About Us

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT, {{lang-th|มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี; RTGSmaha witthayalai theknoloyi phrachomklao thonburi ) or colloquially "Bangmot" (ThaiบางมดRTGSbang mot ) is a engineering and technology university in Thailand, focusing on teaching and research. It is one of nine national research universities (NRU) in Thailand.[1] It is in Bang Mot Sub-district, Thung Khru DistrictBangkok. It was founded on 18 April 1960, making it the third oldest engineering school and seventh oldest university in Thailand.


King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi can trace its origin to the Thonburi Technical College (TTC) which was established on 4 February 1960, by the Department of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education. TTC had the mission of training technicians, technical instructors, and technologists. By virtue of the Technology Act, enacted 21 April 1971, three technical institutes are under the Department of Vocational Education: Thonburi Technical Institute (TTI), North Bangkok Technical Institute, and Nonthaburi Telecommunication Institute. They were combined to form one degree-granting institution under the name King Mongkut's Institute of Technology (KMIT) spread across three campuses. TTC thus became KMIT Thonburi campus. In 1974, KMIT was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of University Affairs.[citation neededA new technology act was enacted 19 February 1986: the three campuses of KMIT became three autonomous institutes, each having university status. KMIT Thonburi campus became King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMITT). KMITT purchased 460 acres (1.9 km2) of land to expand the campus.[2]

Governance and organisation

The university's formal seal is the personal seal of Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua, or Rama IV, also known as King Mongkut. In the middle of the seal is a Pra Maha Mongkut or Great Crown of Victory, the most important of the five regalia: the great crown of victory; the sword of victory; the royal staff; the royal slippers; and the royal fan and royal fly whisk)[3] It has a white tiered umbrella of kingship bracing both sides. All of the symbols are displayed in a two-layered circle with text both in Thai and English showing the name of the university. This seal is used for announcements and official documents and is included in all of the ceremonies of the university.[4] The flower of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi is "Thammaruksa", a flower that can easily can be found on campus. The university color imitates that of the flower.



The KMUTT's School of Architecture and Design was established in 1995, to an provide for architectural study in the English language. The current bachelor's degree programs are architecture, interior architecture, and industrial design. Communications design was added in 2003. The school focuses on research and development of applied technology in art and design disciplines. In 2002, the school's name was changed from the "School of Architecture" to "School of Architecture and Design" (SoAD).


Student life

The sports complex includes, among other facilities, a gymnasium, a basketball court, a football field, a table tennis facility and a tennis court.

Library of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi is the management Central Office library, and information technology to support the mission of the university to provide education, promote research, development, technical education and service to the society.

KMUTT residence is an independent, non-profit organization in cooperation with the University administration.

There are student activities and sports services, sports equipment borrowing services such as football, volleyball etc., outdoor sports fields and indoor sports field.