National ChiaoTung University
Department of Communication And Technology
Implementation Guidelines for Cross-Disciplinary Program
1.These Implementation Guidelines are prescribed by National Chiao Tung University Department of Communication And Technology (hereinafter referred to as Our Department) based on NCTU Cross-Disciplinary Program Implementation Regulationsto provide the opportunity for students to proceed cross-disciplinary learning without increasing graduate credits (or only a few extra credits) in order to encourage students to conduct cross-disciplinary study, build the depth of cross-disciplinary study, and assist students to expand second specialty.
2.The cross-disciplinary program here means the cross-disciplinary module curriculum proposed by the departments, institutes or colleges in National Chiao Tung University. Module curriculum should include the core knowledge curriculum of the field and the total credits will be based on 30 credits (the minimum 28 credits and no more than 32 credits). The cross-disciplinary program that students take will include the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum of the department they belong to as well as the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum from the second specialty department or college. The module curriculum of the second specialty could be remarked as “Cross-Disciplinary Specialty” on the diploma.
3.Implementation objects of these Guidelines
A.For the undergraduate student of our university who enrolled in 2015 and
2016 academic years.
B.For the student of our department who would like to take cross-
a.The application could be submitted to our department during the
second semester of the first year or the second semester of the
second year. The department or college of the second specialty that
the student would like to apply for must be remarked on the
application form, and the application deadline would be announced one
month in advance by the Curricular Committee at our department. The
information of evaluation documents needed to be prepared as well as
the quota opened to the students of our department to study for this
program in the given year will be released on the announcement. The
application should be sent to the department or college of the second
specialty for evaluation after it is approved by the Curricular
Committee at our department. Students could only take the cross-
disciplinary program after evaluation by both sides.
b.The courses of cross-disciplinary program studied by students in our
department should be listed on “The Required Course List for the
students at our department study cross-disciplinary program in
Department of Communication And Technology.” The courses include
required courses of the university (including 28 credits of general
education subjects), core curriculum at our department, cross-
disciplinary module curriculum at our department, and the cross-
disciplinary module curriculum of the second specialty department or
college (hereinafter referred to as cross-disciplinary module
curriculum at other department) with at least 128 graduate credits.
The cross-disciplinary module curriculum at other department would
be recognized as cross-disciplinary specialty, and it will be remarked
after the title of our department on the diploma.
c.For students at our department who study for cross-disciplinary
program but are not able to complete the program, they shall give up
the cross-disciplinary program and transfer to study for the bachelor
degree program at the original department of Communication And
C.For students of other departments who would like to study for cross-
disciplinary program and choose our department as their cross-
a.They could submit the application to the department that they belong
to during the second semester of the first year or the second semester
of the second year, they could only take the cross-disciplinary
program after approved by both their original department and our
b.The courses for the students of other departments who would like to
study for cross-disciplinary program and choose our department as
their cross-disciplinary specialty include required courses of the
university (including 28 credits of general education subjects), core
curriculum at their original department, cross-disciplinary module
curriculum at their original department, and the module curriculum
listed on “The Required Course List for the students study cross-
disciplinary module curriculum in department of Communication And
Technology” with at least 128 graduate credits. The Communication
will be remarked as their cross-disciplinary specialty after the title of
their original department on the diploma.
4.Our department assigned one full-time teacher to be the mentor of the cross-disciplinary program and formed mentor group with teachers of cross-disciplinary program at other department or college to give guidance to cross-disciplinary program students.
5.In order to encourage different departments or colleges working together for the proposal of cross-disciplinary curriculum, the number of teaching hours for the innovating integrated curriculum offered by more than two teachers could be calculated by the actual time of teaching according to Subparagraph 6, Article 9 of National Chiao Tung University Teaching Hours Accounting Principle; however, it will be in accordance with the official approval of the curriculum before the course starts.
6.If there is any unaccomplished matter of these guidelines, it shall be handled in accordance with the school constitution of our university as well as other relevant regulations.
7.These guidelineswere approved by Curricular Committee at university level and then submitted to the Council of Academic Affairs for approval-for-reference before putting it into practice; the same shall be done upon any amendment thereto.