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Graduation Requirements

  • A student is eligible for conferral of a degree only if he has achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.000, and fulfilled the requirements for courses as certified by the Faculty/Institute/School, and:
    • in the case of a degree by research, passed his thesis examination;
    • in the case of a degree programme by coursework, passed all compulsory courses, and project paper or CE, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.000, and completed the internship/ practical training (if any); and
    • has settled all fees due to the University.
  • All international students (except for students from Indonesia and Brunei) must have obtained a grade ‘M’ for the Malay Language course (BBM 1401 or its equivalent).
  • All students in degree programmes by research must show proof of having published or accepted journal articles based on research conducted during their candidature prior to graduation as follows:


 Minimum Publication Requirement

 Without GRF

 Graduate Research  
 Fellowship (GRF) Recipient


 Two journal articles published or accepted (in CIJ) 


 Two journal articles
 published or accepted 
 (at least one in Q1 or
 Q2 journal)


 Two journal articles
 published or accepted
 (in Q1 or Q2 journal)


 One journal article published or accepted (in CIJ)


 One journal article
 published or accepted
 (in JCR)


  • A book chapter is considered as being equivalent to one CIJ journal article.
  • A student who has filed for a patent based on research conducted during his candidature may apply in writing to the Dean of School of Graduate Studies for exemption. One patent is equivalent to one journal article.

Updated:: 20/02/2021 [rahwati]


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