**Principle of Customized Curriculum**** Academic Courses**

To offer various choices of electives in science, math, and technology-related subjects.

To cover all subjects required by the Ministry of Education.

To promote and encourage the acquisition of a second foreign language.

**Creative Research Activities**

To encourage the development of creativity in research as well as science project management skills.

**Leadership Activities**

To foster students’ cognitive, moral, and physical development.

To promote and support independent self-study and self-development in areas of interest.

To instill moral awareness and social responsibility through participation in community services.

To promote knowledge transfer and know-how from a multitude of learning sources.

**Graduation Criteria**

Completion of at least 86 credits (40 credits of required courses, 39 credits of compulsory specialized courses, and at least 7 credits of elective courses) with an overall GPA of no less than 2.00.

Successful assessment of reading, writing and critical thinking as based on criteria set by the school.

Successful assessment of desirable characteristics based on criteria set by the school.

Participating in a wide range of extra-curricular activities based on student’s interests and aptitudes in accordance with the requirement set by the school.

**Customized curriculum**

With exceptionally high IQs, MWITS students are able to complete the three-year normal course of high school study set by the Ministry of Education in half the time of its usual duration. To make up for the excess hours, the school has introduced a multitude of additional scientific subjects to maximize the potential of our students, especially in the areas of science, mathematics and technology. At MWITS, learning goes beyond the traditional environment, to mould young talents into respected, well-rounded individuals for their respective future careers.

SCI30101 Mechanics I |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Introduction to necessary mathematics for physics include polynomial and trigonometric functions, limit of functions, derivatives and Integrations. Other essential mathematical concepts include the nature of physics, dimensional analysis, significance figures and calculations, accuracy of the measurement, vectors, one-dimensional motion, relative velocity, Newton’s law, frictional force, drag force and spring force, projectile motion and circular motion. |

SCI30102 Fundamental Astronomy |

Credit(s): 0.5 Period/Week: 1 Description: Expose students to the basic concept of astronomy, history of astronomy, astronomical apparatus and telescopes. This course covers identification of object positions, celestial sphere and celestial object positions, angular distance and angular diameter measurement, astronomical units, trigonometric parallax and astronomical coordinate system, the sun, the earth and the moon, solar system, properties and evolution of stars, the universe, theory of relativity, cosmology and space technology. Universal time and astronomical calendar will also be addressed. |

TECH30161 Design and Technology |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Designed to assist students in developing the basic skills in drawing, woodworking, and sheet metal. Students will work with different types of lines, angle projections, and dimensions. Lab hour will be provided during woodworking class. Students will be familiarized with measuring tools, drafting tools, saws, wood planes, decorative wooden tools, clamps and screws. Students will also be instructed on assembling, and milling metal using different types of machines. In addition, the concepts of electricity will be stressed. Topics include the history of electricity and electronics, electrical units conversion, calculation of resistor values from color codes, electric circuits, measuring electrical direct current and electrical voltage, properties and usage of LDR, LED, Buzzer, Relay, Transistor, SCR and IC555. |

SCI30201 Mechanic II |

Credit(s): 2.0 Period/Week: 4 Description: Continuation of SCI30101. This course provides a further in-depth explanation of physic. Different topics regarding energy such as potential energy, kinetics energy, conservation of energy, will be discussed. Other interesting topics include linear momentum, Impulse, conservation of momentum, collisions in one dimension and two dimensions, angular quantity, rotational motion, center of mass, angular momentum and rolling motion of rigid body, simple harmonic motion, equilibrium, static and dynamic equilibrium, moment, elasticity, Young modulus and Bulk modulus, stress and strain. |

SCI30202 Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Mechanical waves |

Credit(s): 1.5 Period/Week: 3 Description: This course emphasizes on three major topics; fluid, thermodynamics, and waves. Students will learn about the fluid static and dynamic. Different types of principles and laws such as Parcal’s law, Archimedes’s principle, Bernoulli’s equation and Stokes’ law will be elaborated. Temperature, heat and internal energy will also be discussed. Topics include heat temperature, properties of ideal gas, molecular model of ad ideal gas, kinetic theory of gases, internal energy of system, first law of thermodynamics and Carnot engine. In-depth exploration of mechanical waves will be addressed. Topics include propagation of waves, wave functions (sinusoidal waves), and wave equation, wave properties, wave on string, wave on surface, standing waves in sound waves, and sound properties. |

