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:

  • Master's degree of relevant field
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • 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. You may be required to attend an interview in some cases.
  • For thesis written in English, there will be an English language competency requirement equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550 or AeU English Placement test. Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.


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



  • Open Source 
  • Project management
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Learning
  • Information Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • Semantic Learning Management System
  • Information System

Audit Subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 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
  • RM7,000 personal income tax relief

Terms and conditions apply