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R & P for the Degree of Master


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
FOR THE MASTER PROGRAM
 

 
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
            1.  Degree Title
            2.  Degree Requirements
            3.   Program Committee
            4.   Attendance/Residency Requirement
            5.   Registration/Enrolment
            6.   English Requirements
            7.   Transfers
                  7.1    Transfer between Academic Units
                  7.2   Transfer between Options
                  7.3    Transfer of Programs
                  7.4    Credit Transfer
            8.   Leaves
            9.  Study Period
           10.   Study Limit
           11.   Publication Ethics
 
 
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
          1. Coursework
              1.1 Courses
              1.2 Credit Load
              1.3 Credit Requirements
              1.4 Auditing of Courses
              1.5 Repeating of Courses
          2.  Thesis/Research Study/Project/Internship
          3. Grading System
          4.  Assessment of Performance
              4.1    Coursework Examinations
              4.2    Minimum Grade Requirement
              4.3    Online Course Evaluation
              4.4   Research Proposal Examination
              4.5   Master’s Thesis/Research Study/Project
                     /Internship
Examination
              4.6  Online Student Research Supervision Evaluation
          5. Academic Standing
              5.1    Probation
              5.2    Dismissal Conditions
              5.3    Suspension
          6. Academic Conduct
              6.1  Cheating
              6.2   Appeal
              6.3  Resignation


 
 
 


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
FOR THE MASTER PROGRAM
 
 
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS   
 
 
1.1  The two-year Master degrees offered by AIT are the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Business Administration (48 credits), Master of Agribusiness Management, Maste1r of Business Administration (Executive), and Master of Business Administration in Energy Business, all without further designation. Their abbreviations are M.Sc., M.Eng., M.B.A., M.A.B.M., M.B.A. (Executive), and M.B.A.E.B. respectively.

The one-year Master degree offered by AIT are the degrees of Master of Engineering (Professional), Master of Science (Professional), Professional Master in <name of field/area of study>, Master of Business Administration (36 credits), Master in Management, Master in Entrepreneurship, Master in Public Administration, Master in Finance and Master in Engineering Management, all without further designation. Their abbreviations are MEng., (P), M.Sc.(P), and P.M. in <name of field/area of study>, M.B.A., M.M., M.E., M.P.A., M.F., and M.E.M., respectively.   (These policies are still tentative; still waiting for approval. The approved policies will be circulated to all once approved.)

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2.  DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. To qualify for the degree of Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, or Master of   Engineering/Science (Professional), a student must
 
2.1    satisfactorily complete the minimum credit requirement by following courses approved by the Advisor or Program Committee;
2.2    achieve a final cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75;
2.3    achieve a grade of excellent, very good, good or fair for the thesis, research study, project or internship; and
2.4    pass an oral examination on his/her thesis/research/ project/ internship.
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3.1   A Program Committee to supervise the thesis/research study/project shall be appointed by the School Dean for all students registered for the Master's degree not later than the middle of the third semester of study.
 
3.2  The Program Committee is responsible for supervising the student's program (and particularly his/her research) and for determining the content of the program. The Committee may require the student to take particular courses or to complete credits beyond the minimum number presented in the official degree requirements.
 
3.3  The Program Committee consists of three members, among whom one is the Chairperson. In case there is a Co-Chairperson, there should be at least two members. The Chairperson of a Program Committee must be a full time Faculty member of the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Normally, the Chair and at least one member of a Program Committee are faculty members from the School where the student is enrolled. In exceptional cases and with approval of the School Dean, the Chair of the Program Committee may come from another School with the condition that a Co-Chairperson will be appointed from the School where the student is enrolled. An Adjunct Faculty member may serve as an ordinary member of a committee with the approval of the School Dean. Where additional expertise is required; it can be sought without commitment to Committee membership. An External Expert may however be appointed as member of the Program Committee.

The Program Committee of students on project option under the Professional Master’s degree programs that are offered off-mother campus (i.e. SET Professional Program in Vietnam) can consist of only two AIT faculty members (Academic Senate, 25 November 2009).

3.4  The School Dean has the prerogative, after consultation with the Field of Study/Area of Study Coordinator, to revise the membership of a Program Committee. 
 
3.5 EXTERNAL EXPERT MEMBERSHIP IN THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE. In cases where the research requires external expertise from business and industry, the Program Committee composition can be made more flexible by allowing an External Expert to be a member of the Committee, without necessarily being appointed to faculty status. This is mainly based on the principle that the research work would benefit from the expertise, experience and practical perspective of the external expert, thus enhancing the quality of the research (AS00.56). The procedures/guidelines for External Expert appointment are as follows:
 
i)    He/She should have the required expertise on the subject area, and must be recommended by all members of the Program Committee, endorsed by the Field/Area of Study Coordinator, and approved by the School Dean.
 
ii)    If a Bachelor’s degree holder, he/she should normally have 10 years work experience in the relevant area; if a Master’s degree holder, should normally have 5 years experience; If a doctoral degree holder, should normally have 3 years work experience.
 
iii)   Should be a non-voting member only.
 
iv)   The External Expert’s presence during the thesis examination period is optional.
 
v)   The name of the external expert should appear on the thesis itself together with the other Program Committee members as “External Expert’s Name (External Expert)”. His/Her contact information should be included in the student’s record and be kept by the concerned Field/Area of Study for future reference.

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4.1  The normal period of study for the Master's degree is four semesters. A Master student is likewise expected to register for four semesters, unless studies are completed in less time. 
 
4.2  After admission to the Master's degree program, a student must complete a period of full-time attendance of not less than three semesters except for Dual Degree and Exchange students.
 
4.3   For students under the part-time programs, the residency requirement is defined by the program.
 
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5.1     Definition

i)     Registration means indication of the student's intention to continue his/her studies in the following  semester.
 
ii)    Enrolment means to register oneself to a particular course, special study or thesis/research study/project/internship  after registration has been done.
 
5.2    Registration/Enrolment should be done on-line through the Student Information System (SIS) under the 'Register/Enrol menu', and indicate 'Yes or No' if continuing in the following semester. All students are advised to clear their outstanding dues before registering.
 
5.3    Failure to 'Register' would disallow enrolling for credits.
 
5.4    A student must be registered, during the semester in which a degree is awarded, in the School endorsing the degree.
 
