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Industrial Engineering National Taiwan University

PhD Program

The Global PhD degree program offered by the Institute of Industrial Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTUIE) is specifically designed for international students. The Global PhD program provides rigorous graduate level education in the core methodologies of industrial engineering including the subjects of operations research, statistics and data science and in applied engineering and analytics disciplines. The primary emphasis program is on modeling, analysis, and decision of problems arising in the domains of innovation, design, production, and global operations in supply chain management. The goal of Global PhD degree program is to train students as future leaders in technology, policy, industry, and academic sectors. The vast of courses are offered in English so that international students are able to meet their course requirements.


  1. Each doctoral student should select a willing dissertation advisor within four registered semesters. After passing all qualifying exams, a dissertation proposal evaluation committee of four members should be formed by the advisor. The oral exam of the dissertation should take place no earlier than the next semester after the semester in which the proposal is approved by the committee.
  2. Successful completion of 18 credits of course work for students with a Master degree in Industrial Engineering-related fields. Otherwise, 30 credits are required. At least 12 credits should be earned on courses offered by NTUIE. All those credits should exclude credits on Special Topics, Graduate Seminars and Dissertation.
  3. All doctoral students should pass qualifying exams within four registered semesters. Failing this requirement, the student cannot continue the program. The qualifying exams have two parts. In the first part, all doctoral students should pass a written qualifying exam on Statistical Methods. In the second part, the exam subjects differ by track of study. For the second part of the qualifying exams, an exam can be waived by petition if the student has received a grade of A- or better in a linked course within the last 5 years. The details regarding the regulation of the qualifying exam can be found in the Degree Requirements and Qualification of the Global PhD program.
  4. All doctoral students should present their dissertation works in an international conference sponsored by the conferences listed in the Global PhD program regulation.
  5. All doctoral students should complete two papers as the first, second or corresponding author, in the top 50% rank (by 5-year impact factor) of SCI or SSCI journals. One paper should already be accepted for publication and the other should pass the first referee review.
  6. Doctoral Dissertation


International students seeking admission to the Global PhD degree program must complete an application using NTU’s online application system, accessible via the Office of International Affairs website.

Financial Aids and Scholarship

Several financial aids and scholarship may be available. The detailed information of financial aids and scholarship can be found at the Office of International Affairs website.

Request for waiving exams (PhD. Qualifying exam)

Application for PhD. Qualifying Exam

Textbook: Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (By Jay L. Devore)