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Chiang Mai University (Faculty of Architecture)

Chiang Mai Thailand

The Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University (FACMU), opened its doors as a major centre of architectural education in the northern region of Thailand in June 1995. Established within one of the most prestigious Faculties of Fine Arts in Thailand, the department of Architecture then established its pedagogical philosophy with the first group of students in the academic year of 1995-1996. After a couple of years of innovative approach in teaching, learning and researching Architecture, the Faculty of Architecture, on the 3rd of June 2000, was completely authorized to take on faculty status. Since then, FACMU has attained a reputation for a high standard of teaching, learning and researching Architecture and FACMU has gradually become one of the top Architectural Schools in Thailand. FACMU does not believe in teaching Architecture per se, but rather recognizes that it is our teaching philosophy’s ambition to unfold the main ideas, approaches and methodologies for students to understand Architecture as well as the process of architectural intervention and innovation (with the support of associated fundamental research, techniques and theory). It is our aim to guide students to become themselves and develop their ability to think critically and work effectively and creatively. Students will familiarize themselves with the history and the development of global architecture with the concentration on the integration of traditional Thai-Lanna and global Architecture. We have our long term goal to pioneer FACMU as a centre of excellent education within the region and to lead our students to the highest ability with the use of FACMU as a laboratory to help them grow into the leaders in their fields. Students will develop their skills and intellectual abilities so as to be able to approach formal and informal design challenges. FACMU will help them to continue with further innovations of their ideology and architectural design process. We probe, push, interrogate and ensure that students acquire not just the fundamentals of their field, but also the ability to articulate critically, to see the broader implications of their design proposition and to deeply understand the design process in which they are engaged.
Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 THAILAND

◆UMAP Contact Person

Assistant Professor Dr. Pandin Ounchanum
Faculty of Architecture

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: 6 August 2018
To: 12 December 2018
·Second Semester
From: 2 January 2019
To: 13 May 2019

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum 9
·Maximum 22

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

141 credits

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

4 Years

◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

Name of Program: Bachelor of Science Program in Integrated Design in Emerging Architecture (International Program) Teaching Language: English

◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
1 semester
·Language Proficiency Requirements
1. IELTS minimum band score of 5.0 or
2. TOEFL minimum score of 500 PBT or 173 CBT or 61 IBT or
3. TOEFL ITP Test with a minimum score of 500 PBT from institute/center accredited by the Institute of International Education (IIE) or
4. An old SAT (Critical Reading and Writing) minimum score of 400 each or
5. A new SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) minimum score of 450 or
6. TOEIC minimum score of 600 or
7. English Placement Test arranged by CMU-ICDI."
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
1. Comprehensive library contain Thai and English language books, journals, magazines and periodicals on architectural design, urban planning, graphic design, conservation and more.
2. Wood and metal workshop with the latest tooling machineries.
3. digital and environmental simulation laboratories.
4. Computer Aided Design (CAD) computer suites.
5. Construction and building materials library.
6. Dedicated student co-working and meeting space during office hours.
7. Alumni Services and support facility. 8. Lanna Architecture Centre. 9. Academic research support facility."


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Off Campus Assistance:


·Medical Insurance
According to Chiang Mai University regulation, the insurance need to be done by the students before enter Thailand
·Visa Process
Apply for NON-ED visa

Application Submission Deadline: