Department of Material and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Material Engineering was reborn in FY2013 as the Department of Material and Environmental Engineering. The main focus of this department is to develop personnel capable of solving complex environmental issues. This is achieved by incorporating agricultural fields (e.g. food production and functional foods), which is a key industry in Hokkaido, and using non-edible portions discarded in these production processes to learn about advanced bio-processes and engineering approaches in order to create new resources. This department conducts education and research on agriculture and industry collaboration that combines a high level of agriculture and engineering (e.g. renewable energies such as bio-ethanol and bio-gas and biodegradable plastics with the raw material of plants) in order to build a sustainable society. In order to achieve this, students learn the basic knowledge and technologies of the Department of Material and Environmental Engineering in the second and third grades. In the upper grades (fourth and fifth grades), students are able to receive even more advanced technical training by selecting either the “Materials and Properties Course” or the “Bioenvironmental Course.”
The Department of Material and Environmental Engineering aims to train engineers who can tackle environmental problems using knowledge of biotechnology and chemistry and who can create substances useful to humanity while thinking about harmony with the environment.
- Engineers who are capable of understanding their own roles via collaborative work in groups and who can achieve the challenges demanded of them
- Engineers who have and who are able to utilize basic knowledge in material engineering and environmental fields.
- Engineers who can utilize information technology in the specialties of material engineering and the environment.
- Engineers who understand and who are able to act in accordance with the importance of engineering ethics and the impact technology has on nature and local environments.
- Engineers who are able to summarize their own thoughts and technological achievements into logical documents and presentations, and who have basic English communication skills.
- Engineers who are able to find solutions to problems by accurately understanding and analyzing the challenges they have been set.
●Equipment of Main Experiment and Practical Training
- Thermal analysis and mass spectrometry (Analytical Equipment Center)
- X-ray diffraction (X-ray Center)
- Electron microscope and EPMA (Electron Microscope Center)