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M. Eng. Program
Admission requirements for this program are
  • a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • 2.5 GPA in the undergrauate study
However, an applicant who does not satify any of these requirements, but feel that he or she is qualified to study in this program may contact a faculty member in the department. Admission is open for both semesters of an academic year. After admission, the student will be assigned an advisor. This program typically lasts 2 years. It consists of
  • 21 credits of course work
  • 18 credits of thesis
Students are recommended to spend the first year on compulsory courses, and work on a thesis in the second year. However, a few exceptional students may be able to work on thesis in the first year. Thesis topics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are quite varied. The student should consult his or her advisor about the suitable thesis. Thammasat university and the Faculty of Engineering offers a few full scholarships for M. Eng. students. Scholarships cover tuition fees and monthly living expense. Interested applicants should contact faculty members to apply for these scholarships before they enrol in this program.
Ph. D. Program
The Ph.D. program in Engineering aims at
  • Producing researchers and technologists who can conduct advanced research in both the public and private sectors
  • Producing quality research outputs that will solve problems for the industry and contribute to increasing competitiveness of the country
  • Producing a body of advanced knowledge in engineering that is recognized internationally.
A prospective student must have graduated with M. Eng. degree or Masters degree in related field. The student must have an advisor before being invited for an interview. This means that the student should contact a faculty member whom he or she wants to work with before applying to this program. The faculty member will be responsible for obtaining a scholarship for the students. All students in this programs have scholarships from various agencies that include
  • Thammasat university
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
  • National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Students are expected to spend 4 years in this program. It does not have any course work. Students are only required to complete a thesis. Furthermore, two publications in an international peer-review journals are also required. Since the Department of Mechanical Engineering began accepting Ph.D. students, 12 students have graduated and works in both the public and private sectors. The following table lists their names, their thesis, and their advisors.
Year Name Thesis Advisor
2010 Somsak Vongpradubchai A study of drying process of dielectric materials by using multi-feed microwave continuous belt drier Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2010 Ratthasak Prommas Energy and exergy analyses in drying process of unsaturated porous media : convective drying and microwave drying Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2011 Waraporn Klinbun Analysis of microwave driven free convection in dielectric materials using a rectangular waveguide : theory and experiment Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2011 Nattawut Suwannapum Theoretical and experimental analysis of heat and mass transport in porous concretre slab subjected to microwave energy Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2011 Teerapot Wessapan The influence of electromagnetic wave on transport phenomena in tissue membrane Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2012 Piyamon Poapongsakorn Time-dependent failure of closed-cell PVC foam Prof. Dr. Chaosuan Kanchanomai
2013 Khomgris Chaiyo Numerical and experimental study of microwave vacuum drying in porous material Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2013 Seksan Suttisong Experimental and numerical analysis of the heat transfer and water infiltration in layered porous media Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2013 Sopida Sungsoontorn Theoretical analysis of heat-mess transport and pressure buildup in multi-layered porous media under electromagnetic energy Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2013 Pornthip Keangin Numerical simulation of thermal ablation in biological tissue by electromagnetics energy Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2013 Suwimon Saneewong Na Ayuttaya A control of air flow in rectangular duct with electrohydrodynamic effect for heat transfer enhancement in a sample Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chainarong Chaktranond
2014 Nitikorn Noraphaiphipaksa Numerical and experimental investigation on fretting fatigue: relative slip, crack path and fatigue life Prof. Dr. Chaosuan Kanchanomai
2014 Anat Hasap Microsturctures and mechanical behaviors of copper alloy brazed joint Prof. Dr. Chaosuan Kanchanomai
2017 Apichart Siriwitpreecha Numerical analysis of the effects inside human body during exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic waves (high and extremely low frequencies) Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2017 Patcharaporn Wongchadakul Computer simulation based on FEM of laser-induced thermotherapy in human layered skin-tissue Prof. Dr. Phadungsak Rattanadecho
2017 Kijvanish Sukcharoen Experimental and numerical evaluation of stress relaxation of engine rubber Prof. Dr. Chaosuan Kanchanomai
2018 Sairag Sa-adprai Sit to stand trainer: design and development of exercise machine for elderly Asst. Prof. Dr. Bunyong Rungroungdouyboon
2018 Santiphong Klayborworn Numerical analysis of syngas non-premixed combustion in a round-jet porous burner Assoc. Prof. Dr. Watit Pakdee
2018 Rangsan Wannapop Developed hydraulic simulation model for water distribution networks using EPANET Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thira Jearsiripongkul & Asst. Prof. Dr. Krit Jiamjiroch

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus
Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani 12121, Thailand
Phone: +66-(0)-2564-3001-9 Ext. 3041, 3151, Fax: +66-(0)-2564-3023
Email: bnaowarat@engr.tu.ac.th