Doctor of Philosophy in Transport and Logistics (Research) (LT990)

    Program Educational Objectives:

    Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) offers two academic postgraduate (PG) programs by RESEARCH since the year 2009. Our PG programs aimed to produce postgraduate that meet our Program Educational Objectives :

    1. Professionals who lead the quest for knowledge and skills in the dynamic environment of transport and logistics
    2. Professionals in transport and logistics with exemplary communication and social skills
    3. Professionals with positive traits, high critical thinking and ethical values
    4. Professionals who promote continual knowledge advancement to create opportunities in the transport and logistics industry
    5. Professionals with leadership qualities and capabilities to promote the transport and logistics profession at the institutional, national or international level


    Entry Requirements:

    1. Minimum a masters degree in any related fields (such as business management, transport engineering, mathematics, transport law, operation management and others)
    2. Applicants from diverse fields such as law, engineering, business management and architecture are invited for the our PhD research programs in transport and logistics, supply chain management, operational management, HALAL, GREEN, legal and related areas
    3. Fresh graduates may apply; however working experience is an advantage


    Program Outline:

    Year 1

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

    Year 2

    • Organize Access for Data Collection
    • Develop Research Instruments
    • Conduct Pilot Study
    • Carry Out Data Collection and Analysis

    Year 3

    • Do Data Analysis
    • Analyze Findings
    • Prepare Thesis
    • Intention to Submit Thesis
    • Submission of Thesis
    • Viva Voce 


    Program Structure:

    Each candidate is as 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 Institute of Graduate Studies UiTM (IPSIS) to prepare him/herself to conduct one's own research. Any update will go through IPSIS Website

    The candidate will work closely with the supervisor and to present his/her on-going 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 new body of knowledge; and to prepare for final oral examination of viva voce.

    Several support programs are designed and conducted for the students to enhance their knowledge and skills in their fields of research as well as preparing the students to complete their studies within the stipulated duration.

    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. Database Management and Handling
    6. Geographic Information System
    7. Traffic Management and others (if relevant)


    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 Program Outcomes :

    1. Professionals who lead in the quest for knowledge and skills in the dynamic environment of transport and logistics
    2. Write and justify the problem, concept, theory, model, methodology, finding and discussion in the area of transport and logistics
    3. Develop critical thinking, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex issues in written and verbal communication
    4. Contribute significantly to the body of knowledge in transport and logistics through original research and meeting the international standards
    5. Make an independent assessment through written and verbal communication in the field of transport and logistics to the scholarly community and society at large.


    Duration of Study:

    MITRANS and UiTM emphasize of Graduate on Time (GOT); thus a candidate is expected to complete his/her study within the stipulated program duration. It is 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 (Doctor of Philosophy - LT990)

    • Full-time: 5 - 14 semesters
    • Part-time: 5 - 14 semesters 


    Research Directions:

    These are the directions on areas of research in accordance with MITRANS and the current national strategic transformation plans affecting transport and logistics industry: 

    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.



    Application can be made online here


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