Emerging Technology in Civil & Building Engineering: BIM-enabled Digital & Green Transformation



This program is designed for students of all levels who want to learn general Building Information Modeling (BIM) knowledge and its practical application in digital and green transformation. In the course, top BIM researchers and experts in NTU will share their knowledge and experiences with students on BIM value, standards, data query, 4D BIM and green BIM. The course also includes hands-on workshops, group discussion and project-based learning. Industrial on-site visits are arranged for exploring industrial BIM applications. On top of that, students will also experience local life through well-organized culture tours.


Project-based learning

By engaging in a team project, students will learn BIM knowledge and skills in a collaborative working environment with guidance of an experienced teaching team. The students will have face-to-face discussions with BIM experts and present their learning outcomes in Midterm and Final presentations.

Industrial on-site visits

Industrial on-site visits will be arranged to increase students’ understanding to BIM applications through discussion with BIM practitioners.



2024 Summer+ Programs

Emerging Technology in Civil & Building Engineering: BIM-enabled Digital & Green Transformation (8th July ~ 26th July, 2024)

The program provides students with 1+2 tracks of courses. \\"The BIM Application in Digital & Green Transformation\\" is mandatory for all students, and the other two subjects are selective: (1) Building Sustainable Designing. (2) Construction Management. Students can choose one of the two upon registration.
(Please be aware that the course will be taught in English, and all schedules are subject to change.)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Course (3 NTU short-term program credits )

Students will study intensively for 3-6 hours per day throughout the 3 weeks program and be expected to complete a project. The schedule may be adjusted according to students’ levels and learning efficiency.

Cultural Tour & Activities

During the Cultural Tour, students will visit Jiufen, a beautiful mountain village, which is the former gold mining hub, and they will admire the northern coastline. With well-organized cultural activities, students will learn the history and distinctive features of the most well-known historic building of the Old Town Taipei, and experience the local culture in Taiwan.



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List of recommended accommodation


Refund Policy

The application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

The program fee is: 

  • fully refundable if NTU cancels the program.
  • 90% refundable if the student cancels the program before the start of class.
  • 50% refundable if the student cancels the program before Jun 24.
  • not refundable if the student cancels after Jun 24.

*The fee for activities won't be refunded if you choose to be absent from these activities.

How To Apply



Students who major in Civil Engineering or architecture and related fields.
(Junior, senior and graduate students have priority.)


Application Period

December 25, 2023 – May 12, 2024


Application Steps

Application procedures:
  1. Register and verify your email 
  2. Fill in the online application form
  3. Pay the application fee USD 200 online by credit card. (non-refundable)
  4. Upload Documents:
    I. A color copy of your official transcripts (PDF format)         
    II. A 1-page Statement of Purpose written in Chinese or English (PDF format)
    III. A head-shot photo (jpg format)
    IV. One recommendation letter
  5. Check the result: NTU will review the submitted documents, which will send the acceptance/rejecton notice.
  6. Pay the program fee with 5 working days after receiving the acceptance notice. You can choose to pay by bank wire or by online credit card.
  7. After NTU confirms your payment status, you can fill in admission information. NTU will send you the Admission Letter and Pre-departure guide before the program starts.

* If you pay the program fee by bank wire to Hua Nan Commercial Bank, NTU Branch, please note that you need to consider exchange rate discrepancy and the wire fees charged by your bank and Hua-Nan bank in order to make sure you make the exact amount payment to NTU account. Hua-Nan bank may charge additional USD 20 wire fee.

中國大陸同學申請規定 入臺證辦理須時1~1.5個月,請務必於5/17前完成申請及繳費,並於5/26前繳清所有入臺證辦理所需文件。在您的入臺證尚未正式批准前,請勿離開您的所在地(或所在第三國)感謝您的配合。 請注意,切勿自行辦理 \\\\\\\\"自由行簽證\\\\\\\\",否則將無法以自由行簽證參與本課程!

Please note that it requires 1 to 1.5 months to apply for the ROC Exit/Entry Permit, students of Mainland China nationality must complete all the documentation before May 26. Please note that if you are currently outside of China, please do not leave the country until your Taiwan Entry Permit has been successfully approved.


Faculty and Course


Course Coordinator:
Dr. Shang-Hsien (Patrick) Hsieh

Special Award:

Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Engineering (2021)


Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NTU


Ph.D. (1993.05) & M.S. (1990.01)
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S. (1985.06)
Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research and Specialty: 

Digital Transformation in Construction Industry for Sustainable Development
Life-cycle Engineering Information & Knowledge Management Transdisciplinary Education for Engineers
Computational Mechanics
Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics


Course Coordinator:
Dr. Ying-Chieh Chan

Special Award:

MOST Einstein Program Awardee (2018)


Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NTU


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Architectural Engineering Program) (2010.08-2015.08)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Advanced Infrastructure Systems Program) (2009.08-2010.05)
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan B.S. in Civil Engineering (2004.08-2008.05)

Research and Specialty: 

Sustainable building design
Building energy modeling
Building envelopes and commercial facades
Indoor environmental conditions
Thermal and visual comfort
Daylighting and lighting controls
Solar energy utilization in buildings
Smart buildings, intelligent building control


Course Coordinator:
Dr. Jacob Je-Chian LIN

Special Award:

Winners of World Economic Forum - Future of Construction Ideas Competition (2017.02)
William E. O'Neil Research Award (2016.08)


Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NTU


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Construction Management (2014-2020)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Science – MS Computer Science (2017-2018
National Taiwan University Master of Science - MS, Civil Engineering - Computer-Aided Engineering (2013)
National Taiwan University Bachelor of Science - BS, Civil Engineering (2010)

Research and Specialty: 

Visual Data Analytics
Computer Vision
Building Information
Modeling Project Controls
Lean Construction

Contact Us


Wendy WEI (Ms.)

Tel: +886-2-33666573