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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Graduation & Employment
Academic Area
The development of materials is an important indicator of human civilization. Therefore, it is necessary to continually cultivate outstanding talents in the discipline of materials through education, in order to lead human beings to solve the facing problems and challenges. Besides devoting oneself to the industrial or research and development circle after graduating, students can also choose to continue their studies domestically or abroad. After accomplishing their studies, they can contribute knowledge in the academic circle and help cultivate the next generation.
Foreign Universities
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNorthwestern UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignStanford University, University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, University of CaliforniaBerkeleyCornell UniversityCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPennsylvania State UniversityGeorgia Institute of TechnologyPurdue University
Domestic Universities
National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University, National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-sen University, National Chung Hsing Univerisity, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
Industrial Circle
The application of materials is very extensive. The so-called "Materials is the mother of industry" denotes the idea that whether in high-tech or traditional industries, materials all serves as the basis. Therefore, the development after graduating from the department of materials can be various and abundant, from the traditional industries such as steel, plastics, textile, paper and mechanics, to the electronical industries such as photoelectrics, panel, semi-conductor, information and communication technologies, even to industries like aerospace, sports equipment, new energy, medicine, chemical examinations...etc. These areas are all in need of talents with a materials-related background.
Popular Occupations
Material Process R&D Personnel, Electronic Materials Engineer, Metallic Materials Researcher, Precision Materials R&D Personnel, Polymeric Materials Processing and Application Researcher, Ceramic Materials Researcher, Materials Sales Engineer, Chemical Materials Synthesis Specialist, Electronic Materials Engineer, Materials Procurement Engineer, Raw Materials Engineer, Metallurgy Engineer
Domestic Representative Enterprises
1. Communications: Advanced Ceramic X, Prodisc Technology, GIGABYTE Technology, Chi Cheng, Garmin, HannStar Display
2. Solar Energy and Panel: Giga Solar Materials, AU Optronics, Chimei, Quanta Display
3. Electronic Devices: Lextar, Delta Electronics, Winbond Electronics, Macronix, LITE-ON Technology, United Microelectronics, ProMOS Technology, Nanya Technology, Compal Electronics, ACON
4. Semi-conductor: TSMC, Powerchip, VIS-Specialty IC Foundry of Choice, Applied Materials Taiwan, Xintec, HannStar Board
5. Manufacture: Hon Hei Precision, Formosa Petrochemical, USI Group, Singtex, Lilontex, Roc-spicer
6. Chemistry and Examination: MA-Tek, SGS, Everlight Chemical
7. Others: China Steel, China Ship Building, LIULIGONGFANG
Research and Development Circle
From the ancient time, the key factor that contributes to the rapid growth of human civilization is the innovation and development of materials. To solve the challenges and different problems human being faces, it depends highly on the efforts and contributions made by the research and development personnel of materials.
R&D Department of technology corporations, Research testing center, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Institute of Mechanics, Electronics, Information and Communications, Optoelectronics, Materials, Green Energy and Environment, Aerospace Center), Plastics Center, National Space Organization, NARLabs-Instrument Technology Research Center, Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Academia Sinica, National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology