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Non Regular Programs

A. Unified Bachelor Program:

1. Four –Year Collaborative International Bachelor’s Degree between SAITM (Sri Lanka) and AIT/SERD:

Unified International Bachelor Program in Biosystems Engineering between SAITM and SERD is an integrated program of four years duration. The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) offers academic programs for the first two years and the next two years are continued in AIT. Students joining these programs are allowed to take thesis option. The final thesis examination will be held at AIT. The total credit required for this course is 140 credits, which is equally covered by AIT and SAITM. This program has two semesters per year with a minimum of 15 credits work load per semester.

B. Unified Bachelor and Master Program:
1. Rangsit University (RU), Thailand:

Unified Bachelor and Master Programs in Energy and Environmental Engineering and Management between Rangsit University and AIT. Duration of the program is 5 years integrated program. Bachelor degree is obtained from Rangsit University and Master Degree from AIT.

2. Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences) (SHIATS), India:

The integrated program is of five years duration with Bachelor degree from SHIATS and Master Degree from AIT. Students with Bachelor degree in Agriculture Engineering and Food Technology or Dairy Technology are able to enroll for graduate program at AIT/SERD in the areas of Agricultural Systems & Engineering (ASE), Agri-business Management (ABM) and Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT). The bachelor degree is awarded by SHIATS and master’s degree is awarded by AIT.

C. Two Stage Master Program with Nepal Education Foundation – Consortium of Colleges, Nepal (NEF-CCN):

The School of Environment, Resources and Development has initiated two programs with NEF-CCN for two year collaborative International master’s programs in MBA in Energy Business and Energy and Environment. Students in this collaborative master’s program have to complete 24 credits of coursework in Nepal and 24 credits of course work/research in AIT, Thailand. The total duration of the study program are 22 or 24 months depending upon intake month August or January respectively. The final exam for these courses is to be held in AIT.

D. Double degree program (1+ 1 Years):

1. Urban Water Engineering and Management (UWEM) with UNESCO IHE – Institute of Water Education, Netherlands:

The Urban Water Engineering and Management programme is one of the few Programmes worldwide that addresses the need for Master level professionals capable of delivering both water and wastewater services within the context of the urban water cycle, covering both technical and management aspects. As such, it is attractive to professionals from both the government sector and the water industry, particularly from developing and transitional countries. The Urban Water Engineering and Management programme is jointly offered by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE). The UWEM programme is a double degree programme. Students who successfully complete this programme will be awarded two Master degrees: one from UNESCO-IHE and one from AIT. The degree students receive from UNESCO-IHE is the degree in Municipal Water and Infrastructure, with a specialization in Urban Water Engineering and Management. AIT will award a degree in Urban Water Engineering and Management. Get more information here.

2. Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development (ETSuD) with UNESCO – IHE in Delft, Netherlands:

The Environmental Engineering and Management in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) offer a double degree master’s programme in Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development (ETSuD). The ETSuD programme
offers students the possibility to study at two renowned institutes for international postgraduate education: AIT and UNESCO-IHE. The coursework part of the programme starts at AIT in Bangkok in August, where students follow a number of courses until the second half of December. In early January, they move to Delft where they join students in UNESCO-IHE’s Environmental Science programme for six modules and group work. Students then move back to Bangkok for their individual thesis research work with involvement of UNESCO-IHE counterparts.

Students who successfully complete the ETSuD programme will be awarded two Master’s degrees: one from UNESCO-IHE and one from AIT. The degree students receive from UNESCO-IHE is the degree in Environmental Science with specialization in Environmental Technology and Management. AIT will award a degree in Environmental Engineering and Management with specialization in Environmental Technology and Management.

E. Certificate Programs:

Integrated Coastal Management (with International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN-MFF)

This is a short one semester, 9 credits certificate course conducted in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLE) project and Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) program in the school of Environment, Resources and Development. The clients for this program are Mid-career professional from MFF and BOBLME countries.

F. Diploma

Candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 credits of coursework including a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 6 credits from special study leading to the presentation of a project report in a period of one year (or two semesters).