Develops each student’s ability to become independent and advance toward a bright future
Holistic education is the primary educational principle of the School of Science and Technology. The goal is to develop engineers and researchers with a broad perspective, accurate judgement, and flexible creativity by combining high quality education in science and technology. To this end, a unique curriculum and class system has been established in the following subject areas: departmental specialized subjects, integrated culture, foreign languages, health and physical education, basic science, common basic specialized subjects, multidisciplinary specialized subjects, and specialized subjects for the teaching profession. Listed below are the two main characteristics of the School:
Class system that promotes interaction among students and ensures each student’s academic success
The School offers foreign language and health and physical education classes in small cross-departmental groups to promote small-group education and interchanges among students across departments. Moreover, basic subjects of mathematics, physics, and chemistry are offered in the following three types of classes to ensure each student’s academic success: standard class, basic class with closer care and attention, and advanced class for higher level of learning.
Unique and interdisciplinary seminars in integrated culture
These seminars are geared for freshmen and sophomores and offer discussion-based classes in various fields, where students can build and enjoy close ties with classmates and instructors.
About the JABEE
The Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) was established for the purpose of having an external institution evaluate and accredit programs for education of engineers conducted at universities and other institutions of higher education. It makes a fair assessment as to whether programs meet the benchmarks required by society as a whole, and evaluates and accredits those that do.
The objectives of accreditation of engineering education programs are as follows.
・ Accreditation of engineering education programs in universities in the spheres of science, technology, and agricultural science based on unified criteria, and assurance of the international parity of engineering education in Japan through the resulting increase in education quality.
・ Positioning as standard basic education for engineers, and contribution to the advancement of society and industry by functioning as a foundation for the development of engineers with internationally applicable skills.
The JABEE announces programs that meet its accreditation criteria. The point of this announcement is also to inform society at large that the students completing the accredited programs have received the education required for future employment in engineering work etc.
JABEE-accredited engineering education programs
The programs of education in the following two departments of the School of Science and Technology have received evaluation and accreditation by the JABEE. In addition, the graduates of these programs can be issued a "JABEE Accredited Program Certificate of Completion". With these certificates, they can be exempt from primary exams for national licensing as a Professional Engineer, and be registered as an "Associate Professional Engineer".
・ Department of Mechanical Engineering (mechanical and related engineering fields)
※Department of Mechanical Engineering Informatics has ended certification in March 2022.
・ Department of Architecture/International Program in Architecture and Urban Design(I-AUD),Architecture and Urbanism Program(Engineering Program at Bachelor level / Architectural and Architectural Engineering Education Program at Bachelor and Master level)
Department of Mechanical Engineering JABEE-accredited program for education of engineers
Department of Architecture / International Program in Architecture and Urban Design(I-AUD),Architecture and Urbanism Program