Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science KPT/JPS (PA 14151) 04/28

The program, Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science with Lincoln University College (LUC) program is an advanced, comprehensive program offered by the Faculty of Computer Science & Multimedia that is designed to take students to the cutting edge of expertise in one of several core areas of Computer Science. The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science integrates theory and practice in a versatile and complementary manner. Students will be prepared for careers in science (at universities, government, or industrial research laboratories), teaching (at colleges or universities), or advanced growth (at colleges or universities) (at hardware and software companies).

For successful completion of the PhD degree in LUC, each candidate should publish a minimum of Four research articles in Scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln University College affiliation.

The program of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science will produce researchers and educationist who can:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the skills and methods of research in computer science.
  • Provide the ability to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas in computer science industry.
  • Show scholarly capabilities practically to generate an integral part of the research process based on the computing theoretical framework.
  • Effectively convey the computer science research related output mutually.
  • Communicate effectively research findings to peers, scholarly communities, and society at large in the relevant field of Computer Science.
  • Apply leadership skills in society with computer- based contexts.
  • Initiate Computer Science ventures and projects individually.
  • Demonstrate ethics and professional skills in the field of computer science.

Students pursuing a doctorate in computer science have several career opportunities. They have the choice of working as one of the following:

  • Professor
  • Information Research Scientist
  • Network Engineer
  • Website Developer
  • Hardware & Software Developer

Full Time:
Minimum : 36 Months; Maximum : 72 Months
Part Time:
Minimum : 48 Months; Maximum : 96 Months

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 PHDCS 101 Research Methodology 3
2 PHDCS 102 Data Analysis and Thesis Writing 3
3 PHDCS 103 Research work on any one of the following specialties NA
1. Computer Programming
2. Computer Science
3. Network administration
4. Operating systems

Intake: Ongoing, Limited Seats Available.

Entry Requirements :

  1. A Master Degree or equivalent accepted by the Lincoln University College (LUC) Senate and candidates must have completed at least ONE (1) of their earlier Degrees (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in Computing or related to computing; or
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree that are accepted by the Lincoln University College (LUC) Senate.

International students must have proof of good proficiency in verbal and written English. For example, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or its equivalent. If a student does not meet this requirement. HEPs must offer English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the program.


  1. There shall be no direct entry from Bachelors Degree level to Doctoral Degree level.
  2. Candidates with Bachelors Degree who are registered for Master’s Degree programmes may apply to convert their candidacy to the Doctoral Degree programmes within ONE (1) year after Master’s Degree registration, subjected to: a. Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral Degree level rigorous internal evaluation by Lincoln University College approval by the Senate of Lincoln University College.

Duration : 36 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Ph.D.