Department of Soil and Water Conservation (Master

Degree), National Pingtung University of Science and

Technology, Taiwan.

The ultimate goal of the Department is to coordinate the needs of nation’s hillslope development and disaster prevention, therefore, students are trained with up-to-date techniques and fundamental engineering core abilities. Special project that expands for two consecutive academic years is one of requirement that assists students in their senior years to gain hand-on experience.

Distinguishing Features
The Department is devoted to foster students with natural resources conservation technology, including techniques of rational soil and water resource usage and conservation, vegetation engineering, watershed management, disaster prevention on hillslopes, GIS, and climate resource analysis for sloping lands.

All courses taught in the Department emphasize both theory and practice. The four-year program is built upon fundamental courses of computing, ecology, geology, botany, meteorology, hydrology, engineering mechanics, soil physics, and soil erosion. Watershed management, vegetative engineering and resource conservation are taught to equip students with knowledge and techniques of soil and water conservation.