The School of Industrial and Welfare Engineering teaches the latest cutting-edge technology for realizing safe and secure social infrastructure. Comprising two departments, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Medical Care and Welfare Engineering, the School of Industrial and Welfare Engineering develops fundamental communication skills through English language instruction and small-group communication exercises. The curriculum covers advanced technology in the fields of electronics, information and health care, as well as practical skills for performing effectively in the real world. Equipped with an extensive range of environmental measuring equipment and medical equipment and devices, the School of Industrial and Welfare Engineering provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge through experiments and exercises and pursue research such as the development of new devices and robots.
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 Industrial and Welfare Engineering as follows. The School offers specialization in the following fields: green energy, next-generation robots, information engineering, plant production engineering, clinical engineering and medical information. The School of Industrial and Welfare Engineering teaches students the technologies of industrial and welfare engineering, which are indispensable to fields that ensure safety and security, such as energy, robotics, food, and health and welfare. These fields will become increasingly important in the next generation. Students will be trained in a wide range of applied fields to become engineers with the practical competencies who can contribute to the development of humankind and society and to the advancement of these fields.
Studies undertaken at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can be applied to a wide range of fields, including electrics, electronics and information. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of these fields, along with a combination of specializations in four fields: “information engineering field," “green energy field," “next-generation robotics field" and “plant production engineering field." Classes are based on an active learning approach, where students are expected to think and act of their own volition rather than passively absorb information. Problem-based learning (PBL) classes use projects to develop problem-solving skills and practical competencies that can be used in society.
The Department of Medical Care and Welfare Engineering produces “engineers who save lives" by applying an engineering approach to provide assistance in medical settings through the operation, maintenance and servicing of medical equipment such as artificial dialysis and heart-lung machines. The curriculum combines medicine and engineering aspects and is geared towards preparing students for the Clinical Engineer national qualification exam. Graduates also acquire engineering skills and data analysis expertise for the purpose of building hospital data systems, and can obtain qualifications as medical information engineers working on the frontline of medical engineering technology.