PhD Degree in Organic Agriculture Management (International Program)

1.1      Philosophy; Importance

Aim to produce a graduates fully equipped with research and development knowledge in agriculture and complete cycle in organic agriculture business. Based on responsibility, morality and international ethics.

1.2      Objectives

  1. To produce graduate that can apply acquired knowledge in organic agriculture to create skills in organizing integrated agriculture and sustainability in the community, society, country and international level through research works.
  2. To produce graduates with the skills of giving up-to-date advice and consultation in terms of standardization and management of organic agriculture.
  3. To produce knowledgeable graduates with production skills, produce graduates that can sell their products, filled with proper morals and ethics and graduates that shows community, society and environmental responsibility.
  4. To produce graduates who possess the ability to use English in presenting or publishing in internationally recognized journals.
  5. To produce graduates who can effectively choose to use information technology for communication and development of organic agriculture.

1.3      Educational System

The Educational system in Maejo University International Colleges, Maejo University uses a binary education system, 1 academic year is divided into 2 regular semesters, 1 regular semester has a study period of not less than 15 weeks.

1.4      Structure of the Curriculum (Divided into 3 types)

  1. Plan A Type 1.1
  2. Non-credit courses (7)       credits
  3. dissertation                    48      credits

total credits throughout the curriculum    48      credits

  1. Plan A Type 2.1
  2. Non-credit courses (12)     credits
  3. Major Core Courses                    6        credits
  4. Major elective courses 6        credits
  5. dissertation 36      credits

credits throughout the curriculum            48      credits

                   Note: (  ) means non-credit courses and are evaluated in S and U system


Courses in the curriculum

1) Plan A Type 1                                                        48  credits

 

 

 

 

 Credits (Theory-Practical-Self-study)

1) Non-credit courses

     (12) credits

OM 701

Research Methodology in Advanced Interdisciplinary Organic Agriculture Management

 

 

(3) (2–3–5)

OM 702

Organic Inputs for Organic Farming

 

 

(3) (2–3–5)

OM 791

Seminar 1

 

 

(1) (021)

OM 792

Seminar 2

 

 

(1) (021)

OM 793

Seminar 3

 

 

(1) (021)

OM 794

Seminar 4

 

 

(1) (021)

OM 795

Seminar 5

 

 

(1) (021)

OM 796

Seminar 6

 

 

(1) (021)

Note ( ) are non-credit courses and they are evaluated in S or U

2) Dissertation

 

48 Credits

OM 891

Dissertation 1

 

 

6 (0120)

OM 892

Dissertation 2

 

 

6 (0120)

OM 893

Dissertation 3

 

 

6 (0120)

OM 894

Dissertation 4

 

 

6 (0120)

OM 895

Dissertation 5

 

 

12 (0360)

OM 896

Dissertation 6

 

 

12 (0360)

 

Other courses that are non-credit in the curriculum

1.       Foreign language courses according to the regulations of graduate school.

2.       Course that are not major compulsory courses or major elective courses as approved by the lecturer responsible for the curriculum.

3.       Basic courses for student that need to study improve their basic knowledge on the field of study without counting those credits, as approved by the lecturer responsible for the curriculum.

 


 

3.1.3 Plan A Type 2                                                    48   Credits

 

 

Credit (Theory-Practical-Self-Study)

 

1) Non-credit courses

     (12) Credits

 

OM 701

Research Methodology in Advanced Interdisciplinary Organic Agriculture Management

 

 

(3) (2–3–5)

 

OM 702

Organic Inputs for Organic Farming

 

 

(3) (2–3–5)

 

OM 791

Seminar 1

 

 

(1) (021)

 

OM 792

Seminar 2

 

 

(1) (021)

 

OM 793

Seminar 3

 

 

(1) (021)

 

OM 794

Seminar 4

 

 

(1) (021)

 

OM 795

Seminar 5

 

 

(1) (021)

 

OM 796

Seminar 6

 

 

(1) (021)

 

Note ( ) are non-credit courses and they are evaluated in S or U

 

2) Major compulsory course

 

 6 credits

 

OM 703

Organic Farming and Processing Technology

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 704

Innovative and High Precision Agriculture

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

3) Major elective course

 

 

6 credits

 

Choose from major elective courses that corresponds to the dissertation In accordance with the approval of the lecturer responsible for the curriculum and it should not be less than 6 credits, however, they can be chosen across the course group

 

 

Credit (Theory-Practical-Self-Study)

 

Technology courses

 

 

 

 

OM 711

Organic Agriculture and Standard Regulation

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 712

Innovation of Natural Products

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 713

Agricultural Products, Agricultural Processing Products

and Cosmetic Analysis

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 714

Beekeeping in Organic Farming Management

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 715

Advanced Cannabis Science

 

 

    3 (2–2–5)

 

 

Business and entrepreneurship

 

 

 

 

OM 721

Modern Farm Business Management

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 722

Startup Organic Agribusiness and Risk Management

 

 

    3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 723

Techniques in Value Chain Creation of Organic Agricultural Products

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 724

Entrepreneurial Management Strategy for Organic Agribusiness

 

 

3 (2–2–5)

 

OM 725

Digital Logistics Technology for Organic Agribusiness

 

 

    3 (2–2–5)

 

 

4) Dissertation

 

 

48 Credits

 

OM 891

Dissertation 1

 

 

6 (0120)

 

OM 892

Dissertation 2

 

 

6 (0120)

 

OM 893

Dissertation 3

 

 

6 (0120)

 

OM 894

Dissertation 4

 

 

6 (0120)

 

OM 895

Dissertation 5

 

 

12 (0360)

 

 

Other courses that are non-credit in the curriculum

1.       Foreign language courses according to the regulations of graduate school.

2.       Course that are not major compulsory courses or major elective courses as approved by the lecturer responsible for the curriculum.

3.       Basic courses for student that need to study improve their basic knowledge on the field of study without counting those credits, as approved by the lecturer responsible for the curriculum.

 

3.1.4 Study Plan

1) Plan A Type 1

 

First year/first semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 701

Research Methodology in Advanced Interdisciplinary Organic Agriculture Management

(3)

2

3

5

OM 791

Seminar 1

(1)

0

2

1

OM 891

Dissertation 1

6

0

12

0

Total

6

2

17

6

 

First year/second semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 702

Organic Inputs for Organic Farming

(3)

2

3

5

OM 792

Seminar 2

(1)

0

2

1

OM 892

Dissertation 2

6

0

12

0

Total

6

2

17

6

Second year / first semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 793

Seminar 3

(1)

0

2

1

OM 893

Dissertation 3

6

0

12

0

Total

6

0

14

1

 

 

 

Second year / second semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 794

Seminar 4

(1)

0

2

1

OM 894

Dissertation 4

6

0

12

0

Total

6

0

14

1

 

Third year/ first semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 795

Seminar 5

(1)

0

2

1

OM 895

Dissertation 5

12

0

36

0

Total

12

0

38

1

 

 

Third year / second semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 796

Seminar 6

(1)

0

2

1

OM 896

Dissertation 6

12

0

36

0

Total

12

0

38

0

 


 

2) Plan A Type 2

 

First year / first semester

Code

Course

Credits

Theory

Practice

Self-study

OM 701

Research Methodology in Advanced Interdisciplinary Organic Agriculture Management

(3)

2