Chiang Mai University (CMU) is interdisciplinary public and Research University, founded in January 1964 under a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Ever since its founding, CMU has been focused at being 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.

Faculty of Engineering was founded in June 3, 1970 with the purpose to create qualified engineers who have appropriate knowledge and skill for the engineering profession, with the target of development our country. According to the policies of Chiang Mai University and government, the faculty aims to conduct research and providing community’s services. The Faculty of Engineering consists of 7 departments and these are Civil Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mining Engineering and Petroleum Department, Environmental Engineering Department, Industrial Engineering Department and Computer Engineering Department.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1977 as a part of the Faculty of Engineering with aim to excel in Research and Academic Services. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a range of academic programs leading to Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Master Degree in Energy Engineering and Ph.D. Degree in Energy Engineering. The academic staff is made of 3 Professors, 11 Associate Professors, 27 Assistant Professors and 10 Lecturers.