Courses Information

 

Academic Calendar

There are two semesters in an academic year. The first semester(Fall) begins around the middle of September until the middle of January; the second semester (Spring) begins around the middle of February until the end of June. In between semesters are the summer and winter vacations.

Length of Study

Undergraduate programs require four years of study; however, students who are unable to fulfill their requirements within the designated time may be granted extensions of up to two years. Specialized undergraduate programs, such as the Program of Medicine, require six years, including internship.

Graduate programs leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree require one to four years and two to seven years, respectively. Students who enter graduate school are required to complete their thesis/dissertation on time.

The length of study and graduation requirements are different according to each institute/department’s rules, further information is available at the Office of International Affairs website and Department websites. If any revisions occur, please give priority to the announcement from the department/institute.

Programs Taught in English

The following programs, including 9 degree programs and one diploma certificate program are taught entirely in English at NCKU:

(1)    International Master Program on Natural Hazards Mitigation and Management: For details, direct all inquiries regarding this program to the contact telephone number: +886-6-2757575 ext. 63200 or email: em63200@email.ncku.edu.tw.

(2)    International Bachelor Degree Program in Energy:For details, please visit http://www.eng.ncku.edu.tw/ or Email: em63600@email.ncku.edu.tw.

(3)    The International Curriculum for Advanced Materials Program (iCAMP):Please direct all inquiries regarding the program to camilla@mail.ncku.edu.tw.

(4)    Department of Civil Engineering for Master’s Program in the College of Engineering: The Department of Civil Engineering has set up the Master’s international curriculum on civil engineering and management, International Graduate Program of Civil Engineering & Management (ICEM) which provides the Taiwan ICDF scholarship. For details, please visit http://www.icdf.org.tw or http://www.civil.ncku.edu.tw.

(5)    Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID) for Master’s Program in the College of Planning & Design: For details, please visit http://www.icid.ncku.edu.tw/.

(6)    Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID) for Doctoral Program in the College of Planning & Design: For details, please visit http://www.icid.ncku.edu.tw/.

(7)    Institute of International Management (IIMBA) for Master’s Program in the College of Management: For details, please visit http://www.imba.ncku.edu.tw/

(8)    Institute of International Management (IIMBA) for Doctoral Program in the College of Management: For details, please visit http://www.imba.ncku.edu.tw/

(9)    Department of Nursing for Master’s Program in the College of Medicine: For details, please visit http://www.nursing.ncku.edu.tw/bin/home.php.

(10)  Masters Program in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) for the diploma certificate program: Diploma certificate for MDP credits is awarded upon completion of the master’s degree. For details, please visit: http://www.mdp.ncku.edu.tw (Contact Telephone Number: +886-6-2757575 ext. 50958#38/ Email: admin@mdp.ncku.edu.tw).

Language Requirements

Most courses in undergraduate programs are taught in Chinese, but course materials could be in Chinese or English depending on the professor. Students are expected to have an adequate level of Chinese and applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in the Chinese language.

Most courses in graduate programs are instructed in Chinese, and partially in English. Applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in the Chinese language. For the language requirements for each department, please refer to “Admission Requirements of Departments/Institutes”.

Please refer to categories including “The Programs mainly Taught in Chinese”, “The Programs with enough English Courses to Satisfy Graduates’ Requirements” and “The Programs Taught Entirely in English” on the “Current Programs- Degree Programs Open to the International Students in Academic Year 2013/14”.

Language Requirements

Most courses in undergraduate programs are taught in Chinese, but course materials could be in Chinese or English depending on the professor. Students are expected to have an adequate level of Chinese and applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in the Chinese language.

Most courses in graduate programs are instructed in Chinese, and partially in English. Applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in the Chinese language. For the language requirements for each department, please refer to “Admission Requirements of Departments/Institutes”.

Please refer to categories including “The Programs mainly Taught in Chinese”, “The Programs with enough English Courses to Satisfy Graduates’ Requirements” and “The Programs Taught Entirely in English” on the “Current Programs- Degree Programs Open to the International Students in Academic Year 2013/14”.