Message to Future Students
Prof. Shaw-Jyh Shin, Program Director, FCU-Purdue Program
Associate Prof. Shaw-Jyh Shin is a professor of the Department of Communications Engineering, he got his MA and PhD degrees in New Jersey Institute of Technology. He pointed out, “The College of Engineering of Purdue University ranks the sixth place amongst the States, just as famous as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology. Young generations are ambitious and visionary. It would be of great help if they get to go abroad to broaden their horizon and cultivate their international perspectives”.
He also indicated the strengths of the program, “Our students would be able to receive two diplomas, respectively Bachelor of Engineering, FCU and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, Purdue University. In addition, they would also get a 29 months Internship Visa in the United States to accumulate working experiences in their professional fields. This program enables the versatility of the graduates as they are well-prepared in professional knowledge and skills in both electrical and information engineering, with a very strong foundation for them to pursue their studies”.
Prof. Shin added, “In the United States, Electrical Engineering covers a wide range of professional fields, students major in Electrical Engineering can choose their field of research according to their interest when they reach there. As for Computer Engineering, it enhances hardware knowledge basis apart from the learning of the software, do not miss this program if you love computer!”
For those who are interested in this program, you should try to work hard in Maths, Physics and English. “What we learn are considered as hard knowledge. As long as you possess certain basis, you can keep up with the pace of the courses. Furthermore, we do have teaching assistant for most of our courses. Therefore, there is no need to worry,” said Prof. Shin.