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College of Engineering

(2016-08-17 updated)

Introduction
      Established more than four decades ago, the College of Engineering has developed into a sizable school made up of the Departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Information Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. All eight departments confer Masters and Doctoral degrees, and all of its 8 departments and 10 graduate programs have been accredited by IEET (a full signatory of the Washington Accord). According to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI), conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), the College of Engineering is ranked top one percent in the field of engineering education. The mission is to continuously pursue eminent performances in engineering education as well as academic research.

Brief History
    Since its establishment in 1966, the College of Engineering has undertaken the mission of training talented engineers. It became a fully-developed college in 1980. The period between 1980 and 1996 was the booming stage of development for the College of Engineering, during which its steady growth was made possible by the support of the university. This stage witnessed an increase in the number of department faculty, the completion of the Engineering Building, the renewal and enhancement of facilities and equipment, and the development of modern computer networks. Today, the college continues to conduct curriculum reform, promote academic research cooperation and exchange, and above all, serve as the cradle of elite engineers nationwide.
    There are eight departments in the College of Engineering: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Information Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. All the undergraduate and graduate programs have been accredited by the IEET (a full signatory of the Washington Accord) and that certainly will offer our graduates greater employment opportunities for their promising career. According to the 1996-2006 Essential Science Indicators (ESI), conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), the College of Engineering was listed in the ESI under the ranking category of Engineering Subjects, which means to be regarded as among the world top 1 % in the field. The college provides students with more than 70 modern teaching and research laboratories, including multi-media and CAE laboratories, to assist students in learning and practicing, and support the needs for education and academic research. These laboratories are well equipped and professionally maintained by specialized technical staff. Meanwhile, the College of Engineering’s major task is to promote curricula taught entirely in English, to enhance academic collaboration and exchange with universities outside Taiwan, and to continuously pursue excellence in engineering education and innovative research.
 
Course Descriptions
Undergraduate Courses


E0033 Engineering and Environment (2/0): Major environmental issues facing modern engineering are addressed in this class. Class content includes global environmental issues, environmental impact assessment practices, an introduction to the ISO14000 environmental management system as well as green design, green engineering, ecological engineering and green architecture.

E0424 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (2/0): This course prepares students for the three classes of linear second-order partial differential equations – elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic – and the three types of boundary conditions: Dirichlet, Neumann, and Robin. Additionally, it provides a comprehensive discussion on the separation of variables technique, relevant theorems of Fourier series and an introduction to the Sturm-Liouvlle boundary value problem.

E0959 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (2/0): Viscous flows of incompressible fluids, general properties of Navier-Stokes equations, exact solutions of the full N-S equations, Low-Reynolds number flow, High-Reynolds number flow, boundary layer equations for incompressible flow, exact and approximate solutions of boundary layer equations, boundary layer separation, boundary layer control.

E3405 Energy-Efficient Lighting Technology (2/0): This course introduces the energy-efficient lighting technology. The revolution of lighting will be discussed in depth and width, also including the new technologies of energy conservation and future development.

E1402 Engineering Ethics (2/0): To increase interaction between engineers and related professionals in a contemporary environment, engineering ethics has become very important. This course is intended to equip engineering students with a better ability to make ethical decisions about creating and marketing new technologies in their future professional work.

E3230 Art, Green-energy and Environment (0/2): This course studies the relationship between public art, urban public space, and the influence of green energy on the quality of the urban environment. On field trips, students visit sites that feature creative art pieces as a form of studying public art. In addition, the concept of green energy will be introduced as a solution for carbon-constraints. For the final presentation, students will be required to build realistic models in groups.

E1670 Topics on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (2/0): This course describes how newly developed technology links the macroscopic world with nanoscaled matters. Course content includes brief descriptions of semiconductor processing, silicon micro-machines, non-silicon micro-machines, the low temperature (polymer MEMS) process, micro-sensors, micro-actuators, microfluidics, and BioMEMS applications.

E1679 Introduction of Artificial Neural Network (0/2): This course introduces the applications of neural networks. The configuration of neural networks includes single-layer neural networks, multi-layer neural networks, backpropagation neural networks, radial basis function neural networks, self-organized neural networks, fuzzy neural networks and recurrent neural networks. Various learning algorithms, such as back-propagation, 1st order gradient descent, and 2nd order gradient descent are also introduced.

E2267 Reliability and Risk Analyses (0/2): Failure concepts, fault tree analysis, reliability block diagrams, system structure analysis, risk concepts, risk criteria, risk assessment, risk assessment techniques, probabilistic risk assessment, uncertainty, risk characterization using logic trees.

E2638 Introduction to Energy Engineering (0/2): This course offers an introduction to the use of energy in society and the importance of rational and efficient usage for both primary and secondary energy conversion. Both depth (the technology) and width (the social perspective) are discussed.

E2725 Chemical and Material Industries and Future Technology Developments (0/2): This course introduces the applications and future developments of chemical and materials engineering technology in various industries, such as food, biomedical fine chemicals and semi-conductor thin film transistors.

