The International Graduate Program of Microelectronic Engineering and Applications was set up in 2006 in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU). The Department of Electronic Engineering was established in 1966 with an undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. In response to the Government`s extended education policy, an evening undergraduate program was established in 1971. Graduate programs in Electronic Engineering leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy were established later in 1981 and 1993, respectively. In 1997, the evening program was transformed to a second department, and was incorporated into the day program in 2000. So far, three sessions of classes were offered each year. To strengthen in-service education, increase the overall educational standard, and provide an excellent learning place, this department also set up an Executive Master Program in 2002. At present, the student body of the department has 744 students in its undergraduate program, 102 students in its master’s program, 65 students in its executive master’s program, and 35 students in its Ph.D. program. Up to 2004, the department had more than 5000 students graduated from its undergraduate program. From 2001 to 2004, 190 students graduated from its master’s program, and 15 students graduated from its Ph.D. program. Excellent graduates are working in every sector and acting substantial roles in the domestic and world-wide electronic industry.
At present the department has 20 full-time faculties (2 professors, 10 associate professors, 6 assistant professors, and 2 lecturers) and 14 adjunct professors, whose professions cover the following 3 major fields: (1) solid-state electronics; (2) electronic circuit design, automation, and computer system applications; and (3) communication engineering. The Department of Electronic Engineering at CYCU has highly-appraised atmosphere of academic study and outstanding research achievements. At present the department is featured in the research and development of sensor materials and integrated-circuit related technology, analog/mixed-signal/RF/SOC circuit design, electronic design automation, communication theory, 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 has 18 laboratories and has an Electronics and Information Technology Research Center (EITC). The department receives R&D funding of about NT$ 17,000,000 every year. The EITC has been established since 2000. The center is supported by major research labs located in the Departments of Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Information and Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The mission of the center is to develop the low-power and portable system-on-a-chip (SOC) technology for diversified application areas by using VLSI related methodology.
The department aims at training students to be intellectually, morally, professionally, and socially capacitated in the field of electronic engineering, and also 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 Electronic Engineering strives to balance both theory and practice, develop independent thinking, innovation, and problem solving ability in students, and encourage team spirit and respect for the profession; and subsequently lay down the foundation for lifetime learning and the ability to face the challenges of the 21 Century. In terms of research and service, the Department of Electronic 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 the development of the economy and people`s well-being.