MSc / PhD by Research PDF Print E-mail

At Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, our first-class research facilities coupled with strong collaborative and funding support from internal sources, government and industry will stimulate your intellectual development and prepare you for future challenges. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS currently holds Research Grants from the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI) totalling up to RM20million under the Intensification of Research Priority Areas (IRPA) plan. We have been mandated by the Government of Malaysia to pursue the creation and development of new enabling technologies that will drive the nation's progress in strategic knowledge based industries.

Under our MSc and PhD programmes, you will undergo focused study and experimentation in one of several areas of expertise - the area of your choice. You are invited to venture into ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary research and work with professors and teams of researchers from other institutions who will guide the development of your research and analytical skills. Learn to apply new mathematical tools, simulation software and build real systems as you invent, design, develop and implement novel applications employing cutting-edge technologies at the frontiers of knowledge.

Research Clusters

  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structures, Materials & Construction
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Geotechnics, Geo-informatics, Transportation & Highway Engineering


Research Areas

Water Resources

  • Open channel hydraulics
  • Surface-water and groundwater hydrology
  • Storm water management
  • Coastal Engineering & Management


Environmental Engineering

  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Resource conservation (water, air & soil)
  • Solid & hazardous waste management


Structures, Materials & Construction

  • Structural design and analysis
  • Structural dynamics
  • Advanced construction materials
  • Construction technology and management


Offshore Engineering

  • Met-ocean studies
  • Pipelines & risers
  • Deepwater & Floaters
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Structural integrity and reliability
  • Offshore decommissioning


Geotechnics, Geo-informatics, Transportation & Highway Engineering

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Highway engineering & materials
  • Geo-informatics


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Contact info

Department Head Civil and Enviromental Engineering

Dr. Noor Amila Bt Wan Abdullah Zawawi