In the School of Advanced Engineering program, students and educators explore the realm of cutting-edge science and technology together. Students systematically learn the basic theories of each of the school’s departments, gaining the problem-solving skills they will someday need as technicians and researchers. The school’s curriculum was implemented to fully prepare the students to absorb knowledge on cutting-edge science and technology in the hope that students will advance to graduate school. The school seeks students who are attracted to advanced science and technology and who constantly seek to improve their basic academic skills and pursue their studies on their own initiative. The school also seeks students who are highly motivated to contribute to society through science and technology.
Students and educators in the Department of Chemistry and Life Science work together to use their chemistry-related knowledge and skills to tackle a diverse range of issues pertaining to life itself. Through education and research, the Department of Chemistry and Life Science develops researchers and technicians capable of contributing to society. The department seeks students who are interested in the relationship between life and chemistry, and who seek to acquire fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills and are able to pursue their studies on their own initiative.
The Department of Applied Chemistry strives to contribute to the realization of a sustainable, recycling-oriented society by using the power of chemistry to support our lifestyles and bring about a better future for all of humanity. The department develops individuals capable of playing active roles in a broad range of fields, from familiar ones such as materials science or food and product development in the biotech field to those in cutting-edge fields such as polymer chemistry, catalytic chemistry, nanotechnology and next-generation energy. Expressed another way, the department seeks to foster chemical technicians and researchers with the ability to apply their knowledge rooted in basic academic skills and a wide perspective. The department seeks students who are highly interested in and motivated to study the intersections of substances, human life and the global environment. It also looks for students who are highly motivated to contribute to society through their knowledge of chemistry.
The Department of Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering develops chemical engineers and researchers capable of using cutting-edge chemical technology to develop ways to preserve the environment and establish material and energy technologies with low environmental impacts. The department seeks proactive students with basic academic skills and scientific thinking skills who are motivated to understand, improve and preserve the environment (atmosphere, water and soil) through experiments and seminars, and who wish to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
Students at the Department of Applied Physics systematically learn the basic theories of physics while also acquiring knowledge of modern physics and how to apply physics to real-world problems. The department develops technicians, educators and researchers who tackle issues in modern physics and related fields and employ physics for the benefit of human society. The department seeks students who are interested not only in the immutable principles and laws that govern the physical space that is the natural world, but also the universal phenomena and rules that exist in the information space human society has created in the twenty-first century. It also seeks students who are motivated to use the perspectives and methods of physics to contribute to society.
The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering develops technicians with international communication skills who can take active roles on the global stage. The department provides students with a foundation of basic and specialized engineering knowledge and training that enables them to grasp a broad range of engineering-related problems, fostering their ability to find joy in creative manufacturing. The department seeks students interested in subjects such as robotics, automobiles, medical devices and computers, and who are also highly motivated to improve their English-language skills as a communication tool.
The School of Engineering develops technicians who have acquired expertise in science and technology through a broad practical education and are capable of thinking about things from a diverse range of perspectives and contributing to the development of science and technology that will make a sustainable society possible. As such, the faculty seeks students who have basic academic skills and an interest in the role of science and technology as the foundation of modern society, are capable of engaging in their studies on their own initiative to increase their knowledge and skills, and are motivated to succeed on the international stage.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks students that in addition to basic academic skills possess a rich sensibility, the ability to think flexibly, the motivation to study on their own initiative to upgrade their skills, strong communication skills and an interest in creative manufacturing. The department develops engineers who are capable of thinking about things comprehensively and with consideration for human society and the global/regional environment, and have broad knowledge and engineering ethics based on an international perspective. The department fosters engineers having the abovementioned qualities, enabling them to grasp all of the countless specialized fields of mechanical engineering as linked facets constituting a whole.
The Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering develops technicians capable of playing active roles in fields related to the design, manufacture and management of mechanical systems that are made to function by combining mechanical elements with intelligence. In addition to mastering the key elements of mechanical engineering, students in the department study a number of cross-sectional subjects such as systems engineering, robotics, control engineering and more. The department therefore seeks students with more than just basic academic skills; they must also be motivated to study on their own initiative to boost their skills, have strong communication skills, and demonstrate an interest in the mechanisms and workings of things.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering develops technicians and researchers capable of playing active roles in the realms of energy, electronics and systems. The fields the department covers include electrical power, communications, transportation, aerospace, the environment and medical fields, all of which require strict safety and security. Succeeding in these fields requires knowledge of subjects including electromagnetism, circuits, electronic properties, systems and more. The department welcomes compassionate, proactive students with basic academic skills in physics and mathematics.
The School of Architecture seeks students who have a strong interest in architecture and urban landscapes, regardless of whether they come from science or humanities backgrounds. All departments in the School of Architecture share a desire for students who are interested in architecture and cities and are both strongly motivated and willing to study the field of architecture.
Because architecture is an integral part of every urban environment, creating great architecture entails being part of the urban design and planning process. The Department of Urban Design and Planning seeks motivated people who wish to study urban design and planning after gaining a sufficient foundation in architecture. This field covers all types of urban design and planning, whether it is top-down urban planning by the government, bottom-up citizen-led community development, or urban design and planning that considers factors such as coexistence with the environment, safety and security, and landscapes.
The Department of Architecture seeks voraciously curious people who want to learn the high-level core skills (planning, construction, facilities, and production) needed to define the future of architecture. Namely, architecture that is not about just designing and constructing buildings, but dealing with issues such as the continued use of a building and recycling obsolete structures into building materials, considered from within the context of the various challenges modern society faces, such as the declining and aging population and the need to reduce our environmental impact.
The Department of Architectural Design seeks highly imaginative people who focus on making building designs that go beyond beauty to include high functionality, comfort and user-friendly elements as well. The department wants students who are interested in architectural design, interior design, housing environment design (design that considers the needs of the elderly and the disabled), design in the field of preserving and restoring important buildings, and who want to create new architectural designs for society.
The School of Informatics develops IT technicians who will play a central role in the realization of an advanced information society. As such, students at the department will systematically gain expertise on top of a foundation of basic academic skills such as mathematics and programming. Students will also gain the ability to independently identify and solve problems through experiments and exercises. The faculty seeks students who tackle issues from a perspective backed by knowledge in informatics, are interested in the mechanisms behind various information and communications systems as well as the many challenges facing our society, are capable of proactively engaging in their studies on their own initiative, and are also willing to play active roles on the global stage.
The Department of Information and Communications Engineering develops people with comprehensive basic academic skills, the ability to flexibly apply these skills, and the creativity needed to someday work in the fields of information and communications, information media, and information devices. As such, students in the department develop the academic skills needed in the above three fields before undergoing a highly specialized education. The department seeks students interested in information technology—even in the most general sense—and who dream of having an interesting career related to the field.
The Department of Computer Science develops technicians who are capable of contributing to a comfortable living environment for all of humankind through the use of computers, which have become an indispensable part of our modern information-based society. The department seeks students interested in the mechanisms and basic technologies behind computers, software, computer applications, information security and other related fields, who have basic skills in mathematics, and are motivated to play active roles on the international stage.
The Department of Information Design has designated the fields of content design, human information processing and knowledge information processing as its three pillars. The department develops technicians capable of understanding digital content creation techniques, properly analyzing human behavior, and accurately designing/developing efficient and effective ways to utilize information. It seeks students who have strong communication skills, basic skills in mathematics and the ability to think flexibly, who are interested in and passionate about the department’s three central fields, and are motivated to acquire knowledge and skills.
The Department of Information Science develops technicians capable of understanding corporate information systems and social information systems, and of planning, building and operating the information systems that companies and society require. The department strives to cultivate technicians who employ mathematical thinking to master the practical data science skills needed to work with big data, and who are capable of driving corporate strategies, marketing strategies and corporate information strategies. The department wants students who dream of becoming pioneers in an ever-evolving information society and are interested in the field of applied mathematics as a means to achieve that dream.