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Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI)

Address: 1771/1, Pattanakarn Rd., Suan Luang, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

460,000-480,800 baht/course


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Official description

History of TNI

Established in 2007, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI) is an academic institution providing both undergraduate and graduate education that emphasizes academic theory in parallel with hands-on practical training, which enables students to apply their knowledge, practical training, and trilingual language proficiency in their workplace.  The founder of TNI, Technology Promotion Association (TPA), has been a medium for disseminating technology, management, and engineering expertise from Japanese institutes to Thai personnel for over 45 years.  It also has played a significant role in cultivating the workforce that contributes to the development of Thailand’s economy.  As a result, it intends that TNI becomes one of the leading academic institutes with emphasis on creating and developing personnel with knowledge and service to the society.  TNI offers a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the fields of Engineering, Information Technology, and Business Administration to meet the need the demand for skilled employees from business and industrial sectors in Thailand and abroad.

Learning Style

TNI educates its students in the unique learning style of Monozukuri (Dedication, Creativity, and Development).  TNI's competency-based education prepares students with job skills with core competencies in the following areas:

- Technical Competency. The programs direct the students to be practitioners and experts through participating in workshops, conducting projects, taking study tours and training with entrepreneurs, sharing experiences with Thai and Japanese experts, joining study abroad in Japan, etc.

- Managerial Competency. TNI provides its students with essential business administration knowledge and skills applicable to the individual, group, and organizational levels. TNI graduates will, therefore, have a high potential for a wide range of prospective careers.

- Language Competency. TNI acknowledges the importance of communication, the exchange of knowledge, and universal technology. Therefore, TNI emphasizes language competency in speaking, reading, and writing. All TNI students are required to take both English and Japanese lessons every semester so that they can be competitive in the labor market and have opportunities for further studies in Japan and other countries.

- Ethics and Human Relations Competency. TNI encourages the concepts of teamwork and ethics in every program.  TNI graduates can utilize discretion in analysis and decision-making in any operation by considering the principles of appropriateness and fairness.

In addition, TNI instills six core values in its students, management, faculty, and staff:

     1. Kaizen                   Continuous improvement

     2. Monozukuri            Dedication, creativity, and development

     3. Hansei                   Accept mistakes and learn from them

     4. Respect                 Respect yourself and others

     5. Honest                   Be honest

     6. Public Interest        Consider the public interests

Hence, TNI aims to become one of the leading academic institutions providing high levels of knowledge in specialized fields and produce highly qualified industrial and management technology graduates who can adequately apply and disseminate those technologies to society with integrity and accountability.

Modern and Innovative Curriculum

TNI offers a contemporary and innovative curriculum to produce quality students as well as to prepare them to cope with the dynamic changes of the 21st century.  Its instructors are professionals in the field of their curriculum.  In the classroom, lecturers use relevant tools and technology to help students learn, making the class more dynamic and interesting. 

Faculties and Programs

At present, TNI has 17 majors in Bachelor’s Degree, 4 majors in Master’s Degree, and 3 International Programs for Bachelor’s Degree.  All programs are based on the demand of the business and industrial sectors.

TNI’s International Program

In August 2018, TNI has opened an International Program in 3 faculties as follows:

1. Digital Engineering (DGE)

The teaching and learning techniques at Digital Engineering (DGE) are project-oriented and problem-based learning systems. With equipped facilities and highly-experienced international lecturers, the DGE Program offers a potential alternative for students looking to become digital engineers to serve the technology-based society of the future.

DGE program will initially present fundamental courses involving Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Communications, and Computer Science. Specializations and core competency courses in DGE Program are divided into three main pillars: (1) Data Science and Analytics, (2) Mechatronics and Robotics, and (3) Digital Industry. Subjects are designed to differentiate from other universities and offer unique DGE program such as Artificial Intelligence Techniques, Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Robotics, Machine Learning and Data Analytics, Fog and Cloud Computing, Big Data Engineering, System Integration, and Internet-of-Things.

2. Data Science and Analytics (DSA)

TNI’s Data Science and Analytics (DSA) program present a new breed of multi-disciplinary fields of study, combining statistics and IT with visualization for making informed and strategic decisions in the business. Our program aims to produce graduates of the next generation who can transform existing data in various sizes and forms to a valuable insight that provides a competitive edge in business and make significant impacts to their future business.

TNI’s students can work not only for IT companies but also for any industry that acquires a massive amount of data that requires advanced analytics and modeling. Industries ranging from manufacturing and consumer trades to finance and investment, healthcare providers to communication service providers, and private startups to government offices, all demand graduates with data science skill sets.

Courses offered in our DSA program start with object-oriented programming, database management system using SQL, and continue with programming with R and Python, the two most influential and popular programming languages in data science community. Data analytics and statistical modeling methods will be taught as fundamental tools for understanding the data and building the predictive models. The application of these methods to a real business will also be demonstrated in big data analytics and data analytics for E-commerce courses. Moreover, the students will be given lessons in data visualization which help communicate information quickly and clearly among the data science team members or to the executive management. From business perspectives, students will learn how to perform effective marketing on social media and how to develop and manage business strategies. Tools and environments used in the industry will be used in our modern laboratory for student’s practices.

