethnology
- Political Process in Small
and Marginalised Community
- Cultural Issues
- Environmental Sociology
- Religion and Society
- Gender Issues
- Social Issues
- Political Sociology
- Ethnic and Minority Relations
- Ethnicity and Migration
- Gerontology and Disability
- Deviance and Crime
- Popular Culture
- Social Inequality
- Anthropology of Food
- Urban Sociology
- Education in Global Context
- Organisation and Networks
- Families and Relationships
- Social Change Kinship and Social Organisation
- Anthropology of Arts
Applied Arts
Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
92
MASTER OF ARTS AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours in related field.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
PhD
• A Master's degree in related field.
A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent at Bachelor’s
degree level.
Language Requirement
• International applicants are required to pass the
USM Intensive English Course Level III
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,100.00 RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/cenpris
Research Thrust Areas
- Ethnic and Cultural Studies
- Political Economy
- Development Economics and Finance
- Science and Technology Advancement Policies
- International and Area Studies
- Public Private Partnership Policies
- Local Government Studies
- Social and Physical Planning
- Impact Studies of Public Policies and Institutions
School of The Arts
93
MASTER OF ARTS AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a preadmission interview before the final
selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of higher
learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign
partners must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications
Agency (MQA).
PhD
• A Master's degree in a related field.
• A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
• To attend a preadmission interview before the final
selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of higher
learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign
partners must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications
Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
• International applicants are required to have a minimum
score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
Language)
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-tTime: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,100.00 RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/art/
Research Thrust Areas
Design
- Graphic / Visual Communication
- Product Design
- Furniture Design
- Design and New Media Technology
Music
- Composition
- Ethnomusicology
- Music Education
- Music History
- Music Theory
- Music Pedagogy
- Performance
Fine Arts
- Art History
- Painting
- Fine Art Photography / Photo Media
- Printmaking / Print Media
- Sculpture
- Art Theory
Drama and Theatre
- Traditional Theatre
- Modern Drama and Theatre
- History of Drama and Theatre
- Theatre of Drama, Theatre and Performance
- Theatre in Education
- Children Theatre
- Community Theatre
- Traditional Dance
- Modern and Experimental Dance
- Performance
- Theatre Management
- Theatre Architecture
- Scenography
School of The Arts
94
MASTER OF ARTS (MUSIC PEDAGOGY AND PERFORMANCE) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a preadmission interview before
the final selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by
the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
PhD
• A Master's degree in Music Pedagogy
and Performance.
• A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
• To attend a preadmission interview before
the final selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Language Requirement
• International applicants are required to have
a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
as a Foreign Language).
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM9,000.00
International RM13,200.00
www.usm.my/art/
Course Structure
Core Courses
- Music Pedagogy and Performance Practice
- Traditional and Contemporary Applied Studio
- Research Methods and Music Technology
- Graduate Thesis
Elective Courses
- Traditional and Contemporary Pedagogy Seminars
- Music Pedagogy and Performance Seminars
- Vocal / Instrumental Literation
School of The Arts
95
MASTER OF ARTS (VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts
or Design Studies.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before
the final selection.
• To possess five (5) years and above
working experiences
• International applicants are required to have
a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
as a Foreign Language).
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM9,000.00
International RM13,200.00
www.usm.my/art/
Course Structures
Core Courses
- Art and Design Theory
- Southeast Asian and International
Visual Art and Design
- Research in Studio Practice
- Graduate Seminars
- Coursework Thesis
- Graduate Thesis and Exhibition
Elective Courses
- Convergence of Art, Science, and Technology
- Professional Practice
Women’s Development Research Centre
96
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (GENDER STUDIES) - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
The applicant should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in any field, including
Applied Science, Health and Engineering from an
accredited local or foreign university. *
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM1,100.00
International RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian RM750.00
International RM1,000.00
* Candidates without background in gender studies
and social science are required to take and pass the
pre-requisite course (see programme structure).
www.usm.my/kanita
The Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA)
reflects thirty-two years of critical thinking in the
development of theoretical and methodological tools
and policy strategies that aim at equalising and
mainstreaming gender in education and nation-building.
Through applied and policy research, innovations in
training, publications and networking both nationally
and globally, KANITA has brought new meaning to the
process of engendering knowledge, thus, bringing
feminist and gender perspectives to the forefront of
critical thinking.
The programme aims at sharpening the knowledge and
understanding of the management and development
of gender, introducing gender issues in work and
society, strengthening the competitiveness of women
workers.
Research Thrust Areas
- Sustainable Development
- Economic and Social Development
- Policy and Law
- Health
- Family
- Media and Culture
Programme Structure
- Thesis
- Prerequisite Courses
- Gender Theories
- Research Methods for Gender Studies
Postgraduate students at KANITA are also required to
attend and participate in these programmes as part of
their research capacity building:-
- Graduate Seminar Series
- Staff/Professional Seminar Series
- Journal Club Activities
Women’s Development Research Centre
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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
The applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s Degrees in any fields, including
Applied Science, Health and Engineering from
an accredited local or foreign university. *
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM1,100.00
International RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian RM1,000.00
International RM1,500.00
* Candidates without background in gender studies
and social science are required to take and pass the
pre-requisite course (see programme structure).
www.usm.my/kanita
The Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA)
reflects thirty years of critical thinking in the
development of theoretical and methodological tools
and policy strategies that aim at equalising and
mainstreaming gender in education and nation-building.
