Master of Science Program in Microbiology and Immunology (International Program)

Name of the degree:

Master of Science (Microbiology and Immunology)

Philosophy

Our program is committed to produce graduates that have the ability to integrate knowledge in the fields of Microbiology, Immunology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics and apply their knowledge and skills in teaching and/or conducting international standard laboratory experiments independently. Our graduates are expected to be able to work as a team with professionalism, integrity and ethics.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

PEO 1: Work conscientiously with professional integrity and ethical standards.

PEO 2: Possess conceptual knowledge of Microbiology, Immunology and other related subjects.

PEO 3: Solve research problems using analytical skills and appropriate techniques in the fields of Microbiology and Immunology.

PEO 4: Conduct independent scientific research and work as part of a team.

PEO 5: Analyze and process scientific data using appropriate statistical tools, and effectively convey the data using information and communication technologies.

Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) of the program

Graduates should be able to:

ELO 1: Demonstrate professional skills and ethical conduct

ELO 2: Efficiently communicate principle concepts of Microbiology/Immunology in written and oral format

ELO 3: Independently perform international-standard laboratory experiments in the field of Microbiology/Immunology

ELO 4: interpret, analyze, and describe research data especially in the field of Microbiology/Immunology

ELO Bloom’s Taxonomy Level PEO Knowledge Skills Application and responsibility AUN-QA
1 2 3 4 5 Hard Soft Specific Generic
ELO1 Application
ELO2 Evaluation
ELO3 Application
ELO4 Analysis

Course-Program ELOs mapping

Course Code Course Name Credits ELOs
1 2 3 4
Require Courses
GRID 521 Research Ethics 1 R
SCID 502 Cell Science 2 R P
SCID 518 Generic skills in science research 1 I I
SCMI 514 Immunology 1 P R P
SCMI 518 Microbiology 3 R P
SCMI 624 Special Topics in Microbiology and Immunology I 1 P P
SCMI 625 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar I 1 R R R
SCMI 626 Special Topics in Microbiology and Immunology II 1 P R R
SCMI 627 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar II 1 R R R
SCMI 615 Current Topics in Immunology# 3 R R R
SCMI 616 Current Topics in Bacteriology and Mycology# 3 R R R
SCMI 617 Current Topics in Virology# 3 R R R
SCMI 618 Current Topics in Parasitology# 3 R R R
SCMI 698 Thesis 12 M M M M
Elective Courses
SCID 500 Cell and Molecular Biology* 3 I
SCMI 511 Molecular Microbiology* 3 P P
SCMI 501 Techniques in Microbiological/Immunological Research* 1 P P P
SCMI 512 Molecular Sequence Analysis* 2 R P R
SCID 513 Animal Cell Culture techniques* 1 R P R
SCID 510 Immunological Methods* 1 R P R
SCID 511 Gene Technology 1 P P P
SCID 507 Biostatistics 3 R

Besides the above elective courses, students can enroll in other courses offered by graduate programs of Mahidol University with approval from the program director, major advisor, or program administrative committee.

* = recommended elective courses

# = choose 1 out of 4

I = ELO is introduced and assessed

P = ELO is practiced and assessed

R = ELO is reinforced and assessed

M = Level of mastery is assessed

Course Code Course Name Credits ELOs
1 2 3 4
Basic Course
SCID 500 Cell and Molecular Biology* 3
Intermediate Courses
SCID 502 Cell Science 2
SCID 518 Generic Skills in Science Research 1
SCMI 514 Immunology 1
SCMI 518 Microbiology 3
SCMI 511 Molecular Microbiology* 3
SCMI 501 Techniques in Microbiological/Immunological Research* 1
GRID 521 Research Ethics 1
SCMI 512 Molecular Sequence Analysis* 2
SCID 513 Animal Cell Culture techniques* 1
SCID 510 Immunological Methods* 1
Advanced Courses
SCMI 624 Special Topics in Microbiology and Immunology I 1
SCMI 625 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar I 1
SCMI 615 Current Topics in Immunology# 3
SCMI 616 Current Topics in Bacteriology and Mycology# 3
SCMI 617 Current Topics in Virology# 3
SCMI 618 Current Topics in Parasitology# 3
SCMI 626 Special Topics in Microbiology and Immunology II 1
SCMI 627 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar II 1
Master Degree Thesis Proposal
SCMI 698 Thesis 1

Besides the above elective courses, students can enroll in other courses offered by graduate programs of Mahidol University with approval from the program director, major advisor, or program administrative committee.

