The whole world talks about the next industrial revolution, the 4th to be exact. And in some circles, they refer to it as industry 4.0. If the internet has been the disruptive force in global business, industry 4.0 will be more than just disruptive. It will cause a seismic shift in the way businesses are conducted. It will drastically transform manufacturing and the entire management of global businesses. Not to mention the inevitable demand for a new breed of talents. Those who choose to ignore the new demands of this industrial revolution will find themselves not only left out of the new world competition, but also made irrelevant. Universities will have to respond strategically to meet the challenges of the new skills demanded by industry 4.0.
At UCSI University, gearing the curriculum to meet the demands of industry 4.0 is the focus of our newly refreshed strategic plan. For starters, the new program of Industrial PhD in Engineering will focus on the many disciplines of engineering. With the launching of this program, practising engineers in areas related to resource efficiency, automation, big data and the internet of things now have the opportunity to enrol for a PhD study designed to directly involve their existing projects and assignments.
Why Industrial PhD in Engineering?
The program will provide graduates with the ability to carry out advanced research in their various engineering disciplines related to industry 4.0. They will be equipped with the tools and skills to solve complex industrial problems. At the same time, the program aims to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge which will contribute to the further improvement and enhancement of the industry’s productivity. Better research collaboration between the academia and industry will be the outcome of the program. The topics chosen for the program will be crafted to closely address the research and technology needs of the industry. The program will go a long way in sharpening the innovation capacity of the industry.
Master’s Degree (level 7 MQF) in Engineering or in related fields, or its equivalent recognised by the University.
- International English Language Testing service (IELTS) score of 6.0
- Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 Paper, or 213 (Computer Based testing, CBT) or 79-80 (Internet Based test, IBT)
IELTS score Band 6.0; TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet Based test, IBT) or a first degree from a University where the medium of instruction is English.
* As per Malaysia MOE Approval
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