Thanyawarat Pawasopon

Dr. Thanyawarat Pawasopon is lecturer in Computers Department at KOSEN-KMITL. Prior to coming to KOSEN-KMITL, she was a lecturer in Information and Communication Technology Department at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and after that she was a senior product engineer at Mastercontrols Co.Ltd. Thanyawarat received her B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering and her D.Eng. in Electronics Engineering from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

Currently, Dr. Thanyawarat is teaching Digital Circuit, Electronic Circuit Engineering, Intro. to Electronic and Computer Engineering, Intro. to Engineering Design, Programing, Labwork, and Reverse Engineering at KOSEN-KMITL.

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Modifying a "Reverse Engineering" Class for the Department of Computer Engineering at KOSEN-KMITL
Hideyuki Kobayashi, Thanyawarat Pawasopon

KOSEN-KMITL has been established in Thailand as the first KOSEN to develop Japanese-style National Institute of Technology (NIT or KOSEN) abroad. KOSEN-KMITL has introduced the Model Core Curriculum (MCC) and other distinctive educational systems of KOSENs to encourage engineering education.

KOSEN-KMITL has also implemented pioneering initiatives that have not yet been implemented by Japanese KOSEN. One of the pioneering efforts is the distinctive class, ‘Reverse Engineering.’ This is a course in which students disassemble and examine products that are already in circulation. By disassembling a product and examining its design, students understand the engineering characteristics of the product and learn engineering design by themselves. 'Reverse Engineering' here has a different meaning from reverse engineering in so-called software engineering which is not to recode programming from a sequence of bytes.

This subject is provided to first-year students at KOSEN as part of their introductory education. First, KOSEN-KMITL has established a Mechatronics Engineering Department. At that time, it was reported that the educational impact of this subject has been positive. In the Department of Computer Engineering, the second department established at KOSEN-KMITL, "reverse engineering," which was introduced in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, was also introduced directly. As a result, student satisfaction was very high. However, there was the problem that some of the analyses were not directly related to computer engineering.

Therefore, this year we will implement reverse engineering related to computer engineering. In this report, we describe in detail what we have implemented and report the evaluations from students through questionnaires. Furthermore, this subject is considered suitable as an effective introduction to universal engineering education. Therefore, it is a useful reference for the introduction of all engineering education, not only KOSEN education. In particular, since it is the result of modification from mechatronics to computers, we believe that it will be helpful in terms of its application to various fields.

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