A Master’s Degree in related science or engineering discipline; or any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government, with evidence of adequate related research or work experience and as accepted by the Senate; OR Candidates with a bachelor’s degree who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programmes within ONE (1) year after master’s degree registration, subjected to a. The candidate’s competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral degree level b. Rigorous internal evaluation by the university c. Approval by the Senate. A bachelor’s degree with the following conditions: a. Obtain a first class bachelor’s degree or the equivalent; OR b. Obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.67 or the equivalent from academic programmes or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); AND c. Undergo rigorous internal assessment by the university; AND d. Obtain approval from the Senate to be accepted as doctorial candidacy. The student needs to show appropriate progression during the candidature period.