Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)

Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
January March June August
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About this course

Candidates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Computing at Sunway University will be leaders and innovators in the fields of computing, information and communications technology. This research-driven programme aims to further develop your research skills in one of a number of crucial areas of computing. Working closely with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activity including critical analysis of literature, identifying areas of contribution, compiling information and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations.

Entry Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent and candidates must have completed at least one (1) of their earlier degrees (Masters's or Bachelor's) in Computing or related to computing.
  • Any other qualifications will be considered based on a case-by-case basis.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
  • IELTS 6.0;
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
  • Cambridge English (First) 75+;
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67



  • Research Methodology 
  • Directed Readings
  • Research Proposal

Areas of Research 

  • 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

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