Colleges & Departments

College of Planning and Design

FEATURE OF EDUCATION

The college combines seven departments, one program and three graduate schools to develop different features. The students can take the course as their wishes so as to demonstrate the achievements of the combination. With the concepts of sustainable development to elevate the students’ abilities of environmental planning design, esthetics, exploitation management and so on.

DIRECTION OF DEVELOPMENT

The college cultivates professional persons with relative programs to extend their learning field and establish the solid foundation of technology as well. The college combines the resources such as educational equipments, spaces and experimental instruments not only to provide the perfect learning and research environment but also to help each department for developing their own features. The professional teams such as education, research and services were organized in college for developing the cooperation with industry. The research centers were also established for providing further services to industry as well.

GOAL OF EDUCATION

The college not only provides perfect facilities and professional knowledge but also cultivate the professional ability of design planning and practical executive skill. Enhance students’ cultural accomplishment and teamwork spirit so as to confront the competition of vocation .

DEPARTMENTS AND CENTERS

GRADUATE SCHOOL
1. Granduate Institute of Architecture
2. Granduate Institute of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design
3. Granduate Institute of Interior Design
4. Granduate Institute of Visual Communication and Design

DEPARTMENTS (4-year, 2-year)
1. Department of Architecture
2. Department of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design
3. Department of Interior Design
4. Department of Visual Communication Design
5. Department of Digital Multimedia Design
6. Department of Cinematic Design
7. Department of Interactive Entertainment Design

Program of Undergraduate degree after Bachelor
1. Digital Music and Sound Design Program of Undergraduate degree after Bachelor

CENTERS
1.Research Center of Sustainable Environment
2.Research Office of Sustainable Architecture
3.Research Office of Architectural Safety
4.Research Office of Green Construction
5.Research Office of Slop Land Hazard Mitigation

INTRODUCTION OF DEPARTMENTS

1. Department/Graduate Institute of Architecture / 4-year undergraduate course (daytime) / 4-year continuing education course / 2-year continuing education course / graduate level course

The department is a base for cultivating first-class talents in various fields within architectural design. Each year as many as 12% of applying architects are enrolled.

The department is primarily involved in cultivating professional talent in the 'architectural life cycle'. Apart from blueprints, information, aesthetics, drafting, and other technical skills, the courses are divided into two modules: 'architectural planning and design practice' and 'architectural engineering and technology practice'. These cover the professional skills of environmental planning and design, historical preservation and environmental reuse, urban renewal and property management, architectural equipment and environmental control, construction sites and structures, as well as digital construction technology and system applications (BIM). Through these professional-level courses, internships, and industry-academia cooperation, the department can cultivate the skills needed in the workplace and reach the educational goal of high-paying employment upon graduation. Ensuring professionalism and quality of life share an important position in both the humanities and environmental care. Having very close partnerships with the Architects Association as well as major construction groups and architecture-related companies, every year there are numerous internship opportunities, scholarships, and other assistance provided in the construction and co-teaching of professional-level courses. In recent years, department alumni have proved the department's positive evaluations and high status in the industry, with alumni now accounting for over 12% of the nationwide total number of architects registered each year.
The master's program is oriented towards developing talent through research and application of six professional skill areas, including environmental planning and design, historical preservation and environmental reuse, urban renewal and property management, architectural equipment and environmental control, construction sites and structures, and digital construction technology and system applications (BIM), all under the umbrella of environmental sustainability. In emphasising the combination of theory and practice, the program is integrated with other related departments in the College of Planning and Design, allowing students to prepare the logical, analytic, and applied skills that will increase their employability in a competitive job market.

Department Website: https://sites.google.com/gm.cute.edu.tw/departmentofarchitecture/home

2. Department/Graduate Institute of Civil Engineering and Mitigation Design / -year undergraduate course (daytime) / 4-year undergraduate course (nighttime) / graduate level course

The future of civil engineering — 'the smart and safe city' hazard mitigation IoT. Established industry cooperation gives students the chance to participate in professional internships and increases the employment prospects in a competitive market while training students in spatial mapping and graphic design skills.

The department aims to develop professional talent that is skilled and researched in the techniques of civil hazard mitigation, with a daytime program, a continuing education program, and a master's program. In 2013, a completely new program was launched for 'Civil Engineering, Hazard Mitigation, and BIM Dual Features'. The department has been certified by IEET and all credits earned are internationally recognized.
The department's faculty have achieved outstanding results through fruitful industry-academia cooperation over the years, receiving over NTD 86 million in funding from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1997 to 2005, and partnering with such schools as Sanming University in Fujian, Xiamen University, and Southwest Jiaotong University in Mainland China as a means of bolstering cross-strait exchange. The post-graduate employment rate is at 91%, and recently the department was awarded the second phase of a Ministry of Education grant.

