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    Graduate Institute of Automation and Control (GIAC) was founded for cultivating the high-level professionals in response to the needs of Taiwan’s automated manufacturing system development. GIAC initiated its master and PhD programs in 2003 and 2007 respectively with its aim of conducting interdisciplinary education and research by combining faculty in automation and control fields. Seven full time faculty members in combination with twenty joint-appointments from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering involve in teaching and research programs.

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    With the industrial updating and transition from labor-intensive to capital-technology-intensive hi-tech industry featuring high added value and system integration in Taiwan, the engineering professionals are indispensable elements in this industry. So, the focus of this school is on intelligent control theory and application and OME system integration and application, both of which are closely related as the key technologies in hi-tech industry. In line with the government policy of giving an impetus to industrial development, this school attempts to implement relevant courses helpful to cultivate competitive professionals in the field of automation and control, and facilitate the industrial updating.

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