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:::Brief History

1931

  • School established as Tainan Technical College, located on the present Cheng-Kung Campus, total area of 18.3 hectares

1942

  • School renamed in Japanese, its English name unchanged

1946

  • March, School renamed Taiwan Provincial Tainan Junior College of Technology
  • October, School upgraded to Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering
    School consisted of six departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electro-Chemistry, Civil Engineering, and Architectural Engineering

1950

  • Sheng-Li Campus created, total area of 6.4 hectares

1953

  • Department of Electro-Chemistry discontinued, its freshmen and sophomores joined Department of Chemical Engineering, its site given to establish Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering

1955

  • Four departments created: Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Commercial Administration, Transportation & Communication Management, and Accounting & Statistics

1956

  • School reformed as TaiwanProvincialChengKungUniversity
  • College of Liberal Arts & Science and College of Business created
  • College of Liberal Arts & Science consisted of three departments: Chinese Literature, Mathematics, and Physics
  • College of Business consisted of three departments: Industrial & Commercial Administration, Transportation & Communication Management, and Accounting & Statistics
  • Department of General Studies discontinued

1957

  • Department of Foreign Languages & Literature and Master's Degree program in Mechanical Engineering created

1959

  • Department of Chemistry, Master's Degree program in Electrical Engineering, and Master's Degree program in Civil Engineering created

1960

  • Night School Division created, with three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering

1961

  • Department of General Studies re-established

1962

  • Master's Degree program in Chemical Engineering created
  • Night School Division at College of Engineering stopped admitting students.

1965

  • Department of Engineering Science created

1966

  • Kuang-Fu Campus purchased, total area of 20.6 hectares
  • New Night School Division established, with two departments: Business Administration and Accounting

1967

  • Doctor's Degree program in Electrical Engineering created
  • Department of Chinese Literature and Department of Foreign Languages & Literature created in Night School Division

1968

  • Department of Earth Science, Master's Degree program in Architectural Engineering and Doctor's Degree program in Chemical Engineering created

1969

  • College of Liberal Arts & Science divided into College of Liberal Arts and College of Science
  • College of Liberal Arts had three departments: Department of Chinese Literature, Department of Foreign Language, and the newly-created Department of History
  • College of Science had four departments: Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Silence
  • Master's Degree program in Industrial Administration created
  • Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering renamed Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

1970

  • Department of Naval Architecture Engineering and Master's Degree program in Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering created
  • Department of Architectural Engineering renamed Department of Architecture, changed to a five-year program

1971

  • School reformed as NationalChengKungUniversity
  • Chien-Kuo Campus purchased, total area of 7.3 hectares
  • Master's Degree program in Physics, Department of Urban Planning, and Doctor's Degree program in Civil Engineering created

1972

  • Master's Degree program in Hydraulics & Ocean Engineering created
  • Aeronautics section created in Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Industrial & Commercial Administration divided into Department of Industrial Management and Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Architecture changed back to four-year program
  • Department of History created in Night School Division

1973

  • Department of Industrial Design and Doctor's Degree program in Mechanical Engineering created
  • Department of Mathematics and Department of Industrial Administration created in Night School Division

1974

  • Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering divided into Department of Mining & Petroleum Engineering and Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Department of Accounting & Statistics divided into Department of Accounting and Department of Statistics
  • Department of Industrial Management renamed Department of Industrial Management Science
  • Department of Transportation & Communication Management renamed Department of Transportation & Communication Management Science
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Statistics created in Night School Division

1975

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Hydraulics Engineering created in Night School Division

1976

  • Aeronautics section in Department of Mechanical Engineering established as Department of Aeronautics Engineering
  • Sanitation Engineering section in Department of Civil Engineering established as Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Naval Architecture Engineering renamed Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  • Master's Degree program in Photogrammetry created
  • Department of Applied Chemistry and Department of Transportation & Communication Management Science created in Night School Division

1977

  • Master's Degree program in Transportation & Communication Engineering & Management and Master's Degree program in Industrial Management Science created

