Rules & Regulations

BE Rules and regulations



1.Registration for the  new academic semester must be completed before exams begin.
2. Students may register for up to 19 credits and not fewer than 9 credits in each semester.
3. Registration for more than 19 credits (but in no case for more than 22 credits) in one semester is possible for:
    3.1 Fourth-year students enrolling in their final semester before graduation.
    3.2 Fourth-year students having(completed at least 90 credits of coursework) and obtained official approval from the Dean.
4. Registration for fewer than 9 credits in one semester is possible in:
    4.1 Inevitable circumstances (such as, illness or accident). A student may seek special approval from the Dean.
    4.2 Fourth-year students enrolling in their final semester before graduation.
5. Students are not allowed to register for more than six credits in a summer session.
6. Late registration is subject to a penalty fee of 45 Baht per day.
7. Students must check all prerequisite conditions before registration. Failure to complete prerequisite courses will result in cancellation of reserved place in a class or grade.
Additional Registration/Class Withdrawal:
1. Additional registration can be made within 14 days of a regular semester or within 7 days of a summer session by obtaining permission from the lecturer and advisor.
2. Courses withdrawn from within 14 days after the first day of class during the regular semester or the first 7 days of the summer semester will not appear in the transcript.
3. If a student withdraws from a course after the first 14 days but within the first 10 weeks of the regular semester or after the first 7 days but within the first 4 weeks of the summer semester, the student will receive the “W” grade in that course.
4. If a student withdraws from a course after the first 10 weeks of the class during the regular semester or after the first 4 weeks of the summer semester, the student will receive the “W” grade in that course. Under circumstances, The “W” grade will always appear after the specified time period of course withdrawal.
5.  Tuition for dropped course will be 50% refunded.  Any administrative error leading to withdrawal. From a course which is no fault of  the student, will be subject to full refund.
Academic Status:
1. The university will assess every student’s record each semester.  A student must maintain a GPA of no less than 2.00; otherwise, a first or second warning or probation status will be given at the start of the following semester.
2. During the first semester of study, a student who receives a GPA of less than 1.5 will receive a special warning from the university, which is not considered as a first warning.
3. A student must maintain a GPA of no less than 1.5 at the end of the first two semesters. A student who fails to meet this requirement will be expelled.
4. If a student receives a warning for 2 consecutive semesters and still has a GPA of less than 2.00, the student will be are probation status for the following semester. Probation status will be recorded on the transcript.

5. After receiving probation status, the student must maintain a GPA of no less than 2.00.  A student who fails to meet this requirement will be expelled from the university.
6. If a student has taken all the courses in a chosen field of study as specified in the curriculum and receives a GPA of less than 2.00 but greater than 1.80, the university will allow the student to continue studying for a reasonable time.  However, the student must achieve a GPA of 2.00 within the next 3 semesters but in no more than 7 academic years.

Leave of Absence:
The Dean must approve any leave of absence for one semester, but students cannot request such leave during the first two semesters is received after enrolment in the university, unless special approval from the rector. A leave of absence cannot exceed two consecutive semesters, not including summer.  The student must pay a fee in order to maintain his/her student status during the leave of absence.
1. Methods of evaluating of student  performance may include term papers and exercises, quizzes, mid-term and final exam, as well as group projects.
2. Eight levels of grades are given:




















