Materials and Optoelectronic Science




In 1981, the Institute of Materials Science was founded at National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung. Following the demands of professional personnel domestically and internationally, the Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering was established in 2003. It was the first department comprising both materials and optoelectronic fields in Taiwan. In 2008, the original Institute of Materials Science and the Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering were merged and Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science was created. Currently, there are four staff along with four technicians sponsored by the Precision Instrument Center, Ministry of Science and Technology, are dedicated exclusively to the operation and maintenance of MOES.


The fundamental courses are designed to help the undergraduate students understand both materials science and optoelectronics physics. Moreover, the undergraduate students have the opportunities to choose a variety of professional courses to build their own skills and knowledge. The juniors and seniors can join the laboratories organized by different professors to acquire the abilities and expertise needed in professional life. Additionally, NSYSU provides a five-year combined Bachelor-Master program for outstanding students.


MOES is set up uniquely in that all laboratories and research facilities are managed by and open to all the professors and graduate students. The department features a complete range of research facilities, a majority of which are precision instruments. Therefore the department offers graduate students instrument time sufficient to perform in-depth experiments and analysis on campus.


In the past 37 years, all the faculty members, staff and students devoted themselves to building a supportive research environment. However, to follow the global technological progress, it has become a necessity to work closely with industry. In the future, MOES will continue advancing fundamental research and reach out to build research-industry cooperation.


Research Directions


► Optoelectronic semiconductors and devices          

► Optoelectronic and functional polymers

► Functional and structural ceramics                           

► Light metals

► Crystal growth                                                              

► Electronic materials

► Nanomaterials and their applications                      

► Optoelectronic data processing

► Materials characterizations                                        

► Energy materials

► Iron and steels



Computer Science and Engineering




Progress in the information industry requires cutting-edge technologies and professional personnel. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs; The graduate’s program consists of an information engineering program and information security program, which provide all-around coverage of relevant subjects. Through these programs, the department dedicates itself to advancing the standard of information technology in Taiwan and educating experts who could pioneer the country’s development. The sound planning of the university and the joint efforts of the faculty and students lay a firm foundation for the department’s academic output; Overall, the department contributes greatly to the advancement of information technology in Taiwan, making it one of Taiwan’s major research, education, and industry–academia collaboration hubs.  


Research Directions


► Computer Application:

Intelligent system, multimedia system, database , information security, algorithm, computer vision, image processing, bio-informatics.

Computer Network and Wireless Communication:

High speed network, wireless mobile network, java computation, communication protocol, information appliances.

Computer System:

Parallel and distributed system, embedded system, digital signal processing, system on chip, and computer aided design.

Artificial Intelligence:

Speech recognition, natural language processing, robotics, data mining

Information Security:

Applied cryptography, privacy-enhancing technology, wireless and mobile communications security, internet-of-things (IoT) security, biometrics security, cloud/edge/fog computing security, secure intelligent computing, blockchain security, secure and controllable AI.



Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical Engineering




The National Sun Yat-sen University is located in Kaohsiung, the industrial center of Taiwan. Since mechanical engineering is so-called “mother of industry”, in order to meet the demand of engineers for industrial development, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1982, at the initial stage of the university. The Master program and the Ph.D. program were then established in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Since then, the department plays a significant role in southern Taiwan on professionals cultivation, promotion of research and development, and industry upgrading. In response to the rapid progress on science and technology, a new title for the department, Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, was also approved in 2001. The department actively moulds cutting-edge engineers by educating students with the state-of-the-art technologies, especially on “production automation", “energy saving, development and management" and “micro-electro-mechanical systems" to fulfill the need of future development of industries. For the purpose of reaching international standards of educational quality, the Department had been certified through accreditation of IEET, a Full Signatory of the Washington Accord, in 2007 and 2014. Furthermore, we also received the Outstanding Mechanical Organization Award from Kaohsiung Branch of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2008 and 2013.


Research Directions


► Micro heat transfer and mechanics analysis                   

► Fabrication of micro fluidic devices

► Energy saving and energy engineering                           

► Analysis of microscopic mechanics

► Semiconductor packaging technology                           

► Integrated opto-electro-mechanical practices

► Micro-nano inspection technology                                   

► Ultra-precision machining technology

► Green energy                                                                     

► Biomedical electro-mechanical systems

► Smart robots                                                                       

► Intelligent vehicle systems

► Integration and applications of micro-nano technology



Electrical Engineering




The Department of Electrical Engineering was founded in 1980 when the university was re-established in Taiwan, and the master’s program was established in 1984. The undergraduate program was expanded to two classes in 1987 to meet the increase in application, and the doctoral program was established in the same year. Based on expertise in conventional electrical engineering, the department strives to develop innovative information, communication, and electronic technologies to train specialists well-versed in theoretical and practical aspects of electrical engineering, enabling students to be skilled and knowledgeable in the application and development of electronics, network and system design, and radio communication. The department has distinguished faculty, including numerous members and chair professors of notable academic societies (e.g., the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [IEEE]). The substantial research and development potential of the faculty has been exemplified by the granting of the Ministry of Science and Technology Outstanding Research Award to three of its members in the preceding 3 years. The department also strives to promote a global vision for local industries through the notable method of acquiring Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan certifications. Numerous scholarships and grants are available for students, including scholarships for excellent performance, the scholarship  for financially challenged students, and the scholarship for the project contest, offered by the alumni association. In addition, some scholarships are reserved for graduate students.


Research Directions


The Department of Electrical Engineering has developed complete courses and training programs, covering seven main areas in electrical engineering:


► Semiconductor electronics                

► Power engineering

► Control systems                                     

► Communication systems

► Computer engineering                          

► System-on-chip.

► EM waves


The EE Department of NSYSU is also renowned for its outstanding research achievements, such as the world-leading massive MIMO antenna system research, electric vehicles, smart grid, green energy, cloud computing, the intelligent robot project, internet of Thing (IOT) and biomedical chips.