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)


D.Phil (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.


Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must hold
    • A master's degree with the cumulative GPA not less than 3.50 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
Date and Time Venue
15 December 2014 Opening date for applications for admission
31 January 2015 Deadline to accept your admission offer
16 February 2015 Announcement
4 March 2015 Interview (Time 09:00 to 16:30 ) at Building 1 Faculty of technology and environment Prince of Songkla University, Phuket campus
21 March 2015 Announce List of Successful Candidates
  1. Research direction
    • 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 tourism.
  1. Contact
    • More information about program and research assistant scholarship please contact Dr. Werapong Koedsin
    • Email:
    • call to +66-7627-6119-20
    • Mobile: +66 803 297 155
    • 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
Email : -