Department Website: http://ccnt1.cute.edu.tw/civil/english/english.html

3. Department / Graduate Institute of Interior Design / 4-year undergraduate course (daytime) / 4-year continuing education course / 2-year continuing education course / 2-year vocational studies course

Exquisitely maintained facilities in Jinzan — the largest technical university interior design department in northern Taiwan. The technical department with the most international and cross-strait award-winning and certified students.

The aim of the department is to foster professional interior design workers as well as experts in furnishing and decorating and interior design project management. The department is connected with over 20 business partners in related fields which strengthen the courses, internships and career development programs while also helping students find internships and employment.
With the department's strong lineup of faculty who advise students on how to participate in international, cross-strait, and nationwide competitions, students have won a number of significant awards, from Germany's iF Award and the K-Desung Award 2016 International, to the 2017 Young Pin Design Award and the 2017 THD Award. Each year, students and alumni have taken first place in certifications for both 'building interior design' and 'building interior installation and repair management', two core national licenses.

Department Website: http://ccnt1.cute.edu.tw/dinte/en_depart.html

4. Department / Graduate Institute of Visual Communication and Design / 4-year undergraduate course (daytime) / 4-year continuing education course / 2-year continuing education course / 2-year vocational studies course

Exquisitely maintained facilities in Jinzan — the largest technical university interior design department in northern Taiwan. The technical department with the most international and cross-strait award-winning and certified students.

The aim of the department is to foster professional interior design workers as well as experts in furnishing and decorating and interior design project management. The department is connected with over 20 business partners in related fields which strengthen the courses, internships and career development programs while also helping students find internships and employment.

With the department's strong lineup of faculty who advise students on how to participate in international, cross-strait, and nationwide competitions, students have won a number of significant awards, from Germany's iF Award and the K-Desung Award 2016 International, to the 2017 Young Pin Design Award and the 2017 THD Award. Each year, students and alumni have taken first place in certifications for both 'building interior design' and 'building interior installation and repair management', two core national licenses.

Department Website: http://ccnt1.cute.edu.tw/dinte/en_depart.html

5. Department of Digital Multimedia Design / 4-year undergraduate course

The curve in the digital media entertainment industry, working with virtual reality, interactive gaming, 3D animated theatre, and more. Pioneer future fields in digital entertainment and develop your skills with this practice-based learning experience!

As the country's largest multimedia design department, the educational aim is to cultivate professional talents in areas such as game design, digital technology, computer animation, and digital music. In addition to a teaching strategy based on the four quadrants of cross-disciplinary creation, audio-video, digital content, and digital entertainment, there are also mutually recognised elective courses offered by the Department of Visual Communication and Design, the Department of Cinematic Design, the Department of Interactive Entertainment Design. The department's teaching is synchronised with technological advances, integrating virtual reality with visual technology, somatosensory interaction with professional technologies in digital music, and more. The department also invites industry players to work together on collaborative arrangements such as joint teaching of special courses or company internships, which create a high-calibre creative and entrepreneurial environment for students. Most alumni have made investments in digital content and the creative industries, including video game production, animation, multimedia post-production, digital marketing companies, and other creative work. Otherwise, they continue their studies in Taiwan or abroad at research institutes involved with gaming, multimedia art, or other related fields.
The department has received funding from programs of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture. Students have displayed their outstanding work and bright results both in Taiwan and abroad at all kinds of venues, from the Young Designers' Exhibition, to the Vision Get Wild Award, and the KuanDu International Animation Festival. In recent years, the department has been actively forming partnerships with international schools and industry to expand students' international horizons. Currently operating special laboratories offer access to motion capture systems, digital music production equipment, and full theatres, giving students the opportunity to refine their skills in digital creation and make an investment in the digital multimedia design industry.

Department Website (in Chinese): http://dmd.cute.edu.tw/

6. Department of Cinematic Design / 4-year undergraduate course

A 100% enrolment rate, with applicants who scored as high as 610 points rushing to study! The industry's leading instructors have assisted in emphasising the internships and employment in film, television, advertising. The only private university in Northern Taiwan that nurtures creative growth in new media video creation and post-production special effects!

The department focusses on cultivating professional film and television talents who, in line with trends in industry competition, have capabilities in the humanities, arts, and information sciences as well as in film, television, advertising production, and post-3D special effects production. With a pedagogy oriented towards the actual work and teaching students professional skills, mutually recognised elective courses can be selected from the Department of Visual Communication and Design, the Department of Digital Multimedia Design, and the Department of Interactive Entertainment Design. Special features of the course include: (1) cultural creativity combined with nurturing students' sense of localisation and international perspectives on film and television media's power of dissemination; (2) improved integration of video equipment applications and media resources and the introduction of digital video editing; (3) strengthened cooperation between the university and industry in implementing internship programs and meeting industry HR needs; (4) development of students' techniques in the arts and humanities and improvement of the quality of content through an enriched diversification of the works' contexts; (5) cross-disciplinary projects that explore the possibilities of film and television while developing the theory and practice of the work.

