The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides education and research programs in the fields of: Properties and strength of materials, structural design, equipment design and control, manufacturing engineering, various phenomena related to heat and fluids, energy utilization technology, clarification of various engineering phenomena, computer utilization technology in mechanical design, and various system construction techniques.
In this department, we aim to develop engineers who can proactively apply the knowledge necessary for pursuing the advancement of the mechanical engineering field using undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering as a basis. A wide range of education and research in the fields listed above is conducted in three different courses.
Educational Goals (Philosophy) and Prospective Students
Our educational goal is to develop global-minded people with leadership capabilities who can analyze machinery with insight and from a comprehensive perspective. We develop people with advanced and expert practical skills that allow them to actively develop the new technology necessary for constructing machines and mechanical systems in a diversified social environment. Prospective students should fully understand these educational goals and possess the basic academic ability to acquire further expertise through research and study.
We aim to develop enterprising and leading professionals who possess specialized knowledge, the ability to make sound ethical judgments, and who can pursue world-leading technology through industrial work related to manufacturing.
- Those who possess highly advanced specialized knowledge which enables the pursuit of world-leading mechanical engineering technology.
- Those who can proactively contribute to the community through industrial work related to manufacturing.
- Those who, equipped with the ability to find solutions to problems as well as the ability to make sound ethical judgments, will play enterprising and leading roles in the world.
◎Production Engineering Course
Education and research fields: Damage Evaluation of High-Temperature Materials, Life Expectancy Prediction, 3D and 4D Material Histology, Metals Development, Ceramics Development and Composite Materials Development, Tribology in metal forming process, Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams, and Phase Transformation.
◎Energy Engineering Course
Education and research fields: Flow Phenomena of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Microchannels and Minichannels, Development of Environmental Conservation Apparatus using Fluid Forces, Diesel Engine Combustion of Various Biofuels, Analysis of Supersonic Flow in Industrial Equipment, Thermal Analysis of Nano-Satellites, Investigation of Gas Flow Flowing in Microchannels and Heat Transfer Characteristics as well as their Industrial Application.
◎Mechanical System Engineering Course
Education and research fields: Manufacturing and Evaluation of Functionally Graded Materials, Intelligent Manufacturing System, Investigation of Self-excited Vibration Generation Mechanisms and their Prevention and Utilization, Intelligent Robotics, Smart Rehabilitation System, Instrument and Control Engineering, Control of Mechanical System and Micro-Nano biomechanics.
In addition to the required“Mechanical Engineering Seminar,”we also provide basic and comprehensive“Advanced Courses in Mechanical Engineering”so that students can gain a comprehensive understanding of the entirety of the coursework. Required and elective courses are classified into: the Production Engineering Course, the Energy Engineering Course, and the Mechanical System Engineering Course. Students are required to obtain more than 6 credits from each course.
Upon matriculation, students create a study program after consultation with their academic advisors, and then decide which classes to take from required and elective classes. Students take these classes in order to become engineers with appropriate ethical values.
List of faculty members
The following specialists provide research and education support to students and help find solutions to student academic issues.
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