Engineering Doctorate Programme (DEng)
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a 4 year doctoral level programme combining academic research and scholarship with industrial problem-solving and project management. The programme incorporates the industrial relevant research, team leadership and unique university-industry partnership. The academic degree awarded on the basis of advanced study and research in engineering is equivalent to a PhD degree in engineering/applied sciences. The innovative research output from the programme is expected to be immediately useful to the participating company. The Engineering Doctorate programme offers an opportunity for outstanding engineers to enhance their qualification through a mix of broadly based technical and professional training while completing an industry based research project. Successful researchers after completing the programme not only graduate with a title Doctor of Engineering, but also with the important mix of professional skills, technical knowledge and research experience that will enable them to progress to senior positions within industry at an acceleration rate. 
The normal duration of the programme is four years. An equivalent of one year is allocated for the candidate to follow a set of taught subjects. Research will occupy the remainder three years)
Registration Mode
Applications are opened to Malaysian engineers employed in the local private firms, Government Linked Companies as well as multi-national companies. Candidates can apply throughout the year, but each application must be endorsed by the company. All candidates in the programme will register as full time students of UTeM .
Programme Structure
Eng.D programme consists of two components, i.e. taught course and research
  Taught Course
  • Modules are designed to enhance candidates’ knowledge in Engineering Business Management
  • Based on real industrial problems
Taught Course
Candidates in this programme can choose any of the following schedule:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
  Sem 1   Sem 2   Sem 1   Sem 2   Sem 1   Sem 2   Sem 1   Sem 2
  Course Work   15 Credit   15 Credit   -   -   -   -   -   -
  Research   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
  Sem 1   Sem 2   Sem 1   Sem 2   Sem 1   Sem 2   Sem 1   Sem 2
  Course Work   6 Credit   6 Credit   3 Credit   3 Credit   3 Credit   3 Credit   3 Credit   3 Credit
  Research   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Course work subjects
First degree candidates are required to take 30 credit hours of master level subjects and candidates with master degree are required to take minimum 18 credit hours. Indicative subjects are given in the following table:
University Compulsory Subjects
(15 credit hours)
Faculty Compulsory Subjects  (15 credit hours)
PPSW 6013 Research Methodology
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering 
    (5 master level subjects)
  • Faculty of Electronic & Computer Engineering 
    (5 master level subjects)
  • Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering 
    (5 master level subjects)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 
    (5 master level subjects)
  • Based on real industrial problems.
  • Research will be carried out in the industry 
  • Prepare research thesis at the end of study.
PP6023 Entrepreneurship
PPSW 6033 Engineering and Technology Management
PPSW 6053 Quality Systems Management
PPSW 6073 Project Management
The candidate will be advised by one academic supervisor and one industrial supervisor. The topic for the research will be jointly decided by the faculty and the participating company. It can be a single project, or a series of projects, firmly based on a real industrial problem and having significant challenging and innovative engineering content. The candidate will spend majority of his/her time (about 80%) with the collaborating company.

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