Students studying for a postgraduate research degree in Polymer Engineering work on projects of real-world significance, which feed into improvements in life for everyone. Close collaboration with industry in some projects also provides essential skill for a career in the polymeric materials design and products.
Good career opportunities in various multinational and government-linked companies, public and private sectors, and industries.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
PEO 2: Graduates are able to apply a wide range of relevant knowledge to formulate and conduct problems effectively and innovatively through critical thinking skills.
PEO 3: Graduates are able to communicate effectively to convey and acquire technical information intellectually, ethically and professionally.
PEO 4: Graduates able to adopt the latest relevant knowledge and technologies through life-long learning process by taking into account safety, environmental, economic and societal impacts.
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PLO 2: Design and conduct scientific research using acceptable methodologies and solve research problems through effective thinking skills.
PLO 3: Analyze and evaluate technical findings through effective thinking skills and application of appreciate tools and techniques.
PLO 4: Demonstrate technical findings effectively in oral and written.
PLO 5: Conduct professional ethics in research with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional code of practice.
PLO 6: Adopt the latest relevant knowledge and technologies through life-long learning
Candidate must hold a Bachelor Degree in any field of engineering, science or technology with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by the Senate. In the case where CGPA less than 3.0, a minimum of 1 year working experience is needed.
Candidate who is not from Polymer background degree Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by the Senate with CGPA of 3.0/4.0 with or without working experience must take prerequisite course that will determined by the faculty. The course must be registered as HW*
*HW is a registration status of a course which is stipulated by the faculty and is subjected to normal assessment.
Doctor of Philosophy:
A Master’s Degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other Institutions of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree and experience in the relevant field recognised by the Senate; or
Candidates who are currently registered in a Master’s Degree programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the respective faculty and the Senate.
|Master of Philosophy||Doctor of Philosophy|
|8 max semesters | 3 min semesters||16 max semesters | 6 min semesters|
|LIST OF COURSES||LIST OF COURSES|
|University elective||University elective|
|Research methodology||Research methodology|
|MKKR Research||PKKR Research|
Areas of research
- Plastic/Rubber Blend
- Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
- Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymers Composites
- Nano Filler Polymers Composites
- Thermoplastic Elastomer
- Bio-degradable and Degradable Polymers
- Liquid Rubber and Rubber Technology
- Polyurethane and Polyacrylic Coatings
- Polyurethane Foam
- Shape memory Polymers
- PVC Technology
- Biodegradable packaging
- Recycling of Plastics Waste
- Functional/smart polymer (hydrogel)
- Advance Membrane Functionalization
- Crystallization and thermal degradation studies/kinetics of polymeric materials
- Rheology Of Polymer Melts, polymer blends and composites
- Processing of Polymer, instabilities and processing aids
- Microwave Processing of Polymers
- Polymer Additive And Adhesive
DR. NORHAYANI OTHMAN