- 大三起進入「主系選修」修課。規劃四大領域： 工學院：奈米材料領域 理學院：奈米光電領域 電機學院：奈米電子領域 生物科技學院：奈米生科領域畢業前，四個領域要修滿其中二個領域，共18學分。本班學生已於大一大二接觸四大學院核心菁 華課程，此時應可很明確瞭解自己有興趣的領域方向（主專長）。
Why is the department not called the Nanoscience and Engineering Department but instead the rather long name “Undergraduate Honors Program of Nanoscience and Engineering”?
The nano bachelor program is the only joint undergraduate program of the College of Engineering, the College of Science, the College of Electrical Engineering and the College of Biological Science and Technology. The Ministry of Education gave the title of "degree program" specifically for the interdisciplinary learning. Furthermore, the term "department" usually refers to studies under a single field; thus, the program is called a "degree program."
If I enroll in the nano bachelor program that involves 4 schools, can I choose not to study the course of a specific school?
No. In the 1st and 2nd years, students must take the core courses of the 4 schools; these courses are “required by the major”. Thus, if students do not pass any of these courses, they need to retake the course.
Because the nano bachelor program is the first in the nation, what graduate masters’ program can I apply to in the future?
In the 1st and 2nd years, students mainly take core courses, on which almost all of the graduate screening tests are based, as well as the “elective courses of the major”. Thus, you will have more graduate schools to select from. The first graduates from the program were admitted by departments or graduate schools including the Materials Institute, Photonics Institute, Electronics Institute, Electrical Engineering Institute, Electrophysics Institute, Power Mechanical Engineering Institute, Institute of Display, Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering Institute, Biomedical Engineering Institute, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences Institute, and Institute of Molecular Medicine.
How can my main expertise be attained while taking interdisciplinary courses from 4 colleges? Will I lose focus and become a “master of none”?
- Students start to take “elective courses of the major” in the 3rd year. The courses are in the following 4 major areas: College of Engineering: nanomaterials College of Science: nanophotonics College of Electrical and Computer Engineering: nanoelectronics College of Biological Science and Technology: nano-biological science and technology Before graduating, the student must complete 2 out of the 4 majors, for a total of 18 credits. Students in the program are exposed to the core courses of the 4 colleges in the 1st and 2nd years. By then, they should have decided which direction/field they are interested in (main expertise).
- It should be sufficient if the student can use the 11 credits for “other non-general education elective courses of the major” and focus on the core technical courses of the area of interest. Therefore, compared with other students, you will have additional knowledge from other colleges and will be prepared for your future job very rapidly, whether or not it is in the area of your main expertise.
It is stated in the department/school guidelines that “students with excellent academic performance will receive support to study abroad for one semester or one school year as an exchange student”. What is the definition of “excellent academic performance”?
- 1. According to the "Regulations of the scholarship for outstanding undergraduate students for short-term study abroad, National Chiao Tung University", outstanding students who can study abroad for a short term must meet the following requirements for application: an average grade of 80%, a TOEFL score of IBT79, and passing grades in three elective courses taught in English.
- There is no quota restriction. All students who meet the above requirements can apply.
What kind of future career development is available for students in the program?
It depends on the area you study: students who major in “nanomaterials” face the same job market as students from the Department of Materials Science; students who major in “nanoelectronics” face the same job market as students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; students who major in “nanophotonics” face the same job market as students from the Department of Photonics and the Department of Electrophysics; students who major in “nano-biological science and technology” face the same job market as students from the Department of Biological Science and Technology. Students who study in multiple areas and receive the generalist education create a future with endless possibilities for themselves.
Is there a dedicated space for students? Will students have a feeling of belonging nowhere?
- Currently, the program includes only an undergraduate division; thus, all of the resources are used for the program’s students.
- The program is equivalent to a department and has a dedicated administrative organization (with an assigned director and assistant). The school has set aside a dedicated space of approximately 170 m2 for the program, which includes administrative offices, a student library, and two teaching laboratories.
- Due to the small number of students in the program and the dedicated 24 h student space, the students are emotionally connected, with family-like warmth and strong cohesion.