本校立基以機電人才培育起家，發展「精緻型卓越科技大學」，務實的教學風格，使畢業的學生深受企業喜愛。為因應社會快速的變遷與全球化的競爭，本校歷經許多次的共識會議，透過設計思考相關工作坊，盤點本校現況，從行政面、制度面、學生面、教師面以及延伸學生職場就業面，發想「智慧智造x 創新實踐」做為校務發展核心架構，精實未來10 年的跨領域人才培育。計畫總體思維及計畫目標簡要說明如下：
“Intelligent Manufacturing x Innovative Practice” is not only about the environment or equipment installation, but the transformation of the whole school's thinking (intelligent manufacturing).
The school’s development aspects are various, including “practical teaching innovation model”, “solid employability in the workplace”, “strengthening the school’s important characteristics (including internationalized and characteristic aviation training, intelligent manufacturing, and value-added services for industrial chain technology)”, “a great leap forward in international industry and education”, “providing appropriate guidance for students as ‘Wujiancuo Academy’ has done”, “transparency in school administration and information”, “practice fields (including education bases for innovation and self-manufacturing, class production lines, future classrooms)”, and “Huwei River Basin Social Responsibility”.
Each of the dimensions is centered around the students, teachers, resources, systems, and the society, and these point-oriented implementation contents are linked for further development, thus forming the following six major links: the student training chain, the chain of ability development of teachers, the chain of physical facilities in the field, the publicized school affairs information chain, the industrial technology chain, and the social responsibility chain.
Furthermore, via intelligent school affairs research and through the expansion of the development points, lines, and areas, the school has built up experiences in “discovering problems, solving problems, immediate corrections, and positive success,” altogether forming a shared and co-constructed campus ecological chain, driving the teachers and students to practice their core values as a mission and giving full play to the university's social responsibilities.
In so doing, the school can share this successful nurturing model and increase its social influence, and it can also cultivate talents with exceptional cross-disciplinary skills and positive influence for the country.