Updated: 5 July 2016
|1.1||The Doctoral degrees awarded by AIT are the Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Business Administration, all without further designation. Their abbreviations are D.Eng., D.Tech.Sc., Ph.D., and D.B.A. respectively.|
|1.2||The degrees of Master awarded by AIT are the degrees of Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Agribusiness Management, Master of Business Administration, and the Executive Master Degree all without further designation; their abbreviations are M.Eng., M.Sc., M.A.B.M., M.B.A. and M.Eng.(Executive) / M.Sc.(Executive)/ M.B.A.(Executive) respectively. The one-year Master degree awarded by AIT are the degrees of Master of Engineering (Professional), Master of Science (Professional) and Professional Master in Technology Management with abbreviation M.Eng.(P), M.Sc.(P) and P.M.T.M., respectively.|
|2.1||To qualify for the degree of Doctor, a student must satisfactorily complete the minimum coursework requirement, maintain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.50, complete a Doctoral dissertation and defend it at an oral examination, obtain a satisfactory evaluation of the dissertation from the external examiner, have at least one scientific paper based on the dissertation published in or accepted by an international refereed journal before the final examination.|
|2.2||To qualify for the degree of Master, a student must satisfactorily complete the minimum credit requirements of his/her field of study, achieve a final cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75, achieve a grade of excellent, very good, good or fair for the research study or thesis, pass an oral examination on his/her research and related topics at the end of his or her program.|
|2.3||To qualify for the Diploma of AIT (Dip.AIT), a student must satisfactorily complete the minimum credit requirements and maintain a final cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75.|
|3.1||The normal period of study for the Master's degree is four semesters; for the doctoral degree, six to eight semesters. A full-time Master's degree student is expected to register for four semesters and make payment for tuition and fees on a credit basis. A full-time doctoral student is likewise expected to register for six semesters, unless studies are completed in less time.|
|3.2||After admission to the Doctoral degree program and before the final examination, a full-time Doctoral student must complete a period of full-time attendance of not less than four semesters, while a a non-resident Doctoral student must complete a period of full-time attendance of not less than one semester except for the DBA program.|
|3.3||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.|
|3.4||A diploma student must complete a period of full-time attendance on an approved program of study for a period of not less than one semester. The remaining period of study may be one of part-time or full-time attendance.|
|3.5||An AIT Diploma graduate may be exempted from meeting the residency requirement if subsequently enrolled in a Master's degree program.|
|3.6||For students under the part-time programs, the residency requirement is defined by the program .|
|3.6||Exemptions from residency requirements can be made only on the recommendation of the Advisor or Program Committee through the School Dean. In practice, students who are admitted to the Master's program after completing the Diploma are usually granted the exemption if the appropriate request is made.|
|4.1||REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLMENT|
|Placement Test. All degree program
students (including CAS) must take the AIT Writing Test (AIT WT) upon
arrival on campus. Students will only be allowed to enroll for courses
after they have taken the AIT WT.
Academic and Technical Writing Courses.
EL00.13 English Composition I [for students whose AIT WT is less than 5.0]
EL00.15 English Composition II [for students whose AIT WT is between 5.0 - 5.4]
Exception. Those who have passed AIT English Entrance Test (AIT EET) and have attained a score of 6.0 or above are exempted from taking the AIT WT and the English courses. The AIT EET score will automatically be considered as the AIT WT.
|4.2||REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION. Students are
to obtain a grade of ‘C’ or higher on all required English courses to
Students who are not able to pass must continue to register and take English courses until they reach a passing grade. Students who do not pass the English proficiency requirement may additionally request special consideration from the AIT administration to be allowed to graduate as scheduled provided that the non-passing grades for the English courses are temporarily recorded on the transcript. Such students would have one year after the date of graduation to pass the AIT English examination or submit an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher, at which point the non-passing grade in English would be removed from the transcript.
