PHD – PBV (Research)

Doctor of Philosophy in Technical and Vocational Education (Research) - PBV

About the program

Doctor of Philosophy is a program that research by thesis under the supervision of experienced members of academic staff or a supervisory panel. This program produces scholar and educational researchers who can analyze, synthesize knowledge critically and analytically and solve problems based on research ethical inquiry. Thus, they can serve their professional expertise in scholarly discourse and disseminate knowledge, teaching, training, or facilitating in all levels of education.

Full Time – International

Minimum 6 Semesters (3 Years)

Doctor of Philosophy in Technical and Vocational Education is recognized by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) – MQA/FA5857.

Admission Requirement

  • Master’s Degree from UTHM or any other higher learning institutions recognized by the Senate with minimum CPA of 2.75 

Minimum English Requirement

  • Minimum score of MUET Band 3 or TOELF 500 or IELTS 5.0.
  • Applicants who fulfill the academic qualification from Institution of higher learning throughout Malaysia that is recognized by the Senate are eligible to apply for exemption from the English language requirements
  • Applicants who do not fulfill the minimum English language requirement but graduated from universities listed as the English Speaking Countries are eligible to apply for exemption from the English language requirements.
  1. Research Methodology in Education

PEO 1

To produce educational and school professionals who are able to synthesize knowledge critically and analytically in line with the National Education Philosophy and the Teacher Education Philosophy for the well-being of society and national development

PEO 2

To produce educational and school professionals who are able to analyze, synthesize and solve problems based on research ethical inquiry

PEO 3

To participate in scholarly discourse and disseminate knowledge and research findings through publications and conferences in all level of education

PEO 4

To serve as a role model in his profession through education in teaching, training or facilitating

PEO 5

To demonstrate the ability to produce knowledge and research initiatives through lifelong learning practices and contributions to society as a whole

PLO 1

Apply general and specific knowledge to address challenges in TVET field

PLO 2

Adapt analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems and make decisions in TVET field

PLO 3

Demonstrates ability as a TVET researcher as well as technical skills to handle and supervise research projects

PLO 4

Practice planning and supervisory skills through group collaboration in the implementation of TVET projects/ programs

PLO 5

Utilize communication skills through academic discussion and writing using ICT and linguistic style to convey ideas in TVET field

PLO 6

Adapt various numeracy skills in the field of TVET through effective approaches, methods and strategies

PLO 7

Lead the TVET sector with effective leadership skills and mindset

PLO 8

Strengthen lifelong learning for self-development

PLO 9

Produce TVET researchers who develop general knowledge and potential as well as individual talents

PLO 10

Cultivate positive and ethical values in the TVET profession for the development of the education sector in meeting social, cultural and global environmental needs