PhD (ICT) is specially designed to facilitate those who want to do research in the chosen ICT fields under the supervision of experts from around the world. This is a blended learning programme offered by Asia e University, a leading dual mode university recognised by 34 member countries of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.



  • Approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible.
  • Supervised by local or international supervisor that suits your research needs.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics.
  • Close monitoring process is our main focus.


Malaysian Students:

  • Possess a recognised Master's degree in the relevant field, OR
  • Other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate

International Students:

For thesis written in English, there will be an English language competency requirement equivalent to:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 or
  • Test of  English  as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550 or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency   (CPE) or
  • Cambridge First English (CFE) or
  • Pearson Test of English  (PTE) or
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.

For both Malaysian and International Students:

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done  and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research. This is your preliminary research intent or research proposal.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)  or resume.



Modes of Study Full Time
Blended Learning
Duration 3-4 years
No. of Semesters 12 (1 semester is 3 mths)
Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional) Once a month – Saturday & Sunday
Supervisor Provided by AeU
Audit Subjects (Optional)
  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Research
MQA Accreditation A 9886
Approval code from MOHE and MQA JPT/BPP(R/481/8/0583)(A9886) 07/19
EPF & HRDF Claimable (Malaysians Only) YES


  • Provide the opportunity for students to engage in academic research that will provide them skills in problem solving, systematic analysis, communication and collaboration
  • Increase the knowledge of students in the chosen research area and demonstrate competency in conducting independent and original academic research.
  • Enhance students ability in the exploration of new knowledge of the ever changing ICT fields.
  • Enable the development of ICT knowledge in Asia and to contribute in the development of an innovative ICT solution for the world.



Stage 1 Proposal Development
Stage 2 Data Collection
Stage 3 Report Writing
Stage 4 Thesis Examination/Viva Voce


Computer Science

Computer examples:

  • Programming
  • System Analysis
  • System Design
  • Informatics
  • Network Administration
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages (Visual Basic, C++, etc)
  • Software Localisation
  • Software Testing

Computer Use

Software examples:

  • Computer Use
  • Internet Use Programmes
  • Calculating (Spreadsheets)
  • Data Processing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Word Processing

Audit Subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis


For Malaysian and International students:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • A 10% discount is offered to students who pay in full their Annual Tuition Fee in one payment
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • RM6,000 personal income tax relief

*Terms and conditions apply