Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleMPhil
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Course coordinator

Dr Saadat Alhashmi (Sunway)


Successful completion of the program will signify that the candidate has completed a course of research training and satisfied the examiners that he/she can carry out a research project and critically analyse the results.

While it is not necessary that an MPhil thesis would make a major contribution to the discipline by way of new knowledge (as a PhD would require), an MPhil thesis would be expected to make a contribution to an existing body of knowledge, by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge.


The MPhil is a 100 per cent research program. A research candidate is required to undertake a program of supervised research within a school of the faculty resulting in the completion of a major thesis, of a maximum of 50,000 words.

In fulfilling the requirements for supervised study and research at the University, a candidate is required to be present at Monash University Malaysia on a regular basis and to be involved in the intellectual life of the University and the relevant school.


Master of Philosophy