Institutes & Centers
Established in 1960, KMUTT is deeply committed to providing with the best experience of strong academic programs. We offer a variety of academic programs to help foster global competency.
Established in 1960, KMUTT is deeply committed to providing with the best experience of strong academic programs. We offer a variety of academic programs to help foster global competency.
The flexibility and diversity of programs allow students to find the program that uniquely fits their needs. Our strengths on Architecture, Bioresources, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Linguistics, Science, and Technology are conducted under the following institutes and centers.
http://www.eng.kmutt.ac.th (Thai only)
The Faculty of Engineering was established concurrently with the Thonburi Technical Institute in 1971, followed by the first master’s degrees in 1975 and the doctoral program in 1990.
With a proud record of producing engineers with high practical skills, the undergraduate programs in engineering have been designed to archive a solid theoretical basis and professional competence which equips graduates to play an active role in industry immediately upon graduating. The Faculty also believes that research and consulting programs are carried out by faculty staff , separately and sometimes as multi-disciplinary teams.
The number of student admitted into the Faculty has increased steadily over the last twenty years , and has risen dramatically over the last few years , as the University struggles to keep pace with the demand for engineers by a newly-industrializing Thailand. At present, the faculty has the following departments:
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Computer Engineering
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
- Department of Environmental Engineering
- Department of Food Engineering
- Department of Control System and Instrumentation Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Production Engineering
- Department of Tool and Materials Engineering
http://www.fiet.kmutt.ac.th (Thai only)
Technical Teacher Training Program was first launched in 1966 by the Higher Technical Teacher Training Department. Its name was changed to Industrial Education Department during the academic year 1973-74. Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology aims at producing instructors (Degree Level) of technicians; carrying out research and development in technology and related areas, and rendering technical services to public and private sectors. The Faculty is running undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various areas of Industrial Education. There are seven departments as follows:
- Department of Computer and Information Technology
- Department of Civil Technology Education
- Department of Education Communications and Technology
- Department of Electrical Technology Education
- Department of Mechanical Technology Education
- Department of Printing and Packaging Technology
- Department of Production Technology Education
http://science.kmutt.ac.th/thai/ (Thai Only)
Faculty of Science was founded at KMUTT during the high industrial growth period to produce graduates with a strong background in pure science and experiences in applied science or engineering in order to have high caliber to work with engineers. In 1976, the Faculty of Science started recruiting students in Department of Mathematics, and Department of Physics. Later, Department of Chemistry and Department of Microbiology were opened in 1977 and 1982, respectively.
The faculty also launched a master’s degree program to produce researchers, starting with the field of applied mathematics in 1990. The programs were extended to the MS degrees in industrial chemistry and physics in 1993, and microbiology in 1996, and also PhD degrees in applied mathematics in 2003, physics and biosciences in 2004, polymer science and technology in 2005 and chemistry in 2010.
The faculty is dedicated to providing first-rate education that instills strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science for well-being of the society. Nowadays, SC consists of four departments and one center as follows:
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Microbiology
- Department of Physics
- Scientific Instruments Centre for Standards and Industry
Plus, the faculty offers 19 Programs. There are 7 B.Sc. Programs: Mathematics, Statistic, Applied Computer Science, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Microbiology, and Food Science and Technology ;8 MS Programs: Applied Mathematics, Didactic Mathematics, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Chemistry for Teachers, Physics, Physics Education and Applied Microbiology; and 4 PhD Programs: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biosciences.
The faculty has grouped the researches with similar subjects and involved researchers to determine the research direction and to strengthen the research groups. SC is strengthening teaching and research programs by affiliation with Centre of Excellence in Mathematics and Thailand Centre of Excellence in Physics as well.
The KMUTT’s School of Architecture and Design was established, in 1994, to provide a complete program of studies in English language. The integrated and interdependent study program supports the concept of art and man, science as discovery which together leads to use and development of appropriate technologies to meet the challenges of a dynamic 21st century global society. The program is designed to meet the needs of a changing society in Thailand. Graduates will also be prepared to study and work internationally. All degree courses are based on the integration and interdependence of art, science and technology.
The School aims to promote research and the development of applied technologies in art and design disciplines. The school also focuses on rendering technical services of design, consultation, advisory management and training to serve government departments and related private sectors. At present, School of Architecture and Design offers bachelor and master’s degree programs in five areas including:
- Communication Design
- Design and Planning
- Industrial Design
- Interior Architecture
The School of Bioresources and Technology was established at KMUTT in 1993 with the aim of developing on interdisciplinary curriculum that would produce personnel capable of solving the problems arising from the change in the economic structure of Thailand from an agricultural to an industrial base. Natural resources need to be carefully exploited. With knowledge and experience, agricultural products can be converted from low to high value, freshness can be prolonged till reaching the end user, and agricultural soundness and productivity can be increased. This will help lead to a more sustainable development of the country.
