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Curriculum information

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    Course execution and auxiliary measures


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    1. Basic Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Practical Training Curriculum
    To coordinate with the university’s inclusive planning and policies of the Ministry of Education, the department emphasizes practical skills, trains students’ basic professional capabilities and encourages them to obtain the relevant certificates demanded in the workplace. Therefore, on teaching philosophy, the department considers connecting the goal of learning-use-in-one in the last phase of the educational circle with industry, labor demand traits and skills in accordance with the requirements of airlines, as well as value and characteristics of practice and application for the transport service industry and detailed practical technical and vocational systems.
    On the establishment of a plan for a student educational strategy, the department mainly arranges basic theory courses and some advanced courses in year 1 and 2 to enhance language capability training and cultivate talented professionals for the airline and transport service industry with international views. In year 3, a one-year, off-campus workplace experience is implemented to change indirect knowledge into direct experience. This practice implements the idea of enhancing cooperative education and fully catching up with the world, as well as leading learning achievement with planned learning activities through in-turn experiencing campus study and workplace learning. In year 4 under the objective of cultivating students’ capabilities of independent thinking and professional integration, teachers guide students’ basic capabilities of exploring and diagnosing problems in the industry service network and industry discussions through the methods of book and newspaper discussion and industry-university research projects.
     

     

                                                              
    2. Structure of the Common Educational Curriculum
    Under the schooling philosophies of foresight, practice and internationality, the general education courses of the department were established by the university’s general education center to coordinate with the schooling philosophies and the meaning of the school motto in the following objectives and are provided with supporting courses:  
     (1) To promote the understanding of multi-field knowledge, methods and connotations, and their integration to put them into use in the hospitality industry.
     (2) To cultivate mature interpersonal relationships and be provided with capabilities in expression, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
     (3) To develop career ethics and to cultivate a view of life that serves others.
     (4) To nurture humanistic concerns and to develop traits of both a contemporary and world citizen. 
     (5) To enhance life-long study, career development and adaptability to international environmental changes, as well as worldwide views.
    Course arrangement of 4-year general education is as shown in detail in Table 1.


    grade/
    a school term
    I /1
    I/2
    II /1
    II /2
    IV /1
    Common Educational Curriculum
    English (Reading & Writing) I(2/2)
     
    English (Reading & Writing) II(2/2)
     
     
    History and Culture(2/2)
    English (Listening & Speaking) I(2/2)
    English (Listening & Speaking) II(2/2)
    English (Listening & Speaking) III(2/2)
     
     
    Second Foreign Language Japanese I(2/2)
    Second Foreign Language Japanese II(2/2)
     
     
     
    I(2/2)
    Chinese Speech & Writing;Chinese Literature Appreciation; Chinese writing
    II(2/2)
    Chinese Speech & Writing;Chinese Literature Appreciation;Chinese writing
     
     
     
    II(2/2)
    Psychology;Introduction to Laws;Introduction to Social Sciences;
    Communication studies
    II(2/2)
    Psychology;Introduction to Laws;Introduction to Social Sciences;
    Communication studies
     
     
     
    Introduction to Computer Science I(1/2)
    Introduction to Computer Science II(1/2)
     
     
     
    Basic Statistics(2/2)
     
    Oduction to Aesehetics(2/2)
    The Music of World(2/2)
     
    Military TrainingⅠ(0/2)
    Military Training(II)Ⅱ(0/2)
     
     
     
    Physical EducationⅠ(0/2)
    Physical EducationⅡ(0/2)
    Physical EducationⅢ(0/2)
    Physical Education(IV) Ⅳ(0/2)
     




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    3. Planning of Curriculum Implementation Strategy and Supporting Measures
    To coordinate with industry upgrades and social requirements, the required courses of the department are generally basic aptitude knowledge, professional skills and language communication training, while elective courses are diverse and professional technical courses to enrich students’ connotations and transfer knowledge into capability to help students equip themselves with professional capabilities, attitudes and the confidence required in the workplace. 
    Besides professional knowledge, students have more need for practical capabilities. The department consistently follows the German technical and vocational education method of sandwich courses of the university. By learning professional theories on-campus and having off-campus practice in an airline or other relevant industry, the student is expected to be able to put course knowledge and work experience into practice through in-turn block release system to train frontline service operating personnel in the industry fundamentals. By implementing the sandwich program, it does not only guide professional knowledge into the school curriculum, but also activates instructors’ teaching to cultivate students for airline and transport service with both theory and practice.
     
    Furthermore, in order to strengthen students’ language capabilities and encourage them to take tests for certification in English and Japanese, the department has opened advanced and high-level English conversation courses in year 4 with the expectation that students can develop a good knowledge in the listening, speaking, reading and writing of English (or Japanese). To strengthen practical computer skills, in addition to basic computer courses, the department has also enhanced courses on professional information of travel and airline services, such as the Abacus course, and expects students to have more opportunities to actually operate computer in favor of employment. The planning of the curriculum implementation strategy and supporting measures of the department are shown in detail in Figure.
     
