Advanced Course


The advanced courses of this school were established in April 2004?and consist of the Production System Engineering Course and Environmental?System Engineering Course. These advanced courses aims to educate engineers?who are able to play a role in complex areas by deepening the expertise they?learned in their five years of college education together with allowing them?to acquire knowledge in a wide range of fields. Moreover, students learn?practical skills (e.g. design skills, skills that combine technologies?from differing fields and communication skills) through project-based learning (PBL),?which is one of the initiatives that characterizes this course.?When students complete these two-year courses and receive certification through a review by the?National Institution for Academic Degrees and University,?they are able to acquire a bachelor of engineering degree.?Furthermore, when students complete the four-year?“Combined System Engineering Education Program,”?which combines a two-year special course and the four/five-year regular course,?they will be recognized as an engineer with practical?skills capable of playing a role on the global stage who has completed a?JABEE-certified program.

●Production System Engineering Course

The Education in the Production System Engineering Course is based?on the fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering, electrical?and electronic engineering or computer engineering learned in the regular courses.?The course aims not only to make students deepen their knowledge in each specialty,?but also to nurture engineers who possess an engineering design ability?that can resolve problems from multifaceted perspectives.

●Environmental System Engineering Course

The Environmental System Engineering Course is based on the basic?knowledge of material engineering and environmental urban engineering?learned in the regular course and aims to systematically deepen expertise?in both fields together with educating practical engineers capable of?applying expertise in both to problem-solving.

●Admission Policies

The Advanced Course seeks to further improve the specialized knowledge and?techniques acquired in the Regular Course, as well as to foster engineers who?will contribute to the advancement of society. Hakodate National College of Technology?looks forward to the enrollment of students that possess the qualities listed below.

★ Individuals who want to work for the good of humankind and society.

★ Individuals who take the initiative to improve themselves through?autonomous and continuous study and research.

★ Individuals who possess the fundamental skills in science, technology,?mathematics and English required to receive education as an engineers.


Building on the educational basis obtained from the National Colleges of?Technology, the Advanced Course seeks to cultivate professionals who will?make broader contributions to the advancement of industry.?Through a detailed and in-depth curriculum,?the course conducts education and research for high-level,?specialized knowledge and skills related to industry.

●Educational Goals of Advanced Course

A.Engineers who possess creativity and implementation ability.
(A-1) Capable of taking the initiative to plan, continually implement and complete work assignments.
(A-2) Capable of understanding one’s role and responsibility as a team member. Capable of acting autonomously.
(A-3) Capable of creative measures in manufacturing.
B. Engineers who possess fundamental knowledge of specialized technology.
(B-1) Possess fundamental knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences such as physics, chemistry and biology.
(B-2) Possess fundamental knowledge in core engineering areas (design/systems, information/logic, materials/biosystem, mechanics,social technology).
(B-3) Possess fundamental knowledge in their field of specialty, as well as fundamental knowledge in other fields that allows for unification with their field of specialty.
(B-4) Possess practical, fundamental technical skills in engineering obtained through experiments, practical study and application.
C. Engineers who master information technology.
(C-1) Understand the fundamental technology of hardware and software used in information processing.
(C-2) Capable of using a computer for analyzing date, making graphs and designing/constructing diagrams.
(C-3) Capable of using computers and other information technology to gather, organize information and to give presentation.
D. Engineers who understand social history, culture and engineering ethics, and behave themselves based on that understanding.
(D-1) Capable of understanding the variety of historical backgrounds and cultural values that exist in international society.
(D-2) Understand the influence of scientific technology on humankind, society, the natural environment and future generations. Capable of explaining the roles and responsibilities of engineers.
(D-3) Understand the duties of engineers and understand the meaning of contributing to society.
E. Engineers who possess multifaceted communication ability.
(E-1) Capable of summarizing one’s own thoughts regarding technical issues and capable of holding discussions with others.
(E-2) Capable of using correct Japanese to summarize technical results into logical written documents.
(E-3) Capable of accurately giving presentations technical results.
(E-4) Possess the fundamental English comprehension and expression ability necessary to communicate in international society.
F. Engineers who possess design ability for problem-solving.
(F-1) Possess knowledge regarding the element technology which composes a system. Capable of using that knowledge to construct a system.
(F-2) Capable of devising multiple methods for the solution of a problem, evaluating the various methods, and proposing the optimal solution from among the different methods.
(F-3) Capable of proposing systems which satisfy requirements by combining specialized technology from multiple fields.