The Department of Physics at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) is committed to addressing the shortage of science personnel in Thailand and fostering the continuous development of society and economy through physics graduate curriculum. This curriculum, Doctor of Philosophy (Physics), is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied physics, as well as encourage research and innovation, in order to produce graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address the challenges facing society and industry. By focusing on teaching, research and innovation, the Department of Physics aims to ensure that its graduates are able to contribute to the effective resolution of problems to meet the needs of society and industry.
The Doctor of Philosophy program in Physics is a 3-year graduate degree program that admits Thai and/or international students. The program is conducted in Thai and/or English.
Philosophy of the Curriculum
The Doctor of Philosophy program in Physics aims to produce highly knowledgeable and expert graduates in both advanced theoretical and practical physics. The program encourages the creation of new knowledge or innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration with other fields of science. The graduates will continuously pursue learning while upholding academic integrity, become leaders in driving the development of new knowledge or innovations for the country, and effectively communicate and disseminate new knowledge internationally.
Goals of the Curriculum
To produce doctoral graduates in Physics who have expertise in both advanced theory and practice and can create new knowledge in the field of Physics or develop innovations independently, which are internationally recognized.
To produce doctoral graduates in the field of physics who are honest, punctual, responsible, have professional and academic ethics, and are able to manage complex ethical issues in their profession and academia independently.
To produce doctoral graduates in the field of physics who has skills in research, data collection, analysis, and processing through the use of information technology, as well as the ability to communicate and disseminate new knowledge effectively.
Expected learning outcomes
Students can create internationally recognized research or innovations by utilizing their knowledge of both theoretical and advanced practical physics.
They can accurately and logically explain natural phenomena related to their research or innovation topics.
Students can apply their advanced knowledge of physics, both theoretical and practical, to solve experimental problems, generate new knowledge or innovations, in line with scientific processes and research methodologies.
Students can create new knowledge or innovations that are widely accepted at the international level.
Students behave according to the regulations of the university and possess honesty, responsibility, academic integrity, leadership skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
Students can use information technology to search, collect, analyze, and process data, and also to disseminate and communicate new knowledge at the international level.
Students can use information technology to search, gather, analyze and process study data.
Students can communicate and disseminate knowledge gained from their studies internationally.
The doctoral program provides 2 study plans.
Students are required to complete various coursework and conduct research as part of the program.
No requirement for taking compulsory and elective courses. Student mainly conduct research.
Elective courses: 9 credits (chosen from available list)
Seminar I & II (no credit)
Dissertation: 36 credits
Seminar I & II (no credit)
Dissertation: 48 credits
Upon earning the degree, the student must publish 1 article in an international academic journal.
Upon earning the degree, the student must publish 2 articles in international academic journals.
Partial List of Elective Courses (Study Plan 1.1)
Advanced electromagnetic theory
Advanced nuclear physics
High performance computing
Advanced quantum mechanics
Advanced quantum information and quantum computation
Thin film technology for the future
Electrospinning and nanofibrous material
Electrochemical application in nanomaterials
Physics concepts and misconception
Data analysis in physics education
Communication in science and technology
Technology and multimedia learning for teacher in digital era
Possible career paths
Being a professor, researcher, or scientist in a government or public sector organization
Being a researcher and product developer in an industrial sector organization
Being a business owner involved in the production and sale of scientific equipment and tools.
Period of study
The full-time course duration is typically 2 years of study and does not exceed 4 years of study.
The schedule for class meetings and instruction
Regular classes are held during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm). Classes may also be held outside of business hours (Monday to Friday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday to Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm). Please note that the schedule may be subject to change as appropriate.
Semester 1: August - December
Semester 2: January - May
The applicant must possess a master's degree in physics or a related field, and demonstrate proficiency in English communication. If you would like more information or are interested in enrolling in this program, you may apply at any time throughout the year. More information can be found at the website of Admission and Recruitment Office (https://admission.kmutt.ac.th/) or contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Apiwat Wisitsorasak (apiwat.wis [at] kmutt.ac.th). Please follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhysicsKMUTT.
International students are also eligible to apply for the program and the Petchra Pra Jom Klao Scholarship. However, they must first contact the program coordinator prior to commencing the application process.