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INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENG

This course is mainly aimed to introduce the scopes and the field of civil engineering. The past, present and the future to the civil engineering are illustrated to guide the students how to face their future careers.

SURVEYING LAB

The course teaches students the basic surveying techniques, including elevation, angle, distance, coordinates, etc.

SURVEYING

Explain the basic concepts of surveys and the computation in civil engineering. The different methods of field surveying will be introduced. Topographical surveying methods are also explained in brief.

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MECHANICS

The main objective of the first course in mechanics. It should develop engineering students the ability to analyze mechanics problems in a simple and logical manner. It covers the basic concepts of engineering mechanics and mechanics of materials, including vector analysis, equilibrium and structural analysis. The goal of this course is to provide students with fundamentals for studying advanced mechanics courses and further being professionals in engineering.

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND COMPUTER DRAWING

The major goal of this course is to help students develop proficient skills so that they can communicate with other professions with graphical languages. Students will learn fundamental concepts of visualization technologies applied for engineering purposes, through lectures, readings, laboratory, discussions and projects. They will learn to use CAD-based software to illustrate structure, machine, and system on computers. Topics will include both 2D and 3D CAD drawings. Besides, the lecture also focuses on after-school practice and discussion which give students more experience in graphics.

GENERAL PHYSICS

This course contains 11 units. This course introduces the basic concepts of physics, including motion in one dimension, energy and energy transfer, potential energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, oscillatory motion, mechanical waves, superposition and standing waves

CALCULUS

This course is an introduction to the theory of Calculus, its techniques and applications. Topics to be covered in this semester include limits and continuity of functions, the definitions and applications of differentiation and integration, fundamental theorem of Calculus, inverse functions and their derivatives, integration techniques and so on. We aim to strengthen students' problem-solving skills as well as independent thinking abilities

APPLIED MECHANICS

This is the first course in mechanics. It introduces the resultant and resolution of forces, the calculation of moment, equilibrium of rigid body, supports and reactions, centroids and moment of inertia of an area, analysis of truss, frame and beam. The main objective is to enlighten students’ the abilities to analyze engineering problems in a logical manner. The knowledge is expected to apply to other advanced courses.

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION

The course presents an introduction to the historical background and general aspects of the global technological revolutions in quantum, information and biochemical technologies. The potential impacts of these technologies, including micro-system technology and nanotechnology, on the future will be of special interest; the points of our discussion include environmental and energy problems.

ENGINEERING MATERIALS

This course is designed for students to understand major types of civil engineering materials, basic properties of portland cement concrete, concepts of materials quality control, standard specifications, and testing of engineering materials.

ENGINEERING MATERIALS LABORATORY

This course is designed for students to understand the characteristics of various engineering materials. Students will have the opportunity to practice and learn the specifications and testing methods for various engineering materials.

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

This course intends to introduce the mathematical principles and practices that today's engineers need to know. The course contents are 1. First-order Differential Equations, 2.Second-order Differential Equations, 3. The Laplace Transform, and 4. Series solutions.

HYDROLOGY

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic phenomena and fundamental theories underlying hydrology. Students will learn essential skills that are required for solving hydrological problems through this course.

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

This is a fundamental course for mechanics of materials. It introduces stress and strain concepts, stress and deformation for a straight member subjected to axial and torsional forces, analysis of statically indeterminated structures, stress and deflection for beams, and general analyses for stress and strain. The knowledge is expected to apply to other advanced courses and engineering practices.

DYNAMICS

Dynamics is the basis of applied mechanics and engineering mechanics. This course starts from introduction of basic ideas, Newton’s principles, and followed by Kinetics of particles and dynamics of particles, energy methods, as well as momentum and impulse. After midterm, the course will be emphasis on Kinetics and dynamics, energy methods, momentum and impulse of rigid bodies. Mechanical vibrations will be discussed at the end.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

This course is the second course of “Introduction to Computers” for students. Whoever learned the first course can go deeper to understand more about the application of computer tools in engineering field. Appropriate computer tools can help solve many problems in a high efficient way, such as the calculation of mathematical equations, logical judgment of event management, post processing of tables or graphs. This course intends to introduce MATLAB as the main tool in engineering science field. Through this course, programming ability and logical thinking can be further improved.

