博士班研究生修業辦法（103 – 106學年度適用）
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at National Chiao-Tung University
Academic Guidelines for PhD Students (Academic Year 2014 – 2017)
Ratified at Departmental Conference, Mar. 11, 1992
Revised at Departmental Conference, Apr. 12, 1995
Revised at Departmental Conference, Sep. 13, 1995
Revised at Departmental Conference, Sep. 17, 1997
Revised at Departmental Conference, Sep. 24, 1997
Revised at Departmental Conference, Feb. 25, 1998
Revised at Departmental Conference, Oct. 14, 1998
Revised at Departmental Conference, June 2, 1999
Revised at Departmental Conference, Sep. 29, 1999
Revised at Departmental Conference, Jan. 12, 2000
Revised at Departmental Conference, Nov. 8, 2000
Revised at Departmental Conference, Sept. 19, 2001
Revised at Departmental Conference, Jan. 15, 2002
Revised at Departmental Conference, Mar. 6, 2002
Revised by Departmental Conference Questionnaire, May 27, 2004
Revised at Departmental Conference, Jan. 12, 2005
Revised at Departmental Conference, Dec. 28, 2005
Revised at Departmental Conference, June 7, 2006
Revised at Departmental Conference, Mar. 7, 2007
Revised at Departmental Conference, May 14, 2008
Revised at Departmental Conference, Dec. 10, 2008
Revised at Departmental Conference, Dec. 31, 2008
Revised at Departmental Conference, May 13, 2009
Revised by Departmental Conference Questionnaire, June 2, 2009
Revised at Departmental Conference, Apr. 7, 2010
Revised at Departmental Conference, Apr. 28, 2010
Revised at Departmental Conference, June 15, 2011
Revised by Departmental Conference Questionnaire, Apr. 26, 2012
Revised at Departmental Conference, May 9, 2012
Revised at Departmental Conference, Sep. 26, 2012
Revised at Departmental Conference, Dec. 25, 2013
This guideline has been proposed in order to provide a general instruction and maintain the academic standards of doctoral students of Industrial Engineering and Management at National Chiao-Tung University.
- 國內各公立或立案之私立大學或獨立學院或經教育部認可之外國大學研究所獲碩士學位或碩士班應屆畢業，或具有同等學力之資格, 經本校博士班研究生入學考試通過者, 得進入本系博士班修讀博士學位。
Applicants who have obtained a master degree or equivalent from a national or private university, individual colleges, or an accredited foreign institution approved by the Ministry of Education and also passed the entrance exam are qualified to enter the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management as doctoral students.
- 本系或本校其他系所之碩士班研究生修業一年以上, 具有明顯之研究潛力, 且修業期間各學期學業成績均在該碩士班前三分之一以內, 或有其他特殊情形(如發表論文)經評定為成績優異者, 得提出申請進入本系修讀博士學位。
Master students from this department or other departments of NCTU who have taken courses more than a year, achieved outstanding academic performance (ranked top 1/3 of the class every semester), and passed a distinguished screening process hold by the recruiting committee are eligible to apply for the PhD program.
- 國內各公立或立案之私立大學或獨立學院或經教育部認可之外國大學研究所獲碩士學位或碩士班應屆畢業，或具有同等學力之資格, 經本校博士班研究生入學考試通過者, 得進入本系博士班修讀博士學位。
PhD students (including fulltime doctoral students and part-time doctoral students, same situations as below) can consult with advising professors for their dissertations after being admitted and the deadline of the same shall be at the end of the first academic year. Failure of the same within such term shall lead to assistance of the Chairman of Department in looking up advising professors for the said student’s dissertation. At least one among advising professors for the PhD dissertation shall be one teacher who acted as a full-time assistant professor of the Department. In the replacement of an advising professor, the former advisor shall be given a notice and the same shall be reported to the Department. Should there be any dispute between teachers and students, the dispute shall be ruled in a Department Meeting.
Maximum number of doctoral students a teacher may instruct number in each term: Two in each term. When the total number of students each teacher guides for the doctoral class reaches five, no more students may be admitted to the said class. However, a teacher who has won incentives for studies with flexible salary hosted by the School over the past 3 years may be granted up to seven students. In a case of two teachers’ guidance of one student, the number of students shall be deemed as 0.5. In the case of guidance of a teacher in this Department and another teacher in peer department of one student, the number of student shall be deemed as 1. The list of students’ advising professors for dissertations shall be submitted to the Administrative Supervisors’ Meeting for further checks.
