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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Division

 The division aims at educating advanced engineers / researchers who have applied knowledge in mechanical / civil engineering, the leading edge of knowledge in one's specialized field, and the capability of contributing to improve industrial structure and thus to improve human society, developing and utilizing national land to promote rich and comfortable social environment and continually challenging to improve manufacturing technologies.


Civil Engineering

 The expansion of social facilities to provide the foundation for our social environment and to prevent or control natural disasters so that we can continue to live in harmony with our world will be an indispensable requirement for the sustainable development of human societies in the future. Japan, a country notable for its urbanization, is undergoing a rapid shift as its society ages, hence this necessitates efficiency and improvement in the quality and quantity of infrastructure construction and maintenance. Furthermore, education and research on the development and maintenance of transportation systems, lifelines, disaster prevention facilities, and other infrastructures are the foundation of a modern society. Society's need for nurturing highly-skilled engineers with the aptitude to carry this out is tremendous.
 With this viewpoint in mind, our courses facilitate education and research in various areas: in Structural Engineering, which involves design and safety diagnosis of structures as well as the development of materials; in Geotechnical Engineering, which involves the development, improvement, and maintenance of structural foundations; in Water Environmental Engineering, which involves the creation and preservation of water-based environments; and in Urban Engineering, which quantitatively evaluates the efficiency and functionality of urban facilities.


Mechanical Engineering

 With the transformation of our social environment and the continually increasing diversification and sophistication of our society's need for manufactured goods, there is a desire to produce high-performance, high-quality manufactured goods in a highly efficient manner that involves cuttingedge technology and composite technologies, of which mechatronics provides a good example. Basic technologies that play a part in the production of manufactured goods include design and planning, processing and molding, measurement and control, and inspections and maintenance. As recent development of computeraided engineering shows us, it is absolutely necessary not only to further develop those fundamental technologies but also to pursue organic integration among them.
 With all these in mind, our objectives for our mechanical engineering courses are to study fundamental technologies used in the efficient and economically sound production of sophisticated, highperformance, highly reliable manufactured goods, and furthermore, to conduct research on the systematization of individual manufacturing technologies, including technology and administration-related information processing, and on integrated, computer-based systems that organically incorporate these technology systems as subsystems.
 In keeping with these objectives, our courses facilitate education and research on the fundamental interdisciplinary engineering fields and technologies that are necessary for the development, expansion, and construction of: (1)fundamental theory; (2)structural analysis, material strength assessment, and diagnostic systems for improving the reliability of materials and mechanical structures and safety improvement; (3)molding systems, equipment diagnostic systems, and processes to automate and reduce labor, improve quality, and boost production; (4)fluid- and heat-energy conversion systems and heat/fluid analysis systems for improving efficiency and performance; (5)monitoring systems and data processing systems for understanding heat and material transfer mechanisms; and (6)system dynamics, machinery control systems, and operational design systems that provide highly responsive and accurate control in order to support and advance all basic technologies related to manufacturing.