Pre-course Program

Providing incoming students with the necessary tools and insights to excel in their first-year courses and acclimate to the university environment. Through a series of orientation sessions and interactive workshops, participants will gain essential knowledge to navigate their academic journey confidently. They will be introduced to various teaching methodologies and familiarize themselves with the university’s unique atmosphere, ensuring a smooth transition into higher education. By laying a strong foundation from the outset, students will be empowered to thrive academically and personally throughout their university experience.

Activity Outcomes
(1) Gain the essential knowledge required to prepare for first-year courses.
(2) Get acquainted with the teaching methods and the atmosphere of the university.

The Pre-course activity is an extracurricular activity and involves a fee. Students can choose to register based on their interests. Additionally, students can review the course content on their own without participating in the activity.



• Algebraic Expressions, Rational Expressions
• Equations, Inequalities
• Geometric Review
• Graphs of Functions, Conic Sections
• System of Linear Equations in Several Variables
MON, JUN 17, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Associate Professor Chariya Uiyyasathian, Ph.D.
Polynomial and Rational Functions
• Quadratic Functions
• Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs
• Rational Functions, Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
TUE, JUN 18, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Associate Professor Chariya Uiyyasathian, Ph.D.
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
• Exponential Functions
• Logarithmic Functions, Laws of Logarithms
• Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
WED, JUN 19, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Associate Professor Chariya Uiyyasathian, Ph.D.
Trigonometric Functions
• The Unit Circle
• Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs
• Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs
THU, JUN 20, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Associate Professor Chariya Uiyyasathian, Ph.D.
A Preview of Calculus
• Finding Limits Numerically and Graphically
• Finding Limits Algebraically
• Tangent Lines and Derivatives
• Limits at Infinity
FRI, JUN 21, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Associate Professor Chariya Uiyyasathian, Ph.D.

Basics in Chemistry

Basics of Chemistry and Atom Structure
• Units, Scientific Notation, and Factor-Label Method
• Significant Figures and Experimental Results Presentation
• Atom Structure, Atomic Number, Mass Number, Isotopes
MON, JUN 17, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Andrew W. King, Ph.D.
Classification of Elements and States of Matter
• Electronic Configuration and Classification of Elements
• Gases and Solids
• Liquids and Solutions
TUE, JUN 18, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Andrew W. King, Ph.D.
Compounds and Organic Chemistry Fundamentals
• Chemical Bonding: Metallic, Ionic, and Covalent Bonds
• Lewis Structure and the Octet Rule
WED, JUN 19, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Associate Professor Rojrit Rojanathanes, Ph.D.
Stoichiometry and Solution Stoichiometry
• Mole and Molar Mass
• Conversion Factor for Mole Calculation
• Molecular Weight and Formula Weight
• Chemical Equation: Reactants & Products
• Balancing Chemical Reactions
• Stoichiometric Ratios, Limiting & Excess Reagents
THU, JUN 20, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Associate Professor Tanatorn Khotavivattana, DPhil
Chemical Reactions and Kinetics
• Solution and Concentration Units
• Preparing solution & dilution
• Reaction in solution
• Types of Chemical Reactions
• Oxidation States and Balancing Redox Reactions
FRI, JUN 21, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Associate Professor Tanatorn Khotavivattana, DPhil

Basics in Physics

Dimensional Motion with Constant Velocity and Constant Acceleration
Vectors and Scalar Quantities
MON, JUN 24, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Assistant Professor Narumon Suwonjandee, Ph.D.
Newton’s Laws of Motion
• Concept of Forces
• Types of Forces
TUE, JUN 25, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Assistant Professor Narumon Suwonjandee, Ph.D.
• No Net Force
• No Net Torque
• Moment of Force
WED, JUN 26, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Assistant Professor Narumon Suwonjandee, Ph.D.
Types of Motions
• Translation
• Rotation
• Vibration
THU, JUN 27, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Assistant Professor Narumon Suwonjandee, Ph.D.
Work and Energy
• Concept of Work
• Types of Energy
• Conservation of Energy
FRI, JUN 28, 202409.00–12.00TAB 308Assistant Professor Narumon Suwonjandee, Ph.D.

Basics in Biology

• Biomolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids
• Enzyme structure and function
MON, JUN 24, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Pataradawn Pinyopich, Ph.D.
Cell Biology I
• Cell structure and organelles
• Cell membrane structure and function and cellular transport mechanisms (diffusion, osmosis, active transport)
TUE, JUN 25, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Pataradawn Pinyopich, Ph.D.
Cell Biology II
• Cell cycle and cell division (mitosis, meiosis)
WED, JUN 26, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Pataradawn Pinyopich, Ph.D.
• Basics of genetics: Mendelian inheritance, DNA structure
• Genetic mechanisms: transcription, translation, gene regulation
THU, JUN 27, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Associate Professor Rachaneekorn Tammachote, Ph.D.
Cellular Metabolism and Physiology
• Metabolic pathways and basics of bioenergetics and metabolism (glycolysis, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation)
• Cellular metabolism and energy production (photosynthesis and cellular respiration)
FRI, JUN 28, 202413.00–16.00TAB 308Professor Supachitra Chadchawan, Ph.D.


