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NCNU Dept. of EE

1. Introduction :
The Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chi Nan University was founded in August 1998, beginning with an undergraduate program. Subsequently, Master’s and Ph.D. programs were established in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In August 2011, the department was further enlarged with the merger of the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering.

        In recent years, the output value of the electrical and electronics industry represents a dominant portion of Taiwan’s total industrial output. Thus, the industry plays a pivotal role in Taiwan’s national economy. As there continues to be a high demand for talents in electrical and electronics engineering, all universities in Taiwan have been aggressively setting up relevant programs. It is against this backdrop that the Department of Electrical Engineering at NCNU is continuously evolving and renewing itself.

Mission :
The department currently offers courses leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Communication Engineering, respectively. Electrical engineering is a broad and rapidly evolving field. To prepare our students for careers in this field, the department’s mission is to offer a well-rounded curriculum aimed at providing our students with a solid foundation in electrical engineering, as well as the ability to independently acquire new knowledge and to adapt to technological advances in their professional careers.

        Presently, the department’s academic and research directions are focused on the three major domains of electronics, systems and communications. Teaching and research facilities and software are continuously upgraded. To strengthen our development in the electrical and communications domains, and to promote academic activities and research, the department also actively seeks new faculty members from among academics and experts with strong track records, both locally and abroad. The aim is to provide our students with a robust training and the most foresighted technological know-how. Going forward, the department shall collaborate with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering to develop an interdisciplinary communications domain that incorporates electrical and information engineering. Additionally, collaborative research in bio-engineering is also planned with the Department of Applied Chemistry. Through these developments, the department strives to be a world-class institution providing state-of-the-art education in electrical engineering.

Features :
1. Undergraduate students who have outstanding academic achievements may seek enrollment in the Direct Master’s Program, in which they can obtain both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees within five years of study.

2. Outstanding students in the undergraduate and Master’s programs may seek direct enrollment in the Ph.D. program.

3. To foster students’ experience and interests in research and development, the department conducts annual undergraduate project competitions and graduate research exhibits, in which student achievements are showcased.

4. To provide our students an early hands-on industrial experience, the department collaborates actively with industry partners in the setting up of practical projects.

5. To broaden our students’ global vision and international outlook, the Department  actively engages in academic exchanges with foreign institutions, and encourages students’ participation in overseas exchanges.

6. Research and teaching of the Department can be divided into three groups as follows:

·                The Electronics Group: VLSI Design, SoC Design, Microelectronics Components and Materials, Micro Sensors, Nanodevices, Optoelectronic Components.

·                The Systems Group: Control System and Theory, Digital Signal Processing, Speech and Image Processing, Embedded System, and High-Level SoC Design. Our main research direction is IC design that integrates electronics with systems.

The Communications Group: Wireless Communications, Communications Network, Voice over IP, Coding Theory, Signal Processing for Communications, SoC for Communications.

Laboratories :
Our laboratories support the research and teaching of graduate and undergraduate studies. More labs are to be established in the future according to our research and teaching directions. At present, we have labs as follows:
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Broadband Local Loop Transmission Lab
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Analog Integrated Circuit and System Design Lab
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Semiconductor Measurement Lab
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Nano and Photonic Device Lab
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Semiconductor Lab (I)
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Visual Information Processing & Cyber Communications Lab
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RF-IC Lab
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Wireless Communications & Network Lab
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Advanced System Integral Circuit Design Lab
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Microcomputer & Digital Circuit Lab
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Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems Lab
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Automatic Control Lab
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Speech Processing Lab
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DSP & IC Design Lab
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Nano Electronics and Smart Transducers Lab
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Video Signal Processing and Application Lab
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Semiconductor Material/Device and Reliability Analysis Lab
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Communications Signal Processing Lab
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Biomedical Electronics Lab / Biomedical Sensors Lab
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Navigation & Mobile Sensing Lab
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Nano Devices and Integrated Circuits Lab
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Network Technology and Application Lab
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Computer and System Simulation Lab
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Applied Electromagnetics Lab
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Digital Integrated Circuit and System Design Lab
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Wireless Mobile System Lab
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Grated Circuits and Systems Lab

Curricula :
        Our undergraduate program focuses on the teaching of fundamental mathematics and physics, as well as the core subjects of electrical engineering. Students have the opportunity to deepen their study in various domains of specialization through technical electives, including semiconductors, electronic components, circuit design, communications, signal processing, electromagnetic waves, and controls. The number of credits for requisite courses has been reduced to give students a greater freedom in choosing electives, so as to allow them to develop their respective domains of interest. Moreover, as part of their specialization, students at the department may also elect courses offered by the Departments of Computer and Information Engineering, Information Management, Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering. Emphasis is placed on combining theory and practice. Thus, aside from laboratory classes in the various domains, the department’s curriculum also includes an independent-study component.

        Our graduate program is aimed at nurturing highly qualified professionals, and at the active development and realization of new theories and technologies. In addition to advancing the broad domain of electrical engineering, the graduate program emphasizes applied research, integration between electrical and communications engineering, as well as collaboration with the Departments of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, Applied Chemistry, and Computer and Information Engineering. By synergy among the different disciplines and programs, we hope to achieve sharing of resources, exchange of knowhow, and interdisciplinary learning and research.  Our graduate program comprises three tracks:

1. The Electronics track emphasizes integrated circuit and SoC design, and nano-electronic devices.

2. The Systems track focuses on research in control systems and theory, multimedia signal transmission, embedded systems, and high-level SoC design.

3. The Communications track’s major directions are wireless communication, and broadband transmission technologies.

138 credits are required for completion of our undergraduate program, 14 of which should be earned from the school-wide curriculum, 17 from general education courses, 68 from required courses and 39 from elective courses. For the elective courses, 32 credits must be earned from specialized elective courses, and 2 credits from English speaking and listening or a second foreign language course. 25 credits are required for completion of a master’s program, including 10 credits from required courses and 15 credits from elective courses. Credits required for the completion of a doctoral program should include 18 credits earned from special elective courses.