Through applied and policy research, innovations in
training, publications and networking both nationally
and globally, KANITA has brought new meaning to the
process of engendering knowledge, thus, bringing
feminist and gender perspectives to the forefront of
critical thinking.
The programme focuses on women’s involvement and
participation in public and private sectors, including
the economic, political, educational and health sectors.
The programme also seeks to impart analytical and
advocacy skills for gender activists in local context.
Research Thrust Areas
- Sustainable Development
- Economic and Social Development
- Policy and Law
- Health
- Family
- Media and Culture
Programme Structure
- Thesis
- Pre-requisite Courses
Postgraduate students at KANITA are also required to
attend and participate in there programmes as part of
their research capacity building:-
- Graduate Seminar Series
- Staff/Professional Seminar Series
- Journal Club Activities
- Other relevant seminars
Centre For Instructional Technology and Multimedia
98
MASTER OF INSTRUCTIONAL MULTIMEDIA - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree.
• Proof of English Proficiency.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,930.00
International RM10,395.00
www.ptpm.usm.my
MIM is designed for individuals who wish to pursue
advanced study in the field of Instructional Technology.
The goals of this programme are to produce
- graduates who are well informed and proficient in
instructional design and multimedia and learning
management system,
- skilled manpower who can maximise on the potentials
of the web and multimedia technologies in the fields
of education, training, corporate communication and
management of resources.
Programme Structure
Core Courses (24 units)
- Instructional Design and Delivery
- Visual Communication
- Multimedia Authoring
- Management of Multimedia Projects
- Research Methods and Issues
in Instructional Multimedia
- Multimedia-based Instructional Design
Elective Courses (12 units)
- Human-Computer Interaction
- 3D Visualisation and Animation
- Web-based Training and Management
- Digital Audio and Video Production
- Web-based Programming
- Topical Seminar
Practicum Course (6 units)
- Research Internship
Centre For Instructional Technology and Multimedia
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MASTER OF ARTS AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
www.ptpm.usm.my
The research mode programme is designed for
individuals who would like to pursue advanced study
in the field of Instructional Technology and Multimedia.
The goals of these programmes are to produce
- graduates who are well informed and proficient in
research in the field of instructional design and
multimedia and learning management system.
- skilled manpower who can maximise on the potentials
of the web and multimedia technologies in the fields
of education, training, corporate communication and
management of resources.
Research Thrust Areas
- Instructional Design and Technology
- ICT in Education
- Management and Utilisation
of Instructional Technology
- Performance Technology
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor’s degree in related areas.
• Proof of English Proficiency
• Priority will be given to applicants possessing
teaching and working experience in the field of
education or training.
PhD
• A Master’s degree in related areas.
• Proof of English Proficiency
• Priority will be given to applicants possessing
teaching and working experience in the field of
education or training.
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,100.00 RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
Graduate School of Business
100
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - GENERAL
- COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of second class
(or equivalent [CGPA]) from a university recognised
by the USM’s Senate or an equivalent qualification.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before the final
selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• A minimum of two years relevant working experience.
This condition applies to applicants intending to
complete their study on a part-time basis.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
IV with a minimum score of Grade B
Duration
Coursework Mode
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM16,940.00
International RM25,410.00
www.gsb.usm.my
Core Courses (33 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management
- Managerial Economics
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- Research Methodology
- Management Project
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Advanced Business Statistics
- Operation Strategy
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Strategy
- Business Issues in Sustainable Development
Elective Courses (6 units)
2 courses from the following:
- International Business
- Corporate Strategy
- International Financial Management
- International Marketing
- Leadership
- International Accounting
- Management Control System
- Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Managerial Ethics
- Quality and Productivity Management
- Human Resource Management
Project (5 units)
- Management Project
Graduate School of Business
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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
- ONLINE MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of second class
(or equivalent [CGPA]) from a university recognised
by the USM’s Senate or an equivalent qualification.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before the final
selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• A minimum of two years relevant working experience.
This condition applies to applicants intending to
complete their study on a part-time basis.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
IV with a minimum score of Grade B
Duration
Online Mode
Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian RM21,780.00
International RM48,158.00
www.gsb.usm.my
Core Courses (33 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management
- Managerial Economics
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- Research Methodology
- Management Project
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Advanced Business Statistics
- Operation Strategy
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Strategy
- Business Issues in Sustainable Development
Elective Courses (6 units)
2 courses from the following:
- International Business
- Corporate Strategy
- International Financial Management
- International Marketing
- Leadership
- International Accounting
- Management Control System
- Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Managerial Ethics
- Quality and Productivity Management
- Human Resource Management
Project (5 units)
- Management Project
Graduate School of Business
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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MBA-IB)
- COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours from a university
recognised by the USM’s Senate or an equivalent
qualification.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before
the final selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by
the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• A minimum of two years relevant working experience.
This condition applies to applicants intending to
complete their study on a part-time basis.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
IV with a minimum score of Grade B
Duration
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM16,940.00
International RM25,410.00
www.gsb.usm.my
Core Courses (19 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management
- Managerial Economics
- International Business
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Operation Strategy
- Foreign Language (Mandarin / Japanese /
French / Spanish / German / Arabic /
Bahasa Malaysia)
- Research Methodology
- International Financial Management
- International Marketing
- International Business Management Project
- International Trade
- Global Supply Chain
Elective Courses (6 units)
2 courses from the following:
- International Accounting
- Entrepreneurship
- Decision Analysis
- Management Transnational Organisation
Graduate School of Business
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Master's degree in Management or Master
Business Administration (MBA) from a university
recognised by the USM's Senate or an equivalent
qualification.
