|[February 25, 2013]
NCKU-EVA Air MoU to Benefit Aviation Students
TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, signed an
agreement with EVA Airways Corporation (EVA Air), a Taiwan-based
international airline, recently, pledging to offer internships and set
up a program called Civil Aviation Engineering Program for university
students to get hands-on training.
An internship agreement with EVA Air, the nation's second-largest
airline, will provide NCKU students with greater insight into the
industry, according to the university.
NCKU President Hwung Hwung-Hweng claimed, "The cooperation between NCKU
and EVA Air is the best paradigm of the high-tech academia-industry
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Austin Cheng,
President of EVA Air, and NCKU President Hwung, at a ceremony held at
the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (DA), NCKU, Feb. 19.
The university and EVA finalized an internship agreement that starts
next summer. The internships will take 500 hours in total.
The aviation industry with great growth potential will be the focus for
technology innovation, according to Hwung, adding that inviting experts
from industry to benefit students in bridging the gap between theory and
practice has been the endeavors for the university.
President Hwung was pleased to see the collaboration and pledged to pay
more efforts on technology innovation and with which Taiwan's economy
may set to soar.
"EVA Airline is honored to cooperate with NCKU," said EVA President
Cheng who added that the program for civil aviation engineering is
hands-on-oriented and interdisciplinary when NCKU takes the theory
teaching and EVA Air takes the training.
Executive managers and engineers from EVA will teach in the program and
EVA will provide scholarship and job opportunity for students who excel
in the class, according to Dr. Chin-Hsiang Cheng, Chairman of DAA.
He said, the program consists of 36 credits of course work including
Aviation Safety Management, Basic Flight Training, Aircraft Maintenance
Training, Aircraft System and Operation, Introduction to Communication
and Guidance, Electrical engineering, Electronics, Electronic Circuits,
Aircraft Materials, Aircraft Structures, Aircraft Engines.
There are 2 courses open to NCKU students in this semester - Aviation
Safety Management and Aircraft System and Operation - both instructed by
experts from EVA, added Chairman Cheng.
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