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Curriculum Requirement for Graduate Student of Department of Mechatronic Technology at National Taiwan Normal University

 

Approved by the 4rd faculty meeting of 91 academic year.(2003.04.22)
Approved by the 2rd faculty meeting of 92 academic year.(2003.10.14)
Approved by the 4rd faculty meeting of 92 academic year.(2004.07.30)
Approved by the 8rd faculty meeting of 93 academic year.(2005.05.09)
Approved by the 9rd faculty meeting of 93 academic year.(2005.05.27)
Approved by the 4rd faculty meeting of 94 academic year.(2005.11.28)
Approved by the 3rd faculty meeting of 98 academic year.(2010.05.05)
Approved by the 2rd faculty meeting of 99 academic year.(2010.11.24)
Approved by the 5rd faculty meeting of 99 academic year.(2011.04.25)
 

I. The regulations are accredited to the “Bylaws of Degree Authorization” from the Ministry of Education and “Regulations of Graduation Exams for Graduate and Doctoral Students at National Taiwan Normal University.”

 

II. Designation of Dissertation Supervisor

  1. The students have to designate their dissertation supervisors within the first month of the first academic year.
  2. If the students cannot find their dissertation supervisor, the assistance or recommendation from the director will be offered.
  3. In principle, the dissertation supervisors should be full-time Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor from this department.
  4. The number of student from each year that our full-time Assistant Professors (or above, excluding co-hired professor) could supervise is up to 2. However, under the circumstances following, the supervisor is allowed to have one more students.
  5. The supervisor hosts more than 2 research projects in the previous academic year either from the National Science Council or the DoIT of MOEA from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (excluding co-host research projects and double counting of one project is not allowed).

2. The supervisor published more than three articles in SCI or CCSI journals in the previous academic year and entitled of the first author or corresponding author.

  1. If the student’s dissertation topic goes beyond the research scope which our full-time Professors, Associate Professors, or Assistant Professors conduct, requesting for another supervisor from other departments is allowed with the dean’s permission. However, our full-time teachers have to supervise in coordination, and this number of student is also taken into account of supervision.
  2. All students could switch dissertation supervisors one time with the permission from the dean and both supervisors. The deadline time of changing supervisor is one semester prior to the oral defense exam.

 

III. Regulations of Obligatory and Elective Curriculum

  1. Curriculum selected by graduate students has to be approved by dissertation supervisors or the dean.
  2. Dissertation supervisor could decide whether those who are from different academic background or those who hold equal education diploma have to make up 4 credits from undergraduate programs or not.
  3. Graduate students have to take the seminar module (1 credit) for 4 semesters and a master dissertation, but the credits of seminar module are not taken into account to the total credits for graduation.
  4. The criteria of graduate students to graduate are to take at least 25 credits, containing 24 credits from the core courses. Students are also required to obtain the certificate for foreign languages, such as GEPT intermediate level or equally-leveled exam. Alternatively, the students could take the courses from our school, such as “Advanced English II & III” included in English Competency Tutoring Classes. With certificates from those courses, students can apply for oral defense. In terms of the definition of core courses, this has to be approved by the student’s dissertation supervisor and the dean. (For more information of foreign language proficiency approval, please refer to the regulation of “Criteria of Foreign Language Proficiency  for Graduation and Remedial Measures”

E. Part-time students could take up to 6 credits per semester (excluding seminars.)

  1. Full-time students could take up to 15 credits t per semester.

 

IV. Regulation of Credit Waiver

A. Students should apply for waiving credits before the course selection is closed according to the Regulation of Waiving Credits for Graduate Students.

B. Up to 10 credits are allowed to be waived.

C. Obligatory courses are not allowed to be waived.

D. Courses that can be waived should carry similar names with the elective courses from both specialized fields and general fields.

 

V. Oral Defense Exam

A. Application Requirement

                        1. Second year and/or above graduate students.

2. The student has published at least one paper at symposium or journal internationally or domestically, which are acknowledged for its investigation procedure. The paper is related to his/her research scope and recognized by the supervisor and the dean.

3. The student has to follow the third principle of this degree requirement - Regulations of Obligatory and Elective Courses

B. Period of Application

  1. Before the end of November (first semester) or the end of May (second semester.)
  2. Part-time students or those who also take the educational courses could only apply for oral defense by the end of the second semester at the third year, unless the students have published at least one research article in the journals or at symposiums internationally and are entitled as the first author.

C. Application Process

  1. Hand in the application form of oral defense.
  2. Recommendation letter from the dissertation supervisor.
  3. A copy of transcript of all seminars.
  4. A copy of submitted paper or a letter of paper acceptance.
  5. A copy of bound dissertation.

 

D.  Period of processing: By the end of January (first semester) or the end of June (second semester).

  1. The composition of oral defense committee will follow the regulations of the “Bylaws of Degree Authorization” from the Ministry of Education and the 6th principle of the “Regulations of Graduate Exams for Graduate and Doctoral Students at National Taiwan Normal University.”

 

VI. Regulations of applying for Educational Credits

  1. Graduate student are not allowed to take educational credits in the first academic year.
  2. Graduate students should follow the relevant regulations for electing educational credits.

 

VII. If there is any ambiguity or incompleteness in the regulations, please refer to related regulations of “Bylaws of Degree Authorization” set by the Ministry of Education and the “Regulations of Graduate Exams for Graduate and Doctoral Students at National Taiwan Normal University.”

 

VIII. The regulations will take effect after being approved by the Department Affairs Meeting. The same procedure should be followed when revising the regulations.

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