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PhD Industry

To develop researchers amongst industry professionals

Academic and Industries

PhD Industry is a Doctoral Research Program which accommodates the range of activities that support original and innovative work that encompasses the academic, professional and technological fields. PhD Industry is equivalent to all other types of doctoral programs, including the conventional PhD.

Bridging the Gaps

A doctoral program that provides opportunities for students and researchers to bridge the gap between two worlds. Establishing cooperation between the university, a company, students and researchers, on a specific research project that is of high value to the company and the participating parties.

What makes PhD Industry unique?

FOCUS

Research focus is based on industrial issues or problems

SUPERVISION

Joint supervision by experts from the University and industry

RESEARCH PLACE

Research is conducted in the industry and candidates do not have to leave their workplace

INNOVATION

A PhD program is distinct from a conventional PhD degree in term of mode of research, but it preserves the mark of originality or innovative research and the scholarship expected in a doctoral study

BENEFITS

The company benefits from access to new/innovative and valuable knowledge acquired by the student/researcher during his or her studies. In return, the University gains access to new knowledge and innovation provided by the private company

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STUDENT STATUS

PhD student/researcher is employed by a private company during the entire research work, while being registered as a PhD student at the university.

Mode of Study

Full Time at the Industry (Candidate’s workplace)

The study is only offered in full time mode. However, students are expected to conduct their Doctoral research in their respective companies throughout their registration period. Students are given a minimum of 2.5 years and a maximum of 8 years to complete the PhD Industry Program.

Entry Requirements

  • A Master’s degree qualification recognised by the University Senate.
  • Candidates must be currently an employee in a company in Malaysia.
  • Candidates must be a Malaysian citizen.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in related field.

 

Admission

Applicants who have fulfilled the requirements can apply via the online system here. The application should be submitted with a brief research proposal, and the approval or supporting letter from the employer. Every PhD Industry applicants must notify the admission team at pgrad@utm.my that they are applying for a PhD Industry after they have completed the online application form.

The proposal should include the background of study, problems to be addressed, research questions, research objectives, scope, significance of research, short review of the literature in proposed study area, methodology, and research schedule.

Upon successful selection, candidates will be issued with an offer letter from UTM to pursue the PhD Industry Program.

Our PhD Industry Graduates

 

RESEARCH TITLE:

Relationship between Mindfulness, Innovative Work Behavior and Performance in the Malaysian Automotive Industry

DR. CHAN TZE LEONG

PhD (Management), PROTON HOLDINGS BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:

Guideline For Three-Dimensional Piping Engineering Model For Offshore Facilities

Dr. IKHWAN BIN MD TAB

PhD (MJIIT), TALISMAN MALAYSIA LIMITED

THESIS TITLE:

Assessment Of Key Success Factors In Utilization Of Geographical Information System For Distribution Electrical Network At Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Dr. FAZILAH BINTI MAT YATIM

PhD (Built Environment & Surveying), TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD

RESEARCH TITLE:

Millimetre-wave Radio Over Fibre System With Selective Gigabit-per-second Signal Delivery

Ir. Dr. SYAMSURI BIN YAAKOB

PhD (Electrical Engineering), TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:
Fiber Access for Mobile Backhaul Networking using Passive Optical Network (PON) System

Dr. MOHD SHAHRIL BIN SALLEH

PhD (Electrical Engineering), TELEKOM RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Downlink Remote Antenna Unit Using Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic For Millimeter Wave Radio Over Fiber System

Dr. ZULKIFLI AMBAK

PhD (Electrical Engineering), TELEKOM BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:

Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm For Optimized Allocation Of Task Schedulling With Configurable Constraints

Dr. SAHRUL HILMI BIN IBRAHIM

PhD (Electrical Engineering), TELEKOM R&D SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Ergonomic Design Parameters For Malaysian Car Driver Seating Position

Dr. ZULI`ZAM BIN RASHID

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), PROTON HOLDINGS BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:

Neuro Modeling Of Coal Fired Power Plant Utilizing Actual Data

Dr. NOR AZIZI BIN MAZALAN

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), MALAKOFF CORPORATION BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:
Advance Measuring Equipment for Accuracy between Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine and Lay-out Machine

Dr. ZULHASNI BIN ABDUL RAHIM

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), PROTON HOLDINGS BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:

Fuel Economy Through Deactivation Strategy On Optimization Of Malaysian Urban Driving Pattern

Dr. MOHD AZMAN BIN ABAS

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), PROTON HOLDINGS BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:

Management Of Resistance To Change Using Lean Principles In Transforming A Shipyard Operations

Dr. MOHAMED SHAMAUN BIN YUSHAK

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), BOUSTEAD NAVAL SHIPYARD

THESIS TITLE:

Ship Availability Oriented Contract Management Model For In-Service Support Contracts Of Naval Vessels

Dr. AL-SHAFIQ BIN ABDUL WAHID

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), BOUSTEAD NAVAL SHIPYARD

THESIS TITLE:

Induced Plastic Strain Mapping For Post-Forming Properties Of Deep Drawing Automotive Steel Components

