National Central University

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

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. As one of the leading universities in Taiwan, NCU has eight colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Hakka Studies, and Health Science and Technology, along with several research centers covering cutting-edge disciplines. NCU is also one of the members of the University System of Taiwan (UST), sharing resources with Tsing Hua University, Chiao Tung University, and Yang Ming University. Around the globe, NCU currently has about 170 partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. The cooperation mainly focuses on student exchange programs and double degree programs to offer our students more opportunities to study abroad. In recent years, we have been selected twice in “The Aim for the Top University Project”, receiving grants from the Ministry of Education. The University has been evaluated “Excellent” for the past few years. We are now conducting research into four main fields: Environment and Energy, Complex Systems and Plasma Sciences, Optics and Optoelectronics, and Applied Informatics: Learning, Enterprise, Life. “Sincerity and Simplicity” is our motto, and this down-to-earth attitude will prevail deeper and wider. We endeavor to cultivate more brilliant minds and more leading pioneers with a global vision, setting up NCU as a piloting academic establishment in the 21st century.

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  • English
  • Chinese

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PhD

International PhD Program for Environmental Science and Technology

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

To face the new challenges in the pollution of air, soil and water brought on by environmental change and global warming, our program is designed to equip students with superb abilities in problem analysis and solving of regional and global issues; independent innovative thinking, planning and project execution; decision-making, interdisciplinary coordination, and international communication. [+]

To face the new challenges in the pollution of air, soil and water brought on by environmental change and global warming, our program is designed to equip students with superb abilities in problem analysis and solving of regional and global issues; independent innovative thinking, planning and project execution; decision-making, interdisciplinary coordination, and international communication.

The UST - International Doctoral Program in Environmental Science and Technology (UST-EST) will provide the most advanced graduate study program in interdisciplinary environmental research from the global scale to molecular level. All courses will be taught in English by a team of outstanding scholars with the further distinction of providing an unmatched Chinese-speaking surrounding and learning facilities. To ensure the highly cross-discipline nature of environmental study, all first-year students will take entry-level courses related to the four major topics, i.e., health science, physical chemistry, engineering and remote sensing techniques, before moving to specialized research work.... [-]


PhD in Applied Geology

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasizing on the impact assessment of geohazards, geo-environments, and geo-resources. [+]

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasizing on the impact assessment of geohazards, geo-environments, and geo-resources. All students are highly encouraged to do publishable research in cooperation with their advisors.

Fundamental Courses

Mathematics in Applied Geology Advanced Field Geology Advanced Engineering Geology Groundwater Hydrology Applied Groundwater Modeling

Professional Courses

Groundwater Contamination and Transport Geomechanics Earthquake Geology Slope Stability Environmental Geochemistry Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits (not including 4 credits for required courses & 4 credits for Seminars) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Pass doctoral candidacy qualification examination, Publish at least two papers in SCI journals. (including at least one paper as first author), Pass an oral defense of dissertation. Research Facilities & Lab Groundwater Contaminant Transport Research Group Hydrosphere, Terrestrial, and Biosphere Model Group Groundwater Research Group Engineering Geology Research Group Soil & Rock Mechanics Research Group Environmental Geochemistry Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Related Academic Publications Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency [-]

PhD in Atmospheric Physics

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields. ... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The department offers a curriculum with a broad spectrum of courses, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering training with the fundamental knowledge of materials science/engineering and further strengthened with the in-depth studies on emerging research and industrial fields. [+]

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of NCU is one of the leading institutions in engineering education and is reputed for its world-class accomplishments in research. The department offers a curriculum with a broad spectrum of courses, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering training with the fundamental knowledge of materials science/engineering and further strengthened with the in-depth studies on emerging research and industrial fields.

The research and teaching interests of our faculty members include: Biochemical & biomedical engineering, catalysis & reactor design, thermodynamics (chemical, solid-state, fluid-phase equilibrium), colloid & interface science, electrochemistry, packaging of electronic materials, novel material synthesis, polymer science & engineering, and soft matter physics & materials. Through close collaborations among our faculty members and conduction of cutting-edge researches in the department, we bridge the interfaces among different disciplines and are in a better position to widen the horizon of our students and educate the interdisciplinary-minded engineers of the future.... [-]


PhD in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Communication Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Department of Communication Engineering was founded in 2003, and its graduate programs (Ph.D. and Master programs) were founded in 2000. The department currently consists of 15 faculty members. [+]

Department of Communication Engineering was founded in 2003, and its graduate programs (Ph.D. and Master programs) were founded in 2000. The department currently consists of 15 faculty members. The department has three research groups:

Communication Systems Signal Processing Communication Networks

To investigate communication theory and promote technology, faculty members and graduate students always diligently pursue a lot of advanced research projects all over the world.

