This programme are offered by full research. Students without sufficient research skills and knowledge are required to enroll and pass the following courses (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):

  1. SZRZ6014 Research Methodology
  2. SCLE6014 Academic Writing
  3. Any other courses as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee

To complete this programme, students are required to;

  1. present and defend the proposed research to a committee
  2. present progress reports of research work at colloquiums arranged by the Graduate School or College
  3. attend viva session to defend the thesis
  4. submit a final thesis.


Applicants for master’s programme by research must possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 2.75; OR
  2. a bachelor’s degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of 2.00 to 2.74 and relevant work experience; OR
  3. any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the University Senate; AND
  4. fulfil the English language requirement as set by the University Senate.

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Students are categorized based on nationality as Malaysian, ASEAN, and Non-ASEAN and are charged accordingly. Upon being accepted by the University, students shall make arrangements for their financial support and the payment of Student Fee throughout their study at the University. The Student Fee comprises of registration, tuition, accommodation and services. The Student Fee may be revised from time to time with prior notice being given to students. The Student Fee shall be paid within two (2) weeks after the commencement of each semester. Sponsored student must submit the Sponsorship Letter from the sponsor upon registration. The letter must clearly state the type of the fee covered under the sponsorship (such as registration, tuition, accommodation and services). Payment for campus accommodation may be arranged separately. UUM Student Fee is as listed below:

Fee UUM Sintok UUMKL & Other Centres
Full-time (RM) Part-time (RM) Full-time (RM) Full-time (RM) Part-time (RM) Part-time (RM)
Non-recurring fee
Registration 550 550 750 750 550 750
Insurance 78 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Examination 0 0 200 200 0 200
Total 628 550 950 950 550 950
Recurring fee
Service 408 268 680 680 150 317
Tuition Fee Master programme by Research     
Tuition 1100/semester 900/semester 1650/semester 1850/semester  0  0
Pre-requisite  150/credit hour 150/credit hour 200/credit hour 230/credit hour  0  0
Thesis examination (viva) 950 950 1250 1450  0  0
Thesis Re-examination (re-viva) 950 950 1250 1450  0  0



Nationality Charge Per Credit (RM)
Malaysian 150.00
ASEAN Countries 200.00
Non ASEAN Countries 230.00


Audit course is RM250.00



Registration fee includes charges for orientation, smart card, student's activities and management fees.

*All fees and charges are subject to change.

Research Area

Topics are related to numerous quantitative science areas as follows (but not limited),


  • Aritificial Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision Support System
  • Decision Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Metaheuristics
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Optimization
  • Queuing Theory
  • Simulation System
  • System Dynamics
  • Timetabling and Scheduling


  • Combinatorics
  • Discrete Geometry and Topology
  • Dynamical System
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fuzzy Mathematics
  • Game Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Interpolation and Approximation
  • Mathematical Cryptography
  • Mathematical Finance and Actuary
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Analysis


  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Classification and Discrimination Analysis
  • Computational Statistics
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Fuzzy Time Series
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Robust Statistics
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Survival Analysis
       ** Please refer Directory of Expertise for potential supervisor.