1978

  • Department of Surveying Engineering created
  • Department of Mathematics in Night School Division renamed Department of Applied Mathematics

1979

  • Master's Degree program in Engineering Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Transportation & Communication Engineering & Management renamed Master's Degree program in Transportation & Communication Management Science

1980

  • College of Business renamed College of Management Science
  • Master's Degree program in Applied Mathematics and Master's Degree program in Environmental Engineering created

1981

  • Doctor's Degree program in Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering created

1982

  • Twenty-three illegal construction units in Kuang-Fu Campus removed, Kuang-Fu Campus completed
  • Department of Biology created

1983

  • Tzu-Chiang and Ching-Yeh Campuses purchased, total areas of 3.5 hectares and 3.4 hectares respectively
  • College of Medicine established
  • Master's and Doctor's Degree programs in Aeronautics & Astronautics created
  • Post-baccalaureate Department of Medicine created

1984

  • Seven illegal construction units in Cheng-Kung Campus removed, Cheng-Kung Campus completed
  • Master's Degree program in Chemistry created
  • Department of Hydraulic Engineering renamed Department of Hydraulics & Ocean Engineering

1985

  • Li-Hsing Campus purchased, total area of 2.8 hectares
  • Master's Degree program in History & Language created, with two sections: History and Chinese Literature
  • Doctor's Degree program in Hydraulic & Oceanic Engineering created
  • Department of Aeronautic Engineering renamed Department of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering

1986

  • Doctor's Degree program in Environmental Engineering created
  • Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering renamed Department of Materials Engineering

1987

  • Aeronautics & Astronautics Experimental Station purchased, a total of 20.9 hectares located in village of Kuei-jen, TainanCounty
  • Master's Degree program in Information Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Urban Planning created
  • Master's Degree program in Biochemistry created

1988

  • Doctor's Degree program in Physics created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Transportation & Communication Management Science created

1989

  • Master's Degree program in Business Administration created
  • Department of Medical Technology and Department of Nursing created
  • Master's Degree program in Pharmacology created

1990

  • Master's Degree program in Earth Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Physiology created
  • Department of Rehabilitation created
  • Former location of the Tainan Sheng-Li Army Camp purchased, situated at north of the Tzu-Chiang Campus, a total area of 9.4 hectares

1991

  • Master's Degree program in Chinese Literature created
  • Section Differentiation of the Master's Degree program in History and Language discontinued
  • Doctor's Degree program in Architecture and Master's Degree program in Industrial Design created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Industrial Management Science and Master's Degree program in Accounting created
  • Master's Degree program in Microbiology & Immunology created

1992

  • Doctor's Degree program in Chemistry created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Information Engineering created
  • Graduate Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Science divided into Graduate Department of Materials Engineering and Graduate Department of Mineral & Petroleum Engineering, Master's and Doctor's Degree programs offered by both Departments
  • Master's Degree program in Accounting created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Basic Medical Science created

1993

  • Master's Degree program in Foreign Languages & Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Political Economy created
  • Master's Degree program in Biology created
  • Master's Degree program in Clinical Pharmacy created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Applied Mathematics created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Engineering Science created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Business Administration created
  • Master's Degree program in History and Language renamed Master's Degree program in History

1994

  • Graduate programs in Naval Architecture Engineering renamed
    Graduate programs in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  • Doctor's Degree program in Surveying Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Urban Planning created
  • Master's Degree program in Photogrammetry renamed Master's Degree program in Surveying Engineering
  • Master's Degree program in Manufacturing Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Art Studies created
  • Master's Degree program in International Business created
  • Department of Rehabilitation divided into Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Physical Therapy

1995

  • Doctor's Degree program in Chinese Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Environmental and Occupational Health created

1996

  • Master's Degree program in Legal Sciences created
  • Master's Degree program in Education created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Earth Science created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Accounting created

1997

  • Bachelor's Degree program in Computer Science & Information Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Behavioral Medicine created
  • Doctor's Degree program in History created