At present, the School offers 4 postgraduate programs and 3 interdisciplinary programs as follows:
- Biochemical Technology
- Natural Resource Management
- Postharvest Technology
- Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
- Biological Engineering
- Aquaculture Engineering
http://www.seem.kmutt.ac.th/ (Thai Only)
School of Energy, Environment and Materials was officially established in 1979 as a graduate school with initial emphasis on graduate education, research and development in energy technology and related disciplines. The necessity to establish the School was partly due to the oil crisis in the mid 1970s and partly due to the fact that the country’s consumption was increasing rather rapidly. Serious research and development on energy technology is an important and logical step towards the amelioration of energy problems which continue to mount.
There have been many developments and changes in Thailand during the past decade since the inception of the School. The structure of the country’s economy is undergoing continual and rapid change which has given rise to new sets of needs and problems. The School has therefore expanded and grown accordingly in order to be responsive to the changing demands of society. Several additional programs have been established to help address and directly respond to some of the important problems being faced by the country.
As rapid industrialization increases, more and more associated problems begin to surface including a steep rise in energy demand, deterioration of the environment, a severe shortage of technical manpower, insufficient infrastructure and many more. All the educational and research programs in the School are therefore not only relevant to immediate needs but also of fundamental importance in laying the foundation for further technical and economic development of the country. All five Divisions of the School are already playing a significant role in solving these problems through technology development appropriate to the country’s needs and by helping to provide much-needed skilled human resources.
There are now 5 Divisions in the School of Energy, Environment and Materials, which offer postgraduate program.
- Division of Energy Management Technology
- Division of Energy Technology
- Division of Environmental Technology
- Division of Materials Technology
- Division of Thermal Technology
http://www.sit.kmutt.ac.th (Thai Only)
Agenda of the 7th National Development Plan emphasized establishment of academic and research institutes in Information Technology (IT). Its objective is to supply the country with the much needed qualified IT graduates. As a response to the government declaration of “Thailand IT Year” in 1995 and to the national IT policies, the school started offering academic programs during both regular hours and also through evening classes. Syllabi concentrate on four major areas in IT, namely, computer science, information technology, software engineering, E-business, and Business Information System. The SIT also jointly with School of Bioresources and Technology offers master’s program in Bioinformatics and System Biology.
The School of Liberal Arts was originally the Department of Language and Social Studies under the Faculty of Industrial Education. It was set up to provide service courses in English language and Social Sciences. In November 2000 the Department became a faculty and has established its own graduate courses in English Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics and Communication as well as Social Sciences. The School now encompasses two departments, two centers and one office.
The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities offers two courses of study: the Master of Arts Program in Environmental Social Sciences, and the Master of Arts Program in Community Resource Management, which is a joint program with the School of Bio-resources and Technologies.
The Department of Language Studies is responsible for teaching fundamental English and other languages including elective courses to undergraduates and post graduates from all faculties. The department offers special courses to develop English language skills for KMUTT staff, students and other interested people.
At the graduate level, there are two Master Degree programs: an MA in Applied Linguistics (English Language Teaching) offered through both weekday and weekend programs, and an MA in English for Professional and International Communication (EPIC), which is a weekend program. Additionally, the department offers a PhD program in Applied Linguistics.
The Centre for Research and Services (CRS) was established to support research and provide academic services, and consists of three units.
- The Testing Unit provides English proficiency tests to enable effective placement of students and staff. It also administers a standardized Test of English for Thai Engineers and Technicians (TETET).
- The Foreign Language Unit (FLU) provides extra English training for students in international programs, non-credit language courses for KMUTT students and staff, and tailor-made courses to serve specific focuses both within and outside KMUTT.
- The Research Unit encourages and supports research within the faculty.
CRS continues to develop and maintain a database of English language used by Thai learners, and produces English language web-based learning materials for professionals working in different industries.
The Centre for Information and Learning (CIL), established to serve students and staff academic information and learning, provides support services for SoLA teachers for using information technology for teaching and designing self–access materials. CIL is composed of three units: Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC), Resources Centre (RC), and Learning Technology Unit.
The Office of General Education Program is established to produce graduates who are richly imbued with the ideal characteristics of KMUTT graduates and humanization. All courses are taught through active learning, and focus on the local community adjacent to the university. Undergraduates and postgraduates are expected to be able to integrate science and technology with social science and humanities with the aim of improving the quality of life in local communities and for people in Thai society.
http://www.kmutt.ac.th/gmi (Thai Only)
In this era of intense global competition, the success of any organization is increasingly determined by its ability to acquire and manage the “assets” in such a way to build sustainable competitive advantages. This is a task that requires leaders with a rare blend of managerial skills and technical expertise. The Graduate School of Management and Innovation (GMI) was established in 2002 with the aim of providing a new concept in post-graduate education oriented towards the integration between engineering, technology, and management. GMI integrates post-graduate education and research activities, fostering the students’ entrepreneurial skills and promoting competencies.
At present, GMI offers master degree programs in five areas including:
- Entrepreneurship Management
- Telecommunication & Broadcasting Management
- Logistics Management
- Project Management
- Technology and Innovation Management
- Real Estate Management
- Organization Management
- Financial Engineering Management
These programs are designed for those engineers, scientists, and technologists who require management capabilities, but who also desire to maintain an identity in their technical specialties. The programs are specifically directed at technically qualified individuals who are in, or plan to assume, a management role in a technologically based, project oriented environment in an industrial, service, or government.
The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment ( JGSEE ) is an autonomous graduate school instituted under the jurisdiction of the Council of the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi . It was established in 1998 for the purpose of implementing the Postgraduate Education and Research in Science and Technology Development Project of the Commission on Higher Education (CHE), which aims to strength postgraduate education and research as a means of building a strong foundation for research and development in science and technology, and to help support Thailand’s economic competitiveness. The School receives funding from the Thai government through the CHE – ADB Higher Education Development Project and the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund of the Ministry of Energy.
The School operates as a consortium involving
- King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi,
- King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok,
- Chiang Mai University,
- Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology at Thammasat University,
- Prince of Songkhla University
JGSEE offers the following international graduate programs:
- Research-based programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the fields of Energy Technology and Environmental Technology.
- Professional-oriented programs leading to the degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) in the fields of Energy Technology and Management and Environmental Technology and Management.
All programs are conducted in English by highly qualified local and international academic staff. The School operates on a bi-semester basis. Having completed the first semester of course work, students may choose to undertake their thesis study at any of the five partner institutions.
JGSEE’s core staff at the School center and affiliated staff at the five consortium partners are engaged in research of the following areas:
- Combustion and Emission Control
- Thermal Process Technologies
- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Energy Conservation and Management
- Energy Analysis and Planning
- Carbon Cycle
- Air Pollution Atmospheric Science
- Waste Utilization and Management
- Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
- College of Moltidisciplinary Sciences
Institute of FIeld roBOtics was established during th 7th Educational Development Plan under the purpose of promoting higher education and advanced research in the area of manufacturing automation and industrial robots. This center also aims to render consultant service to Thai industries. The service includes technology selection and diversification, which will promote productivity and creativity of Thai industry.
During this period of economic turmoil in Thailand, FIBO will focus on activities that are related to productivity enhancement. FIBO aims to design, fabricate and test some robotic systems, pertinent to the needs from local industry. Therefore, the immediate objectives is to shorten technological gabs from developed countries as well as eliminate technological handicap among local factories. Realizing such an objective, FIBO is currently performing the following tasks:
- Training new types of young engineers and scientists in the areas of robotics, CAD/CAM, manufacturing automation and mechatronics,
- Designing, fabricating and testing protype of robots, CAD/CAM, automatic mechines and automation processes for local industry,
- Selecting and reverse engineering automation technology that is suitable for Thai industry, – Carrying out reseach and development in robotics, manufacturing automation and CAD/CAM both in fundamental and applied areas,and
- Taking partnership with multinational companies in automotive and electronics industry in assisting the setting up of their R&D units and operations in Thailand.
FIBO also launches the two unique graduate programs in Thailand
Education is an empowered tool or principal process in human development for various aspects of life such as knowledge, competence, consideration, behavior, attitude, value and morals. These potential characteristics of people become a key factor and the drives for country development. Owing to a quick change in society and competitive capability in career market that have tremendously been increased, high-quality human resources are more required. Acquisition of knowledge is also needed. The integration of many disciplines of knowledge becomes necessary for improving human quality in sustainable way. The advancement of technology and innovation affect unavoidably the method of learning. The development of Information technology and communication system has as well spanned the scope of learning method from classroom to courses designed by learners’ need. The bridge of knowledge discipline and finding solution to solve the specific problem are mainly focused. Students in the multidisciplinary programs are under the supervision of faculty from more than one discipline. This faculty will determine which course the student needs, give appropriate examinations, and supervise research activities.
