工程國際碩士學位學程   

Engineering International Graduate Program (EIGP)

Courses

Appendix: List of Major Technical Courses (since 2014)

Major Technical Courses for 3 Concentrations of EIGP

1.Electrical Engineering

     RF Integrated Circuits, Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Technology, Digital Signal Processing ...

2.Industrial Technology Education

     
Technology Education Theory, Manufacturing Technology Seminar in Instruction ...

3.Industrial Design Engineering

   
 Chinese Character Design, Studies in Visual Analysis, Studies in sustainable product design ...

Application

1.Deadline: 15 April every year (Please fill out the application online)

2.Application Fees: Free

3.Application Submission
   -By correspondence: Send by registered mail to: The Office of Research and Development, No. 62, Shenjhong Rd, Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City 82444, Taiwan (ROC). Must be postmarked before the deadline of the application            submission period.
   -Online: Walk in person to the Office of Research and Development during office hours, Monday through Friday (08:30-12:00, 13:30-16:30). The Office of Research and Development is located at NKNU’s R213, Yanchao Campus,    Knowledge Building, No. 62, Shenjhong Rd., Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City 82444, Taiwan (ROC).

4.Documents submitted
   -Please see Appendix I for Departmental Requirements. Applicants are required to submit before the due date with the following documents to the university.
        a. Two copies of the application form; (print out from website).
        b. Two photocopies of the diploma authenticated by the conferring university or by a Taiwan’s overseas representative office (a notarized translation is required for any document not in English or Chinese)
        c. Two copies of English transcript of full academic records authenticated by the conferring university or by a Taiwan’s overseas representative office.
        d. Two letters of recommendation.
        e. A study plan in English or Chinese.
        f. Validated financial statement indicating sufficient funding for staying in Taiwan or written notification from a bank as evidence of the applicant’s ability to financially maintain himself/herself while attending NKNU.
        g. Affidavit: If unable to provide official authenticated documents during the application process, applicants are allowed to submit photocopies when applying for admissions. The official authenticated documents shall be available and      submitted to the University before the date of enrollment.
   -Telephone number and e-mail address must be clearly indicated on the application form.
   -Unless otherwise specified, application documents submitted shall not be returned.

Scholarship

1.National Kaohsiung Normal University (hereafter NKNU) established the regulations in order to advance the development of internationalization and attract outstanding foreign stud3ents to study in NKNU.

2.The scholarship recipients are foreign freshmen who can study in NKNU without receiving any MOE, MOFA, MOEA, NSC and other grants.

3.The amount of scholarships for foreign freshmen are different according to the academic degrees—NT$20,000 for a undergraduate, NT$25,000 for a master student, and NT$30,000 for a PhD student.
   -Application
     a. Application forms for the scholarships are submitted once in an academic year. After enrolling in NKNU and completing the registration, the applicants’ list will be collected by Office of Academic Affairs and be processed by Research and Development Office.
  -Evaluation
      a. Applicants received from Research and Development Office will be evaluated by related departments. The standards of evaluation are stated in the affiliated documents. The candidate selection will be ratified by the President.
      b. Selected recipients will receive the NKNU scholarships in their designated accounts in the late November.
      c. If selected recipients have already suspended from school, or they forge their application forms and other information, their qualifications should be cancelled and their scholarships would be refunded.

4.The scholarships are sponsored by Ministry of Education’s special item in “Operational Principles of Appropriating Funds for NKNU Foreign Students’ Scholarships.

5.The regulations are confirmed by the administration meeting of NKNU and are ratified by the President. The modifications of the regulations follow the same procedure.

Regulation

Academic Regulations for Master of Engineering Degree, V1 (Jan. 7, 2014)

1.Admission Criteria

2.Term of Study

3.Course Work and Credits

4.Thesis

5.Graduation

6.Prologue

If any discrepancy exists between the English texts and the Chinese texts of the academic regulations, the Chinese texts prevail.

1.Admission Criteria

a. According to Article 5 of the “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” published by the Ministry of Education and the “Foreign Student Admission Procedure” of National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), only the students, who are not citizens of the Republic of China and do not possess the legal status of overseas Chinese, are eligible to apply as international students.

b. International students who have earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at accredited universities in Taiwan or other countries are eligible to be considered for admission to the Master Programs offered by the College of Technology at NKNU.

c. A newly admitted graduate student may defer his/her enrollment for one semester with the permission of the director of the enrolling institute. The student must submit a request for deferred enrollment along with documents explaining the reasons for the deferral before he/she registers at NKNU. The request will only be approved if it is justified with compelling reasons.

2.Term of Study

a. The term of study for master degree is one to four years.

b. A student may apply for leaves of absence from his/her enrolled institute. The leaves must be approved by the thesis advisor of the student and the director of the program. The leaves may last one or more semester(s) or academic year(s). The total duration of leaves is normally limited to four semesters or two academic years. Extended leaves of absence those last more than two academic years will be approved only if the student suffers from a serious chronic illness, and the diagnosis is certified by a public hospital. The application of extended leaves of absence must be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs.

3. Course Work and Credits

a. Every master degree student enrolled in Engineering International Graduate Program (EIGP) must complete at least twenty-seven (27) credit hours of graduate-level courses before graduation. The curriculum should consist of the following four categories. Master degree students are required to select one from the three concentrations as their major technical courses (18 credits), along with two other courses (6 credits) from the other two concentrations as common technical courses.

