The Department of Civil Engineering was establish in 1955 and one of the four founding department of Chung Yuan Christian University. In 1956, the Department of Hydraulic Engineering was later on established. In order to accommodate MOE’s policy of integrating different departments, and for better utilizing resources and facilities to enhance teaching and research performances, the two departments were combined into the Department of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering on Aug. 1st, 1981. Starting from 1982, graduate programs were offered to increase potential in researches and developments.
Starting from the academic year of 1988, the Department of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering resumed its original name of the Department of Civil Engineering and started to offer doctoral programs in the academic year of 1996. For more than 50 years, the Department of Civil Engineering has cultivated many talents and professionals both in the academic fields and the industries. Graduated students can be found working in various domestic and overseas engineering organizations and higher education and research institutions. In 2004, programs offered by the Department of Civil Engineering of CYCU were accredited by IEET.
1960 – Jen-tai Wang – current President of DACIN Construction Co. ltd
1962- Chia-wu Cheng – former President of Chinese Cultural University and Yuan Pei University
1962 – Chaio-fuei Ouyang – former President of Engineering College of National Central University
1963 –Shun-tyan Chen – former President of National Taiwan University ofScience and Technology
1963 – Chao-kang Hu – former Director of Sewage Systems Office
1963 – Wen-i Wang – former General Manager of the Great Taipei Gas Corporation
1964 –Robert R. Hwang – former President of National Taiwan Ocean University
1965 – Wen-hsiung Li – member of Academic Sinica and National Academy of Sciences, Professor of University of Chicago
1965 –Wen-je Wang – former President of the Continental Engineering Corp.
1967 –Cheng-hsiung Lai – former Deputy Mayor of Hualien County
1978 –Chih-Kuo Kung – former President of Kainan University
1978 –Lau-kin Long – Deputy Director General of Directorate General of Highways of Ministry of Transportation and Communications
1968 –Chien-i Hsu – board of directors of MAA Group
1969 – She-pi Chen – former Political Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transportation and Communications, former Director General of Directorate General of Highways
1969 – Chi-hai Wu – former President of T.N.C Industrial Co. ltd.
1977 – Che Chiang – Principle of Kao Hsung Lichih Senior High school
1980 – Fang Chang – Deputy Director General of National Property Administration