The Petroleum and Petrochemical College (PPC)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Polymer Science

วิทยาศาสตร์พอลิเมอร์

Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

2

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • Best Graduate School in Thailand by TRF Evaluation
  • Best Research Program
  • Best Opportunities
  • Facilities and Campus in the Heart of Bangkok

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

The Petroleum and Petrochemical College

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 4116
ppcacademic@chula.ac.th

Overview

The Ph.D. program in Polymer Science (International Program) is offered by the Petroleum and Petrochemical College (PPC), Chulalongkorn University.  Following the discovery of abundant natural gas in the Gulf of Thailand in the eighties, there was a strong demand for qualified manpower to work in the fast-growing petrochemical and related industries. The Petroleum and Petrochemical College was thus established in 1988 to produce graduates of high international standards in the fields of petroleum and petrochemical technology and polymer science, comparable to the graduates from world-leading institutions.

Therefore, in 1992, PPC entered into academic partnership with three distinguished US universities – Case Western Reserve University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oklahoma and started to offer international master and doctoral degree programs in Petrochemical Technology and Polymer Science.

Global trends in petroleum and energy consumption, international environmental policies, and the national policy of Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) that is part of Thailand 4.0 Strategic Plan, is expected to create exponential growth of industrial development both in the region and worldwide. In order to provide manpower to accommodate these trends and to ensure the sustainable development of Thailand, the program aims at producing graduates with knowledge and skills in petrochemical and related through real-world problem-based learning.  For more information, click here.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

Best Graduate School in Thailand by TRF Evaluation

PPC has Academic Partnership Programs with University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, Case Western Reserve University and Institut Français du Pétrole, Curriculum focusing on Petroleum, Petrochemicals, and Polymers and the M.S. and Ph.D. programs are endorsed by the partnership universities.  All courses are taught in English, by both Thai and foreign professors. Students will also take field trips to related industries in enhance their real-world experience. 

2

Best Research Program

At PPC, our students have easy access to state-of-the-art research instruments at our  advanced and fully equipped research facilities and can be part of our collaborative research projects with national and international organizations, as well as projects with industrial linkage, and become member of leading research groups in the country – all in lively research atmosphere.

3

Best Opportunities

Our graduate students will have opportunities to participate in short-term research abroad (USA, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Korea, etc.) as well as local and international conferences. They will get to study with famous professors from around the world and to publish articles in world-class international journals.  They will have excellent job opportunities with leading companies as we have job fairs on site.

Also, plenty of scholarships are available for outstanding students.

4

Facilities and Campus in the Heart of Bangkok

Centrally located in downtown Bangkok, Chula Engineering campus is within walking distance from public transportation. Outstanding services and facilities, including advanced research and teaching facilities, world-class athletic facilities, central and special libraries.  IT connectivity and high-standard international housing are available to serve the community.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the doctoral degree in Polymer Science (International Program) can become university lecturers, researchers, or work in polymer science and related industries both locally and internationally.

Admission

For program structure and courses details, click here.  Download admission brochure, here

Requirements:

  • M.S. Degree
  • GPA ≥ 3.25
  • English score with CUTEP ≥ 65 or TOEFL(iBT)  ≥ 46 or TOEFL (ITP) ≥ 500 or IELTS ≥ 5.5

For detailed admission requirements, please see Ph.D. Handbook.

Contact

The Petroleum and Petrochemical College

Chulalongkorn University

254 Soi Chulalongkorn 12, Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel
+66 2218 4114

Email
pensiri.si@chula.ac.th,
ampira.c@chula.ac.th

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