The Undergraduate School of Engineering is a traditional undergraduate school where students examine the current state of, and issues associated with scientific technology aiming for coexistence between “people" and “society" and “nature" predicated on a scientifically and culturally expansive view. Student life is a process of identifying and extending your own strengths as much as possible, learning alongside rather than in competition with those around you. The School of Engineering provides an appropriate balance of knowledge and skills in the area of scientific technology, in an environment conducive to helping students to acquire practical approaches to issues in industry (or elsewhere) along with the ability to take action. Use this academic experience to make a future for yourself as a “science engineer."
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of, and desire to attain the educational objectives of the School of Engineering as follows:
Students learn how to use the language of chemistry to understand the complex mysteries of life, while acquiring a broad education and expansive outlook through a comprehensive program of bioscience research. Given the direct impact of biochemistry on life itself, research ethics in this field are subject to a great deal of scrutiny. In the Department of Applied Biochemistry, students are encouraged to develop an appropriate understanding of bioscience and adopt a professional outlook in regards to their responsibilities and ethical obligations with respect to valid usage. Through their studies of various subjects, students develop the ability to identify issues and devise strategies to address them.
Manufacturing is one of the key industries in Japan. The Department of Applied Chemistry teaches students how to evaluate and analyze things from a chemistry perspective. Modern society is faced with a range of issues that need to be addressed at the global level, such as dwindling resources, energy supply instability, and rising populations. In order to address these and other issues, the world needs chemical engineers and researchers with an expansive outlook and broad education who are capable of adapting flexibly as required.
The 21st century is a time when our lives are enhanced by optical and imaging technology. The Department of Optical and Imaging Science and Technology offers students the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology through direct engagement. We place a strong emphasis on individual instruction and student-led learning in order to develop engineers and talented people with the skills to be genuinely useful in society.
After graduation, graduates can work in areas such as product development at optical industry and imaging industry companies in Japan that are revered around the world. Or they can choose to pursue further study at graduate school level in order to develop more specialized engineering skills in research and development.
Nuclear engineering is an academic discipline that brings together knowledge from a wide range of fields including physics, chemistry and mathematics. Because the underlying technologies span a wide range of fields, it is known as a “general engineering" discipline. Given that the various problems that emerge in the nuclear field are closely related to humanity, engineers are required to possess a strong ethical framework and a broad outlook. The Department of Nuclear Engineering develops high-level nuclear engineers with the ability to analyze the nature of problems and analyze individual phenomena in order to develop comprehensive solutions.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering provides a choice of three components to suit your interests: electrical machinery, telecommunications and electronic devices. You can study a range of different areas including clean energy (such as solar power generation and fuel cells), electrical machinery technology (typically electric vehicles), cabled and wireless communication technology (as used in smartphones, the internet and broadcasting) and electronic circuits and devices and semiconductor technology (which are indispensable to all electronic devices). You will learn how to contribute to society with specialized knowledge acquired through a combination of lectures and experiments, as well as national qualifications in related areas.
The Department of Materials Science provides six distinct programs: Material Engineer (a Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) certified program), Superconductors and Functional Materials, Environmental Materials, Aerospace and Structural Materials, Biomaterials, and Jewels and Rare Metals. There are no maximum intake numbers for any of the programs, so every student is free to choose entry into their desired program. The curriculum covers the properties, functions and uses (and associated technologies) of a wide range of materials including metal materials, ceramics, macromolecular materials and carbon materials, and explores how to create new materials. In this way, the Department of Materials Science aims to produce experts who support technological innovation in the 21st century from a materials perspective.
Creating safe and comfortable spaces for people to live in requires knowledge in a wide range of areas for the purpose of investigating and analyzing a range of issues in areas such as the economy, energy and environmental restrictions, in addition to architectural knowledge and techniques. Creating new spaces also requires a high level of artistic ability. In addition to acquiring specialized knowledge and skills, students study a wide range of components other than architecture and become specialists in creating ideal architectural spaces from a comprehensive perspective.
In the Department of Civil Engineering, students study technologies for the design and construction of facilities vital to urban life, such as roads, bridges, water supplies and sewerage systems; the technology of disaster prevention for building resilience into national public facilities to boost resistance to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes; and the technology of environmental conservation, typically recycling, water quality and soil purification. In order to ensure that graduates have the skills to perform in a wide range of sectors, including national and local government as well as the private-sector construction industry, the Department of Civil Engineering seeks to develop the capacity for insight into society and nature in addition to specialized knowledge, along with the capacity to create the well-designed urban spaces required in the new age.
Students can study three components: Robot Mechatronics, which investigates robot movement mechanisms and intelligent operating systems; Micro and Nanotechnology, which looks at the precision and ultra-precision technology in the world of the infinitesimal; and Medical and Manufacturing, which explores the key technologies used to make things. Students analyze recent spectacular advances in robotics engineering, nanotechnology and other forms of cutting-edge precision machinery engineering technology and become experts in precision devices that open up Japanese industry.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Mechanical Design program for mechanical system design engineers, which teaches knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas at global standards, and a Mechanical Applications program, which is designed for those seeking careers as mechanical engineers who want to pursue more in-depth study in a particular field. Students must choose one of these programs when they reach their third year. The Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to produce mechanical engineers equipped with specialized knowledge in their respective fields along with the ability to independently identify and resolve issues, and the skills to produce new machines.
The Department of Prime Mover Engineering offers unique classes that are not found at other universities, such as Race Car Engineering and Race Management Engineering. With comprehensive tuition and small class sizes starting from the first year, students can be assured of receiving an excellent grounding in the fundamentals. By proceeding systematically to application, students develop the ability to solve problems creatively to enable them to pursue mechanical engineering and contribute to industry growth and development. In the future, the Department of Prime Mover Engineering is committed to producing engineers who can build the future by performing in Japan and abroad.
The Aerospace course at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics encompasses three domains: the Aeronautical Engineering component, which covers a wide range of peripheral technologies associated with aircrafts; the Aerospace Engineering component, which is linked directly to skills associated with space development; and the Space Environment Science component, which teaches the scientific interpretation of natural phenomena. Development relating to space requires the ability to independently identify issues and then work together with others to resolve them, in addition to a wide range of knowledge and design technology. Students develop these skills through experiments and exercises, with a view to performing in the science and technology field.
Tokai University has a history dating back to 1943 when it began as an air science vocational college. When launched in April 2006, the airline pilot training program in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics was the first aviation course to be offered at university level in Japan. In their second and third years, students transfer to University of North Dakota in the United States to undertake 15 months of flight training at the Tokai University Flight Training Center. Students who exhibit the requisite level of aviation knowledge and excellent piloting skills and have completed the required level of experience will be granted pilot qualifications while still at university. The Aviation course can help you to realize your dream of becoming an airline pilot.
Modern health care involves the use of a variety of equipment and machinery. In order to effectively utilize such advanced medical equipment and machinery, it is necessary to be in possession of both medical and engineering knowledge. Biomedical engineering is the academic discipline that was born in the interstices of medicine and engineering. At the Department of Biomedical Engineering, students learn all about advanced medical equipment and machinery and acquire the knowledge and skills for using it correctly. We work hard to produce clinical engineers and medical technicians who are capable of leading medical teams in clinical settings and are able to respond flexibly to advances in medical equipment.