Graduation

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must be registered during the term in which they complete their program and fulfil the following requirements:

Required English Proficiency Test
English Proficiency Test Master Degree Doctoral Degree
TOEFL (Paper Based) 525+ 550+
TOEFL (ITP) 525+ 550+
TOEFL (Computer Based) 196+ 213+
TOEFL (Internet Based) 69-70+ 79-80+
IELTS (Academic Module) 5.5+ 6.0+
IELTS Indicator (Academic Module) 5.5+ 6.0+
CUTEP (120 Score) 69-70+ 79-80+

 

The student can submit the request for a special consideration for approval of English language score requirement to the TGGS Academic Affairs Office.

(See the TGGS Request Form for Special Consideration for Approval of English Language Score Requirement (TG96). The official test score is required; more documents can be attached if needed.)

Required Coursework

TGGS Master Degree

Study Plan A1 (Research Only)
Master Thesis (1st Semester) 12 credits 30 ECTS
Master Thesis (2nd Semester) 12 credits 30 ECTS
Master Thesis (3rd Semester) 12 credits 30 ECTS
Master Thesis (4th Semester) 10 credits 30 ECTS
Total 46 credits 120 ECTS
Study Plan A2 (Coursework, Internship and Master Thesis)
Courses (1st Semester) 15 credits 30 ECTS
Courses (2nd Semester) 15 credits 30 ECTS
Industrial Internship (3rd Semester)   4 credits 30 ECTS
Master Thesis (4th Semester) 12 credits 30 ECTS
Total 46 credits 120 ECTS
Study Plan B (Coursework, Internship and Master Project)
Courses (1st Semester) 15 credits 30 ECTS
Courses (2nd Semester) 15 credits 30 ECTS
Industrial Internship (3rd Semester)   4 credits 30 ECTS
Courses (4th Semester)   6 credits 30 ECTS
Master Project (4th Semester)   6 credits
Total 46 credits 120 ECTS

 

TGGS Doctoral Degree

Dissertation (1st Semester) 9 credits
Dissertation (2nd Semester) 9 credits
Dissertation with Qualifying Examination (3rd Semester) 9 credits
Dissertation with Proposal Examination (4th Semester) 9 credits
Dissertation with Progress Examination (5th Semester) 9 credits
Dissertation with Defense Examination (6th Semester) 9 credits
Total 54 credits

 

CU-TGGS Joint-Master Degree in Railway Vehicles and Infrastructure Engineering

Minor RVE (TGGS) RIE (CU)
Courses (1st Semester) 12 credits 24 ECTS 15 credits 30 ECTS
Courses (2nd Semester) 12 credits 24 ECTS 12 credits 24 ECTS
Courses (3rd Semester) 9 credits 18 ECTS 11 credits 24 ECTS
Courses (4th Semester) 12 credits 24 ECTS 7 credits 18 ECTS
Industrial Internship (5th Semester) 4 credits 30 ECTS 4 credits 30 ECTS
Master Thesis (6th Semester) 12 credits 30 ECTS 12 credits 30 ECTS
Total 61 credits 150 ECTS 61 credits 150 ECTS

 

RWTH-TGGS Dual Master Degrees in Electrical and Software Systems Engineering

TGGS Students:  CSE and EPE Program Only**

University Period KMUTNB RWTH
Courses (1st Semester) TGGS Aug.-Dec. 15 credits 30 ECTS
Courses (2nd Semester) TGGS Jan.-Jun. 15 credits 30 ECTS
German Language Courses

(Summer Semester)

Goethe at TGGS Jul.-Sep. 8 ECTS
Courses (3rd Semester) RWTH Oct.-Mar. 32 ECTS
Industrial Internship + Seminar + Additional Qualification* (4th Semester) RWTH Apr.-Sep.

4 credits

30 ECTS*
Master Thesis (5th Semester) RWTH Oct.-Mar. 12 credits 30 ECTS
Total     46 credits 160 ECTS*

Remark:  * Additional qualification is defined by RWTH. Students with exemption, total credits is 152 ECTS.

                  ** Students in SSE program must contact the RWTHTGGS Dual Degree Coordinator.

RWTH Students:

University Period KMUTNB RWTH
Courses (1st Semester) RWTH Oct.-Mar. 30 ECTS
Courses (2nd Semester) RWTH Apr.-Sep. 30 ECTS
Supervised Project TGGS Oct.-Dec. 8 ECTS
Courses (1st Semester) TGGS Jan.-Jun. 15 credits 30 ECTS
Courses (2nd Semester) TGGS Aug.-Dec. 15 credits 30 ECTS
Industrial Internship + Seminar

(4th Semester)

RWTH or TGGS Jan.-Apr./May

4 credits

22 ECTS
Master Thesis (5th Semester) RWTH May-Oct. 12 credits 30 ECTS
Total     46 credits 180 ECTS
Industrial Internship

Industrial Internship

The student must complete at least 18 weeks of industrial internship with 4 KMUTNB credits or 30 ECTS. The evaluation/assessment result of the industrial internship is in the form of Letter Grade as S or U. If the student cannot submit the report within two months after the ending date of industrial internship work, the student will receive Ip.

