Master of Science in Transport and Logistics (Research)

Program Educational Objectives:

Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) offers a Master of Science in Transport and Logistics fully by RESEARCH since the year 2009. Our Master program aims to produce postgraduates that meet our Program Educational Objectives :

  1. Professionals who possess high competency in the area of transportation and logistics. 
  2.  Professionals who pursue the quest for knowledge and skills with an innovative mind in a dynamic environment.
  3. Professionals with positive traits, ethical values, and high professionalism so as to become future leaders. 
  4. Professionals who possess wisdom with good written and communication skills.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Candidates must possess a relevant Bachelor degree (Honours), or any other certificate that is recognized as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Transport and Logistics with at least CGPA 2.75;  OR
  2.  A relevant Bachelor degree with CGPA 2.75 from any institution of higher learning recognized by the UiTM Senate and at least 3 years of professional experience in a position related to transportation and logistics;
  3.  A relevant Bachelor degree in any related field or any equivalent qualifications with minimum CGPA 2.50 and at least five working years experience, AND
  4. Able to prove their competency to communicate and write in English;   AND
  5.  Pass the admission interview by MITRANS.


Program Outline (Tentative):

Year 1

  • Attend Research Methodology Modules
  • Do Literature Reviews
  • Decide Topic of Research
  • Develop Research Design
  • Complete Research Proposal
  • Pass Defense Research Proposal (DRP)

Year 2

  • Conduct Pilot Study
  • Carry Out Data Collection and Analysis
  • Do Data Analysis
  • Analyze Findings
  • Prepare Thesis
  • Intention to Submit Thesis
  • Submission of Thesis
  • Viva Voce


Program Structure:

Each candidate is assigned to one supervisor and co-supervisor throughout the duration of the study. For the first year, the candidate is required to attend compulsory modules organized by the Institute of Graduate Studies UiTM (IPSIS) to prepare him/herself to conduct one's own research. Details can be obtained from IPSIS Website.

The candidate will work closely with the supervisor and to present his/her ongoing research regularly to MITRANS, seminars, colloquium and conferences until completion and examination of the thesis. These provide exposures and opportunities towards developing meaningful research ideas and findings towards a new body of knowledge and to prepare for the final oral examination of viva voce.

Several support programs are conducted timely in order to help the students enhancing their knowledge and skills in their fields of research. Among the programs are:

  1. Research Method for Transport and Logistics (Research Methodology)
  2. Transport System, Management and Analysis
  3. Principles of Transport Modelling
  4. How to Write a Proposal and Thesis
  5. Mendeley
  6. Qualitative Analysis Techniques
  7. Presentation Skills


Program Outcomes:

Candidates who are undergoing our postgraduate programs are supervised by academic staff in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia and pools of experts from the alumni and the industry in the fields of transport, logistics, engineering, legal, architecture, business and management. Hence, upon completion of the programs, the candidates should able to achieve the following Program Outcomes :

  1. Apply fundamental knowledge of transport and logistics operations.
  2. Perform systematic transport and logistics operational and analytical skills.
  3. Employ critical thinking and problem solving abilities with scientific skills in transport and logistics operations
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills
  5. Demonstrate social skills, teamwork and responsibilities
  6. Display values, ethics, moral and professionalism
  7. Management information and engage in life-long learning
  8. Demonstrate management and entrepreneurial skills.
  9. Demonstrate effective leadership skills


Duration of Study:

MITRANS and UiTM emphasize on Graduate on Time (GOT); thus a candidate is expected to complete his/her study within the stipulated program duration. It is the responsibility of the candidate to consult/meet his/her supervisor regularly and plan his/her progress of study. Any request for extension of study, the candidate has to appeal in accordance with IPSIS rules and regulations.

MODE OF STUDY (Master of Science - LT780)

  • Full-time: 2 - 8 semesters
  • Part-time: 2 -8 semesters 


Research Directions:

Current national strategic transformation plans involving transport and logistics industry including but not limited to the following areas:

  1. Institutional factors; Operational issues; Services issues; Policies and laws; Global and International competitiveness; Challenges in business and industry;
  2. Human capital development;
  3. Technology and innovation; Green Logistics; Halal Logistics; and any other related and relevant areas.



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Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

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