Message from the President

IWASA Takeshi, President

IWASA Takeshi, President

The National Institute of Technology Tsuyama College is located in northern Okayama Prefecture, in central Tsuyama City. The city, considered a hub of the Chugoku mountainous region, retains a historic flavor, traditional culture, and a nostalgic atmosphere. Tsuyama College was established in 1963 as an institution of secondary education designed to train creative personnel imbued with practical skills. Since then, the school has turned out nearly 8,000 graduates and trainees?now active in society?contributing to the development of industry both inside and outside the prefecture.

In order to create an education and research system that effectively addresses the needs of society while accommodating structural changes in industry, as of 2016 we have reorganized and integrated the existing specialized departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Control Engineering, and Computer and Information Engineering, and adding the basic research fields of biology and chemistry to form the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. At this department, students have the opportunity both to take an interdisciplinary approach and to study the basic science underpinning such an approach.

Our goal is to train and educate highly compassionate individuals with a global perspective on people and the environment. In addition to gaining highly specialized knowledge rooted in basic science, these individuals also gain the ability to integrate multidisciplinary studies, and to devise specific solutions by investigating issues in the rapidly diversifying and increasingly complex fields of science and technology.

A total of 160 new students are admitted to the Department of Integrated Science and Technology five-year program each year. At our two-year Advanced Engineering Program, students choose between the two specializations of Advanced Mechanical and Control System Engineering and Advanced Electronics and Information System Engineering. Eight students are accepted for each of these two specialized programs. Graduates of the five-year regular and two-year advanced programs are awarded the Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree (equivalent to a university degree) respectively.

Many of our faculty are researchers holding doctorate degrees, who train our students-through research projects?to be skilled engineers capable of working in the real world and who are creative at the same time. Our school philosophy at Tsuyama is "Autonomy, Creation, Collaboration." Through day-to-day research and activities, we educate our students not only in sophisticated engineering knowledge, but also to be socially responsible, to take an international viewpoint, and to work for humanity. To meet these goals, we structure our classes appropriately, keep our classes small, and provide superior educational and research equipment. In addition, our staff offer the fine-tuned guidance that our students need.

Tsuyama College implements international exchange programs at National Institutes of Technology in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of Japan. As such we offer international training and global education through international exchange agreements with universities in other countries, by which we both send students abroad from Japan and accept international students at our school. Additionally, we work with corporations and institutions to take an active role in industry-academiagovernment collaborative initiatives, offer extracurricular educational activities, participate in the Robot Contest and other competitions, present research at academic conferences in Japan and other countries, and more.

Tsuyama's education and research system, in place for over 50 years with a view to training engineering personnel armed with proactive skills, has been acknowledged in academic as well as industry circles as a successful model for a technical school. In recognition of the effectiveness of our industrial training internationally, a number of other countries have adopted our system.

In the future, scientific research and the technology to apply it to real-life situations will take on increasing importance if we are to achieve the goals of the highspeed information communication society and the decarbonized society, and further to integrate these concepts with national strategy. The key concept is "Society 5.0." We have high expectations of our students that they will do their part for the future of our society, and we look forward to training junior high school students with ambitions to became engineers and researchers who wish to contribute to their home regions but at the same time are capable of working on the world stage. In closing, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to everyone who appreciates and supports our educational and research projects.

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.
March 31, 2020Discontinued the Dept.of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
April 1, 2020Established the International Exchange Center.
April 1, 2020Changed the name "Office of the Promotion of Academic and Society Cooperation" to "Office for Academic Cooperation and international Planning".
March 31, 2021 Discontinued the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and the Dept. of Electronic Control Engineering
April 1, 2021 Changed the name "Office for Academic Cooperation and International Planning" to "Office for Planning and Cooperation"

Admission Policy

Admissions Policy and Approach on the Qualifications and Suitability of Candidates Tsuyama College imparts students with a foundation of basic science and a high degree of specialization. Students are trained in interdisciplinary skills to enable them delve into and offer specific solutions to a complex and diverse array of science and technology issues. The College also trains students to be compassionate individuals with a global perspective regarding their fellow human beings and the environment.
To achieve the above goals, we strive to admit individuals who:

  • Have an interest in monozukuri-style manufacturing, and wish to do their part for their community and the greater society
  • Are interested in science and mathematics as well as engineering, and wish to deepen their studies of these fields
  • Can generate and achieve their own ideas, and collaborate with others to achieve the desired results
  • Would like to manifest their potential not only in Japan but on a global scale

Tsuyama College admits individuals who meet the criteria stipulated in our Admissions Policy, and who also exhibit high aspirations and a strong will to learn. The Tsuyama College admissions examination, which is designed to identify the kind of students we seek, is implemented in accordance with the following policy.

Students selected by recommendation must have a junior high school academic record equal to or better than a certain level, must write an essay (to help us evaluate their writing skills), and must appear for an interview (in order for us to evaluate their motivation regarding their goals, speci?cally their interest in monozukuri manufacturing and their view on doing their part for the local community; their level of interest in mathematics, science, and engineering; their ability to be creative and collaborate with others; their desire to manifest their potential in the world, etc.), and must be deemed a good ?t for our school in view of their junior high school all-around record.
Applicants applying by aptitude test must demonstrate the basic knowledge required to undertake the education provided at Tsuyama College. The test, which covers science, English, mathematics, Japanese, and social studies, is given in multiple-choice format. Students are evaluated comprehensively based on their test scores as well as their junior high school record. Mathematics and science questions aptitude test questions, as well as mathematics and science grades during junior high school, are weighed twice as heavily as other subjects.
We also have a special admissions system for students returning from abroad. Applicants must have an understanding of the educational principles of our School. Admission is based on aptitude test scores (science, English, mathematics, and Japanese), an interview, and the applicant?s junior high school all-around record.

Main Course Transfer Student Admission Policy

Transfer student applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the School’s educational philosophy, and must also have the basic knowledge required to succeed in the School’s educational program. Applicants are evaluated based on aptitude test scores (English, mathematics, and an elective (to evaluate specialization)), an interview (in order for us to evaluate their motivation regarding their goal, specifically their interest in monozukuri manufacturing and their view on doing their part for the local community; their level of interest in mathematics, science, and engineering; their ability to be creative and collaborate with others, their desire to manifest their potential in the world, etc.), as well as their junior high school record.

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

Official Web Site
https://www.tsuyama-ct.ac.jp/ [Main]
https://www2.tsuyama-ct.ac.jp/ [Mirror]

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 for Academic Cooperation and International Planning phone 24-8217 fax 24-8406

Access

From Osaka station

Take the Chugoku Highway Bus at Osaka Station, to Tsuyama Station. :About 3 hrs


From Okayama station

Take JR Tsuyama Line from Okayama Station, to Tsuyama Station. Express train: About 1hrs 10min


From Tsuyama station to National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College

By taxi: About 15-20 minutes from Tsuyama station to Tsuyama college by taxi.
By city bus: Take a bus for Tsuyama-Sport Center, and get off at Nums Jukyoato-iriguchu stop. About 25 minutes