International Graduate Program (EIGP)
Appendix: List of Major Technical Courses (since
Major Technical Courses for 3 Concentrations of
RF Integrated Circuits, Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Technology, Digital Signal Processing ...
2.Industrial Technology Education
Technology Education Theory, Manufacturing Technology Seminar in
3.Industrial Design Engineering
Chinese Character Design, Studies in Visual Analysis, Studies in
sustainable product design ...
1.Deadline: 15 April every year (Please fill out
the application online)
2.Application Fees: Free
-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).
-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
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
-Telephone number and e-mail address must be
clearly indicated on the application form.
-Unless otherwise specified, application
documents submitted shall not be returned.
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
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.
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.
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.
Academic Regulations for Master of Engineering Degree, V1 (Jan. 7,
2.Term of Study
3.Course Work and Credits
If any discrepancy exists between the English texts and the Chinese
texts of the academic regulations, the Chinese texts prevail.
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
2.Term of Study
a. The term of study for master degree is one to
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
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.
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
(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
(A)The oral examination should be held in public
with its time, place and thesis topic of the candidate to be announced in
(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
(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
(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
d. Every student must complete the graduation
procedures before he/she may obtain his/her diploma.
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.