Curriculum Guideline

   The curriculum focuses on the integration of production technologies and management knowledge with the application of information technology to provide the needs of the industry. The purpose of the curriculum is to establish professional foundation that will assist students developing the following engineering abilities:

  • Abilities to layout, design, analysis, and setup a production and manufacturing system.
  • Abilities to solve engineering problems related to quality control, statistical control, quality engineering, cost and reliability.
  • Abilities to apply computer and information technologies toward industry and operation management.

   In addition, the curriculum also emphasizes on training students to acquire the education of foreign language, communication and negotiating skills, and ethics. The curriculum puts emphasis on the following features:

  • Term Project and Practical Training: Courses are designed to provide a link between theories and practical applications to enhance students' abilities in solving real world problems. Practical training encourages teamwork, cooperation, and prepares students for the demands of the industry.
  • Foreign Student Exchange: Programs provide opportunities for outstanding students to develop global views. Through this exchange program, international relations and cooperation can be promoted extensively.
  • English Instruction: Several Courses are taught in English to provide English-learning environment.
  • Industry Outreach: Projects are set up to bring in resources from the industry to complement the school's education and research. This provides students with the experience and skills necessary to solve real world problems faced by industries.
  • System Integration Ability: Courses are designed to provide and enhance students' ability with a complete view of engineering and management issues to maximize efficiency and productivity under various constraints of available resources.
  • Application of Information Technologies: Courses are designed to establish students' ability to utilize various information technologies, including various hardware and software frequently used in industry, to solve real-world problems.
  • Innovation and Creativity: Homework and team projects are assigned to increase student's ability to learn, understand, create, and think originally.
  • Leadership and Communication Skill: Through case studies and teamwork, students are trained to develop their leadership and communication skills.
  • Technical Writing and Reporting: Courses are provided to enhance students' ability in report written and oral presentation.
  • Seminar and Special Topics: Courses which provided by various research groups are given based on knowledge innovation and technology applications, to strengthen graduate students' research ability.

   Six major fields of study are available in the curriculum:

  • Ergonomics/Human Factors: Integrating the knowledge of physics, physiology, and psychology to improve human performance and reliability in the workplaces. Applications include designing and refining work tools, assessing human performance by experimental methodology, and utilizing computer simulations and motion analysis to assist workstation design and working posture analysis.
  • Production Automation and e-Integration: Focusing on implementing knowledge and technologies in computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) system, such as factory layout, automatic product and process design, production and shop-floor control, inspection and assembly planning, material handling, management information systems, etc., The objective is to develop electronically automated production systems with optimal performance.
  • Management Science: Applying mathematical theory and modeling techniques to analyze, verify, validate, and improve the output efficiency of various production systems and the quality of decision-making.
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering: Focusing on the implementation of technologies in total quality control, statistical production management, international quality standards, experimental design, quality control engineering, quality cost, reliability engineering, and computer vision, to improve quality of management and production.
  • Information systems: Utilizing technologies such as information database systems, expert systems, and decision making algorithms in collecting, organizing, and analyzing information from discrete systems. Providing information technologies for enterprises to make effective decisions, raise output, and improve efficiency.
  • Enterprise Management: Emphasize on applying knowledge in industrial management to upgrade the enterprise's capability to cope with competitions and managerial barriers.
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