Our program aims to provide a systematic education in extracting social and environmental issues for specific regions in areas such as disaster prevention, the environment, amenities, transportation, landscape, and watersheds, and coming up with a plan, design method, and social infrastructure project management method to resolve these issues while taking into consideration each region’s unique climate and culture, as well as to train students to become researchers and experts who can play active roles on the front lines of the field.
In order to achieve these goals, we will provide students with not only a high level of expertise, but also cultivate in them an in-depth knowledge on a variety of areas of specialty that cover all engineering-related subjects, including both a bird’s eye view of engineering and interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as the qualities necessary to become cooperative leaders who will play active roles on the global stage.
This program is designed such that students can discuss shared themes with instructors or students from other education programs and departments to gain systematic and comprehensive intellectual abilities and an expert-level knowledge of the latest research. Furthermore, this program is designed so that students can, with local disaster prevention and urban renewal as key concepts, gain the ability to go forward with organized research in which they collaborate with industry, government, and the local community, as well as the communication abilities, including English ability, needed to exchange information on an international level. Our program is also designed so that students can gain the ability to resolve issues surrounding sustainable development in local communities, and so that students can learn how to make use of their personal strengths while also working in groups to collaborate with the local community.