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6.1.    SOM students refer to points 6.2, 6.7 & 6.8 below. SET and SERD students with English writing scores below AIT’s admission requirements will be automatically enrolled in the following mandatory English Language (EL) courses. English scores are determined by AIT's AWPT or an officially accepted equivalent. Students will need to pay a one-time registration fee of 5,000 baht for EL courses before they can attend. This registration fee covers the fees for all the EL courses until the student has met the required AWPT (or LC approved equivalent) English score of 6.0 or completed EL 19 with a passing score. The EL course level will be automatically assigned based on a student’s current English score:
 
         5.0 - EL15 Intermediate English Composition 
         5.5 - EL19 Academic and Technical Writing 
 
6.2.    All first semester students (SET, SERD and SOM) need to take the AWPT according to the LC testing schedule. As an alternative, scores from officially accepted standardized English writing tests (e.g. IELTS Writing, TOEFL Writing, or the AIT EET if taken on the AIT campus) can be submitted to the Language Center with student ID number and converted to an AWPT score. Updated test scores must be submitted to the LC before the adding/dropping deadline specified in AIT’s academic calendar to drop an assigned EL course each semester.
 
6.3.     EL courses will be graded as Pass, Incomplete, or Fail.  This grade will appear on transcripts, but will not count towards a student’s GPA. Those who attend less than 50% of their EL classes will automatically fail the course. Therefore, passing of an EL course requires both participation and performance improvement as measured by the EL course's final exam.
 
6.4.    EL students are not allowed to retake the AWPT without first sufficiently attending an English course. If students would like to retake the AWPT after participating in an English course, students will be allowed to retake the AWPT (with a fee of THB 600) according to the LC testing schedule.  After the “Grades In” deadline, students will need to wait until they successfully complete another English course before they are allowed to retake the AWPT.
 
6.5.     If a student cannot attend an EL course, they are allowed to drop that EL course once. Students are required to submit a memo signed by the advisor stating an acceptable reason. This memo must be presented to the LC before the end of the drop/add period of the semester. Dropping an EL course does not exempt a student from meeting the minimum English language requirements prior to the start of the third semester.
 
6.6.     If a student chooses to study an English course outside of AIT, they may submit a memo to drop their EL course. This memo must contain an acceptable explanation for not studying EL courses at AIT and be signed by the advisor and the Director of the Language Center. You must attach a receipt for a legitimate English course to the memo. The course must be of equal or greater study hours to the EL course you are dropping. The receipt must be presented to the LC before the end of the drop/add period of the semester. Students who have successfully attended an approved English course outside of AIT will be allowed to retake the AWPT (600 THB) according to the testing schedule.
 
6.7.     Students within the SOM will need to attend an English language and business communications course intended to further develop English and communication skills necessary for leading organizations. This course is required of those master’s and doctoral students not attaining a minimum of 6.0 IELTS equivalent as a substitute exit requirement.
 
6.8.     The Institute’s English language requirement of 6 or satisfactory completion of EL 19 (Pass) or for SOM students the English Language and Business Communications course, should be attained by the end of the second semester, prior to the start of the third semester when students are expected to be proficient enough to write their proposals and research. An AWPT score of 6 (or LC approved equivalent), or satisfactory completion of EL 19 (Pass), or for SOM students English Language and Business Communications, will be a condition for registration for dissertation / thesis / research study / project. (This is applicable to all students from January 2016 intake and onwards and for SOM students from August 2017 onward). 4.5 - should attend an 8-week Bridging Program (BP) at the AIT Language Center prior to enrolling for the degree program courses. The English score will be reassessed at the end of the Bridging Program.
 
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7.1   Transfer between Academic Units.   Transfer between fields/areas of study and Schools in the Master's degree and the Diploma programs must have the approval of the School Deans involved and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
7.2   Transfer between Options. Transfer between Master's degree thesis, research study or project options requires the approval of the student's Program Committee Chairperson, Field/Area of Study Coordinator and School Dean, who will inform the Registry of the action taken.
 
7.3   Transfer of Programs.  Students who have previously been dismissed from the Institute shall normally not be re-admitted to a degree program at the same level (AS94.16). This regulation does not preclude transfer from a Master's degree program to a Diploma program, nor from a Doctoral degree program to a Master's degree program or Diploma program.
 
7.4    CREDIT TRANSFER
 
7.4.1     Courses completed at another graduate school or institution may be transferred towards the partial completion of the credit requirement of the AIT master’s program at the discretion of the Field of Study/Program and if the following conditions are satisfied :
 
i)         courses were taken under a relevant graduate program;
 
ii)        have at least passing grades (with equivalent grade of at least 3.00/4.00 or “A, B+ or B ); (Note: Credits for coursework completed on a pass-fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis can only be transferred through ‘credit by examination’.);
 
iii)      with equivalent graduate courses at AIT;
 
iv)      completed within the last 5 years;
 
v)       clearly stipulated in the relevant Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement;
 
vi)      only elective courses can be transferred ;
 
vii)     students transferring course credits should not have been dismissed from the previous institution/university; and
 
viii)    for collaborative programs, the number of credits that may be transferred will be as approved by the Academic Senate.
 
7.4.2     Method of Transfer .An official transcript sent directly from the registrar or other appropriate official at the other university/institution to AIT Registry is required. The course outline and information on the conversion of course units to semester hours of credit should be provided by the university/institution from which credits are being transferred. Transfer of credits for the master’s program is done following the methods below:
 
i)         Credit Transfer from Partner Universities/Institutions. Course credits are automatically converted and transferred from a university/ institution where AIT has an active agreement under the following degree categories: (a) exchange program; (b) dual-degree program; (c) two-phase program. It is assumed that prior to signing these agreements, a comprehensive review of courses/credits to be exchanged and/or transferred have been undertaken.
 
ii)       Credit Transfer from Other Universities/Institutions . Credits may also be transferred and converted from a university/institution without a formal agreement with AIT through (a) credit by examination or (b) credit by validation methods.
 
    Credit by Examination
 
(a)      School/Field of Study determines from the official transcript the credits to be validated and lists these credits on the Validation by Examination form.
 
(b)      The Field of Study then conducts an examination, the content and extent of which the FoS Coordinator determines, and reports the results of the examination to the Admissions and Scholarships Unit via the Validation by Examination form.
 
(c)      To be acceptable, the Validation by Examination form must be signed by the Dean and then forwards a request to Registry for appropriate entries to be made on the candidate’s record.
 
    Credit by Validation
 
(a)      The School/Field of Study determines from the official transcript the credits to be validated and lists these credits on the Credit by Validation form .
 
(b)      The Field of Study then conducts a review, the content and extent of which the Field of Study Coordinator determines, and reports the results of the review to Registry via the Credit by Validation form. Registry then records the appropriate entries on the candidate’s record.
 
