National Chiao Tung University
Cross-Disciplinary Program Implementation Regulations
Passed at the 4th Academic Affairs Meeting in Academic Year 2015 (3 March 2016)
Passed at the 4th Academic Affairs Meeting in Academic Year 2016 (8 June 2017)
Passed at the 2th Academic Affairs Meeting in Academic Year 2016 (28 December 2017)
These regulations are prescribed by National Chiao Tung University (hereinafter refer to as Our University) to provide the opportunity for students to proceed cross-disciplinary learning without increasing graduate credits (or only a few extra credits) in order to encourage students to conduct cross-disciplinary study, build the depth of cross-disciplinary study, and assist students to expand second specialty.
本辦法所稱跨域學程，係指由學系、研究所，或學院提出跨域學程模組課程，模組課程應包含該領域基礎核心知識，且總學分數以30學分為原則(最低可為28 學分，最高不可超過32學分)，學生修習跨域學程，其課程將包含所屬學系（以下簡稱本系）的跨域學程模組課程以及第二專長系所或學院的跨域學程模組課程，並可於畢業證書上 加註第二專長模組課程為「跨域專長」。
The cross-disciplinary program here means the cross-disciplinary module curriculum proposed by the departments, institutes or colleges. Module curriculum should include the core knowledge curriculum of the field and the total credits will be at the base of 30 credits (minimum 28 credits and no more than 32 credits). The cross-disciplinary program that students take will include the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum of the department they belong to (hereinafter refer to the Major department) as well as the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum from the second specialty department or college. The module curriculum of the second specialty could be remarked as “Cross-Disciplinary Specialty” on the diploma.
Students who would like to take cross-disciplinary programs must apply and be admitted by the Major department and the department or college of the second specialty. The curriculum of the cross-disciplinary program must include required courses of the university (including 28 credits of general education subjects), core curriculum of the Major department, cross-disciplinary program module curriculum of the Major department, and the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum of the second specialty department or college (recognized as cross-disciplinary specialty). The graduate credit needed for this cross-disciplinary program is at the basis of 128 credits.
There are two approaches to realizing a cross-disciplinary program. One is to offer a cross-disciplinary program for students from other departments and colleges in our university, and the other is to set up relevant regulations and allow students at the Major department to take the cross-disciplinary programs offered by other departments. The departments or colleges could either implement both approaches or implement one of them based on their demand.
A department or college participating in the program could offer a cross-disciplinary program to students from all other departments or colleges, or to students from a specific department or college.
For students in the department that does not offer any cross-disciplinary program should file in the application form to the Major department and get approvals by both departments. The credits of the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum can be counted into the elective credits required by the Major department only if the curriculums are recognized by the Major department. When students aforementioned complete the required curriculums and credits of their Major department and fulfill the required curriculums of the cross-disciplinary program, they can have the second specialty module curriculum as “cross-disciplinary specialty” on their diploma.
If the credits of the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum are the same with those of the required courses at the Major department, the duplication must be made up with the elective courses related to the specialty appointed by the department or college of the second specialty.
The departments or colleges participated in this program must assign one full-time teacher to work as a mentor and form a entor group to give guidance to students taking the cross-disciplinary program.
In order to encourage different departments or colleges working together for designing cross-disciplinary curriculum,teaching hours for the innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum offered by more than two teachers could be calculated based on the actual teaching hours according to Subparagraph 6, Article 9 of National Chiao Tung University Teaching Hours Accounting Principle. However, the calculation will only be eligible with the official approval obtained before the curriculum starts.
The credits of cross-disciplinary program module curriculums obtained before the student has been admitted to take the cross-disciplinary program can only be counted if the credits are recognized by the department or college of the second specialty.
Students taking a cross-disciplinary program shall enroll courses of the program by the deadlines of course registration. The courses, credits, and grades of the cross-disciplinary program module curriculums should be listed in the annual transcripts in each semester.
The courses, credits, and grades of cross-disciplinary program are incorporated into the student’s semester credits and average grade. If the total number of failed credits meets the threshold of expulsion, the failing student should be expelled.
Students taking a cross-disciplinary program and intending to terminate the study in the cross-disciplinary program shall register with the Office of Academic Affairs for withdrawal from the program. The passed courses of the cross-disciplinary program can be used as credit waiver against the core courses of the major with the approval of the Major department. The approval should be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs for archiving purposes.
學生修讀跨域學程模組課程於修業年限內不須另繳學分費，於延長修業期間一 學期修習九學分以下者繳交學分費及學雜費基數，修習十學分以上者繳交全額 學雜費。
Students taking a cross-disciplinary program do not have to pay extra credit fees during the school years. Students who have taken less than nine credits per semester in the extended school years will have to pay for the credit fees and tuitions; students who have taken more than ten credits per semester in the extended school years will have to pay full tuitions.
For students who earn sufficient credits and meet the requirements of the cross-disciplinary program, the department of the cross-disciplinary program will be noted in the graduates roster, transcripts, and diplomas, otherwise, no certificate of the cross-disciplinary program will be issued.
If there is any unaccomplished matter of these regulations, it shall be handled in accordance with the school constitution of our university as well as other relevant regulations.
The regulations are approved by the Council of Academic Affairs before putting it into practice, and shall do the same upon any amendment thereto.