A Well-Rounded Education with a Specialized Research and Educational Focus
The Graduate School of Engineering offers five master's courses covering a broad range of engineering disciplines. Each course has a specialized and dedicated curriculum that serves as the basis for research and educational training.
While the primary focus is on the acquisition of specialized knowledge and research skills, the five courses are also designed to provide a well-rounded education based on accurate understanding of historical developments, international considerations and ethical perspectives to prepare students to face environmental issues on a global scale. As part of the Tokai University commitment to developing global citizens capable of engaging directly on the international stage, students are encouraged to present to international academic societies and are given opportunities to submit coursework in English.
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Shaping the Future in the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Mixed with Innovation and Tradition
Industrial production and social interactions, and indeed virtually all forms of human activity in today's modern world, are utterly dependent on electrical and electronic technology. This same technology can also play a key role in the preservation and rehabilitation of environmental degradation here on earth and in near space caused by human activity. Meanwhile, due to explosive popularization and advancement of internet and other digital networks, meanwhile, they now constitute a vital component of public infrastructure.
Recent years have seen the emergence of increasingly specialized electrical and electronic engineering courses at the graduate school level. Tokai University however has decided to revert a conventional broad-based approach in order to provide a more well-rounded education for engineers. The re-established Course of Electrical and Electronic Engineering combines previous courses in electrical and electronics systems, electro photo optics and information science and engineering to provide an engineering perspective on a range of different fields including electrics, electronic, information science, communications, photo optics, imaging, control, bioengineering and medical science. By fusing traditional academic structures with various innovative technologies, the course generates valuable new understandings in interdisciplinary research and teaching outcomes.
The curriculum is designed to cultivate a broad scholarship across a range of disciplines together with deep knowledge in specific areas. Students will acquire adaptive innovation and a broad outlook, along with high-level specialized expertise suitable for practical applications, the wisdom to identify the universal and substantive elements of a dynamically changing world, and the ability to accurately define and address the relevant challenges of the day. The course also provides a sound ethical foundation through the study of engineering ethics, intellectual property rights and English language skills, along with a broad international perspective.
Comprehensive Knowledge Base in Specialized Fields for the Technicians of Tomorrow
The Course of Applied Science covers a broad range of expertise along with in-depth studies in specific fields such as biochemistry, applied chemistry, nuclear engineering, and metallurgical and materials engineering. Students learn how to identify the salient issues and challenges in applied physics and chemistry and how to design appropriate strategies and solutions. The course aims to produce researchers and technicians, equipped not only with knowledge and techniques, but with advanced theoretical and practical skills complemented by a broad world view, an understanding of historical developments and an appreciation of the human dimensions. Graduates will exhibit highly innovative research capabilities, excellent communication and presentation skills and a broad-minded global outlook.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study and an appreciation of the learning objectives with respect to the fields of biochemistry, applied chemistry, nuclear engineering and metallurgical and materials engineering, as well as high-level creative research skills, communication and presentation skills, a global outlook and an understanding and appreciation of environmental issues.
Specialist Engineers Conversant in All Aspects of Construction
The Course of Architecture and Civil Engineering provides high-level teaching and research to equip students with the ability to identify and design solutions for issues in architecture and civil engineering while at the same time preparing them for the workforce with theoretical and practical expertise. The modern construction industry is characterized by rapid technical advancement, globalization forces and evolving market demands, so it is important to not just be fully rounded in technical skills, but exhibit social flexibility as a person with a rich human nature.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study and an appreciation of the learning objectives with respect to the fields of architecture and civil engineering. Along with advanced expertise, students will acquire the ability to design solutions that are relevant at the global level as well as a strong work ethic.
Machinery Design, from Micromachines to Space Stations
The primary aim of the Course of Mechanical Engineering is to produce engineers and researchers with the innovation and adaptability needed to pursue research and development in a wide range of fields. Students will gain a broad sense of the role of engineering through a combination of theoretical study and practical research in fields such as thermal and flud engineering, materials and process engineering, mechanical and control engineering, and aeronautical engineering. Students will also acquire information process analysis (IPA) and experimental measurement skills, furthermore, the ability to communicate information to the world, accompanied by international perspective and rich human nature.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study; an appreciation of the learning objectives with respect to the fields of thermal and hydraulic engineering, materials and process engineering, mechanical and control engineering, and aeronautical engineering; a solid academic grounding to be able to contribute to technical developments, along with specialized expertise in the relevant areas; and an ability to engage effectively on the international stage.
Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Combining Medicine and Engineering
Biomedical engineering is a relatively new field that combines the academic disciplines of medicine and engineering. Biomedical engineering is further subdivided into two areas: medical engineering, where engineering principles such as logic, technology, machinery and systems are applied to medical science to promote life science research and developments in medical technology, and bioengineering, which seeks to map the complex and intricate mechanisms and functions of living organisms onto industrial products and systems.
The modern health care sector is characterized by rapid advancements in technology, particularly with respect to engineering, but at the same time is faced with a myriad of challenges such as shrinking budgets, declining birthrates, the aging population, the pressures of globalization, and new questions around bioethics. Meanwhile, the sector is also moving towards a stronger focus on supporting individual responsibility for personal health, such as prevention strategies, hygiene, and welfare. Biomedical engineering is considered a potential solution to many of these challenges.
The Course of Biomedical Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of the field of biomedical engineering and advanced research into associated applications, educating professionals and researchers equipped with highly specialized skills. In addition to expertise and technique, students will acquire a broad-based perspective and comprehensive decision-making skills required to assume leadership roles in the health care sector.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study and an appreciation of the learning objectives, particularly with respect to usage of biomedical engineering in creating advanced medical equipment and devices for the health care sector as a means to be able to contribute in solving various challenges in the modern medical care, and displaying leadership in engaging directly and indirectly with medical institutions and the private sector.