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Department of Information Management

Department of Information Management
Contact Info
Department of Information Management
Tel: 886-5-226-7125 ext.51204
Fax: 886-5-226-0254
E-Mail: elle@wfu.edu.tw

Introduction
History

This Department was founded in August, 1992, and the Two-year Junior College Program was launched at this same academic year. One year later, the Five-year Junior College Program was established in August, 1993. In the face of technology upgrades among industrial sectors in Taiwan, the Two-year Senior College (Undergraduate) Program (equivalent to 3rd-4th years in a full Four-year Undergraduate Program) was started in August, 2000, while the full Four-year Undergraduate Program was put forward in August, 2001. In order to more closely align the educational goals with industrial developments, we try to develop some characteristic features in our curricula, so that our students are well-equipped with skills and/or knowledge needed among the industries. Therefore, employment rate of our graduated students can be expected to be significantly enhanced, and the practical goal of vocational education can then be fulfilled.Beginning from August, 2009, the Department students are classified into “E-business Group” and “Digital Media Group” for the characteristic professional curricula they choose.

Curriculum

The curriculum planning of this Department must take into account of the opinions by a joint committee of Academic Professionals, Industrial Experts, and Alumnus Representatives. The Departmental Educational goal is to prepare its students in acquiring necessary skills and/or knowledge in the following 3 areas:

  1. Business Electronization (e-Business).
  2. Management Information Systems (MIS).
  3. Digital Content Productions.

The Programs offered by this Department are grouped into 2 divisions and 4 categories, with a total of 7 programs. The goals and required skills/knowledge of each program are listed below.

Program goals
  1. Day Division
  2. Undergraduate Programs: Focusing on hands-on experiences and theories with contemporary information technologies in order to establish professional capabilities in management of information systems

    • 4-year: 128 credit hours (98 required, 30 elective)
    • 2-year: (closed in 2009)

    Junior College Programs: Focusing on practical experiences of applying contemporary information technologies in order to establish practical capabilities of applying such technologies

    • 2-year: 81 credit hours (72 required, 9 elective)
    • 5-year: 220 credit hours (190 required, 30 elective)
  3. Evening (Extended Education) Division
  4. Undergraduate Programs: Emphasizing on the enhancement of abilities to apply information technologies and the associated management skills to students’ current and future workplaces

    • 4-year: 129 credit hours (99 required, 30 elective)
    • 2-year: 72 credit hours (45 required, 27 elective)

    Junior College Programs: Emphasizing on the enhancement of operating skills of applying information technologies in students’ current and future workplaces

    • 2-year: 80 credit hours (71 required, 9 elective)
Required Skills
  1. E-business:supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, knowledge management, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.
  2. MIS:programming, system analysis and design, database management, and networks engineering.
  3. Digital Content:digital video production, computer-aided animation, and multimedia webpage design.
Research Focus
  • Educational Goal and Industrial feature: To prepare our students as the core technology/computer system figure in a micro- and small- business that helping the business to upgrade it’s operations by advnace computer and network technolgies.
  • Course content and technical skills: The curriculum utilize Open Source Systems (OSS)as the primary applications and develoment tools for hands-on practicing. Such courses will equip our students with million-worthy enterprise-level application, which are also loyalty-free softwares, to help their employers for the golobilzed business environment.
  • Pedagogy and Instuctions:Most courses are designed with the emphsis of hands-on experiences. These courses has not only provided actual software application and implementation excercises but also helped students to praticipate the spirit and ideal of Web 2.0 open source communities. Which our students can apprehand the software skills as well as the reciprocal community activities.
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