Improving your skill with our summer courses from Department of Development and Sustainability

Summer Course 2018

Summer Course

We are offering a series of Summer Courses in May - June 2018. These courses are intensive application-oriented courses designed for students who would like to brush up their knowledge on specific development issues in the region. Courses consist of lectures, discussions and group exercises. All courses are small classes taught in English with students from various countries - a truly international experience.

Course Available for August 2018

Forced Migration and Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Duration May 21 – June 1, 2018 (1 Credit/15 Hours)

The course aims to understand various forms of forced migration and trafficking in persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMSR), including refugee flows, disaster related migration, labor trafficking, sex slavery and other form of involuntary servitude. It will examine both disaster-related and political forms of forced migration (including statelessness), as well as human trafficking, including why women tend to be particularly vulnerable to involuntary servitude and sex trafficking, and why men are often overlooked as trafficked persons for labor purposes. We will end with a discussion of how policies affect, prevent or cause forced migration and with a presentation of key challenges when conducting research on forced migration and human trafficking.
Field of Study : Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

Gender Issues in Global Economy

Duration May 21 – June 1, 2018 (1 Credit/15 Hours)

Globalization and regional economic integration are features that characterize the economy nowadays. The course discusses gender issues under such economic globalization. Patterns in economic development differs under different states and locations, and gender issues and relations are shaped by and also shape the economy. The course provides key concepts in understanding gender issues in economic globalization.
Field of Study : Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

Research and Practice in Gender & Development Methods II

Duration June 11 – 20, 2018 (1 Credit/15 Hours)

The course aims to equip students with knowledge, skills and techniques in designing and conducting quantitative research based on gender perspective. The course is designed for students who wish to familiarize themselves with field based gender research, and attempts to guide students to develop research questions and orient them with different research methods and tools to answer to the research questions. This course focuses on quantitative field methods.
Field of Study : Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

Socio-ecological systems approach and adaptive governance for environmental management

Duration May 21 – 31, 2018 (1 Credit/15 Hours)

Nature and society sequentially respond socio-environmental changes, but it is often difficult to predict such changes because the interaction of a range of elements in the socio-ecological systems results in complex and dynamic behavior. This course introduces theoretical understanding of complex social-ecological systems and the concepts of adaptive governance in theory and practices. It also examines practical case studies on how resilience and adaptive capacity building can be examined from the local to the national and regional perspectives.
The course will provide an analytical construct in which managers, practitioners and policy makers can theoretically engage and apply to address the challenge of socio-environmental governance.
Field of Study : Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)

Adaptation to Climate Change: Policies and Practices II

Duration May 21 – 31, 2018 (2 Credits/30 Hours)

To make students understand the key challenges to adaptation to climate change. It deals with the concepts and types of adaptation, technological challenges, the role of governments, NGOs, civil society and international organizations in promoting adaptation.
Field of Study : Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)

Quantitative Analysis using R

Duration June 4 – 18, 2018 (1 Credit/15 Hours)

With increasing needs for policy discussions based on research evidence generated through sound quantitative analysis in development studies, it is a requirement for students to have basic understanding and practical experience of selected techniques in quantitative analysis. The objective of this course is to equip students with fundamental skills in handling useful analytical techniques, so that the students can integrate these tools with theories in conducting their development research. In particular, the course introduces a set of basic regression models, which enables the students to implement causality analysis while quantifying the effects of each factor. The course emphasizes application rather than theories, and analysis rather than data collection.
Field of Study : Natural Resources Management (NRM)

Urban Governance and Economics for Holistic Waste Service Delivery

Duration June 4 – 8 and June 18 - 22, 2018 (2 Credit/30 Hours)

Students will understand a shift in waste management policy, politics, infrastructure, institution, and administrative systems that affect the use, development, and management of wastes in a holistic manner. Students will also be introduced to the discussions involving different spheres and scales of waste governance (public, private, and civil society sectors, and municipal to national, regional, and international tiers) of waste governance. The course will also deal with the economic aspect as a clear policy driven through capturing potential green economy opportunities in the waste sector. This course is therefore to identify the costs of inaction in or improper waste management as well as job opportunities as part of the green economy, and explores various avenues for innovative and profitable financing waste management services. This course will also explore stakeholder integration in order to actively participate for achieving sustainable waste management, and to explore opportunities for social sustainability and inclusivity for holistic waste management.
Field of Study : Urban Environmental Management (UEM)

Course Schedule

Study with us to improve your skill in short period

Two study options

Option A : Regular

Cost :
  • Registration Fee : 5,000 Baht / Month
    (10,000 Baht for the full summer courses)
  • Tuition Fee : 16,000 Baht / Credit
At the end of the course :
  • A certificate of attendance
  • A transcript of record on the course taken with corresponding grade
    (This can be used/counted if the student later pursues Master's degree at AIT)

Option B : Audit

Cost :
  • Registration Fee : 5,000 Baht / Month
    (10,000 Baht for the full summer courses)
  • Tuition Fee : 10,000 Baht / Credit
At the end of the course :
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued noting that the student audited the course

How to Pay the Summer Course

Processing Fees can be paid online using credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.) before submitting the application online or through your friends in Thailand
Fees can also be paid through Western Union, in this regard, please write to for further details.
If you are not able to pay online or western union, payment can be made through bank transfer to AIT bank account. Once the payment is done through bank transfer, please send the bank transaction detail to to process your application internally.
Please mention "Summer Course 2018" in your Transfer Notice. Payments of the fees can be paid in either US Dollars or in Thai Baht through the bank account below
Bank account details:     Bank Name: Siam Commercial Bank, Thailand
    Bank account name: Asian Institute of Technology
    Bank current account number 468-046301-2 or
    Bank savings account number 405-999567-0
    Bank address: 95 Moo 8, Klong Nueng, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand