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Interdisciplinary Program of Engineering


Interdisciplinary Program of Engineering


Brief Introduction

Upholding the concept of teaching students in accordance with their aptitude, the Interdisciplinary Program of Engineering (IPE), established “late streaming” and “double specialty” programs. Freshmen learn basic engineering skills in the first year and select a major among Chemical Engineering, Power Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Industrial Engineering, and Engineering Management in the second year. We offer unlimited enrollment and no grade point requirement. Students can also take double specialty program to specialize in two different fields.
The engineering college offers quality courses with outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Broad interdisciplinary education and flexible curriculum make IPE an ideal choice for students.

Faculty and Staff

CHIEN, Hsueh-shih Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry & Physics, University of Cambridge, 2009) nanostructures,coatedoxides,bio-enviro-compatible materials
CHU, Chih-hsing Professor (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley) collaborative design, computer aided design, manufacturing, interactive design
LEE, Chi-young Professor (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University)chemistry processing of nanomaterials
LU, Shih-yuan Chairman Professor (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988) frontier materials, energy technology, environment technology
TSAI, Hung-yin Professor (Ph.D. in Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, 1999) nano/micro fabrication, brittle materials processing,diamond film deposition and its application, advanced manufacturing, micro bio fuel cell,patent analysis\
WEI, Tzu-chien Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, 2007) frontier Materials, chemical process engineering, energy technology



Some required courses in the first year are listed as follows.





Autumn semester

Spring semester






(30 credits)

College Chinese











General Education Courses




Core course required








* One course in any of 5 dimensions respectively out of the 7 dimensions.




Optional Courses








* 4credits in social sciences and humanity sciences respectively




Physical Education


Required from Year 1 to Year 3

Student Service or Service Learning


Two semesters required

Manual Labor Service


Pass in each semester









(24 credits)

General Physics




General Physics Laboratory




General Chemistry




General Chemistry Laboratory








Introduction to Engineering




  1. Double Specialty, choose one of the departments in College of Engineering

  2. Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Power Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management as first specialty, then select from a NTHU department  as second specialty.

First Specialty:

Chemical Engineering (38 credits)

Power Mechanical Engineering(33-34 credits)

Materials Science and Engineering (38 credits)

Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (36 credits)

Second Specialty:

College of Science

•  Department of Physics (26 credits)

•  Department of Mathematics (27credits)

•  Department of Chemistry (30 credits)

College of Engineering

•  Department of Materials Science and Engineering (30 credits)

•  Department of Chemical Engineering (30 credits)

•  Department of Power Mechanical Engineering (27-28 credits)

•  Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (30 credits)

College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

•  Department of Electrical Engineering (28-30 credits)

•  Department of Computer Science (27 credits)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

•  Program of Sociology (30 credits)

•  Program of Anthropology (30 credits)

•  Program of History (30 credits)

•  Program of Philosophy (30 credits)

•  Department of Chinese Literature (27 credits)

•  Department of Foreign Languages and Literature (30 credits)

College of EngineeringLife Science

•  Department of Life Science (29 credits)

•  Department of Medical Science (30 credits)

College of Nuclear Science

•  Program of Nuclear Engineering and Energy Engineering(31 credits)

•  Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences(30 credits)

College of Technology Management

•  Department of Economics (30 credits)

•  Department of Quantitative Finance (27 credits)

•  Program of Law (33 credits)

  1. Late Streaming, choose one of the departments in College of Engineering as major. The bachelor degree with the title of that department will be printed in the diploma after graduation.


Graduate Requirements

For Undergraduate students, 128 credit hours

Financial Aids

For information about International Students Scholarship, please kindly refer to website of

Contact Information

For information specifically related to the Interdisciplinary Program of Engineering, please contact  
Chairman: Shih-Yuan Lu at
Administrative Assistant : Wei-Chen Su at
For further information on the Dept./Institute, you can also link to
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