About Us

The Department of Information Engineering was one of the seven original departments founded when I-Shou University (then called Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute) was established in 1986. As the importance of information industry to the economy of Taiwan keeps growing, the Department has been expanded at a steady pace. The continuing education program, part of Continuing Education Program, was established in 1992. The master and Ph.D. programs started in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Currently, there are over 800 undergraduate students, 62 master students, and 14 Ph.D. students in the Department.

The Department is committed to training students to become skilled information professionals who are strong both in the basics and in the practical aspects of information engineering. After vigorous training, our graduates will be able to join the information workforce quickly and be instrumental in the advancement of the information industry. The curriculum design and the planning of lab facilities have emphasized not only basic training in the fundamentals but also the hands-on experiences and developing trends in information technology. Areas given special emphases include: 1. Multimedia System, 2. Embedded System, 3.Communication and Computer Networking.
Teaching and Research
The faculty of the Department consists of 4 professors, 13 associate professors, and 2 assistant professors. All but the lecturer have received their Ph.D. degrees in computer science, electrical engineering or other related fields. The research interests of the faculty members cover a wide spectrum of topics in information engineering and management. The Department offers a well-designed curriculum that puts equal emphasis on the fundamental as well as the practical aspects of information engineering. Students in their freshman year are required to take courses in general science. The study of specific information engineering courses begins in sophomore year. In their junior and senior years, students are expected to select from a broad range of advanced courses based on individual preferences. Finally, a Special Topics course and an associated Lab course, for a total of four credits, are included as required courses for seniors so as to enhance their ability to solve real-world problems with theories they acquired.

In addition to regular teaching, the faculty members of the Department have devoted themselves heavily to researching as well. Several special-interest groups have been formed within the Department by the faculty with related background. Among them, the group on coding theory has earned international recognition for its research achievements in the design of error-correcting code. Most of the faculty members receive research grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology. The Department has also reached collaborative agreements with some local corporations as well as well-known research institutes abroad, such as the Center of Integrated Multimedia System of University of Southern California. These efforts will be an important factor in raising the research quality and status of the Department.
Curriculum and Facilities
The University Library has a fine collection of books and periodicals on information engineering. The Department also has a private collection of influential journals in selected areas of information engineering for its faculty and students. Currently, the Department has 20 high-end workstations, 260 PCs, and a variety of peripherals. All computers are connected to the TANet through four T1 connections and to Hinet via 5 ADSL connections. Computing facilities of the Department are distributed in six laboratories: 1. Multimedia Soft Computing Laboratory, 2. Digital Video and Multimedia Communication Laboratory, 3. High efficiency Computing Laboratory, 4. New Generation Network Laboratory, 5. System Platform Laboratory, and 6. Digital System and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Career Development
Equipped with a firm background that comes with four years of rigorous training, our majors have a broad range of choices upon graduation. Many students went on for advanced degrees in information engineering, information management, electrical engineering, and other related areas. Those who chose to enter the information industry found jobs in major computer and information companies as application and system software programmers, system analysts, system administrators, hardware engineers, VLSI designers, network engineers, network managers, etc.