TAIST Tokyo Tech
[Thailand Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Tokyo Institute of Technology]
Guide for Applications 2008
1. General Prospectus
TAIST (Thailand Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is based on the idea of collaboration among NSTDA and partner universities domestic in Thailand and institutions from abroad to develop the Thai human resources. TAIST will serve as a virtual institution and focal point. NSTDA will provide researchers to act as adjunct professors, research projects and scholarships for graduate students. The participated institutions or universities from abroad will provide world class background, expertise and experience, academic instruction and research advice. Thai universities will provide academic frame work, academic staff to oversee and guide students, and degrees for the successful candidates. The viability of the idea is nicely demonstrated by the creation of the first TAIST, namely TAIST Tokyo Tech, with the cooperation of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), King Monkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT).
The main objective of ^ is to establish an institution for human resource development to foster and support world-class researchers and high-level engineers through a combination of advising from Tokyo Tech professors, excellent facilities and research staff in NSTDA, and established resources of Thai universities. At present, the participating universities are KMITL and SIIT.
The TAIST Tokyo Tech project will maintain world top level by mobilization of whole institutional resources based on long history of education and research of Tokyo Tech, NSTDA, KMITL, SIIT and other participating universities. Tokyo Tech and TAIST Tokyo Tech share the same philosophy of education and research-“HRD by promoting cutting-edge research activities”.
It is expected that TAIST Tokyo Tech will initiate the start of a positive spiral of human resource development system in Asian region. TAIST Tokyo Tech aims to harmonize advanced technology with the environment and to realize research and human resource development for global sustainable development. Looking back at the history of modernization through industrial development, factors such as global warming, unusual weather and the pollution of air, water and soil indicate that there is a real risk of serious destruction of nature and life in the near future. It is urgent for us to recognize this paradigm shift in science and technology and concentrate our effort and intelligence on technologies which are in harmony with the environment. In Thailand, development and industrialization have been so drastic, compared with developed countries, that problems derived from these factors are much more serious as they become obvious. In light of such a situation, expanding research and education to harmonize advanced technology with the environment effectively and efficiently will be quite necessary and the outcome of such effort will be valuable for Thailand, as well as other countries of the world.
The Master’s Program offers a choice of 2 curricular programs relating to departments of ^
Tokyo Tech and it enables students to obtain a master’s degree. The curricular programs are held in the class or the research laboratories at NASTDA (The National Science and Technology Development Agency) at the Thailand Science Park. The enrolled students are requested to get 36 credits including master’s thesis for graduation.
Officially, all the students will be enrolled in the host universities of Thailand so that master’s degree of ^ will be given by the host universities King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, respectively.
Master’s program in Automobile Engineering (AE)
In order to achieve an environmentally-friendly transportation toward next-generation, a sophisticated automobile has to be developed and widely used through the entire world. From the background, all the automotive industries require trained engineers who have global perspective, international exposure and knowledge of diverse topics. Taking the requirements of automotive industries in mind and considering the expansion that is taking place, the Master of Engineering Program in Automotive Engineering has been developed to create industry-ready engineers who have essential required qualities and more advanced concepts. The Automotive Engineering Course, which has been opened mostly by the lecture of professors from Tokyo Tech, consists of wide engineering aspects from fundamentals of automotive engineering, such as electric controls, aerodynamics, combustion and production, to practice of automotive design. It is the opportunity for Thai students (and students from abroad) to establish an international career and profit from the outsourcing wave that is benefiting all sectors of the economy.
Fundamentals of Automotive Engineering
Introduction to automotive engineering systems and ground vehicle design.
Engine, Power train, Body and Dhassis, Automotive electrical system, Transmission systems, Suspension systems, Steering systems, Tire and wheel and Alternative fuel engine.
Vehicle design on vehicle characteristics and qualities:
The latest standard software to examine the various design parameters influencing vehicle performance such as Dynamics, Comfort, Ride and Handling..
