Introduction

Our about

Since 2004

Department overview​

The Department of Electrical Engineering was established in 2004, formerly named the Graduate School of Applied Electronics Technology (AET). Belonging to the oldest and best normal university in Taiwan, the department is a main training center for not only future engineers but also teachers in vocational high schools.

To offer a competitive career development for students, our department strives to integrate innovative technologies and practical applications in class. We focus on three main research areas: System-on-a-Chip (SoC), multimedia and communication, and intelligent control and robotics. In addition, we also engage various disciplines of electrical, electronics, information and control engineering.

Currently, the department has 17 full-time faculty members, offering a full range of both undergraduate and graduate (master and PhD) programs. The student body includes 80 graduate students and 190 undergraduate students.    

Chronicles

  • In 2004, the Graduate School of Applied Electronics Technology (AET) was established.
  • In 2007, the Department of Applied Electronics Technology (AET) was setup.
  • In 2008, the department joined partnership with ALTERA to establish the new Electronic Laboratory.
  • In 2014, the department was formally renamed as the Department of Electrical Engineering
  • In 2016, the Educational Robotics Center was built.
  • In 2017, establishment of a PhD program was approved. The program will open for admission in 2018.

Educational Goal

Educational goal​

   

For undergraduates:

  • Cultivation of knowledge and skills in science and engineering to solve problems in electrical engineering.
  • Development of independent thinking as the base for lifelong learning.
  • Encouragement of teamwork and professional ethics for the development of a global perspective and social responsibilities.

For master students:

  • Cultivation of knowledge and skills in science and engineering to solve problems in electrical engineering independently.
  • Development of independent and creative thinking to realize lifelong learning.
  • Encouragement of teamwork and professional ethics for the development of a global perspective and social responsibilities.

For PhD students:

  • Cultivation of knowledge and skills in science and engineering to solve problems in electrical engineering.
  • Development of independent thinking as the base for lifelong learning.
  • Encouragement of teamwork and professional ethics for the development of a global perspective and social responsibilities.
  • Establishment of abilities for innovative research and leadership excellency

 

Core abilities

 

Undergraduates:

  • Application of knowledge and techniques of physics, mathematics and electrical engineering.
  • Ability to design, execute and verify experiments; analyze and interpret experiment results in the field of electrical engineering.
  • Planning, design and execution of engineering system integration.
  • Ability to discover, analyze and process complex problems of integrated engineering.
  • Understanding of current issues and their impacts on the environment, the human society and the globe; cultivation of capacity and habits for continuous learning.
  • Project planning and effective communication for team cooperation.
  • Focus on professional ethics, international perspective and beliefs in social responsibilities.

Master students:

  • Professional knowledge of electrical engineering
  • Planning and execution of research projects
  • Ability to produce professional papers
  • Abilities of creative thinking and independent problem-solving
  • Capability of life-long learning and personal development
  • Skills to coordinate and cooperate with members from different professional background
  • Open-minded international perspective
  • Leadership and skills for planning and management

PhD students:

  • Professional knowledge of electrical engineering
  • Planning and execution of research projects
  • Ability to write professional papers
  • Ability of creative thinking and independent problem-solving
  • Capability of life-long learning and personal development
  • Skills to coordinate and cooperate with members from different professional background
  • Open-minded international perspective and fluency in foreign languages for the professional field
  • Leadership and skills for planning and management

Department Characteristics

The Department of Electrical Engineering aims to integrate expertise of various engineering technologies including electrical, electronics, information, and control. We aspire to raise talent with cross-field knowledge and capability of integration for the upcoming age of automation. To meet demands from the industry and offer support for governmental highlight projects, the department focuses on three core research areas, namely system-on-a-chip (SoC), multimedia and communication, and intelligent control and robotics. 