7.4.3      Evaluation Criteria

 
i)         Credits are awarded only for courses with a validation grade of at least 3.00/4.00 (B+).
 
ii)        Credits are transferred, but grade points are not.
 
iii)      Grades earned at other universities as well as the grades obtained from the validation examination are not used in calculating a student’s grade-point average while attending AIT.
 
iv)      When not specified in any agreement, up to a maximum of 12 credits can be transferred.
 
7.4.4     Transfer Fee. For every credit transferred, a fee will be charged .
 
7.4.5     Credit Transfer for the Master Leading to the Doctoral Program

Courses completed at another graduate school or institution may be transferred towards the partial completion of the credit requirement of the AIT master leading to doctoral program at the discretion of the Field of Study/Program and if the following conditions are satisfied:
 
i)        courses were taken under the master’s program;
 
ii)       have at least passing grades;
 
iii)      with equivalent graduate courses at AIT;
 
iv)      Completed within the last 5 years; and;
 
v)       students transferring course credits should not have been dismissed from the previous institution/university.
 

Method of Transfer and Evaluation Criteria . The method of transfer and the evaluation criteria that guide the transfer of credits in the doctoral program (Section IIIA) are similarly enforced in transfering credits to the master leading to doctoral program.

The details on credit transfer are in P&P AA 8-5-2: Guidelines for Transfer of Credits to AIT ( https://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-8-5-2-20-jul-2009.pdf ).

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8.1    Any student who, for reasons other than sickness, will be absent from the academic commitments during the semester or who will be travelling outside Thailand for vacation must seek approval from his/her Advisor and School Dean on a form (Request for Leave of Absence) obtainable from the Registry.
 
8.2    On return from leave, the student must report to the School and the Registry.
 
8.3   Students absent from the Institute without formal approval of leave will be suspended, and may subsequently be dismissed.
 
8.4   Occasionally, sickness or other circumstances make it necessary for a student to take extended or full-semester leave from the Institute. A student given an extended leave must write to the Registry at least one month before the agreed date of return to confirm that he/she intends to continue his/her studies.

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9.1      The normal study period of a two-year Master’s program is 4 semesters. For one-year Professional Master program (excluding MBA of 36 credits), the normal study period is 2 semesters.  
 
9.2      The privileges of students under the normal study period are as follows:
         Student visa;
         On campus accommodation;
         Issuance of AIT email account which allows access to the Student Information System (SIS) and Internet services;
         Access to all AIT facilities (School, Library, Sports and Recreation facilities, etc.);
         Discount of children in AIT International School except for part-time degree programs (i.e. one-year MBA (36 credits), EMBA, DBA).
 
9.3      Students who are allowed to extend beyond the normal study period have the following privileges:
         Student visa;
        Can continue in their current on-campus accommodation unit only if there are no requests for their units. However, they could be allocated or request for an on-campus accommodation unit following the queue, but with lower priority;
         Continuation of an AIT email account which allows access to the student Information System (SIS) and Internet services;
         Access to all AIT facilities (School, Library, Sports and Recreation facilities, etc.);
         Extended students can no longer avail of discount on AITIS fees for their children. (AITMT, 23 June 2016 meeting).
 
9.4      Beyond the normal study period, the student status will be changed from ‘Enrolled’ to ‘Extension’. All students who are unable to graduate by the end of 4th semester for the two-year Master program or the 2nd semester for the one-year Master program, are required to submit a progress report every semester of extension until the degree requirements are completed.
 
9.5      The progress report will be compiled by the Registry every end of the semester and be reported to the AS (Review of Students) meeting.
 
9.6      Those without satisfactory progress will be put on probation. Two probations (not necessarily consecutive semesters) during the extended period would mean automatic dismissal from the Master program which will be reported to the AS (Review of Students) meeting for information. (Effective August 2017 semester, Academic Senate meeting of 28 June 2017).
  
10.1    All requirements for the full-time two-year Master degree must be completed within four years of first registration for the degree of Master.
 
10.2    A Master employee-student enrolled on a part-time status and students under the part-time program must complete all Master degree requirements within five calendar years of first registration. 
 
10.3    Students who fail to finish the master degree requirements within the study limit will be automatically dismissed from the master program. Their names will be reported to Academic Senate for information only. They can appeal to the Tribunal of Appeals by presenting a concrete plan on how they will finish. If the Tribunal allows further extension, the concerned student can no longer enjoy student privileges such as educational subsidy for children. Failure to meet the conditions of the Tribunal would mean automatic dismissal without any privilege to re-appeal. (Effective August 2012 intake, AS Mtg. of 24 April 2013).
 
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11.1   For publications based on student theses, research studies or projects, the name of the student should be included as an author of the publication.
 
11.2   The sequence of authors' names should be up to the authors themselves, but should follow convention within the subject reported, and should not belittle the input of the student.
 
11.3    It is appropriate to include, wherever the style of the journal permits, in a footnote on the title page or in the acknowledgements, the following:
 
"This paper is based (or partly based) on M.Eng., M.Sc. (or MBA) research study (or thesis or research project) conducted by the first author under the supervision (or guidance) of the second author at (name of field/area of study) of the (name of School), AIT, Bangkok."
 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
 
 
1.1      COURSES
 
i)      Students should consult their Advisor prior to enrolling their courses. Selection of courses can be approved online by Advisors through the SIS or manually by signing the printed enrolment page from SIS.
 
ii)     Courses are categorized into two types, namely, required courses and elective courses. Required and elective courses are determined by each field/area of study.
 
iii)   Required courses are those which the students must enrol in his/her field/area of study.
 
iv)   Elective courses are optional to students which may be offered in his/her field/area of study or in other fields/areas of study. The elective courses to be taken by each student depend on his/her area of interests or planned thesis/ research study/project topics.
 
v)   Selected topics are courses on current topics and recent developments in selected areas of specialization which may also be offered by a field/area of study.
 
vi)   Special studies are taught on an individual basis and must include a project report.  Special study courses are flexible in content and are adapted to suit the needs of the students concerned and the interests of the faculty members.

Special study reports shall follow the same general format approved for theses/research study. A special study report should be produced under a standard softbound cover format, with a copy deposited in the Library for future reference.

Special studies work, which should only be offered for topics which are relevant to the Field/Area of Study, must be carried out under the supervision of the student's Program Committee at the Institute or at another location approved by the committee.

Special studies should be presented to and graded by the student’s Program Committee. For Special Study of 1 to 2 credits, the Program Committee should have at least 2 members. For Special Study of 3 credits or more, the Program Committee should have 3 members. The Program Committee should be formed within one-month of registering for special study. There should be at least one meeting of the Program Committee for final exam, and student should submit proposal/report to the advisor.
 
