Master of Philosophy (Computing and Technology)

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The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) by research degree programme is designed to extend opportunities to mature working adults so that they can take on leadership roles in academic or industrial research. Students will learn how to investigate a selected research topic using reliable, scholarly resources. With guidance from their academic supervisor, they will learn how to search for, review, evaluate, analyse information, and draw new conclusions. Consistent with the mandate of the university, the programme is conducted in English, via open and distance learning modes of education, but can also be carried out through full-time study.

The programme enables students to research a topic of interest to considerable depth and write a thesis that is expected to contribute to new knowledge in a specific area. They also upgrade knowledge and skills in computing and technology, humanities, education and social science to aid in career advancement, as well as enable students to gain academic insight into the subject matter and communicate their research findings in peer-reviewed and refereed publications.


education and research for working adults

Overcome barriers

of geographical remoteness


with in-depth knowledge, values and responsibilities

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Learning Path

You will be exposed to the skills to conduct a research through Research Method. You will learn to establish the initial research proposal and various academic approaches to conduct a research. The research proposal will be evaluated by the faculty members.

Carry out studies based on the objectives of the proposal in year 1. You will complete the study by year end and produce a project thesis. You will present the outcomes of the research to internal and external examiners. A success defense of a research presentation marked the completion of MPhil.

Graduates can become qualified scholars, researchers or professionals with the capability to undertake research projects in relevant areas of specialisation.

With relevant experience or professional certification, you can also specialise a career in

  • Recruitment
  • Industrial Relations
  • Compensation
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Training and Development. 


Candidates with one of the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission to pursue studies in the programme:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree of Computing or in the area of science and technology or related to computing, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree of Computing or in the area of science and technology or related to computing, with CGPA below 3.00 but above 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree of Computing or in the area of science and technology or related to computing, with CGPA less than 2.50, with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field may be accepted.

For candidates without Computing Degree, prerequisite modules in computing must be offered to adequately prepare them for their advanced study.

Fee Schedule 





Number of Courses


Number of Credits


Tuition Fees






10,000 - 14,000

Bachelor Degree

26 - 39

120 -126

24,400 - 43,900


Postgraduate Diploma



7,500 - 9,900

Master Degree

8 -13

41 - 46

17,400 - 30,900

Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)



41,600 - 47,400

PhD in Philosophy (PhD Phil)(Research)

By research

By research

23,000 - 25,000


  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee (P&A) is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Registration, Resource and Services (RR&S) fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All tuition fees are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • The fees indicated comprise solely of tuition fees and do not include Processing & Administration fees as well as Registration, Resource & Services fees.


Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computing and Science Supervisors and Research Areas

Interested candidates may contact the supervisors for enquiry to explore and agree on the research topic before submitting a formal application. This list is subject to periodic update and revision.


No.Level of SupervisionResearch ProjectSupervisors
1MPhilEducational TechnologyAzrina Binti P. Jamal Mydin
   MIM (USM)
   BIT (Hons) (Multimedia) (UUM)
   Email address: azrinapjm@wou.edu.my
2PhDGaussian Beam OpticsDr. Magdalene Goh Wan Ching
 MPhilComputational ElectromagneticsPhD (Solid State Physics), University of Liverpool, UK.
   B. Eng in Electrical Engineering & Electronics (Hons), University of Liverpool, UK
   Email address: magdalenegoh@wou.edu.my
3PhDPhotonics - applications of nano-optical devices, Light Emitting Diodes & Photovoltaic devices.Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lee Chee Leong
 MPhil PhD(Strathclyde) MEng (NUS)
   BSc (Hons)(USM)
   Email address: cllee@wou.edu.my
4PhDEvolutionary Algorithmand Multi-ObjectiveDr. Tan Choo Jun
 MPhilComputational Intelligence and Data MiningPhD (Evolutionary Computation) (USM)
  Soft Computing and Decision MakingMSc. (IT) (UUM)
  Applied Artificial IntelligenceEmail address: cjtan@wou.edu.my
5PhDManufacturing EngineeringDr. Teoh Ping Chow
 MPhilMechanical EngineeringPhD (Manufacturing Engineering), Loughborough University.
  Technology ManagementB.Eng (Mechanical), University of Malaya..
  Quality and Process ManagementEmail address: pcteoh@wou.edu.my
6PhDManufacturing EngineeringAssoc. Prof. Dr. Sean Tan Koon Tatt
 MPhilMechanical EngineeringPhD (Mechanical & Materials Engineering), UKM
  Quality and Process ManagementMSc (Mechanical & Materials Engineering), UKM
   B.Eng(Hons) (Manufacturing), UKM
   Email address: seantan@wou.edu.my
7PhDControl SystemDr. Mohd Hezri bin Marzaki
 MPhilSystem IdentificationPhD (Electrical Engineering) (UiTM)
  ModellingBEng (Hons) (Electronic Instrumentation) (UiTM)
   Dip (Electrical Instrumentation) (UiTM)
   Email address: mdhezrimarzaki@wou.edu.my
8PhDIntegrated Circuit DesignAssoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Arjuna bin Marzuki
 MPhilVLSIPhD (Microelectronic Engineering) (Unimap)
  FPGAMSc (Electrical and Electronic Eng) (USM)
  MicroelectronicB.Eng (Hons) Electronic Engineering (University of Sheffield)
   Email address: arjunam@wou.edu.my



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