Electrical Engineering Program
The International Graduate Program of Electrical Engineering, which was set up in 2010, is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU). The Department of Electrical Engineering was established in 1972 with an undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. Graduate programs in Electronic Engineering leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy were established later, in 1991 and 1999 respectively. So far, three sessions of classes have been offered each year. In order to strengthen in-service education, increase the overall educational standard, and provide an excellent learning environment, this department also set up an Executive Master Program in 1999.
At present, the department’s student body has more than 500 students in its undergraduate program, 100 students in its master's program, 60 students in its executive master's program, and 30 students in its Ph.D. program. Up to 2009, more than 3000 students had graduated from the department’s undergraduate program. From 2005 to 2008, 200 students graduated from its master's program, and 5 students graduated from its Ph.D. program. Excellent graduates are working in every sector and carrying out substantial roles in the domestic and world-wide electrical and electronic industry.
The department currently has 17 full-time faculty (5 professors, 5 associate professors, 6 assistant professors, and 1 lecturer) and 10 adjunct professors, whose professions cover the following 4 major fields: (1) Power and energy; (2) Intelligent control system; (3) Communication and (3) Electronic circuits. The Department of Electrical Engineering at CYCU has a highly-praised atmosphere of academic study and outstanding research achievements. At present the department is active in the research and development of :
Digital Signal/Image Processing
Biomedical Signal Processing
Multi-media signal processing
Internet and wireless network applications
It not only achieves outstanding performance in these fields but also creates leading technology. The department receive funding of about NT$ 20,000,000 every year and has more than 20 laboratories as well as a Power Technology Research Center. The PTRC was established in 2000, and is supported by major research labs located in the Departments of Electrical Engineering. The mission of the center is to develop power technology for diverse applications by using related methodology.
The department aims at training students to be intellectually, ethically, and professionally capable in the field of electrical engineering, and also at devoting its resources to academic research with the aim of serving the nation and society, and promoting the welfare of human beings. In terms of teaching, the Department of Electrical Engineering strives to balance both theory and practice, to develop independent thinking, innovation, and problem solving ability in students, and to encourage team spirit and respect for the profession; and subsequently lay down the foundation for a lifetime of learning and the ability to face the challenges of the 21st Century. In terms of research and service, the Department of Electrical Engineering strives to devote itself to relevant research fields in electronic engineering, pursue new knowledge, and cooperate with the needs of the nation and society to promote economical development and people's well-being.
The International Graduate Program of Electrical Engineering is associated with the Electrical Engineering Department at CYCU. It provides graduate studies at both MS and Ph.D. levels in:
Power and Energy System
Intelligent Control System
The program is supported by a series of courses and research projects. These courses are taught by the selected faculty in various departments at CYCU, including Electronic Engineering (EL), Electrical Engineering (EE), Information and Computer Engineering (ICE), and Biomedical Engineering (BE).
Seminars (4 credits each for MS and Ph.D. programs),
Master’s Thesis (6),
Doctoral Dissertation (12)
MS Program-The normal duration for the M.S. program is from 2 year to 4 years. Students, who have successfully completed and passed 30 credits of courses (including 4 credits of Seminar and 6 credits of Master Thesis) and oral defense for thesis within the stipulated time period, shall receive the M.S. Degree of this program conferred by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University. More details on this requirement will be available upon request.
Ph.D. Program-The normal duration for the Ph.D. program is 4 years. The general information is as follows:
A. Graduate Committee
Each student’s course of study and research is directed by a committee of Graduate faculty called a Graduate Committee. The Graduate Committee will be composed of the major professor as chairman who must be a full-time member of Electrical Engineering Program and professors from the student’s major and minor field of interest.
B. Course Requirements
At least 30 credits of courses (including 4 credits of Seminar and 12 credits of Doctoral Dissertation)
C. Qualifying Examination
The Electrical Engineering Program requires doctoral students to take a qualifying examination within 4 years. However, it is strongly recommended that students take the qualifying examination as early as possible.
D. Admission to Candidacy
A student will be admitted to candidacy under the following conditions:
(a) The dissertation topic must have been selected and approved;
(b) The satisfactory completion of graduate course work as deemed appropriate by the Graduate Committee;
(c) The qualifying examination must have been passed.
E. Time Limit
After the student begins the doctoral program, he/she must complete the program within a period of seven years.
Before the student applies the final defense of dissertation, he/she must publish journal/ conference papers. The details regarding the quality and quantity of the publication will be available upon request.
G. Dissertation and Defense
The dissertation shall be required of all candidates for the doctorate, and a minimum of twelve semester hours of research for the dissertation must be scheduled. The dissertation must show (a) mastery of the technique of research, and (b) a very distinct contribution to the field under investigation and study. The Graduate Committee must approve the dissertation topic, the outline, and the final product.
Following acceptance, the student will conduct an oral defense of the dissertation before a graduate faculty committee. In order to allow careful and thoughtful evaluation and time for clarification and discussion, it is required that the dissertation be given to the committee no less than 10 days prior to the final exam.
A student who fails the final examination cannot apply for another until a period of six months has elapsed from the date of the original examination. Two failures on the final examination will result in the student being dropped from further consideration as a doctoral candidate.
After a successful defense by the candidate, the dissertation will be endorsed with the signature of the major advisor, and members of the Committee.