1.2   CREDIT LOAD
 
i)    A student in full-time attendance is required to take at least 9 credits of coursework during the semester.
 
ii)   An employee student on part-time status or a student on part-time program is required to enroll at least 3 credits per semester. The Advisor or Program Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that the employee-student’s academic load per semester is appropriate to his/her work .
 
iii)   No student may enrol for more than 15 credits in a semester or more than 9 credits in an inter-semester unless special permission is obtained from the student's Advisor, Field/Area of Study Coordinator and School Dean.
 
iv)  A student who wishes to take a reduced credit load, i.e. less than 9 credits of coursework in a given semester, must obtain approval from his/her Advisor, Field/Area of Study Coordinator and School Dean.
 
1.3       CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
 
i)        The total minimum coursework credits set by the Institute for the two-year Master’s degree is 26 credits for thesis option (thesis is equivalent to 22 credits); 38 credits for research study option (research study is equivalent to 10 credits); and 42 credits for project option (project is equivalent to 6 credits), which includes not more than 3 credits from special studies.
 
However, each field/area of study may set its own minimum coursework credit requirement, which may be equal or higher than what the Institute has set. In case of a higher requirement, this will be used as the minimum requirement for graduation. To check the minimum coursework requirement, the list may be viewed at: http://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/current-students/credit_requirements
 
For student intakes from the August 2017 semester onwards, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and specialized master’s degree from the School of Management requires a minimum of 36 credits that comprise of 30 credits of required courses and 6 credits Project for both Project and Research Study options. Students opting for Research Study will have an additional 12 credits of Independent Research Study which totals 48 credits. The research study option is intended for MBA students who wish to pursue the doctoral program afterwards. (P&P: AA-2-1-6)
 
ii)    A Master’s student may earn a maximum of 6 credits from special studies including those counted for in the minimum credit requirement.
 
iii)    For the one-year Professional Master Program, the minimum credit requirement is 32-33 credits which includes 24-30 credits of coursework at AIT and 9 credits of internship or 6 -12 credits of project.
 
iv)   For the Master leading to the Doctoral program, the minimum coursework credit requirement is 38 credits which includes 3 credits of special study.
 
v)    Seminar courses that are marked as ‘Pass/Fail’ (not ‘letter’ grades) may be offered, but these have to be on top of the minimum 26-credit coursework requirement for thesis option, 38-credit coursework for research study option, and 42-credit coursework for project option that are counted towards cGPA.
 
1.4    AUDITING OF COURSES
 
i)      A student who is academically qualified to take a course for credit may attend classes as an auditor with the approval of the course instructor. An auditor cannot be given grades or credit for the course concerned; he/she is not required to take examinations, but may participate in class discussions at the discretion of the course instructor. 
 
ii)     Auditing students should attend at least 80% of the course classes.
 
iii)   An audit course is charged 20% of the course fee and is listed on the transcript.
 
1.5    REPEATING OF COURSES
(Academic Senate, 24 March 2010)
 
i)     A student must repeat a required course if the grade awarded was not considered satisfactory (grade "D" or "F").
 
ii)   A student may choose to repeat any course. When a course is repeated, only the final grade is recorded on the final transcript, along with the number of attempts noted
 
iii)  Students who repeat courses are not eligible for awards based on CGPA
 
iv)  Students are charged for repeating courses at the standard rate per credit hour.
 
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2.1     A Master degree student must (unless a special permission for a delay has been obtained) register for a research study or project not later than the enrolment period of the fourth semester and for thesis not later than the enrolment period of the third semester, after consultation with Advisor or Program Committee. The number of thesis/research study/project credits to be registered must be determined in consultation with the Advisor.  
 
For the Professional Master degree program, an internship worth 9 credits must be registered during the internship period .
 
2.2     A thesis is worth 22 credits, a research study is equivalent to 10 credits, a project is worth 6-12 credits and an internship is given 9 credits.
 
2.3      Thesis report is submitted as part of the requirements for the thesis option for the Master's program. The thesis work must be carried out under the supervision of the student's Program Committee at the Institute or at another location approved by the committee.
 
2.4     The Thesis/Research Study/Project completed at another graduate school or institution within the Two Phase or Dual Degree program may be allowed to count towards partial completion of the credit requirement provided that:
 
•     It is approved by the Academic Advisor of the student and by the Field/Area of Study Coordinator;
•      The committee includes at least two AIT full-time faculty and at least one member from the partner institution appointed by AIT as Adjunct faculty.
•       The defense is organized at AIT or at the institution hosting the student as per modalities defined by the School. The members of the Program Committee must be present either physically or remotely via video conference.
•       The research report format should conform to the guidelines set by AIT for research reports.
 
2.5     AIT students undertaking internships in other institutions either as part of an exchange program or otherwise would normally not be allowed credits for the internship work nor would such internship work be treated as equivalent to a project unless the following conditions are fulfilled:
 
i)      The organization in which the internship was done agrees to allow the student to produce a full report that include all the information and data relevant to the research problem; and
 
ii)    An AIT faculty member has participated, in his/her capacity as the principal guide, in the formulation of the research problem, guided the student in the execution of the project, and, based on such participation, accepted the report based on the internship as satisfying the criteria for a project or research work.
 
2.6   Students are encouraged to produce thesis of publishable quality, in excellent English, and to follow professional journal format.
 
2.7   A copy of the thesis/research study/project/internship report must be received by each member of the student’s Program Committee at least seven days before the examination.
 
2.8     The thesis, research study, project or internship grade will not be included in the computation of the Grade Point Average (GPA).
 
2.9   STUDENT RESEARCH PLAGIARISM CHECK. To guard against plagiarism, all student research reports will be subjected to electronic plagiarism check before final defense is conducted. The detailed guidelines and process for final plagiarism check is in Section V, item B of the P&P AA 4-1-1: Academic Integrity in Research and Publication:
 
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(From P&P AA-3-1-1: Policies on Grading approved by the Academic Senate on 29 April 2009 (URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-3-1-1.pdf)
 
3.1   The grade assigned to a student in each course which he/she takes for credit is based on a letter system. The letters which are used have the following definition and grade points for the calculation of grade point average (GPA):
 
Grade
Definition
Grade Points
A
Excellent. Thorough knowledge and mastery of concepts and/or techniques together with a high degree of skill and/or great originality in satisfying the requirements of a piece of work or course
4.00
B+
Very Good. Thorough knowledge and mastery of concepts and/or techniques together with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts and techniques in satisfying the requirements of a piece of work or course
3.50
B
Good. Good level of knowledge or mastery of concepts and/or techniques with a considerable skill in using them in satisfying the requirements of a piece of work or course
3.00
C+
Near Competent. Level of knowledge or mastery of concepts and/or techniques requires more efforts to satisfy the requirements of a piece of work or course.
2.50
C
Deficient. Level of knowledge or mastery of concepts and/or techniques requires intensive efforts to satisfy the requirements of a piece of work or course.
2.00
D
Highly Deficient. Knowledge or mastery of concepts and /or techniques and understanding of the subject matter unacceptably low.
1.00
F
Failing. Very poor with very limited knowledge or limited mastery and understanding of concepts and/or techniques; comprehension of the subject matter is very limited.
0
I
Incomplete. Course may be completed at a later time without prejudice.
-
Pass/
Fail
A “passing” grade refers to any grade above “1” and a “failing” grade refers to grade equal to “1” or below.
 
