The department regards research and teaching as its main goals: Taught programs shall consider both foundation of theory and practice. Apart from lesson teaching, all programs shall be supported with practical application, online operation and assignment discussion aided by teachers and teaching assistants. The department offers and plans cross-departmental integrated professional programs, such as 3C modules, biological information modules, etc., in hope that students of the department can be equipped with solid and diverse foundation of knowledge.
The department conducts commission projects from units such as National Science Council, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Council of Agriculture, County / City Government, and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology every year. Now, the department also establishes university and industry liaison system with various computer companies and telecommunication companies. Also, the department offers close technical support to small and medium enterprises in Sijhih, Nangang, Neihu, Keelung and Yilan District through the University’s Incubation Center. In the future, the department will establish relevant technology research center to integrate regional research and development resources, in hope to become key center of information technology in Northern Taiwan.