Degree Programs


Degree Programs / Criteria of Master Degree

 National Taiwan Normal University’s Institute of Electro-optical Science and Technology

Graduation Criteria for Master’s Students


1.       The Examination Standards are in accord with the principles and standards for Master’s and Doctorate Students as set forth by NTNU (National Taiwan Normal University

2.       In order to graduate from IOR (The Institute of Optoelectronic Research), the following criteria must be met:


a.       The course and all of the credits must be completed within a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years.

b.      Once completed the Master’s thesis must be presented orally.

c.       The student must have achieved at least an Intermediate grade on the General English Proficiency Test (This benchmark is in accordance with that set by NTNU in 1998).



3.       Before the oral presentation of the Master’s thesis can be given, all the credits and subjects necessary to pass the course must first be completed as well as the thesis itself.



4.       Students of IOR Master’s Program must have completed a minimum of 33 credits before they can graduate. Of this total, four compulsory courses, related to the most important areas of optical studies, encompassing 12 credits must be completed, and the other 21 credits (for further information about the courses, you can also refer to IOR’s website), are outlined below:


a.       The Report Discussion course, which is two semesters long and is worth two credits per semester, must be chosen by all Master’s students.

b.      The Thin Film Techniques (3 credits / semester) course must be taken for at least one semester, with the second semester course being optional. If the second semester course is chosen, the credits will be considered as either a ‘major’ or ‘other’ field, as will be further explained below.

c.       A minimum of nine credits must be taken in major fields that are directly related to the areas that your assigned professor specialises in.

d.      A minimum of six credits must be taken in other fields that are outside the research interests of your assigned professor.

e.      Concerning the six other fields that are to be chosen, they can be taken within IOR, at other departments within NTUT or through the departments of one of our sister universities. However, you may not take two courses within the same scope, meaning at the very minimum you choose courses in two separate fields.

f.        The aforementioned courses must also be confirmed by the assigned professor of each student.


5.       Before the research student can begin to write their thesis, completion of a course regarding the academic ethics upheld by the university, which consists of an examination, is mandatory.

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