Curriculum

Course Map

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Course Map


Degree Requirements

 

In master program, communication technology is DCAT’s core domain. In spite of fundamental training on theory and methodology, media culture, entertainment technology, media psychology and user experience studies are also highlighted researching topics.

Academic Year 2018 Degree Requirements

Academic Year 2015 Degree Requirements

Academic Year 2014 Degree Requirements

Academic Year 2012 Degree Requirements

 

In master program, communication technology is DCAT’s core domain. In spite of fundamental training on theory and methodology, media culture, entertainment technology, media psychology and user experience studies are also highlighted researching topics.

Academic Year 2018 Degree Requirements

Academic Year 2015 Degree Requirements

Academic Year 2014 Degree Requirements

Academic Year 2012 Degree Requirements

Program Regulations

1. These regulations are based on the Article 19 of Organizational Rules of the Master’s Program of Communication and Technology at National Chiao Tung University (hereafter “this program”)

2. Period of study, credit and course requirements

Graduate Students enrolled in this program should complete their degrees in 2 to 4 years. On-the-job students should take 27 credits and are permitted to extend their studies to a maximum of 5 years. The details are outlined in the curriculum design of the Master’s Program of Communication and Technology.

3. Graduate students of non-communication-related majors must take an extra 3-credit course in communication at the graduate level under the supervision of instructors. These course credits are not counted in minimum credits required for graduation. Students can also take 6 credits at the undergraduate level to substitute these 3 credits at the graduate level, provided that they are approved by course instructors or advisors

4. Transfer Out

Students enrolled in this program can transfer out to another graduate program in accordance with their academic interests, provided that they complete transfer-out request forms by the deadline of the add/drop period in the second semester of the first year and get approval from the Curriculum Design Committee. Transferring-out students are not permitted to transfer back.

5. Qualifications Required for Candidacy

      (1) Graduate students must pass either an academic article review or exams to advance to candidacy.
      (2) Students must complete the Application Forms for Academic Article Review or for Candidacy Qualification                   Exam in the first two weeks of each semester so that they can apply for candidacy.
      (3) Students must meet at least one of the following criteria to advance to candidacy

  •              i. The student who is qualified as a single – or first – article author by the internal review of this program is eligible for candidacy. If more than one student submits the same article, the first author is awarded 6                            points and the second author 4 points. Students not listed as the first or second author in an academic article will not be awarded any points.
                 ii.The student whose article is published in a domestic or an international journal will be awarded full points. The second author of the published paper is awarded half of the total possible points and the third author a quarter of the total points. The student who is not listed as the first, second or third author is not awarded any points. The detail of point-counting is as followings:
  •                      a. The student whose article is published in the first-rank journal of Taiwan listed by National                                      Science  Council (including SSCI and TSSCI) is awarded 10 points.
                         b. The student whose article is published in a second-rank journal of Taiwan listed by National                                    Science   Council is awarded 8 points. 
                         c. The student whose article is published in a journal recognized by the National Science Council is                            awarded 6 points.

             iii. The student whose article is presented in a non-NCTU held conference is eligible for candidacy. If the                             acceptance rate of this conference is under 50% (proof needed), the single or first author is awarded 8                             points, the second author 4 points and the third author 2 points. Students who are not listed as the first,                         second or third authors are not awarded any points. If the acceptance rate of this conference is higher                             than  50% (including 50%), the aforementioned awarded points will be reduced to half of total possible                           points. (The application for an academic article review should be submitted in the school year in which                           the  article is published, accompanied with an application form.)
             iv. If the student is awarded 8 points or more, and he or she is listed as the first author of the article                                       internally  reviewed, presented in a conference or published in a journal, this student is eligible for                                   candidacy. However, the article reviewed, presented or published must not be submitted in the format of                       abstract.
             v.  The same article cannot be repeatedly counted.
             vi. For a conference paper accepted in poster sessions, the awarded points are reduced to half of the total                            possible points.
             vii. The student who passes the qualification exam is eligible for candidacy.

      (4) The candidacy qualification exam is held once every school year. Students who fail to meet the qualifications                 for candidacy can apply the following school year.

