The Engineering College of National Taiwan University was created in 1945. Its predecessor was the Faculty of Engineering of the Taihoku Imperial University, founded in 1943. In the beginning, the College consisted of four departments: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. After seven decades of growth and maturity, it has been developed into a comprehensive engineering college, including six departments: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, together with five independent graduate institutes: Environmental Engineering (founded in 1977), Applied Mechanics (1984), Building and Planning (1988), Industrial Engineering (1994), and Polymer Science and Engineering (2002). The Graduate Institute and Department of Naval Architecture, established respectively in 1973 and 1976, were renamed as the Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering in 2002. The Graduate Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, founded in 1982, began offering an undergraduate program in 2001, which became the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, founded in 1998, began offering an undergraduate program in 2018, which became the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

To date, all eleven departments and graduate institutes in the College provide master’s and doctoral degree programs. The Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering has offered an in-service master’s program on the Zhubei campus since the 2011 fall semester. To cultivate interdisciplinary talents equipped with integrated skills, the Ph.D. Program of Green Materials and Precision Devices and the International Graduate Program of Molecular Science and Technology (NTU-MST) were established in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The Taiwan International Graduate Program for Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology was established in 2021. In 2022, the newly established English IET Program (a bachelor program) was designed to cultivate engineering talents to meet the demands of emerging engineering industries.

The College of Engineering floor area is about 105,400 square meters, excluding the nearly completed new CoE Building. The College office, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering share the current CoE Building. The NTU Civil Engineering Research Building (2008), the Environment Research Building (2011), the YongLin Biomedical Engineering Hall (2015), Tseng Jiang Hall (2018), the building extension of the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), donated to the Civil Engineering by the Ruentex Group (2020), and other CoE’s departments and institutes are situated at various locations within the NTU campus.


Tse-Hong Loh

1945 ~ 1946

Ngou-Shou Wai    

1946 ~ 1948

Jeou-Shen Pern     

1948 ~ 1953

Chen-Hsing Yen

1953 ~ 1955

Kow-Kung Choong

1955 ~ 1965

Tsu-Nien Chin

1965 ~ 1972

Chao-Chung Yu

1972 ~ 1979

Tung-Ying Wung  

1979 ~ 1985

Chun-Tsung Wang

1985 ~ 1990

Chin-Lien Yen

1990 ~ 1993

Yih-Nan Chen

1993 ~ 1999

Yeong-Bin Yang

1999 ~ 2005

Huan-Jang Keh

2005 ~ 2011

Jia-Yush Yen

2011 ~ 2017

Wen-Chang Chen

2017 ~ 2023

Mao-Hsiung Chiang

2023 ~ Present