SOIL MECHANICS

This course is an essential to Geotechnical Engineering. It induces the soil physical properties and the laboratory tests, the soil classification methods, the calculations for overburden earth pressures and stress increments, the settlements and time of consolidation, the soil strength parameters and the shear tests. The knowledge is expected to apply to other advanced courses.

SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

This course introduces the soil tests on physical properties, classification, permeability, compaction, consolidation and shear strength. The tests are conducted in groups to help the understanding of experimental procedures and steps.

FLUID MECHANICS

This is an introduction course in which the behavior of fluids at rest and in motion is presented and explored. The contents include those aspects of fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid kinematics, and fluid dynamics. Also addressed are the theoretical analysis of fluid flow, dimensional analysis and modeling.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

This course introduces the programming language- Fortran. The objective is to be familiar with computing environments and further learn how to write programs to do advance engineering analyses and scientific computations.

STRUCTURAL THEORY

This course will firstly review and study the applications of principals of equilibrium of forces, conformations of displacement and the basics of energy method on the analysis of determinate structures. Then study the conventional force method for the analysis of indeterminate structures. The last part of the course will introduce the displacement method.

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS (II)

This is an advanced course for mechanics of materials. It introduces column analysis, energy method for beam deflection, plane strain, shear stress analysis for beams with thin-walled and wide-flange cross sections, and lateral buckling analyses of beams. The knowledge is expected to apply to other advanced courses and engineering practices.

SOIL MECHANICS (II)

The application of shear strength of soil and its analysis and application on the stability problems (earth pressure, bearing capacity, and slope stability analysis)

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

This course provides an understanding on the geological material, geological structure, environmental factor and engineering factor for civil engineering problems.

STRUCTURAL THEORY (II)

This course introduces Slope deflection method, Moment distribution method and the applications of energy methods in structural analysis. Let students to learn the entire scope of fundamental structural analysis.

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

This course includes transportation system planning and management (introduction of Taiwan area transportation system, transportation demand modeling, development and evaluation of transportation planning options, and transportation system management); design of roadways (sight distance and horizontal alignments, cross sections, intersections); design of railways (alignments, sections, turnouts, sidelines, stations, terminals); and design of air transportation facilities (master plan, layout of runways and taxiways, planning and design of terminal area, design of facilities)

NUMERICAL METHOD

This course introduces the fundamental numerical methods, which include solutions to nonlinear equation(s), matrix analysis, interpolation function, regression analysis, numerical integration and differentiation, etc. It is hoped that the students can learn how to apply these methods to related problems, via the implementation of programming languages and the use of computers.

REINFORCED CONCRETE

This course is designed for students to understand the basic theorem, basic concepts and basic skills of analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. Students will be able to get familiar with various analysis and design methods and purposes in reinforced concrete structures.

STEEL STRUCTURE DESIGN

Steel is one of the most popular engineering materials used in building structures and bridges. Therefore, as a Civil Engineering student, this course is very basic and essential. The course is to present in a logical manner the theoretical background needed for developing and explaining design requirements, particularly those of the 2005 AISC Specification, Emphasis is on the 2005 AISC Specification LRFD Method.

WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING

This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental principles involved in water treatment and to develop skills in the analysis and design concepts related to water supply engineering which is related to demand of water for various purposes in human life, sources of water supply, quantity and quality of water, treatment and distribution of water, etc.

STRUCTURE MATRIX ANALYSIS

This course introduces the analysis of a structure by the form of Matrices. Congruent transformation method and direct stiffness method are discussed in the class. Congruent transformation method is convenience for hands calculation, while direct stiffness method is computer-oriented. The elements of beam, truss and frame are discussed

STRUCTURAL LAB

The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic measurements of structural responses in a laboratory. The measurements will be compared with the results of the structural analysis to find the difference between the previous methods. In the first half-semester, we discuss the operation principles of the Wheatstone bridge and the strain gage. In the second half-semester, we shall measure the structural responses of different structure types, including the cantilever beam, the simply supported beam, the 2-D truss, and the rigid frame.