6. Selection of a Master Thesis Advisor

      (1) All full-time faculty members of this program are obligated to advise graduate students. The maximum of                     advisees for each advisor should not exceed the number based on the following function: the number of                         admitted students of that year divided by the number of full-time faculty members and adding 2.
      (2) Students can request a Master thesis co-advisor who is not affiliated to this program, provided that this                           person is an assistant, associate or full professor and specializes in the areas relevant to the thesis.
      (3) One of the student’s thesis co-advisor must be a faculty member of this program.
      (4) Each joint faculty member of this program must not advise more than a quarter of enrolled graduate                               students.  In addition, the Master thesis defense must be approved by at least one full-time faculty member.

7. Application for Master Degree Examination

      (1) Graduate students of this program must complete required and elective credits listed in the curriculum design              and advance to candidacy before applying for master’s thesis defense.
      (2) If approved by the advisor, the student can have the master thesis defense before completing all the program                 requirements. However, this student must complete all the required courses in the same semester to be                         awarded the Master’s degree. Students failing to complete the remaining courses in the same semester must                 have another defense to complete the degree.

8. Master Thesis Requirements

Graduate students of this program must complete a master’s thesis in the APA style. Topics of the thesis must be relevant to the program students study. The content of the thesis should include the following chapters:

      (1) Introduction: Background, purposes, significance, research subjects and the organization
      (2) Literature review and theoretical framework
      (3) Research Methods, rationale and structure
      (4) Results
      (5) Evaluation
      (6) Discussions
      (7) References; other related information

9. Defense

The application for the master’s thesis defense must be submitted six weeks prior to the defense. A complete thesis must be sent to master’s thesis committee members one week prior to the defense.

10. The Master’s thesis committee must consist of three to five members. These members must be recommended by the advisor based on their specialties and nominated by the University President. The person sitting in the committee must:

      (1) be or have been a full, associate or assistant professor
      (2) be or have been an academician by residence or a full, associate, assistant research fellow in Academia Sinica
      (3) specialize in some rare subjects and has a great academic or professional achievement
      (4) The evaluation criteria for the persons listed in the third qualification should be ratified by the faculty                             meeting  of this program.

11. Students must pass the oral defense to be awarded a master’s degree. The oral defense should follow the rules below:

      (1) The oral defense is in principle open to the public.
      (2) The oral defense should have the presence of at least three master’s thesis committee members.
      (3) The oral defense is convened by a committee member appointed by the University President. The thesis                         advisor cannot serve as the convener
      (4) The student is considered passing the oral defense by obtaining an average grade of 70 or above from a                           maximum grade of 100. The grading is based on one-time evaluation. However, if more than half of the                         committee members give the student grades under 70, the student is considered as failing to pass the oral                     defense.
      (5) If the student is proved to commit plagiarism or cheating in the thesis by the committee, he or she is                               considered as failing the oral defense.
      (6) After the oral defense, the student should revise the thesis based on the instructions provided by the                              committee. Then committee members should review and approve the revised version of the thesis by signing                the Oral Defense Approval Form. The final grade given by the committee is considered the student’s thesis                    grade.
      (7) Students successfully defending the thesis by January 31st should submit the Oral Defense Approval Form in                the first two weeks of the spring semester. Students successfully defending the thesis by July 31st should                        submit the Oral Defense Approval Form in the first two weeks of the fall semester. Those who fail to meet the              deadlines for submission must enroll in the coming semester following the oral defense. If the student fails to              submit the Oral Defense Approval Form by the end of designated study periods, he or she is considered                          dropping out of the school and will not be awarded the degree.
      (8) This program should submit the signed Oral Defense Approval Formto the Registrar Division of the Office of                 Academic Affairs one week after the student completes the requirements for graduation. Only those who are                 taking courses in a teacher education program are exempted from this regulation. The student is considered                 graduating in the semester the Oral Defense Approval Form is submitted. Those who submit the Oral                             Defense  Approval Form as required but fail to complete all the necessary procedures for leaving the school                   are still considered as graduates but must complete all procedures as soon as possible.

12. The master’s thesis must be written in Chinese or English and must meet the National Chiao Tung University Dissertation/Thesis format specification. Students are required to upload an electronic version of the abstract and full text of the thesis onto the university website one month after the oral defense. (Refer to NCTU Library Abstract, Thesis and Dissertation Electronization Specification for details.) Three paper copies of the thesis must also be submitted to the library.