Dr. NOOR HISHAM BIN ISMAIL

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), PERUSAHAAN OTOMOBIL NASIONAL SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Improving Banana And Oil Palm Seedlings Growth Using Indigenous Nitrogen Fixing And Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria

Dr. THEN KEK HOE

PhD (Chemical And Energy Engineering), FELDA GLOBAL VENTURES R&D BERHAD

 

THESIS TITLE:

Effect Of Design Peak Flow Factor To The Capital Cost Of Sewerage Reticulation In Malaysia

Dr. LEE YUN FOOK

PhD (Chemical And Energy Engineering), SEPAKAT SETIA PERUNDING SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Modelling And Application Of Operator Training Simulator For Ethylene Plant

Dr. SRITHARAN A/L SANGARAN

PhD (Chemical And Energy Engineering), PETRONAS CHEMICALS OLEFINS SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Systematic Management And Recycling Training As The Educational Tool For Food Waste Composting

Dr. ROKIAH BINTI HASSAN

PhD (Chemical and Energy Engineering), HERITAGE BIOTECH (M) SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Production Decision Support System For Batch Processes

Dr. CHEE LEE PHENG

PhD (Chemical And Energy Engineering), POLYMER LATEX SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Production, Characterization And Pre-Commercialization Of Laundry Detergent Powders Incoporated With Palm C16 Methyl Ester Sulphonates

Dr. PARTHIBAN A/L SIWAYANAN

PhD (Chemical And Energy Engineering), PENTAMODEN SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Viability Of Commercial Liquefied Petroleum Gas As Drop-In Refrigerant In Air Conditioning Systems

Dr. KOH JUNG HUNG

PhD (Chemical And Energy Engineering), KEJURUTERAAN MUAFAKAT SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Millimeter Wave Photodetector Module Integrated With Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic

Dr. NOR AZHADI BIN NGAH

PhD (UTM Razak School), TM RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Subsea Asset Integrity Framework For The Project Execution Phases

Dr. JEYANTHI A/P RAMASAMY

PhD ( UTM Razak School), SARAWAK SHELL SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

New Framework For Supply Chain Materials Management In Reducing Lead Time For Assemble To Order Contract Manufacturing

Dr. IRWANA BINTI ABD MALEK

PhD (UTM Razak School), TDK LAMBDA (M) SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Blue Ocean Leadership For Sustaining Lean Manufacturing In Malaysian Automotive Industry

 

Dr. LOH KOK LIANG

PhD (UTM Razak School), SANYCO GRAND INDUSTRIES SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Sustainable Service Quality Of Water And Sewerage Companies

Dr. ABRARI BIN SALLEH

PhD (UTM Razak School), SURUHANJAYA PERKHIDMATAN AIR NEGARA

THESIS TITLE:

A Reliable Procedure For Load Coefficient Determination In Structural Reliability Assessment Of Ageing Offshore Platforms

Dr. EZANIZAM BIN MAT SOOM

PhD (UTM Razak School), SHELL MALAYSIA

THESIS TITLE:

Turbomachinery Project Management Framework In Oil And Gas Industry In Malaysia

Dr. HARRIS BIN ABD RAHMAN SABRI

PhD (UTM Razak School), PETRONAS CARIGALI SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Framework For Localisation Of Resin Supply Chain In Malaysia Automotive Industry

Dr. ROSDAN BIN ROSMAN

PhD (UTM Razak School), IMPACT COLOUR SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Life Assessment Guideline For Oxidized T91 Superheater Tubes In Subcritical And Supercritical Boilers For Power Generation Plant

Dr. SURAYA BINTI MOHAMAD NADZIR

PhD (UTM Razak School), TNB RESEARCH SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Integrated Quality And Health, Safety & Environmental Management System For Upstream/Offshore Oil And Gas Contractors

Dr. AZAH BINTI ABDUL KADIR

PhD (UTM Razak School), LEIGHTON OFFSHORE SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Prediction Tool For Structural Condition In Gravitational Flow Sewer Pipe

Dr. AFIFA SAFIRA BINTI A GANI

PhD (UTM Razak School), INDAH WATER KONSORTIUM SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Vehicle Accelerated Corrosion Test Procedure In Tropical Climate

Dr. LIZA @ SRI REDZEKI BINTI MOHD ANUAR

PhD (UTM Razak School), PROTON HOLDINGS BERHAD

THESIS TITLE:

Human Resource Management Change In The Context Of Digital Banking Transformation

Dr. KARTINA BINTI ABDUL LATIF

PhD (UTM Razak School), PWC CONSULTING SERVICES SDN BHD

THESIS TITLE:

Microalgae Disintegration In Raw Water Using Sonic Wave As Pre-Treatment To The Water Treatment Plant

Dr. ROSLAN BIN OMAR

PhD (Science), SAJ HOLDINGS SDN BHD

Our Industry Collaborators

 

For more information:

Please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Zaleha Abdul Rasid

Assoc. Chair, School of Graduate Studies (UTM KL)

email: sps.kl@utm.my

 

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