8.1 A student may register for a thesis according to the conditions set by his/her department. After registering, the student must proceed according to the Thesis Handbook of the university.
8.2 The thesis advisors will be not more than two people consisting of:
8.2.1 The main advisor must be a full-time instructor with a Ph.D. or its equivalent, or having academic rank of no less than Associate Professor in that subject or a related subject. The main advisor must have research experience beyond the research done for his/her dissertation.
8.2.2 A co-advisor (if there is one) must be a full-time instructor or a qualified person from the outside the university. He/she must have a Ph.D. or its equivalent, or have academic rank of no less that Associate Professor in that subject or a related subject. The co-advisor must have research experience beyond the research done for his/her dissertation.
In unusual circumstances, as when the department lacks qualified people, a co-advisor from outside the university may be appointed as the main advisor. The student must submit a list of thesis advisors to the department to task for their appointment.
8.3 The student may write his/her thesis in Thai or in another language that seems suitable, according to the judgment of his/her thesis advisor. An abstract of the thesis must be prepared in both Thai and English.
8.4 The student must petition to submit and defense the thesis with the permission of his/her thesis advisor within the time limit set by the university. The thesis may be defended only after the student has passed all the other courses required in the program.
8.5 The university will establish a committee of 3-5 people composed of full-time instructors and qualified outside examiners. All committee members must have a Ph.D or its equivalent, or have academic rank of no less than Associate Professor in that subject or a related subject. They must have research experience beyond the research done for their disseration.
The thesis main advisor and co-advisor must be among the examiners, but must not be the head of the examination committee. They must attend all the defenses done by the examination committee.
8.6 The student must submit five copies of the thesis to the members of examination committee at least four weeks ahead of the oral defense.
8.7 The thesis will be given a grade of EP, P or NP.
8.8 The examination committee will decide which grade to give by majority vote, i.e. EP, P, PC, or NP.
8.9 The examination committee will submit the results of the examination to the university within one week after the defend.
8.10 A student who passes his/her thesis defense must follow the regulations and conditions of the university. He/she must prepare four copies of the thesis properly bound to submit to the university along with a copy on a CD-ROM in a PDF file that is identical to the printed copies.