Engineering Doctorate (EngD) (Construction Technology and Management)

Updated : 22 July 2018

The core of the program is to provide the solution to one or more significant and challenging construction problems within industrial context. Thus the solution of the problem will have to take into account factors such as financial constraints, timescales and personnel management as well as technological issues. The Engineering Doctorate program is aimed at developing individuals who will not only innovate but able to implement the innovations.

The EngD is a radical alternative to the traditional PhD, being better suited to the needs of the industry, and provides a more vocationally oriented doctorate in construction. It is highly flexible and able to accommodate candidates from all levels of management. It is a full-time postgraduate where candidates are expected to spend most of their time carrying out their research at their organisations or industries.


Aims and Research of the EngD

The main of the EngD is to develop construction industry professionals capable of demonstrating innovations in the application of knowledge suitable to construction sector. The research areas for the program are not limited to the following list that may cover:

  •  Innovation in engineering services;
  •  Safety and health in construction;
  •  Infra-structural engineering;
  •  Technology management;
  •  Quality management;
  •  Machinery and equipment in construction
  •  Construction process;
  •  Building maintenance and services;
  •  Planning and design in construction;
  •  Construction project financial planning and control;
  •  Advance construction materials;
  •  Construction technology issues;
  •  Information and communication technology (ICT) in construction;
  •  Re-engineering and adaptation of other industry management philosophies to construction industries.


Program Operation

The EngD is one of the postgraduate programs offered by UTM and centred by at CRC. The program is overseen by the EngD Program Committee.


Admission Requirements

The entry qualification for the Eng D program is a Masters Degree in construction related area such as Construction Management. Applicants with a good honours undergraduate degree in Engineering, Building Science, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or other construction related fields from UTM or equivalent are also considered. However, graduates with lower undergraduate grade with working experience may also apply. Applications are particularly welcomed from experienced professionals who are currently employed within the construction industry.


Duration of study

  • A minimum of six semesters with 18 credits of taught modules
  • Maximum of 16 semesters



Funding is available from EPF, Financial Institution that offer educational loan and other relevant scholarship may be offered by any relevant agencies.


Fee payable

Eng Doc Fee

*subject to change

Further information should be directed to :- 


Coordinator, Engineering Doctorate Programme

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shek Poi Ngian