The Department of Architecture at National Taipei University of Technology has been active for more than a century and could be traced back to the time of the Japanese rule. The department has trained a sizable population of professionals in architecture and construction and also assumes the responsibility of taking the lead in the education and development of construction industry and vocational education in Taiwan. In responding to climate change and the outbreak of the pandemic, the department seeks to pursue the objective of sustainable cycle and resilience in health in design for achieving the common goal of the SDGs pronounced by the United Nations and the 2050 net zero carbon emission. Education in architecture and construction must be attuned to the trend of development and industry need.
The Department of Architecture and the Master’s Program of Architecture and Urban Design (of the department) currently offers the 4-year daytime bachelor’s degree program, master’s program, and the continuing education master’s program, which are all accredited by IEET (AAC) in the education of architecture. We are dedicated to train students with core competence in architecture at the international level. Under the support and effort of Taipei Tech, the College of Design, the Taipei Tech Architecture Cultural and Education Foundation, Taipei Tech alumni, faculty members and students, the department was ranked the 51st place out of 100 in the 2022 QS World University Ranking in the field of architecture/construction environment, and has drawn much of the attention from the international academic community in architecture. The department shall continue its international exchange and interaction and spare no effort in the training of professional architects and urban designers with broad world view.