Doctorate Programmes


The doctorate programmes offered by the faculty are in the field of architecture, quantity surveying, urban and regional planning, and transportation planning. The programmes are entirely conducted in research mode whereby students conduct original research under the supervision of experienced supervisors who are themselves PhD holders.

Name of Award

Doctor of Philosophy

Programme Educational Objectives
PEO1 To produce PhD graduates who are experts in their related fields and are able to work independently with supervision from highly qualified supervisors
PEO2 To produce PhD graduates who are very knowledgeable and theoretically sound and are able to apply these for the analysis and solution of problems where these leads to new or substantially improved insights and performances
PEO3 To produce PhD graduates who can think critically and creatively thus capable of generating and developing new knowledge products, materials or methods for the benefits of mankind
PEO4 To produce PhD graduates with excellent communication skills, capable of communicating effectively both technically and theoretically in various context and with various related parties, thus sharing new knowledge with other researchers from other institutions, universities and also industrialists
PE05 To produce PhD graduates with high integrity and who are ethically professional
Programme Learning Outcomes
PO1 Synthesis knowledge and contribute to original research that broadens the frontier of knowledge in the field of built environment.
PO2 Adapt practical skills leading to innovative ideas in the field of built environment.
PO3 Provide expert advice to society in the field of built environment.
PO4 Conduct research independently and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice.
PO5 Display leadership qualities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders.
PO6 Appraise problems in the field of built environment critically using scientific skills. Integrate information for lifelong learning.
Mode and Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 2 years
Maximum Duration : 3 years

Classification of Courses
Classification Credits Percentage
1. University

a. General

b. Research Methodology

2. Thesis 0
Total  6 100
Award Requirements

For the award of Doctor of Philosophy, the students should achieve a total minimum of 6 credit hours, including the completion of Doctoral Thesis.

Areas of Research

Research Areas:


  • Environmental Engineering & Architectural Sciences
  • CAD
  • Urban Design
  • Architectural Management
  • Architecture and Human Behaviour
  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Greening
  • Climatic Mapping
  • Children’s Environment
  • Vertical Green System
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Passive Architecture
  • Landscape Resource Planning
  • Landscape Ecology


  • Construction Economics and Cost Management
  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Construction Law and Contract
  • ICT in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Dispute Resolution and Adjudication
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Plant and Site Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Services


  • Rural Planning
  • Tourism Planning
  • Housing and Community Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information System
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Urban Morphology
  • Spatial Analysis for Social Issues
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Environmental Planning
  • Low Carbon Society/City
  • Climate Change
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Development and Management


  • Public Transport Planning & Management
  • Port Planning and Cargo Handling
  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Transport Economic
  • Logistics and Physical Distribution Management
  • Traffic Engineering and Management
  • Transportation Models
  • Airport Planning Management
  • Urban Transport and Modeling
  • Transport Policy
  • Highway Planning
  • Freight Transport
  • Public Transport Operations