Civil Engineering - Taiwan

Taiwan is an island of 23 million people with a democratic political system. The culture of Taiwan is a blend of traditional Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese aboriginal cultures. With its population consisting of mostly ethnic Chinese, colonization by Japan for over a half century, and influences of modern American and European cultures and political systems, Taiwan provides our students a unique opportunity to experience diverse Asian culture. The region is also an economic powerhouse featuring a very large number of multinational companies. Cultural visits to museums and religion and architectural landmarks in Taiwan will be arranged. National Taiwan University (NTU) also provides many cultural activities, including summer language and culture courses from their Office of International Affairs.

Locations and Dates

    • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
    • Dates: July 3 - August 7, 2018
    • Duration: Summer II

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Kuang-An Chang
Civil Engineering
(979) 845-4504

Dr. Kung-Hui Chu
Civil Engineering
(979) 845-1403

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Erin Kibler
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU
ekibler@tamu.edu | (979) 845-0596

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Courses Offered

CVEN 301: Environmental Engineering (3 CR)

Prerequisite: CHEM 107

CVEN 311: Fluid Dynamics (3 CR)

Prerequisite: MATH 251 and CVEN 221

CVEN 485: Directed Study (3 CR)

Prerequisite: CVEN 301 or related courses

CVEN 685: Directed Study for Coastal and Environmental Engineering (3 CR)

Prerequisite: CVEN 301, or CVEN 311 or equivalent courses

Eligibility Requirements

      • Minimum 2.5 GPA
      • Good academic standing with university
      • Required to attend ALL program specific orientations

Location Information

Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and the economic, political, cultural and educational center in Taiwan. The courses will be taught at the National Taiwan University (NTU) campus located in Taipei. Founded in 1928 by the Japanese, NTU is often considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan and Asia. The university provides our students with a good learning environment in both education and culture aspects, and potential opportunities to be involved in research and cultural activities. The city is home to numerous engineering and cultural landmarks, including Taipei 101, which was the tallest building in the world until 2010, and the National Palace Museum, which houses the best historic Chinese art in the world. Technical visits relevant to civil engineering will be arranged through their vast alumni network.

Scholarship & Financial Aid

There are two types of scholarships available to students

College of Engineering Scholarship

Texas A&M University Taiwan Scholarship
The Taiwan Scholarship will award recipients no less than $1,500. The scholarship is not automatically granted.


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp


The college of engineering offers a scholarship (details to be announced) for every student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236. https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Visa, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $2,900
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,200
International Airfare $1,500
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $ Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $Varies
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Texas A&M University Taiwan Scholarship (The scholarship is not automatically granted) Min. $1,500
Total Estimated Cost$4,745

*Check the Student Business Services website (http://sbs.tamu.edu) for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.