PhD in Electrical Engineering

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Department Overview

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.

Ph.D. 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

and

2. Passed the Ph.D. qualifier and dissertation oral defense.

Course requirements

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.

Ph.D. qualifier

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 an 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 an 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

Last updated Jan 2018

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STUST was founded in 1969. As of the 2007 academic year, we have a total of four colleges—College of Engineering, College of Business, College of Digital Design, College of Humanities and Social Scien ... Read More

STUST was founded in 1969. As of the 2007 academic year, we have a total of four colleges—College of Engineering, College of Business, College of Digital Design, College of Humanities and Social Sciences—25 departments, 11 graduate institutes (which offer 12 Master's programs and 3 doctoral programs), 4 teaching centers and 18 research centers. STUST has over 800 faculty members, and we currently have approximately 18,000 students enrolled, of which over 170 are international students. Our campus is located in the north-eastern suburb of Tainan City on an area of 16 hectares. To our west is Tainan City, and to our east is Yung-Kang City. Our campus is less than 4 km from Tainan’s Railway Station. Our school is truly located in an area with the beauty of the countryside and the convenience of metropolitan life. Read less
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