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The faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University is one of the most important educational institutions for graduate studies in southern Thailand.The faculty of Agro-Industry is organized hours 4 departments , which are the Department of Food Technology, the Department of Industrial Biotechnology, the Department of Material Technology and the Department of Agro-Industry Technology Management. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Research and Development Center is in the Faculty as a multi-disciplinery health research center. In addition, Agro-Industry Development Center for Export (ADCET) and Measuring Instrument Calibration Center serve as technical support units to the local industry.

We now offer both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs as follows:

Master Degree (M.Sc.)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Biotechnology (Thai and International Program)
  • Packaging Technology
  • Agro-Industry Technology Management
  • Functional Food and Nutrition
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Biotechnology (Thai and International Program)
  • Functional Food and Nutrition

Program structures

» M.Sc. Program

Plan A (1) Thesis 36 credits
Plan A (2)   Course work 18 credits
  Thesis    18 credits


» Ph.D. Program

       For graduate with Master s Degree
Plan 1.1 Thesis 48 credits
Plan 2.1 Course work 12 credits
  Thesis    36 credits

        For graduate with Bachelor s Degree
Plan 1.2 Thesis 72 credits
Plan 2.2 Course work 24 credits
  Thesis    48 credits

Tuition Fees (approximate)
» For Thai Student
M.Sc. Program  22,000 Bahts/semester
M.Sc. Program (International)    44,000 Bahts/semester
Ph.D. Program 28,000 Bahts/semester
Ph.D. Program (International)  56,000 Bahts/semester


»  For non-Thai student, the tuition fees are two-times of there for Thai students.

Research Areas

The Faculty of Agro-Industry is an excellent place for pursuing in depth research focusing in 7 cornerstones namely seafoods, fruits, and vegetables, Halal foods, palm oil, nutraceutical and functional foods, food safety, and biopolymers and packaging. In addition, individual academic units are homes to outstanding faculty members whose expertise are as follows.

Food Science and Technology  


  • Marine Food and Utilization
  • Food Chemistry and Analysis
  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Food Microbiology Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Product Development and Shelf-life Extension



  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Enzyme Technology and Food Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Packaging Technology  


  • Packaging Design
  • Active food packaging
  • Packaging  Materials
  • Pulp and paper technology
  • Polymer Composite
  • Shelf life of packaged food
  • Seal integrity of packaging
Agro-Industry Technology Management  


  • Production Management
  • Quality Management
  • Agro-Industry Business  Management
Functional Food and Nutrition  


  • Prebiotics and probiotics
  • Bioactive from grains
  • Functional ingredients
  • Functional foods
  • Health foods for elderly


Some full and partial scholarships are available to qualified students:
  • The scholarship awards for Master and Ph.D. studies Thailand's Education Hub for ASEAN Countries (TEH-AC)
  • Graduate School Research Support Funding for Thesis
  • Scholarship from Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE)
  • Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D Grant from Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
  • TRF Master Research Grant from TRF
  • TGIST scholarship from NSTDA
  • Scholarship from The Joint Program between PSU and TISTR
  • Teaching Assistant Scholarship
  • Scholarship from Nutraceutical and Functional Food Research and Development Center


Faculty of Agro-Industry
Prince of Songkla University,

Hat Yai, Thailand, 90112

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