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Curriculum Policy(Policy on the formulation and execution of the education program)

Faculty of Engineering

This education program has been formulated from the following perspectives for nurturing human resources according to our education philosophy.

The FacultyDepartment of Engineering nurtures human resources who already possess the basic academic skills learned up through high school into people who understand the calling of becoming an engineer, have the ability to analyze and manipulate society and natural phenomena, are intimately familiar with specialist engineering knowledge and have the ability to utilize it, and who will create the society of the future.

Advanced Engineering Education Program

(The Advanced Engineering Education Program refers collectively to the 5 departmentsdisciplines: Llife science and applied chemistry, Pphysical science and engineering, Eelectrical and mechanical engineering, Ccomputer science, and Architecture, civil engineering and industrial management engineering.)

  1. Develop the ability to understand people, culture, and society and observe them from a technological perspective, and develop a strong sense of mission, strong sense of responsibility, and high ethical standards for linking technology with a new lifestyle.
    For this, after getting a taste of the attitude to learning and an image of the career from the first semester subjects in first (freshman) year, students then study subjects on human society to cultivate the ability to observe people, culture, and society from a technological perspective and subjects on industry and management literacy to develop a strong sense of mission, strong sense of responsibility, and high ethical standards for linking technology with a new lifestyle.
  2. Acquire the fundamental mathematical knowledge and scientific discipline for understanding and manipulating natural phenomena.
    For this, students study mathematical fundamentals in natural science foundation subjects and specialist subjects in each field.
  3. Acquire the communication skills and logical reasoning skills to be able to engage in dialog with various people both inside and outside Japan.
    For this, we have established subjects on global communication. Furthermore, these skills are cultivated through experiments, seminars, and graduation research in specialist subjects by working, debating, and presenting in groups.
  4. Acquire the foundation knowledge and technology that form the core of the field of specialization and the ability to study new knowledge and technology.
    For this, we have established specialist subjects and have students take subjects in other fields. In the graduating research for their specialist field, students cultivate creativity by combining knowledge and technology, and the ability to study knowledge and technology on their own.

In order to provide effective education based on the above, the systematic specialist knowledge for each general subject and engineering field is studied in steps from first (freshman) year through to fourth (senior) year so that learning proceeds with an awareness of the mutual relationship between specialist and general subjects.

Creative Engineering Program

  1. Develop the ability to understand people, culture, and society and observe them from a technological perspective, and develop a strong sense of mission, strong sense of responsibility, and high ethical standards for linking technology with a new lifestyle.
    For this, after getting a taste of the attitude to learning and an image of the career from the first semester subjects in first (freshman) year, students then study subjects on human society to cultivate the ability to observe people, culture, and society from a technological perspective and subjects on industry and management literacy to develop a strong sense of mission, strong sense of responsibility, and high ethical standards for linking technology with a new lifestyle.
  2. Acquire fundamental mathematical knowledge and scientific discipline for understanding and manipulating natural phenomena.
    For this, students study mathematical fundamentals in natural science foundation subjects and specialist subjects in each field.
  3. Acquire communication skills and logical reasoning skills to be able to engage in dialog with various people both inside and outside Japan.
    For this, we have established subjects on global communication. Furthermore, these skills are cultivated by working, debating, and presenting in groups.
  4. Acquire fundamentals that form the core of the field of specialization and the ability to connect it to knowledge and technology in other fields.
    We have established core subjects for studying fundamentals that form the core of the field of specialization. Furthermore, students are involved in research activities by studying specialist subjects including other fields of engineering in creative engineering design subjects, and cultivate creativity by combining knowledge and technology and the ability to study required knowledge and technology on their own.
  5. Learn methods and attitudes for viewing technology in a multi-faceted manner and fundamental knowledge related to the elements of technological innovation.
    For this, we have established engineering design subjects for learning methods and attitudes for viewing technology in a multi-faceted manner and fundamental knowledge related to the elements of technological innovation.

In order to provide effective education based on the above, general subjects and subjects for acquiring fundamental specialist knowledge of engineering and for broadening interest are studied in steps from first (freshman) year through to fourth (senior) year to have an awareness of the mutual relationship between them.
It is assumed that students enrolled in this program will proceed into a master’s program and finish the degree. The level of achievement is assessed each semester focusing on individual guidance, self-directed learning plans, and career planning that will allow the acquisition of the academic skills for entering graduate school.

Graduate School of Engineering

Graduate School Master's Degree Program

This education program has been formulated from the following perspectives for nurturing human resources according to our education philosophy.

The graduate school master's degree program nurtures human resources who will acquire advanced specialist knowledge while working on research and who will create the society of the future by building on the skills of the bachelor's degree, and the fundamental knowledge of and a sense of mission to engineering.

  1. Acquire the ability to understand and observe human, cultural, and social problems from a technical perspective.
    For this, as general subjects, students study subjects for comprehensively learning a variety of human, cultural, social problems, and engineering and subjects for linking technology to industry and society.
  2. Acquire communication skills to be able to exchange ideas with researchers and engineers both inside and outside Japan in relation to specialist problems and technology.
    For this, students study a wide variety of fields and acquire excellent communication skills through seminars in specialist fields, research internships both inside and outside Japan, lectures by people working in companies, and lectures or seminars in English including by foreign researchers.
  3. Acquire advanced knowledge and technology that form the core of the field of specialization, and learn skills to discover specialist problems and solve the problems by deepening expertise.
    For this, students study advanced specialist knowledge and technology, and work on novel and beneficial research in their field of specialization as their master's degree research

Graduate School Doctoral Degree Program
(Nagoya Institute of Technology and University of Wollongong Joint Degree Doctoral Program in Informatics )

This education program has been formulated from the following perspectives for nurturing human resources according to our education philosophy.

The graduate school doctoral degree nurtures human resources who will acquire highly advanced specialist knowledge while working on research and who will create the society of the future by building on the skills of the master’s degree, specialist knowledge of engineering, and a sense of mission to technological innovation.

  1. Acquire the skills to understand the problems facing Japan and the global community from a technological perspective and ability to create a vision of the future form of the industrial community.
    For this, students learn details such as the responsibilities that technology should bear in the field of research ethics, and observe problems in specialist fields in depth through seminars in specialist fields.
  2. Develop insight and wide-ranging interest in industrial technology and in-depth specialist knowledge in one or more fields.
    For this, a wide range of interest and insight are cultivated in students by pursuing academic problems in specialist fields in depth while at the same time looking at leading edge practical research both inside and outside Japan.
  3. Develop the ability to lead innovation through high originality and the ability to promote research.
    For this, the ability to lead technical innovation is cultivated in students such as by working on creative and beneficial research, and participating in discussions with researchers in a wide variety of fields including people working at companies.

Graduate School Doctoral Degree Program

This program assumes that students have a sense of mission toward technological innovation, a fundamental attitude toward morality and the like, and specialized knowledge and research skills in the fields of informatics. The program is designed to cultivate human resources who can perform research to facilitate the creation of an ultra-smart society and develop the society of the future. The following three items have been established as our basic policy (curriculum policy).

  1. Understand the technological aspects of problems that international society faces and must learn the ability to conceive of future visions for our industrial society.
  2. Learn highly specialized knowledge in the field of informatics and must develop wide-ranging interest and penetrating insight into technologies that will help to create an ultra-smart society.
  3. Develop the ability to lead innovation through high originality and the ability to promote research.

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