 
3.2    Grade Point Average. The grade point average is calculated by averaging (with weighting according to the number of credits that each course carries) all the grade points obtained in every course taken for credit except those graded with Pass/Fail. One semester credit is earned from a course for each hour of lecture, two hours of workshop or seminar or three hours of laboratory work per week for a semester, provided the student has registered to take the course for credit. Whilst grades D and F count toward the computation of the cumulative average, the courses in which a student received these grades do not count toward the total credit requirement for degrees or the Diploma.
 
3.3    Incomplete. The grade 'I' (Incomplete) can be given only if:  a) there is a special reason, accepted by the course instructor, which makes it impossible for an individual student to be graded before the meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students); b) there are other special reasons which are accepted by the Academic Senate.
 
        An 'I' grade given in any course and reported to Academic Senate will be recorded on the transcript. Registration for the course in subsequent semester should take place and the new grade given by the Instructor recorded on the transcript without deleting the 'I' grade.
 
        An 'I' grade will subsequently be converted to 'F' unless the course is satisfactorily completed at a time specified by the Instructor, which must not be later than one semester from the time at which the final grade would normally have been recorded.
 
        Courses spanning two-semesters, when not completed at the end of two semesters will be given an incomplete “I’ grade. If at the end of the subsequent semester in which the course remains incomplete, the ‘I’ grade for these courses will be converted to fail ‘F’.
 
3.4    Pass /Fail. The pass/fail grading can be used if knowledge and mastery of concepts or techniques or the degree of skill in the use of those concepts and techniques cannot be assessed precisely enough to assign a ‘letter’ grade. Instructors teaching a course graded on a “Pass/Fail” method must like any other course, have a specific set of requirements, what are to be assessed and the method of assessment.

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(From P&P AA-3-1-1: Policies on Grading approved by the Academic Senate on 29 April 2009 (URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-3-1-1.pdf)
 
i)     The course instructor is responsible for assessing the individual performance of students in his/her course. Instructors should announce in the first week of the course the method of assessment to be employed and should circulate a course outline. Assessment may be based on oral or written examination, project reports and/or assignments.
 
ii)    Instructors are encouraged to address the following methods of assessment and communicate them to the students:
 
       Will I grade on an “absolute” (criterion-based standard) or on a “relative” (norm-referenced) standard? Absolute grading is encouraged, whenever possible.
         What are my reasons for choosing the method I will use?
         What do I consider as outstanding or excellent performance?
         How should an average student perform?
        What are my reasons for allowing or not allowing students opportunities to earn extra credit?
        What are my values concerning student attendance, class participation, and completion of assignments?
       Will I depend upon a single method of assessing students’ learning or will I use a variety of methods (exams, assignments, presentations, etc.)?
       Have I described my grading plan adequately to students in writing and orally at the beginning of the course?
        How will I handle late or missing assignments?
        How will I grade group projects/reports? How should I assess and identify the contribution of each student in group works?
 
4.1    COURSEWORK EXAMINATIONS
 
4.1.1    MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
 
(From P&P AA-3-1-1: Policies on Grading approved by the Academic Senate on 29 April 2009 (URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-3-1-1.pdf)
 
i)      The mid-semester examinations are usually held in the 8th week of the semester during lecture hours which are normally based on coursework, assignments and classroom tests.
 
ii)   Mid-semester grading is compulsory for all semester-long courses and must be reported to the Registry by the middle of the ninth week of the semester. Students are informed of their grades at the end of the tenth week and School Deans receive the complete list of grades for students in his/her School. The Deans subsequently inform the student Advisors concerned. Mid-semester grades are not recorded on the official transcript, but can be viewed in the SIS.
 
iii)    The purpose of mid-semester grades is to provide an indication of a student’s progress for his/her own benefit and for that of the Advisor.
 
iv)   Corrected mid-semester examination papers must be discussed and returned to students by the course instructors (AS87.06).
 
v)    Advisors are expected to discuss mid‑semester grades with each of their students, particularly those in their first semester. If any problems arise which are not directly related to academic difficulties, such as stress, anxiety or inability to formulate appropriate study strategies, the student should be referred to the Student Affairs Unit.
 
4.1.2     FINAL EXAMINATIONS. Final examinations for all courses are held three to five days after classes end.  All final examination arrangements are announced by Registry via e-mail and posted on the Registry website.
 
4.2      MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT. In order to graduate, a student must achieve a final cumulative average of not less than 2.75, in addition to satisfying the other requirements for the degree.
 
4.3    ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION.   Students are required to evaluate online the courses they have taken in a semester in order to obtain feedback on the quality of the course and its delivery. This exercise involves evaluation of the course characteristics, course delivery, teaching methods, resource materials, course Instructor and the conduct of laboratory sessions, if any. Failure to evaluate would disallow online viewing of grade(s) in SIS on the concerned course(s).
 
4.4      RESEARCH PROPOSAL EXAMINATION. The Program Committee must arrange for a thesis proposal examination to be held at the end of the Master degree student's second semester or at the beginning of the third semester.
 
