Flexible PhD Option

Flexible PhD Option

The “Flexible PhD Option” is a new alternative to our traditional “On-campus PhD Option” to conduct PhD studies at AIT. It is applicable to selected programs at 3 Schools. Students will receive the same degree and the same academic requirements apply as the program offered in our regular “On-campus Option”. Students can do almost all coursework online via AIT’s Hybrid Mode of Instruction (Certain programs may require a lab and research work on campus).

How it Works

Typically, the coursework is online via AIT’s Hybrid Instruction. Students take the same course offered to on-campus students via Hybrid Mode. All classes are recorded for later viewing.

After completion of the coursework, students can do their PhD research in the AIT Campus at a flexible time. In coordination with the Program Chair, students may come to campus in short blocks or for entire semesters.

This is not an online program; students still need to come to the AIT Campus for certain activities such as labs or research work and the graduation ceremony. However, we will allow high flexibility for such activities at our beautiful green AIT Campus in Thailand.

Total flexible time to complete the program is 6 years.

Participating Programs

The following programs offer the Flexible PhD Option:

School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING
Construction Engineering and Infrastructure Management (CEIM)
Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering (GTE)
Water Engineering and Management (WEM)
Transportation Engineering (TE)
Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM)
Structural Engineering (STE)

INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)
IoT Systems Engineering (IoT)
Data Science and AI (DSAI)

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
Computer Science
Information Management (IM)
Telecommunications (TC)
IoT Systems Engineering (IOT)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Data Science and AI (DSAI)

School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND BIORESOURCES

Agribusiness Management (ABM)
Agricultural Systems and Engineering (ASE)
Food Innovation, Nutrition and Health (FINH)

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Natural Resources Management (NRM)
Development Planning Management and Innovation
Society and Environmental Governance

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD)

School of Management (SOM)

Business Administration (DBA)
Business Analytics and Digital Transformation
International Finance

Inter School Programs (SERD and SET)

Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM)

Advantages

The Flexible PhD Option gives you the flexibility you need!
• Flexible Time Management, “study when you’re free”, take courses online from home.
• Flexible Payment management, “pay as you study”, payment course-by-course.
• No need to come to the AIT Campus for most of your coursework.
• Work & Study at your own pace from any location.

Cost

The Flexible PhD Option has the same cost as our regular “On-Campus Option”. However, all Schools provide AIT Scholarships for eligible candidates. To give you more flexibility, we allow you to pay course-by-course. You need to register for a minimum of 6 credits per semester. You may take up to 15 credits per semester.

How to Apply

To apply, go to the AIT online application form by clicking here and choose “Flexible PhD Degree” in the drop down menu of the selected program.

Deadline

The application submission is open.

Payment

First, you need to decide for how many courses you want to enrollee, the minimum enrollment is 6 credits which is equivalent to 2 courses. The Program Secretary can advise you on details. You need to pay the full fee for your courses before the start of the semester.
All details to make payments are at this website, Click here.

Contact & Support

For More Inquiry please contact the School at which you want to study:

School of Engineering and Technology (SET)
fposet@ait.ac.th

School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
fposerd@ait.ac.th

School of Management (SOM)
som_admissions@ait.ac.th