Doctoral program is divided into sub-divisions and students have to choose a division as their major and another as their minor. Students who wish to change their major or minor will need to obtain permission from departmental committee. A convener appointed by the departmental director will be responsible for the course planning of each division.
- 博士班修業年限以二至七年為限，在職生之修業年限得增加一年。若有博士生修業未滿三年擬申請畢業，需經系務會議審議通過, 再經教務處核備後，方同意其畢業。博士生最少須修滿二十七課程學分，直攻博士學位者至少須修滿四十二課程學分（可包含直攻前碩士班一年級已修之學分數）。博士班研究生修課科目由其畢業論文指導教授來決定，系上只核對畢業學分。（含至少9學分本系所開授之「博士班專業課程」，或經指導教授同意之本院開授之「博士班專業課程」。）
Full-time students are required to complete the degree from two to seven years while part-time students are able to complete with one additional year. Students who wish to apply for graduation without completing three years of study will have to obtain permission from the departmental committee and office of academic affairs. Normal doctoral students are required to complete at least 27 credits in order to graduate whereas students who only complete their first year master degree are required to complete at least 42 credits (including courses taken during master year). The courses for the students will be determined by the thesis advisor and the department will only be responsible for verifying whether enough credits have been reached. (Included 9 credit points acquired in “PhD Professional Courses” launched by this Department, or “PhD Professional Courses” launched by the Institute approved by the advising professors.)
It is required to take (and earn credits of) four seminar courses, typically in the first four semesters enrolled. . The credits will not be counted as the minimum credits for graduation. The total credit points for the first academic year shall be at least 12.
PhD students have to pass the Qualification Examination of PhD Classes. Such exams shall be executed via review where students who meet two of the following conditions are deemed as pass:
Basic course: University Courses which need supplementary credit points for students who studied non-industrial programs shall be determined by the advising professors for dissertations, where such supplementary courses shall be scored at least 70.
Professional Core Courses: Please refer to Annex 1 for List of Core Courses. Four of them are designated by the advising professors for further studies (credit points incurred therein may be included into ones for graduation).
PhD students have to pass the Qualification Examination of PhD Classes. With approval of the advising professor, students may launch dissertation proposal reviewing process.
After passing the doctoral qualification examination and completing required number of credits, student will be regarded as a PhD candidate.
After the status of dissertation advisor is verified by the department, students will submit a dissertation proposal to the “PhD Dissertation Supervision and Review Committee” with signature of their advisors.
After passing the doctoral qualification examination, the dissertation advisor of PhD candidates will recommend two or more supervising members (associate professors or above) in addition to him or herself to form a PhD Dissertation Supervision and Review Committee (hereon will be refer to as the dissertation committee). The dissertation committee will be responsible for supervising dissertation proposals, alteration to research topic, direction, or advisor, progress of the entire dissertation, and the final oral examination.
During study period, PhD candidates are not allowed to change dissertation proposal (research direction) or advisor regularly. If for any reason that the research direction need to be changed, candidates will have to submit a written request to the dissertation committee for approval. In order to change a research direction or topic, candidates will need to follow the procedures stated previously to obtain an approval from the dissertation committee for their new topic and regain the PhD candidate status.
Candidates to PhD programs shall have the minimum number of years of studies as stipulated by the Department. They have to fulfill given credit points by this Department, plus at least 4 months must have passed since dissertation proposal was reviewed as pass to be legible to propose an examination for a PhD degree. However, when only one semester is left in the time limits for studying, the exam may go beyond such term. Upon passing the oral test of the proposal, candidates to PhD programs have to fulfill two of the following conditions to be eligible to apply for the test for a PhD degree:
Candidate has two papers released (or accepted) in International SSCI/SCI Periodical.
English Proficiency Examination: Candidate has to present one certificate proving any capability as follows (please also present original transcript for validation):
Has acquired at least bachelor’s degree in English-speaking country.
- 通過全民英檢(GEPT) 「中高」級測驗之初試及複試且成績達 80 分。
Has passed preliminary exam & reexamination of GEPT “Intermediate to High” Quiz with scored at 80.
