King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Doctor's Degree

Doctor's Degree

Doctoral Program in Physics @KMUTT (Presentation, please click on the right edge to advance the slide >>>

Overview of the PhD Program

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


Expected learning outcomes

Curriculum Structure

The doctoral program provides 2 study plans. 

Plan 1.1 Plan 2.1
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.
  • Compulsory courses: 3 credits (comtemporary physics)
  • 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)

Possible career paths


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.


Academic calendar



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 ( or contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Apiwat Wisitsorasak (apiwat.wis [at] Please follow us on Facebook

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.

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