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About ISTM Undergraduate 2+2 Programs

International School of Technology and Management (ISTM) offers 3 Undergraduate 2+2 Programs, offering students robust and comprehensive curriculums and prepares students for a global world economy and career. ISTM programs are based on innovation and creativity. Specialized programs allow students to develop skills in the areas that interest them most. Students benefit from strong industry partnerships with local and global opportunities.

 

Students matriculate at ISTM Undergraduate Programs will complete their first 2 years in Feng Chia University (FCU) studying core courses of their programs. Students will then transition to partner universities to continue their study for the 3rd and 4th year.* While the language of instruction in ISTM programs is English, international students can take advantage of the Chinese language classes offered by FCU. With diverse and versatile learning and living environments, students will benefit from increasing interest and preparedness for future study, research, and/or work opportunities in Taiwan specifically and East Asia more generally, as well as in highly developed countries like Australia or United States.

 

*Certain GPA and English proficiency requirements must be met in order for students to be eligible for transition.

 

Top Universities & Best Living Locations

FCU is one of the best private universities in Taiwan. It has also consistently won government grants on the strength of its teaching and research. Polling of executives from Taiwan’s top 1,000 businesses has consistently placed FCU among the top ten universities in Taiwan in terms of the quality of its graduates over the last ten years. To enhance teaching and research, FCU promotes international networking through collaboration with global institutes and establishes ISTM in 2014 to create 2+2 programs with global partners.

 

With the mission of nurturing leaders and professionals with international mobility in mind, ISTM partners with world-renowned universities with good academic reputation and research capacity. RMIT University is among top 100 worldwide in Business and Management Studies (QS World University 2017). Purdue University’s Engineering programs are consistently ranked among top 10 in US (U.S. News). San Jose State University, the founding campus of 23 California State Universities, is ranked #9 among all public universities in Regional Universities West (U.S. News 2018). Furthermore, the locations of our partner universities are ideal in terms of safety, education, living standards, culture, employment opportunities and friendliness toward international students. Melbourne is named the “most livable city” by Economist for seven consecutive years. The City of San Jose, an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley, is the fourth largest city in California and is only one-hour drive from San Francisco. West Lafayette, home to Purdue University, is a safe and friendly city which is only 2-hour drive from Chicago, the third largest city in US.

 

Program Journey

 

Seamless Transition from ISTM to Partner Universities

  • Pathway agreements with partner universities, approved by Ministry of Education
  • 2+2 complete and consistent curriculum
  • Minimum loss of course credits
  • 2 Bachelor's degrees upon graduation