Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Architecture in National Cheng Kung University was established in 1944, one of the first five departments of the university. It is also the first architecture school at college level in Taiwan. Top quality teaching and research has always been the Department’s key concern. The development of Masters and PhD programs, respectively in 1968 and 1991, was responsive to the need of the industry, society and to the need of upgrading the Department’s capacity to contribute to this field. The Department values the breadth and multi-disciplinarity inherent in architectural education and strives to provide top quality facilities, environment, and programs to support creative, critical learning and innovative, relevant research. Undergraduate courses provide a sound and balanced fundamental training that students can be equipped to enter their later architectural career. A five year architectural program and a four building science program are offered since 2009. The Graduate School provides a wide range of study fields that Master students can take to advance their professional understanding and skills or to prepare themselves for a higher/research degree. The PhD program offers a setting that students can develop their potential for academic study and complete their research projects. The Department accepts 60 students to the undergraduate course and 70 to Masters, 20 to PhD annually. Its current population is around 600, serviced by 27 full-time faculty members and 20 part-time faculty members.

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Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
Timber Engineering & Materials Science
timber Earth & Environmental Sciences
Earthquakes Engineering & Materials Science
School buildings Engineering & Materials Science
Energy conservation Engineering & Materials Science
Ventilation Engineering & Materials Science
Air conditioning Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 1995 2020

Research Output 1983 2019

Carbon dioxide emissions evaluations and mitigations in the building and traffic sectors in Taichung metropolitan area, Taiwan

Chang, C. T., Yang, C. H. & Lin, T-P., 2019 Sep 1, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 230, p. 1241-1255 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

metropolitan area
Carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide

Developing algorithmic methodology to visualize & Evaluate the dynamics of urban form in the early design phase

Cha, S. Y. & Jeng, T., 2019 Jan 1, Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019. Schnabel, M. A., Haeusler, M. H. & Fukuda, T. (eds.). The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), p. 121-130 10 p. (Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Efficiency and performance tests of the sorptive building materials that reduce indoor formaldehyde concentrations

Huang, K. C., Tsay, Y-S., Lin, F. M., Lee, C-C. & Chang, J. W., 2019 Jan 1, In : PloS one. 14, 1, e0210416.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Student theses


Author: 巧婷, 尤., 2016 Aug 29

Supervisor: Hsueh, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Author: 瑞國, 黃., 2017 Feb 8

Supervisor: Wu, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Architectural Mass-Customization For The Mass : Guiding design Representing and Fabricating to the end user

Author: 于僑, 黃., 2018 Feb 1

Supervisor: Jeng, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis