The Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE) is established in 1994. IIE currently offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in three major fields: 1. Production Systems and Processes, 2. Operations and Information Systems, and 3. Industrial Analysis and Technology Management. In collaboration with the College of Engineering, the College of Management, the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Medicines, IIE is especially known for its multidisciplinary research of system integration, innovation and management. In particular, its advanced research in semiconductor manufacturing systems is noted worldwide. IIE is the first academic institute in Taiwan to win the research grant from Semiconductor Research Corp. and International Semiconductor Manufacturing Initiatives, Inc. Through the co-op projects, research issues and ideas are exchanged and discussed with engineers from semiconductor companies in Taiwan, US and Germany. The semiconductor research in IIE has continued to advance, flourish and internationalize. Meanwhile, IIE has been developing its multidisciplinary research in areas of service systems and biomedical engineering. It has worked with hospitals to improve the efficiency of the healthcare service operations. It has also worked with the College of Medicines to develop the ultrasound computer-aided tumor detection and diagnosis technologies which have been successfully transferred to a biotech company and won the National Enterprise Innovation Award.
IIE is also developing new research areas, such as industrial analysis and service engineering. In particular, IIE has joined a collaboration effort by Colleges of EECS, Engineering and Management to propose an interdisciplinary research center. The center will focus its research on how to enhance the industrial added-value by integrating services, manufacturing, technologies and humanities.http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~giie/