Ph.D. Program in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering:
International Program of Geoinformatics


Program Goals

The aim of the International Program of Geoinformatics is mainly to cultivate senior analysts, managers, engineers, and researchers who can lead research or development projects of applying Geoinformatics to analyze social or natural phenomena, or solve spatial problems, or fit human’s need. Abilities or skills that students will gain for this program include measuring geographic distribution, analyzing spatial patterns, and modeling spatial relationships as well as application of spatial information technology to collect spatial data, process and analyze data, and web mapping data in various devices. More specific goals of the program are as follows:

  1. To produce quality doctoral graduates who possess integral knowledge on Geoinformatics and practical technologies.
  2. To foster abilities of original researches on spatial topics and issues.
  3. To offer an opportunity to work with senior analysts and IT engineers from Geographic Information System Research Center (GIS.FCU) through practical projects and participate in industrial internship programs in Taiwan.
  4. To train advanced engineers who can apply Geoinformatics-related technologies to fit fast-growing LBS demands of the future.

Language Advantage

English is the main language of class. You will take advantage of all-English learning environment and connecting to the whole world in following opportunities:

  1. Working with international researchers and senior engineers
  2. Attending international conferences and seminars
  3. Knowing people from different countries and culture
  4. Extending your connections through courses, projects, and internship programs.

Program Advantages

You will obtain basic and advanced knowledge of Geoinformatics, learn from famous researchers, and develop practical skills from the following curriculum:

  1. Knowledge and skills of collecting spatial data, analyzing data, and modeling spatial relationship
  2. Applications of geospatial information technologies on monitoring and decision making
  3. Integrated applications of GIS, RS, and GPS
  4. Spatial data processing using advanced technologies such as cloud computing and big data analysis
  5. Multidisciplinary spatial information management and open data
  6. Issues and applications on Smart Cities and Smart Life

Program Information

International Program of Geoinformatics makes use of spatial information science to address and solve problems of human society, natural disaster, and engineering around the world. Our program mainly focuses on applications of spatial information technology and environmental innovation applications. There are six sub-domains included in our program:

  • sustainable environmental management
  • multi-hazard observation, prediction of monitoring
  • environmental information core technology
  • disaster monitoring and Decision Analysis
  • remote sensing image processing core technology
  • statistical methods for forecasting


Required course

  • Seminar (1 credits)

Optional courses

  • Cloud Computing and ICT Application(3 credits)
  • Advanced Probability Theory(3 credits)
  • Smart Internet of Things(3 credits)
  • Theory and Applications of Remote Sensing(3 credits)
  • Statistical Inference(3 credits)
  • English for Technology(3 credits)
  • Spatial Topics on Information for Advanced Environmental Monitoring(3 credits)
  • Spatial Topics on Multiple Criteria Decision Making(3 credits)
  • Special Topics on Monitoring Technology of Disaster Mitigation(3 credits)
Course duration 3-7 years full-time
Total Credits 22 Credits

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