Assessment Performance’s Quality
S Pass / Satisfactory
U Fail with inadequate achievement / Unsatisfactory
Ip Incomplete / In-progress
Master Thesis

Master Thesis

The student must conduct the master thesis work, pass the proposal, progress, defense examinations and complete and submit the thesis book.  Grading system used for the evaluation of the master thesis is presented as follows:

Letter Grade Grade Score Performance’s Quality
A 4.0 Excellent Sufficient to Pass
B+ 3.5 Very Good
B 3.0 Good
C+ 2.5 Above Average Insufficient to Pass
C 2.0 Average
D+ 1.5 Below Average
D 1.0 Poor
F 0.0 Fail Fail

 

If the student cannot complete the thesis work but still in progress, the student will receive Ip.

Cumulative GPA

Cumulative GPA

To graduate, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 scale according to the regulations set forth by the Commission of Higher Education (CHE).

  • A student who has the Cumulative GPA less than 2.50 will be automatically retired from the study program.
  • A student who has the Cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 but still lower than 3.00 will be on the “probation” status.
  • A student who has completed the coursework according to the study program and received the Cumulative GPA of at least 2.90 but still lower than 3.00 can register for additional course(s) that have not been previously taken with the consent of a thesis advisor and the program to achieve the Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 within the next semester. Otherwise, the student will be automatically retired from the study program.
  • A student is not allowed to register for the course(s) that have been previously taken, except for the repetition according to Item (3).

 

Publication

Required Publication

Master Degree 1 International Conference Proceeding or International Journal
Doctoral Degree 2 International Journals

Partial or entire of thesis work must be published in the international conference or international journal according to the study program. In the case of the international conference proceeding, the student must attend the conference and submit both the conference proceeding and the Conference Certificate. In the case of the international journal, the student must submit the journal, if not the acceptance letter from the publisher is acceptable.

According to Commission of Higher Education (CHE) regulations, in order for students to be graduated, they must complete the publication requirement as follows,

  1. 1. All graduate students in the master study program (Study Plan A2) must partially publish their thesis work in at least the international conference proceeding (paper) with full paper. Conference abstract is not acceptable.  The international conference proceeding must be

(1) peer-reviewed,

(2) in the approved CHE database (Web of Science, SCOPUS, TCI (Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre), other database listed in CHE and TRF (The Thailand Research Fund)) and importantly

(3) not listed in the Beall’s List:  Predatory Open-Access Publishers, http://scholarlyoa.com/.

Oral or poster presentation is acceptable but ​the student must ATTEND the conference AND PRESENT THE WORK. After returning from the conference, the student must submit the following documents:

  1. a. Full Conference Proceeding
  2. b. Conference Certificate
  3. c. Conference Program (indicating the student’s name inside the program/session)

The photograph of poster and presenter is recommended and good proof of the student presence in the conference.  In the case that the student would like to publish the work in the international journal, please follows the regulation as stated in the item 4.

 

  1. All graduate students in the master study program (Study Plan A1) must partially publish their thesis work in at least one international journal and the international journal must be as stated in the item 4 or one international conference proceeding (paper) with full paper in the SCOPUS database. Conference abstract is not acceptable. The international conference proceeding must be as stated in the item 1.

(1) peer-reviewed,

(2) in the approved CHE database (Web of Science, SCOPUS, TCI (Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre), other database listed in CHE and TRF (The Thailand Research Fund)) and importantly

(3) not listed in the Beall’s List:  Predatory Open-Access Publishers, http://scholarlyoa.com/.

Oral or poster presentation is acceptable but ​the student must ATTEND the conference AND PRESENT THE WORK. After returning from the conference, the student must submit the following documents:

  1. a. Full Conference Proceeding
  2. b. Conference Certificate
  3. c. Conference Program (indicating the student’s name inside the program/session)

The photograph of poster and presenter is recommended and good proof of the student presence in the conference.  In the case that the student would like to publish the work in the international journal, please follows the regulation as stated in the item 4.

 

  1. All graduate students in the master study program (Study Plan B) must partially publish their master project work in any form that can be searched.

 

  1. All graduate students in the doctoral study program must partially publish their thesis work in at least two international journals. The international journal must be

(1) peer-reviewed,

(2) in the approved CHE database (Web of Science, SCOPUS, TCI (Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre), other database listed in CHE and TRF (The Thailand Research Fund)) and importantly

(3) not listed in the Beall’s List:  Predatory Open-Access Publishers, http://scholarlyoa.com/.

Since publishing in the international journal takes a long time, the acceptance letter is acceptable. Typically, the acceptance letter states the following information: (1) Name of Journal to be published, (2) Volume and (3) Issue. Without this information, the acceptance letter is not considered to be the proof of publication.