 3. International Business Management (IBM)

TNI provides core undergraduate business courses that enhance both interpersonal and organizational skills through real-life and hands-on business experiences, which would facilitate students’ readiness to face and work in dynamic and multinational business environment.  Besides, IBM program implements the innovative business model, strategic technology management, cross-cultural management, and creative business plan, some of which are unique only at this institute.  For example, TNI is the only institution in Thailand that enforces and promotes Monozukuri, Omotenashi service method, and other social consciousness concepts.  Lastly, IBM has recently launched the 3+1 program, a collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University allowing students to earn a dual undergraduate degree.    

All classes are taught in English except for mandatory Japanese and other foreign language elective classes.

The online application is now open for the Academic Year 2019 with 20 scholarships at

Exchange Program

1. International Cooperation

TNI has cooperation agreements with universities in Japan, Japanese organizations, and ASEAN countries with the objective of sharing knowledge and resources.  The collaborations are also carried out through various academic exchange programs, joint research, joint seminars, symposiums, training, etc. The aim is to strengthen productive relationships between partner universities while enhancing the quality of education through an acquisition of relevant knowledge, equipping students with well-rounded, global experience, and promoting proactive learning.

2. Student Exchange Program 

The exchange program is a reciprocal program between TNI and partner universities for students from one institution to experience learning at another host university and to participate in subject classes or research labs over various periods.

2.1 Exchange Programs with Partner Universities in Japan

(1) Short-term Exchange Programs

- These programs in short language courses in Japan enable TNI’s students to learn, develop, and train their Japanese and English language skill. Scholarships are available to support students in some of the programs.
- This exchange program in short course offers an opportunity for students to participate in an exchange study (from one week to three months) allowing access to relevant academic knowledge, research, and the development of language skills, along with learning about foreign cultures. With a signed cooperation agreement, students do not have to pay tuition fees. Besides, some universities provide scholarships to TNI students as well.

(2) Long-term Exchange Programs (4 months to 1-year period)

TNI’s undergraduate students in their 3rd and 4th year can apply to study at a partner university in Japan for four months up to one year. Under some programs, courses are conducted in English along with Japanese while some are available only in Japanese. The partner university in Japan assigns the fields of study. The tuition fee is exempted, and students also have the chance to apply for scholarships from JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization). Partner universities will propose the names of students who are qualified to receive these scholarships.

(3) Study Abroad / Overseas Trip

TNI offers programs for undergraduate and graduate level to take study tours and overseas trips. TNI, partner universities, or Japanese organizations shall be the organizer, and invite students to participate in different, and provide full or partial sponsorship every year.

2.2 Programs Initiated by TNI 

(1) TNI Summer Program is a 12-day program for Japanese students to participate in activities with TNI students as well as to exchange each country's culture.

(2) TNI Cross Culture Program is a 12-day program for international students from other countries to take part in an interactive program that provides a cross-culture learning experience, which challenges students to deal with complexities that they may encounter in their lives.

(3) Co-operative Education and Internship Program accepts Japanese students from partner universities to participate in co-operative education and internships at Japanese companies in Thailand. TNI assists in all procedures and provides Thai language classes to prepare Japanese students before attending the program.

(4) Study Abroad Program is an exchange program with activities between TNI and partner universities.

(5) Robotic Workshop/ PBL Workshop Program is an exchange program designed to jointly learn and complete assigned activities together.

(6) Research Student Program offers exchange students from partner universities to study in our research laboratory. 

(7) Long-term Exchange Program (one or two semesters) allows students from partner universities to study in the same classes as TNI students.

3. Dual Degree Program with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

TNI students who have completed three years of study in the business field with a minimum of 90 credits will be eligible to join SNHU for the final year.  Upon completing 30 to 33 credits and other graduation requirements at SNHU, the students will receive SNHU degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).  SNHU may provide scholarship up to $5,000 for students who have the equivalent of 3.0 GPA or higher on the U.S. scale.  An application fee will be waived for all students coming from TNI.


TNI provides a Cooperative Education to all students.  Students must participate in a co-op (four months) or an internship (two months) based on their academic majors.  The objective is to educate students about practical work experience that directly relates to their academic majors and to assist them in defining a career path.  During the practical training, specialized professionals supervise the students to enhance their knowledge and ensure their understanding of the work assignments. After training, many TNI students are offered full-time employment positions by their co-op/internship companies after graduation.

 At present, over 600 companies have offered more than 1,500 co-ops or internships job positions both in Thailand and overseas to TNI students. Partner universities, JTECS (Japan–Thailand Economic Cooperation Society), partner companies and benefactors, Thai and Japanese organizations, etc. sponsor specific co-op and internship programs.

Opportunity for Employment

Employment is guaranteed upon graduation from TNI with a high possibility to work with Thai companies, joint-venture companies, and Japanese companies in Thailand or abroad. 

Contact: +662-763-2600 ext.2652, 2405

E-mail: [email protected]



1771/1, Pattanakarn Rd., Suan Luang, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

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