The modern industrial society is founded on technologies using electricity as an energy source and the electric signal as information media. To train students who can cope with the 21st century’s key issues of energy resource limitations and massive data processing, the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) provides courses and research opportunities in electrical instruments, power electronics, power systems, electrical equipment, electrical materials, control and measurement, computer software and hardware, robotics and automation, circuits and systems, lighting ubiquitous and smart grids, and renewable energy.
On the top of academic knowledge and research skills, the rapidly changing environment demands the ability to learn advanced science and technology as well as the ability to adapt to new emerging technology. To help the student obtain the ability for the acquisition of new skills and apply to new conditions, especially to actively cope with the high-tech fusion of modern industrial society of IT, BT, and NT, EIE maintains a close relationship with the industry and provides diverse opportunities to the students.
Education and Research Area
EIE has been focusing education and research on: 1) electrical energy areas such as electrical properties, lighting systems, power systems, renewable energy, and power conversion; 2) electronic systems areas such as electrical equipment and devices, instrumentation and controls, embedded systems, communication systems, robotics and mechatronics; and 3) information and communication areas such as mobile communication, embedded software, the internet and information networks.
Applications and Related Industrial Area
The applications and related industries relevant to the Department of EIE include instrument sensor applications, low-power high-brightness lighting applications, renewable energy in smart grids, efficient power system operation and power-line communication, ubiquitous embedded systems, mobile communications or short-range wireless communication technologies, and robot technology.
Feature of Department & Development Prospect
The Department of EIE has focused on project-based learning in its graduate courses. The engineering skill of our graduates have been highly recognized from large domestic enterprises and specialized companies. To meet the growing demand for the post-graduate level expertise and to strengthen the research capabilities of the department, we encourage undergraduate laboratory internships and graduate school study through graduate scholarship. Through this process, the current undergraduate students and graduate interns are involved in a number of national key projects as well as taking major roles in academic publications and conference presentations. In 2013, EIE ranked within the top 20 groups and is targeting to be ranked in the domestic top 10 by 2020. EIE also offers many English courses, has over 15 international students, and aims to be ranked at top 300 in the world by 2020.