King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

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King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Arms of KMUTT.png
Former names
Thonburi Technical College
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thonburi Campus King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi
Motto Danto Seṭṭho Manussesu
Motto in English
"The trained man wins"
Established February 4, 1960 (1960-02-04)
Type Public (National) research university
President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana
Location (Main campus)
126 Pracha Uthit Rd, Bang Mot, Thung Khru, Bangkok, 10140
Campus Urban
Main campus (Bang Mod)
Bangkhuntien campus
Ratchaburi campus
Colors      Orange
Mascot Ant
Affiliations ASAIHL

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT, มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี) is a leading technology academy in Thailand, focusing on teaching and researching in engineering and technology as well as serving industry. The short famous name of the university is "Bangmod", a local name for the area around the university. KMUTT is located in Thung Khru district, Bangkok and it was officially founded on April 18, 1960. The university has three campuses: two of them in Bangkok (Bang Mod and Bangkhuntian) and the third one in Ratchaburi province.


King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi can trace its origin to the Thonburi Technical College (TTC) which was established on February 4, 1960 by the Department of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education. TTC has as its objective the training of technicians, technical instructors and technologists. By the virtue of the Technology Act, enacted April 21, 1971, three technical institutes are under the Department of Vocational Education: Thonburi Technical Institute (TTI), North Bangkok Technical Institute, and Nonthaburi Telecommunication Institute. They were combined to form one degree-granting institution under the name of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology (KMIT) constituting three campuses. TTC thus became KMIT Thonburi campus. In 1974, KMIT was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of University Affairs.[citation needed]

A new Technology Act was enacted February 19, 1986: the three campuses of KMIT became three autonomous institutes, each having the status of university. KMIT Thonburi campus became King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMITT).

On March 7, 1998 as announced in the Royal Gazette, KMITT became King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. KMUTT was the first among public universities in Thailand to receive full autonomy. Its administrative system is now patterned after international government-owned universities. The new act gives KMUTT total control over its budget, allows it to own and manage property, and grants authority to set up new faculties and departments as well as introduce new academic programs.[citation needed]

Formal mark of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi[edit]

King Mongkut.

This formal mark is the personal mark of Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua or Rama IV also known as King Mongkut. The features of the mark are that the middle of it is a Pra Maha Mongkut or Great Crown of Victory, the most important of the five regalia that are (The Great Crown of Victory, The Sword of Victory, The Royal Staff, The Royal Up-Turned Slippers and The Royal Fan, and Royal Fly Whisk)[1] It has a white tiered umbrella of kingship bracing both sides. All of the symbols are located in a 2 layered circle which has characters both in Thai and English showing the name of the university which attach inside the down curved of the circle. This mark can used and seen in announcements, official documents and is included in all of ceremonies of the university.[2] The local flower of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi is "Thammaruksa", a flower that can easily can be found in this university since it was set up. The color of the flower corresponds with the official color of the university.

Faculties and departments for Undergraduate[edit]

King Mongkut's University of Technology consists of 6 Faculties and 51 departments: Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecture and Design and College of Multidisciplinary Sciences.

Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology[edit]

Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology aims at producing instructors of technicians. The Faculty is running undergraduate program. The 16 departments are as follows: Department of Applied Computer Science-Multimedia, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Education Technology and Mass Communication, Department of Electrical Engineering-Computer, Department of Electrical Engineering-Electrical Power, Department of Electrical Engineering-Electronics, Department of Industrial Technology (Civil), Department of Industrial Technology (Electrical), Department of Industrial Technology (Mechanical), Department of Industrial Technology ( Production), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Media Arts, Department of Media Technology, Department of Medical and Science Media, Department of Printing and Packaging Technology and Department of Production Engineering.

School of Information Technology[edit]

The school started to concentrate on two major areas in IT. There are two departments: Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Technology.

Faculty of Science[edit]

Faculty of Science offers seven departments for B.Sc. : Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistic, Department of Applied Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, Department of Applied Physics, Department of Microbiology and Department of Food Science and Technology.

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The undergraduate programs in engineering have the following departments: Department of Automation Engineering (International Program), Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering (International Program), Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering (International Program), Department of Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering (International Program), Department of Control System and Instrumentation Engineering, Department of Control System and Instrumentation Engineering(Co-operative Education), Department of Electrical Communication and Electronic Engineering (International Program), Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering(Power System, Power Electronics and Energy), Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering.

School of Architecture and Design[edit]

School of Architecture and Design offers bachelor's degree program in four areas including: Department of Architecture (International Program), Department of Industrial Design (International Program), Department of Interior Architecture (International Program), Department of Communication Design (International Program).

College of Multidisciplinary Sciences[edit]

This faculty for the bachelor's degree has only one department, that is: Department of Science and Technology.

Centers and services[edit]

KMUTT supporting academic institutes and centers serve students and permit student to relax and have fun in many educational, ethnic, and recreational social activities. Students have full access to the facilities of the University 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.

Computer Center[edit]

The Computer Center provides computer facilities and related services in technical support services in the community. The aim is to provide the reliability, security, and equal access to use of computers, network, and information resources. The Computer Center is open all 24 hours.


Library of King Mongkut's University of technology Thonburi is the management Central Office library, and information technology to support the mission of the university to provide education, promote research, development, technical education and service to the society.


KMUTT residence is an independent, non-profit organization in cooperation with the University administration.

Health Service Section[edit]

The health services, both proactive and reactive to the health and quality of life for members of King Mongkut's University of technology Thonburi to continuous improvement is providing health care and treatment of patients.


It is located on the first floor of the King Mongkut’s Memorial Building. The bookstore is widely available for KMUTT students, staff and outsiders.

Sport Services[edit]

One of the policies of King Mongkut's University of technology Thonburi is to support students and staff members in the sport for the good health of their body and mind, and learn about fair play. There are student activities and sport services, sport equipment borrowing services such as football, volleyball etc., outdoor sport fields and indoor sport field.

Transportation between the campuses[edit]

Shuttle service is available between the campus Bang Khun Thian campus and Bangmod .The trip from Bangmod campus will start at 7.30 a.m. and end at 6.00 p.m.

History of Academic Programs[edit]

The development of academic programs at KMUTT can be broadly grouped into three periods. These are:

  • The first decade: The mission of the university was to produce technicians (through three-year programs after Grade 12) and practical engineers (through five-year programs after Grade 12) and technical instructors for technical colleges (through two-year programs after technician diploma) at bachelor's degree level.
  • The second decade: The university established a broader academic program in science and technology by offering bachelor's degree programs in engineering and multidisciplinary technologies.
  • The third decade: New areas in science, engineering and multidisciplinary technologies are covered at bachelor, master and doctoral degree levels resulting in increased emphasis on research, development and international academic cooperation. Five doctoral programs in engineering and multidisciplinary technology are offered. A Master's program in applied linguistics and bachelor programs in architecture have been initiated. Technical services units were established.[citation needed]


Bang Mod Main Campus[edit]

Bangmod is the main campus of KMUTT located in 'Thonburi' on Prachauthit Road. This campus covered Bangkok Metropolis park. This total area of main campus is 52 acres (0.21 km2). The Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, the School of Energy, Environmental and Materials, the School of Information Technology, the School of Liberal Arts, the joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Graduate School of Management and Innovation, Institute of Fields Robotics, Institute for Scientific and Technological Research and Services, Computer Center and KMUTT Library are all located on this campus.[3]

Bangkhuntian Campus[edit]

The Bangkhuntian Campus, 80 acres (0.32 km2) in size, contains the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Bioresources and Technology, the Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute and the Industrial Park.[4]

Main campus dormitories[edit]

In the fiscal year 1995–1997, the government granted a budget of 190.8 million baht to King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi to construct the dormitory. The male dormitory, completed for 130.7 million baht, was a 23 m (75 ft) x 69 m (226 ft) eleven-story building, composed of 264 rooms that accommodate 944 students. The female dormitory, completed at the amount of 60.1 million baht, was a 23 m (75 ft) x 35.7 m (117 ft) ten-story building, composed of 110 rooms that accommodate 388 students.[citation needed]

In 1994, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, following the Ministry of university Affairs, located 460 acres (1.9 km2) of land to expand the campus.[5]

In 2003 academic year, the university switched the female dormitory to the male's to satisfy the ever-increasing accommodation demand of female student residents, whereas male student residents have been continually decreasing.[citation needed]

Campus location[edit]

King Mongkut’s University of Technology has three campuses in the west side of Bangkok, Bangmod, Bangkhuntien and Ratchaburi province.

The locations in three campuses are as follows.

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

126 Pracha Uthit Rd., Bang Mod, Thung Khru,

Bangkok 10140, Thailand.

King Mongkut’s University of Technology

Thonburi (Bangkuntien Campus)

49 Soi Thian Thale 25, Bang Khun Thian Chai

Thale Road, Tha Kham,

Bang Khun Thian, Bangkok 10150, Thailand.

King Mongkut’s University of Technology

Thonburi (Ratchaburi Learning Park)

Rang Bua, Chom Bueng, Ratchaburi 70150,


School of Information Technology[edit]

History of SIT[edit]

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi was operated in 1995 by Dr. Krissanapong Kirtikara. He is the principal of this university. Teaching was conducted during 1996 - 2008 with a professor teaching by in Bangmod and Ratchaburi simultaneously by way of video conference.

Nowadays, SIT has two curricular courses for graduates and undergraduate courses. That is Information Technology and Computer Science Courses. A Master's degree has Information Technology, Computer Science courses, Master of Business Information Systems, Software Engineering course and Bioinformatics courses, in conjunction with the School of Bio resources and Technology, and Doctor’s degree have Information Technology programs and Computer Science courses. Since its inception, the company has produced more than 6,000 graduates and IT professionals to serve both academic and professional societies.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "logosociety: ตราสัญลักษณ์ มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้า". Blogspot. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  3. ^ "KMUTT Bangmod Campus | KMUTT". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  4. ^ "KMUTT Bangkhuntien Campus | KMUTT". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  5. ^ "KMUTT Ratchaburi Learning Park | KMUTT". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 

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Coordinates: 13°39′06″N 100°29′44″E / 13.65167°N 100.49556°E / 13.65167; 100.49556