IWASA Takeshi, President
The National Institute of Technology Tsuyama College is located in northern Okayama Prefecture, in central Tsuyama City. The city, considered a hub of the Chugoku mountainous region, retains a historic flavor, traditional culture, and a nostalgic atmosphere. Tsuyama College was established in 1963 as an institution of secondary education designed to train creative personnel imbued with practical skills. Since then, the school has turned out nearly 8,000 graduates and trainees?now active in society?contributing to the development of industry both inside and outside the prefecture.
In order to create an education and research system that effectively addresses the needs of society while accommodating structural changes in industry, as of 2016 we have reorganized and integrated the existing specialized departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Control Engineering, and Computer and Information Engineering, and adding the basic research fields of biology and chemistry to form the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. At this department, students have the opportunity both to take an interdisciplinary approach and to study the basic science underpinning such an approach.
Our goal is to train and educate highly compassionate individuals with a global perspective on people and the environment. In addition to gaining highly specialized knowledge rooted in basic science, these individuals also gain the ability to integrate multidisciplinary studies, and to devise specific solutions by investigating issues in the rapidly diversifying and increasingly complex fields of science and technology.
A total of 160 new students are admitted to the Department of Integrated Science and Technology five-year program each year. At our two-year Advanced Engineering Program, students choose between the two specializations of Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering and Advanced Electronics and Information System Engineering. Eight students are accepted for each of these two specialized programs. Graduates of the five-year regular and two-year advanced programs are awarded the Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree (equivalent to a university degree) respectively.
Many of our faculty are researchers holding doctorate degrees, who train our students-through research projects?to be skilled engineers capable of working in the real world and who are creative at the same time. Our school philosophy at Tsuyama is "Autonomy, Creation, Collaboration." Through day-to-day research and activities, we educate our students not only in sophisticated engineering knowledge, but also to be socially responsible, to take an international viewpoint, and to work for humanity. To meet these goals, we structure our classes appropriately, keep our classes small, and provide superior educational and research equipment. In addition, our staff offer the fine-tuned guidance that our students need.
Tsuyama College implements international exchange programs at National Institutes of Technology in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of Japan. As such we offer international training and global education through international exchange agreements with universities in other countries, by which we both send students abroad from Japan and accept international students at our school. Additionally, we work with corporations and institutions to take an active role in industry-academiagovernment collaborative initiatives, offer extracurricular educational activities, participate in the Robot Contest and other competitions, present research at academic conferences in Japan and other countries, and more.
Tsuyama's education and research system, in place for over 50 years with a view to training engineering personnel armed with proactive skills, has been acknowledged in academic as well as industry circles as a successful model for a technical school. In recognition of the effectiveness of our industrial training internationally, a number of other countries have adopted our system.
In the future, scientific research and the technology to apply it to real-life situations will take on increasing importance if we are to achieve the goals of the highspeed information communication society and the decarbonized society, and further to integrate these concepts with national strategy. The key concept is "Society 5.0." We have high expectations of our students that they will do their part for the future of our society, and we look forward to training junior high school students with ambitions to became engineers and researchers who wish to contribute to their home regions but at the same time are capable of working on the world stage. In closing, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to everyone who appreciates and supports our educational and research projects.
Education to cultivate creative engineers possessing scientific thinking and hands on abilities
On the basis of a solid science and technology foundation, interdisciplinary knowledge in applied technologies and problem solving ability, and acquisition of global perspectives, the program will cultivate human creative talent, rich in technological knowhow and ability.
On June 17, 1961, the School Education Act was modified to allow a new system of Colleges of Technology. They were established to instruct students in arts and science and prepare them as professionals in the field of technology. Unique to the education system, these colleges of technology admitted middle-school graduates (from 15 years of age) into a comprehensive five-year program.
On April 1, 1963, in accordance with the new act, our college was established: offering two classes in mechanical engineering and one in electrical engineering. The first classes were held in a building from the Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in Nikaimachi, Tsuyama, while the former Health Center in Tsubakikouge was used as a dormitory.
