PhD in Civil Engineering

General

Program Description

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 for 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
Last updated Feb 2018

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National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying a high reputation equal to that of Peking University. In 1962, the Graduate Institute of Geophysics was founded in Miaoli, Taiwan as the re-establishment of the University. The campus was relocated to Zhongli in 1968, and today it has become a home to more than thirteen thousand students and teachers. Read less