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ISOYAMA Takeshi, President

ISOYAMA Takeshi, President

The National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, was founded in 1963 as a higher education institution for training practical and creative engineers. More than 7,000 students have studied in the rich natural surroundings and tranquil environment of the college, and these graduates are highly valued in various areas of industry and local communities. The integrated five-year program aimed at junior high school graduates features a curriculum that emphasizes experiments and practical training in addition to conventional lectures, and it allows students to efficiently study a well-balanced mix of general and specialized subjects.

Our college aims to develop people who, in addition to possessing a high level of expertise based on a solid foundation in basic science, can work across different disciplines, are able to explore specific problems and offer solutions concerning increasingly complex and diverse technology, and are compassionate human beings with a global perspective on people and the environment. In 2016, the existing specializations of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, electronics and control engineering, and computer and information engineering were reorganized and integrated into the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, with the addition of basic science courses such as biology and chemistry. In this department, students can acquire skills in different fields and gain a robust understanding of the basic science that underlies them all. This is expected to greatly expand employment opportunities for graduates.

The five-year curriculum system of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology admits 160 students each year. The two-year Advanced Engineering Program is comprised of the Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering Program and the Advanced Electronic and Information System Engineering Program, and eight students are admitted to each of these two programs every year. An associate degree is awarded upon graduation from the regular program, while a bachelor's degree, equivalent to a university degree, is awarded upon graduation from the advanced program. Graduates can choose various career paths, such as transferring to a university after graduating from the regular program or going on to graduate school after the advanced program.

As a hub for promoting international exchange and education at National Institutes of Technology in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of Japan, Tsuyama College is currently engaged in global education and international training in cooperation with affiliated universities overseas, including sending Japanese students abroad and receiving international students. We also promote activities that develop students’ qualities as practical and creative engineers who will be engaged in science and technology in the future, including collaborative industry-academia-government education in cooperation with corporate enterprises, liberal arts education through extracurricular activities, participation in contests such as Robocon, and research presentations at academic conferences in Japan and overseas. Our engineering education program has been accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) and meets global educational standards.

Technologies such as AI and ICT will continue to progress in the future. We hope that studying at Tsuyama College will enable our graduates to flourish in this era as talented professionals with robust academic skills, technical competences, and creativity.
We hope that you will continue to appreciate and support the research and educational activities of our college.

Educational Concept Mottos and Target Educational Objectives

Educational Concept Mottos and Target

Education to cultivate creative engineers possessing scientific thinking and hands on abilities

Autonomy・Creation・Cooperation

On the basis of a solid science and technology foundation, interdisciplinary knowledge in applied technologies and problem solving ability, and acquisition of global perspectives, the program will cultivate human creative talent, rich in technological knowhow and ability.

Educational Objectives

  • Cultivate human creative talent, rich in practical abilities
  • Acquire basic science and technical knowledge
  • Acquire deep foundation knowledge of the major subject area
  • Develop multi-disciplinary ability
  • Attain a global perspective and understanding of social development
  • Develop problem solving ability
  • Develop communication and presentation abilities

History and Outline

Outline

On June 17, 1961, the School Education Act was modified to allow a new system of Colleges of Technology. They were established to instruct students in arts and science and prepare them as professionals in the field of technology. Unique to the education system, these colleges of technology admitted middle-school graduates (from 15 years of age) into a comprehensive five-year program.

On April 1, 1963, in accordance with the new act, our college was established: offering two classes in mechanical engineering and one in electrical engineering. The first classes were held in a building from the Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in Nikaimachi, Tsuyama, while the former Health Center in Tsubakikouge was used as a dormitory.

