Department of Integrated Science and Technology

Diploma Policy of Department of Integrated Science and Technology

In order to nurture talented graduates, the Department of Integrated Science and Technology has established a common curriculum along with 4 fields of study (Programs) that provide foundational and specialized training in order to achieve the educational goals specified below, and awards students who complete the required units with the degree of Associate Bachelor.

  • Based on the skills and knowledge acquired, the student is able to cooperate actively and effectively with other people to solve concrete problems. (Human Relations)
  • The student has acquired the knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. that form the foundation of engineering. (Foundational academic ability)
  • The student has acquired specialized knowledge as well as foundational knowledge in the field. (Specialized knowledge)
  • The student has acquired the ability to apply knowledge and solve problems that draw upon multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge, and can collaborate with engineers in other fields. (Multi-disciplinary ability)
  • The student has acquired knowledge of international communications and cultural differences, and can contribute to global society. (Internationalism)
  • The student is actively seeking answers for complex and diverse scientific and technological problems, and has acquired the ability to present concrete solutions for these problems. (Ability to take action)
  • The student has acquired the ability to correctly organize and present research carried out, and to work effectively and collaborate with others. (Self-expressive power)

Curriculum Policy of Department of Integrated Science and Technology

In order to achieve the specified learning and educational outcomes, the Department of Integrated Science and Technology provides a systematic curriculum composed of Common subjects for all students, Foundation science and technology subjects (Common foundation subjects for all majors, Required foundation subjects for each major), Specialized elective program subjects for majors, Interdisciplinary subjects, as well as Specialized elective program subjects for all students. Common subjects for all students are positioned to achieve goal

  • cultivation of human creative talent, rich in practical hands-on abilities. The Foundation science and technology subjects common for all majors are positioned to achieve goal
  • acquiring solid basic science and engineering knowledge. The Foundation science and technology subjects mandatory for each major are positioned to achieve goal
  • acquiring deep foundation knowledge of the major subject area. The Specialized elective program for each major, of which there are two program choices for each major, are positioned to further develop goal
  • above, by achieving a deep knowledge of specialized areas. Interdisciplinary subjects, for all students, are positioned to achieve goal
  • developing expertise in diverse fields of science and technology. Specialized elective program subjects for all majors, of which there are three choices: the International communications program, the Regional innovation program, and the Medical and social welfare program, are designed to achieve goal
  • attaining a global perspective and understanding of social development. Goal
  • developing problem solving ability, as well as goal
  • developing communication and presentation abilities, are achieved through Problem Based Learning (PBL) methods in the Interdisciplinary subjects, Foundational science and technology subjects for each major, and through the graduation research.

The above mentioned Foundation science and technology subjects for each major and Specialized elective program for each major are designed to cultivate deep knowledge and technical skills for students in each major.

Department of Integrated Science and Technology

Diploma Policy of Advanced Science Program

Under the diploma policy of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, students pursue the common and specialized education of the Advanced Science Program, thereby acquiring the foundational and specialized abilities listed below, and upon completion of the units required receive the degree of Associate Bachelor.

  • Based on the skills and knowledge acquired of Advanced Science, the student can work actively and effectively with other engineers. (Human relations).
  • The student has acquired the knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. that form the foundation of engineering. (Foundational academic ability)
  • The student has acquired specialized as well as foundational knowledge in Advanced Science to apply in fields such as Mathematics, Physical and Materials Sciences, and Life Science. (Specialized academic knowledge)
  • The student has acquired the ability to apply knowledge and solve problems that draw upon multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge, and can collaborate with engineers in other fields. (Multi-disciplinary ability)
  • The student has acquired knowledge of international communications and cultural differences, and can contribute to global society. (Internationalism)
  • The student is actively seeking answers for complex and diverse scientific and technological problems, and has acquired the ability to present concrete solutions for these problems. (Ability to take action)
  • The student has acquired the ability to correctly organize and present research carried out, and to work effectively and collaborate with others. (Self-expressive power)

Curriculum Policy of Department of Advanced Science Program

Advanced Science students study science not only for clarifying natural phenomena but also to use for our lives and industries. For example, electronic devices produced by electronic engineering based on quantum mechanics, and materials and products that support the clothing, food and housing industries developed through chemistry. Then there is the spectacular application of biotechnology to regenerative medicine. Still more, the structure and composition of the universe has been studied by astrophysics, astronomy, etc., while the scientific technique expressed by mathematics and natural sciences have been mutually influencing each other.

