Doctor of Philosophy Program | Graduate Faculty of Technology and Environment

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Environmental Management Technology

(International Program)

Curricular Title

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Environmental Management Technology (International Program)

Degree Title

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Management Technology)


PhD (Environmental Management Technology)

Curricular Philosophy and Goals

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Technology Management (International Program) emphasizes on producing graduates with advanced knowledge and research skills for contributing to new knowledge creation and integrating technological knowledge for effective planning and management of natural resources and environment while exhibiting high level of environmental awareness and ethics.

Expected Learning Outcomes


1) Recognize the importance and values of principles, morality, and professional ethics, behave as a good example and can apply ethical guidelines in practice.

2) Have the ability to apply knowledge to solve the problem appropriately according to principles, moral codes and professional ethics.

3) Have discipline, punctuality, responsibility both to themselves and their duties in the organization and society as well as respecting the rules and regulations of the workplace and society.

4)  Display honesty, selflessness and become a good role model for society.

5) Express leadership and followership while working with others with respect and listen to others’ opinions.

6) Display respect for the values and the rights of humanity and refrain from violating the rights and intellectual property of others.


1) Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding in the field of environmental technology and related disciplines both in theory and practice that are systematic, international and up to date.

2) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding that show insights in the academic advancement and major current issues in the field of environmental management technology and related field.

3) Demonstrate knowledge of process and techniques related to environmental problem solving and research as well as being able to synthesize and discuss problems well.

4) Can integrate knowledge in environmental management technology with other associated fields and learn independently to innovate and create new knowledge.

5) Demonstrate awareness of national and international regulations on the environmental issues at both national and international levels as well as being prepared to respond to situations and operations that have changed over time.

3. Intelligence

1) Demonstrate the ability to think, analyze and process information systematically and critically using science and knowledge of the related field.

2) Demonstrate the ability to research and study information, knowledge, facts, concepts, conclusions, and new evidences from a variety of sources in order to analyze the real causes of the problems correctly and appropriately.

3) Demonstrate the ability to study and analyze problems, research and propose solutions accurately, appropriately and creatively while taking into account the relevant theoretical knowledge and the impacts of the decisions.

4.Interpersonal skills

1) Use English to communicate effectively.

2) Demonstrate responsibility for their own actions and take responsibility for their assigned tasks both for individual and group works.

3) Act appropriately for their assigned roles, adapt to work with others both as leaders and members in the group according to the situations and the culture of the workplace and the co-workers.

4) Demonstrate good human relations, show respect and acceptance to the opinions and differences among individuals, societies and cultures.

5) Demonstrate leadership, take initiative in identifying, analyzing and resolving problems appropriately and represent the position of themselves and the group accurately.

6) Plan and take responsibility for self-improvement and social development continuously.

5.Digital skills

1) Select and apply appropriate statistical techniques or mathematics to study, analyze, discuss results to provide advice on problem solving in research accurately, appropriate and creatively.

2) Demonstrate adequate literacy skills to explain the principles, situations and demonstrate effective communication skills, including speaking, listening and writing in both written and oral forms through oral presentation and publication at international level.

3) Use information technology, computer tools or programs to collect, process, interpret, and present the report / thesis appropriately.



Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must hold
    • A master's degree with the cumulative GPA not less than 3.50 (out of 4.00 scale) or
    • Must have a research study with excellent quality
    • The applicant who does not meet the requirements may be admitted with an approval form program committee
  2. The applicant must submit a TOEFL score of not less than 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computer-based), or 60 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of not less than 5.0. The score must not be older than two years from the date on which it is issued, to the date of application.
  3. The applicant must submit
    • Transcript
    • Recommendation letter form advisor or supervisor
    • Concept paper of research interest
  4. Admission schedule: Year-round application
  5. Research area
    • Geographic Information and Remote Sensing
    • Disaster monitoring
    • Biophysical of plants estimation
    • Phenology and dynamics of plants
    • Web-Based GIS
    • Climate monitoring
    • Land used and land cover change
    • Natural resources surveying and monitoring
    • Quality improvement of water sources.
    • Coastal resource management
    • Natural resource management, and evaluation of environmental impacts assessment
    • Waste, heavy metal and pollution management
    • Sustainable development
    • Participatory approach
    • Community engagement
  6. Contact
    • More information about program and research assistant scholarship please contact Dr. Chantinee Boonchai
    • Email:chantinee.b(at)
    • Phone: +66 84 260 5319
    • Fax:0-7627-6102





Curriculum Structure


Subject Options (Credits)
1.1 1.2
Selected Topics (2 courses) 6 (S/U) 6 (S/U)
Special Studies (2 courses) 6 (S/U) 6 (S/U)
Dissertation for Ph.D. 48 72


All course are conducted in English. Selection of selected topic and special study courses is advised by thesis advisor.