• A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before
the final selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by
the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• A minimum of five years relevant working experience.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
IV with a minimum score of Grade B
Duration
Full-time: Min 7 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM31,185.00
International RM46,777.50
www.gsb.usm.my
The DBA programme provides an opportunity for senior
managers and other professionals to gain understanding
of the latest management theories and practices. The
programme will also prepare candidates for consultancy
or any other professional endeavours.
Course Structure
Part I: Theoretical Updating (18 units)
Seminar in
- Management Control and Decision Making
- Human Capital Transformation
- Financial Decision Making
- Managing Technology and Decision Making
- Marketing and Global Business
- Trend and Foresights in Business Strategy
Part II: Knowledge Dissemination and
Generation (21 units)
(a) Dissemination of Knowledge
- Consultation and Training
(b) Generation of Knowledge
- Research Methodology
Part III: Dissertation (42 units)
- Dissertation and viva-voce.
Graduate School of Business
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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (MBA SD)
- COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours with a minimum
of second class (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
university recognised by the USM’s Senate or
an equivalent qualification.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before
the final selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by
the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• A minimum of two years relevant working experience
(this condition applies to applicants intending to
complete their study on a part-time basis)
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level 4
with a minimum score of Grade B
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM16,940.00
International RM25,410.00
www.gsb.usm.my
Introduction
Global warming, fossil fuel scarcity, corporate
accountability, the globalisation of the economy all are
issues business are under increasing pressure to address.
Universities around the globe have now realised the
importance of integrating "Sustainable Development"
into the curriculum.
We at Graduate School of Business recognised the
power of the business community to address the
world’s most critical environmental, economic and
social problems. Hence we are the first business school
in ASEAN region that emphasises the sustainability
issues.
Core Courses (41 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Managerial Economics
- Marketing Management
- Corporate Strategy
- Business Issues and Sustainable Development
- Research Methodology
- Managerial Ethics
- Management Project in Sustainable Development
- Sustainability Concepts and Issues
- Natural Resources and
Environmental Management
- Green Business and Performance Assessment
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise
Electives (3 units)
- Operations Strategy
- Advanced Business Statistics
- Corporate Finance
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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - SERVICE SCIENCES,
MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• Diploma in any related fields within ten (10) years
working experiences; or
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours with a minimum
of second class (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
university recognised by the USM’s Senate or an
equivalent qualification.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• To attend a pretest interview before
the final selection.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by
the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• A minimum of two years relevant working experience
(this condition applies to applicants intending to
complete their study on a part-time basis)
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
IV with a minimum score of Grade B
Duration
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM19,404.00
International RM29,106.00
www.gsb.usm.my
Introduction
Service Science Management and Engineering (SSME)
is a term coined by IBM in response to a global shift
towards recognising the services sector as a major
contributor to the global economy.
The programme can be broadly divided into four major
areas. They are the
- Service Science,
- System,
- Management, and
- Engineering
Core Courses (40 units)
Candidate are required to sit and pass ALL subjects.
There is NO elective course.
- Service Management
- Accounting for Services
- Financial Issues in the Modern Economy
- Service System Process Development
- Intellectual Capital Development
- Technology Management and Innovation
- Service Quality and Productivity
- Logistics and Distribution Management
- Customer Relationship Management
- Business Intelligence for Service Excellence
- Corporate Citizenship Strategies for
Sustainable Growth
- Strategic Management
- Leadership for Transformation
- Management Project in Service Science,
Management and Engineering
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
PhD
• A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours /
CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Passed USM’s Intensive English Course Level 4.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,375.00 RM2,062.50
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.management.usm.my/postgradute
Research Thrust Areas
- Enterprise Governance
- Financial Market-based Research
- Consumer Market-based Research
- Leadership and Work Values
- Technology Management
- Internationalisation
School of Communication
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MASTER OF COMMUNICATION (SCREEN STUDIES) - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Malaysian applicants should obtain at least a credit
in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic
International English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM Intensive English Course
Level Three.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Thesis Examination Fees
Malaysian RM 6,600.00
International RM 9,900.00
www.usm.my/comn
This programme is designed for students who wish to
develop theoretical knowledge and production skills in
film and video in the context of new media technology.
This programme will also examine current global issues
relating to the electronic media as well as issues of
convergence and the interface between film, television
and multimedia.
Course Structure
This programme requires students to complete
40 units of coursework which include a major research
project and a film or a video production.
Courses
- Film Theory and Methods
- Film History
- Film Aesthetics
- Television and Society
- Television Genre and Analysis
- Graduate Research Project
- Screen Production
School of Communication
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MASTER OF COMMUNICATION (SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM)
- COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Malaysian applicants should obtain at least a credit
in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic
International English language testing System); or
• Passed the USM Intensive English Course Level
Three.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,930.00
International RM10,395.00
www.usm.my/comn
This programme is designed mainly to prepare students
for a professional career as science and environmental
writers, reporters and editors in the media industry,
research institutions and environment related
organisations. Even though this programme is geared
towards preparing students for the professional track,
most of the courses are theory-based. It is believed
that a strong understanding of the media processes
and practices as well as the role of science in society
will enable communicators to make significant
contributions to the public understanding of science
and environmental issues.
