PhD in Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences

General

Program Description

Founded in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles, hydrosphere environmental sciences, and information-technology based hydro-hazard mitigation. Through analysis, observation, and multi-scale modeling, the IHS seeks to investigate various processes and phenomena crucial to the environmental sustainability pertaining to the hydrological cycle, including climate change, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, precipitation processes, surface/subsurface hydrology, coastal ocean processes and aquatic biogeochemistry. IHS welcomes domestic as well as international collaboration, which is much needed for attacking research topics of regional to global scale. Currently, IHS has seven full-time faculty members with diverse but solid backgrounds and offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Fundamental Courses:

Aquatic Chemistry, Fluid Dynamics, Applied Mathematics Methods, Land Hydrological Processes, Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes

Advance Courses

Air-sea Interaction, Special topics on ocean turbulence, Special Topic on Coastal Environments Scientific Computing, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Ocean Wave Dynamics

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits: 18 credits (NOT including Seminar & Journal Study)

Duration of Study: 2~7 years

Other requirements :

  • Pass doctoral candidacy qualification examination within 2-5 years.
  • Journal Review
  • Elective Courses
  • Public at least one paper in internationally recognized journals.
  • Pass an oral defense of a dissertation.

Research Facilities & Lab

  • Tsunami Science Research Group
  • Surface Hydrology Research Group
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics Observing Research Group
  • Biogeochemical Research Group
  • Marine Physical Observation Research Group
  • Multiphase Flow in Porous Media Research Group

Admission Documents

  • Autobiography
  • Research Proposal
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency
Last updated February 2018

About the School

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 ... Read More

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