Master of Technology (Material Sciences) – Coursework & Research

The importance of Material Science escalates for the last 40 years in almost any field of technology. Material Science itself actually is a crossover of knowledge from various field; most importantly metallurgy, physic, chemistry and engineering and also other fields, for example biology if the material is biomaterial (e.g. Biomass) or medicine if the material meant for usage in the field of medicine (e.g bone replacement materials).


Comprehensive training in theoretical and practical aspects of materials science and technology with emphasis on the subjects relevant to the electronics, polymers and petrochemical industries.

Career Opportunity

Scientist and engineers in establishment involved in the electronics, polymers, petrochemical and other industries. Upon completion of the course, candidates are expected to sufficiently trained to pursue research work towards a PhD degree in the relevant field.

Course Structure
COURSE MODULE (46 Credit Hours)

SMGS6111 Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
SMGS6343 Materials Science
SHGC6180 Research Project

*Research Project/Dissertation
Candidates carry out research in the candidate's approved field of research over a minimum period of 2 semesters.
Language Requirement

The medium of instruction is in English. International students required to attend and pass a basic course in Bahasa Melayu before the degree can be conferred.

Entry Requirement

Applicants should possess one of following:

1. Bachelor’s degree with Hons (CGPA 3.00 and above) in relevant field or its equivalent in the related field, or

2. Bachelor of Science in Physics with

i) a minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience in the related field, or

ii) proof of publication in a related field; or

3. Any other qualifications approved by the University of Malaya’s Senate time to time.

** International students are required to achieved at least band 6 IELTS or a score of 550 TOEFL if they had obtained their Bachelor’s degree from a university in which the medium of instruction is other than English.

Intake Schedule

First Semester / September Intake

Second semester / February Intake

Last Update: July 18, 2017