Course Structure
Students are required to obtain a total of 42 units
from the following:
- Communication, Science and Society
- Reporting and Production of Science and
Environmental News
- Seminar on Media, Science, and Environment
- Science Journalism Ethics and Media Laws
- Documentary Production of Science and
Environment
- Promotional Writing for Public Relations
- Communication, Ecology, and Society
- Media and Environmental Conservation
- Research Project
School of Communication
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MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Malaysian applicants should obtain at least
a credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or
its equivalent.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic
International English Language testing System); or
• Passed the USM’s Intensive English Course Level
Three.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900;00
www.usm.my/comn
The programme is broad based to meet the needs of
a wide range of candidates. It emphasises
communication theory and research and their
applications to communication policy and practices.
It provides students with the opportunity to develop
sound understanding of major communication theories
and research specifically in the study of journalism,
communication and societal issues, technology and
culture.
Course Structure
Students are required to complete 40 units comprising
three core courses and a dissertation:
Core Courses (12 units)
- Advanced Communication Theory
- Quantitative Communication Research Methods
- Qualitative Communication Research Methods
Dissertation (28 units)
Candidates are required to conduct a research in a
communication-related area under the supervision of
an academic staff and write a dissertation.
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Research Thrust Areas
Communication
- Communication
- Communication Campaign Planning
- Health Communication
- Development Communication
- Visual Communication
- International Communication
- Environmental Communication
Journalism
- Journalism
- Environmental Journalism
- Online Journalism
- Print Journalism
- Broadcast Journalism
- Photojournalism
Public Relations
- Public Relations
- International Public Relations
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Communication
- Public Relations and New Media
- Public Relations and Environment
- Public Relations and Health
Human Communication
- Speech Communication
- Interpersonal Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Group Communication
Advertising
- Advertising Management
- International Advertising
- Integrated Marketing Communication
- Advertising Strategy
- Media Management
- Advertising Campaign
- Advertising Production
- Graphics Production
Film and Broadcasting
- Film and Broadcasting
- Broadcasting and Telecommunications
- Screen Studies
- Broadcast Management
- Audio/Radio Studies
- Television Studies
- Film Studies
Media and Cultural Studies
- Media Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Language and Communication
- Communication and Technology
- Audience Studies
- Political Communication
- Media Literacy
- Media and Gender
(...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Malaysian applicants should obtain a least a credit
in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its equivalent.
• Applicants are required to submit a research proposal.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
CGPA 3.67) or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent in a related field.
• Applicants are required to submit a research proposal.
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Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic
International English Language Testing System); or
• Passed the USM Intensive English Course Level
Three.
• Results must be attached with the application form.
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters* / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Note: Full time international students may require
a minimum of 3 semesters.
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,100.00 RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/comn
School of Educational Studies
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MASTER OF EDUCATION - COURSEWORK
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
• Teaching qualifications and / or professional
experience in the field of education.
• Fulfil other requirements determined by the individual
areas or specialisation.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Tuition And Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.usm.my/education
This programme requires candidates to complete 40
units. The curriculum is divided into two components:
- Coursework (32 units)
- Research (8 units)
Courses Offered
The Coursework Component
Three types of courses are offered:
Research Methodology and Statistics
(8 units)
Candidates have to take two compulsory courses in
order to master educational research and statistical
analysis skills.
Educational Specialisation (8-16 units)
Candidates are required to major in one educational
field. 2-4 compulsory courses are offered in each area
of specialisation. 8 areas of specialisation are currently
offered:
- Curriculum Studies
- Sciences Education
- Educational Technology
- Educational Psychology
- Guidance and Counselling
- Educational Management and Administration
- Phychometrics and Educational Testing
- English Language Education/TESOL
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Knowledge Development (8-16 units)
Candidates have to select 2-4 knowledge development
courses. These courses are intended to extend the
candidates' knowledge of education beyond their areas
of specialisation.
The Research Component
Each candidate is required to conduct a mini research
project or practicum (Guidance and Counselling
candidates only) that carries a weightage of 8 units
in his/her area of specialisation.
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Course Structure
There are two major components in the programme:
- Coursework (60 units)
- Research/Dissertation (30 units)
Courses Offered
The Coursework Component
Advanced Research Methodology
and Statistics (12 units)
This component aims to enable the candidate to master
the process of educational research. The courses deal
with various research methods that enable the student
to learn research skills, data processing techniques,
statistical analysis and the use of computers in data
analysis.
Major Areas of Specialisation (28 units)
Candidates have to major one area of specialisation
from the following:
- Science Education
- Educational Technology
- Curriculum and Instruction
- TESOL (Teaching of English as Second Language)
Cognate or Substantive Courses (20 units)
Candidates are required to select 5 courses from the
Master’s or Doctoral courses offered by the School of
Educational Studies or other Schools that can support
or enhance the scope and depth of the candidate's
major.
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Master’s degree.
• Training and or professional experience in the field
of education.
• Fulfil other requirements determined by the individual
areas of specialisation.
Duration
Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM34,650.00
International RM51,975.00
www.usm.my/education
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The Dissertation Component
Candidates are required to select a research topic and
carry out an intensive research study under the
supervision of a lecturer/supervisor and members of
the Dissertation Committee.
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Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MA
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
• Teaching qualifications and or professional experience
in the field of education.
• Fulfil other requirements determined by
the individual areas or specialisation.
PhD
• A Master’s degree.
• Training and/or professional experience in
the field of education.
• Fulfil other requirements determined by
the individual areas of specialisation.
Duration
MA
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,100.00 RM1,650.00
Thesis Examination Fees
Malaysian International
MA RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.usm.my/education
Research Thrust Areas
- Science and Mathematics Education
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Psychology, Psychometric
and Counselling
- Professional Educational, Leaderships,
and Policy Studies
- Multimedia Education and Information Technology
- Social and Philosophy of Education
- Language Education and Literacy
- Social Studies Education
Engineering
School of Aerospace Engineering
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MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with
a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
CGPA 3.67); or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent in a related field.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.aerospace.eng.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
Aeronautics
- Aerodynamics: Computational and
Experimental Aerodynamics
- Aircraft Structure: Finite Element Analysis,
Structural Optimisation, Composite Materials
- Flight Mechanics: Flight Performance Analysis,
Stability and Control, Autonomous System
- Aircraft Design: Design Optimisation,
Light Weight Aircraft Design
Astronautics and Satellite Technology
- Satellite Structural Engineering and Materials
- Nano/Micro-Satellite Design
- Attitude Control Analysis
School of Chemical Engineering
119
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering,
preferable with a Second Upper Honours
Division; or
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 from a recognised
university or equivalent qualifications.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
http://chemical.eng.usm.my
Course Structure
Core Courses (12 units)
- Advanced Separation Processes
- Safety Engineering and Environmental
Management
- Product Design and Development
Elective Courses (8 units)
- Industrial Catalysis and Reactor Engineering
- Model Based Process Control
- Process Intensification in Chemical Processes
- Downstream Processing of Biochemical
and Pharmaceutical Products
- Current Issues in Chemical Engineering Research
- Chemical Engineering Processes for
Microelectronics Industry
Research Project (20 units)
- Research Methodology and Skills
- Research Article Write-up and Submission
- Research Project (Thesis and Oral Examination
or viva voce)
School of Chemical Engineering
120
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
(Second Upper Honours / CGPA of 2.75) or equivalent.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
(First Class Honours / CGPA of 3.67); or
• A Master's degree in Chemical Engineering with a
minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent in a related
field.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semestes
PhD
Full- Time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
http://chemical.eng.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
- Separation Processes
- Reaction Engineering
- Catalysis
- Membrane Processes
- Petroleum and Gas Processing
- Energy/Renewable Energy
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Fermentation Processes
- Enzyme Technology
- Process Control and Dynamics
- Safety and Hazard Analysis
- Environmental Monitoring and
Control Technologies
- Waste Material Utilisation to
Value Added Products
- Modeling and Optimisation
- Treatment of Solid, Gas, Wastewater
and Toxic Materials
- Artificial Intelligent Application in
Process Development
- Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
- Colloid Sciences
School of Mechanical Engineering
121
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Mechanical
Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) in related fields; or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.mechanical.eng.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
Applied Mechanics
- Automative and Manufacturing System
- Experimental Mechanics
- Computational Mechanics
- Sound and Vibration
- Automatic Control System
- Bio-Mechanics
- Electronics Packaging
- Impact
- Advanced Materials and Composites
Manufacturing System
- Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided
Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
- Artificial Intelligence
- Manufacturing Technology
- Design and Management of Computer
Integrated Manufacturing Systems
- Quality and Reliability
- Machine Vision
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Manufacturing System
- Industrial Engineering
- Robotics
- Safety
- Ergonomics
- Powder Metallurgy
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Internal Combustion Engine
- Combustion
- Energy Studies
- Thermal System
- Heat Transfer
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Fluid Mechanics
- Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
- Biomass Energy Systems
School of Civil Engineering
122
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
•A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
•A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
•A good command of English
Note: The programme will be offered subjected
to a minimum of five (5) student enrolments.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.civil.eng.usm.my
The programme requires candidates to complete 40
units. The curriculum is divided into 2 components.
- Coursework
- Research
Core Courses
- Water Supply Engineering
- Wastewater Engineering
- Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Dissertation
Elective Courses
- Air and Noise Pollution Control
- Sustainable Drainage System
Research Component
The research component requires candidates to select
a research topic and carry out an intensive research
study under the supervision of a lecturer.
School of Civil Engineering
123
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
•A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
•A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
•A good command of English
Note: The programme will be offered subjected
to a minimum of five (5) student enrolments.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.civil.eng.usm.my
The programme requires candidates to complete 40
units. The curriculum is divided into 2 components.
- Coursework
- Research
Core Courses
- Advanced Structural Mechanics
- Structural Retrofitting Technology
- Dynamics and Stability of Structures
- Principles of Structural Design
- Dissertation
Elective Courses
- Engineering Management
- Bridge Engineering
Research Component
The research component requires candidates to select
a research topic and carry out an intensive research
study under the supervision of a lecturer.
School of Civil Engineering
124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SUSTAINBLE RIVER MANAGEMENT) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• A good command of English.
Note: The programme will be offered subjected
to a minimum of five (5) student enrolments.
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.civil.eng.usm.my
The programme requires candidates to complete 40
units. The curriculum is divided into 2 components.
- Coursework
- Research
Core Courses
- River Management
- Hydroinformatics
- Urban Drainage Management
- River Ecosystem
- Dissertation
Elective Courses
- Hydraulic Structure
- Environmental Impact Assessment
Research Component
The research component requires candidates to select
a research topic and carry out an intensive research
study under the supervision of a lecturer.
