INTRODUCTION

Brief Introduction
The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1955 with an undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. Graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy were established later in 1982 and 1996, respectively. The department had more than 8000 students graduated from its undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. programs. Excellent graduates are working in every sector and acting substantial roles in the domestic and world-wide construction industry. The department has 21 full-time faculties and a dozen adjunct professors, whose professions cover the following 4 major fields: structural engineering; geotechnical engineering; hydraulic engineering and transportation engineering. Selected full time faculties from other departments are invited as well to serve as adviser for the student admitted to our graduate programs.

OBJECTIVES

Objectives
Our aims is to train student to be intellectually, morally, professionally in the field of civil engineering. In terms of teaching, the department strives to balance both theory and practice, develop independent thinking, innovation, and problem solving ability in students, and encourage team spirit and respect for the profession; and subsequently lay down the foundation for lifetime learning and ability to face the challenges of the 21 Century.

Instruments Available

Universal testing machine

Oedometers with data acquisition system; Test tank for dynamic compaction test and disc shearing; Interconnected type of oedometers with data acquisition system; Plaxis and Geoslope computer softwares, etc. Transportation design and planning softwares, GIS software. Vibration measurement equipments (including accelerators, integrator, data acquisition system, etc.)

REQUIREMENT

Program Duration & Degree Offered
MS Program
The normal duration for the M.S. program is 2 years. Student, who have successfully completed and passed 34 credits of courses (including 4 credits of Seminar and 6 credits of Master Thesis) and oral defense for thesis within the stipulated time period, shall receive the M.S. Degree conferred by the Department of Civil Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University. More details on this requirement will be available upon request.

PHD Program
The normal duration for Ph.D. program is 3 to 6 years. Student have to complete and pass 37 credits of courses (including 4 credits of Seminar and 12 credits of Doctoral Thesis). It is mandatory for students to publish journal papers before applying the oral defense of thesis. Details regarding the quality and quantity of the publication will be available upon request.

Course Offered

Require Courses

Course Title Credits
Seminar 4
Thesis (Master) 6
Thesis (Doctoral) 12

Elective Courses

Major

Course Title

Credits
Structural Engineering

Theory of Elasticity

3

Stability of Structures

3

Finite Element Methods

3

Matrix Structural Analysis

3

Dynamics of Structures

3

Fracture Mechanics

3

Advanced Steel Structures

3
Structural Engineering

Thoery of Elasticity

3

Stability of Structures

3

Finite Element Methods

3

Matrix Structural Analysis

3

Dynamics of Structures

3

Fracture Mechanics

3

Advanced Steel Structures

3
Geotechnical Engineering

Advanced Foundation Engineering

3

Soil properties and soil behavior

3

Consolidation settlement analysis of soft ground

3

Seepages, Flow Net and Drainage

3

Soil Stabilization and Geosynthetics Engineering

3

Slope Stability Analysis and Control

3

Transportation Engineering Optimization Theory

3

Intelligent Transportation System

3

Logistics Engineering and Management

3

Urban Transportation Planning

3

Public Transit Planning

3

Econometrics Analysis

3
Hydraulic Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics

3

Potential flow

3

Unsteady open channel flow

3

Water Resources Planning

3

FACULTIES
PUBLICATION LIST

Related Research Topics
Concrete materials.
Transportation planning, engineering, management and policy.
Multiscale Modeling; Multiphysics Modeling; Optimal Design; Smart Material Application.
Soft Computing in Hydrology; Hydroinformatics; Climate Changes.
Applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques for real-time typhoon rainfall forecast.
Object-Oriented software developents.
Impact analysis of water resources under climate changes in Taiwan area.
Wind Engineering; Structural Dynamics; Cable Dynamics; Random Vibrations; Wind Tunnel Experiments.
Consolidation properties of soft soils; Settlement of structures on soft ground; soft ground modification; Time-dependent compressibility of soils; Numerical analysis of geo-systems; Excavation in soft ground; Invention of soid improvement techniques.

PROJECT LIST

Related Research Topics

  • Concrete materials.
  • Transportation planning, engineering, management and policy.
  • Multiscale Modeling; Multiphysics Modeling; Optimal Design; Smart Material Application.
  • Soft Computing in Hydrology; Hydro informatics; Climate Changes.
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques for real-time typhoon rainfall forecast.
  • Object-Oriented software developments.
  • Impact analysis of water resources under climate changes in Taiwan area.
  • Wind Engineering; Structural Dynamics; Cable Dynamics; Random Vibrations; Wind Tunnel Experiments.
  • Consolidation properties of soft soils; Settlement of structures on soft ground; soft ground modification; Time-dependent compressibility of soils; Numerical analysis of geo-systems; Excavation in soft ground; Invention of soid improvement techniques