PhD in Civil Engineering

National Central University

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

PhD in Civil Engineering

National Central University

Dept. of Civil Engineering offers degrees in the following disciplines: mechanics and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, geo-information engineering and information technology. The department provides teaching and research facilities, including Computer Laboratory and Experimental Center of Civil Engineering, for high-quality education and research. The Experimental Center of Civil Engineering, with total space of 6,500 square meters, is equipped with the most advanced instruments, such as high-capacity actuators, reaction walls, strong floor, loading frames, bi-axial shake table, large scale geotechnical centrifuge, large scale soil pit, atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel, and is the most important experimental unit for civil engineering research in Taiwan.

Courses taught in English

  • Structural Dynamics
  • Finite Element
  • Soft Ground Engineering
  • Asphalt Concrete Mix Design
  • Aerial Photogrammetry
  • Spatial Data Analysis and Applications
  • Water Resources Systems Engineering
  • Building Information Modeling: Theory and Applications
  • Earthquake Disaster Reduction
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits : 24 credits

Duration of Study : 2~7 years

Other requirements :

  • Pass qualification examination within the first five semesters.
  • Publish at least two papers (in SCI, SSCI or EI Journal)
  • Thesis
  • Pass an oral defense of dissertation

Research Facilities & Lab

I. Structural Engineering Laboratory

  • Reaction Walls, Strong Floor and Actuators
  • Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory
  • Reinforced Concrete Laboratory
  • Bi-axial Shake Table System

II. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

  • Geotechnical Centrifuge and on Arme Hydraulic Shaker
  • Cyclic Triaxial Test Laboratory Experimental Equipment of Cyclic Triaxial Test

III. Wind Tunnel Laboratory

IV. Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

V. Center of Quality Assurance for Civil Material

Admission Documents

  • Autobiography
  • Study Plan
  • Research Proposal
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency
  • Evidence of Chinese Proficiency
  • Related Academic Publications
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 14, 2017
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