The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology was established on August 1, 1974, as the first higher education institution of its kind within our nation's technical and vocational education system. By extending this system to the highest level, this new school was intended to meet the need created by our rapid economic and industrial development for highly trained engineers and managers. Current enrollment includes 5,253 undergraduates and 4,628 graduate students with 533 full-time faculty.
Altogether we have twenty-one separate academic teaching units that accept students into undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. Our university's undergraduate division has two-year, four-year, and continuing education programs.
To date, a total of 68,889 students have graduated from the university's undergraduate and graduate programs and are employed all over Taiwan. Among these graduates, only a small percentage has pursued study abroad. The overwhelming majority have devoted themselves to the various aspects of our nation's economic development, to which many of our alumni are making important contributions. Because our graduates combine a solid theoretical foundation, abundant practical experience, and a professional attitude to their work, they are much in demand with both public and private enterprises.