1. In some cases either the grade S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory) may be awarded. These grades have no points and the credits earned are not included in calculating the grade point average.
2. Students wishing to be exempted from certain courses may take an equivalence examination and receive EXE (Exempted) if those credits are not counted toward the degree or ACC (Accreditation) if  those credits are counted.
3. The letters I (Incomplete) may be temporarily recorded for incomplete work course when circumstances are beyond the control of the student. Grade I must be removed within 80 days after the semester ends, and the grade given will be evaluated according to the existing course works, quizzes, and exam results.  Grade I will not be given in cases of absence from exam or late reports.
4. Students receiving grade D or above or grade S in any course may not register for that course again, unless specified in the curriculum.
5. Grade F is counted in the calculation of the semester grade point average, as well as in the cumulative grade point average.
6. Credits to be accumulated include only those for courses which received a grade D and above, or S.   If a student registers for the same course twice, only the grade from the first registration can be counted.
7. If  students receive either an F or the U grade for a compulsory course, they must retake that course until the specified minimum grade requirement is fulfilled. If the students receive either an F or U grade for an elective course, they must retake that course or replace it with any other elective course.
8. Student failing to turn up for exams for unavoidable reasons must provide evidence to the lecturer and the faculty academic affairs committee. If  The Dean may approve a grade of W (Withdrawal) for the course within 10 days from the examination date.  If a W is not approved, the grade for the course will be based only on the student’s performance during the semester.
9. Students wishing to audit a course without being evaluated must receive permission from the lecturer and the faculty academic affairs committee. No grade will be given and no credit will be earned, but the abbreviation AUD (Audit) will appear in the student’s record for such a course, provided that the student fulfills all requirements set by the lecturer for “audit” students.  The credits of audited courses will be included in the maximum credits allowed for registration in each semester, but not included in the minimum credits, and not counted in cumulative credits.  Changes from auditing to taking the course for evaluation must be done within 14 days of the start the regular semester. Students may not register for credit in courses previously audited.
10. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00.  A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 in any semester will receive a warning.  After a warning is received for two consecutive semesters and the cumulative grade point average is still below 2.00, the student will be placed on probation in the following semester.  If the cumulative grade point average is still below 2.00 after one semester on probation, the student will be dismissed from the university.
11. Students with a grade point average below 1.50 for the first semester after enrollment in the university will receive a special warning, and will be dismissed from the university if the cumulative grade point average after completion of the second semester is still below 1.50.
Graduation Requirements:
1. To qualify for graduation, a student must complete all course requirements in a chosen field of study with a minimum GPA of 2.00. The student must also spend at least 7 regular semesters studying.
2. Students who have been with the university for at least 6 regular semesters, and who have been exempted from taking some courses or have been able to transfer some credits, may be specially considered for graduation by the Chancellor of the university.
Graduation with Honors:
First Class Honors are awarded to students who meet the following requirements:
1.  Completed all the study requirements for graduation within 4 years.
2.  Have cumulative a GPA of  not less than 3.50
3.  Not received an unsatisfactory (U) or a grade lower than C in any course.
4.  Not repeated study for any course.
Second Class Honors are awarded to students who meet the following requirements:
1.  Completed all study  requirements for graduation within 4 years.
2.  Have cumulative a GPA of not less than 3.50.
3.  Receive cumulative average for major courses of not less than 2.00.
4.  Not repeat study or receive failing (F) or receive unsatisfactory (U) for any course. 

Or following  requirements to students who meet :
1.  Completed all study requirements for graduation within 4 years.
2.  Have a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.25.
3.  Not received a grade lower than “C” for any major course.
4.  Not repeated study or received failing (F) or unsatisfactory (U) grade for any course.
Graduation Request:
Students who expect to complete graduation requirements in the current semester must follow this process to request graduation :
1.  Visit the website, download an academic transcript, and fill in the required information on the Internet.
2.  Print the form you have filled out on the internet and bring it to the BE office for verification.
3.  Obtain and verify a Request for Graduation Form (available at the BE office).
4.  Students must send a completed Request for Graduation form and official transcript to the BE office within 14 days after the regular semester or 7 days after the summer semester.  The request must be approved by the University council.
Graduation Registration Online:
Graduation registration online service for students graduating in each academic year is available at Graduates can follow the steps below to access and complete graduation status:
1.  Graduating students must log to in the system by entering their student ID number and TU access password.  A menu shown on the left hand side will appear if graduation status has been approved by the University Council.
2.  Click on the graduation registration menu and student personal information will appear. Graduates can correct and edit their present address and work place. Complete all necessary information and follow instructions on the website. Select channels to receive the documents which students can choose to pick up in person or receive by post.
3.  Print the payment form and pay graduation registration fees at indicated banks (registration fees, must be paid for graduate status to be completed).
4. The graduation registration online system manual can be downloaded from under the section heading “ผู้สำเร็จการศึกษา”. 
Registration Instruction at the B.E. International Program:
1. At least half of student’s registered credits must consist of EE xxx and /or TU xxx courses and/or AC201, FN201, MA217, ST217.
2. It is the student’s  responsibility to complete any prerequisites for a given course.
3. In a semester, only one principle economics course , such as EE211, EE212, EE311 and EE312, is allowed to be registered for.
4. Any course with an of enrolment number of  less than 20 will be automatically CLOSED (Unless otherwise announced by the B.E. office).
5. The quota for each course is 60 students per class. Courses with no quota limitation are TH161, TU110, TU120, TU130.
6. Any students  who wish to register as AUDIT, please fill in and submit a request form at the B.E. office before the semester begins. The student can register only when he/she is recommended and allowed by his/her adviser and the instructor.
7. Please note that students can register only once, Any changes after registration confirmation can be done only during the Add-Drop period.(Remark) In order to verify your registration, you must confirm by clicking “confirm” on the first page AND reconfirm on the second page of the browser.
8. Do not leave any selected course(s) on the table on the registration page if you do not want to register.
9. Payment can be made in cash by submitting the invoice with barcode attached at the Kasikorn Bank  service counter ONLY. Kasikorn Bank will directly report your payment to the B.E. Office. Students need not hand in or fax the transfer slip to the B.E. Office.
10.Any students who would like to register for course(s) that require prerequisite(s) with the lecturer’s consent” are required to complete and submit the request form associated with your recent academic record to the BE Office in person or by email to ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We will submit your request to the concerned lecturers for consideration.
11. Any students who participated in the exchange program and transfer credits are pending for  prerequisite course(s) will not be able to enroll on the online registration system. These students must complete and submit the request form at the BE Office either in person or by e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view)
12. To ensure smooth online registration, read the Online Registration Manual.
Three important issues to consider for academic planning :
1.   Overlapping minor courses and specific courses for each cluster (curriculum 2009).
       Some students take minor courses which overlap with specific courses in their clusters such as the Monetary and Financial Economics cluster ( AC201, FN201, EE431, EE432, EE435, and EE452 ) as specific courses for this cluster and also take minor courses in Finance ( AC201 and FN201 ). Credit is only overlapping courses, so a credit missing may be for the degree to be conferred.  
     Students are able to take any course offered by Thammasat University (not including general education courses) to substitute for the missing credits. For any  inquiries, please contact the BE office in person or by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
2. Amendments/Additional Curriculum details
    1. Cluster 4 has changed its name from Public Economics to Public Economics, Development, and Political Economics.
    2. The curriculum compulsory course EE460 and Major compulsory courses EE468 and EE488 cannot be counted as prerequisites for seminar classes.
    3. Amendment of prerequisite courses before registering for seminar classes is as follows:
Comparison between details of courses in the 2009 curriculum before and after the amendment :
It should be noted that all changes above in faculty academic affairs have been approved by the Faculty Advisory Board and will be effective starting the second semester of the academic year 2012.
3. Degree Conferring Form Submission.
Students who expect to graduate must submit the degree conferring request form to the BE office within the first two weeks of the regular semester or the first week of the summer session.

