Graduate degree program
Chulalongkorn University had offered graduate courses in various disciplines long before the idea of establishing a Graduate School was discussed and accepted at a meeting of the Dean’s Council in December 1956. At that time, the graduate programs were the responsibility of the various faculties. After preparatory work by a special committee, the Graduate School opened on an interim basis in 1961. It was established officially by a Royal Decree in July 1962.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering. The Master of Engineering degree is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of thirty-six (36) points of credit of approved graduate study.
The objective of the Graduate Programs in Civil Engineering is to produce qualified personnel who will be ready to take part in the globalized development in various facets of the civil engineering discipline; to serve in academic institutions, governmental agencies, construction industries, and professional societies. The programs aim at contributing to the successful and sustainable development of Thailand and other nations in this region.
To be eligible for admission to the M.Eng. program, an applicant must meet two basic requirements:
1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
2. Have other qualifications as prescribed by the regulations of the Graduate School or the committee of the program considers acceptable for admission.
An acceptable thesis of not less than 12 credits, together with 9 credits of core courses plus 15 credits of elective courses are required for the Master’s degree.
A student who has fulfilled the requirements of the Master’s program with a passing grade point average of not less than 3.00, passing English examination and a minimum of one published technical paper. A period of study of not more than 8 regular semesters will be awarded the degree of Master of Engineering.
To be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program, an applicant must meet two basic requirements:
- Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of second-class honor (GPA >3.25/4.00) for Option 3; or hold a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent with good academic records for Option 2 and excellent academic records for Option 1.
- Have other qualifications as prescribed by the regulations of the Graduate School or the committee of the program considers acceptable for admission.
An acceptable dissertation of not less than 60 credits for Option 1 and 48 credits of Option 2 and Option 3 together with 12 credits of elective courses for Option 2 for or 9 credits of core courses plus 15 credits of elective courses for Option 3 are required for the Ph.D. Degree.
A student must fulfill the requirements of the Graduate school by passing the English examination and publishing technical papers in international peer–reviewed journals. The maximum period of study is 5 academic years for Option 1 and Option 2 and 8 academic years for Option 3.
Program of Study (Civil Engineering)