Elective Main Courses

Communication System: Digital Communications, Coding Theory

Signal Processing: Digital Signal Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing for Communications

Communication Networks: Computer Communication Networks, Wireless Protocol Technology... [-]


PhD in Computer Science & Information Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

We offer cross-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines, helping students become well-prepared engineers and researchers. [+]

Founded in 1981, the Department of Computer Science and information Engineering at National Central University initially offered a graduate degree only. After offering doctoral degree in 1988 and the undergraduate degree in 1992, the department quickly evolves and sets up a complete curriculum for computer science education and research. The department admits around 100 undergraduates, 100 students to the master program, 30 students to the part-time master program, and 25 students to the doctoral program each year. Our department has one of the most stringent academic programs in Taiwan. 
While placing emphasis on the core knowledge enabling students to apply their skills to many computer science and engineering disciplines, our program requires students participating in practical projects and provides numerous hands-on opportunities in collaborations with industry and government labs. We offer cross-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines, helping students become well-prepared engineers and researchers.... [-]


PhD in Construction Engineering and Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering and Management was founded in 2001. The Institute is the first of its kind in public universities in Taiwan. It was formerly the Construction Engineering and Management Division at the Department of Civil Engineering [+]

Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering and Management was founded in 2001. The Institute is the first of its kind in public universities in Taiwan. It was formerly the Construction Engineering and Management Division at the Department of Civil Engineering, which was established in 1991. Following the successfulness of the Division, the Institute continues to grow prosperously in all dimensions, reflecting the great need for the domain knowledge of construction engineering and management in Taiwan. Currently, there are 7 full-time faculty members, 24 graduate students at Master degree level and 19 at the doctoral level in the Institute.

Required Courses

Construction Planning and Schedule Management, BIM and Computer Application, Construction Cost Management, Construction Quality Management, Construction Management Seminar, Thesis writing and Issuing ... [-]


PhD in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The domain of Electrical Engineering technology is extensive and covers both basic research and technology applications, so the courses of the department have to be well designed with the times. [+]

The domain of Electrical Engineering technology is extensive and covers both basic research and technology applications, so the courses of the department have to be well designed with the times. We usually provide basic courses for the prior-year students of the undergraduate school, and courses and research programs with prospective and international views for students of the junior, senior and graduate school, in order to train students to cope with their future job and academic research.

Besides publishing research achievements on academic journals, we also provide perfect research environments such as research labs, instruments, computers, and related hardware to training students to have the ability to do research independently. We expect that students who graduate from the department not only with the trend but also can establish a milestone in the rapidly developing high-technology industry and academic fields in their future.... [-]


PhD in Energy Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Mission of this institute is to cultivate students with knowledge and ability to become either professional energy engineers or researchers. Three main research areas are fully developed and supported by the project of “Develop First-Class Universities and Top-Level Research Centers(MOE),” several important projects from “National Science and Technology Program-Energy(NSC)” and some related industries. [+]

The Mission of this institute is to cultivate students with knowledge and ability to become either professional energy engineers or researchers. Three main research areas are fully developed and supported by the project of “Develop First-Class Universities and Top-Level Research Centers(MOE),” several important projects from “National Science and Technology Program-Energy(NSC)” and some related industries.

Main Research Areas:

Green energy: photovoltaic component and system, wind energy, biomass energy, MOCVD. Energy storage: proton exchange membranes and solid oxide fuel cells, technologies related to lithium batteries and hydrogen storage. Energy saving: LED, heat exchanger, refrigeration and air-conditionings, green building technology. Carbon reduction sustainable clean coal gasification and CO2 capture technologies. Requirements for Graduation ... [-]

PhD in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Because of the multidisciplinary credentials of its faculty and the first-rate quality of its research facilities, the GIEE attracts high-caliber students from a variety of engineering and science disciplines. [+]

Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering (GIEE) was expanded from the Environmental Engineering Division affiliated with the Department of Civil Engineering. Currently, we have 10 full-time faculty members, 12 adjunct professors, 185 graduate students, and over 613 alumni. We aim to train professionals to be capable of analysing and solving a wide range of environmental problems, to develop advanced, effective technologies and solutions for a sustainable environment and to assist the government and industry in building a green society and developing green production technologies, respectively.

