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College of Engineering


The aims of College of Engineering (CoE) are to nurture hi-tech engineering talent and strengthen research and development. After years of development the CoE now comprises the Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Electro-Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science, Department of Photonics, Institute of Environmental Engineering, and Institute of Communication Engineering. Each department offers master’s and doctoral programs. The departments of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical and Electro-Engineering recruit two classes of graduate students annually. To integrate academic research in co-ordination with the Tainan and Kaohsiung Science Parks, the CoE has established many research-oriented centers such as Engineering Technology Research & Promotion Center, and Telecommunication Research and Development Center. These centers in charge of conducting cooperation with industry and providing technical consultation to fulfill the responsibilities and obligations of National Sun Yat-sen University for southern Taiwan. The CoE also has an Advanced Technology Development Center (adhocracy) : Center for Emerging Contaminants Research and Cloud Computing Research Center.

Teachers comprise the research and education personnel. The CoE currently has 128 faculty members, including 76 professors, 30 associate professors, 21 assistant professors, and one lecturer. The CoE has also recruited three foreign professors to fasten internationalization. In 2007, the CoE established an International Master’s Program in Electrical Power Engineering in response to an invitation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and Development Fund. All the courses in this program are taught in English, to attract students from Taiwan’s diplomatic allies. In 2014, the CoE established an International Master’s Program in Telecommunication Engineering. Similarly this program is  all in English as well, and recruits foreign students in general.

In total, 2,764 students are currently enrolled in all the CoE engineering programs—1,272 are in master’s and doctoral programs, accounted for 46.02% of all. The current areas in focus are materials and nano-technology, precision manufacturing and micro-electromechanical systems, electrical power and control, communication technology, electro-optical technology and flat panel displays, applied computer science and communication networks, semiconductor and IC design, energy technology and environmental engineering, and pollution prevention.