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1st term of doctoral course

1. Structure of the Graduate School

Engineering in the 21st century must value harmony with nature and bring people a more affluent life. Human resources with professional knowledge are in strong demand in advanced technological industries such as precision machinery, information equipment, and new materials. In recent years, such industries have accomplished remarkable developments.
For 21st century needs, the graduate school has established two divisions: the Division of Materials Science and the Division of Mechanical Systems Engineering. The divisions are for the promotion of more advanced academic research together with fostering human resources with a high level of professional knowledge and techniques in the development of new materials and production systems. Both materials and systems are the basis for the above-mentioned advanced technological fields and recent, rapid advancements.

(1) Division of Materials Science

The division trains graduate students who will become human resources able to contribute to the development of sophisticated industrial technology in the 21st century. The training enables graduates to aim at the development and research of advanced materials in harmony with the global environment; who possess a wide range of knowledge and development ability in various kinds of materials from inorganic to organic materials; and who can handle highly complex materials.

Structure of the division

(2) Division of Mechanical Systems Engineering

Instead of discussing only a combination of components of machinery and technology development, the division considers whole machinery as one system and tries to fuse mechanical engineering with other engineering and human resources with the ability to consider not only function and efficiency but also people who use the machinery and the technology. The division trains its graduate students for the creation of the new approach.

Structure of the division

(3) Division of Electronic Systems Engineering (Starting April 2012)

This division trains future personnel, from the stand point of electric, electronic and information systems, to acquire an advanced specialist knowledge, including a wide range of knowledge, in addition to being able to solve a broad range of environmental issues, and, thus, be able to create functioning electronic systems and related systems and components which lead to sustainable development.
For this purpose, setting up electronic engineering, applied electronic engineering and information sections, and carrying out education and research cooperatively, it trains future personnel to be able to solve a range of engineering issues, from the perspective of electronic systems, and to be leaders in socioeconomic fields.


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