The undergraduate division of the Department was established in 1993, and a Master's program was added in 1999, laying the groundwork for training IT professionals and conducting relevant academic research. The Department has focused on IT theories and technologies while also emphasizing interdisciplinary IT applications. It began offering an in-service Master's program in 2004 and a Doctoral program in 2006. The Department currently has 17 full-time teachers and two part-time teachers, as well as 187 students studying for Bachelor's degrees, 113 students for Master's degree, and 18 students for Doctoral degrees.
Our teachers specialize in artificial intelligence, multimedia data, human-Compupter interface, computer animation, network communications, information security, etc. They strive to develop practical applications for information technologies such as digital content, digital knowledge, digital archives, and network communications.
Graduates of the Department's Bachelor's and Master's programs possess solid foundations in the basics of IT and in have specialized training. They are well received by colleagues when employed and by fellow students when pursuing further education.
Specializing in the humanities, the Department of Computer Science plays a role that links IT and social sciences and adds value to both fields. The Department approaches interdisciplinary education and research from a unique angle.
In response to NCCU's promotion of interactions between IT and social sciences, the Department trains individuals in interdisciplinary studies by offering a specially designed curriculum and encouraging students to develop second specialties. For example, the Department of Computer Science collaborates with the Department of Journalism to offer an internet media curriculum that provides a learning and practical training environment for the integration of IT and the mass media.
The Department's Master's program also accepts students regardless of whether their first degree is in an IT-related field. It conducts IT theoretical and technological research, and develops interdisciplinary IT applications. The Department has accumulated considerable experience and capacities, and concrete results have been produced in areas such as media communications, law, public administration, and economics.
The Department will continue to train well-rounded IT individuals, strengthen Taiwan's IT capabilities, and provide Taiwan's next-stage intellectual service sector with first-rate individuals equipped with interdisciplinary IT abilities.