|5||AWARD OF DEGREES AND DIPLOMA|
|5.1||The authority to award degrees (including the Dip.AIT) has been delegated by the Board of Trustees to the President, who in every case acts on the recommendation of the Academic Senate.|
|5.2||A degree is awarded by the President. It is subsequently conferred at a Graduation Ceremony, at which the student receives the degree certificate. The Registry arranges for the degree certificates to be sent (registered airmail) to entitled students who are not present at the ceremony.|
|5.3||A candidate for a degree will not be considered by the Academic Senate unless he/she has made all corrections deemed necessary and submitted the appropriate number of final corrected copies of the dissertation, thesis, research study or project report to the Academic Unit.|
|6||GUIDELINES / REMINDERS TO GRADUATING STUDENTS PRIOR TO GRADUATION|
|The complete graduation guidelines can be viewed at http://www.ait.ac.th/AIT/admissions/current-students/for-graduating-students.html.|
|7.1||Graduation ceremony is held in mid-May and end of December. The Vice President for Academic Affairs acts as Chairperson of the Assembly, and for each ceremony appoints two faculty members to act as marshals for the graduating class. The conferment of degrees is performed by the President.|
|7.2||Usually a guest speaker or, if an honorary degree is being conferred, the honorary degree recipient is invited to address the graduating class. One faculty member is appointed to serve as marshal for the honorary degree recipient.|
The normal graduation ceremony program is given below:
The usual order of the academic procession is as follows:
|7.5||The Institute's official academic dress is as follows:|
|7.6||Gowns and hoods may be rented or purchased by arrangement with the Registry subject to satisfactory completion of all program requirements.|
|8||CRITERIA FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF GRADUATION PRIZES:|
|•||To require a minimum 3.5 CGPA|
To consider having at least five (5) graduating students in that batch
competing for an award category.
Exception to the above if a graduating student has 4.0 CGPA and has
‘Excellent’ thesis/research study.
Since the awards are conferred annually during May Graduation Ceremony,
the students who have graduated in previous December should also be
counted for and considered eligible for award. This is to avoid
penalizing students who join in January semester, and to include them
in the students competing for graduation prizes.
Completion of graduation requirement within prescribed duration of four
(4) semesters for Masters’ program at AIT.
|9.1||No academic records will be issued until academic and administrative clearances have been completed.|
|9.2||The Institute's official student records are maintained by the Registry and may be consulted by faculty members. The records consist of the transcript, which is the permanent record of the student's program of study, and a general file in which documents relevant to his/her period of study at AIT are retained. Faculty members who wish to consult a student's file are asked to do so in the Registry; in exceptional circumstances when this would be very inconvenient, alternative arrangements can be made. The files are, however, routinely sent to the student's Advisor at the time of entry to AIT and at the time of the final examination. Important documents are kept in the AIT server and the student files are discarded three years after the students graduate.|
|9.3||Financial records are maintained in the Finance Office; scholarship records are maintained by the Admissions and Scholarships Unit.|
|9.4||A photocopy of a student's degree certificate is included in each graduate's file; the degree certificate can be copied at the request of a graduate.|
|9.5||An official transcript of academic study is prepared for each student. All courses and final grades are listed on the transcript together with the title and final assessment of the thesis, research study, or project.|
|9.6||Requests for a copy of the transcript should be addressed to the Registry and payment should be made to the Cashier on a ‘Request for Academic Records Form’. An official attested copy of the transcript can be provided by the Registry.|
|9.7||A certificate of attendance can be awarded to students registered for degree programs who failed to meet the minimum requirements for which they have registered but who have nonetheless completed the degree course (AS77.21).|
|9.8||Certificates of Attendance signed by the Registry Coordinator are issued through the Registry and will be prepared at the request of students.|
|9.9||Certificates should not be awarded for the completion of short courses offered by the Academic Units but that a document in the form of a letter signed by the Registry Officer may be issued to each candidate completing a course. Such letters should indicate at least the full title of the course, its length and the date of completion.|
|9.10||Faculty members are advised not to issue official statements or certificates at the request of students, except, of course, for letters of reference or testimonials. Students requesting certification of attendance or of their status should be referred to the Registry.|
|9.11||Valid certification of attendance letters, for example for students who have not completed their program of study at the Institute, is issued by the Registry at the request of students.|
|9.12||No requests for the attesting of transcripts other than the Institute's will be entertained, i.e. the Registry will not attest a transcript or certification of achievement from any other academic institution. This particularly pertains to requests for endorsement by the Institute of a student's undergraduate academic work or graduate work done elsewhere.|
|10.1||Those granted with return air ticket must book with the travel agent in AIT (check the list available at the Scholarships Unit before booking). Per AIT regulation, only the cheapest air ticket and most direct route will be paid by the Institute. More expensive airlines and routes may be booked but students must bear the cost over and above the cost of the cheapest airline and route.|
|10.2||All graduating students must vacate their rooms and return their keys to the Student Accommodation Unit five days after graduation day.|
|10.3||Graduating students with return air travel grant are not provided with allowance for unaccompanied baggage.|