4.5  MASTER THESIS/RESEARCH STUDY/PROJECT/INTERNSHIP EXAMINATION
 
a.       The research examination committee for a Master degree program is the student's Program Committee.
 
b.       The examination will include an oral defense by the candidate of his/her research topic, and questions to test the candidate's knowledge of related areas. The following procedures must be followed:
 
        An announcement of the research examination must be made not less than seven working days prior to the comprehensive examination.
        A copy of the thesis/research study/project/internship report should be given by the candidate to each member of the Program Committee at least seven days prior to the research examination.
 
c.        A thesis, research study, project or internship which is judged to be satisfactory shall be accorded one of the following grades: excellent, very good, good or fair. The grade is recorded on the “Record of Thesis/Research Study/Project/Internship Examination” report and entered on the official transcript.
 
d.    At the first comprehensive examination for the Master degree program, a student may: (i) pass unconditionally on thesis/research study/project/internship report, (ii) pass on coursework only and have the thesis/research study/project/internship report re-examined after further work, (iii) pass on thesis/research study/project/internship report only and have a re-examination on coursework after a specified period, or (iv) be re-examined on both coursework and thesis/research study/project/internship after further work.
 
e.      At the conclusion of a re-examination for the research, the student shall be either pass or fail.
 
f.      Thesis/Research Study/Project Grades. When grading, attention should be paid on the following areas with emphasis varying for thesis, research study and project in graduate programs:
 
        question forming and consistent realization
        mastering the subject matter
        adequacy and relevance of source literature and source critique
        application of theoretical and analytical concepts
        mastering of research method, material gathering and analysis
        significance of solutions to practical problems
         innovative thinking
         research ethics
         use of terminology, language and presentation
 
A thesis, research study or project which is judged to be satisfactory shall be accorded one of the following grades:
 
Grade
Definition
Excellent
An excellent grade marks an exceptionally skillful and innovative piece of research. The work clearly and explicitly has significance in the respective field on a national and international level. The knowledge of previous research and theoretical discussion is comprehensive, the concepts relevant and derived skillfully from prior discourse in the respective field. Due to scientific or practical merits, the work could be published as such or as an abridged version in a scientific or - in case of a project - practitioner’s journal or a similar reviewed publication in the field.
Very Good
Overall, the work indicates the author’s independent, critical and innovative research method, ability to analyze theoretically substantial bodies of knowledge and problems or the skill to implement solutions to significant practical assignments. The research goals, concepts and terminology and research problems are well-determined and skillfully combined into a theoretical framework. The research methodology is well chosen and argued, and the gathering and analysis of material has been done with insight.
Good
The work demonstrates, while not on a high level, the author’s ability to accurately conduct research or – in case of a project - prepare solutions to practical problems. The topic and approach chosen may be conventional. The methodical choices have been accounted for, if only narrowly. Theories and research results related to the research subject have been discussed, but on the whole the approach may be mechanical, merely listing the relevant research bases. The language range used may be limited. 
Fair
The research work is acceptable but there are shortcomings on several aspects. Research goal and the terminology used may be unclear. The scientific or practical background may be either too narrow or badly delimited. Analysis of the material may be incomplete and the presentation of the results not fully convincing.
 
g.        Grade Distribution. Grading standards should be set according to the levels of mastery of the course and the quality of the research as indicated in the grade definition. Standards and assessment methods should be evaluated and reviewed over time to ensure differentiation of students’ varying levels of mastery, which typically follows a normal distribution.
 
4.6    ONLINE STUDENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION EVALUATION.   All graduating students are required to do the online student research supervision evaluation after final examination/defense in order to obtain feedback on the quality of research supervision at AIT.
  
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i)     The grades achieved by a student are reported each semester to the Academic Senate which considers whether students who have not achieved the minimum average stipulated by the Senate may proceed to the next semester of study.
 
ii)    A student who, in the first semester, achieves an average grade of not less than 2.50 but less than 2.75 will be placed on automatic probation. Thereafter, a student will remain on probation until such time that he/she achieves a cumulative average of not less than 2.75.
 
iii)   A student on probation will not be allowed to register for thesis or research study until probation is cleared.
 
iv)   A student on ‘extension’ (beyond the normal study period) with unsatisfactory progress report will be put on probation.
 
v)    A student on probation is also not allowed to enrol in another university as part of a joint or exchange program.
 
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i)        A student on probation for more than two semesters faces dismissal.
 
ii)      A Master or Diploma student will face dismissal if fees remain unpaid at the end of two consecutive semesters including the semester in which he/she was suspended due to financial liability (see P&P FB 6-1-1: Credit Policy ( http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/FB/fb-6-1-1-2feb2017.pdf).
 
iii)    A student who failed to register for two consecutive semesters faces dismissal.
 
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i)    Suspension is defined as an action that can solely be taken by a Program Committee, through the appropriate units of the Institute (Field/Area of Study, School, DPRC/Registry), in certain problem cases. The following circumstances, among others, may warrant suspension of a doctoral study program:

        being in arrears with payments due, if there is faint evidence of paying up, given the unlikelihood of graduation which is conditional upon paying all dues (please see P & P FB 6-1-1: Credit Policy, ( http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/FB/fb-6-1-1-2feb2017.pdf).
        non-academic reasons such as unbecoming behavior (https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/student_handbook.pdf)
        Study program suspension is not a status for which any student could apply. The appropriate status to redress extenuating circumstances is officially approved leave, with payment of the semesterly Registration Fee to uphold student status and enrolment. This requires a formal request, duly    endorsed and approved.
 
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6.1    CHEATING
 
6.1.1      Cheating in an examination, assignment or research project is dealt with as an offence. It involves any of the following actions*:
 
i)        Students having unauthorized items, devices or texts (as defined by the instructor) at his/her desk in an examination room during an examination;
ii)      Making use of unauthorized items, devices or texts in an assignment, research project or during an examination;
iii)    Copying from the examination book of another student during an examination or copying from another student’s assignment or research project;
iv)     Soliciting help from another student during an examination;
v)       Intentionally giving help to another student during the examination;
vi)     Acting deliberately in any way, whether before, during, or after, so as to obtain an unfair advantage in an examination; and
vii)  Acting in any way, whether before, during or after, so as to assist another student to obtain an unfair advantage in an examination, assignment or research project.
 
          6.1.2   Procedures for Investigation and Disciplinary Action
 
i)        Record. If there is suspicion of cheating during an examination, in an assignment or a research project, the instructor/invigilator should immediately call the attention of the student and put a notation on segments of the exam, assignment or project where cheating has been suspiciously committed.
 
ii)      Incident Report. The instructor/invigilator should seek an explanation from the student at the end of the examination or when the assignment or project was submitted, and submit an incident report to the Field of Study Coordinator, who should then notify the School Dean.
 
iii)    Interview of Student.   The instructor/invigilator, Field of Study Coordinator and the School Dean will decide based on the incident report, whether the case can be handled at the School level.  If it can be handled at the School, the Field of Study Coordinator together with the instructor/ invigilator will interview the student. The student can be accompanied by his/her advisor. Notes of the interview will be recorded and should be agreed upon by all parties.
 
iv)     Without Evidence of Cheating. If the interview panel is satisfied that there is no evidence of cheating, the Field of Study Coordinator and the instructor/invigilator may recommend to the School Dean to give no penalty.
 
v)       With Concrete Evidence of Cheating. However, if cheating was proven, the Field of Study Coordinator and the instructor/invigilator may recommend to the School Dean to disregard the original examination score and require the student to submit an equivalent piece of work or retake a different version of the examination. Upon receipt of the retake, the School Dean may decide to:

•         Downgrade by 1 step the grade the student will receive upon repetition of the exam or resubmission of the assignment/project;
•         Give a score of ‘zero’ for the specific exam, project or assignment; or
•         Give a failing grade or “F” for the course; or
       Recommend the student for suspension or dismissal.
 
