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Social Practice


Passed at the 204th Academic Affairs Meeting of the University on June 29, 2021.

Amended and passed at the 206th Academic Affairs Meeting of the University on January 4, 2022.


  1. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as "the University") aims to cultivate students' sense of responsibility and cooperation, integrate professional knowledge and skills into practical life, and promote social engagement. In light of this, the "Social Practice" domain is established as a required field of study, and these implementation guidelines (hereinafter referred to as "the Guidelines") are formulated.
  2. The courses in this domain are coordinated by the General Education Center, and course information will be submitted to the Joint Education Committee each semester.
  3. The courses in this domain should be based on civic responsibility and public service, and should combine both theoretical and applied aspects. The course design can be developed by the instructor or jointly designed by students and the instructor. The opening of courses should follow the procedures of the University. If students propose their own practice themes, they must obtain the approval of the instructor before the course can be offered.
  4. The courses in this domain should ideally be completed within one semester. The courses should include knowledge learning, practical participation, and reflection and feedback. The practical participation should involve a minimum of 36 hours. Knowledge learning and reflection can be conducted jointly by multiple units.
  5. The instructor of the courses in this domain is responsible for designing the practice theme, guiding the students, and grading. Additional facilitators may be appointed to assist with course implementation.
  6. The courses in this domain should keep records of practice outcomes and reflections to facilitate experience sharing and course promotion.
  7. Practical participation in the courses in this domain may be accompanied by certification of hours provided by internal or external organizations. The certification of hours for internal clubs is handled by the Office of Student Affairs.
  8. Students with disabilities who take courses in this domain may receive appropriate guidance from the offering units according to their specific circumstances.
  9. The course design in this domain should pay attention to student safety, and necessary insurance matters should be arranged for students.
  10. The necessary materials for the courses in this domain should be provided by the jurisdictional units in the practical participation area.
  11. The offering units may recommend excellent courses each academic year for commendation.
  12. Students who pass the University's external internships (including professional growth internships and overseas internships) are exempt from taking courses in this domain.
  13. Students participating in "Social Practice" courses should be guided by one full-time or part-time faculty member of the University. The course hours should not be counted as teaching hours for the faculty member, but a mentoring fee will be provided. The mentoring fee is NT$500 per student mentored per semester. The faculty member's affiliated unit will submit a unified application for payment at the end of the semester.
  14. These Guidelines shall be implemented after approval by the Academic Affairs Meeting and shall also apply to any future amendments.

Disclaimer: This document has been translated from its original Chinese version by a machine translation tool. The translation should be used for informational purposes only, and in case of any discrepancies or conflicts, the Chinese version shall prevail. The translator and the machine translation tool are not liable for any errors, omissions, or misunderstandings that may arise from the use of this translation.