Specialist in engineering education
Mahanakorn College is a tertiary institution established four years ago
especially to provide mainly engineering education, both at the bachelor and
the graduate degree levels. It has one of the biggest engineering faculties in
Thailand, with a student body of approximately 5,000. It is also one of the
most rapidly growing technical universities in the country. The main broad
objectives of Mahanakorn College are:
In order to ensure the successful implementation of these objectives,
Mahanakorn College is rigorously implementing the following policies:
- To provide first-class engineering education and other technical training to
satisfy the manpower requirement of the country during its period of rapid
- To develop high value-added products for industries.
- To train researchers through high-quality original research in the various
fields of engineering, to prepare for Thailand's emergence as a fully developed
Mahanakorn College has targeted research and development areas which are
expected to play important roles in the technological development of the
- Microprocessor-based equipment and systems designs, where a large team of
application experts are available to conduct research and development projects
using probably the best-equipped laboratory in the country.
- VLSI (Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits) design, where custom and
semi-custom circuits can be designed using world-standard softwares. All
electronic engineering graduates will also be conversant in the design
techniques of VLSI.
- ASIC (Applications Specific Integrated Circuits) design, with major emphasis
on analog circuit design. Extensive expertise is available in the area of
analog integrated circuits at both full custom and semi-custom levels.
Integrated circuit design courses are standard to most electrical
- Microwave and High frequency systems designs. This is a field of extremely
rapid development in Thailand and Mahanakorn College is fully prepared to
conduct leading-edge, as well as application- oriented research projects in
this area, again using the world standard both in measuring equipment and in
- Computer simulations of systems, where large numbers of the highest
performance workstations are available for research.
Mahanakorn College enjoys a very close relationship with both the Imperial
College of Science, Technology and Medicine in the United Kingdom and the
University of New South Wales in Australia. Regular academic ex-changes are
conducted. The two institutions also help in the staff development plan of
Mahanakorn College, where approximately 150 staff members will be sent
for higher degree training at the two institutions over a ten-year period.
To ensure close collaboration on research projects, Mahanakorn College has also
founded a Readership in Electronic Circuit Design at Imperial College. The
present holder is Dr. Chris Toumazou, who is inter-nationally recognized asthe
foremost expert in the field of analog circuit design. He will personally
supervise a number of Mahanakorn staff in the area of analog integrated circuit
research, as well as collaborate closely in the research work being done at
Due to our very active staff development plan, it is expected that Mahanakorn
College will soon have one of the highest concentrations of technical experts
in the fields of electrical, electronic, computer, control, telecommunication,
mechanical and civil engineering. Presently, the number of technical academic
staff at Mahanakorn College is approximately 150, and it should rise to 300 in
the next few years.
The most up-to-date research and teaching equipment and softwares are provided
to ensure that staff and students at Mahanakorn College enjoy a unique
envi-ronment to help develop Thailand's technological prowess.
Several research fellowships in electrical, electronic, mechanical and civil
engineering are available from Mahanakorn College. For more information, please
Dr. Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom, President or
Dr. Lerkiat Vongsarnpigoon, Dean of Engineering Mahanakorn College
P.O. Box 10, Nong-Chok District
Tel: +66 2 543-2711/4
Fax: +66 2 543-1627
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