School of Civil Engineering
125
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Research Thrust Areas
Environmental Engineering
- Landfill Technology
- Composting
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Industrial Wastewater Treatment
- Solid Waste Management
- Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Air Quality and Water Quality Studies
- Sludge Management
- Noise Pollution Control
- Water Quality Modelling
Geotechnical Engineering
- Slope Stability (soil/rock)
- Soil Improvement
- Reinforced Soil
- Landslide Risk Management and
Application of Geosynthetics
- Rock Mechanics
- Blasting and Vibrations
- Foundation Engineering
- Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation
- Geotechnical Assessment
- Piling Vibrations
Water Resources Engineering
- Water Supply
- Urban Stormwater Management
- Hydrological Modelling
- Flood Forecasting
- River Engineering
- GIS Application in Water Resource
- Land Use Hydrology
- Urban Hydrology
- Sediment Transport
- Modelling of Pump Stations
- Ecohydrology
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
(...continued)
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
• CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
• A good command of English.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67) degree in related field; or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
• A good command of English.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.civil.eng.usm.my
School of Civil Engineering
126
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Structural Engineering
- Concrete Technology
- Masonry Engineering
- Concrete Repair Materials and Techniques
- Wind Engineering
- Earthquake Engineering
- Timber Engineering
- Tensioned Structures
- Shell and Spatial Structures
- Computational Mechanics
- Advanced Structural Analysis
- Industrialised Building System
- Tsunami Engineering
Geomatic Engineering and Management
- Monitoring System
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- Spatial Decision Support Systems (GIS)
- Geo-Information Science (GIS)
- Digital Mapping and Imaging
- Engineering Survey
- Spatial Statistics
- Stress Management
- Emotional Intelligence
- Engineering Entrepreneurship
River Engineering & Urban Drainage Research Centre
127
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours or equivalent.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67); or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent in a related field.
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.redac.eng.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
River Management
- River Morphology
- Sediment Transport
- Stream Conservation and Restoration
- Flood Plain Management
- Stream Bank Control Using Bioengineering
- Riparian Vegetation Management
- Biological Impacts of River Canalisation
- River Modelling
- Integrated River Basin Management
Hydroinformatics
- Flood Risk Mapping Using Geographic
Information System (GIS)
- Infiltration Mapping Using GIS
- Integrated River Management Decision
Support System
Urban Drainage Management
- Runoff Quality Control (Constructed
Detention/Retention)
- Source Control Best Management Practices
(BMPs)
- Treatment Control BMPs
- Gross Pollutant Trap
- Constructed Ponds and Wetlands
- Subsoil Drainage
- Storm Water Modelling
- Stochastic Modelling
- Integrated Storm Water Management
- Bio-Ecological Drainage System (BIOECODS)
Environmental Hydraulics Management
- Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
- Erosion Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)
- Surface Water Quality Modelling
- Groundwater Quality Modelling
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
128
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEERING)
- COURSEWORK / MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Electrical and
Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Working experiences related to the field.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 3;
or
• USM’s Intensive English Course Level lll
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.ee.eng.usm.my
In this programme, candidates are exposed to up-to-
date theoretical and practical aspects of Electronic
System Design as well as advanced computing
technologies and their applications. Candidates will
also be equipped with the capability of addressing
engineering related problems of the industry.
Course Structure
Core Courses
- Analogue Circuit Design
- Advanced Digital Signal and Image Processing
- Embedded Microprocessor Systems
- Project/Dissertation
Elective Courses
- Advanced Control Systems
- Industrial Power Electronics
- Hardware and Software Co-Design
- Communication Circuits and Systems
- Microwave Circuit Design
- Advance Electromagnetic and Waves Theory
- Computer and Data Communication Networks
- Intelligent Systems
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
129
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Electrical and
Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
• A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Working experiences related to the field.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
CGPA>3.67); or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent in a related field
• Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
higher learning including those awarded under any
collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Working experiences related to the field.
www.ee.eng.usm.my
Research Thrust Areas
Communication
- RF Systems and Electromagnet Compatibility RF
and Microwave
- Wireless and Mobile Systems
- Antenna and Propagation
- Microwaves and Satellite System
Control, Robotics and Automation
- Robotics
- Sensors and Instrumentation
- Computational Intelligence
- Industrial Automation and Control
- Machine Vision
Power Systems and Electrical Machine
- Power Electronics and Devices
- Power Systems and Energy Conversion
- Electrical Machine and Drives
- Power Quality and Management
(...continued)
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
130
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System); or
• USM's Intensive English Course Level III; or
• Malaysian University English Test [MUET] Band 3
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.ee.eng.usm.my
Computer Engineering
- Imaging
- Digital Signal Processing
- Distributed Computing
- Software Engineering
Microelectronics
- Advanced Digital Systems
- Integrated Circuit Design
- Device Modelling and Character
- Microelectromechanical System
- Analog and Digital IC Design
- Embedded System Design
School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering
131
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATERIALS ENGINEERING) - MIXED MODE
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences
• Extensive working experience in related fields.
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Tuition and Examination Fees
Malaysian RM6,600.00
International RM9,900.00
www.material.eng.usm.my
Synopsis
The main thrust areas of this programme are in
advanced ceramics, metallurgy, polymers, heat
treatment, materials protection, advanced composites
and semiconductor materials. A short research project
within these areas can be chosen and tailored to the
specific needs of candidates and/or industry.
Programme Duration and Structure
The programme is offered on a full time basis (minimum
one calendar year). The choice of taught courses can
be tailored to the needs of the prospective candidates.
