College of Environmental Engineering and Architecture and its Departments

Department of Architectural Design
Educational Objectives

This department trains students in architectural planning and design.
People are now demanding luxurious, beautiful and sustainable buildings and regional environments. We aim to produce human resources with advanced knowledge and design skills who can design all kinds of environments from buildings, houses, and interiors to cities and regions. Also, students acquire a wide range of fundamental knowledge required by professional architects in order to construct and maintain safe and comfortable structures and environments, taking economy and productivity into consideration.

Educational Objectives of Subjects
Department of Architectural Design

Basic Architecture
Students deepen their understanding of architecture through the study in the three fields: architectural planning for user-friendliness and beauty of architecture, architectural structure for people's safety, and architectural environment for people's comfort and health.


[1st year:1st term (first semester)]
Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Architecture
I Introduction of Architecture I
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Introduction of Architecture II
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Academic Writing
History of Japanese Architecture
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
History of Occidental Architecture
[4rd year: 7th term (first semester)]
Practice of Architecture

Basic Architectural Drawing and Writing
Students learn to express basic information related to architecture and regions, which they have learnt through the study of architectural planning, structure and environment, through drawings and text.

Basic and Applied Architectural Design and Planning
Students learn about the functions, composition and design of architectural space according to its use, in order to create architecture that is beautiful and easy to use. Also, they learn to examine and evaluate architecture and urban spaces, and to design architecture based on the latest trends in architectural design, using their sensitivity.

Basic and Applied City Planning
Students learn about the roles and features of aggregates of buildings that constitute cities and regions, including their historical transition. Also, they learn to examine and analyze architecture and cities, and to create city development plans and projects.

Basics of Architectural Environment and Facilities
Students learn about the relationship between people and their environment inside and outside of architecture, with regard to sound, light, heat, air and energy, in order to create comfortable, healthy architecture.

Basics of Architectural Structure
Students learn about the features of architectural structure from the perspective of safety in order to create safe, secure architecture.

Basics of Architectural Production
Students learn about the basic elements of architectural production such as construction methods and materials.

Basic and Applied Architectural CAD and CG
Students acquire advanced skills in representing architectural spaces by means of digital media.


[1st year:1st term (first semester)]
Architectural Basic Drawing
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Drawing and Molding
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Architectural Design Studio I
Environmental Design and Building Systems I
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Architectural CAD
Architectural Design Studio II
Theory of Architectural Planning
Urban and Spatial Design
Environmental Design and Building Systems II
Structural Mechanics for Architecture II
Structural Mechanics for Architecture I
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Space Media
Method of Architectural Design
Theory of Urban Planning and Design
Environmental Planning
Construction System and Design
Building Materials
Reinforced Concrete Structure
Steel Structure
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Theory of Architectural Design
Sustainable Architecture
Architectural Operation
Laws and Regulations of Architecture
Structural Planning for Architecture

Analysis, Discussion and Proposal
Students review the basic and applied knowledge they have obtained, and use it to find problems and solve them.

Students learn to communicate the intention of their work and its result logically and easily to understand.


[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 / Implementing and Operating
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Architectural Integrated Exercises A
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Architectural Integrated Exercises B
Preparatory Seminar for Design Project III
[4th year: 7th term (first semester) / 8th term (second semester)]
Design Project III

Career Design
Students learn about the trend in the field of architecture, and consider their future including the study at a graduate school, and determine their career path.


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