Sustainability Science and Management Program

The program teaches students how to research, approach, and resolve sustainability issues with a hands-on focuson real-world solutions. Students study the intersection of social, economic, and environmental factors in an all-English program to foster a sustainable future for a competitive global society.

 
 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students of Sustainability Science & Engineering will gain a hands-on education through projects and laboratories as well as English-taught courses in chemistry, physics, calculus, ecology, engineering, economics, policy, and management.

Core Competency

  1. Students will learn to:
  2. Follow trends in global ecology and environmental change
  3. Transfer laboratory and research skills into real-world solutions.
  4. Turn resources into effective environmental action and policy
  5. Turn sustainability practices into business opportunities
  6. Develop skills in and communicate effectively on sustainability science, engineering, and policy in both a local and global context.
 

Director’s Words

Welcome to the Sustainability Science and Management Program (SSM) at Tunghai University, a socially responsible institution and a pivotal advocate for sustainable development.

I am honored to serve as the director of this dynamic and internationally acclaimed program. At SSM, we take pride in offering a truly unique and enriching educational experience, one of that is characterized by its global perspective and commitment to excellence.

SSM boasts an exceptional faculty, comprising 100% foreign teachers with specialized qualifications. These educators bring a wealth of expertise and diverse cultural backgrounds to the classroom, creating a stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinking, creativity, and cross-cultural understanding.

We take great pride in our program’s internationalized nature, with a significant number of foreign students comprising approximately one-third or more of our student body. This diversity fosters a rich exchange of ideas and perspectives, preparing our students to be global citizens capable of tackling complex sustainability challenges on a worldwide scale.

The curriculum we offer is thoughtfully designed to cover a wide range of topics within the field of sustainability. From environmental conservation and new energy generation to social responsibility and ethical business practices, our students have the opportunity to explore their unique interests and passions, ultimately contributing to the creation of a more sustainable and equitable world.

Throughout the four years of study, our students engage in an interdisciplinary learning journey. Compulsory thematic plans progressively guide them through scientific reading, presentations, and academic writing. These valuable experiences lay a solid foundation, leading up to the pinnacle of their academic pursuits – the senior year’s project thesis, where they integrate their learning outcomes and demonstrate their mastery of sustainability principles

As part of our commitment to fostering a global mindset, we actively encourage and facilitate short-term exchanges and participation in off-campus academic competitions. These opportunities allow our students to engage with different cultures, learn from various academic institutions, and broaden their horizons.

In conclusion, the SSM at Tunghai is dedicated to equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical framework necessary to lead in a world there sustainability is paramount. We believe that each individual has the power to effect positive change, and our mission is to empower our students to be influential agents of transformation in their chosen fields.

Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey towards a sustainable future. Together, we will make a difference.

 

Min-Chieh Chuang
Director, Sustainability Science and Management Program