National Chung Cheng University

Introduction
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The first public University founded after Taiwan’s economic boom in the 1980′s, National Chung Cheng University broke ground after the Executive Yuan passed the plan to build the university in 1986 in honor of the late president CHIANG Kai-Shek and to develop higher education in the Yun-lin, Chia-yi, and Tainan areas. It was officially founded on July 1, 1989 with Dr. LIN Ching-Jiang being the first president of the University. During the early stage of the University, five colleges were set up: the College of Humanities, the College of Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Management.

Dr. CHENG Kuo-Shung, who served a term of three years from October 21, 1996 to October 21, 1999, was the 2nd University President in CCU history. During his tenure, the College of Law and the College of Education were founded in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Altogether, the University currently consists of seven Colleges offering 29 Undergraduate Programs, 44 Master Programs, 29 Ph.D. Programs, 17 in-service Graduate Programs. The University has more than 960 faculty/staff members, and approximately 12,000 students.

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As a research-oriented University, CCU aims to provide students with the advanced skills and profound knowledge in the fields of humanities, sciences, technology, law, and management. With the education of liberal arts and sciences, CCU expects students learn to effectively deal with the complexity of challenges of the 21st century.

Building on the foundation of the past 20 years, the current President, Dr. Fong, Zhang Hua, is leading the University to continue to strive for academic excellence, internationalization, and active interaction with the global community.

Campus Environment

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The campus is located in the central part of Chia-yi County, 15 kilometers from the City of Chia-yi, which is approximately 250 kilometers south of Taipei. The campus occupies an open landscape of 132 hectares on a hill, with more than 200,000 trees of various species. On a campus tour, one may be amazed by the elegant buildings of different architectural styles, surrounded by tall trees, open green spaces, and winding roads flanked with flowering trees and bushes blooming in different seasons. The campus itself is a beautiful park with serenity and openness, and is literally a breath of fresh air in comparison to Taiwan’s more urban campuses. Viewed from the plains below, the University resembles a splendid palace on a hill. Despite the image of university as seemingly the excluded ivory tower, the university is in fact friendly open to all and serves the community in many ways.

The Administration Building in the center of campus is sinuous, Chinese style step-pyramid, acting as a grounding focal point for the activity happening around it. In front of it is a wide brick road leading to the main gate of the campus. The road is blocked to motorized traffic for walking and bicycling, a main route for students entering and leaving the campus. On the opposite side one finds another brick walkway bordered by trees and green spaces. This walkway leads to the impressive brick piazza situated in front of the campus’s main Auditorium, and opens to a circular water feature which is a common landmark and meeting place.

Facing the Auditorium is the Library and Information Building, an impressive, towering landmark of the University. It has more than 891,610 books, 7,315 periodicals and more than 1,212,927 microfilms, microfiches and CD-ROMs (2010.01.17 updated). Its Computer Center supports academic research, computer assisted instruction, on-line registration services, video-conferences, long distance learning, and other multimedia services. The library’s Audio-Visual Center boasts the most updated, high-tech AV equipment. In the Main Library, the sun-roofed inner court adds natural light to the reading areas. It is a great pleasure to study and research in this spacious and tranquil environment.

The Gymnasium is one of the most splendid and expensive constructions in southern Taiwan. It has two Olympic-sized swimming pools (one indoors and one outdoors), a roller-skating rink, bowling alleys, and indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. In addition, it has rooms for Judo, weight-lifting and circuit training, indoor rock climbing walls, an outdoor Olympic track and field stadium, and of course, ping-pong facilities. Last but not least, the sprawling campus even has a golf course with 20 fairways.

The Student Activity Center is situated by Tranquility Lake. The structure itself is very unique with different elevations in the interior. From these floors one can have a gorgeous view of the beautifully arched bridge crossing the Lake. The ground floor is spacious and bordered on one side by the Lake, on another by one of the various cafeterias in the center, and on another by a wide staircase. This area is often the stage for various student group performances and activities.