E2727 Aerospace Industry in the 21st Century (2/0): This is a general introduction to the aerospace industry. Students will gain topical knowledge through classroom presentations and team work.

E2728 The Future Integration of Information and Communication Technology (0/2): This course introduces basic IT concepts like the nature of communication and applications of information and communication. Some case studies will be conducted on CMMI, software development procedure, peer to peer technology, call center application, wireless and digital live, and VoIP.

E2887 Embedded System Programming Design (0/3): This course covers the following topics: introduction to embedded systems, building and running programs for embedded systems, thread synchronization on embedded systems, optimizing embedded software for size, speed and power consumption, and practical examples of embedded systems, such as audio/video processing.

E2949 Architecture Industry Trends in the 21st Century (2/0): This course covers the development of the architecture industry in the 21st century, including architectural design and planning, building technology, sustainable architecture, environmental issues, landscape and urban design.

E3204 Industrial Trend of Me2 in the 21st Century (0/2): This class will help students develop an awareness and understanding of ten key trends in the electromechanical industry and provide insight into the product development policy of the 21st century. It offers an in-depth view of product innovation in the electromechanical industry through lectures, group discussions, and case studies.

E2952 Introduction to Preventions for Slope Disasters and Debris Flow (0/2): This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the prevention of slope disasters and debris flow. The fundamental mechanism of slope disasters and debris flow is introduced first, and then various countermeasures used to minimize damage are illustrated by drawing on real examples.

E2953 Introduction and Implementation of Embedded Systems (3/0): This course introduces the following topics: an overview of embedded systems, the basic operations for Linux programming, development tool chains, basic embedded system programming, and hands-on experience in embedded experiment boards with ARM series CPUs.

E3124 Operation System and Technologies for Natural Hazard Mitigation (0/2): Natural hazards, like typhoons, earthquakes, floods, droughts, debris flows, and landslides often cause major disasters in Taiwan. The general public has long been concerned about these hazards. Many believe that effective countermeasures must be based on a strong technical foundation, so that damage and losses from these hazards may be mitigated. The National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) was founded in 2003 to oversee work conducted in this area. This course introduces numerous strategies and methodologies employed by the NCDR and other related organizations. The technologies currently used and those still under development will be discussed so that students may better understand the ongoing issues.

E3231 Introduction to Green Energy and Patents (2/0):
This course provides an introduction to Green Technology, including solar power, wind power, and smart grid, as well as discussing other related technologies and global market development cases. It then expands its focus to include the process of applying for patents, including patent searching, patent mapping, patent valuation and patent writing. The course teaches students about the variety of patents available for green energies and green electronics technology.

E3232 Introduction to Green Electronics (2/0):This course covers solar power, wind power, and smart grid, while other related technologies and global market development cases are also discussed. The latest cases in the areas of new energy, communication control, automotive electronics, and batteries are also explored, enabling students to better understand issues related to green energy.

M0022 Engineering Economics (2/0): This course covers the following subjects: equivalence and interest formulas; extending equivalence to real world transactions; present worth, annual worth and future worth analysis; rate of return analysis; depreciation; income taxes; inflation and economic analysis.

S0238 Partial Differential Equations (0/2): This course is an introduction to Partial Differential Equations, which covers various types of equations, such as parabolic, elliptic, hyperbolic, homogeneous, and non-homogeneous equations. Techniques used for solving the problem, including separation variables, Fourier as well as Laplace transforms, and Eigenfunction expansions are also covered.

E3205 Dynamic Web Programming (0/3): This course focuses on Java based web development, server side Java Server Page (JSP) and Servlet technologies, with a brief overview of client side JavaScript. AJAX (Async. JavaScript and XML) based Rich Internet Application will be covered to explore the skills used in a Client/Server application design. Furthermore, the MVC (Model View Controller) design pattern, supporting multi-tiered web applications, will be illustrated using a sample database-backed web application. JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) will also be briefly covered in this MVC sample application. The entire course will be conducted in classrooms equipped with computers and will involve various hands-on exercises.

E3206 Trends of Information and Communication in the 21st Century (0/3): This course explores the current status and integration of information technology and communication in industry, as well as innovations in trends related to information technology and communication.

E3224 Introduction to Green Energy Technology (0/3): This course aims to enhance the student's understanding of fossil and nuclear energy and the related impact on e the environmental changes,discusses and analyzes the issues about green energy and environment conservation. Finally this course increases thinking capacity and scientific researching interest for students including knowledge of the establishment: The environmental science basis concepts
and establishment of energy education.

M0286 Project Management (0/2): (0/2):In knowledge economy times, the management methods of functional organization couldn’t manage the multiple changed environments anymore. It’s inevitable that enterprises will use project management to solve the encountering problems. Project management is good to students’ self-management ability, can help them integrating what they learned to solve problems and is good to cultivate students’ system thinking. If students could learn basic project management knowledge during study and make it into practice, it is certainly that their ability will be promoted when applying for future job.

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