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STREAM Micro-credential Program

Program Overview  

In  2022, the Centre of General Education launched the STREAM Interdisciplinary Micro-credential Program, designed to leverage the practical strengths of Taiwan Tech students. This innovative program integrates STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with the dimensions of Reading (critical literacies) and Art, fostering a diverse set of interdisciplinary skills essential for today's complex world. By participating in our STREAM program, students will gain a unique and comprehensive education that prepares them for the multifaceted challenges of the modern world. 

Key Features 

  • Interdisciplinary Integration: The program combines STEM education with critical reading and art, recognizing these as professional competencies. For instance, critical reading and creative writing are essential for students in Applied Foreign Languages, while design planning is crucial for those in the Design Department.
  • Interdisciplinary Exchanges: The CGE serves as a dynamic platform for students across various disciplines - science, technology, engineering, mathematics, humanities, and arts—to engage in meaningful interdisciplinary exchanges and cross-disciplinary learning.
  • Problem-oriented Teaching Approach: Emphasizing a problem-oriented approach, the program encourages students to explore and devise solutions for specific societal issues, enhancing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Curriculum Design 

The program is structured around three dimensions, i.e. Digital Humanities, Experiential Learning, and Knowledge Transfer. In addition to STEM-related courses, which are the core of Taiwan Tech's offerings, the curriculum also incorporates Reading (R) (critical literacies) and Art (A), aiming to cultivate students' interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. The curriculum adheres to the following principles:

- Solid Foundation of Knowledge: Ensuring a robust theoretical base alongside practical application.
- Technology-Humanities Integration: Merging technological proficiency with humanities to create well-rounded professionals.
- Learning by Doing: Emphasizing practical, hands-on experience to complement theoretical learning.

To achieve this, the program features "Thread Courses", designed for conveying in-depth theoretical knowledge, and “Square Courses”, focused on building practical, hands-on skills. "Thread Courses" include three aspects: solid fundamental knowledge, humanistic literacy, and practical methods, and are taught on a weekly basis. "Square Courses" involve transmission and practice and will be planned similarly to collegiate learning, showcasing interdisciplinary learning outcomes through project-based approaches. 

Download: STREAM Interdisciplinary Micro-credential Program Curriculum Design

 Eligibility and Enrollment 

  • Eligibility:  Open to all NTUST undergraduate students
  • Enrollment Quota:  No overall quota, but individual course limits apply.
  • Minimum Credits Required: 11 credits
  • Credit Allocation: Credits count towards graduation requirements and semester credit limits
Course Type Credits
Core courses 3
Thread Courses  2
Square Courses 2
Electives 4
Total (Minimum credits required) 11





Appplication Process

  • Period:  As announced in the NTUST university calendar.
  • Method:  Register via the Credit Program Application System and submit the printed application to the CGE (link, download?)
  • Completion:  Submit the application form and transcript copy upon program completion. Approved students will receive a certificate of completion.