|April 20, 1963||Held an opening ceremony and the first enrollment ceremony.|
|April 3, 1964||Moved to the new school building.|
|April 1, 1966||An administrative organization system was put into place upon administrative reorganization, and the General Affairs Division and Financial Division were established.|
|November 15, 1966||Held a commemorative ceremony marking the inauguration of the building.|
|April 1, 1967||The Department of Metal Engineering was added as per Ministry of Education Ordinance No. 2 (ministerial ordinance for revising part of the enforcement regulations of the National School Establishment Law).|
|April 1, 1971||Established the Student Affairs Division upon administrative reorganization.|
|November 20, 1973||Held the 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|October 26, 1983||Held the 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|April 1, 1985||Began accepting international students.|
|April 1, 1986||Reorganized the Department of Metal Engineering into the Department of Computer and Information Engineering as per Ministry of Education Ordinance No. 12 (ministerial ordinance for revising part of the enforcement regulations of the National School Establishment Law).|
|April 8, 1986||Began accepting auditors.|
|April 8, 1988||Began accepting research students.|
|March 17, 1990||Held a commemoration ceremony for the closing of the Department of Metal Engineering.|
|April 1, 1991||Reorganized two classes under the Department of Mechanical Engineering into one class under the Department of Mechanical Engineering and one class under the Department of Electronics and Control Engineering as per Ministry of Education Ordinance No. 7 (ministerial ordinance for revising part of the enforcement regulations of the National School Establishment Law).|
|October 27, 1993||Held the 30th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|April 1, 1995||Established the Community Cooperation Center.|
|April 1, 1996||Established the Computer Applications and Support Center.|
|April 1, 1997||Established the Advanced Engineering Course (Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering and Advanced Electronic and Information System Engineering).|
|April 1, 2001||Established the Support Center for Education and Research.|
|April 1, 2003||Established the Collaboration Research Center of Technology (Discontinuation of the Community Cooperation Center).|
|April 1, 2003||Changed the name "Department of Electrical Engineering" to "Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering."|
|March 15, 2004||Published the 40th anniversary journal.|
|April 1, 2004||Transitioned to the National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College.|
|May 10, 2004||At the National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, two education programs, namely "Mechanical and Control System Engineering" and "Electronic and Information System Engineering" were accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) (year accreditation started: FY 2003).|
|April 1, 2006||Established a two-division, one-office system including the General Affairs Division, Student Affairs Division, and Community Collaboration/Public Relations Office upon administrative reorganization.|
|April 1, 2008||Changed to the two-division system consisting of the General Affairs Division and Student Affairs Division|
|August 1, 2009||Changed to the two-division, one-office system consisting of the General Affairs Division, Student Affairs Division, and the Promotion of Academic and Society Cooperation Office.|
|April 1, 2012||Established the General Support Center.|
|October 26, 2013||Held the 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|April 1, 2016||Integrated and reorganized four departments into the Department of Integrated Science and Technology.|
|April 1, 2016||Changed the name "Education Research Support Center" to "Technical Department."|
|October 3, 2016||Established the Tsuyama Innovation Center.|
|March 31, 2020||Discontinued the Dept.of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.|
|April 1, 2020||Established the International Exchange Center.|
|April 1, 2020||Changed the name "Office of the Promotion of Academic and Society Cooperation" to "Office for Academic Cooperation and international Planning".|
|March 31, 2021||Discontinued the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and the Dept. of Electronic Control Engineering|
|April 1, 2021||Changed the name "Office for Academic Cooperation and International Planning" to "Office for Planning and Cooperation"|
Admissions Policy and Approach on the Qualifications and Suitability of Candidates Tsuyama College imparts students with a foundation of basic science and a high degree of specialization. Students are trained in interdisciplinary skills to enable them delve into and offer specific solutions to a complex and diverse array of science and technology issues. The College also trains students to be compassionate individuals with a global perspective regarding their fellow human beings and the environment.
To achieve the above goals, we strive to admit individuals who:
Tsuyama College admits individuals who meet the criteria stipulated in our Admissions Policy, and who also exhibit high aspirations and a strong will to learn. The Tsuyama College admissions examination, which is designed to identify the kind of students we seek, is implemented in accordance with the following policy.
Students selected by recommendation must have a junior high school academic record equal to or better than a certain level, must write an essay (to help us evaluate their writing skills), and must appear for an interview (in order for us to evaluate their motivation regarding their goals, speci?cally their interest in monozukuri manufacturing and their view on doing their part for the local community; their level of interest in mathematics, science, and engineering; their ability to be creative and collaborate with others; their desire to manifest their potential in the world, etc.), and must be deemed a good ?t for our school in view of their junior high school all-around record.
Applicants applying by aptitude test must demonstrate the basic knowledge required to undertake the education provided at Tsuyama College. The test, which covers science, English, mathematics, Japanese, and social studies, is given in multiple-choice format. Students are evaluated comprehensively based on their test scores as well as their junior high school record. Mathematics and science questions aptitude test questions, as well as mathematics and science grades during junior high school, are weighed twice as heavily as other subjects.
We also have a special admissions system for students returning from abroad. Applicants must have an understanding of the educational principles of our School. Admission is based on aptitude test scores (science, English, mathematics, and Japanese), an interview, and the applicant?s junior high school all-around record.
Transfer student applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the School’s educational philosophy, and must also have the basic knowledge required to succeed in the School’s educational program. Applicants are evaluated based on aptitude test scores (English, mathematics, and an elective (to evaluate specialization)), an interview (in order for us to evaluate their motivation regarding their goal, specifically their interest in monozukuri manufacturing and their view on doing their part for the local community; their level of interest in mathematics, science, and engineering; their ability to be creative and collaborate with others, their desire to manifest their potential in the world, etc.), as well as their junior high school record.
|Admission Fee||84,600 yen|
|Tuition Fee||234,600 yen /year|
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TSUYAMA COLLEGE
624-1, Numa, Tsuyama-City, Okayama, Japan, 708-8509
Official Web Site
General Affairs Division phone : 24-8211 fax 24-8219， 24-9405
Student Affairs Division phone : 24-8292 fax 24-4403
Office for Academic Cooperation and International Planning phone 24-8217 fax 24-8406
Take the Chugoku Highway Bus at Osaka Station, to Tsuyama Station. :About 3 hrs
Take JR Tsuyama Line from Okayama Station, to Tsuyama Station. Express train: About 1hrs 10min
By taxi: About 15-20 minutes from Tsuyama station to Tsuyama college by taxi.
By city bus: Take a bus for Tsuyama-Sport Center, and get off at Nums Jukyoato-iriguchu stop. About 25 minutes