The Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Taiwan University was established in 1969. Presently there are 37 faculty members actively engaging in research and teaching in three fields of expertise: Control and IC, Power and Information, Biomedical Electronics. As of June 2007, the enrollment of EE department was 1101, including 989 in the undergraduate program and 112 in the graduate program. STUT EE Department is offering programs which award BS, MS, and Doctoral degrees.
According to a May 2007 issue of Evaluation, a bimonthly publication dedicated to evaluation and accreditation of higher education in Taiwan, in a survey based on the data from ISI web of Science from 2002 to 2006, STUT’s EE Department ranked 15th on both “total number of papers”and “total number of citations”categories among all Electrical Engineering Departments in Taiwan. Since 2000, STUT’s EE Department constantly ranked among the top EE Departments of private universities in the number of research grants from the National Science Council of Taiwan.
PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University
Ph.D. degree requirements
The Ph.D. degree will be awarded to individuals who
1. Completed the course requirements within the prescribed time frame
2. Passed the Ph.D. qualifier and dissertation oral defense.
a. Minimum course credits for the Ph.D. degree is 20, completion of 6 thesis credits and Seminar (I) ~ Seminar (VI) are also required.
b. Course credits obtained outside the department of electrical engineering may be counted as course credits for the Ph.D. degree only if they are approved by the department chair.
Prescribed time frame
The current time frame is no less than two years and no more than seven years registered in the Ph.D. program.
Passing the Ph.D. qualifier gives a Ph.D. student the Ph.D. candidate standing.
Dissertation oral defense
Upon the approval of the supervising professor(s), a Ph.D. candidate who has
a. completed the course requirements within the prescribed time frame
b. obtained 12 academic accomplishment points
is eligible to apply for holding a dissertation oral defense .
Academic accomplishment points
The academic accomplishment points can be earned according to the following rules
a. 6 points for each technical paper accepted for publication by a SCIE listed journal
b. 4 points for earning an international invention competition medal listed in the first three places
c. 3 points for each technical paper accepted for publication by a EI listed journal or conference
d. 2 points for each technical paper accepted for publication by an international conference included in IEEE Xplore
e. 2 points for earning an international competition medal
f. 2 points for a work officially approved as a Taiwanese invention patent