Step 2-3. International Project-Based Learning (iPBL) Program

OIT provides training courses with hands-on activities called "Project Based Learning (PBL)" for students of 2nd year and above. As its international version, International PBL (iPBL) programs are conducted with our overseas partnership institutions.

In each iPBL program, students from both universities are grouped together and instructed to communicate in English. Each team completes the same project, such as hardware/software development or system design, which can promote students' practical engineering skills.

OIT believes that such interaction allows students to gain experience in a diverse and professional environment reflecting our globalizing world.

2023 iPBL Outline - Hosted Overseas
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ. Project Title Related SDG(s) Schedule
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design Taiwan Tech Seismic Design and Construction of Column Structural Model Aug 25-31, 2023
2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering
University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines,
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Smart Vertical Farming Challenge 2023, Cebu Aug 20-31, 2023
3 Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering
Taipei Tech, Taiwan Intelligent vehicle challenge 2023 Aug 8-16, 2023
4 Department of Applied Chemistry Thammasat University, Thailand Preparation of supercapacitors and characterization of its functional properties Aug 5-10, 2023
5 Department of Biomedical Engineering Tatung University, Taiwan International joint PBL in the field of biotechnology Aug 6-12, 2023
6 Faculty of Robotics and Design Yuntech, Taiwan International PBL using Design Thinking Jul 2 - 7. 2023
7 Faculty of Robotics and Design SIIT, Thailand International PBL using Design Thinking Jul 16-24, 2023
8 Faculty of Information Science and Technology Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand Digital Transformation Ideathon for Sustainable Development Goals (DX-SDGs Ideathon) Aug 16-23, 2023
9 Faculty of Information Science and Technology SIIT, Thailand Application Development Applying Image Recognition Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2023
10 Faculty of Information Science and Technology Korea National University of Arts, South Korea Cross-Cultural Media Design Project Sep 12-16, 2023
11 International Center Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Global Harmony: Sustainable Future, Cultural Roots Feb 28 - Mar 6, 2024
2023 iPBL Outline - Hosted by OIT
OIT Faculty/Department Participating Univ. Project Title Related SDG(s) Schedule
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology,
Can Tho University, Viet Nam,
Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Development of Wind Turbine Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2023
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering Tatung University, Taiwan PBL Experience Program of Bio-related Experiments and 3D Printer Instrumentation * Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2023
3 Faculty of Robotics and Design National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech), Taiwan International PBL using Design Thinking Jul 10 - 16, 2023
4 Faculty of Robotics and Design Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT), Thailand,
Universiti Malasia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia
Design Thinking about the Global Issue for Asian People on Healthy Lives and Wellbeing * Jul 10 -16, 2023
5 Faculty of Information Science and Technology SIIT, Thailand Drone programming by Python language Jul 23-29, 2023
6 Faculty of Information Science and Technology Assane Seck University of Ziguinchor, Senegel Python Programming of Drone Control * Sep 10 -16, 2023
7 International Center Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) SDGs education program through traditional craft techniques * Sep 10-16, 2023
8 International Center Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya (WMCUS), Indonesia Advanced Program for Bilateral Exchange Fostered through Monozukuri Experience * Oct 17-23, 2023
9 International Center Mongol Koosen College of Technology, Mongolia Program for acquiring manufacturing skills to meet the demands of society * Jan 6-12, 2024

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

2022 iPBL Outline
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ. Participating Univ. Project Title Schedule
1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering
OIT (Online) Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan,
University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines
Smart Energy Control Challenge 2022 Aug 9-13, 2022
2 Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech), Taiwan (Online) OIT Intelligent vehicle challenge 2022 Aug 22-28, 2022
3 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT (Online) Bangladesh University of Textiles New material innovation program based on interdisciplinary exchange * Oct 4-21, 2022
4 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT (Online) Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT), Thailand,
Universiti Malasia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia
Design Thinking about the Global Issue for Asian People on Healthy Lives and Wellbeing * Jun 6-27, 2022
5 OIT (Online) National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech), Taiwan International PBL using Design Thinking Jun 27 - Jul 1, 2022
6 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT (Online) SIIT Integration of Robot Control and Image Processing using Simulator * Jul 20 - Sep 4, 2022
7 International Center Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya (WMCUS), Indonesia; OIT,
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, and Others
Our Earth, Our Home: Confronting Environmental Problems Sep 1-8, 2022

