Facts & Figures

(As of May 2021)

Cultivating internationally-focused graduates with the basic and applied skills needed to push the boundaries of science and technology and the ability to identify and solve problems on the basis of innovative thinking

The goal of the Faculty of Engineering is to help students acquire the academic knowledge, technological expertise and research strategies that they will need as researchers, engineers and designers working in the field of engineering. At the same time, we seek to cultivate graduates with the capacity and inclination to independently identify and solve academic and practical challenges as responsible and socially-minded professionals. In order to achieve this, the Faculty of Engineering provides a great variety of basic knowledge courses tailored to different specialized fields in science and technology which, in order to ensure that this knowledge does not remain an abstraction, is combined with real-world experience derived in the lab and through practical training.

The culmination of this four-year program is the graduate research undertaken by each student. Of course, students learn far more than just science and technology, they undertake a wide-ranging curriculum that emphasizes the development of well-rounded individuals equipped with the sort of broad knowledge and ethics required of engineers, along with a global mindset and capacity for comprehensive decision-making.

Message from the Dean

Cultivating graduates with the advanced expertise, liberal arts education and global focus to help build a more “sustainable society”

Within the university, the Faculty of Engineering is the faculty which is most focused on manufacturing-related education and research. The scope of manufacturing covered is immense, spanning everything from familiar digital gadgets to high-rise buildings dozens of stories tall. Each of the courses offered across the Faculty’s five departments approach the science and technology of manufacturing, including both the hard and soft aspects, as a means of bettering people’s lives. Within each department, there is significant emphasis placed on seminars and laboratory work in order to ensure students are equipped with practical skills that they can put to use in companies and research institutions.

Liberal arts subjects are also emphasized in order to cultivate students’ capacity for multifaceted thinking beyond the domains of scientific knowledge and research. In addition, students take part in interdisciplinary programs intended to produce engineers who possess a certain degree of expertise outside of their area of specialization as well as have respect for diverse approaches and ways of thinking.

In light of the fact that we live in an increasingly global society, the Faculty of Engineering provides native English instruction in classes with low student-teacher ratios, operates study abroad programs and, from the 2022 academic year, will expand the curriculum to include foreign languages other than English.

Students are now part of a generation of “SDGs natives.” This strong connection with SDGs is evident in the Faculty of Engineering's laboratories, where renewable energy, recycling and other such topics are being researched in order to find concrete ways of contributing to the creation of a more “sustainable society.” If you are interested in learning how manufacturing can enrich society to provide us all with a more sustainable way of life, then perhaps the Faculty of Engineering is the place for you?

KONDO Yukishige

Dean, Faculty of Engineering