The penalty will depend on the seriousness of the offence. The student will have the usual right to appeal against the decision. The appeal should be addressed to the School Dean.
 
vi)     Suspension or Dismissal from the Institute. If School Dean feels that there is evidence of serious dishonesty and the recommendation of the Field of Study Coordination and instructor/invigilator was suspension or dismissal, the matter should be elevated to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
6.1.3      Procedures for Assessment at the Administration
 
i)       The Head, Student Office will be delegated or anybody on behalf of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to interview the student concerned.
 
ii)    Upon receipt of the incident report based on student’s interview, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will then appoint a neutral investigating committee consisting of members from outside the School where the student belongs.
 
iii)    The investigating committee should consider all the available evidence, including that of the incident report submitted by the School, and the student accused. The committee will then submit to the Vice President for Academic Affairs a report of its findings and, if it wishes, a recommendation on action. This report should be submitted promptly, if possible permitting the required action to be taken before the beginning of the next semester.
 
6.1.4  Penalty at the Disposal of the Administration. On receipt of the recommendation of the investigating committee, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will determine the appropriate penalty depending on the seriousness of the offense. The Vice President for Academic Affairs may:

i)        No penalty; or
ii)      Downgrade by 1 step the grade the student will receive upon repetition of the exam or resubmission of the assignment/project;
iii)    Give a score of ‘zero’ for the specific exam, project or assignment; or
iv)     Give a failing grade or “F” for the course; or
v)       Suspend the student from the Institute for a specific period; or
vi)     Recommend dismissal especially if there is evidence that the incident is already the second offence, a report to the Academic Senate should be made for decision.
 
The penalty will depend on the seriousness of the offence. The student will have the usual right to appeal against the decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
6.1.5      Dismissal and Appeal. A student found guilty of grave cheating by the School Dean, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Senate may be dismissed. The student pursue an appeal to the President, in which case the Tribunal of Appeals may be convened.
 
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6.2       APPEAL
 
6.2.1   APPEAL AGAINSTS ASSESSMENT
 
(From P&P AA-3-1-1: Policies on Grading approved by the Academic Senate on 29 April 2009 URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-3-1-1.pdf)
 
i)        A student has the right to review his/her marked scripts (examinations, projects, assignments, etc.).
 
ii)      If not satisfied with his/her grade, a student may, after the meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students), appeal to the relevant course instructor for re-assessment. The level of review to be carried out is at the instructor's discretion.
 
iii)    A student appeal for revision of his/her coursework assessment should be made to the instructor within one week after grades are released/announced. If necessary, a student, after seeking help from the Advisor, may make an appeal through the Field/Area of Study Coordinator and the School Dean for recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
iv)   If a student believes that his/her academic performance has been adversely affected by illness or some other external factor, he/she should consult the Advisor as soon as possible and before the next meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students).

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6.2.2      APPEAL AGAINSTS DISMISSAL
 
i)      A Tribunal of Appeal has been established by the President to consider appeals made by students against decisions on dismissal from academic programs made by the Academic Senate. The Tribunal is composed of the President (Chairperson), the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Head, Student Office, the Field of Study Coordinator, the student’s Advisor and the Dean of the School concerned, with the Registry Officer and the President of the Student Union in attendance.
 
ii)     An appeal against a Senate decision is made by the student through his/her Advisor, Field/Area of Study Coordinator and School Dean to the President no later than one week before the start of the following semester. Comment on the appeal is expected from the School Dean. A decision by the Tribunal is final. Because questions relating to health, family circumstances, financial realities, etc. are outside the scope of the Senate, they are taken into account by the Tribunal, who may modify a decision of the Senate.
 
iii)    Academic Senate-dismissed students, who appealed to the Tribunal of Appeals and allowed to continue with certain conditions, should be automatically dismissed without any discussion in the Academic Senate and without any privilege to re-appeal, if they fail to fulfil the conditions set by the Tribunal for the continuation of their study.
 
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6.3    RESIGNATION
 
i)        A student who wishes to resign should normally do so in writing to his/her Advisor who reports through the Field/Area of Study Coordinator and subsequently to the School Dean. A student's resignation shall be effective from the time the Dean acknowledges the resignation and passes the case to the Registry. The Registry records the action on the transcript and informs the administrative units within the Institute of the resignation of the student.
 
ii)      Students under the Integrated Master to Doctoral Program have the option to resign from the program and receive Master degree after successful completion of Master degree requirement of 38 credits of coursework (including 3 credits of special study) and 10 credits of research study.
 
iii)    If a student who has resigned subsequently changes his/her mind, he/she would normally have to re-apply for admission. A student cannot nullify the act of resignation once it has become effective.
 
iv)     The transcript of a student who has resigned shall have entered on it:

        the date of resignation, and
        grades of all courses completed at the time of resignation.
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(Academic Senate, 27 November 2013)
 
The five-year integrated Master’s leading to the Doctoral degree requires the following:
 
1.      Complete a minimum of 120 credits for the doctoral degree;
2.      Complete 48 credits (comprising of 38 credits of coursework and 10 credits of research study) within the first four semesters for the master’s part; and complete 72 credits (comprised of 66 credits of dissertation and up to 6 credits of special study or specific doctoral courses or even a combination of special study and course works) for doctoral part;
3.      Some credits of research study may be enrolled by the 3rd semester of study;
4.      The normal minimum cGPA requirements and associated policy for the Master degree is applied to the first four semesters of the integrated program;
5.      Continuation to the doctoral portion of the program requires having a minimum cGPA of 3.5 from the overall 38 credits of coursework;
6.      Students with less than 3.5 cGPA from the overall 38 credits coursework will exit the program with a Master’s degree upon successful completion of 10 credits research study; such students who will be awarded Master degrees may apply later to the regular doctoral program through the CAS program;
7.      All regulations of the regular doctoral program are equally applicable to the students who will be enrolled in this program, and will need to maintain a minimum of 3.5 cGPA during the doctoral part of the program;
8.      Two degrees will be conferred (Master and Doctoral) to the students upon successful completion of all the respective academic requirements, first a master degree and then a doctoral degree;
9.      Regular Master students have an option to enroll in this integrated masters leading to doctoral program, provided they do so by the end of their 2nd semester of the master’s program.
 
