With consideration to the unique characteristics of Japan and Kagoshima Prefecture, the Department of Ocean Civil Engineering engages in deepening the understanding of physical phenomena and matter cycle processes along with research and education in the fields of environmental preservation, disaster prevention, and utilization and development of regions from the coast to the open oceans. Furthermore, the department also conducts research and education in survey, assessment, planning, construction, and maintenance of off-shore structures, near-shore areas and coastal public works.
Using basic and specialized studies in civil engineering and oceanography as a foundation, students acquire advanced knowledge and technical skill in seeking greater understanding of coastal and off-shore regions of the ocean, comprehensive understanding of the global environment, development of environmental conservation, and survey, assessment, planning, construction, and maintenance (including disposal) of disaster prevention public works and off-shore structures.
Educational Goals (Philosophy) and Prospective Students
Our department conducts advanced and specialized education and research in the fields of oceanography and civil engineering. We aim to foster expert engineers who possess a deep understanding of the ocean and ocean-related civil engineering and a high sense of morals with the ability to made sound ethical judgments.
We welcome students who understand our educational goals, are eager to obtain an advanced education and specialized knowledge through study and research, and possess basic academic ability.
- Those who have the ability to make free use of the specialized knowledge gained through the study of ocean civil engineering to deal with advances in science and technology with an open mind.
- Those who have the ability to proactively create a sustainable society where humans and nature coexist in symbiosis.
- Those who can deeply respect and support the global scale on which humans and nature interact with each other.
◎Environmental Systems Engineering Course
Education and research focuses on the utilization and development, along with elucidation of physical phenomena in coastal and off-shore regions, environmental conservation, and disaster prevention.
◎Construction Systems Engineering Course
Education and research focuses on the planning, construction, and maintenance of public works and off-shore structures from near-shore areas to off-coast regions.
Studies are divided into two fields: the Environmental Systems Engineering Seminar and Construction Systems Engineering Seminar are advanced lecture classes, and taking one or the other is required. These seminars provide fundamental and comprehensive knowledge students must acquire.
List of faculty members
The following specialists provide research and education support to students and help find solutions to student academic issues.