 

After the completion of the thesis defense, the student is still waiting for the publication requirement, the student must maintain his/her student status until the publication requirement and documents are met. For example, if the thesis defense is completed in December 2018 but the conference is scheduled in April 2019, the student must register for one semester and cannot be graduated in December 2018. If the student status is not maintained, the student cannot graduate.  If the student has not registered by the deadline of each semester, TGGS/KMUTNB will announce the student status to be RETIRED from the program. In order to re-enroll as the student, the student must pay the fee. This is the KMUTNB regulations!

 

TGGS Students must also FOLLOW BOTH CHE regulations as stated above and TGGS Regulations as stated in the TGGS Student Handbook (Latest Version) and TGGS Announcement. Moreover, the student’s name on the international conference proceeding or international journal must affiliate the institute as “The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand” (and with RWTH Aachen University, if needed), but cannot have only RWTH Aachen University. The student must use tggs email (name@tggs.kmutnb.ac.th). If the student does not put TGGS as affiliate, there is no proof as TGGS, KMUTNB student, so CHE will not approve the degree.

 

The Master students (ID 55 onwards) with self-support (paid the full/partial tuition fee) and scholarships (except the KMUTNB full-tuition fee waiving scholarship) are eligible to apply for the international conference scholarship. The scholarship supports no more than 5,000 THB on the following items:

  • Actual Registration Fee up to 3,500 THB
  • Travelling and Accommodation Cost up to 1,500 THB

Note: The student must consult the Department Office regarding the financial support.

The procedure to acquire the scholarship is as follows:

Step 1:       The student submits an international conference scholarship request form from the TGGS Academic Affairs Office. The submission of this request form can be done after your conference abstract/paper has been accepted for the oral presentation/poster. In addition, it must be at least one to two months prior the registration of the conference. The registration fee cannot be reimbursed if the registration date is prior the approval date.
(See the TGGS Request Form for International Conference Scholarship (TG92). The application basically consists of TGGS request form, information on international conference and abstract, more documents can be attached if needed.)

Step 2:       After the approval, the student can register for the conference and arrange for travelling and accommodation. All charges will be paid in advanced by the student first. After attending the conference, the student will receive the reimbursement. Note that the official receipt is required for the reimbursement; the electronic receipt is not acceptable. If the student needs a letter for applying VISA to attend the conference, please tick the option in the form and submit the TGGS Request Form for Student Certification and Unofficial TGGS Transcript (TG93).

Step 3:       The student must immediately submit the Publication Submission when returning back to TGGS in order to receive the reimbursement and fulfill the graduation requirement.
(See the Publication Submission Form (TG81), the copy of conference proceeding and conference certificate are required.)

 

Procedure for Issuing Transcript

Responsible and Contact Persons

TGGS Academic Affairs:

  • Miss Thanunpon Songmuangsuk

(Official KMUTNB Transcript and Unofficial TGGS Transcript)

Program Secretaries:

  • Miss Pattama Mookhiruntara (CSE, EPE, SSE, SGE, and RVIE)
  • Miss Arpawan Petang (ASAE, CPE, MESD and MPE)

Summary procedure for Unofficial TGGS Transcript

Step 1:       The student submits the TGGS Request Form for Student Certification and Unofficial TGGS Transcript (TG93) to the TGGS Academic Affairs Office.

Step 2:       TGGS Academic Affairs will check the curriculum, course structure, study plan, course list and grades to ensure that the student meets all graduation requirement. Verification is done by TGGS Academic Affairs officer, program coordinator and TGGS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Step 3:       TGGS Academic Affairs will issued Student Certification and Unofficial TGGS Transcript.

This process takes 3-5 working days. In the case with the Official KMUTNB Transcript, additional steps are processed.

 

Summary procedure for Official KMUTNB Transcript

Step 1:       After the completion of Unofficial TGGS Transcript, it will be sent to KMUTNB Academic Services. All signatures of the program coordinator and TGGS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on Unofficial TGGS Transcript will verify that all the grades sending to the KMUTNB Academic Services are correct.

Step 2:       TGGS Dean will sign the Official KMUTNB Transcript and the KMUTNB Academic Services will notarize the document.

This process takes at least 15 working days. Delay can be expected in the case that the student status is not correct.

The official KMUTNB Transcript can be issued after all the graduation requirement is completed.  As for the degree certificate, the student will receive the degree certificate from the hand of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn one year after the completion from the study program during the commencement day which is typically scheduled in November every year. All the graduation documents:  KMUTNB Degree Certificate along with the pin and TGGS Certification Letter will not be available until after the commencement day due to the Royal House Regulations.  These documents must be handed to the class graduates first by HRH Princess Sirindhorn, then the unattended graduates can receive these documents. Please understand all the circumstances.

Termination of TGGS Student Status (For Graduation)

Termination of TGGS Student Status (For Graduation)

After completed with all graduation requirement, the student must submit TGGS Request Form for Termination of Student Status (TG100) to the TGGS Academic Affairs Office. Moreover, the student must follow KMUTNB procedure and submit KMUTNB Request Form for Termination of Student Status to KMUTNB Registrar Office.