13. These regulations are ratified by the Curriculum Design Committee of this program, approved by Curriculum Design Committee of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and recognized by the staff meeting of Dean of Academic Affairs. They are subject to revisions through the same procedures.

 

 

 

Program

Communication Technology Program

1. Communication Technology Program focuses on the role the ever-changing communication technologies plays in every facet of human communication, in particular, the interactions between communication and technology as well as their social impact. Students will learn to analyze diverse communication phenomena with the knowledge of multi-discipline theories and the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students will further learn message design and evaluation so that they can design digital content to achieve effective communication. There are two modules for this program:

(1) Strategic Communication: In this module, we regard communication as persuasion. We explore strategies used in the process of persuasion and their effects on individuals, organization, the public and society.

(2) Human-Computer Interaction: In this module, we are concerned of digitally mediated communication. Students will learn digital content design; its usefulness and effectiveness

Communication Technology Program is designed by the Department of Communication and Technology. All Students of NCTU are welcome to take the program and will be awarded a certificate after completing 18 credits.

 

Curriculum(Academic Year 2017)

Communication Technology Program

Provided by the Department of Communication and Technology

Course

Credit

Note

Interaction science and design thinking

3

Elective

Media Psychology

3

Elective

Digital Multimedia Production

3

Elective

Interaction design and information architecture

3

Elective

Media Management and Entrepreneurship

3

Elective

Media Strategy and Planning

3

Elective

New Technology and Organization Communication

3

Elective

3D Virtual Studio Practice

3

Elective

Persuasive Technology and Strategic Communication

3

Elective

Media Economics and Industrial Innovation

3

Elective

Communication Technology Policy in Everyday Life

3

Elective

Social Network Analysis

3

Elective

Social Media and Communication

3

Elective

* Before applying for the minor program, you must pass the course of “Introduction to Communication Technology History”

 


Media Culture Program

1. The Idea in Curriculum Design

The Media Culture Program focuses on the cultural meaning and social influences of the communication media. It aims to equip students with the ability to thoughtfully observe and analyze communication culture and the media industry. The training will help students become professionals in creative industries with social concern and cultural knowledge. We consider that in contemporary society, the media are significant in two ways: providing important symbolic resources of culture and representation, and serving as an important sector for production and consumption in the economic system. Therefore, we designed two modules for this program:

(1) Media Culture and Criticism: this module considers media as culture and examines cultural meaning of media content and how common people interact with the media. Particularly, it focuses on digital media and visual text

(2) Media Industry and Society: this module emphasizes economical and political aspects of the media industry, including its economic logic, global-local relations, and media policies and institutions. Particularly, it focuses on the trend towards media digitalization.

2. The Media Culture Program is designed by the Department of Communication and Technology. All Students of NCTU are welcome to take the program and will be awarded a certificate after completing 18 credits.

 

Curriculum(Academic Year 2017)

Media Culture Program

Provided by the Department of Communication and Technology

Course

Credit

Note

Audiences and Popular Culture

3

Elective

Cyber Community and Culture

3

Elective

Media and globalization

3

Elective

Visual Culture and Criticism

3

Elective

Political Economy of Communication

3

Elective

Multiculturalism and Communication

3

Elective

Analysis of Communication Environment

3

Elective

Documentary Filmmaking

3

Elective

Fiction Filmmaking

3

Elective

Digital Multimedia Production

3

Elective

3D Virtual Studio Studio Practice

3

Elective

Cultural Activism

3

Elective

Communication Technology Policy in Everyday Life

3

Elective

Social Media and Communication

3

Elective

*Before applying the minor Program, you must pass the course of “Introduction to Communication Technology History”.

 


Hakka Culture and Society Program

1. The Hakka Culture and Society Program provides courses that help NCTU students gain a thorough grounding and professional training in Hakka culture as well as in sociology. This program emphasizes fundamental knowledge about Hakka society and culture such as Hakka language, history of migration, literature and social and cultural significance of Hakka people in contemporary society. Through this training, students are expected to learn cultural experiences of Hakka people in the context of globalization.

2. The Hakka Culture and Society Program is designed collaboratively by the Department of Humanities and Social Science and the Department of Communication and Technology. All Students of NCTU approved by the College of Hakka Studies are welcome to take the program and will be awarded a certificate after completing 18 credits.

