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About the program

Our Master of Science (MSc) degree program for Color and illumination technologies and Artificial intelligence applications (for more details see our research directions) requires at least 24 credits, in addition to writing a Master Thesis. At least 3 of the Basic Courses shown below are required to take, and at least 18 credits of courses provided by the Institute need to be taken. Students usually finish this program within two years but may extend up to another two years for acceptable reasons.



International students who would like to apply for admission to the program are required to have graduated from universities or colleges recognized by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan).



University/college transcripts, mark rankings (in terms of rank/class size), English ability, autobiography, and any other information that may strengthen the applicant’s academic ability, skills or potential are required to be included in the application. For more details of how to apply please visit Admission Office. For information of financial support and life in NTUST please visit the Office of International Affairs.


Required Courses (all required)

Title Credits/Hours
Seminar (1) 0/2
Seminar (2) 0/2
Master Thesis  
Academic Research Ethics 0/3


Basic Courses (at least 3 required)

Title Credits/Hours
Applied Color Science 3/3
Psychophysics in Color and Visual Perception 3/3
Imaging Technology and Devices 3/3
Illumination Optics 3/3
Spatial Data Acquisition Technology 3/3
Applied Visual Optics 3/3


Elective Courses

Title Credits/Hours
Color Image Processing 3/3
Advanced Computer Graphics 3/3
Computer Vision and Applications 3/3
Human Factors in Lighting and Color 3/3
Imaging Optical Design 3/3
Practical Skills 3/3
Affective Color Design 3/3
Cross Media Colour Reproduction 3/3
Digital Archive Technology 3/3
Fourier Optics 3/3
Advanced Fourier Optics 3/3
Applied Color Psychology 3/3
Photonics Engineering Laboratory 2/3
Practice of Photonic Engineering Applications 3/3
Nonimaging Optics and Illumination Design 3/3
Solid-State Lighting Technology 3/3
Natural Light Illumination System 3/3
Lab Exercises in Natural Light Illumination System 1/3
Application of Color Theories to Imaging and Lighting Industries 3/3
Highly Vision Telepresence Display Technologies 3/3
Digital Camera Design Theory and Practice 3/3
Colour Image Reproduction Systems 3/3
Principles and Applications of Colorimetry 3/3
Experimental Design and Analysis in Color and Lighting 3/3
Machine Learning for Practical Optical Design 3/3
Practical Programming of Optics 3/3
Testing and Quality Technology of LED Lighting Devices 3/3