       (A) Major Technical Courses [18 credits]The major technical courses are determined by the Curriculum Committee of academic institutes in the College of Technology. These courses are listed in the “List of Major Technical Courses”.
       (B) Common Technical Courses [6 credits]The common technical courses include all the major technical courses in the three concentrations.
       (C) Graduate Seminar Course [Mandatory, 0 credit]Every student must enroll in the graduate seminar course for at least three semesters before graduation. For those students who graduate in one year, they should take the seminar course in both semesters.
       (D) Mandarin courses [Mandatory, 3 credits]Master degree students must complete Mandarin courses. Passing grades of Mandarin ability test could be counted for transfer of credits.

b. Transfer of Credits
At most three graduate-level major courses completed at other accredited institutes with passing grades may be counted toward the fulfillment of the course requirements of an enrolled student. A student who seeks a transfer of credit must submit an application for credit transfer to his/her thesis advisor or the director of the program within the first two weeks after his/her enrollment into NKNU. The student should provide official transcripts and courses information to substantiate the application. Whether the credits are eligible for transfer shall be consider according to the university’s Guidelines for Credit Transfer. The application must be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee of this program.​

c. A student who fails to complete the course requirements and/or pass the master degree examination within his/her term of study will be dismissed from the program. His/her enrollment at NKNU will be also terminated.

4. Thesis

a. A student must select a thesis adviser and submit the Thesis Adviser Agreement Form within his/her first semester at NKNU. Student may select his/her thesis adviser among the full-time faculty members of the College of Technology. Student who wants to receive joint supervision from faculty members of other institutes must obtain the permission from his/her thesis adviser.

b. Every student should submit a thesis proposal six months prior to his/her application for a Degree Examination.

c. In order to change thesis adviser, a student must obtain permissions from the original adviser, the new adviser and the director of the EIGP program.

5.Graduation

a. Master students who have satisfied the following criteria may take the Master Degree Examination.
      (A) Those who have completed the required coursework and the required credit hours within the limit of their study terms.
      (B) Those who have passed the required examinations in accordance with the master programs
      (C) Those who have submitted their master theses in English.
      (D) Students who met the requirements stated above and passed the master degree examination administered by the examination committee will be awarded the master degree.

b. Under normal conditions, students should take their master degree examination after completing all the required coursework. In some cases, with the recommendation of thesis adviser, a student may take the master degree examination before completing his/her courses. The degree will be awarded upon the successful completion of all the courses and the earning of sufficient credit hours. The master degree examination will be deemed invalid if the student fails to satisfy the requirements before the end of the semester.

c. The Master Degree Examination is usually conducted in the form of an oral examination. An additional written examination may be held if necessary. The examination should be conducted according to the following rules.
       (A)The oral examination should be held in public with its time, place and thesis topic of the candidate to be announced in advance.
       (B)Members of the degree examination committee should attend the examination in person. No substitution or proxy arrangement is permitted. The examination can only be held with at least three committee members in attendance.
       (C)Committee of the master degree examination should consist of 3-5 members. The committee members need to satisfy at least one of the following conditions:
              (a) Who had been a professor, an associate professor or an assistant professor.
              (b) Who had been an academician, researcher, associate researcher or an assistant researcher in ACADEMIA SINICA.
              (c) Who possesses Ph.D. degree, and does excellent in academia.
              (d) Who has great achievements in special research fields.
              (e)  (c) and (d) should be recognized by a certain committee of this program. Relatives of the students cannot be the member of degree examination committee.
        (D)A chair person (other than the thesis advisor of the student) will be elected within the examination committee
        (E)The student is deemed passing the examination if he/she obtains an average score of seventy (70) or above out of one hundred (100). Nevertheless, when the majority of the committee members issue failing scores (lower than 70), a decision of failure will be made without calculating the average score.
        (F)A student who passes the examination will receive comments and suggestion for revision as guidelines for the revision of the thesis from the committee. Once the thesis is revised, it shall be reviewed by the committee agree with the revision. The thesis is considered passed if a minimum of 2/3 of the committee will sign the “Oral Defense Committee Review Form” and the grade of the oral defense is final.
       (G)The student is deemed failing the examination if plagiarism or fraudulence is found and confirmed by the examination committee.
       (H)A student who has failed his/her master degree examination may take the examination one more time in the following semester or academic year. A candidate who fails the examination for a second time will be dismissed from his/her enrolled program.
        (I)If a member of the examination committee is physically absent from the examination, he/she is regarded to waive his/her right to serve in the examination committee. He/ she may not ask for a make-up examination nor sign on the Thesis Approval Form.
        (J)Conformed to the policies of the national library, students should submit three printed copies of their thesis one to his/her enrolled institute, one to the school library and one for the Ministry of Education for archiving within one month after they passed their master degree examination.

d. Every student must complete the graduation procedures before he/she may obtain his/her diploma.

6.Prologue

a. The rules and regulations stated in this document shall be administered after they are approved by the Curriculum Committee of the College of Technology, and the University Academic Office. Any revision to this guideline must follow the same procedures.

b. Any regulation not mentioned above should be processed according to the related rules of NKNU.