The Lake is a favorite spot for visitors and members of the University community. On a sunny day one will find families and children strolling along its stone walkways. Soon-to-be married couples, in full wedding attire, are often seen posing for their wedding portraits. Swans, ducks, quail, turtles, and fish of various species form their own community on the lake. They make this beautiful part of the campus an attractive family retreat for neighboring towns and counties, as well as a place for romantic walks on the path around the lake.

The buildings for the seven Colleges are interspersed in a park-like campus, each with its unique architectural style symbolic of its purpose and individuality. They all house various resting areas, student run cafes and small courtyards.

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International Master Program of Educational Leadership and Management Development (ELMD)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Taiwan Chia Yi

The Master Program in Educational Leadership and Management Development (ELMD) run by the College of Education was established in 2012 as the first whole-English program in National Chung Cheng University (CCU), mainly contributed by the academic staff from the Graduate Institute of Education, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Center for Teacher Education. [+]

History The Master Program in Educational Leadership and Management Development (ELMD) run by the College of Education was established in 2012 as the first whole-English program in National Chung Cheng University (CCU), mainly contributed by the academic staff from the Graduate Institute of Education, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Center for Teacher Education. In September 2013, the academic year 2013/14, 4 overseas students began their study in ELMD as the 1st generation. Practically, the Program has the full support of the sectors of College of Education and of the Office of International Affairs, CCU. Beyond this, we also have harmonious and friendly cooperation relationships with the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) and the Elite Study in Taiwan Office, enrolling talented students from different countries all around the world; at the same time, excellent Taiwanese students and Chinese students, both from Mainland China and other countries, are targeted as potential academic prospects. Missions To Promote High-Quality Pursuit of profound knowledge and to respond enthusiastically to the overwhelming global trends formed the solid basis for the establishment of the Program. Today, our message has not been more important. We are devoted wholeheartedly to building up a friendly network in which students are closely involved, in forms of deep concentration on their academic interests and studies, and at the same time of great enjoyment in living at CCU, Taiwan. Immersed in advanced skill training courses and well-organized intellectual lessons in terms of educational leadership and management development, our students are expected to be professional, international, competitive, and, as most importantly, to be committed to the sustainable development of their profession and to this global community. Distinguishing Features All-English learning courses Courses are designed encompassing both theories and practices. Excellent and experienced academic staff from various educational areas. Close partnership with domestic academic groups as well as with international communities. Active involvement in both local and global activities. Provision of friendly multi-cultural learning environment. Career Prospects Further study and professional development. Conducting research either in higher education institutions or in research organizations. Administration work either in the government offices, or in the educational systems, or in a human resource sector of industries and of enterprises. Starting or continuing your teaching career in schools or educational institutions. Program Structure and Personnel In order to deliver world-class education and services, Prof. Ching-Tien Tsai, Dean of the College of Education, is appointed as the Program Director to preside over the Program. Typically, he is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership of the Program. Prof. Sheng-Ju Chan is otherwise contributing to the Program as the Chief Executive Officer, having responsibility for ensuring that the concerns contained in the Program are being implemented in the most efficient and effective way. In addition, three Program Managers are set to provide support in relation to the matters of students and administration. Application Requirements Application Deadline: Fall Semester: March 31 Spring Semester: October 31 [-]

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International Master Program in Global Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Taiwan Chia Yi

The International Master Program in Global Finance is an English-taught program launched in the Fall semester of 2015 with the main focus in the practical application of financial/accounting/economics theories on global financial markets. [+]

