Ever since the founding of the Chung Yuan Christian Science and Engineering College in 1955, two engineering departments, Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering, were established. And the engineering programs have been the largest component in University teaching as well as in research. In 1980, the Chung Yuan Christian SE College became a University and College of Engineering grew up to have nine departments until August 2005 and four departments spun off to be College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE&CS). Now, the College of Engineering comprises five departments including Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Bioenvironmental Engineering (2004),renamed to Environmental Engineering in 2015. Except for Environmental Engineering having master’s degree, the others have graduate programs in both master`s degree and a Ph.D. degree. Furthermore, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Biomedical Engineering also have the evening executive master`s programs available for those who are working in the industry.

In addition, COE is the first college in Taiwan to have its departments and graduate schools undergone Engineering Education Accreditation by the Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET), and received accreditation certificates. More recently, all five departments have initiated DIGS program for foreign students and multi-channels in international exchange, short communication as well as summer camp learning, etc..

Key Features

College of Engineering has established the following research centers with solid, balanced, professional preparation in practice as well as in theory. These R/D centers include Sustainable Environmental Education Center, Environment Control and Hazard Mitigation Technology Center, Research &Development Center for Mechatronic Equipments, R&D Center for Mold and Molding Technology, Center for Nano Bioengineering, Center for Minimally-Invasive Medical Devices and Technologies, Research Center for Environmental Risk Management, Center for High-Value Industry Promotion, Center for Civil Engineering and Soil/Water Conservation as well as Center for Robotics and Intelligence Applications Research, Luh Hwa Research Center for Circular Economy and Technological Art Media Center were all founded in incubating high-technology enterprises to expand cooperation as well as service between industries and academia. Along with the establishments of these centers, the balanced development in theory and applied research is achieved and the quality of academic research is thus improved in all five departments of COE through consulting and cooperation to upgrade the industries’ maturity, which leads the departments to outstanding academic reputation as well as to recruit prominent researchers.

Additionally, two R/D centers have consecutively obtained the Academic Industrial Economic Contribution Reward of Ministry of Economic Affairs while Membrane Technology R/D center extraordinarily receives it’s profound honor and has been known worldwide under The Fifty Billion Project in Five Years of Ministry Of Education.

Future Prospects

Educated under "reverence to God, love for country, respect for work and fellowmen, and advocating simplicity" and among the educational philosophy "We respect the dignity of nature and of humanity, and we seek to promote harmony between the Creator, oneself, all other human beings", COE is thus encouraged to continue the cultivation of such outstanding pragmatic engineering talents to undergraduates and graduates and enrich them with the courses design through professional curriculums, General Education, hands-on practice experience and life attentive culture. Afterwards, by the International Engineering Education Accreditation process, COE accomplishes its goal in training students with international vision and competency, professionalism, career- esteem, people-friendly working attitude as well as life-concern sympathy into modern engineer.