Curriculum

Academic Foundation Programs

Humanities and Social Sciences Program
Educational Objectives

This program aims to produce human resources with "intellect", "sensitivity" and "moral quality", who have a wide range of general abilities required of engineers (Japanese-language ability, engineers' ethics, knowledge of Japanese culture and history, and of international society, health and physical strength), "KIT IDEALS" (code of conduct) and "KIT Human Power" (adaptability to society). Students will learn basic study rules and acquire basic skills, and then adopt "voluntary, continuous study habits", and improve their self-management skills by means of their "study/career portfolio". We will constantly encourage students to be aware of the plan-do-check-act cycle and their career design.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Section: Basic Style for Study

Basic Style for Study

Through experiences, students learn about the attitude and methods of studying and going about their daily lives that are expected of them at our school. A KIT portfolio is used to understand the importance of self-management skills, Japanese-language communication skills and career design, as well as proactivity and practicality.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Basic Style for Study A
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Basic Style for Study B

Students study to acquire academic skills and other abilities that will enable them to become "engineers who think and act for themselves" and play an active role in a globalized society. They are trained to become interested in the actions of companies and society, and to think about and judge various situations for themselves.

Subjects

[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Engineers and Society

Section: Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences / Foreign Languages

Students learn about the history, traditions and culture of Japan, as well as the country's features and people, to deepen their awareness of themselves as Japanese. Thus, they are able to acquire the international perspective that is required of engineers, as well as understand and fairly judge the values of other countries.

Subjects

[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Japanology (Japan and the Japanese) A
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Japanology (Japan and the Japanese) B

Students learn about the influence of science and technology on society and the environment, and acquire the ability to autonomously consider the purposes and roles of science and technology, as well as their relationship with society and relevant values. They will understand the ethical and social responsibilities that professionals in the fields of science and technology should bear, and reflect them in their own actions.

Subjects

[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Science and Engineering Ethics

Students learn how to analyze and evaluate study and work as part of the management cycle, use technology to improve the quality of products and services and put it to practical use, and understand the supply chain of products and services and put it to practical use. Thus, they will be able to draw up a career plan according to their field of study, and explain it to others.

Subjects

[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Principles of Technology Management

Students study to understand and practice "KIT IDEALS" and "KIT Human Power", in preparation for becoming "engineers who think and act for themselves," and playing an active role in a globalized society. They are trained to become interested in societal shifts, and to think about and judge various conditions for themselves.

Subjects

[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Economy and Society
East Asian Society and Culture
Culture and Society in South Korea
Communication for Engineers
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Humanity and Philosophy
Human Mental Activities
Cultural and Natural Features of America
Approaches to the Arts
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Law and Society
German-speaking Countries and Japan
The Countries with British Culture
Science Technology and Society
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Constitution of Japan
International Relations
Crisis Management

In the German I, Chinese I and Korean I classes, students learn basic pronunciation, and the grammar and vocabulary required for basic communication. In German II, Chinese II and Korean II, dictionaries are used to acquire advanced communication and writing skills, in preparation for taking beginner- and intermediate-level examinations.

Subjects

[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
German I
Chinese I
Korean I
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
German II
Chinese II
Korean II

Lifelong Sports

Students obtain the knowledge and skills required to self-manage their physical and mental health. They acquire the ability to establish a healthy lifestyle and enjoy sports with other people (communication, cooperativeness, responsibility and basic skills).

Subjects

[1st year:1st term (first semester)]
Introduction to Fitness and Health Promotion
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Academic Exercises on Lifelong Sports

Human and Nature

Through group living, students gain consideration for others and a sense of ethics. They come to recognize the importance of teamwork and leadership. They also deepen their understanding of Japan and Japanese people.

Subjects

[1st year:1st term (first semester)]
Humanity and Nature Seminar I
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Humanity and Nature Seminar II
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Humanity and Nature Seminar III

Lifelong Learning

Students acquire a proactive attitude towards study, understand the importance of learning throughout their life, and practice lifelong learning.

Subjects

[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Programs of the Open University of Japan
Special Lecture on Lifelong Study