College of Applied Sciences (previously “Honors College”) was founded in February 2008. In order to adapt for the development of our university and the characteristics of our college, the Ministry of Education gave its approval to rename our college as “College of Applied Sciences” in February 2015. To reinforce cross-disciplinary initiatives in education, we have engaged some international famous scholars and promising young faculty. In order to strengthen technology talents and leader training, the departments and graduate institutes were built up using multiple entrance programs.
In order to recruit outstanding scholars, improve the teaching quality, and the level of research, Chair Professors were invited to attend our college. Each Chair Professor can recruit three or less than three assistant professors with him as the strong research group. Until now, there are one international academician and one professor who is a Fellow in many important academic societies.
The College of Applied Sciences of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) consists of the Inter-Disciplinary Bachelor’s Program, Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Graduate Institute of Patent, Graduate Institute of Color and Illumination Technology, and Bachelor Degree Program of Applied Science and Technology.
Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology
The Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology was established in 1979 and originally named the Graduate Institute of Engineering as the National Taiwan Institute of Technology was developing its curricula to the graduate level. This graduate institute incubated many of the graduate programs that later became part of the College of Engineering in 1997 when NTIT was upgraded to university status. In 2008, this graduate institute became part of the College and continues to perform its original role as an incubator, providing resources and support for the development of new interdisciplinary graduate programs. In August 2011, the institute renamed as the ‘Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology’. Currently, the Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology offers master's and/or doctoral programs in the following professional fields: (1) Bio-medical Engineering (doctoral); (2) Science Education and Learning (master's/doctoral); (3) Color and Illumination Technology (master's/doctoral); There is also an academic doctoral program in Materials Science.
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering
The Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering was established in 2009 for the purpose of producing high-level engineers and researchers for Taiwan’s biomedical industries. This graduate institute offers master’s and doctoral programs in the following fields: Bioelectronics, Biomechanics, and Biomaterials for Applications to Tissue Engineering; Artificial Implant Design; Medical Instrumentation; Biomedical Information; Medical Signal & Image Processing; Rehabilitation Device Design; New Drug Development, etc. The graduate institute’s faculty bring a depth of expertise and breadth of experience to their teaching and research, which is conducted in cooperation with the National Defense Medical Center and the Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Technology Center, with the goal of meeting the needs of the medical profession and improving the quality of medical care available both here in Taiwan and abroad.
Graduate Institute of Patent
The Graduate Institute of Patent was established in 2010. The objectives of the Graduate Institute of Patent are different from those of the Institute of Technology Law in any University in Taiwan, and are focused on executing the followings missions in accordance with the expertise of each faculty of this Institute, (a) cultivating talents that are proficient in technology, management and/or law by providing a patent curriculum via integrating the resources of individual department, college and/or school; (b) cultivating talents that are proficient in both theory and practice by offering a practical curriculum or by any cooperation mechanism between industry and university; (c) cultivating talents that are proficient in patent infringement and litigation by cooperating with Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Court and Patent Attorney Association, so as to bring the patent practice level of this country to a level comparable with that of any international society.
Graduate Institute of Color and Illumination Technology
The Graduate Institute of Colour and Illumination Technology was established in 2011. This graduate institute is an international center of excellence in research and teaching with main focus on a multidisciplinary area that covers physical optics, electronics, computer science, ergonomics, color vision, psychology and design. These technologies integrated as a whole can play a key role in technological breakthrough in emerging industries.
Inter-Disciplinary Bachelor’s Program
The Inter-Disciplinary Bachelor’s Program (IDBP) was established in 2006. The feature of IDBP is to allow the students in the program to choose their majors at the end of their first year in NTUST. An IDBP student can explore himself and figure out his/her unique specialty during the first year of the college life. To assist students in planning their professional career and solving the problems encountered at NTUST, one professor from his prospective major is designated as the mentor for each student in the program. Furthermore, for students with academic lags, IDBP office provides one-to-one tutoring to help them improve their learning capability. There are three classes in the program. Class A accepts students from regular high schools, Class B accepts students with sports talent, and Class C accepts students with skilled talent. Since 2018, Class C, which is also called the mechanical-electrical engineering talent class, was integrated with the Bachelor Degree Program of Applied Science and Technology to become a four-year program. The objective of the new program is to educate the students in the program to become high-level technical professionals with international vision.
Bachelor Degree Program of Applied Science and Technology
Bachelor Degree Program of Applied Science and Technology was established in 2013. This program is a three-year program and aims to recruit NTUST students with excellent technical skills. According to their expertise and individual differences, instructors in the related fields are assigned to help them develop their learning plans. Furthermore, in cooperation with the industrial enterprises, the students will take an internship for one semester. This program includes five concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Architecture and Construction Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, and Life Design Concentration. Since 2018, the program was integrated with the mechanical-electrical engineering talent class in the Inter-Disciplinary Bachelor’s Program to become a four-year program. The objective of the new program is to educate the students in the program to become high-level technical professionals with international vision.
Global Development Engineering Program
Taiwan Tech begins the Global Development Engineering Program (GDEP) from the 2018 academic year. This program includes mechanical engineering track and materials engineering track, and ten students will be recruited from each track. The students are required to have two international languages skills, i.e., Japanese and English, before they graduate. In correspondence with the global trend and for the cultivation of cross-national competent students, Taiwan Tech and Tokyo Tech are in cooperation for a united educational project to cultivate students with excellent academic performance. During August and September each year, relevant courses are taught in English in Taiwan Tech by the professors from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). During the school period, students with excellent performance can
1. complete bachelor’s degree in engineering within 3-4 years.
2. complete bachelor’s degree and master’s degree within 4-5 years.
3. visit Tokyo Tech and participate a special project.