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Interdisciplinary Program of Nuclear Science


Interdisciplinary Program of Nuclear Science


Brief Introduction

Energy and environment are the most important issues in the 21st century. To meet the world trend and the need of social development in Taiwan, the College founded Interdisciplinary Program of Nuclear Science (IPNS) in 2009. Each year, IPNS enrolls 20 undergraduate students and allows students to possess two fields of knowledge as their dual specialties.

Being a double-specialty design, IPNS provides education about low carbon energy such as nuclear, solar and hydrogen energy as well as sustainable environment for undergraduate students as their first specialty. Besides, students can also develop their second specialty from any core courses provided by the other departments in NTHU, based on their interests. The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary education for competitive students.


Faculty and Staff


CHEN, Shao-wen Assistant Professor (Ph.D in School of Nuclear Engineering , Purdue University,2013) Two-Phase Flow Modeling, LWR Safety Analysis, Accident Analysis, Energy Systems, Micro-fluids
CHOU, Hwai-pwu Professor (Ph.D, Purdue University) IC Design/Nuclear Electronics and Instrumentation/Nuclear Reactor Analysis/Micro System
HSUEH LIU, Yen-wan Professor (Ph.D, Columbia University) Reactor Physics and Shielding Analysis/Neutron Cross Sections/Neutron Transport Theory/Medical Neutron Beam Design
HUANG, Jia-hong Professor (Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.,1989) Mechanical Properties of Materials/Thin Film Processing/Nano-Materials/Ion Assisted Thin Film Growth
HUANG, Yuh-jeen Associate Professor (Ph.D in Environmental Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University,1999) Environmental Molecular Science/ Nano/Ultratrace Analysis/Green Resource Recovery
PAN, Chin Professor (Ph.D in Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois,1985) Two-Phase Flow/ Heat and Fluid Flow in Micro System/Fuel Cell/Boiling Heat Transfer
SUN, Yuh-chang Professor (Ph.D in Institute of nuclear science,National Tsing Hua University,1993) Environmental Science/Trace Analytical Chemistry/Bio-Inorganic Analytical Chemistry
WANG, Chu-fang Professor (Ph.D in Department of Chemistry , Purdue University,1987) Environmental Science/ Air pollution/Environmental Nanotechnology
WU, Chien-hou Associate Professor (Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles,1999) Environmental Molecular Science/Environmental Analytical Chemistry/Environmental Photochemistry
WU, Yung-chun Associate Professor (Ph.D in Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan,2005) Flat-Panel Display Device Physics and Fabrication Technology/Nano Optoelectronic Device Physics and Fabrication Technology




Courses offered in this program are:

Required by IPNS Department,31 credits

General Physics (I)(Undergraduate,4 credit hours, Fall)

General Physics (II)(Undergraduate,4 credit hours, Spring)

General Chemistry (I) (Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Calculus (I)(II) (Undergraduate,4 credit hours, Fall)

Calculus (I)(II) (Undergraduate,4 credit hours, Spring)

General Physics Laboratory(I)( Undergraduate,1 credit hours, Spring)

General Physics Laboratory(II) (Undergraduate,1 credit hours, Fall)

General Chemistry Laboratory (I) (Undergraduate,1 credit hours, Spring)

Engineering Mathematics (I) (Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Engineering Mathematics (II) (Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Introduction to Energy and Environment (Undergraduate,2 credit hours, Fall)

Seminar(Undergraduate,1 credit hours, Fall)

First Specialty: Energy & Environment(36-37credits)

Basic(6 credits )

Principles of Nuclear Engineering(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall/Spring)

Principles and Applications of Fuel Cells(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Introduction to solar cells(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Environmental Science and Engineering(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

First Specialty: Energy & Environment(36-37credits)

Core Courses(15-16 credits)- Energy Engineering

Programming Languages(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Thermodynamics(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Introduction to Materials Science I(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Modern Physics I(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Electronics and Circuits /Electronics I(Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

First Specialty: Energy & Environment(36-37credits)

Core Courses(15-16 credits)- Environment Chemical

General Chemistry (II) (Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Organic Chemistry (I) (Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Physical Chemistry (I) (Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Analytical Chemistry (I) (Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Environment Chemistry(Graduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

First Specialty: Energy & Environment(36-37credits)

Professional Electives (15-16 credits) -Low Carbon Energy

Fluid Mechanics I(Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Heat Transfer(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Radiation Safety(Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Nuclear Power Reactor Safety(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Nuclear Power Systems(Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Principles in Photon & Particle Measurements(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Nuclear Radiation Detection & Measurement Laboratory(Undergraduate,2 credit hours, Spring)

Advanced Solar Cells(Graduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Solar Cell Laboratory and Project Study(Undergraduate,1 credit hours, Spring)

Principles of Electrochemistry(Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

First Specialty: Energy & Environment(36-37credits)

Professional Electives (15-16 credits)- Sustainable Environment

Analytical Chemistry (II) (Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Environmental Microbiology(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Environmental Toxicology(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Atmospheric Chemistry(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Environmental Analytical Chemistry(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Environmental Catalytic Chemistry(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Application of Environmental nanomaterials(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Aerosol and air pollution(Underraduate,3 credit hours, Fall)

Water Pollution and Control(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)

Waste Management and Treatment(Undergraduate,3 credit hours, Spring)


Graduate Requirements


In order to granduate from IPNS, students will complete at least 128 credits of coursework distributed among their core general education requirement, first and second speciality requirements, and electives. IPNS offer its students an array of rigorous and intensive courses about energy and environment as their first speciality. Furthermore, they will also need to develop their second speciality. The requirements varies depending on the choice of each student. When the students graduate from the IPNS, they will attain a precise level of proficiency in their first and second speciality, and embody the values in multi-dimentional education.


Financial Aids


NTHU scholarship information


IPNS scholarship information

IPNS provides 2 scholarships as below, to see more detail you can link to

1. IPNS students to join CNS professors’ research projects:

IPNS students who join CNS professors’ research projects can apply this scholarship before the deadline in May every year. According to curriculum committee’s examination and IPNS director’s approval, the recipients can be rewarded the scholarship (maximum is $10000).

2. IPNS distinguished academic record award:

The qualification includes IPNS freshman & sophomore students and average score > 80 & conduct score >75 in last academic year. According to curriculum committee’s examination, the recipients can be rewarded an award & $5000 scholarship.


Contact Information


Interdisciplinary Program of Nuclear Science

101, Section 2, Kunag-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, R.O.C.
TEL: 886-3-5737308
FAX: 886-3-5733841


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