Manakorn University of Technology launches Manakorn University of Technology International College (MUTIC) to offer international programs for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in the two professional fields of Engineering Technology and Business Administration.
The main aim is to produce high-quality engineers, innovators, and graduates towards a new trend of labor demand in the job market, according to Thailand 4.0, and Industry 4.0 policies in both production and service sectors which are now moving forward into the competitive SEA market. As a result, a higher number of new generation children are interested in pursuing their international program studies in engineering and technology, as well as business administration. MUTIC is equipped with efficient administration and faculty recruitment, particularly those with expertise in the teaching skills of professional and international experiences in both the industrial and service sectors. Moreover, hands-on learning and creative thinking are the main focus, instead of rote memorization to enable learners to reflect on their knowledge and understanding of hard and soft skills in different levels of complex problem solving as successful businessmen and entrepreneurs.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Panavy Pookaiyaudom, Dean of Mahanakorn University of Technology, said that MUT has been a private university specializing in producing a great number of high-quality engineers for the industrial and service sectors for over 33 years. “Since 2020, the direction of the job market in industrial electronic or engineering sectors has begun to move into Southeast Asia or SEA market, including Thailand, in line with the policy to move towards Project EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor Development Project). So, there is a trend for more students in the new generation who wish to take the English Program in engineering. In the meantime, within the next 5-10 years of the 5G era, Thailand and all industrial sectors will be in need of engineers and business administration personnel who are proficient in international languages”, explained Prof. Panavy Pookaiyaudom
In 2021, MUT has thus launched international programs in engineering and technology, as well as business administration in a bid to produce high-quality engineers, innovators, and graduates with excellent soft skills and multi-language proficiency to support EEC needs and into the 4.0 industrial job market.
Presently, MUTIC offers a bachelor’s degree in digital marketing, international logistics and industrial management, management and digital entrepreneurship, communication engineering and electronics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and computer engineering, and artificial intelligence. Following the long-lasting relationships and collaborations between MUT and various leading universities abroad, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been established between MUTIC and famous universities, such as James Cook University in Singapore, The University of New South Wales in Australia, Oxford Brookes University, The University of Sheffield in the UK, including many famous universities in the People’s Republic of China.
In addition to the regular 4-year study of an international bachelor’s degree program at MUTIC, students can also choose to study the 2+2 program, which is a two-year study in Thailand and another two years abroad. Nonetheless, MUTIC will test the English proficiency of students before applying to the program. Meanwhile, a consulting service is provided online 24 hours every day by MUTIC teachers and experts to assist students or any interested persons with full support. Besides, parents are helped in saving time and money, as well as having fewer difficulties in the preparation of documents and procedures to study abroad. After having graduated, students will receive a degree certificate from the university abroad, along with a degree from MUT. Besides knowledge of the English language, students will also learn about international culture, personality, and appropriate manners in working with people from different nationalities and cultures during their study in the international program at MUTIC.
Whereas, the MUT’s approach to education with its simplicity and confidence in the learning potential of all humans, then never denies the opportunity or impedes anyone’s future. Despite an IELTS score of 5.0, students wishing to apply for a bachelor’s degree at Mahanakorn University of Technology International College (MUTIC) are welcome. Nevertheless, for those with IELTS scores between 4.0 and 4.5, MUTIC offers an Intensive English Course to enhance the basic knowledge of the English language from a half year to one year in order to qualify students for admission into the faculty and department of their interest.
Apart from a bachelor’s degree program, MUTIC also offers a master’s degree program in Business Administration and the 1-year International Program in MBA, especially for working people who wish to continue their studies and increase their job opportunities and salaries upon graduation. The subjects include digital business management, intelligence business, and digital transformation, etc. The program is a weekly 3-day hybrid learning for 1 year, which is divided into online evening classes for 2 days on weekdays and 1 day of on-site class at MUT on Saturdays. Also, a doctoral degree program is offered in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering. Furthermore, MUTIC has a scholarship and research support program, in line with a student exchange program in which MUTIC has entered into academic collaboration agreements with educational institutions abroad.
For the administration policy, Prof. Dr. Jirayuth Mahattanakul, Vice Chancellor of the Academic and Quality Assurance Department and the Director of MUTIC said that MUTIC values human resources by selecting personnel or lecturers who are well versed in teaching, with good communication skills and international experiences in various industrial and technological sectors to create the quality learning system and truly international environment.
“Our faculty members are capable of directing the future perspective of students so that they can adapt themselves to any situation due to the fast-paced world nowadays and the disappearance of some occupations. Therefore, students of MUTIC must graduate comprehensively with both hard skills and soft skills to prepare for working in different levels or becoming businessmen or entrepreneurs”, added Prof. Dr. Jirayuth Mahattanakul.
MUTIC provides modern teaching and learning methods of interactive learning, creative thinking and teamwork skills, not focusing on rote memorization because it will be replaced by AI in the future. Hence, MUTIC highlights the understanding from learning in the laboratory, which is learning from a real experience or hands-on experience.
The faculty members here are open to students’ opinions and feedback towards the better improvement of MUTIC as The Best Total Package, in that students are well taken care of with full services. People in this era have fewer children, so they can invest in their children’s education better than in the past. Therefore, MUTIC is also well prepared in every aspect with not-so-high tuition fees when compared to the teaching and learning quality of MUTIC with other universities. It’s reasonable that parents are willing to pay for the future of their children.
“For more than three decades since its inception up to the present, Mahanakorn University of Technology (MUT) has the vision to produce “quality innovators” for the industrial sector. MUTIC is one of the missions of the university for the new generation of children. We wish to produce students who are not only knowledgeable but who also understand behavior and our world in the international level, towards their solutions to the problems in a unique way of thought based on the research results of international thinking with which our graduates can adapt in all industries and services. If Thailand is to become a creative country, it needs to have a knowledgeable student population with this way of thinking to drive our country or region beyond becoming just a middle-income country. So, we are different from people in other places. All of these are the reasons why the new generation students should apply for the International Program in Engineering and Technology, as well as Business Administration at MUTIC,” Dr. Panavy finally concluded.