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(From Academic Senate, 13 May 2008 meeting and from AA 2-2-4: Part-time Professional Degree Programs; URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-2-2-4-22feb2010.pdf)
 
1.       A School may propose a full-time or a part-time professional degree program at master’s level. A part-time program is normally set-up to provide a specific group of students a more flexible schedule.
 
2.       The proposal to establish a part-time professional degree program must include a clear rationale for establishment on a part-time basis, a description of the target group of students, admissions requirements, curriculum structure and mechanisms for quality assurance.
 
3.       All professional degree programs must be endorsed by the concerned School(s), Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Senate.
 
  
Part-Time Professional Master’s Program
Full-Time Professional Master’s Program
Name
M.Eng (P); M.Sc. (P)
Professional Masters in [title]
Working experience
Normally, a minimum of three years relevant professional experience
Educational
Qualifications
Executives in organizations/companies who hold a 3-year undergraduate in fields defined as relevant by the School / Program / Field of Study.
 If potential students do not have a traditional academic qualification (i.e. an undergraduate degree), significant relevant professional experience and professional qualifications are taken into account which should be a minimum of 10 years of work experience with at least 5 years of management experience.
Entry assessment (Language)
Minimum English requirement for entry are the same as for regular academic degree programs. This will be evaluated by (a) Interviews; (b) Extended reflective essay; and (c) Professional reference. Exemption: minimum three years high school or university study in English medium
Exit assessment (Language)
Professional degree programs may set exit requirements that are based on different skill sets than AIT’s exit requirement for regular academic programs. If entry requirements are higher than or equal to AIT’s normal exit requirements, no English language exit requirement is necessary.
Assessment
Assessment will include; experiential and practical project work in students’ own organizations; class contributions; less likely to be based on traditional examinations. This has to be approved by the institute-wide committee chaired by the VPAA.
Credit Requirement
33 credits (based on professional needs, program decides proportion of coursework and -project work)
Credit Load
Minimum of 3 credits per semester
Minimum of 9 credits per semester
Internship
A professional degree program may incorporate one or more internship not exceeding 6 credits, which can be converted into course credits. Internships will not be required when students already have significant prior experience in their relevant profession or when students are working professionals.
Research Project
A professional degree program will normally have a research project, which will focus on a relevant practical problem which may be within the student’s own organization. It will normally be assessed to be worth at least 6 credits.
Teaching delivery
Full time or part time
Part time, intensive modules
Teaching style
Extensive utilization of group discussion, and two-way learning. Pre- and post-module distance learning, problem-based learning, case studies
Faculty
Mix of professional and academic
Study Limit
Normal Duration
Maximum
Normal Duration – 12 to 18 months
Maximum – 5 years
Normal Duration – 12 to 13 months
 Maximum – 4 years
Continuation to doctoral studies
Discretion of doctoral program
Audit Courses
Program decides
Leave
A student enrolled on full-time or part-time professional degree programs may apply for leave of absence prior to a semester in which he or she will not enroll for credits. A student granted leave of absence must be registered as a student during the period of leave in order to retain access to the academic and non-academic resources of the Institute.
Student Benefits
Same as full-time students except for the tuition discount at the AIT International School. They can avail of accommodation with least priority in married units.
Same as full-time academic program students
Payment of Fees
All students pay fees per credit and registration fee every semester. The Credit P&P ( http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/FB/fb-6-1-1-2feb2017.pdf) shall apply to all types of students.
 
All other academic requirements are the same for students in the regular Master’s program.
 
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CONDITIONS FOR ALLOWING PROFESSIONAL MASTER GRADUATES TO PURSUE REGULAR MASTER’S PROGRAM AT AIT:

i.      Students to take minimum additional 28 credits for Master degrees as given below. These 28 credits would require one year, and will develop student’s capability to do research. 

Minimum of 6 credits of coursework and 22 credits of thesis, or
Minimum of 18 credits of coursework and 10 credits of research study

To pursue MBA:
Minimum of 22 credits of coursework and 6 credits of Project, or
Minimum of 28 credits coursework-only

ii.     Satisfy required courses of a particular FoS.

iii.    Entry Requirements should be satisfied as per regular Master’s Program. 

iv.    PM graduates can pursue regular Master’s Program within 7 years of completing the PM program.

v.     All other requirements for Master’s program need to be fulfilled.

 

ROUTES FOR ALLOWING PROFESSIONAL MASTER GRADUATES TO PURSUE DOCTORAL PROGRAM AT AIT:

1.     To first pursue Regular Masters as per conditions endorsed above in Section 14.53.01 and then be eligible to join the regular Doctoral Program if minimum cGPA of 3.5 is obtained in the coursework.

or

2.     To successfully complete additional requirement of 16 credits (10 credits of Research Study with very good or excellent grade, and 6 credits of coursework with minimum cGPA of 3.5) prior to continuing into regular doctoral program of 84 credits. Entry requirements and all other requirements for doctoral program need to be fulfilled. Candidates will be awarded only Doctoral degree.

 
 
(From AA 8-8-2: Employee-Students on Part-time Status; http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-8-8-2-22feb2010.pdf
 
1.       An AIT employee wishing to enroll as a student in a full-time program on a ‘part-time’ status requires the endorsement of the Advisor, Field of Study Coordinator and approval by the Dean and the work Supervisor.
 
2.       The primary status of employee student is as employee of the Institute. As such, employment is a condition at the time of admission. At any time within the study duration, if the employee student loses his /her AIT employment, the student must be transferred to the regular program. In order to properly implement this, all employee students will be required to submit employment certificate to Registry upon every registration/enrollment period.
 
3.       Employee-students on part-time status are required to enroll for a minimum of three credits per semester.
 
4.       The Advisor or Program Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that the employee-student’s academic load per semester is appropriate to his/her work.
 
5.       A master employee-student enrolled on a part-time status must complete all requirements within five calendar years of first registration.
 
6.       Employee-students on a part-time status must comply with all other academic requirements of the degree programs.
 
7.       Employee-students on part-time status must pay fees per credit and registration fee every semester.
 
8.       The Credit Policy (P&P FB 6-1-1; URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/FB/fb-6-1-1-2feb2017.pdf) shall apply to all employee-students on part-time status.
 
 

 

 
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