Programme Name: Master of Philosophy (Chemistry)

Last update 29 June 2020

Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Programme Name Master of Philosophy in Chemistry
Final Award
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry)
Programme Code MSK
Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Language(s) of Instructions
Bahasa Melayu & English
Mode of Study Conventional
Mode of operation Self-govern
Study Scheme Full Time and Part time
Study Duration

Full Time: Minimum:  1 years; Maximum: 3 years


Part Time: Minimum: 2 years; Maximum: 4 years

Type of Semester No. of Semesters No. of weeks per semester
Full Time Part Time  Full Time Part Time
Normal 3 6 14 14

The programme objectives are:

  1. Graduate whom are successful in their career in chemistry.
  2. Graduates whom are able to set and achieve goals set for their career satisfaction.
  3. Graduates will continue their professional development.
  4. Graduates whom are able to engage in the international arena in their careers.
  5. Graduates who have basic knowledge of research to pursue a doctorate level.
No. Year
Course Code Course Name Classification
(Major / Minor/ Elective)
Credit Value Remarks
1. 1 UHXP / UHXW 6XX3 Compulsory University Course Elective 3 Offered by university
2. 1 USCP 0010 Research Methodology Major 0 Offered by faculty
3. 1 – 2 MSCK XX00 / MSCK XX10 Thesis Major Supervisor

Graduates of the program can work as

  1. Chemists or scientists in private and government research institutions such as MARDI, PORIM, RRI, PRSS, AMREC, SIRIM and MINT etc
  2. Lecturers or researchers at higher learning institutions based on their degree qualifications at Masters level
  3. Officers in agencies or industries in which sound knowledge of chemistry and high levels of generic skills are required.
  4. Further the study at PhD level.