Basics of CAD:
Overview of CAD,
Theory of curved line and curved surface,
Theory of mesh generation,
Theory of reverse engineering.
Basic of CAE:
Overview of CAE,
Technology for analysis (Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method, Optimization Analysis, Control Engineering)
Generating CAE model from CAD,
Generating CAE Model from measured data,
Generating CAE Model from Experiments,
Identification of CAE Model
Practice of Design (1) / Design of SAE-Formula Car
Planning of vehicle,
Harmonization of Performance and Components,
Concept of Frame Structures,
Analysis of strength and stiffness with CAD/CAE.
Practice of Design (2) / Analysis of SAE-Formula Car
Tuning of engine performance and gear ratio,
Braking effort and brake-lock, performance of cornering
Assembly and disassembly of engine and beam Model
Disassembly of engine and measurement of components,
Assembly of engine,
Assembly of miniature beam model for frame structure
Measurement of beam model
Automotive Structural System Engineering
Overview on vehicle research and development
Vehicle planning and design:
From advanced research to marketing,
The past and the future prospect.
Body and suspension.
Performance of man-machine-environment system,
Active safety and passive safety.
Suspension and drive-train systems
Steering system ,
Tire and its interaction with road surface,
Friction and tribology,
Stability and maneuverability analysis
Advanced Control system.
Mechanics of thin-walled Structures for automobile
Concept of stiffness and strength for automotive structures,
Fundamentals of solid mechanics deformations of tension, compression and torsion, Measurement of structural deformation,
Theory of thin plates,
Theory of monocoque structures,
Theory of structural collision
concept of impact energy absorption
Electronics and control engineering
Introduction of electronics and control in automobiles,
Electric control of engines and transmission,
Electronics in operation monitoring,
Control in braking systems
Control systems for automotive mobility and safety.
Aerodynamics and air conditioning
Fundamentals of fluid-dynamics,
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD),
Aerodynamics in vehicles,
Thermodynamics in air-conditioners
Air-conditioning systems in vehicles.
Vibration and noise engineering
Introduction of automotive vibration and noise problems
Measurement and data processing for vibration and noise,
Modeling for vibration and noise analysis, comfort,
Numerical simulation of vibration & noise
Structural design and technology for vibration & noise reduction
Fundamentals of combustion
Reactive gas dynamics (laminar and turbulent flames),
Ignition and extinction
Reaction kinetics and simulation.
Thermodynamics in internal combustion engines
First and second laws of thermodynamics in internal combustion engines,
Gas cycles of internal combustion engines
Thermodynamic analysis of heat release rate in internal combustion engines.
Combustion technologies in internal combustion engines
Combustion technologies in spark ignition engine,
Combustion technologies in compression ignition engine
Combustion technologies for high efficiency & clean exhaust gas
Flow and combustion diagnostics in IC engines
Flow diagnostics in IC engines
Combustion diagnostics in IC engines.
Zero emission technology
Production and control of NOx,
Production and control of particulate matters
Advanced zero emission technologies.
Future power train for sustainable community
Energy consumption and environmental protection (Present status in South-East Asia and World),
Future energy systems for sustainability
Present status and future prospect of sustainable mobility,
Battery electrical vehicle, hybrid vehicle and fuel cell vehicle.
Fundamentals of production technology
Production processes for automotive engineering,
Integrated and intelligent manufacturing system,
Structure and function of machine tools,
Computer numerical control of machine tools
Practical training of CAD/CAM and CNC machine tools.
Welding and joining technologies
Physics and basic engineering in welding and joining,
Welding and joining processes,
Equipments for welding and joining,
Behavior of materials in welding and joining,
Design and construction of joints,
Analyses of joints
Examples of welding and joining process.
Quality management and production planning
Problem solving using SQC tools,
Quality design by experimental study,
Scheduling methods and
Mechatronics is an artificially built synonym for the combination of the three disciplines mechanics, electronics and computer science. A typical mechatronic system differs to classical built up systems by a higher number of elements (complexity) which are realized by the teamwork of different engineering disciplines (heterogeneous). Inside modern vehicles there are a lot of new systems appearing up to now. Such systems like ABS, Airbag and the other mechatronic devices are more powerful than ordinary systems.
