Faculty History

The Faculty of Engineering at Kamphaeng Saen has the same origin and shares its history with the Faculty of Engineering Bangkhen in that itinitially originated from an Irrigation Technical School of the Royal Irrigation Department which was founded by late M.L. Xujati Kambhu in 1938. The school was then incorporated as part of Kasetsart Univeristy in 1951, and renamed as Faculty of Irrigation Engineering in 1954 before later establishment of the Faculty of Engineering in 1966.

Due to educational expansion of the university and subsequent foundation of the new campus in Kamphaeng Saen district of Nakhon Pathom province, in 1979, two departments of the Faculty of Engineering, i.e. Department of Agricultural Engineering and Department of Irrigation Engineering were therefore relocated in Kamphaeng Saen Campus and began their academic activities since then.

With continuous growth and successive establishment of another 3 departments; Department of Food Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, on 22 April 2003, the University Council agreed upon separation of the five departments operating at Kamphaeng Saen Campus, and officially established as the Faculty of Engineering at Kamphaeng Saen in order to facilitate the administration and governance.

At present, the Faculty of Engineering at Kamphaeng Saen comprises 10 units, including a Secretariat Office, 7 educational departments, namely, Agricultural Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Food Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and 2 affiliated centers; Energy and Environmental Engineering Center (EEEC), and Testing Center for Metal Frame of Doors and Windows in Buildings (TMFB).

The Faculty of Engineering at Kamphaeng Saen currently offers 7 Bachelor degree programs, respectively in Agricultural Engineering, Civil-Irrigation Engineering, Food Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Industrial-Logistics Engineering. In graduate level, 6 Master’s degree programs, including Agricultural Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Food Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and 3 Doctoral programs in Agricultural Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, and Food Engineering are offered for both Thai and foreign students.

Research and academic services have been placed as important missions.The Faculty has a strong background in the innovation of agricultural machinery, postharvest technology, food processing and machinery, non destructive techniques for agricultural and food products, irrigation and water management, as well as the applications of supportive technology such as computer, information and digital technology, robotics and automation systems, structures and logistics systems to the development of agriculture. The EEEC serves to conduct the research and provides social service in the areas of alternative energy and environmental conservation, by focusing on utilization of wastes and by-product from agriculture, industry and municipality to produce energy and recycle. The project of electricity generation from landfill biogas under royal initiative may be a representative of those successful cases.           In addition, the Faculty of Engineering at Kamphaeng Saen also provides various services to private sector, such as testing of construction materials. At latest, the TMFB center was established to provide testing of metal frames for windows and doors in buildings according Thai Industrial Standard.

The Faculty of Engineering at Kamphaeng Saen will be continuing its duties to nurturing potential engineers, discovery novel knowledge through research, and transferring technology to the publics.

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