Graduate are anticipated to have expertise in the new multidisciplinary field. They will be qualified to be skillful, capable to analyze and solve the problem themselves. Also they should have good attitude, broad vision, moral, ethics and be well-prepared for being a good citizen of the country.
http://www.li.kmutt.ac.th (Thai only)
Learning Institute was first established in 2001, serving the university development plan of 2002-2006 as a supportive unit in learning innovative process, thinking process and remodeling KMUTT to be a learning organization.
The initiative ideas of its establishment are based on two main reasons: to serve the National Education Act 1999 and to advance in academic performance of learning method entrusted with the task of a local leader and academic services to community. After operating the Institute for a year, its structure is reconstructed in accord with the objectives and mission. The new institute structure is composed of 3 units that are research and innovative learning unit, training and learning unit, and testing and pilot project unit. The details of its responsibility are as follows:
- Develop research methods, learning tools and curriculums to facilitate learning efficiency of KMUTT staff, students and Thai citizen
- Nurture learners at the high school, the undergraduate and the graduate levels, especially those who are talented in science and technology through educational programs, seminars and workshops such as Darunsikkhalai Science Classroom Program,
- and Staff Development programs
Meanwhile, prominent programs and workshops offered:
- Darunsikkhalai Science Classroom Program: incubate senior high school students who are talented in science and technology
- The Individual Based Program (IBP): accommodate special students such as gifted, talented and motivated students
- KMUTT’s Staff Development for Excellency: develop academic staff to become valuable assets of the organization
- Seminars and workshops: facilitate learner-centeredness based on constructionism via several media
There is also work integrated learning office to coordinate and support integrated learning projects and working sites both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels
Technology Transfer and Technical Services
Activities pertaining to technology transfer and technical services of KMUTT became institutionalized in the third decade through creation of task-specific units such as Institute for Scientific and Technological Research and Services (ISTRS), Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute (PDTI) and Industrial Park Center (IPC). These units serve as an interface between KMUTT and the modern economic sector in facilitating transfer of technology and upgrading of technical manpower.
http://www.kmutt.ac.th/istrs/ (Thai Only)
ISTRS has been set up to liaise between KMUTT and the private sector on technical consultancy services. It establishes contact with industry, seeks out the need for services, sets up consultancy/research teams to handle projects and follow up on work progress and quality of work. Typical works of ISTRS are
- testing and certification of industrial products
- materials analyses and testing
- feasibility study of projects
- testing and calibration of mechanical and electrical instrument
- design, fabrication and installation of specialized industrial machinery,
process, equipment for educational institution and industrial pilot plants
- productivity improvement in process and manufacturing industry
In addition, its Continuing Education Center (CEC) coordinates KMUTT activities on upgrading technical manpower as required by industry through organization of training courses, seminars and conferences. It also assists operation of industrial training units on automotive and related technology, specifically set up by private companies within KMUTT premises for industrial personnel. CEC has also developed databases on manpower development requirements of selected industries. Research and Intellectual Property Promotion Center (RIPPC) is another affiliated centre of ISTRS to promote KMUTT research and development, including intellectual property rights and protection.
The setting up of PDTI in 1990 would accelerate transfer of technology to Thai industry by using pilot plant as tools in training of technical personnel and in improvement/development of products and processes. Pilot plants, small-scale plants whose sizes are intermediate between that of the laboratory and full scale production plants, are normally used to obtain scale-up data required for actual plants (design, construction and operation). They are also employed to evaluate and select commercial equipment, instrument and materials for construction of actual plants, to identify potential operation problems, to produce products for market evaluation and to conduct research and development.
The development objective of PDTI is to develop within Thailand, the scientific and technological capability to develop, design and build pilot plants for relevant and timely industries with initial emphasis on food, agrobased industries and engineering industries. As pilot plants serve as physical model on how factories of small and medium scale industry can be designed, fabricated and operated, and the region is committed towards promoting small and medium scale industry, especially in rural area, the pilot plant approach will be highly applicable for future industrialisation of the country as well as the region.
