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Educational Goal and Three Policies of the Mechanical Engineering Program

Educational Goal

The scope of our education and research includes physical properties and strength of materials, structural design, equipment design and control, production processing, various phenomena involving heat and fluids, energy utilization technology, elucidation of various engineering phenomena, use of computers for machine design, and various system configuration technologies. We aim to develop engineers who build on the basic mechanical engineering education they learned at the undergraduate school and who will adopt and apply proactively the knowledge necessary to pursue advanced and cutting-edge mechanical engineering.

Diploma Policy of the Mechanical Engineering Program

According to the diploma policies of the university and the Graduate School of Science and Technology, and the Educational Goals of the Mechanical Engineering Program, we will confer a Master’s Degree on students who have acquired the following abilities. Students will be able to:

  1. work on issues such as energy and the environment as these relate to human beings and society from a multifaceted/overall perspective and with high standards of ethics,
  2. gather/analyze information and discover problems from several mechanical engineering perspectives,
  3. learn advanced knowledge/skills proactively in the specialized fields of mechanical engineering as well as in a wide range of specialized fields other than one’s specialization,
  4. meet the needs and solve the problems of society creatively and autonomously based on the knowledge/skills in a wide range of fields including ones other than one’s specialization, and
  5. communicate effectively to contribute proactively and continuously to the development of local and international communities.

Curriculum Policy of the Mechanical Engineering Program

We provide the following high-quality education so that students learn from the three fields of Production Engineering, Energy Engineering and Mechanical Systems Engineering and become engineers who will possess basic ability and application capabilities in good balance.

  1. lectures and exercises help students develop basic academic ability to work on various mechanical engineering problems and application capabilities to solve them,
  2. subjects in the three fields, i.e., Production Engineering, Energy Engineering and Mechanical Systems Engineering, develop a broad range of specialized academic ability which is necessary to understand a problem from a multiple of different perspectives, and instills a sense of ethics in students,
  3. nurture the ability to make plans to solve various mechanical engineering problems, the ability to organize individuals/teams to work together hard on a problem, and the ability to communicate effectively, and
  4. utilize academic conferences where students make presentations on their research results to hone their skills in presentation and discussion.

Admission Policy of the Mechanical Engineering Program

1. Desired qualities

Pursuant to the Educational Goals of the Mechanical Engineering Program, we welcome individuals possessing the following qualities. Students must:

  • aspire to use a comprehensive and long-term perspective and a good sense of ethics to contribute, as engineers, to human society,
  • have the basic academic ability and inquisitiveness necessary to elucidate the essence of various mechanical engineering problems, and continuously hone their skills in using the basics to lead to the solution of those problems, and
  • be able to draw up a plan to solve various mechanical engineering problems, to organize individuals into a team and bring its power into play to solve problems, and to communicate effectively.

2. Capabilities desired in students

It is required of all prospective students to have the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, basic knowledge and skills related to Mechanical Engineering and a high level of knowledge/ability in a foreign language (English). However, if application is made for the Special Admissions in other Fields, the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, knowledge/skills related to the student’s field of specialization and foreign language ability (English) are required.

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening

The General Selection (oral examination) tests applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized field the Mechanical Engineering and aptitude/motivation through an interview including an oral examination. These abilities are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. 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 Mechanical Engineering, foreign language ability (English) and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subjects related to Mechanical Engineering and a foreign language subject (English), and an 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 Special Admissions in Other Fields appraises applicants’ ability, aptitude and motivation all of which are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. The appraisal is conducted through an interview, including an 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 Special Selection for Those in Employment assesses applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized field of the Mechanical Engineering and aptitude/motivation both of which are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined 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 and the Performance (Operation) Report.

The International Students Special Admissions evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized fields of Mechanical Engineering, foreign language ability (Japanese or English) and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subjects related to Mechanical Engineering and a foreign language subject (Japanese or English), and an 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.