Pre-Viva (PV)


Pre-Viva session is the last core attributes to be performed before the actual Viva voce taking place. The session is so-called the last preparation to finalize everything and the expected completion of the thesis is about at least 99%. One needs to present his/her overall findings from his/her research through a Pre-Viva session presented with the 99% completion of the thesis in front of the two panels of examiners appointed from the respective academicians recommended by the supervisor with the consent from the Faculty’s Committee of Postgraduate Studies. The guidelines towards the commencement of the session are outlined as stated:


  1. Application for Pre-Viva presentation. (PIC: Student) Download the FORM*.

           *Application FORM of Pre-viva session

  1. Fill up the FORM (Section 1 only). (PIC: Student)

  2. Submit the FORM with thesis report (99% complete according to regulation set by the Center of Graduate Studies, UTHM) to Faculty’s Postgraduate office by hand/online via email (To: & cc: according to designated format as shown below: (PIC: Supervisor)

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

Merujuk kepada perkara diatas, saya ingin memohon pembentangan Cadangan Pre-Viva bagi pelajar Sarjana/Phd dibawah seliaan saya seperti dibawah:


Nama Pelajar/Student name: xxxxxxxx

No. Matrik/Matrics No: xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Program/Programme: KDM/PDM

Penyelia Utama/Main Supervisor: xxxx

Panel 1: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Panel 2: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tarikh/Date: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tempat/Venue: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Masa/Time: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tajuk Thesis/Title of the thesis: xxxxx


Sekian untuk makluman dan tindakan pihak tuan/puan selanjutnya. Kerjasama dari pihak Jabatan Pengajian Siswazah FKMP amatlah dihargai dan didahului dengan ucapan ribuan terima kasih.


**Supervisors have a freedom to choose preferable panels related to their fields and are free to fix the date and time after mutual agreement with the panels.

  1. Wait for Approval. (PIC: Secretariat)
  2. Notification of Approval will be issued to student, supervisor and examiners c/w Nomination letter to Examiners via email and official letter. (PIC: Secretariat)
  3. Pre-Viva session will be conducted according to approved date, time and venue. Secretariat will notify student, supervisor and examiners by email. (PIC: Student, Supervisor, Examiner**)

             **The application FORM will be reused as a form of assessment during the Pre-Viva session.

  1. Notification of Result and Improvement will be acknowledged to student and supervisor via email. (PIC: Secretariat)
  2. Ready for next session; Viva Voce***
            ***Student is ONLY allowed to undergo their Viva Voce (oral examination) after successfully passed his/her Research Methodology (RM) course,                                    Proposal Defense (PD), Research Symposium (Student intake of Semester 1 Session 2020/2021 onwards ONLY) and Pre-Viva (PV) with a consent                            from the University’s Senate.

Infographic of Procedure


Per-Viva Assessment Criteria

1. Part A: PRESENTATION (50%)

A1: Content and Information (30%) – PLO 2 (C6) Cognitive Skill

A2: Quality of Presentation (20%) – PLO 9 (A5) Personal Skill

A3: Mastery of Knowledge (25%) – PLO 1 (C6) Knowledge & Understanding

A4: Aptitude and Verbal Ability (25%) – PLO 11 (A5) Ethics & Professionalism

2.Part B: REPORT (THESIS) (50%)


B1: Abstract (10%) – PLO 1 (C6) Knowledge & Understanding

B2: Introduction (10%) – PLO 1 (C6) Knowledge & Understanding

B3: Literature Review (15%) – PLO 2 (C6) Cognitive Skill

B4: Methodology (15%) – PLO 3 (P6) Practical Skills

B5: Result and Discussion (20%) – PLO 2 (C6) Cognitive Skill

B6: Conclusion and Recommendation (20%) – PLO 2 (C6) Cognitive Skill

B7: References (5%) – PLO 6 (P6) Digital Skills

B8: Format (5%) - PLO 11 (A5) Ethics & Professionalism

The assessment form of Pre-Viva Report and Presentation could be obtained by contacting directly the Postgraduate (PG) Research Panel/Secretariat. ​Student should score a minimum level of 4 to obtain a “Satisfactory work with a substantial correction” without having to represent his/her Pre-Viva in order to progress into Viva Voce. If student’s mark is below level 4 grade, he/she is required to submit again the improved report with or without representation of his/her Pre-Viva with a consent from both panels which a new mark will be endorsed to enable the students to progress into Viva Voce accordingly.

Inquiries & Further Information

Contact Person:

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohd Nasrull bin Abdol Rahman
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Nasrull bin Abdol Rahman
Head of Panel Research Progress