The National Sun Yat-Sen University is located in Kaohsiung, the industrial center of Taiwan. Since mechanical engineering is so-called “mother of industry”, in order to meet the demand of engineers for industrial development, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1982, at the initial stage of the University.
The Master program and the Ph.D. program were then established in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Since then, the Department plays a significant role in southern Taiwan on professionals cultivation, promotion of research and development, and industry upgrading. In response to the rapid progress on science and technology, a new title for the Department, Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, was also approved in 2001. The Department actively moulds cutting-edge engineers by educating students with the state-of-the-art technologies, especially on "Production Automation", "Energy Saving, Development and Management" and "Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems" to fulfill the need of future development of industries.
For the purpose of reaching international standards of educational quality, the Department had been certified through accreditation of IEET, a Full Signatory of the Washington Accord since 2007 to 2026. Furthermore, we also received the Outstanding Mechanical Organization Award from Kaohsiung Branch of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2008 and 2013.