DEPARTMENTS OF STUDENTS ADMITTED UP TO FY2012
●Department of Mechanical Engineering
Many of the industrial goods all around us are products related to mechanical engineering. These products range from large tankers which weigh hundreds of thousands of tons to extremely small semiconductors which include dozens of elements within 1mm. These are products created mainly through the work of mechanical engineers. Education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering can be divided into four major fields. These are “Materials and Machine Dynamics,” “Energy and Flow,” “Information and Control,” and “Processing and Production.” In the lower grades, “creation exercises” and “work practice” are held in order to learn the fundamentals of manufacturing. Students in the 4th and 5th grades study in laboratories in fields such as materials dynamics, fluid dynamics, machine control, machine engineering, precision measurement, electricity, thermal engines, and materials. The creativity, research skills and problem solving ability of senior students are cultivated through engineering experiments and graduate research.
●Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electrical and electronic engineering is an important skill that supports current sciences and technologies such as electric power, information, control and communications. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering aims to develop practical engineers who possess the correct ethics and logical and scientific thinking ability to perform on the international stage while also thinking about harmony between the rapid development of such electrical and electronic technologies and the global environment. In order to achieve this, students in the lower grades learn the basics of electricity and electronics. As students progress into the higher grades, advanced knowledge is taught which is necessary to become an engineer. This includes applied specialties and engineering ethics. Moreover, education for engineers is given with an emphasis on extensive practice and experimental work in order to cultivate the acquisition of technologies, as well as the practical applied skills and creativity of these. In particular, independence, cooperativeness, creativity, problem-solving skills and the presentation abilities of students are developed by carrying out creative education across all grades.
●Department of Computer Engineering
Modern society cannot exist if cut off from information. The information technologies that support this information society are truly a modern lifeline. The main information technologies are computers, software and hardware. This is a key technological field that will support Japan in the future.
Students in the Department of Computer Engineering study with a focus on three of the key fields of these information technologies: (1) Hardware (technology to make the bodies of computers, such as CPUs), (2) Software (technology to develop the systems used by computers and programs) and (3) Networks (technologies that support the construction of computer networks). The courses in this curriculum are arranged in a good balance for this with the aim of developing practical engineers who possess both basic expertise and the ability to get things done, as well as communication skills. Moreover, students learn the fundamentals to build new systems by coming into contact with cutting-edge research in the graduation study and by making use of the technologies they have learned about.
●Department of Material and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Material and Environmental Engineering was created in 1966 by reorganizing the Department of Industrial Chemistry. In addition to studying the chemical properties of natural materials, students in the Department of Material and Environmental Engineering acquire knowledge and skills related to the development, manufacture and use of new materials. Moreover, the department strives to cultivate personnel capable of contributing to the solution of recent major issues such as global warming and the conservation of resources and energy. In order to develop such personnel, efforts are being focused on new fields in engineering education, such as environmental engineering and bioengineering.
In the Department of Material and Environmental Engineering, students do more than simply acquire knowledge. The goal of our department is to develop engineers who can use their skills and knowledge for the benefit of humankind. In order to achieve this goal, students in the lower grades (1st to 3rd grades) receive education which equips them with skills such as problem-solving abilities and language abilities. The form of classes for students in the higher grades (4th and 5th grades) uses a course system divided into a “Materials and Properties Course” and an “Environmental Course.” Students are able to select the course they wish to study according to their individual interests, thus realizing specialized education that features highly concentrated content. In FY2013, we installed the latest experiment and analysis devices, so it has become possible to conduct advanced cutting-edge education and research.
●Department of Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering is in charge of a broad field that is also known as “social engineering” and “public engineering.” This is a field which seeks the creation of societies and cities that protect the lives and safety of citizens while also enabling people to lead rich and comfortable lives, as well as the creation of environments. Among the infrastructure that supports our daily lives, there are transportation facilities, urban facilities, energy-related facilities, disaster prevention equipment and more. However, in the Department of Civil Engineering, students acquire knowledge on a wide range of advanced technological systems that deal with this infrastructure from both the hardware and software aspects.
Furthermore, education is given with the aim of building a rich and civilized society where the global environment is preserved and where there is harmony between people and nature by allowing students to acquire the ability to coordinate engineering technology systems based on a grounding in humanities and social sciences in addition to each academic field.