Undergraduate Education

     The Bachelor's program in Mechanical engineering at Prince Songkla university encourages learners to develop essential knowledge, skills, and professional ethics for their future vocation. Graduates who finish our curriculum can execute tasks according to the code of professional practice in mechanical engineering. The conceive-design-implement-operate framework is the main approach in planning the subject curriculum. Learners can attain a profound sense of engineering through experiencing real-world problems, collected from the regional industry. Also, they can extend their professional comprehension by employing work-integrated learning.
     Learners are expected to have two necessary abilities as followed: 1) to be able to apply knowledge and utilize appropriate technology for industrial and agricultural sectors, and 2) to be able to make rational decisions based on available information. There are two teaching strategies adopted to foster learners. The first one is to stimulate learning appetite by introducing challenging topics from manufacturers or agriculturists. The other teaching approach is activity-based learning. Subjects in our program curriculum are revised and updated annually according to feedback from student and industrial surveys. Furthermore, subjects that allow learners to explore new areas, i.e. railway systems, electric vehicles, the internet of things, robotics, are made available. Learners can arrange field trips themselves based on their interests. Also, they can independently strengthen their expertise and skills through senior projects under the supervision of experienced educators. Our program provides a cooperative education as an option for some learners who prefer working and developing their senior projects in some organizations.
     Our program arranges a study plan following bloom’s taxonomy; consisting of remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating, respectively; so that learners can establish their understanding in the area of modern-day mechanical engineering step by step. Here are the expected learning outcomes at the end of each year. The freshman can explain basic maths, sciences, and fundamental engineering matters in their own words at the end of their first year. Also, they must be able to distinguish the roles and duties of each engineering major. The sophomore can propose theoretical approaches that systematically solve engineering difficulties. They must be able to critically utilize information technology and social networking for positive communication. The junior can design and create engineering systems in a team, and be able to present their work formally. They must be able to understand mechanical engineering subjects, as well as up-to-date topics in industrial and agricultural areas. Finally, the senior can analyze the technological demands of the industrial and agricultural sectors. Then, they must be able to present an appropriate solution to engineering problems by integrating the knowledge they have learned. Then, they have to realize their solution and evaluate the results.