Selected Topic Courses

Environmental Technology and Management Module

  • Environmental Pollution: Prevention and Management
  • Advanced Pollution Treatment Technology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
  • Technology for Environmental Management
  • Environmental Systems
  • Mathematical Modelling on Environmental Applications
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Products
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Integrated Environmental Problem Solving
  • Decision Support System for Environmental Management
  • Foundations of Sustainable Development

Integrated Technology and Biological Environment Module

  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

Environmental Geoinformatics Technology and Modeling Module

  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Geographic Information System
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Spatial Statistics

Sustainable Tourism and Socio-environment Module

  • Sustainable Tourism Product Development and Management
  • Policy Planning and Participatory Approach
  • Technology for Sustainable Tourism

Special topic Module

  • Selected Topics of Environmental Management Technology I
  • Selected Topics of Environmental Management Technology II

Selected Topics

  • Special Study I
  • Special Study II


991-801: Thesis; credits: 48(0-144-0)

991-802: Thesis; credits: 72(0-216-0)


Thesis Committee

The thesis committee is composed of at least 5 members, including an advisor (Chairman of the committee), a co-advisor, two faculty members, and an external examiner. In the thesis defense, thesis advisor cannot answers questions and vote for the student.


Main Thesis Advisor

The main thesis advisor must have published at least 2 papers in ISI journals after doctoral graduation. The papers must not be from his/her thesis work.


External Examiner

  • The External Examiner is assigned by PSU academic committee.
  • The thesis committee propose two candidates to PSU academic committee as soon as the student completes all required courses. The committee chooses on to serve as the External Examiner.
  • The External Examiner's academic qualification has to be at least Associate Professor, and has published at less one paper publish in first quartile ISI journals  and others paper publish in first or second quartile ISI journals.
  • The External Examiner can veto the quality of the thesis.

Thesis Final Defense Committee 

The thesis final defense committee consists of the same members as thesis committee.


Graduation requirements

To qualify for graduation, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Have completed all required courses of the curriculum.
  2. Have passed the qualifying examination.
  3. Have passed the thesis proposal defense.
  4. Have passed the thesis defense.
  5. Have the thesis published or have obtained acceptance of publication at less one in first quartile ISI journals  and others  in first or second quartile ISI journals
  6. Have satisfied one of the following English proficiency requirements:




TOEFL (Computer-based Test) 232
TOEFL (Paper-based Test) 575
TOEFL (Internet-based Test) 91
TOEFL (Computer-based Test) 232


Faculty Members Responsible for the Program

 aj_sakshin Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakshin Bunthawin
Ph.D. (Physics),Prince of Songkla University
Curriculum Vitae
Email : sakshin.b(at)

 aj_raymond Assoc. Prof. Dr.Raymond James RITCHIE
PhD (Plant Physiology),University of Sydney
Email : raymond.r(at)

 aj_worawit Asst. Prof. Dr. Worawit Wongniramaikul
Ph.D. (Environment Management),Chulalongkorn University
Curriculum Vitae
Email : worawit.won(at)

 aj_wilasinee Dr.Wilasinee Sriprom
Ph.D. (Polymer Chemistry),University of Sydney
Curriculum Vitae
Email : wilasinee(at)

 aj_chantinee Dr.Chantinee Boonchai
Ph.D. (Environmental Management),University Of Queensland
Curriculum Vitae
Email : chantinee.b(at)

Teaching Staff

 no_image Assoc. Prof. Dr. AREE CHOODUM
Curriculum Vitae
Email : aree.c(at)
 aj_werapong Asst. Prof. Dr.Werapong Koedsin
PhD. (Survey Engineering),Chulalongkorn University
Curriculum Vitae
Email : werapong.g(at)

 aj_wanchitra Asst. Prof. Dr.Wanchitra Tohwanlong
PhD. (Applied Mathematics and Computational Science)Chulalongkorn University
Curriculum Vitae
Email : wanchitra(at)

 aj_naiyana Asst. Prof.Dr. Naiyana Srichai
Ph.D. (Science Education)University Of Iowa
Curriculum Vitae
Email : naiyana.s(at)

 aj_wadcharawadee Dr.Wadcharawadee Limsakul
Ph.D. (Bioengineering)University Of Queensland
Curriculum Vitae
Email : wadcharawadee.n(at)

 no_image Dr.Sangdao Wongsai
Ph.D. (Statistics)Macquarie University, Australia
Curriculum Vitae
Email : sangdao.w(at)

 no_image Dr.Rawee Ratanakorn
D.Phil. (Geoinformatics),Suranaree University of Technology
Curriculum Vitae
Email : rawee.r(at)

 no_image Dr.Siriwan Ruamkaew
D.Phil. (Geoinformatics),Suranaree University of Technology
Curriculum Vitae
Email :

 no_image Dr.Danai Tipmanee
Ph.D. (Environment Management),Chulalongkorn University
Curriculum Vitae
Email : danai.t(at)

 no_image Dr.Pensiri Akkajit
Ph.D. (Environment Management),Chulalongkorn University
Curriculum Vitae
Email : pensiri.a(at)

Visiting Faculty

 alfredo Professor Dr. Alfredo Huete,
University of Technology, Sydney
Email : -

 Don McNeil Professor Dr. Don McNeil,
Macquarie University
Email : -

 Associate Professor Bob Beeton Associate Professor Bob Beeton,
University of Queensland
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