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

2021 Online iPBL Outline
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ.
[No. of Participants]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Participants]
Project Title Schedule
1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan (Online) [27] OIT
[12]
Intelligent vehicle challenge 2021 Aug 17-24, 2021
2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering
OIT (Online)
[34]
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology [10],
University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines [20]
Kick-off Event of iPBL 2022 Feb 25, 2022
3 Department of Applied Chemistry Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan (Online)
[10]
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology [1],
Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya (WMCUS), Indonesia [16],
OIT [5],
Widya Mandala Catholic University High School, Indonesia [16],
Shibaura Institute of Technology Kashiwa Senior High School [2]
Making Chemistry-Magic Movie Jul 24- Sep 4, 2021
4 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT (Online)
[18]
WMCUS
[45]
Online Exchange Program * Jan 20- 26, 2022
5 Department of Applied Chemistry,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
OIT (Online)
[12]
Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX)
[12]
New material innovation based on interdisciplinary exchange * Sep 30- Oct 9, 2021
6 Department of Environmental Engineering OIT(Online)
[2]
University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia (UPR),
Mulawarman University, Indonesia (UNMUL),
Bakrie University, Indonesia (UB)
Environmental Engineering Approach to Solving Urban Environmental Problems in Osaka and Indonesia * Mar 3, 2022
7 Faculty of Engineering OIT(Online)
[3]
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mongolia [15],
Mongol Koosen College of Technology, Mongolia [10]
Science and Technology for Sustainable Development of Society with Human and Environmental Friendliness * Jan 20 - 31, 2022
8 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT (Online)
[8]
Stanford University, USA [2] I3PBL (International, Interdisciplinary, and Industryacademic PBL) Apr 6- Jul 2, 2021
9 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT (Online)
[10]
Universiti Malasia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia [10],
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech), Taiwan [15]
International PBL using Design Thinking Jun 28- Jul 2, 2021
10 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT (Online)
[18]
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT), Thailand [30] Image Processing Virtual World Robot Programming * Aug 28- Sep 4, 2021

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

2020 Online iPBL Outline
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ.
[No. of Participants]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Participants]
Project Title Schedule
1 Department of Applied Chemistry Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan [6] OIT [3],
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) [3],
Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya, Indonesia (WMCUS) [10],
Tsuda University, Japan [2]
Making Time-lapse Animation Describing Chemical Reaction by Using Daily Necessities Aug. 19- Sep. 12, 2020
(25 days)
2 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[12]
WMCUS
[50]
Project Based Learning on Synthesis of Liquid Cristal Materials* Jan. 19-28, 2021
(10 days)
3 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[9]
WMCU
[10]
Program for Building Foundation to Become Active Engineers in Sustainable Society* Jan. 19-29, 2021
(11 days)
4 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[15]
Stanford University, USA [2] I3PBL (International, Interdisciplinary, and Industryacademic PBL) Jul. 10-31, 2020
(22 days)
5 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[15]
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT) [10] International problem-based learning program based on design thinking about global issue for Asian people on healthy lives and wellbeing Jul. 7- Aug. 6, 2020
(31 days)
6 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[9]
Universiti Malasia Sabah [9] International problem-based learning program based on design thinking about global issue for Asian people on healthy lives and wellbeing Jul. 15- Aug, 2020
7 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[10]
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech) [13] International PBL using Design thinking (Taiwan) Jul. 6-10, 2020
(5 days)
8 International Center WMCUS
[15]
OIT [12],
Taiwan Tech [2],
SIT [3]
ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING IN NEW NORMAL Feb. 24 - Mar. 26, 2021
(31 days)

