Bangkok University International Doctor of Communication Arts Program in Global Communication (International Program)
Doctor of Communication Arts Program in Global Communication (International Program) has been offered by Bangkok University in collaboration with the School of Communication Studies, Ohio University since 1995. Although this program has been well received, a need to revise the curriculum arises. Two of major driving forces are paradigm shifts in communication and media industry due to exponential growth of the Internet and digital technologies and the dynamic global and multicultural environment such as “the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)”. Educational institutions at all levels must prepare their students for this new social and economic landscape, and an arrival of ASEAN integration and its collaboration with economic giants such as China, India, Japan and South Korea. Bangkok University (BU) as the oldest and largest private university in Thailand with its missions to produce creative graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit for the creative economy is committed to produce personnel and develop human resources qualified as global citizens for the future including the AEC. Accordingly, it is timely that a Ph.D. curriculum in Communication Arts is revised in order to reflect BU’s current missions and satisfy the human resources needs for society development to achieve its developmental goals.The revised curriculum in Communication Arts is designed to develop researchers and professionals who are able to construct/deconstruct theories and the practice around human and digital communication through different philosophical approaches. It encompasses a range of communication topics and activities from face-to-face conversation to communication via mass media such as television, film, and the Internet, the creative arts and design, the evolution of technology to digital media and the business aspects of the communication industry.The program is multidisciplinary and aims to produce graduates who are both professional and community-oriented in the field of communication. As two tracks of study – academic track and professional track — are uniquely offered, graduates of this program can enhance their research skills and take either academic or professional career paths.
School of Engineering D.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (International Program)
D.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Research Program)The core requirement of this program is the completion of a substantial research project, which is written up as a thesis. Students are expected to critically investigate an approved topic and to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to their field.Students will be working alongside a team of faculty and researchers at the school of engineering on cutting edge-research. Students will be provided with the background needed and comprehensive skills training. Strong emphases are put on communication skills, research methodology and technical writing as well.Thesis and Research Topics Optical CommunicationsSoftware Defined Communication SystemsEmbedded SystemsImage ProcessingNano TechnologiesSensor NetworksMultimediaGraduation Requirements The students must meet the following requirements to graduate with the M.Eng in Electrical and Computer EngineeringCompletion all the required courses of the programPass all the required Examination (Candidacy, Proposal and Final Defense)Pass the English qualification test as specified in the program.Have at least two publication in national or international journals (with peer reviews) in well-known database, i.e., ISI, SciMargo, Elsevier, etc.CurriculumDoctor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering is research-based program. Even though the program is research program, students are required to take some foundation courses such as research methodology, seminar, or other related courses with no credit. In addition, the students are also required to participate in academic events such as academics conferences, symposium, workshop, seminar, and etc.The curriculum for the doctoral program in Electrical and Computer Engineering are divided into 2 tracks based on previous degree of the students.Track 1: For students holding master degree levelTotal Credits 48 CreditsFundamental and Basic Topics (no credits)Research MethodologySeminarsThesis 48 CreditsTrack 2: For students holding Bachelor degree levelTotal Credits 72 CreditsFundamental and Basic Topics (no credits)Research MethodologySeminarsThesis 72 CreditsSemester PeriodSemester 1 August – DecemberSemester 2 January – MaySummer Semester (if applicable) June – July 
Bangkok University International Ph.D. in Knowledge Management and Innovation Management (International Program)
Embark on a transformative journey with Bangkok University's PhD program in Knowledge Management and Innovation Management (PhD-KIM). This prestigious research-based program, established in 2011, is designed for aspiring researchers, academics, and professionals, offering an in-depth exploration of knowledge and innovation as pivotal elements in societal and organizational evolution. The PhD-KIM program uniquely accommodates working professionals by offering flexible remote learning options and scheduling classes on Saturdays.Benefit from the guidance of international experts, join a global network of high-achieving professionals, and enjoy personalized academic support. With opportunities for dual degrees from Université Grenoble Alpes (France) and the Swiss School of Business and Management, this PhD program is a gateway to a future of groundbreaking research and professional excellence. Learn more and apply for this unique opportunity at Opportunities:Chief Knowledge OfficerChief Learning OfficerIntellectual Capital DirectorKnowledge Management ExecutiveHuman Resource DirectorInnovation Development DirectorKnowledge Management and Innovation Management ExpertFor more information :

Admission Requirements:

1. Open for Thai and international applicants who hold a master's degree in relevant fields or equivalent, or possess relevant work experience, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2. Proficiency in English is required. Applicants must submit standardized English proficiency test scores such as TOEFL 550 PBT (CBT: 213, IBT: 80), IELTS 6.5, or Duolingo English Test (DET) 100 in all subscores. The evaluation will consider language test scores, academic background, and work experience.

Note: Applicants without existing English proficiency test scores can take the university's internal English proficiency exam.

Qualifications of Applicants are as follows.

An applicant at the doctoral degree level must be a holder of a master’s degree or equivalent in any field from a local or an overseas educational institution accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, with an excellent academic record.

Application Documents

1) A completed application form
2) A copy of the official transcript
3) A copy of ID / Passport
4) Letter (s) of recommendation on work experience (if any)
5) English-language proficiency test score report:  (result is valid for 2 years)

TOEFL minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 213 (CBT) or  80 (iBT) or

IELTS: 6.5 across each band or 

Duolingo English Test (DET) : 110 in all subscore 


Admissions Criteria

1) Oral Entrance Examination* (Oversea Applicants, online interview or teleconference may also be required by the Committee for more
2) An applicant at the doctoral degree level must submit a TOFEL minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 213 (CBT) or  80 (iBT) or IELTS: 6.5 across each band or Duolingo English Test (DET) : 110 in all subscore 

3)Any applicant who has not obtained the required score, is required to pass an English Professional Test from Bangkok University (BU-EPT)

4)The English proficiency test is waived for applicants who are native speakers of English

5) Applicants should have a statement of purpose/ an essay describing the applicant’s goal in applying to the program             

6) An applicant at the doctoral degree level may be required to present other qualifications, i.e. research competency or specialized professional experience

Selection is based on academic records, work experience, standardized English language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test), or the university's internal English proficiency test, and performance in the knowledge assessment test.

  • Applicants submit their applications and supporting documents, including their resume/CV, two letters of employment certification, and evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, or the university's internal English proficiency test). The initial evaluation is done based on the submitted documents. Applicants who meet the qualifications proceed to the interview stage.
  • The interview panel assesses candidates based on their research interests, work experience, and study objectives. Applicants are required to fill out a form detailing the topics or areas they are interested in researching. This information is distributed on the day the interview list is announced and is used as a basis for the interview assessment.