Revision: 2023

Overview of the program​​

Name of the degree

Master of Science (Microbiology and Immunology)



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)

PLO1: Demonstrate professional integrity and ethical conduct.

PLO2: Demonstrate knowledge from core subjects in Microbiology and Immunology.

PLO3: Independently design and conduct experiments to solve research problems using appropriate experimental techniques and scientific knowledge.

PLO4: Demonstrate a committed and respectful attitude towards learning, working with others, and attaining personal development.

PLO5: Critically process data using suitable analytical or statistical tools.

PLO6: Demonstrate informational and communicational literacy by showing the ability to effectively peruse diverse sources of information and databases.

PLO7: Efficiently communicate scientific ideas in both written and oral formats.

Academic plans

Research only track


Courses Credits
Thesis 36
Total 36

Course in the curriculum

* New course
Course Code Course Title Credits
(Lect - Lab - Self)
*SCMI 798 Thesis 36 (0-108-0)

Coursework and Research track


Courses Credits
Required courses 14
Elective courses No fewer than 10
Dissertation 12
Total No fewer than 36

Courses in the curriculum

Required courses (14 credits)
# Choose 1 course from SCMI 615-618 according to student’s interest.
Course Code Course Title Credits
(Lect - Lab - Self)
SCID 502 Cell Science 2 (2-0-4)
SCID 510 Immunological Methods 1 (0-2-1)
SCID 518 Generic Skills in Science Research 1 (1-0-2)
SCMI 514 Immunology 1 (1-0-2)
SCMI 518 Microbiology 3 (3-0-6)
SCMI 615 Current Topics in Immunology# 3 (3-0-6)
SCMI 616 Current Topics in Bacteriology and Mycology# 3 (3-0-6)
SCMI 617 Current Topics in Virology# 3 (3-0-6)
SCMI 618 Current Topics in Parasitology# 3 (3-0-6)
SCMI 624 Special Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 1 (1-0-2)
SCMI 625 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar I 1 (1-0-2)
SCMI 627 Microbiology and Immunology Seminar II 1 (1-0-2)
Elective courses (no fewer than 10 credits)
* New course
In addition to elective courses mentioned above, students may register for other equivalent graduate courses in international programs offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University or other universities with the approval of the curriculum committee or advisor.
Course Code Course Title Credits
(Lect - Lab - Self)
SCMI 511 Molecular Microbiology 3 (3-0-6)
*SCMI 521 Research Internship 2 (0-90-0)
SCMI 626 Special Topics in Microbiology and Immunology II 1 (1-0-2)
SCID 500 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 (3-0-6)
SCID 511 Gene Technology 1 (0-2-1)
SCID 513 Animal Cell Culture Techniques 1 (0-2-1)
SCID 516 Biostatistics 3 (3-0-6)
GRID 521 Research Ethics 1 (1-0-2)
Thesis (12 credits)
Course Code Course Title Credits
(Lect - Lab - Self)
SCMI 698 Thesis 12 (0-36-0)

Admission and graduation requirements

* Applicants with qualifications that deviate from those specified may be considered for admission at the discretion of the Program Director, the Program Executive Committee, and 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.



Student evaluation is in accordance with the rules and regulations of Mahidol University. (See for details)

Other information

Semester system



Credit assignment

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

  • One credit of lect (lecture) or discussion is equal to 15 hours per semester
  • One credit of lab (laboratory) is equal to 30 hours per semester
  • One credit of self (self-study) is equal to 30 hours per semester



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



Students must register as full-time students.

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

Contact us

Dr. Suradej Siripattanapipong

Ph.D. and MS.C Program Director

E-Mail :


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