Department Introduction

Aims and Objectives

Teaching Features

  • (1) Integrated Teaching system:
    The department offers a distinct integrated teaching system consisting of fully structured information platforms that weave in subfield curricula. The curriculum design is based on student career development; additionally, it provides in-class and online teaching mechanisms. Each teacher is well-equipped with enthusiasm and highly dedicated to teaching.
  • (2) Equal emphasis on theory and practicality:
    The department’s program puts the main emphasis on a combination of learning theory and practicality. Students have ample opportunities to apply what they have studied into real-world practice through special projects, cooperative work, corporate internship and other programs. The department gives back to society in the forms of information system development for communities, project reports, journal publication and seminar hosting.
  • (3) Implement domestic perspectives:
    Based on the objectives of University Social Responsibility, the department’s courses and seminars are designed to continuously cultivate students’ domestic perspectives. Students have the opportunity to serve society through information technology and contribute their talents.
  • (4) Flexible self-directed learning mechanisms:
    In order to enhance classroom learning or to explore subject related content outside the classroom, the department operates and promotes a Special Interest Group (SIG), which aims to encourage both teachers and students to utilize their areas of expertise in developing an extra-curricular mutual learning group.
  • (5) Industry-based subfield curricula and academic programs:
    Taking into account modern trends and industry development, two major subfield curricula (Information Management and Decision Science, as well as Information Technology and System Development) are currently planned for the department. In addition, the department also collaborates with other departments to open cross-field learning programs. The program courses are taught based on the expertise of the teachers, and a laboratory is provided to facilitate any hands-on practice. The program also works with other departments to strengthen students’ theoretical concepts and practical operations.

Research Features

  • (1) Fully integrated research fields and integrated capabilities:
    The department has a team of highly qualified teachers who specialize in Information Management and its related fields. Students can explore and develop talents in accordance with their interests. In addition, full cooperation between departments in the College of Management provide students consultation while they conduct broad areas of research.
  • (2) Extended links beyond campus:
    The department has maintained close contact and cooperation with various government departments, industries and well-known international universities. It continues to maintain its history of outstanding performance in academic and practical research.
  • (3) Passionate teachers are also enthusiastic researchers:
    Teachers in the department fully balance their rich teaching experience with their academic research experience. They are highly skilled in industry-university cooperation as they effectively and passionately guide students to develop their potential.

Student Counseling Features

  • (1) Family-like groups and mentors:
    Students from different years are divided and formed into family-like groups. Students inside the same group exchange and pass on their learning and experience; they can also exchange this learning experience with students of the same year who are in different groups. A mentor for each group shares information from his or her group through various interactions with each individual student. This enables mentors to provide in-depth counseling and mutual interaction.
  • (2) Teaching assistants:
    To answer the need for hands-on experience required in many courses, the department attaches particular importance to the training of teaching assistants to enhance instruction. The teaching assistants use the online digital platform, Moodle, to announce course-related messages, correct homework and inform students of course-related activities. In addition, teaching assistants use multiple media channels such as email, LINE and Facebook to conduct academic tutoring and to stay in contact with students. This teaching assistant network enhances the quality of education for the students.
  • (3) Supplemental teachers:
    For students who need to improve their academic performance (for example, repeat students or overseas Chinese students with language barriers), the department employs students with good academic grades in the required subject to provide after-class tutoring. This benefits both the tutors and tutees.

Program Features

Master’s Degree Program
  • (1) Cultivate in-depth professional knowledge in Information Management:
    The department combines researching the theoretical framework and practicing hands-on experience in the areas of information systems, big data and artificial intelligence. Instruction in the establishment, operation, security and management in the Internet of Things is also included. The department further offers approaches to explore how to use information technology to enhance the competitiveness of enterprises by utilizing research on management, decision support, big data application and measurement methodologies to provide management strategies. Moreover, the department formulates development plans by exploring innovative application and business models driven by information and communication technology.
  • (2) Attach importance to the combination of theory and hands-on operation:
    The department invites experts from outside the school to give speeches and hold discussions of course-related content every Thursday; this guides students to perceive and understand diverse topics and trends of the industry, such as understanding MIS from different levels of practice and academics. Visiting corporations and industry-university cooperation are integrated into different courses to enhance classroom learning.
  • (3) Research and living environment:
    Postgraduate students are provided with the following: desktop and/or laptop computers, research room space, electronic databases, research-related software and hardware, etc. The department provides 30 teaching assistant positions, and all postgraduates are qualified to apply for these positions. In addition, the university offers outstanding postgraduate students the opportunity to participate in short-term study abroad programs and in international conferences.
Undergraduate Program
  • (1) Integrate theory and hands-on experience:
    The department divides the curriculum to two subfield curricula: Information Technology and System Development, as well as Information Management and Decision Science. Students are able to develop suitable talents in accordance with their interests, and they are further able to proceed with cross-field learning through programs offered by other departments. The department enhances students’ ability in integration and application of Information Management and technology. This ability enhances their employment competitiveness.
  • (2) Well-organized tutoring system:
    For students who need extra help academically, after-class individual tutoring is provided.
  • (3) Ample teaching resources:
    The department provides laptops for students to borrow. In addition, various types of magazines and books are available for students to check out.
  • (4) Multicultural learning:
    Approximately 15% of students in the department are from abroad, this provides the students with international cultural exchanges.