The main chapters:
Introduction in the new area of mechatronic systems
The peculiarity of its design process,
Basics of system and controls,
Capturing and processing of signals, sensors and actuators, principle
Use in vehicle engineering,
Simulation and modeling,
Mechatronic systems on rail and road.
Topics of current interest for the field of automotive engineering which changes rapidly.
Advanced Topics in Automotive Engineering
Advanced topics which may be continuation to topic offered in other lower-level courses.
Topic selected by the instructor to prepare students to continue their research.
Seminar in Automotive Engineering
A seminar in which the students must study some specific topics, make a presentation and discussion.
The experimental research is to solve problems and make the succession in the topic related to the field of master study under the supervision of the advisor. The complete thesis must be proposed to the department and library. The final exam. will include an oral defense of a thesis. Registration will be required according to the regulations toward completion of the thesis.
3. The number of enrolled students
4. How to Apply
The applicant should satisfy eligibility for entrance of master’s program of TAIST Tokyo Tech, as described in the previous section. The applicant is required to make the following documents arrive to ^ no later than January 31, 2008 by postal mail. Applicants will be selected based on their application, related documents screening and interview.
TAIST Tokyo Tech Office
National Science and Technology Development Agency
111 Thailand Science Park, Pahonyothin Road, Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
【Documents to be submitted】
① Completed application form (attached form) (original, not photocopied)
※ Two photographs taken within the past 6 months (6x4cm) are to be attached.
② Official academic record for Undergraduate course (original, not photocopied)
③ Certificate of graduation or expected graduation from university (original, not photocopied)
④ Summary of thesis
*If you do have not written a undergraduate’s thesis, please write and submit the details of your master’s course research on any form.
⑤ Score of either TOEFL or TOEIC(500 Minimum) taken within two years before the application date.
⑥ Recommendation letter from the Dean of the student's home institution addressed to the President of TAIST Tokyo Tech (original, not photocopied)
1. Please note that we will not accept any documents after the deadlines, and that incomplete applications will not be accepted.
2. Original documents written in another language than English must be accompanied by English or Thai translations certified by the public institution or the university issuing the original documents.
3. The submitted documents will not be returned under any conditions.
5. Selection Method
Successful applicants will be selected based on their application, related documents screening and interview, which will be held as below.
Date: February 14, 2008, 9:00-12:00
Entrance examination: Free of charge
The result of admission announcements will be posted to all applicants in February 20.
6. Entrance examination, Admission and Tuition Fees
Those admitted to the International Graduate Program will be asked to pay the yearly tuition fee of XXXX Bahts which is to be covered by scholarship or RA wage by a date as yet to be determined.
7. Scholarship and Accommodation
All the enrolled students obtain NASTD Scholarship for the first year. The monthly stipend carried by this scholarship is presently ^ Bahts. The students for the second year obtain RA (Research Assistant) wage from NASTD, the monthly amount of which is presently XXXX Bahts. TAIST
Tokyo Tech will not provide any accommodation to all the students.
8. Further information
For detailed information, refer to the website as follows;
National Science and Technology Development Agency
111 Thailand Science Park, Pahonyothin Road, Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
Tokyo Tech Office (Thailand)
P-205 Thailand Science Park 111 Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel: 66-2-564-8016～18 FAX: 66-2-564-8019
The websites of the Thai Universities for AE Program are as follows
KMITL: King Monkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
SIIT: Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology
2007 year’s students in front of the MTEC Lecture scene of Prof. Kamimoto
AE course students in the class room
NASTRAN model for body structure analysis Engine model for heat distribution analysis
CAD model Crash simulation model
Fuel cell vehicle components and structure
TAIST Tokyo Tech concepts (English)
TAIST Tokyo Tech poster at S&T week 2007