School of Graduate Studies


The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is tasked to grow into a well-positioned centre for leading postgraduate education programmes all across Asia. SGS manages the development and administration of policies and procedures for graduate programmes by research, the promotion of graduate studies, advocacy of graduate students and the coordination of multi-disciplinary research activities of AeU. Graduate programmes offered provide opportunities for advanced study and research toward the development of innovative responses to the possibilities and challenges of the 21st century.

Flexibility in learning, independence in study, research with deep impact, outstanding faculty members who are leaders in their fields, and the finest resources in academia - these are the distinguishing characteristics of postgraduate research programmes at AeU.

The programme’s format makes it feasible and practical to pursue this high quality doctoral degree while still meeting students’ commitments to work and family. Designed to fit individual schedules, the programme can be successfully completed from home, work or even while travelling. The programme is perfect for the independent, self-motivated student who has the strong desire for a world class education.

The School helps students in independent research with the guidance of supervisor(s) and workshops, as well as provides personalised support for its Asian-centric doctoral programmes. Students can select qualified supervisors from a pool of expertise in business administration and management, education, ICT, arts and humanities research areas. In line with global standards, SGS appoints renowned academicians from worldclass universities as its external examiners.



AeU’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Asian-centric postgraduate programmes are forward-looking, mind-enriching and opens opportunities, while equipping you with research skills and authority for engaging the world.

We invite you to explore the great possibilities and opportunities that await you as a doctoral student at AeU. You will be joining an elite group of students and a great faculty who are committed to meeting your present and future academic and career needs.



Stefanie Ng
Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration) 

A.Bakar Kasim
Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) 

Musa Mohd Nor
Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) 

Tan Teik Kheong
Programme: Industrial Doctorate


Although AeU is a young institution, the University has given heavy emphasis to Research and Development. This is essential as AeU is a research-led University as it offers postgraduate programmes by research at both Master’s and Doctoral levels. Henceforth, the School of Graduate Studies has acted as the centre of nucleation for a remarkable array of research activities done mostly by the Master’s and Doctoral students duly supervised by AeU appointed research supervisors.  AeU encourages its academic staff and student to develop their research expertise to support  further development of research-led teaching.

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Last updated: 20/02/2019