The department of Product Design was established in 1995, and the first Master’s Program in Design Management in Taiwan was set up in 1999. The Master’s Program of Design Management for working students was established in 2002. In 2010, all the programs were combined administratively within the Department of Product Design. Most of our graduates have excellent performance in the field of product design.
There are currently 11 full-time and 25 part-time faculty members in the department. Each has master's degree or above qualifications, and overseas experience of either study, work or research. Their research publications, including journal articles, seminar papers, as well as research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology are abundant.
Two class cohorts of undergraduate students are recruited annually, with 60 students in each class. One cohort each of 15 full-time and 15 part-time master’s students are recruited annually.
The Department is well-equipped with facilities of studios for metal processing, wood processing, ceramics, painting, CNC and other professional equipment. Two rapid prototyping machines are provided in the CAD / CAM laboratory. Other professional laboratories, such as: transportation lab, ergonomics and interactive design lab, computer lab, and graduation project classroom are all well equipped. Students in the department are highly encouraged to participate in various competitions and their performance is quite spectacular.