The objective of this department is the creation of new functions through the discovery of new physical phenomena or of new applications. Mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and other traditional studies are organically combined to create and design new functions. Our overarching goal is to use the crossdisciplinary knowledge created by the integration of science and engineering, and to balance industrial technology and hard sciences to serve people while protecting the environment.
Cultivating competent people
This department seeks to give students a foundation in the hard sciences and a scientific and engineering sensibility, and to develop people who can uncover physical phenomena and apply the knowledge obtained, and who can participate creatively in technology development or research development using elements from physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The ultimate goal is to cultivate highly creative specialists that can promote the balanced development of industrial technology and the hard sciences.
Educational objectives and the curriculum
The program builds on a foundation of physics and mathematics and cultivates the ability to create and design materials, devices, electronic equipment, energy systems, and machines. After completing the requirements of the first year, second year students begin conducting experiments and exercises and studying courses related to their specialty, such as mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, and physics. In years three and four, students study courses related to three themes: Creation and Use of Energy, Understanding Matter and Creating Materials and Devices, and Creating Manufacturing Systems. Each of these key themes comprises courses from basic mathematics, mechanical/electrical studies, and applied physics/solid state systems. Through the key themes, the program takes in related divisions. The class selection is based on the above academic disciplines, which form the foundation of a scientific instructional system; this creates a broadly applicable curriculum. Third-year students attend seminars and fourth-year students conduct graduation research under faculty guidance.
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