National ChiaoTung University

Department of Communication And Technology

Implementation Guidelines for Cross-Disciplinary Program

105.03.23

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-

      disciplinary program.

      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

         Technology.

  C.For students of other departments who would like to study for cross-

     disciplinary program and choose our department as their cross-

     disciplinary specialty.

      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

         department.

      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.