Architecture and Civil Engineering
Developing reliable engineers who can build the cornerstone of an affluent society where citizens can live with peace of mind
As society faces the challenges of the changing world environment accompanying global warming, we can expect to experience depletion and exhausting of resources including reductions in energy consumption and insufficient access to food and water. Japan faces an aging population paired with a rapidly declining birth rate leading to restructuring of societal systems and issues related to maintenance of architecture and civil infrastructure. To respond to these societal demands requires changes in lifestyles from increasing physical wealth to improving quality of life, as well as appropriate management of not only the architecture and civil infrastructure but also the surrounding territorial environment. To accomplish this, we seek to educate excelling engineers with whom the future will be entrusted, equipping them with appropriate technical capabilities.
The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is engaged in research of technology to design urban and regional architecture and civil infrastructure as well as territorial environment and manage these as systems to provide an environment of high quality of life within a safe and trustworthy social framework. The Department also provides educational programs to cultivate engineers familiar with the necessary technology. That is, while fusing architectural studies with civil engineering, that are both conventional academic fields, we are seeking to develop a new area of studies that actively incorporates elements from social sciences and the humanities. Our research covers aspects including fundamental studies necessary for the sustainable development of cities and regions and creative research implemented with the aim of generating new value for the society of the future. By reflecting this work in our educational program, our goal is to foster practical and creative engineers able to perform internationally equipped with ability to both design and manage using specialized knowledge garnered from the fields of architecture and civil engineering.
In addition, in collaboration with the Research Center for Collaborative Area Risk Management, we are also aiming to foster international engineers who can contribute to the design and management of sustainable social systems that are also safe, secure, and pleasant under the themes of BCP and disaster prevention.
Fields of Study
Architecture and Urban Design
The course develops human resources with comprehensive practical abilities and fundamental knowledge and skills covering the social infrastructure field, and sufficient skills in major specialized fields related to construction, such as architectural design, urban/regional planning, architectural history, building facilities, building environment, and building structures.
Urban and Regional Management
The course develops human resources with comprehensive practical abilities and fundamental knowledge and skills covering the construction field, and sufficient skills in major specialized fields related to social infrastructure such as civil engineering structures, waterworks and hydraulics, ground, urban/transportation planning, and environmental systems.
Architecture and Building Science Course
This course seeks to develop engineers in the architectural field. Our training course is certified by JABEE for instruction of engineers in the architectural field and graduates of the program are exempt from taking the primary test. Our program is also recognized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism enabling people to take the test for Class 1 Qualified Architect.
By training in both architecture and civil infrastructure, students are able to receive a broad range of specialist knowledge. The course is selected in the fourth year allowing changes within advanced specialities. We have a career program at the postgraduate level enabling master's studies focused on professional advancement.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Course
This course seeks to foster engineers in civil engineering. Our training course is certified by JABEE for instruction of engineers in the civil engineering field and graduates of the program are exempt from taking the primary test. It is possible to also receive architectural certification by taking vocational programs as well as support for certification such as that for registered surveyors.
By training in both architecture and civil infrastructure, students are able to receive a broad range of specialist knowledge. The course is selected in the fourth year allowing changes within advanced specialties. We have a career program at the postgraduate level enabling master's studies focused on professional advancement.