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Important Notice

Introduction to the Graduate School

Beyond the quest, the expanding world

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Science aims to further develop the broad knowledge and attitude toward learning acquired in the undergraduate program to explore the laws of nature and to disseminate the results of such exploration to the world. We expect our students to become highly specialized engineers, researchers, and educational personnel who will be responsible for industrial development, environmental conservation, and the guidance of future generations.

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Division of Engineering aims to develop the basic knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level, and through the acquisition of advanced specialized knowledge and the development of applied skills in the major field, to foster highly skilled professionals and researchers who are independent and creative in their research activities, and to contribute to the development of local and international society. The university also aims to contribute to the development of the local and international community.

Major and Course Outline

Production and Environmental Engineering

In today’s society, there is an increasing demand for environmentally friendly industrial and social infrastructure. In the Department of Industrial and Environmental Engineering, the Mechanical Engineering Course and the Environmental and Construction Engineering Course are combined to promote cutting-edge education and research in response to the demands of society.

In order to contribute to the local shipbuilding industry, a special course in ship engineering has been established within the department, and the full-time faculty and the faculty of the department will work together to develop human resources and technology for the shipbuilding industry in the future.

Department of Materials and Bioengineering

The rapid progress of science and technology relies heavily on the development of new materials, highly functional materials, and the effective utilization of life science phenomena. In particular, with the recent advancement of science and technology and diversification of industrial fields, the development of new materials, the design and manufacture of new materials with diverse functions, the development of manufacturing processes and reduction of environmental impact, and the efficient production of useful biological and biomaterials are required.

In order to meet the needs of the times, the Department of Materials and Bioengineering encompasses a wide range of specialized fields, from basic to applied, and aims at education and research in materials design at the atomic and molecular level, creation of highly functional materials, high value-added materials, and biotechnology.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is organized into five fields: Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Development Engineering, Reaction Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Bioengineering, which are mutually coordinated to provide comprehensive and advanced research and education supported by broad knowledge and perspectives on fundamentals and applications.

The department has two courses in the Master’s Program: the Functional Materials Engineering Course and the Applied Chemistry Course.

Department of Electronics and Information Engineering

Modern society is becoming increasingly large, wide-area, and complex in terms of both production organization and social life. Electrical and electronic engineering and information technology have become indispensable fundamental technologies for such a society. In order to maintain and develop modern society, it is strongly required to foster human resources with advanced expertise in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering and information technology, as well as knowledge of hardware, software, and the mathematical methods underlying these fields.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering consists of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course, the Information Technology Engineering Course, and the ICT Specialist Training Course in order to respond to such social needs. The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course consists of three fields: Electrical Energy Engineering, Electronic Material and Device Engineering, and Communication Systems Engineering, and is divided into the following three courses: (1) Electrical Energy Conversion Engineering, (2) Electrical Control Engineering, (3) High Voltage Engineering, (4) Circuit and System Engineering, (5) Applied Mathematics, (6) Nanoelectronics, (7) Semiconductor (7) semiconductor engineering, (8) information storage, (9) optoelectronics, (10) optical engineering, (11) communication systems engineering, and (12) mathematical engineering. The Information Engineering course consists of three fields: Information Systems Engineering, Intelligent Information Engineering, and Applied Information Engineering, and is concerned with (1) Computer Systems, (2) Software Systems, (3) Distributed Processing Systems, (4) Intelligent Communication, (5) Image Processing and Understanding, (6) Artificial Intelligence, (7) Applied Mathematics, (8) Numerical The ICT Specialist Training Course provides ICT-specific education to produce students with advanced, practical skills and broad knowledge of ICT (Information and Communication Technology). These three courses and six fields of study collaborate with each other to conduct cutting-edge research and education in their respective fields.

Department of Mathematical and Material Sciences

The Department of Mathematical and Material Sciences consists of three courses (three chairs) in the modern basic sciences: Mathematical Sciences for mathematics, Fundamental Physical Sciences and Condensed Matter Science for physics, and Evolutionary Geosciences for earth sciences, and aims to discover various regularities and laws hidden in natural phenomena and to solve problems in the respective fields. The department aims to discover various regularities and laws hidden in natural phenomena and to solve various problems in each field.

Department of Environmental Functional Science

This department was organized to develop research and education in fields that span or integrate atomic and molecular sciences, life sciences, and ecological and environmental sciences, and to reflect the results of such research and education in the solution of contemporary issues. For this purpose, the department is organized to develop research and education in the fields of molecular chemistry and physical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry, cell biology, physiology, molecular genetics, and microbiology, animal behavior and ecology, evolution of microorganisms, and marine ecology, and to reflect the results of such research and education in the solution of contemporary problems. The four chairs are: “Biomaterials Science”, whose educational and research fields include cell biology, physiology, molecular genetics, and microbiology; “Ecology and Environmental Science”, whose educational and research fields include animal behavior and ecology, microbial evolution, and marine ecology and environmental science. Each chair will develop research in their respective fields and cooperate with each other to conduct research and education in complex fields from new perspectives in order to fulfill their objectives.

Asian Disaster Mitigation Special Course

The research objective of the Asian Disaster Mitigation Special Course is to elucidate the characteristics of natural disasters in the Asian region and to develop countermeasures. The educational goal is to foster researchers and engineers with advanced knowledge and advanced research skills in natural disasters. Research is conducted on landslide disasters, flood disasters, earthquake disasters, coastal disasters, structural damage, and information communication.

Special Courses in Advanced Sciences

In this course, students will acquire not only advanced specialized knowledge and skills in the three fields of environmental science, earth and space science, and life science through a curriculum unique to the course, but also the basic skills of a researcher, including originality, the ability to explore problems and solve them, as well as a broad view of the academic field without being restricted to their own specialty. The program aims to nurture individuals who can exercise leadership not only in Japan but also in the international arena.

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