Educational Objectives of the Academic Foundation Programs

In order to respond to society’s rapid change, it is necessary to obtain basic academic abilities for lifelong learning and motivation for further study. In our Academic Foundation Programs, we support students in establishing independent and continuous learning habits and life styles so that they can improve their self-management and basic academic abilities, and form an organic link to specialized fields. In addition, we foster communication and logical thinking abilities and proactiveness through group activities, as well as a sound engineering perspective and sense of ethics as engineers aiming to establish careers in specialized fields. We produce human resources who possess intelligence, sensibility and moral character.

Program Objectives
Humanities and Social Sciences Program

We produce engineers who possess a wide range of general abilities and knowledge required to think and act independently, which include Japanese language ability, engineer ethics, Japanese culture and history, international society, health and physical fitness, and KIT Human Power (adaptability to society). In addition, after obtaining the basic methods and skills of learning, students develop self-motivated and continuous study habits, healthy life-styles, and self-management skills. They become aware of career design and practice it daily. Through this education and learning, we produce human resources who will continue learning independently and possess a healthy life in both mind and body.

English Language Program

We foster a global vison in students so that they can understand the differences of various cultures, using comprehensive English skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). We develop investigative skills in students and teach them how to give presentations in English, in order to improve the communication and presentation skills that are required in specialized fields. We produce human resources with independent and continuous study habits and who strive to enhance their abilities.

 Mathematics and Science for Engineering

In order to improve basic academic math and science skills, which are necessary for engineers who think and act for themselves and proceed smoothly to professional fields of study, students learn basic science and mathematics (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology) and their applications in engineering, science, informatics and basic AI data science. We support students in obtaining such skills, and the ability to think, infer and create. In addition, we encourage students to develop positive and motivated learning attitudes, and cultivate self-management skills focusing on studying in advance and reviewing what they learned in class. We produce human resources with the ability to solve problems through collaborative leaning and communication with their class members.

Practical Engineering Education Program

Nowadays, engineers are required to possess practical innovation capability balanced with specialized knowledge and practical skills. Our Project Design activities allow students to learn many methods for innovation; including problem finding through group activities, collection of information, ideas for solving problems, and validation of ideas through the creation of works and experiments. We produce human resources who have a practical ability for innovation.