Note: The following regulations is applicable for the students enrolled in the academic year 2022/2023. For other academic years, please refer to the one in the right sidebar.
A minimum of 33 credit hours are required for graduation, which includes 3 credit hours for compulsory course, 24 credit hours for elective courses and 6 credit hours for dissertation. Graduate student must complete the Academic Research Ethics Education Course according to the regulations of Yuan Ze University Academic Research Ethics Education Course Implementation Highlights, before the end of the first academic semester. At the latest, the course must be completed and passed before the Advanced Examination application. The student will not be allowed to proceed the Advanced Examination without completing the Academic Research Ethics Education Course completion. Course requirement details are as follows:
- Compulsory course (3 credit hours): ”IE608 Technological English” 3 credit hours – The student whose English examination result reaches the following criteria may apply for remittal.
- Elective courses (24 credit hours): The student can select up to 3 graduate courses from other departments at YZU to count toward graduation course requirements (3 of the 8) with the approvals of the dissertation adviser and the IEM Chair.
|Cambridge Main Suite||First Certificate in English (FCE)|
|BULATS||ALTE Level 3 (60-74)|
|FLPT: Written Total Score||195-239|
|TOEIC: Speaking and Writing Tests||310|
|CSEPT: 2nd Level||240-360|
Mandatory Elective – Chinese (1 academic year, 4 credits)
A minimum of 4 credit hours of Chinese language courses are required for graduation. The 4 credit hours can be waived by the TOCFL Level 1 or above certificate, or equivalent (including listening, reading, speaking, and writing). For the student who received a master's degree from IEM of YZU, he/she can either take 4 credit hours of Chinese language courses or get a credit waiver via previously not used TOCFL L1, above, or equivalent.
Fundamental Qualifying Examination
- Graduate students are required to complete four out of the following five courses (taken in undergraduate or master perio1d can be counted) in order to pass the Fundamental Qualifying Exam. The corresponding substitutes are also listed below:
- The abovementioned substitute courses can be counted toward the elective courses requirement if they are taken while studying during the IEM PhD program.
- The "Dissertation Adviser Agreement" must be completed and turned in after passing the Fundamental Qualifying Exam signed by the dissertation adviser.
|Fundamental Qualifying Course Name (Undergraduate Level)||Substitute Course Name (Graduate Level)|
|Production Planning and Control (I)||Advanced Production Planning and Control|
|Quality Control (with lab)||Advanced Quality Control|
|Engineering Statistics||Experimental Design|
|Operations Research||Mathematical Programming (I)|
|Facilities Planning (with lab)||Advanced Facility Planning|
Student is required to complete the Fundamental Qualifying Examination and the course requirements before applying for the Advanced Examination. The Advanced Examination related rules are as follows:
- PhD Graduate students should complete the Advanced Examination within the first 4 academic years (not including temporary leaves).
- Prior to the Advanced Examination, the student must turn in the Application Form of the PhD Advanced Examination.
- In accordance with the specialty and requests of dissertation committee members, the examination may be conducted in written, oral or both formats. The committee must be comprised of a minimum of three members (include the dissertation advisor), at least 1/3 of which should be associate (or above level) professor.
- Upon completions of the Fundamental Qualifying Examination and Advanced Examination, the student becomes a PhD candidate.
Dissertation Proposal Defense
Three months after passing the Advanced Examination, the PhD candidate can apply for the Dissertation Proposal Defense and form the dissertation committee comprising at least 5 members (including dissertation advisor) from in and outside of YZU with 1/3 or above from each. The related rules are as follows:
- The committee members from the IEM department shall be the same as in the Advanced Exam. If any changes are needed, the PhD candidate must apply and obtain the committee agreement with IEM approval.
- The committee is responsible for conducting oral examination with respect to the proposal. A written examination of a specialized subject related to the proposed research may be requested by the committee.
- Prior to the Proposal Defense, the PhD candidate must turn in ”Dissertation Proposal Check List”, ”Dissertation Advisor’s Recommendation” and ”Dissertation Proposal Form”. The student must turn in ”Dissertation Proposal Approval Form” after passing the Dissertation Proposal Defense.
Dissertation Defense can only be applied after three months of the Dissertation Proposal Defense and the completion of publication requirements. The related rules and regulations are as follows:
- Two or more articles must be published in renowned journals, with at least one in SSCI/SCI class journals or two in EI class journals. The published articles must originate from and directed related to the dissertation and must be accepted with proven acceptance letters to satisfy publication requirements. Other than student’s dissertation adviser, the student needs to be the first author of the published articles. If the following situations occur, the number of papers will be counted differently:
i. Articles with author(s) who is (are) not the student’s committee member(s): can only be counted as one-half paper.
ii. Articles with authors of other students: can only be counted as one-half paper.
iii. Articles with both cases i.) and ii.): can only be counted as one-fourth paper.
- One or more conference papers are published in domestic or international conference proceedings and presented in international conference.
- Committee members should be the same for both the Dissertation Proposal Defense and the Dissertation Defense. If not, the student must apply and obtain the committee agreement with IEM approval.
- Prior to the Dissertation Defense, the PhD candidate must turn in the "Dissertation Defense Check List." After the Dissertation Defense, the "Final Defense Grading Report" and the "Dissertation Defense Report Form" must be turned in to the IEM office.
Tentative Course offering
|Course ID||Course Name & Title||Credits|
|IE505||Stochastic Processes (I)||3|
|IE507||Mathematical Programming (I)||3|
|IE517||Inventory Systems and Control||3|
|IE538||Experimental Design and Applications||3|
|IE555||Group Decision Making||3|
|IE561||Statistical Methods and Data Analysis||3|
|IE562||3D Visual Simulation and Virtual Reality||3|
|IE576||Global Logistics Management||3|
|IE581||Service System Design||3|
|IE602||The Operational Models of E-Enterprise||3|
|IE604||Enterprise Resources Planning||3|
|IE609||The Management of Enterprise Digitization||3|
|IE614||Data Pattern Recognition and Classification||3|
|IE619||Design and Construction of Virtual Reality Systems||3|
|IE622||Managing for Business Excellence||3|
|IE622||Managing for Business Excellence||3|
|IE625||Big Data Analytics||3|
Note: 1. Other courses taught in Chinese are available at your own discretion (list available on YZU website). You may discuss with the professor for possible lecturing in English which must be based on his/her final decision. 2. You are responsible to plan ahead base on courses’ availability at different semesters and their corresponding prerequisites. 3. Courses listed above are generally offered in the span of 2 years, and subject to change without further notice. 4. For those graduate students who shall complete Academic Research Ethics Education Course before the end of their first academic semester, they must follow the regulations of Yuan Ze University Academic Research Ethics Education Course Implementation Highlights. The latest deadline for them shall be their course completions and then their applications towards the degree’s oral exam.