University & Program

National Chiayi University

Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering

Program Level
Bachelor / Master
Language of instruction
Under 50% taught in English

The Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering at National Chiayi University offers civil and water resources engineering education as well as research opportunities for society and the nation. Currently, the Department has approximately 262 day-time undergraduate students, 156 night-time undergraduate students and 57 graduate students. Most of the undergraduate students enter the Department through the nation's annual joint college entrance examination. While some undergraduate students go to work for industry, other students opt for advanced graduate studies after graduation. Students are entitled to direct admission to the Department's graduate program on the merit of outstanding academic achievement. Some students choose to study abroad; others, including those graduated from other universities, are admitted to the graduate program after passing an entrance examination. The Department also provides full-time as well as part-time graduate studies for qualified candidates from industry.

Curriculum Planning
There are graduate, undergraduate programs in the Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering. For undergraduate study, the Department has developed a curriculum providing students with a broad base on which to build an engineering career. Courses include both basic sciences (physics, chemistry, and applied mathematics), and engineering sciences (mechanics, materials, computer programming, fluid mechanics,graphics engineering, structural theory, surveying, soil mechanics, reinforced concrete, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology, foundation engineering, and engineering geology). The Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering provides civil and water resources engineering laboratory courses on materials, soil, surveying, and hydraulics. To obtain a B.S. degree, a student has to complete a minimum of 128 credit hours. In addition to 87 required credit hours, according to his/her own interest and career goal, student also has to complete at least 41 credit hours of elective courses. Courses intended exclusively for graduate study are offered in addition to those intended for both graduate and undergraduate students. The students are free to choose from these courses as well as others provided by other departments of the University In order to help them satisfy their academic interests and achieve their career goals. (

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