Introduction The International Master Program in Global Finance is an English-taught program launched in the Fall semester of 2015 with the main focus in the practical application of financial/accounting/economics theories on global financial markets. This degree program attempts to cultivate financial elites with global perspectives and keen insight/understanding toward the operation of global financial markets. The main themes of this master degree program include: Engaging in interdisciplinary cooperation between finance, accounting, and economics, and between academic and industries. Cultivate students’ professional knowledge about the global operation of financial markets. Develop cross-bordered research/internship opportunities. Application Requirement The program is looking for applicants who interested in development and trends of Asia finance, possess basic business background and plan to develop a successful career in the global financial markets are welcome to apply. Successful applicants should satisfy following requirements: Equivalent bachelor's degree: preferably in the field of business-related majors Fluent English Proficiency: applicants from non-English-speaking countries required to submit TOEFL or TOEIC score. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL iBT 79 or TOEIC 750. Degree Requirement All courses for this 2-year master program will be instructed in English. Students have to complete 42 credits of courses and a master thesis to fulfill degree requirement for the International Master degree of Global Finance conferred by the authority of the CCU. Each student is also required to complete an oral defense for their master thesis. Qualified students will be granted the degree of Master of Science in Global Finance, M.S. Curriculum The program curriculum is designed with an emphasis on fundamental financial theories and practices. The program structure consists of (1) Pre-requisite courses (undergraduate-level), (2) 18 credits of Core Courses (graduate-level ) and (3) 24 credits of Elective Courses (graduate-level). Pre-requisite Requirements All students should have the following preliminary undergraduate-level courses taken before admitted to the master program. Students without these courses background are required to take these under-graduate courses at CCU after admission. These pre-requisite under-graduate-level courses include the following: Economics (3-credit, micro or macro-economics) Accounting (3-credit, Basic Accounting or equivalent course) Statistics (3-credit, Basic Statistics or equivalent course) Core Courses Core courses include 6 courses in two modules: Financial Module and Strategic and Innovative Module. Students are required to complete all the following 6 core courses (18 credits) at CCU. Financial Module Financial Markets and Institutions- 3 credit Financial Management- 3 credit Investment Analysis- 3 credit Strategic and Innovative Module Information and Strategic Management- 3 credit Technology Innovation and Organizational Change- 3 credit Innovation and Application of Emerging Financial Instrument- 3 credit Electives Courses Students are required to complete 24 elective graduate-level credits. Among these 24 elective credits, at least 18 elective credits must be selected from the following and involve at least 3 of the following 4 fields: Field I: Interdisciplinary Professional Skills Econometrics- 3 credits Electronic Commerce- 3 credits Advanced Financial Accounting- 3 credits Empirical Microeconomics- 3 credits Information Technology and Decision Theory- 3 credits Field II: Managerial Ability Computer Auditing- 3 credits Investment Analysis- 3 credits Financial Economics- 3 credits Managerial Behavior and Organization- 3 credits Field III: Communication Skills For Local Student Financial English Writing- 3 credits English Conversation for Financial Manager- 3 credits For International Student Chinese Oral Expression Basic- 3 credits Chinese Sentence Patterns Basic - 3 credits Field IV: Global Perspectives International Trade and Finance- 3 credits International Investment Banking- 3 credits International Finance- 3 credits. [-]

Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing System

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Taiwan Chia Yi

The all-English <strong>Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems</strong> (AMS) at CCU is a newly established master program run by College of Engineering and created by the joint efforts among faculty members of Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, [+]

The all-English Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (AMS) at CCU is a newly established master program run by College of Engineering and created by the joint efforts among faculty members of Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Communications Engineering, graduate institute of Opto-Mechatronics, and Advanced Institute of Manufacturing with High-tech Innovations (AIM-HI). Advanced manufacturing has been the foundation of many important industries in Taiwan, including electronics, optoelectronics, biomedicine, and green energy, to name just a few. As the campus of CCU is closed to the Precision Machinery Technology Corridor in western Taiwan, the AMS program will play a leading role in fostering and promoting advanced manufacturing technologies. The curriculum design of this degree program will combine theory and practice. Theoretical part contains "Precision Machine Design", "Design and Analysis of machine tool systems" and other important courses. Practical parts contains industrial visit, Industry-academia cooperation and internships and we also invite professional specialist faculty to give lectures to enhance the relationship between school and industries and to make the school courses more favorable for industry’s need. Academic Program Eligibility to Graduate 26 credits (including 2 credits for required courses and 24 credits for elective courses) Research Ethics Education A oral defense A research thesis or dissertation Required Courses Seminar I Seminar II Elective Courses Mechanical Behavior of Materials Video Processing Motion Control Virtual Reality Technology and Machinery Activity Simulation Microprocessor based system and interface techniques Empirical Methods for Location-based Services Computer Vision Intelligent Control Machine Learning and Neural Networks (selected topics) Image Processing Elasticity Structural Dynamics Linear Systems Image Processing and Applications Advanced Fluid Dynamics Tribology (I) Computer-Aided Manufacturing Finite Element Analysis Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms [-]

