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Master of Science (Decision Science)

Aug 05 2014


Master of Science (Decision Science)


The Master of Science (Decision Science) programme is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians and other involved in decision-making processes. Decision Science professionals are relevant in many fields such as manufacturing, marketing, banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, telecommunication, forestry, military, energy among others. The programme is offered in two modes, i.e. i. Coursework and Disseration mode and ii. Research mode.



Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Science Programme under the UUM College of Arts and Sciences must possess:

  • a Bachelor degree with Honours from University Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA at least 2.75; or
  • a Bachelor degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA less than 2.75 and relevant working experience; or
  • a Diploma holder with ten (10) years working experience and minimum age of 35 years; or
  • any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and
  • Fulfills the English Language requirement.


Programme Structure - (A)Coursework and Dissertation

Mode of Studies Courses



  • SQIT5013 Business Programming Using Visual Tools
  • SQIT5023 Decision Support System
  • SQQP5043 Simulation for Decision Making
  • SQQP6014 Operation Research
  • SQQP6023 Heuristic Techniques for Combinatorial Optimization Problems
  • SZRZ6014 Research Methodology
  • SQQP69920 Dissertation


Programme Structure - (B)Research

Research Details
REQUIREMENTS Students are required to:
  • Present and defend the proposed research to a committee;
  • Present progress reports of research work at colloquiums arranged by the Graduate School or College;
  • Attend a viva session to defend the thesis; and
  • Submit a final thesis.
Students without sufficient research skills and knowledge are required to attend and pass the following courses with at least a B grade before being allowed to defend their proposal (i.e. within the first two semesters of their enrollment):
  • SZRZ6014 Research Methodology;
  • SCLE6014 Academic Writing; and/or
  • Any other course as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee.


For international applicant, please click HERE for more info about English Language Requirement.  Meanwhile for Visa, Immigration, and Entry Requirement to Malaysia please refer to http://www.ciac.uum.edu.my.

 Estimated Fee [CLICK HERE]

How to apply

All enrolments for postgraduate program are offered by Awang Had Salleh Graduate School (AHSGS). Please refer to Awang Had Salleh Graduate School (AHSGS) directly or click HERE to submit your online application.

Alternatively, you may contact the Dean's office for further information:

School of Quantitative Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Universiti Utara Malaysia,
06010 Sintok Kedah Darul Aman,
Email: sqs@uum.edu.my
Tel : +6 04-928 6301
Fax: +6 04-928 6309