     
    Title
    Name
    Highest education
    Expertise
    Teaching subjects
    Industrial Data or Assessment certificate
    Vice- professor and department head
    Yang Zhenghua
    Doctor, transportation technology and management department, National Chiao Tung University
    *Aviation law
    * Aviation operational affairs management
    * High-speed railway station affairs management
    *Travel behavior analysis
    * Rail transportation
    * Aviation and shipping affairs practice
    *Civil aviation regulations
    *Overview of the transportation service technology
    * Overview of the aviation company operation
    Ground service and chairman assistant of Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. IATA/UFTAA international tourism industry professional certification
    Vice-professor
    Zhang Jianhao
    Doctor, HR management department, National Sun Yat-Sen University
    *Human resources
    *Flight service practice and management
    * English and Japanese
    * Aviation and shipping English
    * Aviation and shipping Japanese
    * Flight service and staff management
    * Service industry management
    * Introduction of aviation company operation ( teaching in English )
    Manager in China Airlines Ltd., IATA/UFTAA international tourism industry professional certification
    Assistant professor
     
    Chen Fuchuan
    Doctor, economy and trade section, Mainland institute, Scientific Socialism Research Institute, National Sun Yat- Sen University 
    *Aviation booking affairs
    * Aviation economy
    * Travel market
    * Airport operation affairs
    * Economics
    * Aviation and shipping booking practice
    *Departure control system
    Ground service in EVA Air co., Ltd.
    Assistant professor
     
    Chen Kaiwen
    Doctor, business education research institute, National Changhua University of Education
    *Accounting
    *Finance management
    *business education
    *Accounting
    * Finance management
    *e-commerce application
    *HR management
    * Management
    *Enterprise communication practice
    ROC accountant, certified internal auditor, ACA Dreamweaver CS3 international certification and information profession talent identification by Economic Affairs Ministry—game planning professional under digital content category, certified enterprise electronic assistant planner, office software, certified internet application enterprise talent under office software category, certified e-commerce enterprise talent in professional fields, certified professional in meeting exhibit service industry granted by Economics Affairs Ministry, IATA/UFTAA international travel industry professional certification.
     
    Assistant professor
     
    Wan Guangman
    Doctor, HR management research institute, National Sun Yat- Sen University
    * Aviation catering
    * HR management
    *Passenger cabin security management
    * Flight and high-speed railway service working
    * HR management
    * Passenger cabin security management
    * Aviation and shipping catering practice
    *Passenger cabin service practice
    Flight cabin chief of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., service department ofUNI Airways Corp., International Air transport Association (IATA) flight attendant service certificate, IATA/UFTAA international tourism industry professional certification
    Assistant professor
    Wang Yingjun
    Doctor, traffic management science department, National Cheng Kung University
    * Aviation security and dangerous goods management
    * Aviation affairs management
    * Air traffic control
    * Aviation and rail operation security
    * Shipping risk and insurance management
    * Shipping security management
    * Aviation affair management
    * Introduction of flight control
    * Aviation meteorology
    * Shipping risk management  
    * Shipping security and dangerous goods management
    * Introduction of flight principles
    * Operation and management of airport
    Flight safety and aviation affair supervisor of Far Eastern Air Transport Corp., flight safety education course lecturer; aviation safety plan management, crash/accident event contingency management certificate granted by University of Southern California (USC)performance management certificate granted by U.S. Department of TransportationInternational Air transport Association (IATA) dangerous goods management certificateairline company emergency event planning and contingency management certificate granted by International Air transport Association (IATA); IATA/UFTAA international travel industry professional certification; Introduction of civil aviation, airport safety management certificate granted by Civil Aviation Administration of Transportation Departmentinternal quality auditor certificate of aviation center in Industrial Research Institute.
    Lecturer
     
    Cheng Jianxing
    Doctoral candidate, traffic management science department, National Cheng Kung University, tourism marketing master in English from the University of Surrey
    * Aviation transportation
    * Aviation ticket affairs
    * Marketing management
    * High-speed railway ticket affair management
    * Transportation and tourism
    * Aviation and shipping ticket affair practice
    * Aviation ticket affair management
    * Introduction of aviation company operation
    Ground service in Eva Airways Corp., International Air transport Association (IATA) certified teacher, IATA/UFTAA international travel industry certification
    Lecturer
    Li Jingmin
    Doctoral candidate, language institute, UK Edinburgh University, master in applied linguistics department, UK Edinburgh University
    *English teaching
    *Social linguistics
    * Aviation and shipping English
    * Aviation and shipping advanced English
    * Aviation and shipping High-Order English
    * Business English Letter Writing
    *Aviation broadcast practice
    *Image building practice
    Flight cabin chief of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., International Air transport Association (IATA)Instructional Techniques professional certification
    Remarks: (1) These statistics come from before July 1st, 2011. (2) Specialties of full-time teachers of the department all conform to the properties of the teaching subjects.  


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    4. Planning of Curriculum Implementation Strategy and Curriculum Orientation of Full-Time Teachers
    The department has 8 full-time teachers, including 2 associate professors, 4 assistant professors and 2 lecturers in which the percentage of full-time teachers higher than the status of assistant professor is 75%. Current teachers come mostly from the industry with practical experience in the workplace or professional certificates, while the academic specialties include air transport management, transport technology management, human resource management, mainland affair management (major in economics and trade) and business education management. Teachers in extension education are in accordance with the department’s development prospect and direction of doctorization of the teacher structure. Specialties and qualifications of the current full-time teachers of the department are as shown below in Table 2:

     
    Resumes of Teachers in Shipping Department

                                                                  
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