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Master of Science Program in Engineering and Technology
(International Program)

 
Curriculum Title
    Master of Science in Engineering and Technology (International Program)
 
Degree Title
    Master of Science (Engineering and Technology)
 
Applicant’s Qualifications
  1. The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or a related field that is accepted by SIIT Academic Committee.
  2. The applicant must have a top 20% class rank for a bachelor’s degree, or a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, or 2.50 with sufficient relevant research or work experience as specified by the SIIT Academic Committee.
  3. 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 proficient tests, and meet the requirement set by the institute.

 
Admission Requirements
  1. Two letters of recommendation.
  2. The applicant must pass a selection process which may include an interview conducted by an SIIT Committee consisting of at least 3 faculty members.
  3. Admission to the program requires approval by the SIIT Academic Committee.

Remark: Students who have inadequate knowledge in some areas may be required to take additional courses in those areas.


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 A

    2.1.1 Plan A1

39 credits of thesis

    2.1.2 Plan A2
  • 12 credits of courses
  • 27 credits of thesis
A total of 39 credits are required for completion of the program.

  2.2  Thesis

    2.2.1 Plan A1

A students can register for a thesis in the first semester.

    2.2.2 Thesis Committee

A student can register for a thesis after he or she has studied for at least 1 regular semester or has gained 12 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

    2.2.3 Plan A2

The Thesis Committee consists of at least 3 members:

One principal 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 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 and holding an academic rank of at least assistant professor or equivalent, or without a doctoral degree but holding an academic rank of at least associate professor or equivalent. The specialization of the external committee member must be in a field related to the thesis.
  • 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 with 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.
    2.2.4 Thesis Final Defense Committee

The Thesis Final Defense Committee consists of the same members as the Thesis Committee. However, the defense must be chaired by a thesis committee member who is not the advisor or co-advisor.
 
Period of Study
 
    The minimum period of study to complete the program is 3 academic semester (1.5 academic years) and the maximum is 5 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.
Academic Performance Evaluation and Graduation
1.  Evaluation of Academic Performance
  1.1  A credit will be earned only if the grade is “S” or not lower than grade “C”. Grade “D” or “F” will be included in the calculation of the grade point average of each semester and for the cumulative grade point average.

  1.2 Any student, who gets grade “U”,“D”, or “F” in a compulsory course, can re-enroll in that course only one more time. His or her student status will be terminated if he or she still fails to obtain grade “S” or at least “C” for the course in the second enrollment.

  1.3 Thesis assessment is divided into 2 grades:
  • S (Satisfactory)
  • U (Unsatisfactory)
Students must get grade “S” for their theses.

  1.4 Additional course assessment and English proficiency requirements are graded as follows:
  • P (Pass)
  • N (Not Pass)
2.  Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  2.1  Plan A1

    2.1.1 Students must successfully complete 39 credits of thesis.
    2.1.2 At least one paper on thesis results must have been accepted for publication in a reputable international journal approved by the Academic Review and Rank Assessment Committee (ARRAC). The following alternate requirements may be used: one national journal paper (accepted) and one national conference paper in proceedings (accepted), or one international conference proceedings paper (accepted and registered for presentation) and one international conference proceedings paper (submitted).

Please see list of journals approved by SIIT Academic Review Committee

Please see the guideline for classifying international and national journals

(This guideline will be effective on June 1, 2014. During transition period, it is acceptable for those who have already submitted the publication before June 1, 2014 to use the current guideline which was previously approved by the Academic Review Committee (based on the submission date).)

    2.1.3 Approval of the thesis by Thesis Committee, and passing a thesis defense.
    2.1.4 Satisfying one of the following English proficiency requirements: TOEFL (official or institutional) not less than 550 (or 213 for computer-based test or 79 for Internet-based test), or IELTS not less than 6.0, or TU-GET with a score of at least 550.

  2.2  Plan A2

    2.2.1 Twelve credits of courses (see the course descriptions) with a GPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent.
    2.2.2 Twenty seven credits of thesis with grade “S”.
    2.2.3 At least one paper on thesis results must have been accepted for publication in a reputable international journal approved by the Academic Review and Rank Assessment Committee (ARRAC). The following alternate requirements may be used: one national journal paper (accepted) and one national conference paper in proceedings (accepted), or one international conference proceedings paper (accepted and registered for presentation) and one international conference proceedings paper (submitted).

Please see list of journals approved by SIIT Academic Review Committee

Please see the guideline for classifying international and national journals

(This guideline will be effective on June 1, 2014. During transition period, it is acceptable for those who have already submitted the publication before June 1, 2014 to use the current guideline which was previously approved by the Academic Review Committee (based on the submission date).)

    2.2.4 Approval of the thesis by Thesis Committee, and passing a thesis defense.
    2.2.5 Satisfying one of the following English proficiency requirements: TOEFL (official or institutional) not less than 550 (or 213 for computer-based test or 79 for Internet-based test), or IELTS not less than 6.0, or TU-GET with a score of at least 550.

 
Transferred Credits
 
    A maximum of 9 credits of courses with all grades B or better can be transferred (For plan A2 only).
 
Curriculum and Course Descriptions
Application Procedures and Application Form
 
 
 
 
  SIIT Thesis Template (Download)
 
 
 
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