Architecture Program


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Acquire advanced, reliable skills and the creativity to design beautiful living environments

Philosophy and Goals
How to create and maintain comfortable, safe, affluent residential environments is both a goal and a significant concern in architecture. However, new issues have arisen in recent years, including the trend toward an aging society with fewer children, the information society, internationalization, and the ethics of architectural engineers. This program helps students acquire a wide-ranging vision and advanced, specialized expertise and skills related to architecture and gives them an international orientation so they can devise solutions for the serious issues mentioned above.

Educational Goals
We train students to:
  1. Follow the tradition of architectural education of the Koshu Gakko, and acquire practical architectural, urban and environmental planning and design skills that meet diverse social requirements.
  2. Develop suitable architectural proposal skills that take a global view and are based on an understanding of specific cultural settings and their history, as well as environmental requirements.
  3. Acquire advanced, specialized expertise along with pre-existing knowledge of architecture and urban planning, cultivate the skills to investigate and analyze with broad discernment, and resolve problems.
  4. Develop the skills to provide creative proposals based on profound knowledge pertaining to the artistic and historical nature of architecture and urban planning.
  5. Develop occupational skills related to architecture and urban design, and understand the social missions that come with those skills.
  6. Understand the techniques and planning—including structures, construction methods and implementation—that ensure the safety and security of architecture and urban planning.
  7. Understand the importance of a sustainable society from the standpoints of the environment, economy and society, and develop the expertise and skills to achieve that.
  8. Cultivate the integrated skills needed to carry out architectural and urban development, including managing every aspect from planning to project execution as well as making adjustments for social and economic restrictions and requirements.
  9. Develop the skills to demonstrate leadership in presenting one’s ideas to wider society, and to collaborate with specialists from other fields and the general public.
  10. Continuously study research design and planning methods through cooperation between faculty and students.

Research fields
  • Architectural planning, architectural design, history of architecture, design theory, residential design, preservation, restoration and renovation
  • Urban planning and design, environmental design, landscape planning, urban maintenance, disaster prevention and crime prevention in urban areas, town planning
  • Seismic engineering, structural design, earthquake disaster prevention, wooden structures, reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, various kinds of structural engineering
  • Construction method planning, building production, building economics and materials, architectural environmental engineering, building facilities engineering, architectural acoustics

Teacher’s licenses and curator's credentials available:
Master’s degree holders who fulfill the prescribed requirements can acquire specialized senior high school teacher’s certificates. The specialized teacher’s certificates this graduate school offers are listed below. A type 1 license is a prerequisite for acquiring a specialized teacher’s certificate, but that can be acquired by auditing undergraduate courses if the student does not have one.
  • Specialized senior high school teacher’s certificate (technical)
  • Curator’s credentials
The undergraduate department offers curator’s credentials courses, but students can obtain these credentials by auditing undergraduate courses.

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Graduate School of Engineering