Ince netted 11 times in half a season for the Rams last term, and his aim is to hit at least 12 this time around.
The attacking midfielder is currently on three goals for the new campaign, and he says that he is feeling confident in-front of goal at the moment.
"Nowadays, wingers are expected to score nearly as many as the strikers," Ince said to the Derby Telegraph.
"In the way we play, 4-3-3, it allows me to drift and act as a second striker at times.
"After the first goal at Reading I think I've shown my confidence with the finishes against MK Dons and Brentford.
"I want to beat the amount of goals I scored last year."
Ince actually made a slow start to the new campaign, but he has scored three goals in his last three games, as he starts to hit form.
The 23-year-old's improvement has come at exactly the same time as Derby's results have turned around, showing his importance to the side.
Ince is one of the Rams' many attacking threats, and he has already proven his ability to be a standout player at Championship level.
Ince's goalscoring run has helped Paul Clement's men go unbeaten through their last five matches, and they return to action this weekend with a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.