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Master's program

Master's program

Course Regulations and Information for Master’s Students
 
  1. The study period is from 1 to 4 years. Students must complete 24 credit hours (not including thesis) including 14 compulsory and 10 elective credit hours, pass thesis oral defense, and submit a thesis before graduation within 4 years.
 
  1. The compulsory courses include Seminar (2 credit hours, but required in every semester), Biotechnology Core Techniques (BCT, 4 credit hours), Management and Analysis in the Biotechnology Industry (MABI, 2 credit hours), Biotechnology Applications and Industrial Strategies (BAIS, 2 credit hours), and other U, M or D courses offered by our institute (6 credit hours). For MABI and BAIS courses, students only need to complete one of them. If students have taken BCT courses during their undergraduate school, they can take U, M, and D courses offered by NTU as an alternative. All credited courses must achieve a passing grade for the master's program (B-). Courses that do not meet the standard will not be credited. If it is a required course, it must be retaken. Specifically, for the required course 'Core Biotechnology Laboratory' in our master's program, if the grade obtained during the undergraduate period at our university does not meet the B- standard, it must be retaken.
  1. "Management and Analysis in the Biotechnology Industry" and "Special topics of Biotechnology and emerging industry" are taught in Chinese, international students can select 627 M4750 Agribusiness Management (3 credits) as an alternative course. However, this course (627 M4750) only awards 2 credits, and the remaining 1 credit will not be counted as an elective.
 
  1. For the elective courses, students can take any U, M, and D courses offered by NTU. Please note that the total credit hours of the Seminar can only be counted for 2.

 
  1. English requirement: Does the regulation for Master’s students follow the terms of “NTU Implementation Measures for Advanced English Courses”? Students who complete the Online English for Postgraduates II (Adveng7002) or above and do not count the credits in graduation credits can pass the requirement.
 
  1. Students whose English Ability has reached the following Levels may not need to take the Online English for Postgraduates II (Adveng7002) courses.
  • TOEFL-iBT: 72 (or above)
  • IELTS: 6 (or above)
  • FLPT: 70 (or above)
  • FCE: B2 (or above)
  • New TOEIC: 785(or above)
  1. Students not from the listed English-speaking nations must complete the Online English for Postgraduates II (Adveng7002 or above) or provide an English proficiency certificate of a certain level before graduation.
 
  1. Students should decide on their thesis advisor who must be the faculty of our institute before the second week of the first semester and submit the document to the institute office.
 
  1. Resolved by the 1st IOB office meeting of the 2nd semester of the 2016 academic year (held at 15:00, April 3rd, 2018): Because of the limited space and funding for our teachers and the intention of maintaining sufficient thesis guidance capacity of teachers as well as a good learning environment for students, each full-time teacher can advise 3 master students of R.O.C. nationality every two years.
 
  1. Due to the long-term friendly and cooperative relationship, the joint teachers from ABRC (Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center of Academia Sinica) can advise (including co-advise) the master’s degree students in the institute, but the total number (including co-guidance) shall not exceed 20% of the total number of master students. The above resolutions were implemented from the academic year 2017 onwards. International students are not limited by the regulation for now.
 
  1. The number of students who can be supervised by full-time teachers in the 111 academic year is as follows:
  • Li-Ying Sung: 3 students
  • Shau Ping Lin: 2 students
  • Shih-Shun Lin: 3 students
  • Jen-Chih Chen: 2 students
  • Chi-Te Liu: 2 students
  • Je-Ruei Liu: 1 student
  • Mong-Hsun Tsai: 1 student
  • Kuan-Chen Cheng: 2 students
  • Shu-Han Yu: 2 students