The two year Advanced Engineering Course, comprised of the Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering Course, and the Advanced Electronic and Information System Engineering Course, admits 16 students each year.
Our Ideal Student
Drawing on education students receive throughout the Main Course, the Advanced Courses offer further training, specifically sophisticated specialized knowledge as well as research and development, to impart students with creative and practical skills by way of the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) Certification and Training Program.
The Advanced Courses welcome individuals who:
Applicants may be admitted by recommendation or by academic aptitude, or by a separate set of criteria for working people.
Applicants applying by the recommendation system must show excellent academic performance, and also have a good personality. At the end of the fourth year of the general program, applicants must have attended at least one half of their classes, and have an average of 75% or higher for completed classes. Admission decisions are based on the sum total of a recommendation written by the Dean of the school, the applicant’s school record, and an interview (including an oral examination).
Admission by academic aptitude is determined by a point system used to evaluate academic performance, the applicant’s junior high school allaround record, and an interview.
The selection criteria for working people is comprised of recommendations from companies, the applicant’s record, and an interview (including an oral exam).
Through studies in the advanced course, students are awarded diplomas upon acquiring the following skills and completing the required number of credits.
The curriculum for the advanced courses can be divided into general education, general specialized classes for all students, and specialized courses.
The general education and general specialized classes include practical English, international cultural theory, philosophy, social sciences, etc.; basic science such as mathematics, physics, biology, environmental studies, as well as laboratory methodology, plus information processing technologies and engineering ethics.
In the Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering Courses, students study materials and structure, motion and vibration, energy and flow, information and measurement/control, design and production/management, machinery and systems.
Students in the Advanced Electronics and Information System Engineering Course study electrical and electronic systems as well as information and control systems.
Both Advanced Courses include Special Laboratory Classes (4 credits) and Special Research I and II (eight credits) completed over a two-year period, during which time students acquire the basics they need as engineers. Through the Special Laboratory Classes, which differ in content for each of the two specializations, a wide variety of skills is imparted to students in a practical setting.
The Special Research classes, which form the foundation of our advanced coursework, require students to formulate their own plan for source surveying, analysis, and implementation. Working under an academic advisor, the individual student takes the lead on their own project. In the research process, the students learn the research process and also interact and collaborate with other universities as well as corporations. The School considers it important that in navigating the research process, students also strive to achieve results that will be recognized in society.
One part of the Special Research Curriculum involves the use of summer vacation to engage in off-campus studies. Students are also required to present their research at the appropriate juncture of their studies, and at relevant academic conferences. Also, as a means of remaining relevant in the real word, students may take electives such as the Extended Internship (two credits)?the goals of which are deeper knowledge, enhanced communication, and technological aspects?in place of off-campus studies.
The field of industrial technology has grown remarkably?and both technology and knowledge of mechanical engineering or control engineering has become more and more sophisticated?such that interdisciplinary knowledge of both is now essential.
Students of the Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering course engage in extensive study of specialized mechanical and control system technologies, as well as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biotechnology. They are trained in the design and development of sophisticated machinery and systems that underpins today's society.
Along with learning more extensively about electronics and information engineering, students in this course develop the ability to think systematically between these two fields. This specialized course offers basic and applied content pertaining to electronics and information engineering in addition to relevant systems, as well as a focus on special-subject research.
Our programs turn out engineers capable of designing and developing information systems pertaining to electronics systems incorporating information technology?as well as electronics technology?and those who can apply these methodologies to production management.