For the award of the Master’s degree, a candidate has
to accumulate 40 units (including Research Project
Laboratory work) and pass each course registered with
a minimum grade C+.
Course Structure
Core Courses
- Materials Characterisation Techniques
- Phase Diagrams and Equilibra
- Quality Management
- Materials Laboratory
- Research Project
Elective Courses
- Industrial Heat Treatment
- Corrosion and Protection
- Ceramic Processing
- Composite Materials
- Electronic Materials and Optical Devices
- Electronic Packaging
School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering
132
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - RESEARCH
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:
MSc
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
PhD
• A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours / CGPA
>3.67) in related field; or
• A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
or equivalent
Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
• A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
• A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
English Language Testing System)
Duration
MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Tuition Fees (By Semester)
Malaysian International
RM1,400.00 RM2,100.00
Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Malaysian International
MSc RM750.00 RM1,000.00
PhD RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
www.material.eng.usm.my
Research Areas
Materials Engineering
- Ceramics
- Metal
- Composite
- Electronic Materials
- Glass and Glass Ceramics
- Failure Analysis and Characterisation
- Metal Ceramics and Composite
- Nanomaterials
- Advanced Materials
Mining and Mineral Processing
- Mining
- Mineral Processing
- Mineralogy
- Geology
- Environmental
- Extractive Metallurgy
- Geomechanics
Polymer Engineering
- Plastics
- Rubber and Latex
- Polymer Alloy and Blends
- Polymer Composites
- Polymer Waste Management/Polymer Recycling
- Biopolymers
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SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
- COURSEWORK
Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Master of Medicine (Paediatrics)
Master of Medicine (Surgery)
Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics)
Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology)
Master of Medicine (Radiology)
Master of Medicine (Family Medicine)
Master of Medicine (Psychiatry)
Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology)
Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology)
Master of Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Master of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
Master of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology)
Master of Pathology (Haematology)
Master of Pathology (Clinical Immunology)
Master of Pathology (Medical Microbiology)
Master of Pathology (Chemical Pathology)
Master of Pathology (Medical Genetics)
Master of Pathology (Family Health)
Master of Pathology(Health Management)
Master of Pathology (Occupational Health)
Master of Pathology (Health Education)
Master of Pathology (Environmental Health)
Master of Community Medicine
(Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)
Master of Science (Sports Science)
Master of Public Health
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Medical Statistics)
Master of Science (Molecular Biology)
Master of Science (Epidemiology)
Master of Science (Endocrinology & Metabolism)
Master of Science (Medical Radiation)
Master of Science (Pharmacology)
Master of Science (Medical Physiology)
Master of Science (Human Genetics)
Master of Science (Medical Immunology)
Master of Science (Women's Health)
Master of Science (Medical Microbiology)
Master of Science (Medical Parasitology)
Master of Science (Nutrition)
Master of Science (Chemical Pathology)
Master of Science (Nuclear Medicine)
Master of Science (Health Education)
Master of Science (Pathology)
Master of Science (Medical Education)
Master of Science (Medical Psychology)
Master of Science (Sports Science)
Master of Science (Family Health)
Master of Science (Medical Imaging)
List Of Degrees
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- MIXED MODE
Master of Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontic)
Master of Restorative Dentistry (Periodontic)
Master of Restorative Dentistry (Conservative)
Master of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ADVANCED MEDICAL AND DENTAL INSTITUTE
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Molecular Biology)
Master of Science (Pharmacology)
Master of Science (Human Genetics)
Master of Science (Medical Immunology)
Master of Science (Pathology)
Master of Medicine (Community Medicine)
Master of Medicine (Clinical Science)
Master of Science (Integrative Medicine)
Master of Science (Medical Research)
Master of Science (Transfusion Science)
Master of Science (Health Toxicology)
Master of Science (Oral Science)
Master of Science (Transfusion Medicine)
Master of Science (Nuclear Medicine)
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN
MOLECULAR MEDICINE (INFORMM)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Molecular Medicine)
Master of Science (Medical Audiology)
Master of Science (Neurosciences)
Master of Science (Anatomy)
Master of Science (Community Medicine)
Master of Science (Medical Physics)
Master of Science (Reconstructive Science)
Master of Science (Clinical Sciences)
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Clinical Anatomy)
Master of Science (Medical Education)
Master of Science (Medical Statistics)
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Biomedicine)
Master of Science (Forensic Science)
Master of Science (Nutrition)
Master of Science (Medical Radiation)
Master of Science (Nursing)
Master of Science (Health Sciences)
SCHOOL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Dentistry)
- COURSEWORK
Master of Community Medicine (Oral Health)
SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Microbiology)
Master of Science (Zoology)
Master of Science (Botany)
Master of Science (Biotechnology)
Master of Science (Aquatic Biology)
Master of Science (Plant Pathology)
Master of Science (Applied Entomology)
Master of Science (Applied Parasitology)
Master of Science (Environmental Biology)
Master of Science (Marine Sciences)
SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Chemical Instrumentation)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Chemistry)
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS
- COURSEWORK
Master of Science (Solid State Physics)
Master of Science (Medical Physics)
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Radiation Science)
Master of Science (Applied Geophysics)
List Of Degrees
135
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Physics)
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
- COURSEWORK
Master of Science (Teaching of Mathematics)
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Mathematics)
Master of Science (Statistics)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Mathematics)
Master of Science (Statistics)
SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
- RESEARCH
Master of Social Science (antropology/Sociology)
Master of Social Science (Economy)
Master of Social Science (Political Science)
Master of Arts (Management)
