The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering provides education under the ideal of "being a group of individualistic researchers and engineers who lead the age and support the base."
Researchers and engineers who "lead the age and support the base" must have a basic understanding of a wide range of academic disciplines, coupled with a firm grasp of the fundamental knowledge that informs their respective specialties. To ensure that all students who enroll in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering grow into these kinds of engineers and researchers, we have prepared a curriculum comprised of five fields (Heat and Flow, Materials and Evaluation, Design and Creation, System and Control, and Information and Devices) and 7 courses (Mechanical Systems, Finemechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Quantum Science, Environment and Energy Engineering and Mechanical / Biomedical Engineering).
Topics being researched by the Department display a truly impressive range that extends from microscopic systems on the submicron level to macrosystems operating on a global scale. In fact, we deal with terrestrial systems as observed from spacecraft flying far off in space, as well as systems full of mystery and dreams operating deep beneath the ground. Our research is conducted from a variety of angles as well, ranging from the atomic/molecular level through materials and devices, all the way up to total systems.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering is a newly created field that combines the traditional fields of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, information engineering, materials engineering, resource engineering, nuclear engineering, and others. That is, it represents a fusion of various engineering technologies, with experts in different fields communicating organically to achieve exciting R&D results.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering
Future developments will require that society be supported by researchers and technicians who possess both a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of academic areas and solid fundamental knowledge of specialized fields. In order to foster such individuals, the undergraduate educational program includes materials strength, fluid dynamics, thermal engineering, and system engineering as common fundamental fields. After obtaining a sufficiently deep understanding of these fields via the latest advances in computer science, students embark on individual courses of specialized education in one of the following six courses, and complete new educational and research objectives. Our system is arranged so that students who wish to progress to the graduate school can choose to enter the Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, or Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering.