Curriculum

College of Architecture and its Departments

Department of Architecture
Educational Objectives

Our students acquire a wide range of technical knowledge related to architecture, allowing them to plan and design beautiful and functional architectural spaces, taking cost performance and productivity into account. In addition, we nurture their ability to create and manage safe and comfortable architectural structures. In the design subjects, students acquire advanced technical knowledge and design skills allowing them to plan and design human environments from buildings and interiors to city-level designs, which meet modern day requirements such as beauty and sustainability. In the engineering subjects, students acquire advanced technical knowledge and skills allowing them to conduct the planning of architecture/urban environment installations, construction planning, and the management of that construction, meeting modern day demands such as eco-friendliness, comfort and durability. Through the comprehensive acquisition of these skills, knowledge and abilities, we train architectural engineers who can flourish in society.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Department of Architecture

Complete Architecture Fundamentals
Students deepen their understanding of architecture through the study of three main fields: architectural design (for ease of use and beauty), architectural structure (for safety), and architectural environments (for comfort and health).

Basics of Architectural Drawing and Writing
Students learn to accurately express, through drawings and text, basic content required for architecture and the region, which they learned in architectural design, architectural structure and architectural environments.

Architectural Design and Planning
Students gain an understanding of planning, configuration and design according to the purpose of the architectural space. Moreover, they learn how to conduct surveys, analysis and evaluations of architectural and urban spaces, and design functional, beautiful architecture based on historical architecture and cutting-edge trends.

Urban Design and Development
Students gain an understanding, including regarding historical change, of the roles and special characteristics of groups of buildings as clusters that form cities and regions. They learn how to survey and analyze urban areas, and techniques for urban planning and design.

Architectural Production
Students gain an understanding of building construction methods and the special characteristics of materials. They learn about logical construction techniques and their laws and regulations, required in order to realize safe, comfortable architectural spaces, and how to plan and design sustainable architecture.

Architectural Environment and Utility
Students gain an understanding of the relationship between humans and environmental conditions including noise, light, heat, air and energy etc. that are created inside and outside buildings, in order to realize architecture that is comfortable and conducive to good health. Moreover, students learn how to utilize their architectural environment/utility knowledge in order to design comfortable spaces.

Architectural Structure
Students gain an understanding of the structural features that support architecture, from a mechanical perspective. They understand the concepts of design and the methods used in various structures which are required for creating safe architecture. They acquire the ability to perform the structural planning and design of architecture they have planned.

Architectural CAD
Students learn how to represent architectural spaces and features accurately and appealingly in 2D and 3D, using digital media. They learn how to perform analysis of design plans and design information management using simulations and data linkage between various pieces of software.

Analysis, Consideration and Proposal
Students review the knowledge they have acquired through the learning process, from architectural basics to application, and use that knowledge to discover and solve problems.

Presentation
Students learn to express their intentions and results in a logical, easy to understand way.

Career Design
Students gain an understanding of real-world trends in architecture-related fields, while picturing their future career path broadly (including possible graduate study) and deciding which direction they should take.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Introduction to Architecture
Basics of Architectural Drawing
Project Design / Introduction
Structural Mechanics for Architecture
Architectural Environmentology I
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
History of Japanese Architecture
Basics of Architectural Design
Project Design I
Structural Mechanics for Architecture I
Architectural Utility Theory
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
History of Western Architecture
Architectural Design I
Academic Writing
Architectural Construction Planning
Project Design II
Structural Mechanics for Architecture II
Architectural Environmentology II
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Architectural Planning
Architectural Design II
Architectural CAD
Building Materials
Project Design / Implementation and Operation
Architecture Structural Planning
Architectural Utility Studies
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Architectural Design Exercises A
Urban Design
Architectural Design Theory
Architectural Information Design
Career Planning Seminar I
Execution of Architectural Works
Architectural Engineering Exercises A
Reinforced Concrete Structural Engineering
Steel Frame Structural Engineering
Architectural Environmentology III
Architectural Environment Design I
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Architectural Design Exercises B
Urban Design and Development
Architectural Space Theory
Sustainable Architecture
Preparatory Seminar for Project Design III
Career Planning Seminar II
Laws and Regulations of Architecture
Architectural Engineering Exercises B
Structural Design of Architecture
Architectural Safety Engineering
Architectural Environment Design II
[4th year: 7th term and 8th term]
Project Design III