Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Our modern cultural life has been underpinned by the various kinds of infrastructures such as logistic facilities (e.g. roads, bridges, railways, airports and harbors), lifelines (e.g. electricity, water, and gas services), and information and telecommunication facilities. It is very important issues to construct and manage those infrastructures so as to make our life more comfortable and convenient against natural disasters. Furthermore, it is also required for the next generation to utilize our beautiful and rich land for a sustainable development in harmony with nature. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering aims to train students who become capable of managing the regional and national societies and of creating the next-generation rich urban environments. The department offers the following two courses, "Special Civil Engineering Course" and "Society Management Course", and the students choose either course based upon their individual future directions.
-Special Civil Engineering Course:
Japan's civil engineering technology is the world highest level, and has been contributing to construct various kinds of infrastructures around the world, including the ultra long-span bridges and the cross-channel tunnels. The main purpose of this course is to raise the civil engineers who will become active in the world construction sites, and become in charge of developing the next-generation infrastructures.
-Society Management Course:
The wide range of knowledge and skills are required to conduct the urban development and management, which include the cultural grounding, the social and economic perspectives, and the sense of designing landscape as well as the technologies in the civil engineering field. This course welcomes students with liberal arts background, and provides the engineering education that integrates the liberal arts and the science to produce the engineers with the above abilities.
The graduates of the "Special Civil Engineering Course" are exempt from the primary examination for "Gijutsu-shi" (P.E.Jp, Professional Engineers in Japan), and are eligible to apply for the final examination after the prescribed years (min. four years) of training and practice.
Careers after Graduation
The graduates of the department have played active roles both domestically and overseas in governmental offices, construction industries, consulting companies, etc. Besides, a significant number of students typically enter the graduate school to pursue their academic careers for acquisition of the advanced and specialized abilities.