Thus the Advanced Science Program aims to train engineers/researchers rich in achievements in physical sciences and technical skill. To that end, we set up the slogan "Science education with a broad range from life to space", which indicates a curriculum that uses mathematics, physical science, chemistry, life science, etc. to teach integrated and multi-disciplinary science and fundamental engineering. In the lower grades, students acquire fundamental knowledge of science by studying mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer use. Additionally, Project-based Learning (PBL) courses are implemented to stimulate students’ motivation for natural sciences. In the upper grades, students choose between the Mathematics and Physical Science Program that specializes in mathematics and physics, or the Life Science Program that specializes in chemistry and biology. In the Life Science Program, subjects in the field of biology are also offered considering that they will be easier to learn. Whichever one is selected, students will deepen their expertise in their specialty area.

Mechanical System Program

Diploma Policy of Mechanical Systems Program

Under the diploma policy of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, students pursue the common and specialized education of the Mechanical Systems Program, thereby acquiring the foundational and specialized abilities listed below, and upon completion of the units required receive the degree of Associate Bachelor.

  • Based on the skills and knowledge acquired of Mechanical Systems, the student can work actively and effectively with other engineers. (Human relations).
  • The student has acquired the knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. that form the foundation of engineering. (Foundational academic ability)
  • The student has acquired specialized as well as foundational knowledge in Mechanical Engineering to apply in fields such as Mechanical Design and Robotics. (Specialized academic knowledge)
  • The student has acquired the ability to apply knowledge and solve problems that draw upon multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge, and can collaborate with engineers in other fields. (Multi-disciplinary ability)
  • The student has acquired knowledge of international communications and cultural differences, and can contribute to global society. (Internationalism)
  • The student is actively seeking answers for complex and diverse scientific and technological problems, and has acquired the ability to present concrete solutions for these problems. (Ability to take action)
  • The student has acquired the ability to correctly organize and present research carried out, and to work effectively and collaborate with others. (Self-expressive power)

Curriculum Policy of Mechanical Systems Program

Mechanical engineering is the core technology that supports industry and has created various mechanical systems to realize a rich society, in cooperation with the electric and information fields. On the other hand, as a result of neglected harmony with nature, problems such as global warming and air pollution have arisen as a result of development. Thus we must realize a prosperous and sustainable society under the various restrictions facing us now, such as the energy problem, the declining birthrate and the aging population. For that reason, comprehensive development through further deepening and integration with other fields is indispensable for mechanical engineering, and it is necessary for engineers to have a broad perspective to see the whole system.

In the Mechanical Systems Program, we set up a curriculum that enables students to deeply learn about problems and solutions by fusing the essence of mechanical systems with other technical fields, aiming at "training the mechanical systems engineers responsible for the next generation industrial society". Students therefore study mechanical engineering and the science that supports it through multidisciplinary methods. Based on the knowledge of basic science from the lower grades, students acquire knowledge of mechanical design and materials science, as well as basic mechanical subjects. In the upper grades, students acquire knowledge of mechanics, measurement, and control systems from the point of view of dynamics theory, and then choose between the Mechanical Design program focusing on manufacturing processes, or the Robotics program focusing on a wide knowledge of control and information fields and mechatronics. Whichever one is selected, students will deepen their expertise in their specialty area.

Electric and Electronic System Program

Diploma Policy of Electrical and Electronic Systems Program

Under the diploma policy of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, students pursue the common and specialized education of the Electrical and Electronic Systems Program, thereby acquiring the foundational and specialized abilities listed below, and upon completion of the units required receive the degree of Associate Bachelor.