Pre-course Program Benefits

Participants in the Pre-course Program will enjoy several benefits designed to enhance their learning experience and ensure comfort throughout the sessions. These benefits include:

BBTech Student Lounge Access

  • Students will have exclusive access to the BBTech Student Lounge, providing a comfortable and conducive environment for studying, relaxing, and socializing between sessions.
  • The lounge is equipped with study areas, comfortable seating, and Wi-Fi (Chula-FreeWiFi), allowing students to stay connected and productive.

Drinking Water

  • Complimentary drinking water will be provided to keep students hydrated throughout the day.
  • Water stations will be conveniently located within the BBTech Student Lounge and the BBTech Office.

Lunch Meal

  • A nutritious lunch meal will be provided daily, ensuring students remain energized and focused during the afternoon sessions.
  • The meals will cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions, promoting a healthy and balanced diet.

These benefits are intended to support the students’ well-being and create a positive and enriching pre-course experience.



To apply for the Pre-course Program, participants must meet the following criteria:

Enrollment Status

Applicants must be incoming students who have been accepted into the university and are preparing for their first year.

Application Form

Complete the Pre-course Program Application Form. This form should be filled out accurately and completely, including personal details, course selection, and any additional information required.

Course Selection: Applicants can choose to enroll in any or all of the available courses.

Payment of Study Fees: Ensure the study fees for the selected courses are paid within the specified payment period. The payment must be made in cash at any Siam Commercial Bank branch with the provided Payment Form or through the SCB EASY App.

Submission Deadline: Submit the completed application form and ensure the payment is made by the specified deadline.

Submit Supplementary Documents: Submit a copy of the payment receipt and supplementary documents (if any) via email to bbtech@chula.ac.th with the subject line: “Pre-course Application 2024 MyFirstName MyLastName.”

Additional Notes

  • Pre-course Program Benefits: Participation includes access to the BBTech Student Lounge, complimentary drinking water, and a lunch meal.
  • Support Services: Applicants may contact the program’s administrative office for any assistance or questions regarding the application process.
  • Dress Code: Students participating in the activity should wear appropriate attire. Students ARE NOT permitted to wear the Chulalongkorn University student uniform until they have successfully completed their initial registration.
Apply (May 24 – June 4, 2024)

Pre-course Study Fees Payment

Applicants can choose to enroll in any or all of the available courses.

Course Fees

CourseStudy Fee (baht)
Basics in Chemistry6,000
Basics in Physics6,000
Basics in Biology6,000

Pre-course Study fees must be paid in cash at any Siam Commercial Bank branch, accompanied by the provided Payment Form, or through the SCB EASY App, within the specified payment period.

SCB Payment Form

Additional Information

  1. Pay the application fee in cash at any branch of the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) directly. The payment should be accompanied by the Payment Form or made through the SCB EASY APP, as specified.
  2. Note that the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstance.


Professor Supachitra  Chadchawan, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Botany, University of Washington, USA, 1995
  • B.Sc. in Botany, Chulalongkorn University, 1990

Associate Professor Chariya  Uiyyasathian, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver, USA, 2003
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1998
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, Chulalongkorn University, 1996

Associate Professor Rachaneekorn  Tammachote, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Genetics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Minnesota, USA, 2007
  • B.Sc. in Genetics, Chulalongkorn University, 2001

Associate Professor Rojrit  Rojanathanes, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Chulalongkorn University, 2004
  • B.B.A. in General Management, Sukhothai Thammathirat University, 1999
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Chulalongkorn University, 1998

Associate Professor Tanatorn  Khotavivattana, DPhil

  • DPhil in Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK, 2017
  • MChem in Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK, 2013

Assistant Professor Narumon  Suwonjandee, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, University of Cincinnati, USA, 2004
  • M.Sc. in Physics, University of Cincinnati, USA, 1998
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Chulalongkorn University, 1995
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Chulalongkorn University, 1993

Andrew W. King, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Physical Theoretical Computational Chemistry, University of Sussex, UK, 2015
  • Master in Chemistry Integrated Degree, University of Sussex, UK, 2011

Pataradawn  Pinyopich, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Biology, University of California San Diego, USA, 2003
  • B.Sc. in Biology, Chulalongkorn University, 1996