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【Course Elective Announcement】 2024 Spring semester course selection and course elective table

Important Notice for 2024 Spring Semester Course Selection

Please carefully read the Registrar Division "2024 Spring Semester Student Course Selection Guidelines" announcement (https://reurl.cc/dLeEZz).

Key reminders:

1. Course Selection Schedule:
   - 1st Stage Online Course Selection: 1/10 (Wed) 9:00 - 1/15 (Mon) 17:00
   - 2nd Stage Online Course Selection: 1/29 (Mon) 9:00 - 2/2 (Fri) 17:00
   - 3rd Stage Online Course Selection: 2/26 (Mon) 9:00 - 3/1 (Fri) 17:00
   - 3rd Stage Departmental Course Selection for Special Circumstances: 3/4 (Mon) 9:00 - 3/7 (Fri) 17:00

2. For this semester, there are two elective courses offered in MSS program as flexible intensive courses. Please ensure that the course schedule does not conflict with other courses (including those with overlapping time slots). Conflicting courses will be handled through withdrawal.

3. In addition to MSS program courses for this semester, the program's course committee has collaborated with other departments to offer interdisciplinary courses in the field of sustainability. Students are encouraged to choose and explore these courses if the schedules do not overlap. Note that some courses may have prerequisites, so assess your own learning background before selecting.

International Master's Program in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies
2024 fall semester list of EMI courses jointly offered with other departments
College Department Course Name Credits
Elective/ Required
Instructor Syllabus Remark
Engineering Mechanical Engineering SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION GATHERING
3/Elective Torbjorn Edvin Martin Nordling Cultivate students' abilities in data retrieval, data analysis, project management, and thesis writing. Learn to address challenges encountered during data analysis by identifying corresponding solutions. Joint with mechanical engineering
3/Elective Watchareeya Kaveevivitchai Using fundamental electrochemical theories to explain the concepts of electrical energy storage and conversion devices for green renewable energy. Introduce the working principles, material design, and future trends of various devices. Joint with chemical engineering
Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT 3/Elective Matsuoka Rodney Hideo Addressing SDGs Goals 3 and 8, the course covers coastal water resources, diverse water area management, and practical application protection projects for oceans, soil, and water. Joint with hydraulic and ocean engineering
International Master Program on Natural Hazards Mitigation and Management PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN HANDLING
3/Elective Yuan Jung Tsai*
Yin, Hsiao-Yuan
Yushiu CHEN
The course is divided into three main themes: 1. Watershed flood forecasting and reservoir flood prevention operation; 2. Regional disaster prevention and rescue plans for floods, earthquakes, and slope disasters; 3. Practical measures for debris flow prevention. Joint with international master program on natural hazards mitigation and management
3/Elective Guan-Bang Chen Introduce clean fossil fuels and internal combustion engine technology, biomass conversion and combustion principles, as well as carbon capture, storage, and utilization technology.
Environmental Engineering MODERN AIR POLLUTION
3/Elective Hsin-Chu Let students to understand the development trends of modern air pollution control engineering. Introduce various methods of controlling and recovering pollution particles, supplemented by showcasing global cases to provide students with a global perspective. No joint course
(Can find the instructor to add course, and need to have an engineering background)
WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT 3/Elective Chang Tsu-Hua* Explain watershed water circulation and hydrological characteristics, water quality management, pollution control regulations, and modeling tools for water quality management and data analysis. Joint with environmental engineering
Social Science Economics ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  3/Elective Gi-Eu Lee Exploring the economic structural transformation from agriculture to industrialization, this course elucidates the roles of economic evolution, development theories, regulatory systems, and the application of technological advancements. Through economic models and analytical methods, discussions will focus on issues such as poverty, health, and education. Joint with economics
Bioscience and Biotechnology Life Sciences ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY SPECIAL TOPICS 2/Elective Takefumi Nakazawa* Students will learn how to apply ecological knowledge in ecosystem management and will choose a topic to conduct research projects, involving English oral expression and manuscript writing. Joint with life sciences


4. After confirming your online course selection, please submit the 'Course Elective Form' (Attachment 1) to the program office by 2024.04.01 (Mon.).

5. During the 1st to 3rd stage of online course selection, logging in to course selection through the NCKU entrance is temporarily unavailable. Students must log in through the course selection system.

6. For students who don't have outstanding academic performance, the application for exceeding (reducing) credit hours, must be processed according to the designated procedure. Without special approval, students are not allowed to exceed 31 credits (department staff are also not allowed to assist in adding courses for students). Violations will result in the cancellation of courses exceeding the credit limit, based on the course selection time sequence (in descending order).

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