Faculty of Engineering

  • Description
  • Vision

    The Fac­ulty of Engi­neer­ing at Khon Kean Uni­ver­sity, is one of the lead­ing insti­tu­tions in the Mekong region that pro­duces high qual­ity engi­neers. The fac­ulty aims to deliver engi­neer­ing edu­ca­tion at the most advanced level in order to assist the com­mu­nity in solv­ing prob­lems and pur­su­ing well-​balanced and sus­tain­able development.

    Mission

    The Fac­ulty of Engi­neer­ing has the fol­low­ing mis­sions: to pro­duce high qual­ity grad­u­ates who have excel­lent aca­d­e­mic pro­fi­ciency with good ethics and social respon­si­bil­ity; to cre­ate and dis­sem­i­nate schol­arly engi­neer­ing research to serve the com­mu­nity; to pro­vide aca­d­e­mic ser­vices to the com­mu­nity; and to sup­port our cul­tural her­itage, in order to con­tinue the well-​balanced and long-​lasting devel­op­ment of the North­east­ern region and the country.

    Institutes

    Sus­tain­able Infra­struc­ture Research and Devel­op­ment Cen­ter (SIRDC)

    The sus­tain­able infra­struc­ture research and devel­op­ment cen­ter (SIRDC) was estab­lished fol­low­ing the national and Khon Kaen Uni­ver­sity plan to bring together engi­neers, researchers, and experts in the fields of Con­struc­tion Mate­ri­als, Trans­porta­tions, Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Geo­log­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, Water Engi­neer­ing, Mecha­tron­ics, Logis­tics, and oth­ers to develop new tech­nolo­gies for the infra­struc­ture devel­op­ment of the coun­try. This is done in accor­dance with the national plan for sus­tain­able and high qual­ity urban devel­op­ment, while main­tain­ing ecological-​friendly envi­ron­ment. This plan will be very impor­tant for the devel­op­ment of eco­nom­ics, soci­ety, and envi­ron­ment of the North­east­ern region, coun­try, and the Greater Mekhong Sub — region.

    Research Cen­ter for Envi­ron­men­tal and Haz­ardous Sub­stance Man­age­ment (ESHM)

    Dur­ing the past decades, Thai­land has been con­fronted with dete­ri­o­ra­tion of nat­ural resources and envi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion includ­ing water, air and solid wastes as well as haz­ardous wastes, derived largely from rapid expan­sion of the city, indus­tries and other sec­tors. Even with leg­isla­tive mea­sures, only a por­tion of haz­ardous waste is prop­erly man­aged. Although nat­ural resources and envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion have been a national pri­or­ity, research and devel­op­ment have not been well focused and inte­grated, par­tic­u­larly in the area of haz­ardous waste management.

    Acknowl­edg­ing this need, the Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, Fac­ulty of Engi­neer­ing under the sup­port of Khon Kaen Uni­ver­sity and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the National Cen­ter of Excel­lence for Envi­ron­men­tal and Haz­ardous Waste Man­age­ment (NCE-​EHWM), has estab­lished the Research Cen­ter for Envi­ron­men­tal and Haz­ardous Sub­stance Man­age­ment (EHSM). The Research Cen­ter aims to become Inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized as a lead­ing cen­ter for envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment that has a strong aca­d­e­mic capa­bil­ity, human resource devel­op­ment and R&D on envi­ron­men­tal and haz­ardous sub­stances management.

    Industry/​University Coop­er­a­tive Research Cen­ter in Hard Disk Drive Com­po­nent (HDD)

    Thai­land is the world largest hard disk drive man­u­fac­turer. This indus­try has been among the top 10 indus­tries in the coun­try since 1987. Since this indus­try relies on very high tech­nol­ogy, research and devel­op­ment are still based in its mother coun­tries like the United States and Japan. How­ever, the man­u­fac­ture is done in Thai­land, and prob­lems asso­ci­ated with man­u­fac­tur­ing processes cause sig­nif­i­cant loss to the companies.

    In order to min­i­mize pro­duc­tion cost in Thai­land, there is a need to improve man­u­fac­tur­ing processes to be suit­able with the cli­mate, geol­ogy, and labor qual­ity in Thai­land. Because of the afore­men­tioned prob­lems, the National Elec­tron­ics and Com­puter Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter pro­vides sup­port for the Fac­ulty of Engi­neer­ing, Khon Kaen Uni­ver­sity to estab­lish a ded­i­cated research cen­ter for hard disk drive components.

    This research cen­ter will strengthen aca­d­e­mic and research activ­i­ties. It will also lead to the devel­op­ment of per­son­nel and stu­dents in the coun­try by allow­ing trans­fer of high tech­nol­ogy in both the­ory and prac­tice. The cen­ter will ensure investors that Thai­land is becom­ing the cen­ter of research in this field, which will lead to man­u­fac­tur­ing cost minimization.

    This Industry/​University Coop­er­a­tive Research Cen­ter in Hard Disk Drive Com­po­nent is the first ded­i­cated hard disk drive research cen­ter in Thai­land and in South­east Asia.

    Agri­cul­tural Machin­ery and Posthar­vest Tech­nol­ogy Research Cen­ter (AMPT)

    The Agri­cul­tural Machin­ery and Posthar­vest Tech­nol­ogy Research Cen­ter was estab­lished in 2002 for such pur­poses. It has become one of the ded­i­cated research cen­ters that aim to con­duct research to cre­ate new knowl­edge and tech­nolo­gies that can be applied for the eco­nom­i­cal and social devel­op­ments of the coun­try. The cen­ter has a vision to be one of the high­est qual­ity research cen­ters among the ASEAN coun­tries. The cen­ter has 3 mis­sions: to con­duct research in the field of agri­cul­tural machin­ery and posthar­vest tech­nol­ogy that is highly required by the com­mu­nity; to develop research at the grad­u­ate level in the fields of agri­cul­tural machin­ery and posthar­vest tech­nol­ogy; and to pro­vide aca­d­e­mic ser­vices for users.

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    Website en.kku.ac.th
    Phone +66.4336.2143
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