Taiwan precision electronic components industry is in the world leading place. The production revenue was around 1.5 trillion NT Dollars in 2022. Declining birthrate in recent years has seriously affected the continuous expansion of the national key semiconductor industries. In response to the policies of the Executive Yuan and the Ministry of Education, NSYSU proposed an innovative industry talent work force training innovative mechanism which was reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Education to establish the College of Semiconductor and Advanced Technology Research and within it formed the Institute of Precision Electronic Components. The curriculum of the institute is divided into two groups, including Passive Components, and Electronic Components and Equipment. The institute plans to cultivate 40 students in master degree every year, and will recruit oversea and PhD students in the future, according to the needs of the industry, in order to further strengthen the leading position and maintaining sustainable competitiveness of Taiwan precision electronic component industry.
To consolidate precision electronic component manufactures industry and academic cooperation, students have 3-year study program for the degree. First year, attend lessons at university. Second and third year, combined practical research and internship at world leading corporates and enterprises. The faculty is teamed up university professors with industrial experienced masters, curriculum and the technical research topics is designed to meet the industries development need. The cooperate enterprises provide practical training, includes location, advanced equipment and instruments, and also the mentoring team to students. Students will be able to combine academic learning and practical application (1-year school lessons plus 2-year practice and research internship). Students may also apply corporate scholarship amounts to more than 1 million NT Dollars, which greatly reduce the financial burden of students, and get an employment in the corporation upon graduation. NSYSU is actively fulfilling its social responsibilities by cultivating talents needed for the development of the precision electronic component industry in Kaohsiung and at national level. The university expects to have more young people to settle in Kaohsiung and become members in Taiwan precision electronic components industry national team.
The institute especially focuses on students’ professional skills. Students are expected to be trained and equipped with professional skills, which can fully meet the development needs of the national key industries, be employed upon graduation to fill up the existing shortage of scientific and technological talents in Taiwan’s precision electronic component industry. Through the above-mentioned industry-university talent cultivation innovative mechanism, our college are expected to strengthen the breadth and depth of university-industrial collaboration, furthermore, improve the technological research effectiveness and efficiency, and create a win-win situation for the country, industry, university and students. Special thanks to the Ministry of Education for approving the subsidizing nearly 50% of the funds from the National Development Council, and five benchmark partner enterprises (YAGEO Corporation, Laser Tek Taiwan Ltd., WinWay Technology, Thinking Electronic Industrial and TAIFLEX Scientific) for jointly contributing more than 50% of the funds.