The Department of Product Design aims to nurture students with sense of responsibility, high ethical standards, team spirit, broad view, creativity, and highly competitive strength with high quality and human-oriented design education.
Provide a quality, human-oriented design education and environment:
Most of our undergraduates are from the social sciences section in senior high schools. Therefore, the department’s curriculum focuses on esthetics and fundamental professional skills, and provides resources and environment for these students to cultivate scientific and technological knowledge for designing better products based on users’ needs.
Emphasize theory and practice:
Product design emphasizes a combination of practice and theory because it is not easy to design a product that is economical and usable. For this reason, our department puts emphasis on both theory and practice and promotes cooperative projects with companies. Our department makes efforts to ensure students’ learning can successfully integrate with actual needs and applications.
Nurture Three Ps: Ping-deh (personal character), Ping-chih (quality), and Ping- wei (taste):
An outstanding designer has not only professional skills but also good personal character, quality, and taste, which our department has been devoted to for years. Teachers in the department are requested to be role models for students and should often remind them of correct ideas, and strictly require quality design work and good taste from students, so that they will be designers who value professional ethics, care about personal responsibility to our society, and are equipped with teamwork cooperation spirit.
Reinforce cooperation with the industry to promote industrial development:
In order to integrate teaching and research with the requirements of industry which can make some contributions to the development of domestic industry, the department seeks out cooperative projects in which to participate.
Nurture design professionals with creativity and highly competitive strengths:
Technology advances by the day, so no field can afford to treat this lightly, including design education, which must keep up to date with technological developments in order to ensure that the education offered meets the needs of today’s market.
Master’s program / Master’s program for working students
The mission of the Design Management masters’ programs is to develop designers with superior design competence and train up middle or high-level design managers.
We focus on the combination of theory and practice to develop students with application ability.
We nurture students to have the professional competences of both design and management.
Three strengths are cultivated: creativity, competitiveness, and execution.
Our programs develop worldwide design thinking and vision.