SCI30203 Electricity and Magnetism |

Credit(s): 2.0 Period/Week: 4 Description: This course is an extensive exploration of electricity and magnetism. The electricity topics include electric charge, conductors and insulators, induced charges, Coulomb’s law, electric field, electric flux, Gauss's law, electric potential, potential difference, capacitors and capacitance, dielectric constant, electric dipole, electric current, resistance, Ohm’s law, resistivity and conductivity, electric conduction, superconductors, electrical power, electromotive force, Kirchhoff’s rules, circuits, and electrical meters. In magnetism, the topics include magnetic field, force on a current-carrying conductor, torque on a current-carrying loop, Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, solenoid, magnetic flux, Gauss’s law, magnetic substances, earth magnetic field, Hall Effect, Faraday’s law, and Lenz’s law. In addition, generators and motors, transformer, eddy current, resistors, rectifiers and filters, Maxwell's electromagnetic wave theory, and Hertz’s experiment will be studied. |

SCI30204 Optics and Modern Physics |

Credit(s): 1.5 Period/Week: 3 Description: This course deals with optics and an introduction to modern physics, which will extend students’ skills in Physics. Topics include: nature of light, speed and wave front of light, reflection and refraction, dispersion laws and prisms, total internal reflection, optical aberrations, interference, Young’s double slit interference pattern, phasor addition of waves, Michelson interferometer, diffraction patterns, resolving power of a grating, and polarization of light waves. In modern physics include the principle of Galilean relativity, the Michelson-Morley experiment, Einstein’s principle of relativity, the Lorentz transformation equations, mass and energy, atomic spectra of gases, Bohr’s model of the Hydrogen atom, blackbody radiation and Planck’s hypothesis, the Photoelectric effect, the Compton effect, X-ray diffraction, the Uncertainty principle, the quantum model of the atom, Lasers, properties of nuclei, radioactivity, nuclear, and fundamental particles. |

TECH30294 Fundamentals of Engineering |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: This is an introductory course in engineering. Designed to assist students in developing the basic skills in engineering. Topics are the following: mechanics, fluid mechanics, work and energy, heat, electricity and electronics, electromagnetics for digital communication, process in industry, robotics and power processing will be emphasized. |

SCI30401 Astronomy Laboratory |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Designed to familiarize students with using different astronomical instruments. Laboratory hours will be provided to students. Topics include observation of stars, constellation and celestial objects, star chart and telescope, observation of radio waves from the rotating objects, calculation of periods, semi-major axis and mass of the planet, spectrum of the star on the main sequence, classification of stellar spectra and distance of the star, apparent and absolute magnitude of stars in the cluster, calculation of the distance and apparent magnitude of the galaxy, calculation of the expansion rate of the universe and age of the universe. |

SCI30402 Advanced Astronomy |

Credit(s): 1.5 Period/Week: 3 Description: This course mainly focuses on celestial mechanics. The different astronomical theories and laws such as Kepler’s law, Newton’s gravitational law, blackbody radiation and Doppler Effect will be addressed. Nuclear physic and light will be focused. In-depth study of celestial sphere, principle of time, the component in Milky Way Galaxy will be stressed throughout the course. Topics include solar system, the Earth's Moon, stellar, the sun, and binary star. In addition, in-depth exploration of structure and composition of the star will also be focused. Galaxy classification will be introduced as well. Additional topics include Big Bang theory, cosmic microwave background radiation, dark matter, principles of optical telescopes, and long wave radiation. |

SCI30403 Advanced Astronomy Laboratory |

Credit(s): 2.0 Period/Week: 4 Description: This course aims to provide lab experiment to students. Designed for students who already somewhat familiar with astronomical equipment. Experiments include observation of constellations, celestial objects, stellar objects, and the behaviors of neighbor starts and planets. Measurement of radio waves from rotating object. Additional topics include classification of stellar spectra, determination of the distance of the star, photometry technique of apparent magnitude of the stars in the cluster, spectral of the star and identify red shift and blue shift. |

SCI30404 General Physics 1 (AP) |

Credit(s): 1.5 Period/Week: 3 Description: This course is specialized for students who want to study physics at a university level. The subjects and materials in this course are equivalent to the first year at university level. This course is certified by Mahidol University. Students will be exposed to in depth concepts of physics. Topics include vectors, different types of motions, velocity, speed, acceleration, kinematic equations, force, mass, weight, friction, momentum, impulse, collision, and torque. The fundamental concept of Fluid mechanics and Mechanical wave will also be addressed. Upon completion, students will need to pass the test provided by Mahidol University. |

SCI30405 General Physics 2 (AP) |

Credit(s): 1.5 Period/Week: 3 Description: Similar to SCI30404, this course is offered at a university level. This course offers a more in-depth exploration on electricity and electromagnetic, relativity, introduction to quantum physics and nuclear physics. Topics include electric force, charge, and circuit, Coulomb’s law, behavior of magnetic fields, and magnetic force. Different well known theory will also be discussed. Topics include the Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, and Lenz’s law, Relativity; Galilean transformation, Einstein’s postulates, Lorentz transformation, Doppler Effect, and Newton’s laws. Introduction to blackbody radiation, the photoelectric effect, the Compton Effect, the Bohr’s model of the Hydrogen atom, Frank-Hertz experiment, and nuclear structure. |

SCI30406 Mathematics for Physics |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: This course offers necessary mathematical concepts for physics. The course covers principle of mathematics about limit of functions, derivative of polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, exponential functions, and logarithm, integration of trigonometric methods, integration techniques, integration of rational fraction, line integral, surface integral, volume integral, Cartesian coordinate system, polar coordinate system, cylindrical coordinate system, and spherical coordinate system, first and second order differential equations. |

SCI30407 Classical Mechanics |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Exposed student to Newtonian mechanics, and analysis of the motion in one dimension, two dimension and three dimensions in various coordinates. Additional interesting topics include mechanics in moving coordinate system, mechanics of particle system and rigid bodies, using the Lagrange’s equation for solving in the motions of objects. |

SCI30408 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Introduction to the originality of quantum mechanics. Other topics include blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, De Broglie hypothesis, comparison of Bohr model and the others, atomic models, mathematics for quantum mechanics, Eigen value and Eigen function, Hamiltonian, quantum operators, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, probability density, wave functions, Schrodinger equation, particle in a box, particle in the various potential wells. |

SCI30409 Introduction to Solid State Physics |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Study basic concept of laws and theories of solid state of crystals structure, the volume of unit cells calculation, the formation of crystal structure classifications, determination of the miller indices, investigation of the crystal structure by diffraction technique, crystal bonding, physics of semiconductor and application, superconductor and magnetic properties of matters. |

SCI30410 Introduction to Electronics |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: This course offers in-depth exploration on electronics. The course focuses on electrical behavior in different state. Topics include conduction in vacuum diode tube, in vacuum triode tube, and in N-type and P-type semiconductor, characteristics of diodes, applications of diodes, operating of transistor NPN and PNP, using transistor as a direct current switch and amplifier, IC processing, characteristics of ideal and non-ideal Op-amp, applications of Op-amp, astable multi-vibrator circuits, bistable multi-vibrator circuits, and mono-stable multi-vibrator circuits |

SCI30411 Solar Cell Technology |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: This course will emphasize on the study of our sun. Sun’s property, structure, behavior, and effect will be focused. Topics include sun radiations, solar spectrum, the effects of atmospheric transmission of solar energy to earth, the types of solar radiation, geometry of the earth and the sun , solar radiation measurement and instrumentation, basic principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection and thermal radiation, applications of solar energy for heating equipment, the basic theory of semiconductors, photoelectric effect, methods and processes of creating solar cells, types of solar cell and the application of solar cells. |

SCI30412 Electromagnetism and Applications |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: Introduction to electromagnetism, electric current in organisms, electrical transmission of nervous system, application of RC circuit in a pacemaker, application of electromagnetic induction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, metal-capture techniques and medical technology. |

TECH30362 Mechatronics |

Credit(s): 1.0 Period/Week: 2 Description: This class offers a look on mechatronics. Topics include the classification of structure forms, supporting a load, rigidity, stability, changing rotary movement to linear movement, reciprocating and oscillating movement, changing speed, torque and direction movement. Electrical systems; electrical control systems, electrical and mechanical systems, switching circuits, levers, gears, gear and pulley ratio, torque, motorized winch. Sensor, electric motor, microcontroller, setting computer control systems, robot movement control systems design. |