The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS) is a government collaboration project, initiated by H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn, with the aim to develop and promote a strong German engineering education and research system in Thailand and South-East Asia. TGGS was established in 1997 with strong links to leading industry partners. The school is located in new facilities on the main campus of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. Its industry-oriented postgraduate programs combines teaching and research based on the successful model of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe's leading research universities and internationally recognized in the fields of engineering and science.
Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE) program is one of the international postgraduate programs of TGGS. The program was initially planned and co-developed in 2003 with Professors from AVT (Aachener VerfahrensTechnik, which means: Aachen Chemical Engineering) at RWTH Aachen University and Professors from the Department of Chemical Engineering at KMUTNB. The CPE program was officially launched in 2005.
The program is aimed to provide “An advanced education to increase an understanding and competence in Chemical and Process Engineering”. To achieve it, the program has been developed to better meet the local and global industrial needs through practical training in industry (mandatory project-oriented internships and industry-oriented Master thesis). The direct participation of RWTH Aachen University professors, contributing by block lectures in Bangkok, and by building up industry links, makes sure that the teaching contains elements of advanced engineering practice and research.
In 2012, the CPE program has become a part of the Mechanical and Process Engineering Department.