Because of the multidisciplinary credentials of its faculty and the first-rate quality of its research facilities, the GIEE attracts high-caliber students from a variety of engineering and science disciplines. In return, the strong and unique engineering education received by the alumni has led the GIEE to attain a reputation for excellence from industry and government. With these efforts made in the past 20 years, the GIEE has become one of the most prestigious environmental institutes in Taiwan.... [-]


PhD in Geophysics

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. [+]

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. Programs in seismic and geophysical (electrical, magnetic, gravity) prospecting, MT sounding, well logging, and geology are performed through international and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve practical problems. Each research group is equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments and computing facilities, including those used in field works. Internationally well-known, the department is evolving toward a more advanced, integrated tomorrow in frontier research in Earth Sciences. 
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PhD in Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Material Science & Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs. [+]

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs.

The long-term aim of our institute is to establish a world-class materials science research teaching unit. As for short-term, we focus on developing renewable energy and hydrogen-related technology by combining different fields of research within NCU, such as Nano-structures, catalysts, energy, and environment. Hydrogen production, solar cells, LEDs, fuel cells, secondary batteries, and super capacitors are our important topics.

IMSE currently consists of 7 faculties, 2 chair professor, 2 joint faculties, and 2 adjunct faculties. In addition to the institute office , there are individual offices for all the professors in IMSE. Superior integration with the Center of Precision Instruments has provided the necessary facilities for materials studies, fully supporting our high-quality and advanced research.... [-]


PhD in Network Learning Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Spun off from the Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department, the Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology (NLT) was established in 2002 with a foundation built from the first phase of the 4-year University Pursuit of Academic Excellence Project on Learning Technology started in 2000, supported by the Ministry of Education. [+]

Spun off from the Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department, the Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology (NLT) was established in 2002 with a foundation built from the first phase of the 4-year University Pursuit of Academic Excellence Project on Learning Technology started in 2000, supported by the Ministry of Education. Prior to this project, the original Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning was awarded the Laboratory of Excellent Research in the area by National Science Council in 1994.

Faculties of the Institute are conducting world-class, leading-edge research. Some of them have been invited as keynotes in various international conferences. Furthermore, they serve on editorial boards of high-standing international journals as well as on review boards of international research projects. The Institute collaborates extensively with internationally leading research laboratories or centers and conducts overseas student exchange programs. ... [-]


PhD in Opto-Mechatronics Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Besides knowledge-based courses, the hands-on activities, the cultivation of creativity, and the capstone courses are specially offered in our training. [+]

Teaching Characteristics Besides knowledge-based courses, thehands-onactivities, the cultivation ofcreativity, and thecapstone coursesare specially offered in our training. Arranging undergraduate students to go to Hiroshima University, Southeastern University to have international academic interactions. Double degree program with famous universities in the world. Research Characteristics Main research fields: Energy Technology, Solid Mechanics/Design, Advanced Materials, Precision Manufacturing, Thermal Fluids, System Engineering/Automatic Control, Opto-mechatronic Engineering, Electromechanical Integration. Large research projects: Design of the IC/PV/LED manufacturing equipment, Energy storage, Fuel cells, Clean coal technology, CO2capture, Wind power systems, Energy saving , Taiwan-Russia satellite. The average research budget from 2008 to 2010 was 0.099 billion NT dollars per year. Each teacher publishes 2.7 pieces of SCI/SSCI publication per year. ... [-]

Phd in Space Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Research groups in the Institute of Space Science include the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, interplanetary space, solar physics, planetary science, space plasma simulation, radar meteorology, space payload design & development, and satellite remote sensing. [+]

Research groups in the Institute of Space Science include the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, interplanetary space, solar physics, planetary science, space plasma simulation, radar meteorology, space payload design & development, and satellite remote sensing. The Institute is the sole institution in Taiwan providing such broad and complete programs in space science research and education; and continuously participates in several international space research projects, collaborating with space science institutions of other countries.

Fundamental Courses

Electromagnetic Waves Magnetospheric physics Ionospheric Physics Solar Physics Space Plasma Physics Space Physics ... [-]

Contact
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No. 300, Zhongda Rd., Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 32001, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Taoyuan, TW