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History of the Department

Being the first of its kind engaged in higher education of architecture in Taiwan, this department has a long history that can be traced back to 1912 (The 1st year of Taisho Era), the time of the Auxiliary Industrial Institute under Japanese rule. In 1915 (The 4th year of the Taisho Era), the class of 1912 graduated from the Department of Architecture. We have trained countless experts in the construction and architecture sectors of Taiwan since then. After the end of Japanese rule in Taiwan, the former Taipei Auxiliary Industrial Institute was reorganized as Taipei Industrial Vocational School and the Section of Architecture was subordinated to the Section of Civil Engineering and the Section of Industrial Design in 1963 and 1966 bearing the title as “Architecture Branch”, respectively. In 1987, the predecessor of the department was independently organized as the “Section of Architecture”, and was organized as the “Department of Architecture” after school was reorganized as the National Taipei Instituted of Technology and then National Taipei University of Technology. This department is now the honor and cornerstone in the architecture sector of Taiwan in its century old evolution.

Direction of Development

Taipei Tech is a typical metropolitan university of Taiwan with an edge in industrial linkage. In the wake of the development of the idea of environmental sustainability over the years, the topics of urban development, ecology and energy saving have drawn much of the attention. This is particularly the case for the trend of internationalization and globalization, which shapes a more liberal environment for the higher education of Taiwan in technology. As a member of the global village, the department seeks to integrate the ideas of environmental sustainability, practice of design, and digital technology in responding to the world trend, and also emphasizes on the unity of learning and practice (industry-academic collaborative education). In addition, the department will also pursue international exchanges to train good people in architecture for the next generation.

Program features

1. Sustainable environment: emphasis on the sustainability of healthy environment, urban renewal, cultural preservation, and community building.

2. Interdisciplinary integration: specialization in the disciplines of urbanity, landscape, ecology and environment.

3. Core curriculum in architecture: integration of the capacity in architecture and architectural design.

4. Practice of engineering: recruitment of industry practitioners in teaching with an emphasis on practical work, skills and off-campus internship training.

5. Digital technology: emphasis on the training and development of digital application, new media, and new technology.

6. International exchange: Encouragement in collaboration with international students, exchange students, visiting scholars, and cross-boundary research projects.

7. Attune to workplace: upgrade the capacity of problem solving and expertise knowledge and meet the dynamic demand of human resources in the industry.