CMU / Chiang Mai University
Bachelor of Science Program in Integrated Design in Emerging Architecture (IDEA)
Chiang Mai Thailand
Program A/B
2021 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 75% (Prerequisite)

General Information

Host Institution

Chiang Mai University is the first provincial university founded in January 1964 as the first institution of higher education in Northern Thailand, and as the first provincial university in Thailand.

Ever since its founding, CMU is focused on comprehensive institution of higher learning while providing a broad range of academic programs. In the field of research, CMU has been launching innovative initiatives and development projects, the results of which are utilized to further advance the standards of teaching, learning and technology transfer, supporting the social and economic development of the region and the country as a whole.

This university is a place for knowledge collection, studies research and knowledge transfer according to academic freedom based on morality and academic excellence, application and transfer, and arts and culture development.

Graduates from Chiang Mai University will emphasis self-training in order to become knowledgeable, thoughtful and practical persons, as well as being able to manage themselves and other people, and work with ethics and social awareness.

Mailing Address
239 Huay Kaew road Muang district , Chiang Mai , Thailand

Study Abroad Year
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:03/Jul/2020
2nd cycle: 22/Sep/2020
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

0students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒31.9

Update date 04/Jun/2020 00:14:43
Outline ID 708

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Content Integrated Design in Emerging Architecture (IDEA) is a 4-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) English language international program offered by the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University. Situated in the oldest higher education institution in the region and surrounded by a culturally and historically vibrant urban backdrop, the program is dedicated to nurture students' critical thinking and independent design capabilities with the knowledge of the latest digital design and fabrication skills that are increasingly being sort-after in the architectural and design community both locally and overseas.
With a particular focus on innovation and experimental design, the 4-year curriculum aims to ground up students' architectural design knowledge from an interdisciplinary approach that include social, physical, life sciences and beyond. Throughout their studies, students will integrate diverse design values from a wide range of creative design industries, whilst the unit system in each year offer varies opportunities for students to investigate and develop their creative thinking process behind their production outcomes. The program is formulated from the belief in creative design values that lead to the core of any principles in design businesses that require an innovative thinking approach.
As Chiang Mai is emerging to become a key player in the local and global creative industry, the IDEA course is perfectly suited to provide its graduates with the best opportunities to develop a successful creative design career and become future leaders in these lines of design-value-oriented businesses. Furthermore, the program is constructed in the dialectic forms of knowledge and practice with creative experimentations in order for students to understand the value process of architectural and spatial design. The program will give special emphasis on teaching, training and communication in English, with a dedicated team of international design academics and practitioners and the opportunity to take part in internship abroad in the latter part of the course in order for students to build the best design thinking foundation for their further studies and interests after graduation.
Teaching Language English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 21/Jun/2021 To: 31/Oct/2021
Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English

1.minimum IELTS score at 5.0 or 2.TOEFL minimum PBT score at 500 or CBT score at 173 or iBT score at 61 or 3.TOEFL ITP Test with minimum PBT score at 500 from institution that is certified by IIE or 4.minimum SAT1 (critical reading) score at 400 or 5. English Placement Test by Chiang Mai University with a minimum score of 60%

Academic Field
--Environmental Design/Architecture, --Landscape Architecture, --Urban Planning,
GPA 3 / 4 (75%)(Prerequisite)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports 1. Comprehensive library contain Thai and English language books, journals, magazines and periodicals on architectural design, urban planning, graphic design, conservation and more.
2. Wood and metal workshop with the latest tooling machineries.
3. digital and environmental simulation laboratories.
4. Computer Aided Design (CAD) computer suites.
5. Construction and building materials library.
6. Dedicated student co-working and meeting space during office hours.
7. Alumni Services and support facility.
8. Lanna Architecture Centre.
9. Academic research support facility.
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Off Campus accommodation

Housing charge
Off Campus accommodation
  • USD $170 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Apply for NON-ED Visa

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Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:21/Jun/2021To:31/Oct/2021(4 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Nov/2020To:31/Mar/2021(4 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
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