The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering was founded in 1969, placing it among the earliest programs of computer science and engineering in Taiwan. Our programs cover all aspects of computer science, information engineering, software applications, and computer theory. The department also offers elective courses in areas, which adapt to the continuing advances in technology, computer networking, multimedia computing, and telecommunication. Research labs have been established for faculties and graduate students involved in a wide range of research projects, supported by the university as well as government funding agencies. We are located in Tamsui, the campus is only a 40-minute drive from downtown Taipei.

Research areas

  • Computer networks
  • Distance learning technologies and standards
  • Multimedia computing
  • Software engineering
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Database systems, data mining, big data, and applications
  • Artificial intelligence and fuzzy theory
  • Computer graphics and virtual reality
  • Image processing, pattern recognition, and machine vision
  • Embedded systems
  • Wireless communication, mobile computing, and sensor networks
  • Information security and cryptography
  • Bioinformatics
  • Web technology and electronic commerce

International exposure

Internationalization is one of the goals of our department. Starting in 2000, several graduate courses have been conducted in English. Our department is to admit international graduate students, under the permission of the Ministry of Education and Tamkang University. In 2014, a new English-taught Master’s Program is built.

In the past few years, the department faculties have carried out several joint research projects with partners in Hong Kong, Japan, China, Russia, Canada, and other countries. In addition, our faculty members frequently travel overseas to share and exchange professional expertise and experiences with researchers from other countries.

Moreover, the department also regularly hosts international conferences/workshops and invites world-renowned scholars to provide esteemed lectures. Students may also choose to apply for overseas exchange programs to further broaden their horizons and enhance their international experience.

Current, we still work hard to build up the department’s reputation in the international community.


There are over 10,000 alumni that serve in important occupations including government, academia, and industrial positions. Members of the TKU CSIE alumni association are also extremely influential in the IT industry of Taiwan.


Year Milestone
1969 Founding of the department (original name: Department of Computer Science)
1971 Establishment of the evening undergraduate program
1978 Establishment of the Master Program in Information Engineering
1989 Establishment of the Ph.D. Program in Information Engineering
1992 Renaming to Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
1993 Union of the graduate and undergraduate programs
1998 Transition of the evening undergraduate program to continuing education undergraduate program
1999 Establishment of the Alumni Association of the department
2001 Establishment of the Executive Master Program
2005 Obtaining certificate of IEET Engineering Accreditation Criteria (EAC) for undergraduate programs
2006 Establishment of Master Program in Networking and Communication
2008 Obtaining certificate of IEET Engineering Accreditation Criteria (EAC) for graduate programs
2008 Establishment of Center for Digital Language Research
2009 Alumni reunion for the department 40th anniversary
2010 Holding the 1st CSIE-Abo Android programming contest
2011 Establishment of the practical training program for senior students
2012 Obtaining certificate of second-round IEET Engineering Accreditation Criteria (EAC)
2013 Obtaining Excellent Award from MOE for the Embedded-System Courses
2014 Establishment of the English-Taught Master's Program
2014 Establishment Certification Center of National Project Management Association
2015 Renaming the Master Program in Networking and Communication to the Master Program in Networking and Multimedia
2015 Establishment of the Dual Master’s Degree Program with the University of Aizu
2017 Establishment of the Dual Master’s Degree Program with the Queensland University of Technology


Chairperson: Prof. Chien-Chang Chen (
Staff: Mr. Jian-Zong Li (
Tel: +886-2-26215656 ext. 2616 or 2665 Fax: +886-2-26209749
Address: No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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