History

April 20, 1963Held an opening ceremony and the first enrollment ceremony.
April 3, 1964Moved to the new school building.
April 1, 1966An administrative organization system was put into place upon administrative reorganization, and the General Affairs Division and Financial Division were established.
November 15, 1966Held a commemorative ceremony marking the inauguration of the building.
April 1, 1967The Department of Metal Engineering was added as per Ministry of Education Ordinance No. 2 (ministerial ordinance for revising part of the enforcement regulations of the National School Establishment Law).
April 1, 1971Established the Student Affairs Division upon administrative reorganization.
November 20, 1973Held the 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
October 26, 1983Held the 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
April 1, 1985Began accepting international students.
April 1, 1986Reorganized the Department of Metal Engineering into the Department of Computer and Information Engineering as per Ministry of Education Ordinance No. 12 (ministerial ordinance for revising part of the enforcement regulations of the National School Establishment Law).
April 8, 1986Began accepting auditors.
April 8, 1988Began accepting research students.
March 17, 1990Held a commemoration ceremony for the closing of the Department of Metal Engineering.
April 1, 1991Reorganized two classes under the Department of Mechanical Engineering into one class under the Department of Mechanical Engineering and one class under the Department of Electronics and Control Engineering as per Ministry of Education Ordinance No. 7 (ministerial ordinance for revising part of the enforcement regulations of the National School Establishment Law).
October 27, 1993Held the 30th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
April 1, 1995Established the Community Cooperation Center.
April 1, 1996Established the Computer Applications and Support Center.
April 1, 1997Established the Advanced Engineering Course (Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering and Advanced Electronic and Information System Engineering).
April 1, 2001Established the Support Center for Education and Research.
April 1, 2003Established the Collaboration Research Center of Technology (Discontinuation of the Community Cooperation Center).
April 1, 2003Changed the name “Department of Electrical Engineering” to “Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.”
March 15, 2004Published the 40th anniversary journal.
April 1, 2004Transitioned to the National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College.
May 10, 2004At the National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, two education programs, namely “Mechanical and Control System Engineering” and “Electronic and Information System Engineering” were accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) (year accreditation started: FY 2003).
April 1, 2006Established a two-division, one-office system including the General Affairs Division, Student Affairs Division, and Community Collaboration/Public Relations Office upon administrative reorganization.
April 1, 2008Changed to the two-division system consisting of the General Affairs Division and Student Affairs Division
August 1, 2009Changed to the two-division, one-office system consisting of the General Affairs Division, Student Affairs Division, and the Promotion of Academic and Society Cooperation Office.
April 1, 2012Established the General Support Center.
October 26, 2013Held the 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
April 1, 2016Integrated and reorganized four departments into the Department of Integrated Science and Technology.
April 1, 2016Changed the name “Education Research Support Center” to “Technical Department.”
October 3, 2016Established the Tsuyama Innovation Center.

Admission Policy

National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College aims to educate students based on its educational philosophy. Accordingly, the College seeks applicants with the following characteristics.

  • Those having an interest in craftsmanship and manufacturing; wishing to contribute to society and the regional community
  • Those having an interest in math, science, and engineering, and wishing to study these fields in depth
  • Those with ideas who wish to turn their ideas into reality, and who can cooperate with others to achieve these ends
  • Those who want to exercise their abilities, not only in Japan, but globally

Thus Tsuyama College seeks to admit students who have a strong will to learn and think, and who will actively engage in the educational program. To select students possessing these characteristics, Tsuyama College administers entrance exams in the following two forms.

  • Entrance examination by recommendation. Students who in junior high school maintained consistently high grades may be recommended, and based on an essay and interview, suitable candidates will be selected.
  • Academic ability entrance exam. Candidates who understand the educational philosophy of Tsuyama College may be admitted to the school based on consideration of the results of the entrance examination and the grades they achieved in junior high school.

Tuition Fees

Admission Fee84,600 yen
Tuition Fee234,600 yen /year
(*Expenses for textbooks and materials are not included.)

Contact

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TSUYAMA COLLEGE

Address
624-1,Numa,Tsuyama-City,Okayama,Japan,708-8509

HP
http://www.tsuyama-ct.ac.jp/
http://www2.tsuyama-ct.ac.jp/

Phone
TEL.0868-24-8200
General Affairs Division phone 24-8211 fax 24-8219, 24-9405
Student Affairs Division phone 24-8292 fax 24-4403
Office of the promotion of Academic and Society Cooperation phone 24-8217 fax 24-8406