Department Website: http://ccnt1.cute.edu.tw/dftv/page3e.html

7. Department of Interactive Entertainment Design / 4-year undergraduate course (daytime)

10 million in Ministry of Education grants! Creator of the country's largest on-campus creative centers with industry-standard labs for VR, MR, light projection, and large-scale interactive VJ projection. Golden Bell media companies stationed on campus allow students to lock in step with the industry while cultivating design industry talent that thinks ahead on the integration of interactivity, art, and entertainment.

This department is the only interactive entertainment design department of a private technical college in northern Taiwan. The department has been awarded 10 million TWD in grants from the Ministry of Education to create specialised labs for VR, MR, AR, light projection, a creative centre, and a large-scale VJ special stage effects projection. Cultivating interactivity with art and entertainment in forward-looking digital design industry talents while targeting the future needs of multimedia exhibitions and the interactive advertising industry, the department also offers students a choice of elective courses in the Department of Visual Communication and Design, the Department of Digital Multimedia Design, and the Department of Cinematic Design. 
At present, there are facilities, such as a 'future digital experience room', a 'digital workshop', an 'innovation exhibition venue', and an 'industry professional project lab' combined with an 'interactive technology media centre'. The department has also signed educational licensing agreements with a number of manufacturers to promote industry-standard animation, visual effects, interactive exhibits, VR, AR, and other practical projects as teaching materials. There are also resident manufacturers and technology artists who support the research and development of teaching materials, and contribute to making this department the best choice for studies, employability, creative practices, and entrepreneurship.

Department Website: https://sites.google.com/gm.cute.edu.tw/cute-ied

8. Digital Music and Sound Design Program of Undergraduate degree after Bachelor / 4-year-plus undergraduate course

Far beyond the prestigious public schools, this is the only post-bachelor's music and sound program in Northern Taiwan, with the best tuition fees, a year of university education, and direct examination at the top Steinberg digital music certification centre in Germany, postgraduate students are rushing to apply for this program with academics as well as Golden Melody and Golden Bell Award-winning instructors, and courses that are connected to film, television, and record companies.

Far beyond the prestigious public schools, this is the only post-bachelor's music and sound program in Northern Taiwan, with the best tuition fees, a year of university education, and direct examination at the top Steinberg digital music certification centre in Germany, postgraduate students are rushing to apply for this program with academics as well as Golden Melody and Golden Bell Award-winning instructors, and courses that are connected to film, television, and record companies. 
This is the only post-bachelor’s music and sound degree program at a technical school in Northern Taiwan, with an average acceptance rate of 67%. The department is the first educational organisation in Taiwan to bring in instructors from the world-renowned Steinberg digital music certification centre. Classes only need to be attended on the weekends or at night on weekdays, and the tuition is half the price of daytime courses, and it only takes one year to receive a university degree and be eligible for direct examination. The curriculum can be integrated with the industries of film and television and record companies, and students can work with Golden Bell Awards and other highly qualified instructors. Students can directly practice with online multimedia and animation related industries, and various cross-disciplinary opportunities are possible with the university's other departments, developing the role of sound in the creative industries.
The facilities include a recording studio equipped with an industry-standard 5.1 surround sound system that can produce high-definition movie sound effects and soundtracks. Professional-level classrooms are completely equipped with digital keyboards, mixers, sound recording interfaces, mobile recording devices, monitor headphones, and other hardware. In recent years, there have also been many student projects that have expanded into educational collaborations, some of which have even been recognised by the Golden Melody and Golden Bell Awards. (Applicants for post-graduate programs can enrol for a 1 to 2 year period for a bachelor's degree upon which will be recorded that it is a postgraduate bachelor's degree program in digital music and sound.)

Department Website: https://sonic0933.wixsite.com/cutemusic

FACULTY AND FACILITIES

DEAN
Pey-Chwen, LIN, PH.D
Department of Digital Multimedia Design, Chair Professor
Education: Ph.D., Creative Arts University of Wollongong
More introduction about Dean: Pey-Chwen, LIN, PH.D
Tel: (02)29313416 ex 2400
E-mail:peychwen144@cute.edu.tw / peychwen144@gmail.com

SECRETARY
Yuang-Chen,Chen
Tel: (02)29313416 ex 2401
E-mail:cpland@cute.edu.tw

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Yi-Lung, LIN, PH.D
Department of Interactive Entertainment Design, Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Ph.D., National Central University
More introduction about Yi-Lung, LIN, PH.D
Tel: (02)29313416 ex 2401
E-mail:lineno@cute.edu.tw / nigel.yilung.lin@gmail.com