Electrical Engineering Program C (formerly known as the Department of Photonics Engineering)
Principle on Course Desigh
In order to provide the students with good learning environment, courses as well as interdisciplinary projects are designed in a variety of levels and areas, ranging from fundamental principles to practical engineering. The Department is particularly solicitous about students’ hand-on training, for them to obtain creativity, team working, and problem solving abilities. Also, reading, writing, and oral presentation in English are designed into the courses to make students with the necessary language capabilities to enhance their competency in the job market of high technology after graduation.
The undergraduate program requires 128 credit hours. Among these 128 credit hours, 23 credit hours are mandatory common courses including English and Chinese, 10 hours are courses of general study, 67 credit hours are mandatory core courses in which 18 hours are directly taught in English for fitting the tread of internationality, and 28 credit hours are elective courses in areas including solar photovoltaic, lighting and display technology.
The minimum and maximum periods of study for a master’s program are one and four years, respectively. Part-time gradate students (night-class master’s program) may extend the period of study for two more years. To obtain a master degree, a graduate student requires 34 credit hours (including 6 credit hours for his/her master thesis). Among these 34 credit hours, 5 credit hours are mandatory core course ; at least 17 credit hours are required for being finished from the College of Electrical and Communication Engineering (CECE).
The period to obtain a Ph.D. degree ranges from 2 to 7 years. During this period, each doctoral student must pass a qualifying and a dissertation defenses, respectively. The qualifying defense should be passed during the first two years. The dissertation defense includes the publication on at least two international journals and an oral examination. In addition, 22 credit hours are required for him/her to finish, where 4 credit hours are required core courses and 18 credit hours are the elective courses. Here, at least 15 credit hours of the elective courses are offered from the College of Electrical and Communication Engineering (CECE).