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MAI-UniSA PhD Research Programme is now open for application!

Interested candidates who have Master Degree in the field of Engineering with a high GPA (>3.00), should submit their resumes at the link below.

The deadline to submit your CV is on 10 December 2017.

Please confirm your interest by filling in the following online form and uploading your resume (in doc or pdf format): 


We will contact selected candidates for an interview and briefing session on the 19-20 December 2017 at MAI, Cyberjaya. 

If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact:

Dr Ahmad Zainal Abidin 

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019 814 9457 


Bakri Hj Alias 

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017 3655765 

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Send your resume in today!

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The MAI-UniSA PhD Research Programme is a research based post-graduate studies recently launched under the Automotive Innovation Centre (AIC). Researchers work directly with the industry to develop novel solutions ascertained from current trends and demands of the automotive sector. 

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The AIC, based in MAI, Cyberjaya is a collaboration platform between Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and University of South Australia (UniSA) to promote advance research in Nano or molecular engineering of functional surfaces and new disruptive manufacturing technology, Supply Chain Management and Market development for export opportunities.

The AIC provides a research and development platform for a wide range of automotive engineering issues. 

AIC is seeking innovative and highly motivated research candidates with backgrounds in engineering fields related to mechanical, electrical, mechatronic, manufacturing, and materials as well as information technology and business to join the scholarship programme. 

Upon completion of the research program, researchers will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from University of South Australia (UniSA).


1. What is MAI-UniSA Automotive PhD Research scholarship program?

This is a collaborative program initiated by Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, Australia. This program offers scholarship to candidates to do PhD studies (full time basis) on issues of Malaysia automotive industry at UniSA.

2. What are the areas of research identified to be conducted?

The areas of research  include nano or molecular engineering of functional surfaces, new disruptive manufacturing technology, supply chain management and market development for export opportunities.

3. Do I have to find projects myself?

The research project is identified by MAI and the industry and students only need to choose which is the most suitable according to one’s interest and capability.

4. Can I propose projects from the company I work for now?

Yes you can and as long as the proposed project is on automotive and agreed by MAI.

5. Who owns the project after completion?

The project will be jointly owned by the MAI and UniSA. However, depending on the commitment and contribution of the industry the project might also be jointly owned. A formal project agreement between all parties will be drafted and agreed upon.

6. How do I apply?

Send in your resume, MAI-UniSA will evaluate and call you for an interview.

7. What is the minimum qualification for entry?

MAI-UniSA requires minimum CGPA 3.0 in engineering, business or management. However, if you have working experience related to the research you would like to do and your CGPA less than 3.0 can be considered.

8. How long is the PhD study?

The term of the study is full time 33 months.

9. Can I do my PhD while working (part-time)?

This PhD study is a full time program and students are expected be fully committed to the work all the time.

10. When is the starting date?

The research will start upon official enrolment of the candidate with UniSA and approval of student Visa from Australian Government.

To know more on University South Australia click this link: https://www.unisa.edu.au/

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