Dress Code in the B.E. Program
Dress Code Regulations  
1.  B.E. students are strictly required to wear the TU student uniform to take quizzes, midterm, and final exams.
2.  When B.E. students contact the B.E. office, they are required to dress properly with, no sandals, sleeveless shirts, or spaghetti straps.
3.  B.E. students participating in any university activity such as field trips, orientations or contacting other organizations as representatives of the B.E. Program must wear TU student uniform

The B.E. Office reserves the right to refuse no service to any B.E. student who violates the dress code policy.


Uniforms Guidelines
Male students :
1. White shirt without stripes or prints. A collar is optional. Sleeves must be unrolled and shirt always tucked in.
2. Navy blue or black trousers without stripes. No jeans.
3. University logo belt buckle.
4. Black loafers with socks.

Female students :
1.  White shirt with short or long sleeves, no stripes or prints. Shirt always tucked in.
2.  Four silver buttons with the university logo (optional). One button must be sewn onto the collar. Pin a brooch with the University logo onto the left side. You may also wear a chain-style brooch, which should be inserted through the button-hole on the collar.
3.  Navy blue or black skirt.
4.  University logo belt buckle.
5.  Black loafers, shoes or high-heels.

Exams in  the B.E. Program:
Additional Exam Rules and Regulations :
To comply with Thammasat University exam regulations and prevent violation of those regulation the B.E. International Program issues additional exam rules and regulations as follows:
1. Students are not allowed to leave the exam room during the exam. In case of need to go to toilet, only one student may be allowed by the exam proctor at any given time. Each student must be accompanied by an exam proctor. The proctor will write “went to toilet” on the student’s exam paper for the instructor’s notice.
2. Students are allowed to bring pens, pencils, erasers, liquid papers and rulers into the exam room. Textbooks, handouts, notes, calculators, and so on are not permitted into the exam room without prior approval from the instructors. If students bring mobile phones into the exam room, they are required to put them in a bag and place them in an area designated by the proctor. All mobile phones must be turned off.

Final Exam Code of Conduct
1.   All students are advised to arrive at the exam venue before the exam begins.
2.   Students may not enter the exam room unless permitted by the supervisor.
3.   Students must follow the uniform dress code as guided by university regulations.
4.   Students must show their student ID cards on entering the exam room.
5.   Students may not leave the exam room unless permitted by the supervisor.
6.   Should students arrive late, they may enter the exam room only if they come within the first 30 minutes from the start of the exam period.
7.   During the exam, students must not speak, communicate, or behave in any way that could indicate misconduct or cheating.
8.   Students must address their queries to the supervisor only.
9.   Students are not permitted to bring textbooks, handouts, notes, calculators, pencil cases or mobile phones into the exam room without prior approval by the Program.
10. Students may not  leave the exam room during the first 30 minutes of the exam period.
11. Students will be notified about 10 minutes before the end of the exam period. Once the exam period is over, students must discontinue doing the exam paper.
12. Upon submission, students must place their exam papers and answer sheets on their desks. Students may leave the exam room only after this papers have been collected.
13. Upon leaving the exam room, students must refrain from making excessive noise.
Students caught cheating or attempting to cheat will earn the “F” grade for that subject and will be suspended for one academic year as stated in the student ethical code , as guided by the university regulations.