Graduate School of Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
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Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Architectural and Civil Engineering

Architecture and Civil Engineering is concerned with a better harmonization among natural environment, social environment and human environment, and also tries to offer the creativity of sustainable regional or urban planning under pressures from human society with the use of environmental conservation technology. The purpose of this field is to produce high potential research and education.

Department of Environmental Conservation Engineering

Educational Goals
Department of Environmental Conservation Engineering is concerned with education on the extensive use and development of ground and coastal regions while not only conserving but also restoring wide areas of natural environment in land and sea. This department is also concerned with the creative studies on total techniques of coexisting with natural environment sustainably. Subjects from fundamentals to applications on the recent advanced technologies related to disaster prevention and conservation of social environment can be studied. Of course, production not only of researchers but also of qualified engineers who will be accepted internationally is our goal of education.
Educational Characteristics
Department of Environmental Conservation Engineering boasts a unique research facility called “Industrial X-ray CT scanner” and this apparatus can be used on any kinds of environmental research such as Geotechnical and Rock Engineering, Applied Coastal Engineering, and Environmental Biological Engineering. The seminar on Special Project called “GeoX Seminar” is well organized on not only education but also research for the purpose of internationally recognized activities.

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Examine a physical structure of sea

Department of Environmental Management and Planning

Educational Goals
This department is concerned with research on technological innovation and theory for the development of sustainable regional environments and lifestyles which are demanded with the rapidly changing natural and social environments. This department is also concerned with the creative studies on total policies and techniques on infrastructure planning and management. Subjects investigated include transportation and land use planning, infrastructure and environmental amenity design, decision making and evaluation of public policies. Of course, production not only of researchers but also of qualified engineers who will be accepted internationally is our goal of education.
Educational Characteristics
Subjects of the Department investigated include transportation and land use planning, infrastructure and environmental amenity design, decision making and evaluation of public policies. Disaster mitigation policies and planning techniques for regional areas are studied. The study includes upgrading performance of social infrastructures, raising residents’ awareness of mitigating disaster and applying a risk management system.

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Urban and Regional Design

Department of Architecture and Environment Planning

Educational Goals
Department of Architecture and Environment Planning cultivates technologists capable of designing local spaces by considering specific climates and cultures, and dealing with wider environmental problems in various natural and social environments.
Educational Characteristics
Now that the remarkable development of technology and economic activity is significantly changing the natural, social, and economic environments, people are pursuing technologies for the planning, maintenance and repair of sustainable societies.
Department of Architecture and Environment Planning develops techniques for planning, managing, and evaluating cities, areas, and living environments. We also create techniques for evaluating the historical values of cities, “social backbone” facilities, and scenery. Additionally, we teach and study techniques of: analyzing cost effectiveness relating to the development and improvement of local societies and social capitals; analyzing the values of environmental changes; analyzing mutual dependencies between humans and the environment; and creating amenity.

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Capital of the ancient building

Department of Building Materials and Structures

Educational Goals
Department of Building Materials and Structures teaches the latest technologies relating to disaster prevention, maintenance and management, and repair of buildings. It teaches this using systematic curricula and cultivates front-line researchers and high-level specialists.
Educational Characteristics
By considering the lifecycle of buildings and the circulation of materials and technologies, Department of Building Materials and Structures performs research and education in various fields. We conduct research regarding the design, construction, maintenance and management of long-life, high-performance, and very functional buildings. Our research includes: applying new materials and repairing and reinforcing techniques; research for practical buildings of low environmental load using recycled components from demolished buildings; and research of the techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, and design of the earthquake resistance of buildings, including research for the development of earthquake-resistant reinforcing technologies.

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Micro observation of concrete with SEM

Educational and Research Characteristics

Department of Environmental Conservation Engineering

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Research on landform change of tideland

Department of Environmental Conservation Engineering boasts a unique research facility called “Industrial X-ray CT scanner” and this apparatus can be used on any kinds of environmental research such as Geotechnical and Rock Engineering, Applied Coastal Engineering, and Environmental Biological Engineering. The project seminar called“GeoX Seminar” is well organized on not only education but also research for the purpose of internationally recognized activities.

 

Department of Environmental Management and Planning

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Proposal for town design by the model

Subjects of the Department investigated include transportation and land use planning, infrastructure and environmental amenity design, decision making and evaluation of public policies. Disaster mitigation policies and planning techniques for regional areas are studied. The study includes upgrading performance of social infrastructures, raising residents’ awareness of mitigating disaster and applying a risk management system.

 

Department of Architecture and Environment Planning

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Computer graphic of five-storied pagoda

Now that the remarkable development of technology and economic activity is significantly changing the natural, social, and economic environments, people are pursuing technologies for the planning, maintenance and repair of sustainable societies.

Department of Architecture and Environment Planning develops techniques for planning, managing, and evaluating cities, areas, and living environments. We also create techniques for evaluating the historical values of cities, “social backbone” facilities, and scenery. Additionally, we teach and study techniques of: analyzing cost effectiveness relating to the development and improvement of local societies and social capitals; analyzing the values of environmental changes; analyzing mutual dependencies between humans and the environment; and creating amenity.

 

Department of Building Materials and Structures

Micro observation of concrete with SEM

By considering the lifecycle of buildings and the circulation of materials and technologies, Department of Building Materials and Structures performs research and education in various fields. We conduct research regarding the design, construction, maintenance and management of long-life, high-performance, and very functional buildings. Our research includes: applying new materials and repairing and reinforcing techniques; research for practical buildings of low environmental load using recycled components from demolished buildings; and research of the techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, and design of the earthquake resistance of buildings, including research for the development of earthquake-resistant reinforcing technologies.

Classes

Department of Environmental Management and Planning
Environmental Analysis in Underground Rock Mass
Advanced Design of Rock Engineering
Advanced Measurement Technology for Subsurface Spa
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Contaminant Hydrogeology
Coastal Processess and Sedimentation
Environmental Quality Preservation
Agricultural Engineering for Environmentally Harmonious Co-existence
River Environmental Transport Engineering
Sustainable City System Analysis
Measurement of Environmental Benefits
Theory of Preservation and Repairng of Civil Engineering Heritages
Regional Public Policy
Landscape Design Based on Situation
Infrastructure Maintenance Engineering
Mitigation Techniques for Environmental Problems
Risk Manegement for Disaster
Seismic and Damage Control Design of Structures
Stability and Ductility of Structures
Method in Infrastructure Design
Ecological Engineering
Risk Analysis
Environment and Disaster Management
Department of Architecture and Environment Planning
Socio-cultural environmental engineering
Urban and Architectural Environmental Psychology
Mediterranean Architecture
Preservation and Conservation
Study of History of Architecture
Architecture Creation Theory
Theory of Urban Structure Analysis
Advanced Course of Architectural Space Composition
Department of Building Materials and Structures
High Performance Material Design
Repairing and Reinforcing of Existing Structures
Performance-based Seismic Design
Fire Resistant Structure
Joint Design and Construction Methods for Metal Structures
Digital Structure Systems
Methods of Structural Safety
Advanced Timber Structural Analysis
Advanced Testing Method of Interface Strength