 

System-on-a-Chip (SoC)

 

Nowadays, the trends of 3C and system integration, embedded software, and Internet combined with research of high added-value prevails among the high-tech industry. In other words, we have entered an era of information technology that champions cost reduction, high functionality and large capacity. The terminal device is no longer limited to a PC, since portability has become a standard of product design.  On account of this fact, one can foresee a high demand for the system-on-a-chip technology for robots, IoT and Industry 4.0 as a whole. The Taiwanese IC industry has already started development of related products, such as CPUs, Internet and PC chips, or embedded chips. To meet the demand of the industry and in response to government policies, our department has incorporated the application of system-on-a-chips into our teaching and research with the following topics:

  1. Digital IC Design
  2. Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design
  3. Wireline Communication IC Design
  4. Multimedia System IC Design
  5. Wireless Communication IC Design
  6. Microwave and Millimeter IC Design
  7. Biomedical IC Design
  8. IC Reliability
  9. Deep Learning IC Design
  10. Low-Power System-on-Chip Design

 

Multimedia and Communication

 

With the privatization of the telecommunication market, the domestic communication industry is blooming with new business chances; in recent years, the industry has incorporated information technology to usher in a new age of the Internet: The ubiquity of the Internet is reflected not only in the manufacturing industry but also in the digital content industry, which includes software, video games, media, publishing, music, animation, and internet serving. Taiwan, with the advantages of language and geographical features, is well known for its diverse and excellent culture as well as abundant lifestyles and a creative environment. In addition, Mandarin has potential to become the first language of the Internet world, If these strengths can be integrated into the electronic information industry, Taiwan will be able to play a dominant role in the global digital content industry.

In the meantime, the wireless network spreads and mobile equipments become more and more popular. The convenience of wireless Internet turns out to be significant in people’s daily lives. The demands for wireless Internet services, such as Internet phones, video streaming, real-time multimedia, video conferences, etc., are increasing day by day. With the explosive growth of mobile equipments, technologies for the Internet of Things become more and more important. To investigate these important technologies, applications of Multimedia Signal Processing and development of communication systems are introduced in the Department of Electrical Engineering as follows:

  1. Digital communications
  2. Digital video processing
  3. Signal compression
  4. Multimedia network applications
  5. Computer network applications
  6. Digital signal processing
  7. Sensor network applications
  8. Database integration & management
  9. Internet-of-thing applications
  10. Next-generation mobile communications

 

Intelligent Control and Robotics

 

Due to the rapid increase in labor costs, in recent years manufacturers of various countries are moving toward intelligent automation. Industry 4.0 and intelligent robotics become the fields where private companies as well as governments invest their powers. International media have reported the trend of enterprises to employ a large number of industrial robots and predicted a new industrial revolution. In this regard, the development of intelligent robotics becomes a crucial research topic and direction for both the industry and the academics. For this reason, our department focuses on sensing systems, information control, and mechatronics technologies for developing intelligent robotics in view of industry demands and international trends. Moreover, our department also cooperates with the other colleges of the University to perform cross-disciplinary research on robotics. Correspondingly, the main topics of the Intelligent Control and Robotics group in our department include:

  1. Robotic control
  2. Simultaneous localization and mapping for robots
  3. Nonlinear and optimal control
  4. Development of embedded control systems
  5. Drive and control of electrical machinery 
  6. Precision motion control
  7. Fuzzy and neural networks
  8. Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  9. Evolutionary algorithms
  10. Intelligent control

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Office162, He-ping East Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan.
TEL: 886-2-7749-3568
FAX: 886-2-2351-5092
EMAIL:ee@ntnu.edu.tw
 
Public Transport Directions

By MRT: Get off at Guting Station of the Orange Line (Exit 5). Walk along He-Ping East Road for 8 minutes to reach the NTNU Library Campus.

 

By Bus: Take Bus 3, 15, 18, 74, 235, 254, 278, 907 or He-Ping Main Line and get off at either “National Taiwan Normal U.” or “National Taiwan Normal U. General Building.”

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