* = recommended elective courses

# = choose 1 out of 4

◯ = Course outcomes, contents, teaching and learning approaches are partially aligned with the indicated ELO at the basic level

◐ = Course outcomes, contents, teaching and learning approaches are partially aligned with the indicated ELO at the intermediate level

⬤ = Course outcomes, contents, teaching and learning approaches are fully aligned with the indicated ELO

Admission Requirement

Hold a B.Sc. or equivalent in one of the following areas or related fields: Microbiology, Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Public Health, Food Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, and Biosciences, with a GPA of ≥ 2.5 from institutions recognized by Office of the Higher Education Commission

If English is not your first language, you are required to provide an official language certification taken within the last 2 years to demonstrate your proficiency in English at the level set by the Faculty of Graduate studies, Mahidol University.

  • IELTS (score of at least 3)
  • TOEFL-IBT (score of at least 32)
  • TOEFL-IPT (score of at least 400, by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University)
  • MU GRAD TEST (score of at least 36)

Applicants whose credentials differ from the above requirements may apply to the program upon the permission of the Administrative Program Committee in concurrence with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate studies.

Selection Method:

Applicants are selected based on academic and research credentials and are interviewed by the faculty members of the department. International students will be interviewed online by appointed faculty members of the department and must provide a proof of financial support during the study period. Final judgement will be made under the consideration of the Administrative Program Committee in concurrence with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate studies.

Academic System

Semester System

Semester

Credit Assignment:

The number of credits (lecture–lab–self study) assigned to each learning activity is as follows:

  • One credit of lecture or discussion is equal to 15 hours per semester
  • One credit of laboratory or practice is equal to 30 hours per semester
  • One credit of thesis is equal to 45 hours per semester

Program structure:

Curriculum Structure (according to the Ministry of Education Announcement titled “Standard Criteria for Graduate Studies 2005”, with specified plan A(2) curriculum):

  • Required Courses 15 credits
  • Elective Courses at least 9 credits
  • Dissertation 12 credits
  • Total no less than 36 credits

Duration of the program

2 years

Study Plan

Year Semester 1 Semester 2
1 SCID 502 Cell Science 2(2-0-4) GRID 521 Research Ethics 1(0-3-1)
SCID 518 Generic skill in Science
Research
1(1-0-2) SCMI 624 Special Topics in Microbiology and
Immunology
1(1-0-2)
SCMI 514 Immunology 1(1-0-2) SCMI 625 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar 1(1-0-2)
SCMI 518 Microbiology 3(3-0-6) SCMI 615 Current Topics in Immunology 3(3-0-6)*
Elective Courses 6 credits SCMI616 Current Topics in Bacteriology
and Mycology
3(3-0-6)*
Elective Courses 3 credits
Total 13 Credits Total 6-9 Credits
Summer
SCMI 617
SCMI 618
Current Topics in Virology
Current Topics in Parasitology
3(3-0-6)*
3(3-0-6)*
Total 0-3 credits
2 SCMI 626 Special Topics in Microbiology
and Immunology II
1(1-0-2) SCMI 698 Thesis 6(0-18-0)
SCMI 627 Microbiology and Immunology
Seminar II
1(1-0-2)
SCMI 698 Thesis 6(0-18-0)
Total 8 credits Total 6 credits

Course sequence

M.Sc. curriculum structure showing the course sequence. Some of the courses may need the foundation or knowledge provided by earlier courses as indicated by the red arrows.

Language

English is used in teaching, learning as well as in the assessment processes.

Registration

Students must register as full-time students.

In each semester of their academic year, students must register for no less than credits assigned in the study plan and no more than 15 credits per semester. The exemption can be made by the Program Director.

Evaluation and Graduation Requirements

Evaluation

Student evaluation is in accordance with the rules and regulations of Mahidol University. (See http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th for details)

Graduation Requirements

All students must:

  • register for no less than 24 credits of coursework and 12 credits of thesis. Total credits acquired must be no less than 36 credits. A cumulative GPA must be 3.00 or more.
  • meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.
  • pass the professional and personal skills development according to the rules and regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.
  • present their thesis and pass the oral thesis examination according to the regulations of Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.
  • obtain at least one publication or a manuscript that has been accepted for publication as a journal article or a conference proceeding at the national or international level according to rules and regulations of Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.

Contact

  • Dr. Suradej Siripattanapipong
    Ph.D. and MS.C Program Director
    E-Mail : Suradej.sir@mahidol.ac.th
  • Department of Microbiology
    Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Phone : (662) 201-5673 Fax : (662) 644-5411
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Mahidol University
    Phone : (662) 441-4125 Fax : (662), 441-9737