King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
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|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"|
|Type||Public (National) research university|
|Established||February 4, 1960|
|President||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana|
126 Pracha Uthit Rd, Bang Mot, Thung Khru, Bangkok, 10140
Main campus (Bang Mod)
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT, มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี) is an engineering and technology academy in Thailand, focusing on teaching, researching as well as serving industry. It is located in Thung Khru district, Bangkok and was founded on April 18, 1960.
- 1 History
- 2 Formal mark
- 3 Faculties and departments for Undergraduate
- 4 Centers and services
- 5 History of academic programs
- 6 Campuses
- 7 Campus location
- 8 School of Information Technology
- 9 Darunsikkhalai Science School
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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 an objective in 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.
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.
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) 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. 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
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
The 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.
Department of Production Engineering
The Department of Production Engineering was found along with the 'Thonburi Technical Institute' in 1960. In the early stage, the department named 'Metal' which was one of the four original departments (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Metal) of the college. Machining, foundry and welding technologies including manufacturing managements have been mainly taught in the program.
In 1961, there were 16 students enrolling the 3-year program and only 11 students graduated as the first batch. Later in 1965, the department was renamed to 'Manufacturing Technology' and extended the study time to be 5-year program.
In 1967 and 1971, the department name was renamed again to be 'Production Technology' and 'Production Engineering' respectively, while still focuses on the machining, metal casting, welding and sheet metal forming as the core expertise. Also in 1971, the 'Thonburi Technical College' had been renamed to 'King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi', and Production Engineering has been a part of the Department of Engineering offering a 5-year undergraduate program.
In 1992, the institute decided to reduce the study time of Bachelor's programs from 5 years to 4 years. In 1994, a branch of Production Engineering has been separated to be another department named 'Tools and Materials Engineering' which mainly focuses on the metal-forming technologies and material science and engineering.
In 2002, the department of Production Engineering found a major of Mechatronic Engineering in order to offer the high-technology machinery areas, such as robots, automation systems and CNC, where become more important currently.
Until now, the academic programs of the 'Production Engineering' at 'King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi' (changed from 'King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi' in 1998) still bases on the fundamental and advanced theories along with the real hand-on practices in the original cores of manufacturing processes and related fields.
School of Information Technology
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
The 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
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
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).and offers master's degree program in design and planning (International Program)
College of Multidisciplinary Sciences
This faculty for the bachelor's degree has only one department: the Department of Science and Technology.
Centers and services
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Bang Mod main campus
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.
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.
Main campus dormitories
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.
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.
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.
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, Thailand.
School of Information Technology
History of SIT
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi was operated in 1995 by 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.
Darunsikkhalai Science School
Darunsikkhalai Science School (a.k.a. Engineering Science Classroom) is an innovative science high school under the Science Classrooms in University-Affiliated School Project (SCiUS) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand. The school was established and supported by King Mongkut University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT). Students in the school learn from the university's teachers which mostly are from the faculty of engineering and have access to resources of the university such as faculty's labs and KMUTT library. The learning courses focus on basics in the field of engineering and technology by implementing Story Based Learning into each subject.
The target of Science Classrooms in the University-Affiliated School Project (SCiUS) is to produce the new generation of scientists who will play a significant part in developing the country. From this concept, the SCiUS project focuses on developing the process of thinking/problem solving, and providing a wider vision of the world in order to develop the students to become a good world citizens. In order to archive that aim, the school was developed with the concept of Story Based Learning. Story Based Learning is a way of learning that arranges knowledge as a story of history. The student will be able to understand and connect knowledges to history and also able to apply their knowledge to solve real life problems effectively. Learning from the origin of human knowledges shows the connection between each field like science, mathematics and engineering. The student will see how humans develop their knowledge through real world history. The course purpose is mainly aim to produce those who can relate and apply knowledge to become a good engineer or innovator in the future.
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