Career support by the Office for Promotion of Engineers Network of the Division of Mechanical Engineering

The Division of Mechanical Engineering at Tohoku University, established the “Office for Promotion of Engineers Network” and has cooperated with over 100 companies. The office supports students searching for jobs and cooperates with industries about education and research. Students focus on a place of employment based on the information gathered from company visiting program in their 3rd year of undergraduate studies, and while also taking an internship in the 1st year of graduate studies. Company brochures are also provided by the Office for Promotion of Engineers Network and the Technofestival Division of Mechanical Engineering. The students who would like to be considered for jobs by recommendation from the university will be considered based on request and an interview with a supervisor. Through this special program and collaboration with many companies, students have a high chance of being hired for the jobs they desire.

Career path of graduate student of Division of Mechanical Engineering (2016)

The manufacturing industry: 139 people
The construction industry: 6 people
The electricity, gas, heat supply and water industry: 6 people
The telecommunication industry: 4 people
The transportation industry and postal industry: 8 people
The wholesaler and retail trade: 1 people
The scientific research, professional and technical services: 0 people
The miscellaneous services, n.e.c: 1 people
The government service: 2 people

Place of employment of graduated master course students from the 4 departments of the division of mechanical engineering in 2016

  • IHI
  • JFE Engineering Corp.
  • JFE Steel Corp.
  • JFE Bars & Shapes Co.
  • Northrop Grumman Co.
  • AISIN Co.rp
  • Azbil Corp.
  • Amazon Web Service Japan Inc.
  • Isuzu Motors Ltd.
  • Okuma Corp.
  • Omron Corp.
  • Olympus Corp.
  • Kaneka Co. Ltd.
  • Canon Inc.
  • Kubota Corp.
  • Sanden Holdings Corp.
  • Jtekt Corp.
  • Japan Marine United Corp.
  • Suzuki Motor Corp.
  • Seiko Epson Corp.
  • Sony Corp.
  • SoftBank Corp.
  • Denso Corp.
  • Tocalo Co.Ltd.
  • Toyota Motor Corp.
  • Nikon Co.
  • Nipro Co.
  • House Foods Co.
  • Panasonic Co.
  • Hirose Electric Corp.
  • Fanuc Corp.
  • Bridgestone Corp.
  • Bosch GmbH
  • Mazda Motor Corp.
  • Yamaha Motor Corp.
  • Manmar Co. Ltd.
  • Recruit Co., Ltd.
  • Ricoh Co., Ltd.
  • Roboken
  • Asahi Kasei Corp.
  • Yokogawa Electric Corp.
  • Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Kao Corp
  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructuere, Transport and Tourism
  • MODEC, Inc.
  • Mitsui E6S holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishsi Electric Building techno-Service Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  • Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Komatsu Ltd.
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.
  • ShinMaywa industryes, Ltd.
  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Heavy industries, Ltd.
  • ANA holdings Inc.
  • Japan Transport Engineering Co.
  • Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
  • Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Central Japan Railway Co.
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company holdings, Inc.
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp.
  • East Railway Co.
  • Tohoku-Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Toyo Engineering Corp.
  • JGC corp.
  • Nissan Motor Corp.
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
  • Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Sharyo Ltd.
  • NSK Ltd.
  • NEC Corp.
  • Hino Motors., Ltd.
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • Subaru Corp.
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Toyota Industries Corp.
  • Toyota Tsusho Corp.
  • HEPCO Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Meiji Co., Ltd.
  • others


1st year Master Course students can take a two or three week internship during the University scheduled summer vacation. Students receive hands-on training in companies from diverse fields. Overseas internships (usually two months) are also accepted. Students participating in an internship with Japanese companies are accepted to take part in training, however this does not guarantee future employment with the company where an internship is undertaken.
By doing internships, students can see a larger society and realize the connection between their studies and research in graduate school with real life applications.


The Technofestival is held every year by current students. Putting company booths on-site during the festival, students who think about job searching in the Division of Mechanical Engineering can see booths and have an opportunity to meet individually with people from various companies. In addition to freely choosing and hearing introductions from companies, many of which are utilizing cutting edge technology, it is an event that students can take time to prepare for prospective job searching and career planning. The Staff of Professors from the Division of Mechanical Engineering recruit companies that join this event and support in carrying out the event by volunteering time and financially supporting the event.

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