Department of Mechanical Engineering

Development of rocket engine
Development of rocket engine
Visualization of automobile wind drag
Visualization of automobile wind drag

Mechanical engineering is pertinent to all fields and all kinds of human endeavors that support human life now and in the future: everything we take for granted in our surroundings, such as sophisticated electronic machines, automobiles, industrial machines and robots, all depend for their operation on mechanical engineering. In this department, students learn the basics of mechanical engineering such as strength of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and mechanical dynamics, and they also learn design and manufacturing technology, by grasping principles and using their acquired knowhow to master practical knowledge and technology for solving important problems.
The students are divided among "advanced" and "basic" courses, and focus their studies from the second year onward according to their future goals. The advanced course is an educational program accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education, certificated by the Washington accord, and aims to develop engineers who can excel at research and development, by training their design ability. In the basic course, future engineers learn fundamental methods by studying practical designs and current manufacturing know-how. By solving numerous design problems, students develop expertise in the use of 3-D CAD technology. During their research for graduation, students strive to explore the leading edge of technical improvements, to discover something that may be profoundly important, and develop sophisticated solutions to complex problems, such as the development of high-performance robots.

Graduate Course in Mechanical Engineering

The course is divided into the following four fields to give students the opportunity to systematically research all aspects of mechanical engineering. Each field provides lectures and oversees its own research.

  1. Strength of Materials: Material Design, Functional Materials, Experimental Mechanics
  2. Machinery System Design and Production: Material Processing, Precision Engineering, Astronautics, Aeronautics, Automotive
  3. Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics: Heat Transport Phenomena, Mathematical Fluids, Turbomachinery, Internal Combustion Engines
  4. Measurement and Control Systems: Intelligent Systems and Control, Vibration, Sensing Technology, Robotics, Machine and Robot Systems

Master students belong to each field and may supplement their regular lectures with other lectures in mathematics, foreign languages, and other fields. Students will be chiefly involved in the research and development section in their chosen field.