Curriculum

College of Engineering

Department of Aeronautics
Educational Objectives

In the Japanese aircraft industry of the future, there will be greater demand for effective use of energy and advanced technological innovation harmonized with the global environment, as well as safety. We train our students to become engineers who have basic knowledge of aeronautics and applied skills related to aircrafts and their components, as well as integrated skills, and are able to play an active role in the transportation machinery industry, with flexibility and creativity.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Department of Aeronautics

Self-study as Aeronautic Engineers
Students are presented with an overview of the main fields of aeronautical engineering (aerodynamics, structure, equipment and control) and the design and manufacturing processes of airplanes based on harmony among those fields. This enables them to continue their studies independently and gain the required knowledge and skills.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Introduction to Engineering(Aeronautics)
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Introduction to Aircraft Design
Academic Writing

Basic Design and Manufacturing
Students learn about actual components and mechanisms by touching and observing them, and acquire basic knowledge about design and advanced design skills by means of CAD. They practice mechanical engineering in order to design mechanical components.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Mechanical Drawing I
Mechanical Principles
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Mechanical Drawing II
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Introduction to Manufacturing Technology
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
3D - CAD

Basic Mechanics and Its Application to Aeronautics
Students learn about the basics of mechanical engineering, namely, the four fields of material mechanics, mechanical dynamics, thermal mechanics and fluid mechanics, and related fields, in order to apply their knowledge specifically to aeronautical engineering.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Engineering Mechanics I
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Engineering Mechanics II
Strength of Materials
Vibration Engineering
Dynamics of Machines
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Dynamics of Flight
Thermodynamics
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Materials for Aircraft Structure
Mechanics of Aircraft Structure
Aircraft Control Engineering
Introduction to Thermofluids
Aerodynamics A
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Aircraft Structure Design
Aircraft Engineering Exercises
Aeroengines
Aerodynamics B
[4th year: 7th term (first semester)]
Reliability Engineering

Computer Simulation
Students learn mathematics, computer skills and simulation skills to solve aeronautical engineering problems.

Subjects

[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Numerical Simulation

Practical Aeronautical Engineering
Students acquire professional knowledge and study analysis methods in the field of aeronautical engineering as a whole through experiments and practice.

Subjects

[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Aeronautics Major Lab / Exercises A
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Aeronautics Major Lab / Exercises B
[4th year: 7th term (first semester)]
Advanced Aircraft Engineering Exercises

Engineering Design
Students practice designing simple components to acquire the skills for designing airplanes, apply aeronautical engineering theories, and evaluate phenomena related to airplanes. They acquire the skills to design, manufacture and make proposals for feasible objects, and put them into practical use.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Design Project / Introduction
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Design Project I
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Design Project II
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Design Project / Implementation and Operation
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Preparatory Seminar for Design Project III
[4th year: 7th term (first semester) / 8th term (second semester)]
Design Project III

Career Design
Students learn about trends in the mechanical engineering and aeronautical industries, requirements for engineers, and employment conditions in order to consider their future career and determine their future path.

Subjects

[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Career Planning Seminar I
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Career Planning Seminar II