Faculty of Engineering
Imagine the future. Creating with engineering.
In the first year, students in the Faculty of Engineering study basic subjects common to all engineering majors; in the second year, they choose one of nine educational courses to which they belong and complete a distinctive educational program in their field of specialization. The goal is to develop engineering professionals with advanced specialized knowledge and practical skills who can flexibly respond to major changes in social and industrial structures brought about by the "super-smart society" and the "fourth industrial revolution," and who are capable of creating products and systems.
Machinery & Systems
Mechanical engineering is the foundation of manufacturing. It always has been and always will be.
Mechanical engineering is a field of study that literally makes machines and enriches society through “monozukuri” (manufacturing). Students learn the knowledge needed to create a wide variety of machines, including automobiles, airplanes, ships, rockets, robots, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, and machine tools that operate in factories. As the basis for this, students are required to study the four mechanics: material mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and mechanical mechanics. By learning material mechanics, students can make machines strong enough, fluid mechanics can reduce flow resistance, thermodynamics can change energy into a form that is easy to use, and mechanics can create machines that are resistant to vibration and do not break. Of course, that is not all. There are also machines that run on electricity or automatically through programs given by humans. We also need to be able to obtain and transmit information from the world. Sometimes we also need to protect the technology we have worked so hard to create. Manufacturing is diversifying. For this reason, the Mechanical Engineering course covers subjects necessary for future manufacturing, such as mechatronics, control theory, technical English, and intellectual property.
Intelligent Systems Course
Think manufacturing for the future with robotics and control engineering.
The modern manufacturing field is developing into “smart manufacturing,” where IT and artificial intelligence technologies are fused with traditional mechanical engineering to create intelligent products. As a result, many everyday products and industrial equipment already consist of a combination of mechanical components and computers.
In the Intelligent Systems course, students learn how to create intelligent “things” as well as how to elucidate the mechanisms of “things” using the principles of physics such as mechanics. Since intelligent systems science is a fundamental study of “manufacturing,” it covers many fields including robotics, welfare equipment, aerospace equipment, automobiles, ships, medical equipment, information equipment, home appliances, industrial plants, materials science, and design and production systems, and has contributed to various industries that support society. It is also an indispensable discipline in the development of “smart manufacturing” in all future industries, and there is no doubt that it will become even more important in the future.
Electrical and Information
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Learn technologies useful in all fields
Technologies related to electrical and electronic engineering continue to develop and evolve at a remarkable pace. The latest technologies are the fundamental technologies that are indispensable to all industries. In this course, education and research in electrical, electronic, information, and communication engineering, including the development of electrical energy, high-performance electronic devices, and advanced information and communication technology, is conducted in a wide range of fields, from the basic to the most advanced. By acquiring a well-balanced educational program in this course, students can advance to any area of electrical, electronics, and information and communication engineering. Our goal is to nurture human resources with a wealth of foresight and originality who can contribute to society at large.
Computer Science Course
Learn about AI and IoT technologies for the next generation
In an information society where information plays an important role alongside materials and energy, there is a need for human resources with expertise in information engineering. Recently, IT engineers are in demand to lead the fourth industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0 or Society 5.0) driven by AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and other factors. In addition to traditional computer science, the Computer Science course has a curriculum structure that allows students to learn AI, data science, embedded systems, and cyber security in particular.
enPiT / enPiT-Pro is a practical education program for undergraduates and working professionals in information science and technology under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s project “Formation of a Human Resource Development Center for Information Technology to Support Growth Fields. The Computer Science Course participates in enPiT Emb / enPiT-Pro Emb, an initiative related to the IoT embedded domain.
Applied Information Engineering Course
A place where you can become an ICT expert equipped with knowledge, wisdom, and applied skills.
