Frequently Asked Questions - Tutorials

The PhD programme is fully based on your research, but there are monthly research workshops that are available every semester for you to attend.

Your tutorial schedule will be posted in the student portal under “General Announcement”.

You will be given reading and learning materials in the form of textbooks (if applicable) or online articles/case studies to support your studies. 

  • You will be given 24/7 access into the e-library where you can search and download additional learning materials.
  • You will be given your own student portal and Learning Management System (LMS) username and password. In the LMS, you are encouraged to participate in the university's online forums, where you can discuss about your assignment or share your ideas with your peers and academic 
  • facilitators. You can access your LMS from anywhere in the world 24/7.
  • The academic facilitator will guide and advise you on your subjects and will always make time to attend to your needs by telephone, online forums and email.


The tutorials are optional, but its recommended that you attend. It will be a good opportunity to meet your peers as well as your academic facilitator (AF) and other faculty members.


The tutorials are held once a month on the weekends. Tutorials are usually conducted from 9.00 am to 12.20pm and 2.00pm to 5.20pm. Tutorials for the Bachelor of Education (TESL) are held twice a month.

There are no tutorials, but you are recommended to attend research workshops that are held every semester.

There are 3 tutorials per semester for each subject EXCEPT for the part-time Bachelor and Masters programmes conducted by the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT), which is usually
conducted online.