Education & Research
Educational Objectives of the College of Engineering and its Departments
The manufacturing industry has supported the growth and development of society, and is now faced with the demand to switch to producing a wide variety of high-value-added products in small quantities. What is needed now is effective use of limited resources and energy for establishing a sustainable society, as well as advanced technological innovation that is harmonized with the secure infrastructure of technology and information. We produce creative human resources who have fundamental academic and applied skills, and a global perspective. They are able to develop the four main technologies, namely, technologies in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, information and computer science and civil engineering, as well as technologies that integrate all these technologies.
Keywords: manufacturing, technology for resource/energy use, information infrastructure technology, technological innovation, integrated technology
Mechanical engineering forms the basis of industry. It is essential for the manufacturing of many products such as automobiles, home appliances, machining tools, energy machines, and welfare and medical equipment. There is an increasing demand in the field of mechanical engineering for energy saving, less environmental impact, and improvement of safety and reliability. We train our students to become mechanical engineers with basic knowledge, design and applied skills for manufacturing, knowledge of new materials and their processing methods, environmental and energy skills, and the ability to respond to social needs.
Keywords: environment, energy, design/processing, materials, automobile, integration of medicine and engineering
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.
Keywords: safety, energy, global environment, advanced technological innovation, aircrafts and their components, transportation machinery
We train our students to become robotic engineers with basic knowledge and skills in robotic design, sensing, and intelligent information. They learn to integrate their knowledge and skills to create robots that are beneficial to society and human life, as well as new intelligence systems, with an open mind and a good sense of ethics.
Keywords: Industry robot, environmental/field robot, disaster response / rescue robot, medical and welfare robot, life support system, intelligent sensor system
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering||
In this department, students acquire basic knowledge regarding electric circuits, electromagnetism and electronic circuits etc. and learn how to apply it to specific problems through physical and mathematical reasoning. They obtain basic knowledge regarding electrical and electronic measurement and experiments, computers and automatic control, developing the ability to actually perform control, measurement and analysis. In electrical engineering courses, students acquire basic knowledge related to electric energy and control technology, and the materials and devices that support this. In electronic engineering courses, students acquire basic knowledge related to electronics engineering, and the information transmission, acoustics and images used in it. We nurture students’ ability to propose and find solutions for new challenges in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, and produce engineers with the virtues and engineering ethics of the Japanese. Our engineers are capable of technical discussion with engineers of varying generations, and aware of fields outside their specialty, allowing them to take on challenges creatively.
Keywords: electric power/energy, electrical machinery/control, energy materials/devices, optical/electronic devices, transmission/electromagnetic waves, acoustics/images
|Information and Computer Science||
Information technology, network technology and their applications are essential for the innovation of technology and management in industry. Moreover, they have contributed to societal changes with their wide range of possibilities. We train our students to become professional engineers with basic skills in information engineering, and the applied skills required to provide integrated systems and relevant solutions and services, and who are able to contribute to society.
Keywords: programing, computer architecture, information security, human interface, multimedia, Web service
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||
Nowadays, we pursue the creation of comfortable environments in harmony with nature and culture, which are also safe, secure, healthy and sustainable. In this department, we nurture students with basic technical knowledge allowing them to perform a wide range of planning, design, execution and maintenance. While the main area of inquiry is the Hokuriku region, blessed with mountains, hills, plains and the sea, we also focus on the preservation of a sustainable global environment, and the maintenance of regional infrastructure such as buildings, roads, railroads, energy, water services, and communications networks, with international developments in mind. We train students who can create environments based on comprehensive learning, including environmental engineering, disaster prevention technology, and regional policy. Moreover, we train students who can apply next generation civil engineering technology implementing AI and IoT, based on knowledge of mechanical, electric and information systems.
Keywords: safe/secure civic life, national land/bridge design, environment/cultural construction