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 Doctor of Philosophy Program in Chemical Engineering


Department of Chemical Engineering

Feng Chia University, Taiwan


1. Required courses                                           6                               Credits

2. Elective courses                                           18                               Credits

3. Doctoral Thesis

4. Degree Conferral


1. Required courses                                                                                                             6 Credits


Special Topics Study (1)



Seminar (1)



Special Topics Study (2)



Seminar (2)



Special Topics Study (3)



Special Topics Study (4)



Research Ethics Education Online Program



2. Elective courses                                                                                                           18 Credits 


Analytical Electrochemistry



Principles and Applications of the Photocatalytic Reaction



Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering



Special Topics in Polymer Chemistry



Properties and Applications of Functional Polymer



Special Topics in Transport Phenomena



Special Topics of Industrial Organic Chemistry



Taguchi Method



Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design



Special Topics of Reactive Modification of Polymers



Planning Management



Principles and Practice of Scanning Probe Microscopy



Special Topics in Polymer Physics



Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics



Composite Materials



Advanced Physical Chemistry



Special Topics on Renewable Energy Technology



Temperature-Programmed Reaction Theory


3. Thesis 

COE 705

Doctoral Thesis


  Course Descriptions

CHE701/ CHE702Special Topics Study (1)/ Special Topics Study (2)

Strengthens the understanding of theory in transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and reaction engineering. 

COE701/ COE702Seminar (1)/ Seminar (2)

Provides students with the understanding of the trend, scope and basic principle in chemical engineering. Develops skills in presenting the materials related to research in chemical engineering.

CHE703/ CHE704Special Topics Study (3)/ Special Topics Study (4)

Provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills in chemical engineering. The contents are based on the expertise of the instructors.

GBSL622Research Ethics Education Online Program

Instills the importance of academic integrity to students. Enhances students’ ethical capabilities to implement honest and responsible research conducts.

CHE659Analytical Electrochemistry 

Provides comprehensive coverage of fundamentals of electrochemical methods. The content includes an overview of electrode processes, kinetics of electrode reactions, mass transfer of electrolyte and various electroanalytical methods. The knowledge is helpful in the analyses and applications of electrochemical sensors, fuel cells, electrochemical syntheses, electrolytic deposition, and corrosion.

CHE661Principles and Applications of the Photocatalytic Reaction

Focuses on the basic principle, reaction mechanism, preparation technique, application and the analysis method of the photocatalytic reactions. The energy conversion and the pollutant degradation of UV or visible light photo-catalytic applications are discussed too.

CHE601Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

Provides a comprehensive study of chemical reaction engineering with an emphasis on the practical aspect of industrial chemical reactor design.

CHE608Special Topics in Polymer Chemistry

Covers the fundamental principles of chain structures, synthesis and characterization of polymers and structural effects on properties.

CHE675Properties and Applications of Functional Polymer 

Highlights the synthesis of functional polymer and the correlation among chemical structure and properties of functional polymer. Potential applications of the functional polymers are also demonstrated.

CHE602Special Topics in Transport Phenomena

Provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of transport phenomena with an emphasis on transport mechanisms and mathematical methods, covering finite differences and asymptotic methods.

CHE680Special Topics of Industrial Organic Chemistry

Provides a basic study in industrial organic chemistry. Students are introduced to the principles of sustainability focusing on waste prevention, atom economy, energy efficiency and renewable feedstock.

CHE625Taguchi Method

Teaches the fundamentals of Taguchi method and its application in the off-line quality control.

CHE614Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design

Teaches the fundamentals of unit operations and their applications in chemical process simulation and design with the help of commercial software, including DESIGN II and ChemCAD 5.0. The computer-aided process design provides deeper understanding of the internal mechanisms of the chemical processes.

CHE679Special Topics of Reactive Modification of Polymers

Provides an understanding of the principles of modifying polymers, namely PET, epoxy resins and unsaturated polyesters by reactive monomers. The structure relationship of reactive additives are explained, allowing the understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of applied additives.

CHE670Planning Management

Develops students’ management skills including time, resources, organization and project managements.

CHE665Principles and Practice of Scanning Probe Microscopy

Introduces the principles and applications of scanning probe microscopy (SPM), including atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Lectures are also given on other important techniques for characterizing nano-structured materials.

CHE667Special Topics in Polymer Physics

Provides a study on the polymeric molecular chain behavior focusing on the viscoelasticity. The viscoelasticity affects the performance of the polymeric materials and the relaxation of molecular chains leads to the time-temperature correspondence. Understanding the principles is vital to the engineering design of the polymeric materials.

CHE603Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Studies the basic theory and principles of the multiple phases, solution, and the chemical reaction. In addition computer aided calculation are conducted to fully understand the behavior of the system. 

CHE672Composite Materials

Provides an understanding of the characteristic of composite materials, composite tooling and manufacturing technology as well as the future application and development of composite materials.

CHE676Advanced Physical Chemistry

Covers the general principles of classical thermodynamics, representative applications, fluctuations and irreversible thermodynamics.

CHE663Special Topics on Renewable Energy Technology

Teaches the science of renewable energy formation, development, and conversion. The global and Taiwan renewable energy strategies as well as the climate change related to energy utilization and its solutions are also introduced.

CHE644Temperature-Programmed Reaction Theory

Discusses the basic theories of the temperature programmed oxidation, reduction, desorption, and the reaction. Lab work provides the opportunity for hands-on experience of the technique.

COE 705Doctoral Thesis

Completes a doctoral dissertation under supervisor's instruction to fulfill the requirement for a Ph.D. degree.

        Degree Conferral

1. Qualifying exam

Candidate is required to pass the doctoral qualification. This should be taken within five years of enrollment. Failing to do so will result in mandatorily withdrawal from the program.

2. Language requirement

Candidate is required to meet the language proficiency requirements by any of the following provisions,

i. Obtaining the certificate of iBT79 or IELTS6.0 or above; or other English test scores approved by the Language Proficiency Review Committee.

ii. Completing English writing courses (4 credits or more) approved by the department with a score of 70 or above.

iii. Obtaining a Bachelor's degree or above from English-speaking country approved by the Ministry of Education. 

3. Journal publication

Candidate must complete at least one Science Citation Index (SCI) journal publication (accepted or published) before the degree examination. 

4. Degree examination

Candidate must pass the degree examination with a score of 70% or above.