Doctor of Philosophy (Information Management) (IM950)

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The programme provides students with the knowledge and skills to conduct quality research in various aspects of information management. Research methodology and thesis writing courses are also provided to assist students in their research work. At the end of the programme, students are required to produce a thesis on a topic of their choice, related to the fields of Information Management, Library Management, Knowledge Management or Records Management.

Mode and Duration

Full-time: 3 years / 6 semesters minimum to 5 – 6 years / 12 semesters maximum
Part-time: 4 – 8 years / 6 – 12 semesters

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a recognized Master’s degree in any relevant field from any institution of higher learning, local or abroad, recognized by the UiTM Senate, OR

Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree plus relevant experiences in a related field recognized by the UiTM Senate.

Candidates applying for admission to the PhD program are required to submit a research proposal in any of the above areas.

Candidates are also required to attend an interview for final selection.

Candidates must have strong English language proficiency according to the requirement of the University.

Programme Fees
Tuition Fee RM1500 per semester
Library Facilities : RM100 per semester
Computer Facilities : RM100 per semester
Administration : RM100 per semester
Health Services : RM20 per semester
Students Emergency Fund : RM1.50 per semester
Laboratory (if applicable) : RM350 per semester

Other Fees

Thesis Examination Fee : RM1000
Thesis Re-examination Fee : RM 500

For further information regarding our programme fees, kindly open the attached document, fees.pdf.

Programme Structure
Candidates pursuing the PhD programmes will be supervised by supervisors appointed by the Institute of Graduate Studies (IPSIS). However, candidates are required to pursue pre-requisite courses before undertaking their research, namely: Foundation of Information Management, Research Methodology, Thesis Writing and Presentation Skills.

For further information, please contact:

Further enquiries, please contact:
Programme Coordinator (Research)
Tel: +603-79622122/2138
Fax: +603-79622007
Faculty Website:
Online admission:

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Areas of Specialisation

Research Group

Information Management
  • Information Management
  • Information Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Strategic Information Systems Planning
  • Information Systems Adoption and Implementation
  • Evaluation of Factors of Information Systems Success
  • Business Information and Competitive Intelligence

  • Prof. Dr Adnan Jamaludin
  • Prof. Dr Norliya Ahmad Kasim
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Noorman Masrek
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Sazili bin Shahibi
  • Dr Mohd Nasir Ismail
  • Dr Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan

Library Management

  • Bibliometrics, Webometrics and Knowledge Production
  • Digital Library Development and Management
  • Information Literacy
  • User Needs and Behavior
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Libraries
  • Information Searching and Retrieval
  • Resource Centre Management

  • Prof. Dr Sohaimi Zakaria
  • Assoc Prof. Dr Norasiah Harun
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Zuraidah Abdul Manaf
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Wan Ab. Kadir Wan Dollah
  • Dr Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan
  • Dr Saidatul Akmar Ismail

Knowledge Management

  • Corporate Memory and Knowledge Management Systems
  • Knowledge Sharing and Organizational Culture
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Knowledge Management Strategies and Tools
  • Measurement of Knowledge Assets
  • Corporate Knowledge Taxonomies

  • Prof. Dr Laili Hashim
  • Dr Siti Arpah Nordin
  • Dr Dang Merduwati Hashim
  • Dr Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan
  • Dr Halida Yu

Records Management

  • Practicing Records Management
  • Management of Physical Records
  • Electronic Records Management Systems
  • Development and Management of Archives
  • Electronic Document Management Systems
  • Electronic Recordkeeping Systems Standard

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Aliza Ismail
  • Dr Azman Mat Isa
  • Dr Saiful Farik Mat Yatin
  • Dr Asmadi Mohammed Ghazali
  • Dr Irwan Kamaruddin Abdul Kadir
  • Dr Wan Satirah Wan Mohd Saman
  • Dr Nurussobah Hussin

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