Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation & Logistics

The Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation and Logistics (by Research) provides opportunities to students to conduct in-depth research in specialised areas while maintaining a reasonable breadth of knowledge in the dynamic field of transportation and logistics. This programme also offers sufficient flexibility to students to develop their study and research that cross traditional disciplinary and departmental boundaries. This is necessary to tackle the increasingly inter-disciplinary nature of transportation and logistics issues and problems.
The research areas for the programme comprise of (but not limited to) the following:

1. Transportation System
2. Logistics System
3. Supply Chain Management
4. Transportation Policy & Strategy
5. Transportation Planning & Management
6. Traffic Management
7. Fleet Management
8. Intelligent Transportation System
9. Port Management

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

– Demonstrate comprehensive, systematic, integrated, new, complex and abstract idea of current critical issues in the
most advanced frontiers of knowledge related to the field of transportation and logistics;

– Make substantial contribution through the creation of new knowledge, theories, solutions or practice in transportation
and logistics field via originality and independent research, which satisfies peer reviews and international standards;

– Demonstrate ability to design and implement or adapt highly advanced specialized research methodologies which is at the forefront in field of transportation and logistics;

– Contribute professionally to social, technological and economic development both nationally and internationally
using gained expertise in transportation and logistics field.

Career Opportunities

Lecturer, Researcher, Consultant, Analyst, Logistics Engineer, International Logistics Director, and many others

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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