"Chulalongkorn Engineering Knowledge Transfer Unit"

Faculty of Engineering
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Chulapat 14, 9th Floor
Chulalongkorn University
254 Phayathai Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330 Thailand

The "Chulalongkorn Engineering Knowledge Transfer Unit" aims to educate and train chosen technical personnel in Thai Automotive Industry on coming trends in hybrid technology and electrical vehicles (EVs).

Enhancing Next Generation Automotive Technology Competency in Thailand Automotive Sector

Mission: Conduct training sessions and share knowledge obtained in the UNITED training programs, and provide hands-on experience using the equipment obtained through the UNITED program.

Objective: Upskill the industry technical staff with Hybrids/EV technology


  • Module L1: Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles [Lecture only, 3 hours]

  • Future trends, Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid powertrain classification
  • Hybrid system architecture
  • Hybrid Vehicles

  • Module L2: Introduction to Electric Powertrain Sizing [Lecture only, 3 hours]
  • Classification of electrified powertrains
  • System Level Modeling
  • System Requirements

  • Module A: Interlock, Battery, and Safe handling of HV System [Lecture and laboratory, 6 hours]
  • Interlock in hybrid and all-electric vehicles
  • Battery disconnect unit in hybrid and all-electric vehicles
  • Safe handling of HV systems

  • Module B: DC/AC conversions [Lecture and laboratory, 6 hours]
  • Fundamentals of DC-AC Conversion in Vehicles
  • DC-DC step-up converters in hybrid and all-electric vehicles
  • DC-DC step-down converters in hybrid and all-electric vehicles

  • Module C: PWM and Electric drives [Lecture and laboratory, 6 hours]
  • PWM signals in automotive engineering
  • Electric automotive drives
  • 48 V onboard electric system in motor vehicles


The equipment consists of the PWM signals in automotive engineering, Electric automotive drives, fundamental DC-AC conversion in vehicles, DC-DC step-up converters, DC-DC step-down converters, interlock in hybrid and all electric vehicles, battery disconnect unit in hybrid and all electric vehicles, safety handling of HV systems, 48 V onboard electric system in motor vehicles.


  • Industry technical staff
  • University faculty staff
  • University students


Assist. Prof. Dr. Sunhapos Chantranuwathana

Assist. Prof. Dr. Nuksit Noomwongs

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