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2016 Taiwan Chia Yi

The master program, which provides academic training for students aiming to pursue an academic career in electrical engineering at higher education or research institutions, is tailor-made to suit students' different needs in their future academic research. With the guidance from the advisers, curriculums are designed to best fit students’ needs in their future research direction. [+]

The Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University started as a graduate institute in July 1990, and the undergraduate program was established in 1992. The Ph.D. program and another undergraduate class were added in 1993 and 1999, respectively. It is one of the best institutes in Taiwan for the education and training of professionals in electrical engineering. The master program, which provides academic training for students aiming to pursue an academic career in electrical engineering at higher education or research institutions, is tailor-made to suit students' different needs in their future academic research. With the guidance from the advisers, curriculums are designed to best fit students’ needs in their future research direction. Courses for Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering The following courses are all taught in English: Computer Engineering Group Advanced FPGA designs Computer Vision Design and manufacture of microprocessor DSP control and application designs Fundamental of robotic controls and sensing Intelligent Agent Systems Machine learning and neural networks (special topics) Open source robotics course Signal Processing and Multimedia Communication Group Digital image processing Pattern recognition VLSI signal processing Video signal processing Machine learning Speech processing Digital signal processing Medical signal processing DSP processor design Communication and Networking Group Computer Network Architecture Network Security Embedded Operating Systems Network programming Microprocessor based system and interface techniques Introduction to operating system Communication Systems Group Stochastic Processes Digital Communications Next-Generation Mobile Cellular Systems Multiple Input Multiple Output Techniques for Wireless Communications Spectral analysis and DOA estimation Information theory Error correcting code Electromagnetic Integrated Circuits and Systems Group Advanced Electromagnetic Theory RF Circuit Design Radio Frequency Power Amplifier RF Transceiver Design in Wireless Communications Microwave Communication Design for Planar and Multilayered Circuits Microwave Active Circuit Design Antenna Theory and Design VLSI for Wireless Communication Signal Integrity of High-Speed Circuit Electric Power, Renewable Energy, and Power Electronics Group Advanced Power System Analysis Power Quality Modern Control System Advanced Electric Machine Theory Wind Energy Generation Introduction to Smart Grid System on Chips (SoC) Group Application-Specific Integrated Circuits Design of Low-Power Integrated Circuits Physical Design Automation for Nanometer Integrated Circuits Computer-Aided Design of VLSI Circuits Design of Analog Integrated Circuits Design of Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits Program of Study The program of study includes: Master program: Should fit the requirement before graduation: Courses: 24 credits Thesis Thesis Defense Admission The master program is open to students from all over the world. Currently, the enrollment of MS program students is 229. Application Deadline: March 15 for fall semester beginning in September Language Proficiency: Basic oral and reading proficiency level in Chinese and intermediate/advanced level in English Guideline for International Student Application: http://ciae.ccu.edu.tw/ciaeenglish/admissions.html In addition to application data, an interview via SKYPE or Phone will be required and arranged Scholarships Student applicants could apply for the CCU scholarship covering tuition waiver and free on-campus accommodation. Competitive candidates could also apply for Research Assistant Funding (USD 200-330 per month, depending on respective advisory professor). The average monthly living cost, excluding accommodation, in CCU is about USD 200 per month. Prospective applicants should submit required documents to the university Office of International Affairs (OIA) as follows: application form, academic transcript, degree certificate and two recommendation letters. All the documents are required to be written in English version. For more details of the application procedure, please visit the OIA website: http://ciae.ccu.edu.tw/. [-]

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No.168, Sec. 1, University Rd., Min-Hsiung Township, Chia-yi County 621
Chia Yi, TW