- 劍橋大學英語能力認證分級測驗(Cambridge Main Suite)達到 First Certificate in English (FCE)。
Has achieved First Certificate in English (FCE) in Cambridge Main Suite).
- 外語能力測驗(FLOT-English)達 195分。
Scored at FLOT-English by 195.
- 大學院校英語能力測驗(CSEPT) 第二級達 240分。
Scored at 2nd Grade of CSEPT by 240.
- 托福測驗( TOEFL)網路化 IBT 達 80 分。
Scored at Internet-based IBT of TOEFL by 80.
- 托福測驗( TOEFL)電腦化 CBT 達 213分。
Scored at Computer-based CBT of TOEFL by 213.
Achieved 6.0 in IELTS.
- 多益測驗(TOEIC) 達750分。
Scored at 750 in TOEIC.
- 劍橋大學國際商務英語能力測驗(BULATS) 達ALTE Level 3。
Achieved ALTE Level 3 in BULATS.
Upon being eligible for attendance in PhD degree examination and approved by the advising professors, the advising professors shall make a written reference to this Department for said candidate’s launch of the exam for PhD Program (in such reference, there shall be contributions by the said candidate’s being accepted or his own paper is published and contributions by his disseratation in the academic circles). Then, the Department shall submit this evidence to the School for submission to the Ministry of Education for future checks. Upon passing in the School’s test for PhD degree, the candidate hereby becomes a Doctor of Industrial Engineering, National Chiao Tung University. The Committee in charge of the degree exam shall be organized pursuant to the regulations as to PhD degree examination in the School.
- 依本校「碩士學位及博士學位授予作業規章」之規定，博士學位考試委員會置委員五至九人, 由系上就校內外學者專家中對研究生所提論文有專門研究, 並具備下列資格之一者, 向校長推薦, 由校長遴聘組成之，校內外委員均各須佔三分之一（含）以上。
According the “Master and doctoral degree offering regulation”, the doctoral degree examination committee is made up of five to nine members. The members are usually chosen from experts from the department or outside the school, who not only possess thorough understanding in presenter’s research field but also meet one of the following requirements:
Has taken the position of professor.
Has been an academician or researcher of Academia Sinica.
Has taken the position of associate professor or been an associate researcher of Academia Sinica.
- 獲有博士學位, 在學術上著有成就者。
Has obtained a PhD degree and made significant academic achievements.
- 屬於稀少性或特殊性學科, 在學術或專業上著有成就者。
Pursued studies in a rare or specialized field and be able to obtain significant academic achievements.
The qualification for item c and e listed above will be determined by the teacher examination committee of the department.
- 博士學位候選人之論文考試, 以口試行之, 並依下列規定辦理：
The dissertation exam held for candidates to PhD degree shall be conducted orally and subject to the following regulations:
Oral examination should be public and the time, place, and thesis topic should be announced beforehand.
- 學位考試委員應親自出席委員會, 不得委託他人為代表, 委員會至少應有委員五人出席, 始得舉行。博士生論文口試審查時，除指導教授外至少應有一位本系專任教師擔任口試委員。如本系無適當人選時，應以本院其他系所之專任教師擔任之。
Degree examination members should attend the exam in person and should not entrust other personnel to represent him or herself. The exam will only start when at least five committee members are present.
- 學位考試委員會, 由校長指定委員一人為召集人, 但指導教授不得兼任召集人。
The university principal will appoint a committee member as the convener of the exam. However the dissertation advisor of the student should not be appointed as the convener.
- 論文考試成績, 以七十分為及格, 一百分為滿分, 評定以一次為限 , 並以出席委員評定分數平均決定之, 但有三分之一以上出席委員評定不及格者, 以不及格論, 不予平均。
The passing grade for the degree examination will be 70 and full grade will be 100. Exam will be graded only once and final grade will be the average from all attending members of the committee. However when more than half of the committee members come to a decision to fail the examinee, no average will be counted and the exam will be considered failing.
- 論文有抄襲或舞弊情事, 經學位考試委員會審查確定者, 以不及格論。
If any cheating or plagiarism were found on the dissertation, students will be penalized with a fail grade.
The score in the oral paper test shall be submitted by the caller to the office of Department within 3 days upon oral test ends. “Review of Oral Paper Test Report by Committee” shall be submitted by the caller to the office of Department within 2 months upon such oral test ends.