The Technical Information Service Unit (TIS)
of PDTI provides searchable database of technical articles related to Renewable Energy, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Environment. The focus of TIS is on material produced in, or about, Thailand and the ASEAN region, or information not readily available in libraries or through the major international database services. Visitors may browse or search the titles in the database at leisure. To order articles requires registering as a member. Membership is currently free of charge and may include special services such as regular monthly email advice of new titles. TIS also provides a news feature, a conference calendar and a useful links page. Located on the main campus, TIS provides a walk-in service for students, researchers and other visitors.
http://www.ipc.kmutt.ac.th (Thai Only)
The KMUTT Industrial Park is a prime example for the effective management of research and development. The Park will provide the appropriate mechanisms and suitable environment to bring together researchers, industrialists and entrepreneur from both out of the laboratories and directly into the production process. The Park also helps to promote and develop science and technology throughout Thailand and assist industry in making the correct investment and technology decisions.
Industrial Park Center offers the community specialist services which build up cooperation with the private sector by providing opportunities for technological manufacturers having limited funds. They will be able to rent the center’s Incubator Unit for setting up their own research units and pilot products. It also gives assistance and advice on academics, equipment and doubtful points, including training services to people in general and to the personnel of the industries in order to serve high technology.
Supporting Academic Services
KMUTT supporting academic institutes and centers serve students and allows them to relax and have fun in many academic, cultural, and recreational social activities.
KMUTT is high quality learning, living and working environment for all students. Moreover, it provides full access to the university’s facilities including the computer center, the wireless network, a newly-renovated state-of-the-art library, on-campus residence and health service. The sports complex includes, among other facilities, a gymnasium, a basketball court, a football field, a table tennis facility and a tennis court. There are also bookstores, several Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and a post office inside the university.
Students’ transportation needs are well provided for. There is a free shuttle bus/ van and students can walk or bicycle to most places on campus. The university location provides easy access to the city of Bangkok by bus, van, taxi, motorcycle, Tuk-Tuk (tricycle), BTS (Sky Train) and MRT (Subway).
KMUTT provides you with the necessary facilities to study, play and socialize with ease and makes your student days the best of your lives.
http://www.cc.kmutt.ac.th (Thai Only)
The Computer Center provides computer facilities and related services in support of academic, administrative, and community service. It aims at providing reliable, secured, and equitable access and use of its computing, networking, telephone, and information resources. The Computer Centre is home to the 24 hour computer room, the IT help desk; most IS computing staff, and some training rooms.
http://www.lib.kmutt.ac.th (Thai Only)
KMUTT Library is a central office administering the library and information technology to support the university’s missions in providing education, encouraging research, developing study techniques, and rendering academic services to society. The KMUTT Library and Information Center was established on May 5, 1988 (B.E.2531) and the name change to KMUTT Library was approved on October 19, 2000 (B.E.2543) by the University Council.
KMUTT residence is an autonomous non-profit unit in collaboration with the University that administers itself for flexibility.
With the purpose of being a Living and Learning Center (LLC), the surrounding environments are fully decorated and furnished. They also include other services to help develop students’ physical, social, mental, emotional and ethical beings.
Providing both proactive and reactive health service for good health and quality of life to KMUTT members with continuous development is the mission of the Health Service Section. Basic patient treatment; first-aid, accident and emergency medical services, general treatment, consultations by psychologists, health checks and issue health certificates, temporary admission for observation, patients transfer to clinics and hospitals and other standard nursing such as bandage, injection, eye cleansing, etc. are available.
http://web.kmutt.ac.th/bookstore/ (Thai Only)
Located on the 1st floor of the King Mongkut’s Memorial Building, the bookstore widely serve KMUTT students, staff and outside people. Various kind of books and textbooks both in Thai and in English, tool kits, souvenirs, student uniforms and decorations, stationery, book purchasing order service are available. Privileges: 10% discount for the members.
http://web.kmutt.ac.th/saffairs (Thai Only)
One of KMUTT policies is to support students and staff to play sports for their good health, both mental and physical, and to learn about fair play. Many facilities, sports fields and courts, equipment, and training staff are ready upon players’ preference. The Student Activity Section, Students Affair Division is in charge of the following sport services:
- Sport equipment borrowing services such as football, volleyball, basketball, takraw.
- Outdoor sport fields:
- Indoor sport field at the King Mongkut’s Memorial Building.
A shuttle bus/ van between Bangmod campus and Bangkhunthien Campus is safety served. The first trip from Bangmod campus to Bangkhunthien campus starts at 7.30 a.m. and end up at 6.00 p.m. While the first trip from BKT campus to Bangmod campus starts at 8.00 a.m. and end up at 7.00 p.m.
On special occasion, a pre-announcement will be posted on a bus schedule board at the parking area which is in front of the Office of the President Building. For more information, please call +66 2470-8194, +66 2470-8195.