This program leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in the specialist area of computer science, information technology and innovative technology studies. As a research candidate, you will be making significant contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of specialization with recognized international standards.

Students must conduct extensive independent research that represents a significant contribution to the body of knowledge under supervision of academic advisors, leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

There is a critical need for modern computing and IT professionals responsible for innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology careers are key to supporting the extra demand for digital infrastructure and services globally; this need is forecasted to continue in an upward shift.


Doctor of Philosophy (Computing and lnnovation) career opportunities

A Doctor of Philosophy (Computing and lnnovation) in Glenmarie, Selangor campus provides deep knowledge, skills, competency, and research capability in professions in the computing and innovation. You will be able to find career opportunities in numerous sectors including education, computing, technology, and many more. Popular careers among computing and innovation PhD holders include:

  • Academician
  • Researcher
  • Senior Leadership at Technology-Based Firms
  • Management in Government
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Industrial Researcher
  • Technology Developer
  • Innovation-Based Startups


University Award:

Program information

3-5 years (Full-Time) / 4-8 years (Part-Time)
Program Location
University of Wollongong Malaysia, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
  • To enhance the rigor of the research proposal, the students will also need to complete a semester of Research Methodology in addition to participating in periodic research seminars and workshops.



  • A presentation session chaired by UOW Malaysia with invited panel of examiners to ensure the candidate is able to articulate their research ideas and plans, as well as having the necessary skills to carry out research activities as proposed.



  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, under the guidance of their supervisors, student will work independently on their research projects.



  • Upon completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a thesis. Typically, thesis for PhD should not be more than 80,000 words.



  • Upon completion of research and thesis, candidate will undergo an oral presentation, chaired by experts in the field.
Areas of Research
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Visualisation
  • Image, Video and Speech Processing
  • Computer Vision and Recognition
  • Internet of Things (IOT / Industry 4.0)
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology Consultancy
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Data Science

Intake dates


12 January 17 May 17 September
Estimated fees
Local students


International students



*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Master Degree :
Completion in Master’s Degree or equivalent in a related field

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 5 in MUET


International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 8.5 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (169); or PTE Academic (59)


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia.