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Faculty of Marine Technology


 

Tel : +66-3931-0000 ext. 1115
FAX : +66-3931-0128
URL : http://marine.chanthaburi.buu.ac.th

History
        Located along the eastern seaboard, Burapha University’s setting is ideal for education particularly in terms of marine science. To launch a faculty devoted to the field, the university built a campus in Chantaburi province. This achievement, fulfilling the university’s policy, was also made possible thanks to the exceptional cooperation of the Department of Aquatic Science in molding marine technology personnel to join and strengthen the country’s league of scientists and researchers. This would help address the nation’s need for coastal resource management and technology development and ultimately boost marine resources and bolster their conservation for the future. The faculty offered an undergraduate science program in marine technology with three concentrations, namely aquaculture, marine biotechnology, and marine resource and environmental management. And the first batch of students began their studies in the year 2001.
        Situated in Tambol Kamong of Amphoe Ta Mai in Chantaburi Province, the Faculty of Marine Technology at the IT campus in Chantaburi is surrounded by locations perfect for learning and improving education in marine science and technology. As the province sits along the coast, its wide expanse is rich in coastal resources such as mangrove forests, coral reefs, and beds of seagrass as well as numerous stretches of seaside. Coastal fishing is made easy because of the more than ample number of aquatic life forms. The location is thus not only ideal for learning, but also conducive to research and human resource development for marine- and coast-related work.
        At present the Faculty of Marine Technology has a Marine Technology Research Center, a demonstrated farm and a modern laboratory. These faculties enable the university to not only provide excellent support for students’ studies but also offer academic services to the community. Moreover, the faculty also organizes staff and student exchanges in collaboration with several public and private organizations in Thailand and from abroad which involve study trips and at the same time help further developments in education.

Philosophy
        Building intellect and acquiring knowledge with virtue and making creative social contributions.

Objectives
1. Produce moral and socially responsible graduates.
2. Empower graduates with outstanding problem-solving, communication, and creative thinking skills.
3. Serve as a center of knowledge and a pioneer in research and development for natural marine resource rehabilitation benefitting the community and the country as a whole.

Vision
        The Faculty of Marine Technology hopes to produce quality graduates armed with knowledge and skills as well as the experience they gain from their studies to carry out careers in an ethical and socially responsible manner, conduct research to help resolve environmental issues, discover methods to make more efficient use of natural resources, and integrate traditional and modern technological techniques to support continued national development.

Roles and Duties
1. Add to the supply of qualified personnel to meet the science and technology-related labor demands of the public and private sector.
2. Carry out research to increase the pool of knowledge and new technology thus supporting national development with efficient resource use.
3. Provide academic services and present developmental techniques at the societal level as well as promote and add to the local wisdom integrating technology to fit with the local way of life.
4. Maintain and enhance the national culture and preserve the Thai way.

Improving the Faculty of Marine Technology
1. Operational policies:
    1.1 Administration will be done by a dean, deputy dean, and the faculty or lecturers assigned to coordinate work. The duties will be divided up amongst work groups each with its own leader, appointed by the dean, who will set up committees to oversee the various responsibilities. Administrative and academic affairs, student activities, finance, and building administration will be supported by the campus administration which reports to the university and provides its services to other faculties of the university.
    1.2 Research and research policies of the Faculty are divided into two areas:
          1.2.1 Basic research to add to the pool of knowledge
          1.2.2 Research aimed at cultivating knowledge for commercial use and promoting innovations benefiting the economy and society with a ratio of 1:1. The ratio of the research to the annual increase is set to meet 2:3 and be geared more towards three main areas in preparation for future growth. These three main areas are marine biotechnology focusing on extraction of biological components from marine resources to support nutraceuticals; marine resource and environmental management technology emphasizing the study of changes in the amount and quality of soil and coastal resources, the changes in and effects on the key elements of the aquatic ecosystem such as coral reef, seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and coast erosion as well as marine resource rehabilitation; and mariculture technology stressing control and treatment of marine life diseases, marine life and plant raising, and raising other aquatic life.
    1.3 Academic services and policies will aim at meeting the needs of and boosting cooperation with the community as well as providing as a center for collaboration between groups, organizations, and institutions for integration purposes and to offer research and evaluation services concerning effects on marine resources and environment.
    1.4 Quality assurance and related policies will ensure that the operational results are employed for continuous improvement and development supporting greater efficiency and high standards.
    1.5 Student activities and their policies will be conducted to increase the quality of the graduates in five areas:
        1) Creative skills,
        2) Communication skills,
        3) Problem-solving skills,
        4) Leadership skills,
        5) Social and arts skills.
    1.6 Curriculum development will be done to cultivate quality graduates using student-centered methods with an emphasis on theory to enhance the student’s training regarding creative thinking and practical skills as well as transform the program into a research education one and add more undergraduate departments.
2. Cooperation: The Faculty of Marine Technology works to expand its joint work in education, research and investment with units and organizations from both the public and private sectors inside and outside the kingdom.
3. Human resources and marine technology: The Faculty of Marine Technology receives advisory support from scholars of both domestic and international acclaim.
4. Basic faculty structure: The Faculty of Marine Technology’s classes are held at Burapha University’s Chantaburi campus in Tambol Khamong of Amphoe Ta Mai. The surrounding area is where many species of marine animals are raised not far from Chao Lao Beach which is blessed with coral reef, an expansive shore and an abundance of mangrove forests. And nearby is the Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center. The area is thus perfect for skills development. Today the Faculty boasts several laboratories for students to study basic courses as well as a marine technology laboratory consisting of a laboratory and a demonstrated farm with over 40 ponds facilitating undergraduate and graduate study and research. And with support from the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Faculty has been able to add more centers to support tiger prawn breeding. Finally, for the comfort of the great number of students on campus, the Faculty also offers spacious dormitories.

 
 

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Tel : 0-3810-2222 Fax : 0-3839-0351 Comments to : wmaster@buu.ac.th