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

2019 iPBL Outline
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ.
[No. of Students]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Students]
Title Schedule
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design OIT
[10]
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) [10] Design and Construction of Bridge Model Aug. 25 - 31, 2019
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering Taiwan Tech [15] OIT [20],
Can Tho University, Viet Nam [5]
Development of Wind Turbine Aug. 19 - 25, 2019
3 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech), Taiwan [12] OIT [12],
Tongji University, China [12]
Rescue Robot Project 2018 Aug. 19 - 28, 2019
4 Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan [15] OIT [10],
University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines [6]
Intelligent Vehicle Challenge Aug. 9 - 16, 2019
5 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[15]
Taiwan Tech [15] Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering* Aug. 21 - 27, 2019
6 Taiwan Tech [30] OIT [15],
Widya Mandala Catholic University, Indonesia [5],
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan [10]
Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering Aug. 28 - Sep. 2, 2019
7 Department of Environmental Engineering OIT
[15]
University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia [10],
Mulawarman University, Indonesia [3]
Bakrie University, Indonesia [2]
Approach from environmental engineering based on field-scientific research on water environment in metropolis* Aug. 4 - 10, 2019
8 Department of Biomedical Engineering Tatung University,Taiwan [13] OIT
[15]
OIT-TTU joint PBL program Sep. 2 - 7, 2019
9 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[17]
Taipei Tech [8],
Kookmin University, Korea [9]
Design Thinking PBL with Industry Partners and Global partners Jul. 1 - 18, 2019
Kookmin University, Korea [9] OIT [9],
Taipei Tech [8]
Jul. 18 - Aug. 4, 2019
Taipei Tech [8] OIT [8],
Kookmin University, Korea [9]
Aug. 4 - 23, 2019
10 Faculty of Robotics and Design Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT) [12] OIT
[15]
International PBL using Design thinking Jul. 1 - 7, 2019
11 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech) [26] OIT
[12]
Efforts of the design issues related to daily life Jun. 17 - 22, 2019
12 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT
[15]
SIIT
[10]
Real-world Game Programming* Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
13 SIIT
[9]
OIT
[10]
Image Processing Project Aug. 25 - Sep. 1, 2019
14 Cheju Halla University, Korea [9] OIT [9],
Korea National University of Arts [9],
Hokkaido University, Japan [1]
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project Aug. 28 - Sep. 1, 2019

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

2018 iPBL Outline
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ.
[No. of Students]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Students]
Title Schedule
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) [10] OIT
[10]
Design and Construction of Bridge Model Aug. 19 - 25
2 Department of Architecture Kookmin University, Korea[8] OIT
[10]
Sustainable Design Workshop Aug. 20 - 25
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering OIT
[20]
Taiwan Tech
[15]
Development of Wind Turbine* Aug. 20 - 26
4 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Department of Electronics Information and Communication Engineering OIT
[18]
Tongji University, China [12],
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech), Taiwan [12]
Rescue Robot Project 2018 Aug. 6 - 15
5 OIT
[12]
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology [10] Intelligent Vehicle Challenge 2018 Aug. 5 - 12
6 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[15]
Taiwan Tech
[14]
Case Study Project Based on Chemistry* Aug. 19 - 25
7 Taiwan Tech [30] OIT [15],
Widya Mandala Catholic University, Indonesia [5],
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan [10]
Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering Aug. 28 - Sep. 6
8 Department of Environmental Engineering University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia [11] OIT
[11]
Research on Environment and Biological Resources in Tropical Peat Swamp Forest Feb. 17 - 23
9 Department of Biomedical Engineering Tatung University,Taiwan [11] OIT
[11]
OIT-TTU joint PBL program Aug. 27 - Sep. 2
10 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[6]
Taipei Tech [6],
Kookmin University, Korea [6]
Global PBL with Industry Partners Jul. 2 - 19
11 Kookmin University, Korea [6] OIT [6],
Taipei Tech [6]
Jul. 23 - Aug. 5
12 Taipei Tech [6] OIT [6],
Kookmin University, Korea [6]
Aug. 5 - 26
13 OIT
[7]
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT) [5] Image Processing Project* Jun. 17 - 24
14 Faculty of Robotics and Design, Faculty of Information Science and Technology SIIT
[14]
OIT
[16]
Image Processing Project Sep. 2 - 9
15 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT
[15]
SIIT
[10]
Real-world Game Programming* Jun. 17 - 24
16 Cheju Halla University, Korea [10] OIT [9],
Korea National University of Arts [4],
Hokkaido University, Japan [5],
Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan [7]
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project Aug. 30 - Sep. 2
* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2017 iPBL Outline
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ.[No. of Students] Participating Univ.[No. of Students] Title Schedule
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design OIT
[10]
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) [10] Design and Construction of Bridge Model Aug. 20 - 26
2 Department of Architecture OIT
[11]
Kookmin University, Korea [14] Sustainable Design Workshop* Jun. 26 - Jul. 1
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering Taiwan Tech
[15]
OIT
[15]
Development of Wind Turbine Aug. 28 - Sep. 3
4 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
Tongji University, China [12] OIT [12]
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan (Taipei Tech) [12]
Rescue Drone Project Aug. 20 - 29
5 Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology [11] OIT
[8]
Intelligent Robot Challenge 2017 Aug. 8 - 13
6 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[15]
Taiwan Tech
[16]
Case Study Project Based on Chemistry* Aug. 20 - 26
7 Taiwan Tech
[15]
OIT [15]
Widya Mandala Catholic University, Indonesia [4]
Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering Aug. 28 - Sep. 2
8 Department of Environmental Engineering OIT
[11]
University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia [10] Field-scientific research on water environment in Osaka* Aug. 6 - 12
9 Department of Biomedical Engineering Tatung University
[10]
OIT
[10]
OIT-TTU joint PBL program Aug. 8 - 12
10 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT
[6]
Taipei Tech
[6]
Yanmar Product Development Project Jun. 30 - Jul. 28
11 Taipei Tech
[6]
OIT
[6]
Aug. 8 - 30
12 Faculty of Information Science and Technology,
Department of Robotics
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT) [14] OIT
[14]
Image Processing Project
(Color Normalization for Robot Vision)
Aug. 27 - Sep. 2
13 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT
[15]
SIIT
[10]
Real-world Game Programming* Jun. 11 - 18
14 Hokkaido University [5] Korea National University of Arts [6]
OIT [10]
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project Aug. 31 - Sep. 3
* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2016 iPBL Outline
Faculty or Department Host Univ.
[No. of Students]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Students]
Project Theme Schedule
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)
[10]
OIT
[10]
Design and Construction of Bridge Model Aug. 5 - 12
2 Department of Architecture Kookmin University
[7]
OIT
[7]
Sustainable Design Workshop Aug. 15 - 20
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering OIT
[15]
Taiwan Tech
[15]
Wind Turbine Aug. 29 - Sep. 4
4 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering

Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology
[12]
Tongji University
[11]

OIT
[15]
Bio-Inspired Robotics Competition Aug. 19 - 28
5 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[15]
Taiwan Tech
[15]
Case Study Project Based on Chemistry Aug. 21 - 27
6 Taiwan Tech
[15]
OIT
[15]
Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering Aug. 29 - Sep. 3
7 Department of Environmental Engineering University of Palangka Raya
[11]
OIT
[11]
Research on Environment and Biological Resources in Tropical Peat Swamp Forest, Indonesia Feb. 2017
8 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT
[10]
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT)
[10]
Image Processing (Image Tamper Detection and Recovery Using Watermarks) Jun. 2 - 9
9 SIIT
[10]
OIT
[10]
Real-world Game Programming Aug. 28 - Sep. 3
10 Korea National University of Arts
[9]
OIT
[10]
Other
[5]
Social Dining Nov. 1 - 4
2015 iPBL Outline
Faculty or Department Host Univ.
[No. of Students]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Students]
Project Theme Schedule
1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering

Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
OIT
[14]
National Taipei University of Technology
[15]
Intelligent Vehicle Challenge Aug. 15 - 24
2 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design OIT
[10]
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)
[10]
Bridge Models Aug. 6 - 12
3 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[20]
Taiwan Tech
[20]
Case Study Project Based on Chemistry Aug. 3 - 6
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering Taiwan Tech
[17]
OIT
[15]
Wind Turbine Aug. 18 - 24
5 Department of Architecture National Cheng Kung University
[11]
OIT
[6]
Environmental Design Workshop Aug. 24 - 29
6 Department of Environmental Engineering University of Palangka Raya
[12]
OIT
[12]
Research on Environment and Biological Resources in Tropical Peat Swamp Forest, Indonesia Feb. 22 - 27, 2016
7 Faculty of Information Science and Technology Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT)
[10]
OIT
[10]
Colorization of Monochrome Images Aug. 23 - 29
8. SIIT
[10]
OIT
[10]
Real-world Game Programming Aug. 23 - 29
9 Korea National University of Arts
[10]
OIT
[8]
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
2014 iPBL Outline
Faculty or Department Host Theme Schedule Participants
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Bridge Models Aug. 6 - 12 OIT 10
Taiwan Tech 10
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering Wind Turbine Aug. 19 - 25 OIT 15
Taiwan Tech 17
3 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering

Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology(Taipei Tech) Intelligent Vehicle Aug. 19 - 25 OIT 17
Taipei Tech 16
4 Faculty of Information Science and Technology Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology Thammasat University(SIIT) Computational Photography Aug. 18 - 24 OIT 10
SIIT 10
5 Real-World
Game
Programming
OIT 10
SIIT 10
6 Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology(TNI) Aug. 24 - 30 OIT 10
TNI 10