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.
Education to cultivate creative engineers possessing scientific thinking and hands on abilities
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.
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.
|April 20, 1963||Held an opening ceremony and the first enrollment ceremony.|
|April 3, 1964||Moved to the new school building.|
|April 1, 1966||An administrative organization system was put into place upon administrative reorganization, and the General Affairs Division and Financial Division were established.|
|November 15, 1966||Held a commemorative ceremony marking the inauguration of the building.|
|April 1, 1967||The 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, 1971||Established the Student Affairs Division upon administrative reorganization.|
|November 20, 1973||Held the 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|October 26, 1983||Held the 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|April 1, 1985||Began accepting international students.|
|April 1, 1986||Reorganized 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, 1986||Began accepting auditors.|
|April 8, 1988||Began accepting research students.|
|March 17, 1990||Held a commemoration ceremony for the closing of the Department of Metal Engineering.|
|April 1, 1991||Reorganized 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, 1993||Held the 30th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|April 1, 1995||Established the Community Cooperation Center.|
|April 1, 1996||Established the Computer Applications and Support Center.|
|April 1, 1997||Established the Advanced Engineering Course (Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering and Advanced Electronic and Information System Engineering).|
|April 1, 2001||Established the Support Center for Education and Research.|
|April 1, 2003||Established the Collaboration Research Center of Technology (Discontinuation of the Community Cooperation Center).|
|April 1, 2003||Changed the name “Department of Electrical Engineering” to “Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.”|
|March 15, 2004||Published the 40th anniversary journal.|
|April 1, 2004||Transitioned to the National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College.|
|May 10, 2004||At 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, 2006||Established 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, 2008||Changed to the two-division system consisting of the General Affairs Division and Student Affairs Division|
|August 1, 2009||Changed 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, 2012||Established the General Support Center.|
|October 26, 2013||Held the 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony.|
|April 1, 2016||Integrated and reorganized four departments into the Department of Integrated Science and Technology.|
|April 1, 2016||Changed the name “Education Research Support Center” to “Technical Department.”|
|October 3, 2016||Established the Tsuyama Innovation Center.|
National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College aims to educate students based on its educational philosophy. Accordingly, the College seeks applicants with the following characteristics.
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.
|Admission Fee||84,600 yen|
|Tuition Fee||234,600 yen /year|