The Department of Cosmetic Science was established in 1993. It was the first academic foundation in the field of cosmetics in Taiwan. The outstanding research expertise of the faculty and the distinguished performances of its alumni over the years have made the department well-known for cosmetics education and research. To cope with the increasing demand for cosmetics technologists, the Institute of Cosmetic Science was founded in 2004 to offer a master's degree program, so as to provide cosmetic R&D education with good quality and skills for graduate students.
The educational objectives of the department are to cultivate outstanding professionals in cosmetic R&D, cosmetic manufacturing, marketing management, beauty consultation, and make-up and styling, as well as to enhance the knowledge and competence of cosmetic practitioners in Taiwan. To achieve these objectives, our education focuses on all kinds of theories, skills and practical training relevant to cosmetic technology. In addition, we also train our students to possess the ability to discover, analyze and solve cosmetics-related problems.
Our program is characterized by the following features:
1.A complete set of core courses with regard to cosmetic technology
To help students have a better comprehension of cosmetic technology, our department has designed a set of core courses based on the requirements of a cosmetics professional, such as Raw Material Science of Cosmetics, Interface Science, Cosmetics Preparation, Cosmetic Science of Chinese Medicinal Herbs, Efficacy Evaluation of Cosmetics, and Technologies of Cosmetics Analysis.
2. The integration of cosmetic technologies, management science, and cosmetology
To educate our students in required cosmetic knowledge, managerial capacity, and cosmetology techniques, the course design encompasses the fundamentals of multiple disciplines, including chemistry, cosmetic technology, marketing, physiology, biochemistry, cosmetology, etc.
3. The balance between theory and practice
To meet the needs of current cosmetics enterprises and to keep up with the latest trends in the cosmetics industry, we train our students in both theoretical and practical fundamentals. The provision of professional theories and application-oriented courses enables students to develop their cosmetic expertise and build up their professional knowledge so as to become qualified cosmetic experts.