In accordance with the regulations set forth in the “Regulations for Master and Doctoral Degrees Conferment” by the School:
The degree exam consists of paper test and paper review.
Oral Test Committee shall indicate direction and focus of amendments to the paper explicitly for the basis of modification by the candidates who pass oral paper test. Upon being amended, candidate students shall submit paper for review. There shall be at least two-third seats of examination committee to approve the paper, which will thus deemed as pass. Paper review will not be scored additionally. Committee members who appeared in the paper test shall sign the “Review of Oral Paper Test Report by Committee” for candidates who pass the review. For candidates who fulfilled review of paper, the score they acquired in the paper test shall be the final score in the degree examination.
Candidates who have passed paper tests on January 31 or by July 31, but have failed to fulfill paper review and submit “Review of Oral Paper Test Report by Committee” within 2 weeks of the second semester shall still need to register with the School. In the case of failure of the same until the period of studies expires, the score of said degree examination shall be recognized as FAIL and the student shall be withdrawn from the school pursuant to the regulations.
Candidates who have passed paper examination and have fulfilled review of their papers, except students who studied educational credits and evidenced by Center for Teacher Education to advance the same in the school, the Department shall submit transripts of paper tests and copies of “Review of Oral Paper Test Report by Committee” to the Registration Group, Academic Affairs Department within one week. Graduation semester refers to a semester with submittal transcript of paper test and “Review of Oral Paper Test Report by Committee”. In cases where candidates have accomplished submission procedures of transcript of paper test and “Review of Oral Paper Test Report by Committee” and pending in the exit procedure while going across new semester, their school rolls shall be processed on the graduated basis.
As a general rule, doctoral dissertation (including abstract) will be written in Chinese and follow the format stated in the “National Chiao-Tung University Thesis Format Regulation”. According to the school library regulation, students should submit an electronic copy of their dissertation and abstract and three formal copies (one for the department, one for the school library, and one for the Ministry of Education where the copy will be distributed to destined locations) of their dissertation within one month after they passed their oral defense.
If any cheating or plagiarism were to be found on the dissertation of those who had already obtained a PhD degree, the degree will be rescinded and the diploma will be returned.
The Department shall not acknowledge any release of PhD candidates’ research papers during studies until the paper is published with full title in National Chiao Tung University. One set of printed research paper or copy shall be submitted to the Department for further checks.
Remark: In accordance with the Letter, letter No. Ministry of Education-Tai-Lu-Tzi No. 1000164032~ The dissertation shall be in the name of “Taiwan” or “R.O.C.”. Failure of the same as above, such as, titled “China” or “Taiwan, China”, may be rejected without exception.
Fulltime doctoral students have the responsibility to occupy at least four days on campus each week whereas part-time doctoral students will need to spend three days. However, students are able to request for shorter occupancy from their dissertation advisor if extra research time is needed. Depending on different situation, the dissertation committee will determine whether an extension of study will be granted to the students.
Doctoral students will be responsible to complete six credits of a foreign language course, assigned by the dissertation advisor.
Any revisions necessary to this guideline will follow the procedures stated in the “Master and doctoral degree offering regulation”.
The enforcement of measures herein may be retroactive (applicable to existing students; however, only either the new or the old measure prevails).
This guideline has been carried out after the approval of 2/3 attending members of the departmental meeting, evaluation of the course committee members of College of Management and the university, and the review of the university academic meeting. Any revision to this guideline will follow the same procedures.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at National Chiao-Tung University
Professional Core Course List for Ph.D. Students
Update at Dec. 25, 2013
實驗設計 (Experimental Design)
資料包絡法研究 (Seminar on Data Envelopment Analysis)
隨機過程 (Stochastic Process)
萬用啟發式演算法 (Metaheuristic Algorithms)
排程理論與應用 (The Theory and Application of Scheduling)
研究方法論 (Research Methodology)
資料採礦 (Data Mining)
製程能力分析 (Process Capability Analysis)
半導體製造管理 (Semiconductor Manufacturing Management)
高等人因工程 (Advanced Human Factors Engineering)
供應鏈管理 (Supply Chain Management)
現場監控系統設計 (Shop Floor Control System design)
人類資訊處理 (Human Information Processing)
The Regulations were drawn up in Chinese and translated into English. In the event of any discrepancy between the two versions, the original Chinese version shall prevail.