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Introduction

 

Department of Applied Physics

The next Albert Einstein is YOU

http://ap.nuk.edu.tw

http://intro.nuk.edu.tw/download/pdf/eng_2011_66.pdf

Undergraduate Program

Master Degree Program

 

 

Department of Applied Physics

Physics is exciting, intellectually challenging, and rewarding. Physics research cov-ers a vast array of subjects, from small nuclear particles to the evolution of nature and earth, and aims to understand our daily interactions with sound, light, magnetism, elec-tricity, heat, etc. All research on the physical nature of these topics have provided hu-mankind with a clearer understanding of space, material structure, and the evolving “cha-otic” theory. Hence physics plays a vital role in our daily lives.

Physics is closely tied to many other fields, such as electrical engineering, computer science, materials science, mechanical engineering, space engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental studies, etc. We offer general physics courses to all undergraduates at the College of Science and College of Engineering. We also offer courses with affiliated departments, notably Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry and the Institute of Biotechnology. These course offerings include solid state physics, laser theory, statistical physics, physical mathematics, atomic theory, spectrum analysis, polymer physics, biophysics, etc.

Department of Applied Physics of NUK was established in year 2002 and started to offer Master degree programs in year 2007. Our department is closely research-collaborated with correlated department in National Sun Yat-Sen University, National Cheng Kung University, National Kaohsiung Normal University and I-Shou University in South Taiwan. The physical research in our department gives priority to three fields: nanotechnology, optoelectronics, and magnetic and semiconductors. Both experimental and theoretical aspects of research are emphasized.

 

 

 

Goals

The Department is strongly committed to research in applied physics and the devel-opment of frontier technologies. Thus, the multidisciplinary undergraduate program aims to provide undergraduates with both fundamental knowledge and solid experimental ex-periences. Our faculty’s research is in many emerging fields, including magnetic and semiconductors, optoelectronic materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology. We also ini-tiate close collaborations with industry that have provided students and faculty opportuni-ties to contribute to product research and development.

The physics program at NUK gives students a deep foundation of knowledge and problem-solving ability on which they can build a variety of careers. Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects. With the liberal arts education at NUK, students leave NUK with not only a complete physics foundation but also technical skills and management ability in preparation to be future leaders.

  

 

Postgraduate Opportunities

 

Advanced degree study

1. Pursue advanced degrees at graduate schools in Taiwan or abroad.
2. Teaching for high school, technical school, middle school, and elementary school (education credits are needed)
3. Academic research at universities and colleges, Industrial Technology Research Insti-tute (ITRI), Academia Sinica.

Career opportunities

Reflecting the diversity of careers available to our students, the Department provides career counseling and initiates collaborations with high-tech industries and corporations (for example, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, Inc), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), etc.).

  

 

Future Outlook

Based on emerging technologies such as magnetic semiconductors, opto-electronic semiconductors, nanoscience and nanotechnology, we will incorporate both societal needs and research resources into developing a mid- and long-term research and devel-opment plan.

 
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