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Doctoral Programs in Graduate School of Engineering

Before Academic year 2011

1. Mechanical and Structural System Engineering

Nowadays machine civilization plays a very important role for convenience and comfort of human life as well as productivity in all sectors of industry.  It is often accompanied,however, with various problems such as noise, safety, waste of energy and deterioration of environment which are becoming increasingly concerned.  To resolve these problems, new advanced technologies are absolutely vital for developing ideal or optimal machinery which features high efficiency, silence, cleanliness, safety, reliability, manufacturability and recyclability.
As a result of rapid development in the latter half of the last century, modern complex urban infrastructure and facilities are not satisfactorily reliable without protection for natural hazards such as earthquakes, flood, unusual weather and so on.  This course further focuses on the research of civil-infrastructures as well as new types and materials for mega systems composed of various structures ranging from architectures to public works.

Field Advanced Courses
Mechanical Engineering Tribology, Transport Phenomena, Combustion Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Instrument and Control, Mechanical Vibrations
Fabrication Engineering Deformation Processing, Machining Technology, Joining Process
Structural Systems in Architecture and Civil Engineering Mechanics and Design of Spatial Structure Systems, Complex Systems Planning, Structural Design and Cost Performance

2. Functional Materials Engineering

It goes without saying that we always need better industrial materials in order to realize higher standard of living in modern society. While developments of entirely new materials are generally praised, we wish to throw a different light to the materials engineering. There have been a few notable deadlocks that need to be brought to the end.
Education and research systems in this Course are organized on the basis of the above reflection. They are designed to introduce unconventional techniques to develop the most sophisticated functional materials. Purposes of Functional Material Engineering are to create and improve new and existing branches of technology in order to realize the highest standard in the materials science and engineering.
Our previous Materials System Department emphasized the manufacture, structural analysis, properties evaluation and application of those known metallic, organic and inorganic materials that have occupied major positions in industry. In addition to these traditional materials, we believe it necessary to expand our targets, for example to medicines and other functional materials such as artificial organs, in order to contribute to the development of futuristic materials. State-of- the-art structural materials with highly functional characteristics would also be such possible targets. For these reasons, faculty staffs of our Department are gathered from the Material Engineering Group of the Production System Engineering Department, all groups of the Materials Science Department, the Molecular Information Engineering and Molecular Design Groups of the Knowledge-based Information Engineering Department.
From this course, we wish to provide a well-integrated education and achieve outstanding research on the future-oriented materials.

Field Advanced Courses
Materials Design Engineering Production Engineering of Metallic Materials, Physical Chemistry of Metals, Synthetic Chemistry of Molecular Materials, Molecular Design Engineering, Quantum Molecular Engineering
Materials Analysis Engineering Analysis of Metallic Materials, Material Evaluation and Analysis Engineering, Analysis of Inorganic Materials, Surface Analysis of Materials
Materials Application Engineering Processing Engineering of Metallic Materials, Application Engineering of Organic Materials, Biomolecular Engineering, Applied Engineering of Inorganic Materials, Molecular Information Engineering

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3. Electronic and Information Engineering

The modern world entirely depends on the benefit of the electrical, electronic and information sciences and technologies. Extensively acknowledged is the importance of the pursuit of amenities in life through the efficient and effective manufacturing and social activities with the full support of high performance computers. In order to realize this goal, flexibly cooperated and distributed processing technology of computers and fast and reliable telecommunication networks for gigantic amount of information as well as the highly advanced performance to computers are indispensable. Thus, the need of education and research in these subjects are extremely high. Furthermore, in the future society of extended amenities various kinds of applications require the particular electrical and electronic instruments developed and designed by highly educated engineers with appropriate backgrounds.
For this Program, the research groups of human languages and cultures join in order to support the development of software with more affinity to human thinking, judgment and behavior by overcoming the shortcomings of conventional information processing technology based on the computer hardware. The reshuffle of the Program is clearly aimed at the high level of education and research in the interdisciplinary collaboration of the relevant research fields.
In 2007, Electronic and Information Engineering Program was adopted as Global COE(Center of Exellence)program(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), which is the successor to the 21st Century COE program, targetting doctoral courses. Our GCOE program aims to train "sensing architects" who can conduct pioneering research on intelligent sensors at the highest level in the world, in which advanced intelligence, sensor material technology, LSI design technology, MEMS/NEMS, CMOS device manufacturing technology, evaluation technology, mining technology, and applied technology of sensing systems are comprehensively integrated.

Field Advanced Courses
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Electric Energy Engineering, Renewable Energy Application Engineering, Physical properties of electronic materials, Electronic Materials Engineering, Physics and Engineering of Semiconductor Devices, Integrated Circuit Engineering, Discharge Plasma Engineering, Energy Conversion Engineering
Systems and Information Engineering Computer System Engineering, Software Engineering, Database System Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science, Computational Neuroscience, Speech & Language Processing, Web Data Engineering, Brain and Neural System Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Systems Analysis, Information Communication Engineering, Signal Processing, Communication System Engineering, Robotics Intelligence
Humanity System Applied Linguistics, Idea of Nature in Western Culture, Western Culture and Civilization, Linguistics, Management of Technology

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4. Environment and Life Engineering

The robustness and diversity of our planet's ecological system have enabled humankind to attain the inexperienced development which it now enjoys. The prosperity which flows from this development, however, has it costs. The enormous consumption of energy and materials which our prosperity depends on has begun to impact negatively on the environment, not only just locally, but also globally. The existence of humankind itself is threatened by our excesses. It is incumbent on humankind and its educational institutions to develop programs to study and to develop solutions to the ecological problems we now confront.
The Ecological Engineering program at Toyohashi University of Technology is one such program. This unique program integrates the study of biological basis of life and the ecosystem with more traditional engineering disciplines and with emphasis not evident in most engineering disciplines. The program was conceived as a means to bring about the harmonization and coexistence of human activity with the environment. Accordingly, architecture and regional planning, the twin foundations of modern life, are studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. The symbiotic relationship which they must maintain with the environment is emphasized. Hence new technologies are explored with the aim of reconciling the economic and life-style requirements of modern life with the harmful effects they sometimes have on the environment and the planet's ecosystem.

Field Advanced Courses
Environment Planning Air and Thermal Environment Engineering, Architectural and District Environment Planning, Regional Environmental Planning, Environmental Economics
Environment Protection Water Environment Engineering, Eco-systems Protection Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Ecological Combustion Engineering
Bioscience and Bio Engineering Environmental Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Biomolecular Engineering, Bio Ecological Engineering, Applied Environmental Electromagnetism, Life Science, Environmental Thoughts

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