The program prepares students by offering various curriculum plans that give students flexibility to tailor to their background, interests and career goals. Students will be provided with solid training with an advanced scientific education such as molecular biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, environmental sciences, management, pharmaceuticals, etc. for diverse careers in the biotechnology research and industries, business, and in pharmaceutical industries. Four curriculum plans offered which students can choose according to their interests are;
Plan 2 (36 Credits)
1. Biotechnology Program: concentrating on in-depth research under close supervision of qualified researchers/advisors from diverse research areas as follows;
- Animal Cell Culture Technology
- Algal Biotechnology
- Chemical and Biosensors
- Fungal Biotechnology
- Microbial Biodiversity
- Microbial Fermentation Technology
- Waste Utilization and Management
- Solid State Fermentation and Bioprocess Engineering
- Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, etc.
2. Biotechnopreneur Program: emphasizing integrating basic/advanced theory, biotechnology relevant technologies together with business initiatives to develop novel biotechnology products which will create value. This curriculum plan is internship-based and problem-based to meet the needs of the private sector.
3. Biotechnology Practice Program: focusing on applying scientific knowledge to solve problem existing in the real factory environments. Students are therefore exposed to working systems the production as well as R&D facilities. This curriculum plan is a problem-based focusing on problems of the private sector.
4. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Practice Program: designed in response to the demand of staffs in biopharmaceuticals industry in Thailand. This program is aimed to produce graduates with a critical and analytical capability and a flexible approach to problem solving in the field of biopharmaceutical biotechnology. Research projects in a well-equipped biopharmaceuticals pilot plant, at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Bangkhunthian and partners, led by staffs with a diversity of research experience will give students the opportunity to carry out novel research and enhance their practical skills, analytical thinking and independence.
Doctoral Program in Biotechnology
The doctoral program in biotechnology offers advanced training appropriate for careers in academia, government or industry in the field of biotechnology. Students gain a depth of knowledge and competence in their specific research area as well as knowledge in molecular biology, bioprocess engineering and biotechnology through combination of courseworks, laboratory-based research, in-house seminars, national and international conferences participation, etc.
This program brings together more than 13 staff members with diverse research interests and is designed to provide a broad education leading to the Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology.