Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics

The PhD in Informatics is by research where the student, under the supervision of senior faculty, will undertake independent research contributing towards the science of information, the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. 
The student is required to complete a thesis research which must constitute a significant original contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the chosen topic. The research can be in a specialized area or across disciplines. Research of inter-disciplinary nature is especially encouraged.
Areas of research include, but not limited to:
· Internet of Things (IoT)
· IPv6
· Big Data Analytics
· Data Mining
· Artificial Intelligence
· Machine Learning
· Deep Learning
· Cyber/Information Security
· Pattern Recognition
· Health Informatics
· Mobile Applications
· Social Media Analytics
· Industry 4.0-related topics

Upon successful completion, the PhD holders take pride in being able to:

– Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the chosen discipline and mastery of skills and research methods
related to the field of informatics or information technology.

– Contribute to original research that broadens the boundary of knowledge through an in-depth thesis, which has been presented and defended according to international standards, including writing in local and international

Carrier Opportunities

Lecturer, Researcher, Software Architect,
Software Engineer, IT Consultant,
Technopreneur, and many more.

Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree (First or Second Upper-Class
honours degree or CGPA of 3.00 or above on a
(4-point scale) or an equivalent qualification in
a relevant field from a recognized university.

In special circumstances, applicants who have
relevant work experience in an appropriate field
and a Second Lower honours degree or a CGPA
of 2.50-2.99 (on a 4-point scale) may be
considered for admission.

Proof of English Proficiency such as
IELTS (6.0), TOEFL PBT (410-413)/
TOEFL IBT (600) or other English placement
results (If your previous schooling has not been
in English or Non-Native English speakers.)


Minimum 3 years and 4 years for full-time and part-time respectively.
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