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Educational Philosophy of the College of Engineering and Design *Scheduled for re-organization in April, 2017

The goal of the College of Engineering and Design is to cultivate individuals with skills of creativity in manufacturing that appeals to human sensibilities, informed by a background in engineering knowledge and techniques. We also foster the kind of expertise across multiple fields that is in demand in the industrial sector, as demonstrated, for example, by the need for knowledge and skills in electrical, mechanical, electronic, and information engineering in the field of robot development.
The College has two academic clusters organized around the keyword of "design." One of our additional goals is use education that integrates these two clusters in order to cultivate design capabilities from a broad range of social and industrial perspectives. We aim to produce engineers with applied and analytical abilities that extend beyond pure knowledge, as well as those who can comprehend and give practical shape to creative manufacturing from a consumer’s or user’s perspective.

Learning Content and Curriculum of the College of Engineering and Design

In today’s society, it is crucial to re-assess and formulate manufacturing from a consumer’s perspective. What is required is design capability that generates a “worldview” of the product as a whole, rather than simply the technical elements of each component. In this context, engineers at the front lines of manufacturing are required to develop a combination of design capabilities including creative, schematic, conceptual, and planning skills. It its two academic clusters, the College of Engineering and Design strives for compelling manufacturing approaches that inspire people.
In addition to the specialized courses offered in each cluster, we operate a common curriculum with a variety of distinctive offerings including courses designed to cultivate perception such as theories of form, color, and design history, and courses that connect technology and people, such as human engineering, behavioral science, and cognitive psychology. We make the most of our central city campus location in order to deliver practice-oriented education including experiences such as internships and projects in cooperation with manufacturing firms.

The incremental curricular structure outlined below is designed to strengthen students’ foundational knowledge and deepen their specialist abilities in their preferred directions.

First Year:
Learn the approaches that form the basis of design engineering, and discover your aptitudes in the course of a range of practical exercises.
Second Year:
Study common specialized knowledge in your cluster, and develop fundamental skills through practical exercises.
Third Year:
Acquire specialized knowledge and cultivate integrated practical skills through studies centered on practical training, exercises, and experiments.
Fourth Year:
Pursue your graduation research within a research laboratory.

Product Design

Product Design

Sensory Interaction Design

Sensory Interaction Design

Motion Control

Motion Control

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Cluster of Production and Product Design
Cluster of Production and Product Design

Creating attractive products through technology and design across the entire spectrum of product development from planning to production

This cluster cultivates individuals versed in product design methods, processes, and the latest production technologies. The curriculum covers design technologies including universal design, sustainable design, and emotional design, as well as CAD/CAM, materials engineering, molding processes and management, and other production technologies.

Cluster of Robotics and Information Design
Cluster of Robotics and Information Design

Design and technology for the development of all types of information-related products and services

Our curriculum cultivates individuals to work in fields including information design, software design, and mechatronics design. Students pursue studies in information design technologies such as graphics and user interfaces; information processing technologies such as programming and software; and robotic technologies such as mechatronics and motion control.

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