Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Programmes & Scholarships

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate diploma level, culminating in a research thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

As a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate, you will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. Your research will use an in-depth understanding of theories and concepts to develop practical solutions for real-world problems.

 

2021 HDR Scholarships

Available MPhil Scholarships (for immediate admission and enrollment)

  1. Engineering: A Robust SVD-based Watermarking Algorithm using Orthogonal Vectors and Optimal Scaling Factor for Solving False-Positive Problem and Sensitivity Issue (1 student; available)
  2. Humanities: Development of Personalised learning hub framework: means to assist East Malaysia’s rural learners in HEI (1 student; no longer available)
  3. Applied Geology: Determination of vulnerability zones based on spatial and temporal variations of metals in different size fractions – Miri Estuary (Sarawak) (1 student; no longer available)
  4. Engineering: Hydrophobic modified honeycomb tubular biochar with enhanced adsorption capability of volatile organic compounds: Characterisation and kinetics study (1 student; no longer available)
  5. Engineering: A decision making framework to support energy efficient design of high rise residential buildings (1 student; no longer available)
  6. Engineering: Modelling Fake news spread as a probabilistic Mechanism incorporating news profile (2 students; one scholarship is still available)
  7. Engineering: Synergistic Effect of Nanocellulose Incorporation on Coulombic Interaction and Energy Dissipation in the Green Conductive Stretchable Composite based on Ionogel and Palm waste (1 student; no longer available)
  8. Engineering: Wettability and Adsorption of Methyl Ester Sulphonate/Polystyrene Nanofluid to Enhance Recovery from Matured Malaysian Tapis Oilfield (1 student; no longer available)
  9. Partial Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CMPRS) MPhil Scholarship. This scholarship covers 50% tuition fee waiver. Please contact any potential supervisor to work on HDR Application for Admission and submit all the necessary documentations to CMGS anytime throughout the year.

Available PhD Scholarships (for immediate admission and enrollment)

  1. Engineering: Elucidating the Reaction Kinetic and Conversion Mechanism of Hydrolyzed Non-Edible Cerbera Odollam (Sea Mango) Oil into Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Bioplastic (1 student; available)
  2. Engineering: Mechanistic modeling of hybrid microwave and ultrasound assisted pharmaceutical crystallization with and without addition of anti-solvent (1 student; no longer available)
  3. Engineering: A new approach to fundamental modelling of sludge dewatering under low pressure condition (1 student; no longer available)
  4. Strategic Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CMPRS) PhD Merit Scholarship. This scholarship will target research projects in areas as follows
    • Digital Innovation
    • Bioprocesses
    • Green Technology
    • Aquaculture
    • Marketing and rural entrepreneurship
    • South China Sea (geo-political, geo-economical, socio-cultural and regional/global security studies)

    Any competitive applications and students in the areas above are strongly invited. Transdisciplinary research and projects relevant to SDGs will be given special considerations.

    This scholarship covers full tuition fee and stipend (MYR25,200 per annum) for 3 years. Please contact any potential supervisor to work on HDR Application for Admission and submit all the necessary documentations to CMGS by 15 November 2021 at 6pm.

 

CMGS Tuition Fee Waiver

  • Students who are going to work under Curtin staff’s external grants will be automatically awarded CMGS Tuition Fee Waiver from the enrolment date to the project end date. No application is required.
  • Other students who are not associated to any Curtin staff’s external grants may also be considered for CMGS Tuition Fee Waiver. To apply, an email request and supporting documentations should be sent to GradSchool@curtin.edu.my. Supporting documentations include a memo request signed by the student and principal supervisor, admission forms and other relevant evidences.
  • Extended CMGS Tuition Fee Waiver for existing recipients is possible subject to “good progress” of the study. To apply, an email request and supporting documentations should be sent to GradSchool@curtin.edu.my. Supporting documentations include a memo request signed by the student and principal supervisor, draft of thesis, journal publications arising from the thesis, etc.

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