Through technology and economy mitigation in recent years, the information and electronics industries in Taiwan plays an important role in world's economy.
Among these fast rising industries, the most prominent growth in product market value relies heavily on semiconductor technologies and nano-scale electronic device advancements.
Hence, semiconductor industry has become the star industry, which provides critical contribution to Taiwan's gross national product .
As a result, the dean of the engineering college, Prof. Chen, initiated the "Semiconductor Industry and Manufacturing Program" in NTHU since 1994 academic year.
This program contains interdiscipline courses offered by various departments to provide integrated perspectives of the fast changing industry to the students attending this program.