OBJECTIVES & GOALS

In response to the national policy on sustainable development, public demand for hazards mitigation and innovation trend the Department of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design aims to cultivate students with skills required in civil engineering and hazard mitigation design.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design is student oriented. Students not only pursue professional knowledge but also develop good manners and living habits.

 

The Department of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design includes three major fields´╝ŹTraditional Civil Engineering, Hazard Mitigation , and BIM and 3D printing design. The Department of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design emphasizes the importance of theoretical study and practical application equally. Students learn by doing and thus develop their potential in analyzing and organization, and establish the capability of independent study.

 

Furthermore, to meet the new trend of innovation, students will learn many courses on BIM and 3D printing to increase their competitiveness in the job market.

 

The graduates of the Department of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design should possess the following core competencies:

  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • The ability to use techniques, skills, and tools necessary for engineering practices;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and functionally in a team;
  • The ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems;
  • The ability to understand the professional ethics and social responsibility;
  • The ability to know contemporary issues; an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in environmental, societal, and global contexts; and to cultivate habits of life-long learning.

     

    FACULTY AND FACILITIES

    FACULTY

    The faculty consists of one professor, seven associate professors, and two assistant professors. All faculty members have strong theoretical discipline and practical experience in their individual fields.

     

    FACILITIES

    Currently the Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design Department has six laboratories and two research centers, namely the material test and soil mechanics lab, structure reinforcement and hazard mitigation monitoring lab, survey instrument room, structure and earthquake simulation lab, 3D printing lab, BIM computer room and structure safety and hazard mitigation research center, and BIM research and development center.

     

    CAREERS AND PLACEMENTS

  • Field construction work,
  • Survey work,
  • Soil testing work,
  • Site investigation work,
  • Architectural work,
  • Site monitoring work,
  • BIM design work and
  • Government work.
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    INDUSTRY-ACADEMY COOPERATION

    Faculty members are active in research projects funded by government agencies and cooperative projects commissioned by the industry. Students are encouraged to participate in these projects to obtain practical experience. Also, most of the undergraduate students have been participating summer internship programs provided by our cooperative companies.

     

    STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

    Most of our students obtain skill certificates, such as Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Revit Architecture Certified Professional, and Project Management Professional. In recent years some exceptional students have obtained professional engineer licenses and government jobs. In 2017, our students had an excellent performance in the IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools )competition.

     

    FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

    Our undergraduate and graduate programs received the approval of accreditation from IEET in 2007 and 2013, respectively. In response to the trend of sustainable development, the Department has been collaborating with its Structure Safety and Hazard Mitigation Research Center and the Graduate Institute of Civil Engineering and Hazard Mitigation Design. The Department is developing a Humanistic and Technology Integration Department as well as a department providing community services for the structure safety of areas affected by earthquakes. Modification and innovation of our undergraduate and graduate program will be continuously made to adapt to the needs of engineering profession. The department will keep assisting the governmental offices and related industries by providing expert opinions and services.