That is the Applied Information Technology Course
In the Society 5.0 super-smart society created by information and communication engineering such as IoT, AI, and Big Data, the ability to apply information and communication technology to social issues will determine its success or failure. The Applied Information Engineering course engages in research and development to solve “problems in the world” and realize “people’s dreams. This is a place where students can grow to become engineers and researchers who are equipped with knowledge and wisdom to realize their dreams. The course is highly regarded for the achievements of the efforts made by the faculty members in charge of the Applied Information Technology Course, and students’ participation in the projects has been highly successful as a learning experience, with collaboration and cooperation not only with companies in the information and communication fields, but also with companies from other industries, a wide range of industrial fields, and local governments.
The Applied Information Technology Course, as a partner university of the “Formation of a Center for Human Resource Development in Information Technology Supporting Growth Fields (Phase II enPiT),” is engaged in FD activities to practice education incorporating group activities such as idea-thons and PBL, and to develop and disseminate educational methods.
Materials & Chemistry
Materials Design Engineering Course
Fun, serious, daily rear, material
The industrial world is now making great strides toward a smart and sustainable society, but various issues have emerged in the realization of these goals. While the focus tends to be on the software side, research and development of hardware, such as innovative sensors that handle large amounts of data to realize AI, has lagged behind.
The Materials Design Engineering course was created to meet these social needs. The word “design” may bring to mind pictures and graphics, but it also means “to plan something for a specific role, purpose, or effect. In recent years, the problem-solving process called “design thinking” has been attracting attention, and the Course of Materials Design Engineering provides an educational program to foster the ability to create innovative materials based on this design thinking. Why don’t you enjoy a fulfilling campus life in the Materials Design Course?
Chemistry and Life Science Course
“We create useful things for society based on our knowledge and technology of chemistry.”
We aim to develop human resources who can present solutions to problems faced by society by comprehensively utilizing knowledge and technology in chemistry and life sciences. We aim to develop human resources who understand the role of chemistry in society and who can appropriately utilize cutting-edge science and technology from a global perspective and through multifaceted judgment.
In this course, students learn specialized knowledge, experiments, and research methods in chemistry, and from the second semester of their junior year, they are tentatively assigned to a laboratory. In their graduation research, students acquire the ability to tackle a variety of problems by actually conducting cutting-edge research. In addition, part of our education and research is conducted in cooperation with the Proteoscience Center.
The course is also unique in that students can obtain a first-class license to teach high school science, and those with outstanding grades can graduate early and complete the course early, allowing them to enter the workforce sooner.
We train students to acquire the basics of chemistry, apply their knowledge, and tackle a variety of problems.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Course
Creating a Safe and Comfortable Society
Our cultural life is supported by social infrastructure. Lifelines such as water, electricity, and gas, as well as roads, bridges, railroads, ports, and information and communication facilities, are indispensable for our comfortable lives. Recently, natural disasters such as huge earthquakes and typhoons have been occurring frequently, and the development, maintenance, and improvement of social infrastructures that enable people to live with peace of mind is a global issue. These efforts must be carried out in harmony with the rich natural environment. In order to pass on an ever more affluent society to the next generation, we need to develop technologies related to social infrastructures.
The Civil and Environmental Infrastructure Engineering course aims to develop human resources capable of creating a safe, comfortable, and sustainable society. The course provides practical education by staff engaged in cutting-edge research so that students can respond flexibly to the ongoing social changes brought about by climate change, globalization, and other factors.
Social Design Course
Designing a prosperous future society
In order for us to lead affluent lives, it is essential to develop social infrastructure such as convenient transportation networks and levees that protect people from tsunamis and floods. We also need to create a comfortable urban environment and develop cities that minimize damage from disasters through disaster prevention activities. In order to meet these social demands, it is necessary to listen to the opinions of various people and consider measures that will bring happiness to society as a whole. For this purpose, not only knowledge and skills in the sciences, but also humanities-based thinking such as sociology and economics are useful.
The Social Design Course in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering actively accepts students in the humanities as well as the sciences to foster engineers with broad perspectives who can realize a prosperous society of the future. The course provides an education that integrates the humanities and sciences in order to nurture human resources capable of designing society in an integrated manner to meet various needs, such as disaster and environmental countermeasures.