  • Based on the skills and knowledge acquired of Electrical and Electronic Systems, the student can work actively and effectively with other engineers. (Human relations).
  • The student has acquired the knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. that form the foundation of engineering. (Foundational academic ability)
  • The student has acquired specialized as well as foundational knowledge in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to apply in fields such as Electronics or Environmental Energy. (Specialized academic knowledge)
  • The student has acquired the ability to apply knowledge and solve problems that draw upon multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge, and can collaborate with engineers in other fields. (Multi-disciplinary ability)
  • The student has acquired knowledge of international communications and cultural differences, and can contribute to global society. (Internationalism)
  • The student is actively seeking answers for complex and diverse scientific and technological problems, and has acquired the ability to present concrete solutions for these problems. (Ability to take action)
  • The student has acquired the ability to correctly organize and present research carried out, and to work effectively and collaborate with others. (Self-expressive power)

Curriculum Policy of Electrical and Electronic Systems Program

The energy sources (power source, heat source, etc.) used by human beings have long been derived from natural phenomenon (fire, wind, flow of water). Steam engines were put to practical use in the 18th century, and then developed into internal combustion engines. Along with that, energy has also changed from solid fuel (such as coal) to liquid fuel (such as petroleum). When electricity was understood and a stable supply became available, use of electricity gradually became an important source of power (electric motors, etc.). Now, with electronics based on quantum mechanics and the remarkable development of electronics technology such as semiconductors, electricity has become indispensable for telecommunications and systems control.

In the Electrical and Electronic Systems Program, we have set up a curriculum that enables students to learn and solve problems by fusing the essence of the electric and electronic systems field with other technical fields, aiming at "training engineers who are responsible for the environmental energy and electronics society". Students therefore study electrical and electronic engineering and the science that supports it through multi-disciplinary methods. Based on the knowledge of basic science learned in the lower grades, students acquire knowledge of electric circuits, digital engineering, electromagnetics, etc. In the upper grades students acquire knowledge of power generation engineering, electronic circuits, etc., and choose between the Environmental Energy Program, which aims at creating environmentally friendly energy, or the Electronics Program, which aims at creating electronics for an advanced and convenient society. Whichever one is selected, students will deepen their expertise in their specialty area.

Communication and Information System Program

Diploma Policy of Communication and Information Systems Program

Under the diploma policy of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, students pursue the common and specialized education of the Communication and Information Systems Program, thereby acquiring the foundational and specialized abilities listed below, and upon completion of the units required receive the degree of Associate Bachelor.

  • Based on the skills and knowledge acquired of Communication and Information Systems, the student can work actively and effectively with other engineers. (Human relations).
  • The student has acquired the knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. that form the foundation of engineering. (Foundational academic ability)
  • The student has acquired specialized as well as foundational knowledge in Communication and Information Systems Engineering to apply in fields such as Network Engineering and ICT. (Specialized academic knowledge)
  • The student has acquired the ability to apply knowledge and solve problems that draw upon multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge, and can collaborate with engineers in other fields. (Multi-disciplinary ability)
  • The student has acquired knowledge of international communications and cultural differences, and can contribute to global society. (Internationalism)
  • The student is actively seeking answers for complex and diverse scientific and technological problems, and has acquired the ability to present concrete solutions for these problems. (Ability to take action)
  • The student has acquired the ability to correctly organize and present research carried out, and to work effectively and collaborate with others. (Self-expressive power)

Curriculum Policy of Communication and Information Systems Program

Due to changes in the structure of industry and to globalization, modern society cannot function without the help of diverse information systems. In the future, with the spread of IoT (Internet of Things), a society in which everything (such as automobiles and household electric appliances) is networked and centered around the internet and based on the mutual exchange of information, is expected. This rapidly evolving information system supports a rich, safe and secure life, and enables efficient use of resources and energy. For these reasons, reliability, availability, maintainability and operability are important for information systems, and high security performance to prevent attacks and disturbances from inside and outside the organization is necessary.

In the Communication and Information Systems Program, we aim to "train engineers who comprehensively understand information systems, and who can design, build, maintain and operate these systems" by implementing a curriculum that integrates the information systems field with other technical fields so that students become problem solvers with deep technical knowledge. Students therefore study information systems and the science that supports it through multi-disciplinary methods. Based on the basic science learned in the lower grades, students acquire knowledge of programming, basic computer structure, information networks, etc. In the upper grades, students acquire knowledge of fundamental specialized subjects and choose between the Network Program, which focuses on network design, construction, maintenance/operation and telecommunications technology, or the ICT program, which focuses on system design, construction, maintenance and embedded technology that integrates various "things" and "services" by applying information system technology. Whichever one is selected, students will deepen their expertise in their specialty area.