Master of Arts (Education)
Master of Arts (Educational Technology)
Master of Arts (Geography)
Master of Arts (Literature)
Master of Arts (History)
Master of Science (Microbology)
Master of Science (Biotechnology)
Master of Science (Molecular Biology)
Master of Science (Zoology)
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Master of Science (Aquatic Biology)
Master of Science (Envirommental Biology)
Master of Science (Chemistry)
Master of Science (Mathematics)
Master of Science (Statictics)
Master of Science (physics)
CENTRE FOR MARINE AND COASTAL STUDIES
(CEMACS)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Marine Sciences)
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Food Technology)
Master of Science (Bioresource, Paper, &
Coatings Technology)
Master of Science (Environmental Technology)
SCHOOL OF HOUSING, BUILDING & PLANNING
- COURSEWORK
Master of Science (Planning)
Master of Science (Project Management)
Master of Science (Building Technology)
Master of Science (Housing)
Master of Science (Landscape Architecture)
List Of Degrees
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- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Planning Studies)
Master of Science (Building Technology)
Master of Science (Project Management)
Master of Science (Housing)
Master of Science (Architecture)
Master of Science (Interior Design)
Master of Science (Quantity Surveying)
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Tourism Develoment)
SCHOOL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
- COURSEWORK
Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)
- MIXED MODE
Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacy)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Pharmacy)
Master of Science (Biomedicine)
SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCES
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Information Technology
Technopreneurship)
Master of Science (Computer Science)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Computer Science)
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LITERACIES AND
TRANSLATION
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Language Studies)
Master of Arts (Translation)
Master of Arts (Interpretation)
CENTRE FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
MALAYSIA
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Archaeology)
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
- MIXED MODE
Master of Arts (Literature)
Master of Arts (Malay Language)
Master of Arts (Linguistics & English Language Studies)
Master of Arts (Translation Studies)
Master of Arts (Southeast Asian History)
Master of Arts (Hadith)
Master of Science (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Master of Science (Geographic Information Science)
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Master of Arts (Geography)
Master of Arts (Malay Language Studies)
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Master of Arts (English Language Studies)
Master of Arts (Literature)
Master of Arts (History)
Master of Arts (Islamic Studies)
Master of Arts (Civilisation Studies)
Master of Arts (English Literature)
Master of Arts (Linguistics)
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
- COURSEWORK
Master of Public Administration
Master of Economic Management
- MIXED MODE
Master of International and Diplomacy Studies
(European Studies)
Master of Social Work
Master of Social Science
(Islamic Development Management)
- RESEARCH
Master of Social Science (Anthropology/Sociology)
Master of Social Science (Economics)
Master of Social Science (Social Work)
Master of Social Science (Development Planning &
Management)
Master of Social Science (Political Science)
Master of Social Science (Psychology)
CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH AND
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
- RESEARCH
Master of Social Science (Anthropology/Sociology)
Master of Social Science (Economics)
Master of Social Science (Social Work)
Master of Social Science (Development Planning &
Management)
Master of Social Science (Political Science)
Master of Social Science (Psychology)
SCHOOL OF ARTS
- MIXED MODE
Master of Arts (Visual Art & Design)
Master of Arts (Music Pedagogy & Performance)
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Fine Arts)
Master of Arts (Drama & Theatre)
Master of Arts (Music)
WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE
- RESEARCH
Master of Social Science (Gender Studies)
CENTRE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND
MULTIMEDIA
- COURSEWORK
Master of Instructional Multimedia
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138
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Educational Technology)
GRADUATE SCHOOL BUSINESS (GSB)
- COURSEWORK
Master of Business Administration
(International Business)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration (e-MBA)
Master of Business Administration
(Sustainable Development)
Master of Business Administration
(Service Science, Management and Engineering)
- MIXED MODE
Doctor of Business Administration
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Management)
Master of Arts (Finance)
Master of Arts (Accounting)
SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
- COURSEWORK
Master of Communication (Screen Studies)
Master of Communication (Science and Environmental
Communication)
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139
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering)
SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Structural Engineering)
Master of Science (Environmental Engineering)
Master of Science (Sustainable River Management)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Civil Engineering)
RIVER ENGINEERING & URBAN DRAINAGE
RESEARCH CENTRE
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (River & Urban Drainage
Management)
- MIXED MODE
Master of Arts (Communications)
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Communications)
SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
- COURSEWORK
Master of Education (Curriculum Studies)
Master of Education (Educational Administration &
Management)
Master of Education (Psychometrics & Educational
Evaluation)
Master of Education (Science Education)
Master of Education (English Language
Education/TESOL)
Master of Education (Educational Technology)
Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling)
Doctor of Education (Science Education)
Doctor of Education (Educational Technology &
Multimedia)
Doctor of Education (Curriculum & Instruction)
Doctor of Education (TESOL)
- RESEARCH
Master of Arts (Education)
SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
- COURSEWORK
Master of Science (Electronic Systems Design Engineering)
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Electronic Systems Design Engineering)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
SCHOOL OF MATERIALS & MINERAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING
- MIXED MODE
Master of Science (Materials Engineering)
- RESEARCH
Master of Science (Materials Engineering)
Master of Science (Mineral Resources Engineering)
Master of Science (Polymer Engineering)
* All schools and centres (except Graduate School of Business) offer Doctor of Philosophy Degree by Research
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