Tuesday, September 25, 2018

 

Background and Organization of TGGS and MPE Program 

 

The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS) provides industry-oriented graduate engineering education and research in Thailand based on the RWTH Aachen university educational model. It is public private partnership venture for engineering education, technology development and research collaboration. 

 

Materials and Production Engineering (MPE) program has been developed to meet the industrial needs through practical training in industries or manufacturing enterprises, which are one of the main educational philosophies. This program will cover into 3 majors;  

a) Process and Manufacturing Technology,  

b) Metallurgical and Material processing technology and  

c) Production Engineering and Logistics.  

 

Originally, this distinctive academic program was collaborated with the Department of Ferrous Metallurgy (Institutfür Eisenhüttenkunde; IEHK) and other research institutes at RWTH Aachen University. In addition to providing regular block lectures at MPE, the professors from five research institutes also co-supervise students in the student project and the research thesis. To make an effective communications and collaborations between MPE and IEHK, the MPE program is coordinated by two coordinators: one on Thai-side and another on German-side.The successful communication between MPE and IEHK has been established since 2009. All the issues related to the organization, collaborations, or other activities are discussed during the IEHK-MPE monthly meeting. Because an IEHK professor is generally very busy. In practice, the MPE German coordinator usually appoints one of his research support staff to be the assistant in coordinating all activities between IEHK and MPE and also other IEHK professors.

                    Moreover, we have also the MOU with some universities in the other countries such as University of Brescia in Italy, University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. In the future we also plan to have more collaboration with other universities as well.

                     According to the organization model of TGGS, each academic program including the MPE comprises at least three full-time lecturers with Ph.D. from abroad and two engineer/research assistants.There are seven permanent lecturers with Ph.D. degree and four engineers/research assistants (Two of them are studying Ph.D. at the moment) as shown in Figure

 

 

 

Vision-Mission of MPE program

 

The formulation of ELOs of the MPE program is primarily guided by the vision-mission of TGGS which are to become a leading international graduate school of engineering for industrial researchand to educate engineering graduates for industrial needs with international standards”. While that of the MPE program is to provide an advanced education to increase an understanding and competence in Materials and Production Engineeringand to create master level engineers not only with abilities in knowledge application, but also skills in research and development”.Both Vision-Mission of TGGS and MPE program are corresponded with the vision-mission of KMUTNB as shown in Table

 

 

Table Vision-Mission of MPE, TGGS and KMUTNB 

 

MPE

TGGS

KMUTNB

Vision

an advanced education to increase an understanding and competence in Materials and Production Engineering

a leading international graduate school of engineering for industrial research

to guide KMUTNB professional science and technology

Mission

to create master level engineers not only with abilities in knowledge application, but also skills in research and development

to educate engineering graduates for industrial needs with international standards

to supply qualified graduates to the society

to encourage research and academic work

to support public academic services

to maintain national arts and culture