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Doctor of Philosophy Program in Engineering and Technology
(International Program)

 
Curriculum Title
    Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Technology (International Program)
 
Degree Title
    Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Technology)
 
Applicants’ Qualifications
  1. A graduate of Master Degree in Engineering, Science, or related fields with very good academic record (normally with cumulative GPA of not less than 3.50 or not less than 3.00 with at least one international journal publication, or a master’s degree graduate of SIIT with at least one international journal publication).

  2. The applicant must submit an official score of one of the following English language tests:

    • TOEFL score of not less than 400 (paper-based) or 97 (computer-based), or 32 (internet-based)
    • IELTS score of not less than 4.5
    • TU-GET score of not less than 400

    The score must not be older than two years from the date on which it was issued, to the date of the application for admission to the program.

    In the case of no English score or a score less than the above requirements, the applicant may be admitted with conditions that he/she must take SIIT English remedial courses and/or SIIT English proficiency tests, and meet the requirement set by the institute.

 
Academic System
1.  All courses are conducted in English. An academic year is divided into 2 semesters. Each semester consists of 15 weeks. Courses may be offered for a summer semester of at least 8 weeks duration. The total number of lecture hours required for the summer semester is the same as that for the regular semester. Enrollment for summer courses is optional.

2.  Curriculum

  2.1 Study Plan

    2.1.1 Plan 1.1

A total of 60 credits of thesis is required for completion of the program.

    2.1.2 Plan 2.1

This study plan consists of prescribed coursework (12 credits) and thesis (48 credits). A total of 60 credits is required for completion of the program.

  2.2 Thesis

    2.2.1 Plan 1.1

A student can register for a thesis in the first semester and has grade “P” (Pass) in a qualification examination.

    2.2.2 Plan 2.1

A student can register for a thesis after he or she has gained 12 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and has grade “P” (Pass) in a qualification examination.

  2.3 Thesis Committee

The Thesis Committee consists of at least 5 members:

One principle advisor, faculty members of SIIT or Thammasat University, and at least one member who is not affiliated with Thammasat University and serves as an external committee member.
  • The principal advisor must be an SIIT faculty member in the program or a related program.
  • A co-advisor (if any) must be a faculty member of SIIT or Thammasat University, or an expert outside Thammasat University with a doctoral degree or equivalent or an academic rank of at least associate professor in the program or a related program.
  • The external committee member must be an expert outside Thammasat University with a doctoral degree or equivalent or an academic rank of at least associate professor in the program or a related program.
  • The number of the committee members who are not the thesis advisor or co-advisor must not be less than the number of committee members who are the thesis advisor and co-advisor. The number of Thesis Committee members who are faculty members of SIIT or Thammasat University should not be less than that of the Thesis Committee members from outside.

  2.4 Thesis Final Defense Committee

The Thesis Final Defense Committee consists of the same members as the Thesis Committee. However, the defense committee must be chaired by a thesis committee member who is not the advisor or co-advisor.

  2.5 External Examiner

The external examiner must be appointed by the SIIT Academic Review and Rank Assessment Committee (ARRAC).
 
Period of Study
    The minimum period of study to complete the program is 3 academic years and the maximum is 6 academic years.
 
Registration
    The student must enroll in courses and/or register for a thesis totalling at least 6 credits but not more than 15 credits per semester for a regular semester and not more than 6 credits for a summer semester.
 
 
Graduation Requirements
To graduate, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

1.  Plan 1.1

  1.1  Having successfully completed 60 credits of thesis
  1.2  Approval of the thesis by Thesis Committee and passing a thesis defense
  1.3  Having two international journal papers (accepted), with at least one journal listed in the ISI databases (JCR, SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, or A&HCI), and one international conference proceedings paper (accepted) or one national journal paper (accepted)

Please see the guideline for classifying international and national journals

  1.4  Having satisfied one of the following English proficiency requirements:
  • A TOEFL score of not less than 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based)
  • An IELTS score of not less than 6.5
  • A TU-GET score of not less than 550
  • A TOEIC score of not less than 750 and pass the English efficiency evaluation by an SIIT native English speaker

2.  Plan 2.1

  2.1 Having successfully completed 60 credits comprising at least 12 credits of coursework and at least 48 credits of thesis
  2.2 Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent
  2.3 Having at least a “B” grade in each required courses
  2.4 Having two international journal papers (accepted), with at least one journal listed in the ISI databases (JCR, SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, or A&HCI), and one international conference proceedings paper (accepted) or one national journal paper (accepted)

Please see the guideline for classifying international and national journals

  2.5 Approval of thesis by the thesis committee and passing a thesis defense.
  2.6 Having satisfied one of the following English proficiency requirements:
  • A TOEFL score of not less than 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based)
  • An IELTS score of not less than 6.5
  • A TU-GET score of not less than 550
  • A TOEIC score of not less than 750 and pass the English efficiency evaluation by an SIIT native English speaker
 
Transferred Credits
    A maximum of 12 credits of courses with all grades B or better can be transferred (For plan 2.1 only).
 
Curriculum and Course Descriptions
 
Application Procedures and Application Form
 
 
 
  A Style Guide for SIIT Thesis (thesis.pdf)

 
 
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