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The International Cooperation Of Engineering Education In Taiwan

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Collaborations: International Case Studies & Exchanges

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10.1300.1 - 10.1300.10



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Tze-Chi Hsu

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N. Yu

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Tze-Chi Hsu, N. Yu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University Taoyuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.


The objective of the present article is to give a brief overview on the international cooperation of engineering education in Taiwan. The scope and different types of existing international cooperation programs are outlined from various perspectives. The role of government funding agency – National Science Council (NSC), as well as its supporting mechanism to enhance international cooperation is described. Readers who are interested in future collaboration with NSC may get more comprehensive information from the official website of NSC ( and its science liaison officers. Despite the fact that the first author served as the director general for the International Cooperation Department of NSC between 03/1999 to 02/2001, and some of the comments and recommendations are made based on his administrative experience, the opinions and suggestions appearing in this paper are the authors’ own, and should not to be considered as representing those of NSC.


Due to the global competition and the subsequent industry restructuring, engineering practice today has changed dramatically. The rapid changes of technology due to the advancement of internet applications can be daunting to engineering educators. Unable to predict so volatile a future, we nonetheless have to decide about what to teach engineers and how to prepare them for an increasingly international workplace without compromising the hard-won quality of education programs.

The main purpose of engineering education is to provide engineering graduates with knowledge, skills and attitudes, which will enable them to practice their profession with competence and confidence. There are various reports and survey concerning the generic attributes of an engineering graduates1, 2 in the new millennium. Although the research methodologies and conducting agencies are different, the major attributes found are more or less the Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2005, American Society for Engineering Education

Hsu, T., & Yu, N. (2005, June), The International Cooperation Of Engineering Education In Taiwan Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15553

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