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Educational Goal and Three Policies of the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program

Educational Goal

The Educational Philosophy of the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program is to develop professionals/researchers who will preserve the architectural culture and techniques of mankind, take care of the global environment and utilize contemporary technology and past experiences comprehensively to play a key role in creating/maintaining architectural spaces and the living environment. The aim of the program is to develop technology specialists/researchers who possess the basic academic skills necessary to acquire the ability to find and solve problems and the ability to execute experiments/analyses, who can apply these abilities to their specialization and interdisciplinary fields, who can cooperate with specialists in other fields and play an active role in many areas, and who have the qualities necessary to become independent in the discipline of architecture.

Diploma Policy of the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program

A Master’s Degree (Engineering) will be conferred on students who have acquired the following abilities, obtained the designated credits, and passed the examination on Master’s Thesis or Master’s Design and the final examination.

  1. to learn advanced professional ability, ethics and knowledge required in the field of architecture and to give them full play in work and in team play,
  2. to utilize contemporary technology and past experiences holistically to autonomously solve various social problems related to architecture,
  3. to systematically proceed with and complete a work under given constraints,
  4. to pass on the architectural culture and techniques of humankind and to proactively create architectural spaces and environments; and
  5. to communicate effectively to grasp, from a global perspective, the needs of the local and international communities, and to contribute to society.

Curriculum Policy of the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program

In order to help students’ acquire expertise in the major fields of architecture, we set up three fields, specifically, Architectural Design, Environmental Design and Structural Design, and offer the following subjects for each field. We also offer the Architectural Design Practice Curriculum which meets the work experience requirements for the Architect Qualification System in the planning, structure and environment areas respectively.

  1. subjects which nurture students’ ability to learn advanced professional skills, ethics and knowledge required in the field of architecture and to provide performance opportunity in workplace settings and team play environments,
  2. subjects which develop students’ ability to utilize contemporary technology and their past experiences holistically to solve, on their own, various social problems related to architecture,
  3. subjects which nurture students’ ability to proceed systematically with a given work and to bring it completion under given constraints,
  4. subjects which develop students’ ability to pass on the architectural culture and techniques of humankind and to proactively create architectural spaces and environments, and
  5. subjects which help students acquire communication skills necessary to understand, from a global perspective, the needs of the local and international societies so that they will be able to contribute to society.

Admission Policy of the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program

1. Desired qualities

  • take the initiative in creating an environment in which truly valuable human nature is awakened;
  • be ready to engage in dialogue and work with others, and have the ability to act and take initiative;
  • have the ability to form ideas and find and solve problems.

2. Capabilities desired in students

Applicants are required to possess the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, expertise/skills in architecture and proficiency in foreign languages (English). However, if you apply for the Special Admissions in Other Fields, you are required to have the knowledge/skills worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, the knowledge/skills in their field of specialization and foreign language ability.

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening

The General Selection (oral examination) evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized fields of architecture and aptitude/motivation, all of which are necessary to achieve the status of human resource described in the Educational Goals through an interview including oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Statement of Reasons for Applying.

The General Selection (written examination) evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized fields of architecture, foreign language ability (English) and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subjects of architecture and a foreign language subject (English), and interview. These qualities are necessary to achieve the status of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The Special Admissions in Other Fields will evaluate applicants’ ability/aptitude/motivation all of which are necessary to achieve the status of human resource described in the Educational Goals through an interview and a presentation . Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Statement of Reasons for Applying.

Applicants’ foreign language ability (English) will also be tested.

The Special Selection for Those in Employment evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized fields of architecture and aptitude/motivation, all of which are necessary to achieve the status of human resource defined in the Educational Goals through an oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from, the Performance (Operation) Report and the (Preferred) Research Plan.

The International Students Special Admissions evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized fields of architecture, foreign language ability (Japanese or English) and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subject and a foreign language subject (Japanese or English), and interview. These qualities are necessary to achieve the status of human resource defined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The English Course Special Admissions is used to evaluate applicants’ English proficiency, knowledge/ability in the specialized field of the master’s degree program of the preferred department, and aptitude/motivation through the examination on foreign languages (English) and an interview which includes an oral examination. These abilities are necessary to become the sort of human resources defined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade results achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.