College of Environmental Engineering and Architecture and its Departments

Department of Architecture
Educational Objectives

This department teaches students the technological skills required to plan and construct architecture. In today's society, there is a high demand for ecological, comfortable, safe and durable architecture. We aim to produce human resources who have the advanced knowledge and skills to plan, construct and manage the facilities and structures of buildings and cities. Also, students acquire a wide range of fundamental knowledge required of professional architects to plan, design and maintain safe, functional architectural structures and environments, taking economy and productivity into consideration.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Department of Architecture

Basic Architecture
Students deepen their understanding of architecture through studies in three fields: architectural planning for user-friendliness and beauty, architectural structures for safety, and architectural environments for comfort and health.


[1st year:1st term (first semester)]
Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Introduction to Architecture I
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Introduction to Architecture II
[1st year: 2nd term (second 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 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.

Basic City Planning
Students learn about the roles and features of aggregates of buildings that constitute cities and regions, including their historical transition.

Basics and Application 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. Also, they learn to design comfortable, environment-friendly spaces, taking human physiology and psychology into consideration, based on their knowledge of architectural environments and facilities.

Basics and Application of Architectural Structure
Students learn about the features of architectural structure from the perspective of safety in order to create architecture that is safe and secure. Also, they learn about dynamic phenomena occurring in architecture in order to use their knowledge for structural design based on safety evaluation.

Basics and Application of Architectural Production
Students learn about the basics of architectural production, such as construction methods and materials. Also, they learn to plan and design sustainable architecture that is reusable and long-lasting.

Basic Architectural CAD and CG
Students acquire 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
Structural Mechanics for Architecture 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
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Space Media
Environmental Planning
Environmental Design for Architecture I
Construction System and Design
Building Materials
Reinforced Concrete Structure
Steel Structure
Structural Analysis
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Environmental Design for Architecture II
Sustainable Architecture
Architectural Operation
Laws and Regulations of Architecture
Structural Design of Architecture
Structural Planning for Architecture
Various Structure Methodology

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