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Brief History

Brief History

Established in 1994, the Institute of Manufacturing Information and Systems, IMIS (originally Institute of Manufacturing Engineering, IME) at National Cheng Kung University is the first research institute in Taiwan that encompasses the fields of e-Manufacturing, Automation Technology, Manufacturing Management, and Manufacturing Systems. As one of the leading academic units, the institute currently provides both PhD and Master programs in a hope to nurture future engineers and leaders of domestic industries.


    Pei-Hsuan Tsai                   (Aug.2023- present)

    Chao-Chun Chen               (Aug.2020- July 2023)

    Chia-Yen Lee                     (Aug.2018- July 2020)

    Lien,Jenn-Jier James       (Aug.2015- July 2018)

    Hsieh,Sun-Yuan                (Aug.2010- July 2015)

    Yang,Ta-Ho                        (Aug.2008-July 1998)

    Chen,Yuh-Min                   (Aug.2004-July 2008)

    Chen,Seang-Liang           (Aug.2001-July 2004)

    Cheng,Fan-Tien               (Aug.1998-July 2001)

    Lee,Rong-Shean              (Aug.1994-July 1998)



The main objective of IMIS lies in cultivating specialists in fields related to Manufacturing Information and System Integration (e.g. e-Manufacturing,Manufacturing Technology,Manufacturing Systems and Manufacturing Management,etc.) to respond to the upgrading demand of domestic high-tech and manufacturing industries. Also, the institute-university cooperative research projects.


The research scope of IMIS may include electronics, informatics, information management, manufacturing management, industrial engineering, and so on. In recent years, studies related to the sunrise semiconductor industry, TFT-LCD industry, and biotechnology have also been conducted within the institute.

IMIS promotes collaboration and cooperative researches with the industry, and has been working closely with some well-known high-tech corporations, such as Chi Mei, TSMC, and ASE.

Students are required to develop theses that can solve problems faced by the industry, so that they can acquire problem solving skills and gain more practical experiences. The post-graduate education program put emphases on the fields of e-Manufacturing, Automation Technology, Manufacturing Management, and Manufacturing Systems, This education program allows students to gain a holistic perspective of manufacturing engineering. The institute also encourages engineers who have working experiences to join the study program.