My name is Dawrong Praditphausa, the international student from Thailand ,who
want to apply in Master of Science in E.T. Engineering of Germany University on
the second semester 2003.
I graduated from Thailand university with Bachelor degree in ET engineering .
After Graduation ,as the requirements of my major , I was assigned to work at
ABC company for put the training period such as 6 months. Later on ,Igot a
permanent job at DEF company ,www.def.com and I am currently working until
present. My ambition is to enhance my profession in the field of ET engineering
by integrating my working experience and further study inadvanced level . I
have been spending my free time other than company working hour to do self-
study on the facets of E.T.. However , the opportunity of advanced knowledge in
this field is very limited in Thailand. The best optionfor me is to seek further
education oversea. I, therefore , applied to youruniversity in Master of Science
in ET Engineering of Technology.
Thereason and study plan ,I want to learn in your university. Because in the
present ,world competition has changed , and Thai Manufacturers have to
recognize the changing market. It is no longer about one manufacture competing
with other in the world market. For exporting ,Thailand is too expensive to
compete with the low cost countries like China ,Indonesia , Vietnam ,India etc.
Andyet at the moment the Thai industry cant compete in the sophisticated high-
endmarket with the high cost countries e.g. Germany ,Italy, Japan ,Taiwan or
So, to compete now and even more so in the future , the Thai E.T. manufacturers
need to upgrade technology and start marking higher value products. Exporting
in the mid to low end is no longer viable market for Thailand .
Todo this, Thai wet processing mills need to adopt in terms of auxiliary side ,
technology that offer higher quality products, and more innovation. In the
fashion areas , finishing ,bio-polishing and other environment friendly
technologies will certainly be required. They will more costly, but the overall product
cost may or may not be increased. The manufactures and , how ever
,ask for higher prices for the final product thus higher profit margin. That is the
only way to go in to the future. Competing in cost alone will not be sustainable in
the long run.
I can summarized major problem in Thai E.T. Technology as below.
1.Most Thai E.T. Technology export products are commodity types and therefore
subject to high competition and lower prices.
2.Lack of product diversity and quality item due to shortage of technical man-
power and modern technology.
3.Declining competitiveness , especially compared to countries with low labor
cost .Since current wage rates in the E.T. industry are relatively high , they
contribute to rising production costs.
4.Most factories have title or no R&D activities and lack testing facilitiesfor basis
5.High dependency on imported raw materials such as high-quality fabrics/
After careful thought , in my private opinion .We can improve and develop the
Thai E.T. Technology and clothing industry are as follow.
1.Improve international competitiveness
1.1 Increase productivity by applying modern technology & machinery ,upgrade
skills and introducing modern management technique.
1.2 Moving into higher value added products
1.3 Upgrading the quality and standard of products.
1.4 Promoting foreign investment.
1.5 Encouraging Thai industries to invest abroad.
2.Conserve the environment and natural resources by introducing new
technology to save raw materials , water and energy.
For these problem and the developed method ,I seek the higher education
oversea to enhance my ability. The reason , I chosen Germany University
because in thepresent , the German E.T. industries have transferred many
manufacturing location to Thailand and have increased in number. There , the
manufacturing,quality and logistic are supervised by German specialists. They
also coordinate the joint venture with parent companies in Germany. Design
departments , product development and model collection departments from many
companies are still situated in Germany .And most of E.T. engineers who work at
international operating branches are from the department of E.T. Technology at
My aim of this planned E.T. engineering studies with a Master of Science in E.T.
Technology is to receive basic ,technique , technology and special knowledge.
After obtaining my Masters degree , I want to be a E.T. specialist .I think ,I would
like to work in the some area , perhaps specializing more narrowly and focusing
on Germany a shorter span times .Afterward ,I will bring the E.T.engineering
knowledge to improve and develop my country. I want to be a guy who can help
and develop my country.
But this is not definite at the moment. I hope my idea as outlined above will meet
with your approval , at least in their general configuration. However ,the planof
my study plan can be subject to change under your advice and guidance. I
would be very grateful for any advice ,you can give me.
Thank you for your consideration and courtesy. I will await your reply.