Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Engineering | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Engineering


Full time (16-18 months)
Part time (24+ months)

Dual Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia &
Staffordshire University, UK

Course Fee:

Malaysian Students - RM25,200

International Students - RM27,800 (USD6,620)

Students will not only enhance their technical capabilities, but will develop to consider how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas which is embedded within the research to be undertaken. A research degree such as the MPhil programme is best suited for a research-oriented student, persons interested in pursuing an academic career, persons working on a research project and those who would like to gain in-depth knowledge of a certain domain of knowledge. It is ideal for a student who has intentions to continue on to a PhD programme, as the necessary research methodology, research experience, skills and guidance are inculcated in the MPhil programme.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelors degree or equivalent in Engineering or Engineering Technology, with a minimum CGPA of 2.75.

  • Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS Band 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking or equivalent.

Conversion to MPhil

Students of the MPhil programme who display excellent progress in their research, are able to exhibit the potential of their project to be expanded into a PhD scope, and pass a rigorous assessment, may convert their MPhil into a PhD candidature. Successful conversion means that the student will no longer be an MPhil candidate but instead become a PhD candidate with their candidature start date backdated to their original MPhil registration date. Hence, it allows the student to gain a PhD award within a shorter timeframe, without the need to complete a Masters programme.

Programme Structure / Process Flow

Application Process

Ideally, student works with potential supervisors to develop proposal.


All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.