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Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)

Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)

School of Science and Technology


About The Programme

This research driven programme aims to further develop your current research skills in one of a number of key areas of computing.

Working with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activity including critical analysis of literature, identifying an area of contribution, gathering information and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations.

Candidates of the Doctor of Philosophy (Computing) at Sunway University will turn out to be leaders and innovators in the fields of computing, information and communication technology.

Tutorials will be conducted in an exclusive, one-to-one manner and supervisors will be on hand to support you throughout the duration of the programme. Prior to enrolment, prospective candidates will have to consult Sunway’s qualified and experienced supervisors to ascertain the area of research.


Career Prospects

Doctoral graduates are highly trained specialists in their fields. They may enter careers in academia, research, consulting as well as undertake specialist roles, for example development in advanced computing technology companies.


Programme Structure

Candidates are required to take three modules namely Research Methodology, Directed Readings and Research Proposal to enhance their knowledge in research, in addition to the Thesis component.

The PhD is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Our academics have expertise in the following research areas:
  • Affective Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Biometrics
  • Business Intelligence Computing
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Vision
  • Cultural Aspects of IT
  • Data & Information Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
  • Haptic
  • IT Outsourcing & Strategy
  • Image Processing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Knowledge Engineering & Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Sensing
  • Security
  • Social Computing
  • Tele-robotics
  • Touch Engineering
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wireless Networking

Entry Requirement

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent and candidates must have completed at least one (1) of their earlier degrees (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in computing or related to computing.


English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0;
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)


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