Founded in 1991, the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology was a further extension of Silpakorn University’s scope into the area of applied science and technology. Its main goal is to develop competent human resources in applied science and engineering in order to meet the ever increasing needs of the rapidly growing industrial sector in Thailand. Given its location in the country’s western region, it specifically aims to forge industry-university linkages with industrial ventures in this area.
The Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology focuses on research topics that not only will strengthen its academic competence in science, technology, engineering and management but also can be practically applied to the industry. In addition, the faculty provides academic services to serve the needs of academic communities and private sectors. Research interests of different departments are covering in many areas, for example, the development of new materials or the improvement of the properties of materials to meet the needs in present time and in the near future, functional food, sensory science, consumer research, group trainings, consultancy and analysis for the food industry, researches supporting the country development in the fields of agro-industry, food and beverages, medicine and pharmaceutics, environment, energy, and novel bioprocesses and their products. Researches also include product development, process improvement, cost analysis, quality engineering, maintenance management, feasibility study projects, ergonomics, operation research and strategy management as well as research topics and activities that serve the practical applications linked to the actual needs of the private and industrial sectors.