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Mechanical Engineering
   About the Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tungnan University, which was founded in 1970 and initially offered only a five-year junior college program, has evolved to provide four-year university education for senior high school graduates. The department has been rated among the "First Class" departments in the nation by Ministry of Education. In addition to the quest for excellence in research, the department also emphasizes teaching excellence with the objectives to help upgrading the mechanical engineering related industries in Taiwan, to develop precision manufacturing technologies, and to cultivate mechanical engineers who are proficient in product design, analysis and manufacturing, and in system integration and management skills. The department co-founded, with the Department of Mechatronic Technology, the Institute of Mechatronics offering a two-year program toward a Master of Science degree. To embrace the emerging nano-science and nano-technologies, the department launched a new undergraduate program in micro- and nano-technologies in the autumn of 2005. The core areas of the department include precision manufacturing technologies, micro- and nano-technologies, and computer aided engineering:

  • Precision manufacturing technologies: to cultivate design and manufacturing engineers who are proficient in ultra-precision and micro machining, precision measurement, precision mold tooling, mold flow analysis, and reverse engineering technology.
  • Micro- and nano-technologies: to nurture advanced process engineers for semiconductor industry who are proficient in micro- and nano-measurement, thin film fabrication, material micro-structure analysis, micro-device vibration analysis, and MEMS technologies.
  • Computer aided engineering: to cultivate design and analysis engineers who are proficient in computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, product development and design, finite element analysis, and heat transfer analysis in microelectronics.
   Prominent Features and Achievements
  • The curriculum is designed, based on the needs from the industry, to integrate the fundamental and application aspects, and to balance between the theoretical and pragmatic sides. Pragmatic student projects demonstrate the effective results of the fully integrated curriculum.
  • The department provides resource and training for students to obtain professional certificates, and offers intensive foreign language program to prepare students for future international competition.
  • In the past three quad-annual assessments conducted by Ministry of Education, the department was rated as the First Class.
  • Between 2002 and 2005, the department has been awarded with 35 millions NTD in special projects funded by the Ministry of Education.
  • Center for Precision Manufacturing and Center for Nano-science and Nano-technology Education has been founded to promote collaboration between the department and industry, and to gain funding from National Science Council, Ministry of Education, and private corporations.
   Career Prospects for Graduates
Upon graduation, the students in this department will be well prepared for pursuing a career in the following fields of the industry:

  • Machine tools industry, automobile industry, and aeronautical and aerospace industry: computer aided design and manufacturing, thermo-fluid engineering, engineering material design and analysis, mechanism design and analysis, ship design and building, industrial automation, machine parts inspection and quality control, traditional and non-traditional machining, and refrigeration and air conditioning engineering.
  • Micro-electronic industry, semi-conductor industry, and opto-electronic industry: mechanism design for production machines, system integration, design and fabrication of semi-conductor production machines, and design and development of materials for electronics.