永續科學與工程學士(SSE)

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永續科學與工程學士學位學程

Sustainability Science & Engineering Program

延續優質國際化教育方針,東海大學推出全英語教學、以綠色博雅為導向、兼顧人文與永續思維的「國際學院」,聘請海內外知名的學者、專家所組成的卓越師資群,預定於2016年開辦四年制的「永續科學與工程學士學位學程」(英語專班)課程。東海大學國際學院取經美國之通識課程「國際領導課程」,並輔以Mentor Program (聘請美國應屆畢業生來校擔任學生Mentor)、Mini-mester制度 (聘請海外教授來校授課),成為台灣真正全英語教學國際學院之首例。

學程的設計則涵蓋以下方向:

  1. 對本土學生而言,課程設計是以全球的觀點,討論我國面臨的永續發展的瓶頸及解決方案。對境外生而言,則以區域性議題吸引學生並引導其思考及解決問題的能力。
  2. 需修習國際學院既有的Global Leadership Honors Program,培養綠色博雅的價值觀。
  3. 提供基礎數學及科學、基礎商業知識與工程基礎能力的訓練。
  4. 學程專業必修課程涵蓋之關鍵永續發展議題包括:氣候變遷與調適、能源與資源管理、環境安全與衛生、永續都會設計、永續治理與政策、永續性的經濟與社會體系。
  5. 高年級課程著重於個案分析、實作實習、針對特定議題提出創新性且符合永續發展的解決方案。

系所特色

  1. 具全球觀點、永續發展、培養思考及解決問題能力的課程。                         
  2. 具科學基礎、工程內涵、商業知識與人文素養的訓練。
  3. 完整全英文的學習環境及生活輔導機制。
  4. 與獨特全英語通識教育課程,培養綠色博雅的價值觀。
  5. 歐美學校合作之海外研習機會。

學習核心能力

  1. 具備全球的視野與思維,永續發展的挑戰及解決方案的理解與認知。
  2. 具備基礎數理、科學、工程、商業、與人文之通識內涵,並整合為解決問題的能力。
  3. 具備永續的價值觀、博雅的內蘊,以及關懷並服務社會的精神與能力。
  4. 具備跨領域的思維與能力,能以永續發展為中心價值,面對問題能提出宏觀性的解決方式。
  5. 具備創新與創業的前瞻思維。

主任的話

The word “Sustainability” is a rather broad term that encompasses a concept, a strategy, and an action. But in principle, the ultimate purpose of “sustainability” is to help the growth of a society, in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. That society can be referred to a small community (such as a campus or a township) or a larger population (such as a large city, a country, or trans-boundary territories). It is very difficult to discuss sustainability in a large scale, and often it falls into a jargon instead of something meaningful and doable. 
So we would like to focus our definition of “sustainability” on community development and corporate business, which is far more realistic and tangible for students. But even so, we feel that students in today’s higher education in Taiwan are not equipped to face the challenges of developing a community or running a corporate sustainably. For example, when a city is planning for a long-term development plan, who is best-suited to join a team to take on the task? Who has the ability to have the vision, the technical knowledge, the business mind, and the people skill to lead or to be part of the task team? Similarly, when a corporate is developing a business plan or an operational plan, what type of a person with the right training is fitted for the job? Who has the vision and the capacity to help his company develop a competitive product, cost effectively, and in a sustainable way? On-job training is imperative, but the right education in school plants the seed to reach his or her capacity. I can tell you this: more than a few times company top managers asked me to recommend students who have good marketing skills and with a technical background. I simply told them that, with today’s education system, you would have to be very lucky to run into someone that fits the bill. So, you can imagine how hard it is to train young people to have sufficient technical background, with a decent marketing capacity, while having sustainability ingrained in his mind. 
But that exactly what we need in today’s job market, young people who have the necessary knowledge, the people skill, and the mind of sustainable development. Our Sustainability Science and Engineering program is comprised of three curriculum categories: First, the “Global Leadership Program” to develop visions and business and leadership skills; second, the core science and engineering courses that prepare students to be the driver of a circular economy; third, a “capstone” program to expose students with real-world problems in the forms of community-based design projects and internships. 
We expect our students to be important contributors to the sustainable development of both the communities they live in and the companies they work for.

 

Warm regards,

David Kuo


必修科目表與課程地圖

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