Bachelor of Engineering Program in Mechanical Engineering (International Program)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kasetsart University is one of the oldest engineering departments in Thailand. Founded in 1967, the Kasetsart Mechanical Engineering program is consistently ranked as one of the top mechanical engineering programs in the nation. The department has offered this Bachelor program (International program) since 2003 with the aim of providing global education opportunities to Thai students, and also welcomes international students in study abroad programs. The program emphasizes not only the fundamentals of engineering disciplines, but also practical aspects of the engineering profession including Automotive Engineering, Renewable Energy, Design and Manufacturing, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Dynamics System Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering and Rail Engineering.
Kasetsart University’s undergraduate curriculum in Mechanical Engineering covers both fundamental and practical aspects of the field. The program provides students with the science, technology and engineering knowledge and skills to solve any engineering problems that may arise. This program requires four years of study. Emphasis during the freshman and sophomore years is on mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawings, and general engineering sciences. The junior and senior years are devoted to mechanical engineering topics including thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, automatic control and mechanical vibrations, design and manufacturing, and practical applications of fundamentals to diverse problems of mechanical engineering. In the final year, students can choose a set of high-level technical elective courses from the seven mechanical engineering specialty areas, including:
- Automotive Engineering
- Renewable Energy
- Design and Manufacturing
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
- Dynamics System Engineering
- Fire Protection Engineering
- Rail Engineering
The program was established and designed to prepare students not only to satisfy the needs of industry, but also to continue education at the graduate level. In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete a minimum of 150 credits. They also have the option to take part in a 4-month internship with participating industries.