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Program introduction

◆Program Introduction

The ministry of Education approved the university's new "International Ph.D. Program in Innovative Technology of Biomedical Engineering and  Medical Devices." Admissions will commence in the 109th academic yearwith 3 spots allocated for domestic students and 10 spots for international students.

◆Program Overview

There are currently two full-time professors in the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices, all of them are PhDs. The entire faculty line-up is a combination of professors from the Engineering and Environment and Resources colleges and professors from partner universities.

The professors' areas of expertise include: medical mechatronics, bioelectric photoelectric sensing, bioelectronic materials and cell biochips, bio-MEMS, biomedical optoelectronics, biochemistry, biomaterials, biomedical bone materials, medical engineering, biomedical machinery, and biomedical materials.

This program will be handled by professors who currently have a number of cooperations with the industry and other academic institutions to boost the development of forward-looking technology.

◆Development Goals

Professors with expertise in medical materials, health care technology, auxiliary agency design, manufacturing and injection, smart design, and other areas of research and development will determine the development direction of the international Ph.D. program. In line with the mission of creating knowledge, cultivating talent, and promoting human well-being, an academic exchange cooperation agreement with Chang Gung Hospital in Linkou was established to develop other new research and development projects related to medical equipment.

◆Program Features

*International cooperation: The program is offered to domestic students and international students. The curriculum is taught in English in order to be in line with international standards. In addition to this, the university will provide grant subsidies to encourage students to go abroad to participate in international conferences to develop their international perspective.

*Cross-field integration: The program adapts the integration of on-campus research units-Research Center for Intelligent Medical Devices, Center for Plasma and Thin Film Technologies, Organic Electronics Research Center, teaching units-Master of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Master's program in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Master's program in the Department of Materials Engineering, Master's program in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering Master's program in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and off-campus research centers-Medical School in Chang Gung Hospital and Medical School in Fu Jen Catholic University. Biotechnology, electrical engineering, machinery, electronics, information, chemical engineering, materials, and other engineering disciplines will be integrated to support the teaching and research needs of the program.

1. Graduation credits: 30 credits (excluding 12 thesis credits). This includes 7 credits for required courses (excluding 12 thesis credits) and 23 credits for elective courses (including professional elective and cross-domain elective courses).

2. 12 thesis credits will be given after passing the doctoral thesis examination.

3. Master's degree courses can be taken during the doctoral program, but these subjects are similar to those that have been taken before the doctoral program and are not counted as graduation credits.

4. Professional elective courses require at least 15 credits, and professional elective courses can be selected across groups.

5. In addition to the listed courses, the cross-domain elective credits can also be based on the expertise of the other institutes of the school or based on related studies of other schools. The cross-domain elective courses can only be up to 9 credits. Cross-domain elective courses are subject to the approval of the professor in order for the credits can be recognized.

6. The threshold for English proficiency graduation: English proficiency test standards must be passed based on the "International Ph.D. Program in Innovative Technology of Biomedical Engineering and  Medical Devices" detailed rules for examining the English ability of doctoral students. 

7. All courses are taught in English.

◆Laboratory Introduction

To achieve the educational goal of practical teaching in technical-vocational colleges, the departments promoted by the doctoral degree program have set up a total of 114 teaching and research laboratories with key features in mechanical, electronic, chemical, and materials engineering.