Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Physics – by Research

INTI International University: KPT/JPS(MQA/PA0025)09/2015

Students will acquire advance knowledge in Plasma Physics & Pulse Power Technology through this programme. Plasma Physics & Pulse Power Technology is an emerging field in fusion energy. This area is gaining vast interest in the scientific society as the world braces to face the critical issues of energy and environment crisis.


  • Student will achieve high level of competency in advanced scientific knowledge & skills in a specialised and advanced field of science & technology with emerging importance
  • Graduates will be able to contribute professionally as leaders in the area of science & technology in academic and research institutions & organisations (national & international)
  • Leading research in areas of Plasma Physics & Pulse Power technology; the emerging field in energy & green technology
Please contact Mr Chua Khong Wai @ 06-7982000 ext: 2563 for more information.
Programme Duration
3 - 6 years
(Full Time)
4 - 8 years
(Part Time)
Programme Structure
  • Research Methodology*
  • Students are required to produce a thesis for complete fulfillment of the graduation requirement

*For students without any research background / experience
Research Area
  • Plasma Physics
  • Pulse Power Technology

  • Other area may be considered. Please contact the campus for more information.
Supervisors Profile
Professor Dr Saw Sor Heoh

Professor Dr Saw Sor Heoh current positions include Pro Vice Chancellor, Education, Quality and Innovation; Director, Centre for Plasma Research (CPR), INTI International University, Malaysia; and Co-Director, Institute for Plasma Focus Studies (IPFS), Melbourne, Australia.

Her key qualifications include PhD Plasma Physics (University of Malaya), MA Educational Management (University of Nottingham), B Sc (Hons, First Class) (University of Malaya).

She was the Principal of INTI International College Subang (IICS) (1999-2003), the Vice President of INTI International University & founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering there. She has been actively introduced and implemented ISO9000 quality management system at IICS and at INTI International University, and assisted establishing the Engineering Department in INTI College Sarawak.

In 2009-2011 Prof Saw was part of a INTI IU-IPFS team giving Keynote and Invited Lectures and or conducting research and research workshops in Turkey, Syria, the USA, P R China, Italy, Iran and the IAEA, Vienna, Austria; and pioneering internet research workshops, establishing collaboration to consolidate a position of international leadership for our Centre for Plasma Research in the area of plasma focus numerical experiments. Prof Saw leads the INTI UC team in a collaborative project with Kansas State University Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering for which KSU has submitted a grant proposal to the prestigious US National Science Foundation.

  • Key memberships: Life Member, Institute of Physics Malaysia; Conferred Life Member (Hon) Turkish Science and Research Foundation (TUBAV)
  • Key expertise: ISO9000 quality management system; education management. Plasma focus experiments and numerical experiments
  • Key Publications: Past 4 year - 60 international, including 25 Journal papers (total IF: 50); 25 international keynote/review lectures; 5 manuals for international workshops
  • Key Collaborators: NTU/NIE Singapore, AEC Syria, Gazi U Turkey, KSU USA, ICTP Italy, IAEA Vienna, UTM Malaysia, I Azad U Iran, U Sofia Bulgaria
  • Key papers: Appl Phys Lett 92 021503 (2008); Appl Phys Lett 92 111501 (2008); IEEE Trans Plasma Sci 37, 1276 (2009); Rev Sci Instr 81 053505 (2010); Int J Energ Res 35, 81 (2011); J Fusion Energ DOI 10.1007/s10894-011-9487 (2011)
Campuses & Intakes
INTI International University 
  • January 2015
  • June 2015
  • September 2015
Entry Requirements
  • A recognised Masters degree in the relevant field; AND
  • Meet any of these English Requirements:
    1. Masters degree conducted in English**; OR
    2. Credit 6 in MCE / SPM / GCE level; OR
    3. MUET Band 2 or 3 / TOEFL score of 550 / IELTS score of 6.0; OR
    4. Equivalent score from any of the above obtained at undergraduate level at a recognised university**
**A copy of document from the university is required during submission as a proof of English proficiency
Fees Summary
INTI International University
Local Students
Download complete Fee Structure here.
Programme Estimated Fees (RM)
Full Time (3 - 6 years) 38,500
Part Time (4 - 8 years) 38,500
INTI International University
International Students
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Students Fee Structure here.
Programme Approximate Total Fee (USD)
Full Time (3 - 6 years) 13,033
Part Time (4 - 8 years) 13,033

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