1998

  • Department of Mineral & Petroleum Engineering renamed Department of Resources Engineering in English

1999

  • Master's Degree program in Nursing created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Foreign Languages & Literature created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biology created

2000

  • Master's Degree program in Public Healthcreated
  • Master's Degree program in Taiwanese Literature created
  • Master's & Doctor's Degree program in Microelectronics created
  • Master's & Doctor's Degree program in Cell Biology and Anatomy created
  • Master's & Doctor's Degree program in Finance & Banking created
  • Doctor's Degree program in International Business created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Industrial Design created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Manufacturing Engineering created

2001

  • College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science established
  • College of Planning & Design established
  • Department of Economics program in created
  • Department of Political Science program in created
  • Master's Degree program inTelecommunications Managementcreated
  • Master's Degree program inMedical Technologycreated
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biotechnologycreated

2002

  • Department ofprogram in Taiwanese Literature created
  • Master's Degree program inElectro-Optical Science and Engineering
  • Master's Degree program inOral Medicine created
  • Master's Degree program inMicro-Electro-Mechanical-SystemEngineeringcreated
  • Master's Degree program in Physical Therapy created

2003

  • Department of program in Law created
  • Master's Degree program in Biodiversity created
  • Master's Degree program in Occupational Therapycreated
  • Master's Degree program in Computer and Communication Engineering created
  • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering renamed Department of Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Management renamed Department of Industrial and Information Management

2004

  • Doctor's Degree program inElectro-Optical Science and Engineeringcreated
  • Doctor's Degree program inBiopharmaceutical Sciences created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Political Economy created
  • Master's Degree program in Law in Science and Technology created
  • Department of Biology renamed Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Medical Technology renamed Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology
  • Master's Degree program in Biochemistry renamed Master's Degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2005

  • College of Bioscience & Biotechnology established
  • Doctor's Degree program inFinance & Bankingcreated
  • Doctor's Degree program inof Information Management created
  • Doctor's Degree program inComputer and Communication Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program inClinical Medicine created
  • Doctor's Degree program inCivil Aviation created

2006

  • Doctor's Degree program inEducation created
  • Doctor's Degree program inBiodiversity created
  • Doctor's Degree program inLaw created
  • Doctor's Degree program inBiosignal Transduction created
  • Doctor's & Master’s Degree program inCreative Industry Design created
  • Master's Degree program in Economics created
  • Master's Degree program in Medical Informatics created
  • Master's Degree program in Cognitive Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Physical Education ,Health and Leisure Studies created
  • Master's Degree program in International Management created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System Engineering renamed Doctor's Degree program in Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering
2007
  • Bachelor's Degree program in Electro-Optical Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Modern Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Satellite Informatics and Earth Environment Created
  • Master's Degree program in Bioinformatics created
  • Master's Degree program in Gerontology created
  • Master's Degree program in Molecular Medicine created
  • Master's Degree program in Industrial Design created
  • Doctor's Degree program in International Management created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System Engineering created
  • Program of Bachelor's Degree created
  • Advanced Master of Business Administration created

2008

  • Bachelor's Degree program in Psychology created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Public Health created
  • Master's Degree program in Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences created
  • Master's Degree program in Tropical plant Sciences created
Past & Present Presidents

Dr. Shih-An Wang (1946-1952)
Dr. Ta-Chun Chin (1952-1957)
Dr. Cheng-Hsing Yen(1957-1965)
Dr. Yun-Ping Lo (1965-1971)
Dr. Chao Nee (1971-1978)
Dr. Wei-Noon Wang(1978-1980)
Dr. Han-Min Hsia (1980-1988)
Dr. Jer-Ru Maa (1988-1994)
Dr. Jin Wu (1994-1996)
Dr. Ting-Chia Huang(acting)(1996-1996)
Dr. Cheng-I Weng (1997-2000)
Dr. Hung-Shan Weng(acting)(2000-2001)
Dr. Chiang Kao (2001-2007)
Dr. Michael Ming-Chiao Lai (2007-present)

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