Graduate School of Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
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Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Department of Mechanical and Mathematical Engineering

Education Goals

In this department, we aim to train students to become professionals who have advanced, specialized abilities and are capable of understanding mechanical systems under various environments from a comprehensive viewpoint that accounts for such factors as an increasingly complex society, the environment, and energy, or professionals who understand mathematical theories that legitimize various system designs and who can connect mathematical theory to real-life applications that are useful to society.
To this end, through fundamental and applied educational research on mechanical systems and mathematical theory, students will develop advanced expertise, an awareness of issues, and the ability to solve these issues.

Education Objectives

In order to achieve these educational goals, we will educate students according to the educational objectives listed below.

  1. We will help students gain a broad knowledge of general mechanical systems or general mathematical theory with an education that is smoothly connected with their undergraduate education.
  2. We will train students to develop their presentation skills and communication skills through seminars and international conferences.
  3. By providing students with thorough guidance through the master’s thesis writing process, we will help them to gain the ability to think and solve problems on their own.
What We Offer

We will impart students with an education of manufacturing, ranging from fundamental to applied, in order to train high-level researchers and technical experts who are able to play active roles in the region and in the international community.
In addition, we will put into practice a program for training students to become professionals who can combine their broad perspectives, flexible creativity, and global perspective as science and engineering practitioners that enables them to look beyond the field of engineering.
To this end, we have established Internship I, Science Special Lecture I, Project Seminar I, and Special Presentation I as specialized common subjects. Through actual experience working at companies in Internship I, students will acquire the engineering qualities required by society. Advanced Science Special Lecture I, consisting of lectures, and Project Seminar I, consisting of courses in seminar format, will deepen students’ expertise in their field of specialty in each educational program, and Special Presentation I will encourage students to give presentations at international conferences.

Mechanical Engineering

Education Goals

The Education Program of Mechanical Engineering aims to train students to become professionals who have advanced, specialized abilities and are capable of understanding mechanical systems under various environments from a comprehensive viewpoint that accounts for such factors as an increasingly complex society, the environment, and energy.
To this end, through education and research focusing mainly on machine element technology (thermal/fluid, energy conversion, material strength, and precision processing) that forms the basis of mechanical engineering, students will develop advanced expertise, an awareness of issues, and the ability to solve these issues.

Education Objectives

In order to achieve these educational goals, we will educate students according to the educational objectives listed below.

  1. By putting into practice a six-year program of consistent education from undergraduate education through a master’s program, students will acquire an extensive knowledge of general mechanical systems that mainly focuses on mechanical element technology.
  2. We will train students to develop their presentation skills and communication skills.
  3. By providing students with thorough guidance through the master’s thesis writing process, we will help them to gain the ability to think and solve problems on their own.
What We Offer

We have eight laboratories: Biohybrid Systems, Precision Processing, Intelligent Machine Manufacturing, Safety and Environmental Science, Impact Process Engineering, Fluid Engineering, Thermal Engineering, and Fluid Mechanical Engineering.
We will conduct education and research relating to high-reliability strength calculation, quality evaluation, ultra-precision processing, and so on to design and manufacture machinery and equipment in all fields, including medical equipment.
We will also conduct education and research relating to increasing the efficiency, lowering the pollution output, and evaluating the safety of fluid and heat related equipment from the viewpoint of the effective use of fluid and thermal energy.

Mechanical Systems

Education Goals

The Education Program of Mechanical Systems aims to train students to become professionals who have advanced, specialized abilities and are capable of understanding mechanical systems under various environments from a comprehensive viewpoint that accounts for such factors as an increasingly complex society, the environment, and energy. To this end, through educational research focused on intelligent production systems, namely, knowledge and technologies relating to the production process (signal measurement processing and system control using computer technology), students will develop advanced expertise, an awareness of issues, and the ability to solve these issues.

Education Objectives

In order to achieve these educational goals, we will educate students according to the educational objectives listed below.

  1. By putting into practice a six-year program of consistent education from undergraduate education through a master’s program, students will acquire an extensive knowledge of general mechanical systems that mainly focuses on intelligent production systems, namely, the production process.
  2. We will train students to develop their presentation skills and communication skills.
  3. By providing students with thorough guidance through the master’s thesis writing process, we will help them to gain the ability to think and solve problems on their own.
What We Offer

We have eleven laboratories: Material Reliability Engineering, Advanced Molding Systems, Welding and Binding Visualization, Ultra High Pressure Impact and Super Gravity, Space Impact Engineering, Creative Engineering, Measurement Engineering, Intelligent Dynamical Systems, Intelligent Control, and Robotics.
We will conduct comprehensive educational research on the behavior of materials in extreme environments to which high temperature, high pressure, or impacts are applied and on the various phenomena related to these behaviors.
Specifically, we will cover such topics as shock wave generation and control, process tribology, high precision molding, and local large distortions.
We will also conduct systematic and comprehensive education and research from the construction of fundamental theories for measuring physical quantities to their limits, extracting information by signal processing, and mathematically analyzing and optimally controlling systems to the implementation of advanced intelligent mechanical systems making full use of state-of-the-art techniques using machinery, electronics, and computers.

Applied Mathematics

Education Goals

The Education Program of Applied Mathematics aims to foster professionals who have practical abilities such as high-level research and problem-solving abilities gained through education and research focused on learning logical thinking, the cornerstone of applied mathematics, with a grasp of applied mathematics (non-linear analysis, probability analysis, statistical science, information mathematics) as well as its practical applications in various engineering fields.

Education Objectives

To achieve the educational purpose of the Education Program of Applied Mathematics, we have established the following objectives.

  1. Students will take in the latest mathematic theories and train to become practitioners with their own independent views on mathematics.
  2. Students will train to become professionals with advanced abilities who can give back to the local community by dedicating their advanced mathematical experience to community development.
  3. Students will train to become professionals who have acquired knowledge of cutting-edge mathematics and who can play an active role on the front lines of mathematics education and research.
What We Offer

The relationship between scientific technology development and modern mathematics, such as cryptography and algebra, physical phenomena and nonlinear analysis, and financial engineering and probability analysis, is being closely examined.
In the Education Program of Applied Mathematics, students will conduct educational research on the applied mathematics (including determinism such as nonlinear analysis, random theory such as probability and statistical analysis, and boundary theory such as mathematical computation) required for solving these problems.