ENGINEERING APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS

This course starts with numerical application software "Mathematica" to deal with some numerical problems. After midterm, “MIDAS Gen”, an integrated solution system of building and general structures will be introduced to analysis and design structures. At the end, students must design a building by themselves as the final report.

REINFORCED CONCRETE (II)

This course is an essential to structural design. It is the second part of the course of reinforced concrete design. It is continued to introduce the analysis and the design of columns, the design of slabs, the design of beams subjected to twisting moment, the seismic resistance design of members, the design of footing and the design of retaining walls, etc. The knowledge is expected to continue educating the students to know the basic concepts of design and to obtain the ability of reinforced concrete structural design and the specialty in structural analysis and design.

PAVEMENT DESIGN

This course is designed for students to understand basic pavement types and properties, pavement materials, methods of analysis, and design procedures of pavement. Pavement construction, performance evaluation, as well as pavement management systems are also introduced.

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND CHARACTERIZATION

Sustainable construction materials, also called green construction materials, have already attracted attention and are important topics of the global development. Through the process of waste reduction, energy saving and resources recycling, sustainable construction can be achieved with engineering development and ecological protection. This course introduces sustainable construction material characteristics and their evaluation techniques. Students will learn the basic concepts of sustainable construction materials and the knowledge of relevant laboratory material testing skills.

FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

This course introduces the principles of foundation engineering and their applications for various engineering problems. Emphasis is placed on the design and analysis of subsoil exploration, shallow foundations, deep foundations, retaining structure, and braced cuts.

SEMINAR

This course invites various field specialists introduce civil engineering problems and the ways to deal with situations.

PRESTRESSED CONCRETE DESIGN

This course is designed for students to understand the basic theorem, basic concept, basic skill of analysis and design of pre-stressed concrete structures. Students will be able to get familiar with various analysis and design methods and purposes in pre-stressed concrete structures.

TUNNEL ENGINEERING

This course will introduce the mechanical behavior of rock masses and tunnels. The construction methods for tunneling and explaining the tunnel deformation are also discussed.

CAD/CAM

This course is lab exercise and programming oriented. The objective is to cover a wide range of CAD topics (e.g., computer graphics, modeling and visualization, analysis and design packages, data exchange, etc.) and to produce knowledgeable CAD users who can adapt to the 3D design environment. From Fall 2015, some of the topics will be taught using flipped classroom model.

DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Reinforced concrete structure is very common in daily life, so it is necessary to learn this course for students. In addition to the element design, we also focus on reinforced concrete behavior, structural damage repair and structure retrofit.

INTRODUCTION TO WIND ENGINEERING

Wind engineering is a course of multi-discipline. Most of its contents are better suit for graduate school. This is an introductory course to wind engineering. Many wind engineering topics will be briefly introduced in this course, such as characteristics of wind, bluff body aerodynamics, wind effects on structures, wind tunnel tests, computational wind engineering, and building wind codes.

BRIDGES DESIGN

This course is an advanced to structural design. It introduces the basic concepts of the design of bridge structures, the designs of steel bridge structures, the seismic disasters and the seismic resisting performances, the inspection and the safety assessment of bridge structures, the design of pre-stressed concrete bridge structures, etc. The knowledge is expected to educate the students to know the basic concepts of bridge structural design and to obtain the abilities and the specialty in bridge structural design.

HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

This course include geometric design of highways, background and guidelines, practical design examples, transition curves, highway width and capacity, earthwork, thickness design procedures of flexible and rigid pavements used in Taiwan.

SOIL IMPROVEMENT

This course describes the different common methods to be utilized in the improving the engineering properties of soils.

ELEMENTARY STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

This course starts with simple structural system to explain the characteristics of structural natural frequency, damping and mode shapes through basic dynamic analysis. Various external excitations will be introduced to show the structural dynamic behaviors. At the end, fundamentals of earthquake engineering will be briefly introduced as the engineering applications of this course.

TRACKWORK ENGINEERING

This course is designed for students to understand the concepts of historical development of railway engineering, various types and major characteristics of railway.

 

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