The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE) is an education and research consortium involving five leading institutions in Thailand; King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi – the lead institution, Prince of Songkhla University, Chiang Mai University, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology at Thammasart University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok. The School was established in 1998 as one of the seven centers of excellence under the Commission Higher Education with supplementary support of the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund, Ministry of Energy. The School aims to provide high quality graduate study in the fields of energy and environmental technologies. Some of the distinctive features of the School are: the students have an option to carry out their thesis study at any one of the five consortium partners; the study programs are offered in English; and highly qualified international staff are employed.
A wide range of R & D topics are being pursued by the core and affiliated academic staff of JGSEE. However, focused research groups have been formed so that they may deliver R & D results with greater impact to the economic and society. A brief description of the focused R & D areas is given below. (See more details on JGSEE‘s website)
1. Fuel Combustion and Emission Control
2. Micro Hydropower
3. Biodiesel Production
4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
5. Energy Management in Building
6. Atmospheric Science and Modeling
7. Climate Change and Carbon Cycle
8. Biotechnology for Energy and Environment
9. Environmental Management
10. Energy and Environmental policy
Research-based programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the program of:
Professional-oriented programs leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering (MEng) or Master of Science (MSc) in the program of:
– Energy Technology and Management
– Environmental Technology and Management.
To be eligible for the Joint Graduate School energy and environment, you must have the following:
- MSc program must hold a first degree in engineering, science, economics or related fields, MEng program must hold in engineering only, with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or be ranked top 25% of the class. Applicants with other qualifications may be admitted on a case by case basis subject to the approval of JGSEE’s Executive Committee.
- MPhil grogram must hold an honours degree in Engineering or Science, or be ranked top 10% of the class. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also be considered provided that they have technical papers published to their credit and are ranked top 25% of the class.
- PhD applicants must have a Masters degree with a GPA of at least 3.75. Applicants with a GPA below 3.75 but not less than 3.50 will also be considered, if they possess relevant research experience that is substantiated by published technical papers.
The aim of JGSEE is to produce research oriented master and doctorate graduates with quality research work in the field of energy and environment, a number of scholarships are available for suitable candidates. Full scholarships with total fees being provided for, including living expenses, are available to applicants with a prominent academic record who show high potential of accomplishment. Partial scholarships are also available to those with less outstanding records. This latter type may include the support of all the fees or only school or tuition fees, or a portion of either fee. The scholarship recipients are selected by a committee on the basis of academic records and financial need. A scholarship recipient’s academic progress is reviewed at the end of each semester to determine the recipient’s continue eligibility for an award.
For further information you can see on JGSEE website www.jgsee.kmutt.ac.th