Curriculum(Academic Year 2016)

Hakka Culture and Society Program

Provided by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication and Technology

Program Supervisor: Prof. Ying-Zhang Chuang (Ext.58031), Dean of the College of Hakka Studies

Program manager: Mei-Hua Fan (Ext.58033), the College of Hakka Studies.

Couse Pts. Note
Introduction to Hakka Society and Culture 3 Required
Basic Hakka Language (I) (II) 6 Elective
Intermediate Hakka Language (I) (II) 4
Drama and Hakka 3
Hakka Literature 3
Religion Symbols and Hakka 3
Hakka and Gender 3
Hakka, Identity , and Social Movements 3
Hakka and Community Studies 3
Local History and Historical Article Writing:Special Topic on Hakka 3
Hakka and Narratology 3
Hakka and Holo Architecture 3
Hakka Culture Economy and Tourism 3
Hakka Culture and Local Knowledge 3
Hakka Language and Culture 3
Hakka Ethnicity Image Studies 3
Oral history and biography Writing:Special Topic on Hakka 3
Cultural Industry in Hakka Taiwan 3
Hakka and Persuasive Communication 3
In-depth reporting on Hakka 3
Hakka and Communication Technology 3

 

Minor Subject

Academic Year 2019

Course Name

Credit

Type

Note

Communication Technology and

Society

3

Required

 

Communication Process and Effect

3

Required

Writing for Communication

3

Required

Basic Video Production

3

Required

Media Culture and Society

3

Required

Interaction Design

3

Required

Introduction to Research Methods

3

Required

Elective

Professional module A: Media Production

Professional module B:Strategic communication

Professional module C:Digital design

Professional course

In-depth Reporting and Documentaries
(3)

Fiction Film Production
(3)

Storytelling and Narrative
(3)

Audiences and Popular Culture
(3)

Special Topics in Media Globalization
(3)

Video Production of Virtual Studio
(3)

Integrated Marketing Communication
(3)

Media Management and Entrepreneurship
(3)

Social Network Analysis
(3)

Persuasive Communication
(3)

New Technology and Organizational Communication
(3)

Public Relations and Strategic Planning
(3)

Motion graphics
(3)

3D virtual creation
(3)

User Experience Research
(3)

Media Psychology
(3)

Special Topics in New Communication Technology
(3)

Information and Communication Technology: Selection and Use
(3)

Communication environment and problem analysis(3)

Media Literacy
(3)

Cultural Activism
(3)

Issues in Communication Technology
(3)

Multi-cultures and Communication
(3)

Visual Aesthetics and Analysis
(3)

Audio Production and Application
(3)

Social Comupting
(3)

At least 9 credits for each module are required

At least 6 credits (2 courses) are required from supporting area.

Minor credit total

30 credits

※Before applying the minor Program, you must pass the course of “Communication Technology and Society”.

 

Elective

Course Name Credit Original course
Multi-cultures and Communication 3
Visual Aesthetics and Analysis 3 Visual Aesthetics
Audio Production and Application 3 Radio Program Production
Social Comupting 3
Communication environment and problem analysis 3 Communication environment analysis
Media Literacy 3
Cultural Activism 3
Issues in Communication Technology 3
Special Topics on Digital Media Production 2 Digital Media Production

College

Course Name Credit
Introduction to Hakka Society and Culture 3
Hakka and Communication 3
Basic Hakka Language(I) 3

Professional module

Department of Communication and Technology Academic Year 2019

 

Professional module A: Media Production

Course Name

Credits

Original course

In-depth Reporting and Documentaries

3

 

Fiction Film Production

3

Feature film production

Storytelling and Narrative

3

 

Audiences and Popular Culture

3

 

Special Topics in Media Globalization

3

Media and Globalization

Video Production of Virtual Studio

3

Creative Production of 3D Virtual Studio

Professional module B:Strategic communication

Course Name

Credits

Original course

Integrated Marketing Communication

3

 

Media Management and Entrepreneurship

3

Media Management and Entrepreneurship

Social Network Analysis

3

 

Persuasive Communication

3

Persuasive Technology
and Strategic Communication

New Technology and Organizational Communication

3

 

Public Relations and Strategic Planning  

3

 

Professional module C:Multimedia Design

Course Name

Credits

Motion graphics

3

3D virtual creation

3

User Experience Research

3

 

Media Psychology

3

Special Topics in New Communication Technology

3

Information and Communication Technology: Selection and Use

3