มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี

History

   The University was initially established in 1960 as the Thonburi Technical Institute. Together with Northern Bangkok Technical Institute and the Nonthaburi Telecommunication Institute, it was later upgraded to King Mongkut’s Institute of Techonology (KMIT) in 1971. King Mongkut, or King Rama IV, was a respected educator and did much to promote early engineering in Siam. In 1986 KMIT was divided into three autonomous universities, of which KMIT was one. Full autonomy and university status was reflected in the name changed to KMUTT in 1998. 

   There are at present eight faculties; Engineering, Science, Industrial Education, School of Information Technology, School of Architecture, School of Energy and Materials, School of Bio-resources and Technology and the School of Liberal Arts. Undergraduate courses in chemical, civil, mechanical, production, tool materials, electrical, electronics and telecommunications, instrumentation and control systems, computer and environmental engineering are offered in the Faculty of Engineering. The Faculty also offers several postgraduate courses; master degree programs in computer, electrical, food, civil, mechanical, chemical, electronics and telecommunications, instrumentation and control systems, industrial metrology, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, construction engineering and management, leader for manufacturing competitiveness, welding engineering and metal forming technology engineering and doctoral program in chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, food engineering and mechanical engineering. 

  The Faculty of Engineering was established concurrently with the Thonburi Technical Institute in 1971, followed by the first master’s degrees in 1975 and the doctoral program in 1990.

  With a proud record of producing engineers with high practical skills, the undergraduate programs in engineering have been designed to archive a solid theoretical basis and professional competence which equips graduates to play an active role in industry immediately upon graduating. The Faculty also believes that research and consulting programs are carried out by faculty staff , separately and sometimes as multi-disciplinary teams.

  At present , the faculty has the following departments ; Chemical , Mechanical , Electrical , Civil , Production , Computer , Food , Control System and Instrumentation , Electronics and Telecommunication , Environmental and Tool and Materials Engineering. The number of student admitted into the Faculty has increased steadily over the last twenty years , and has risen dramatically over the last few years , as the University struggles to keep pace with the demand for engineers by a newly-industrializing Thailand.