The College of Engineering facilitates the studies of mathematics and quantitative skills required by an engineer dedicated to the fields of engineering and science technology. Mathematics exhibits aspects of a language that is used to precisely understand and explain phenomena that occur in natural sciences and technology. A detailed knowledge of this language, therefore, facilitates a simpler way to understand and explain phenomena, and gain in-depth knowledge by reading technical reports when advancing to further specialist fields.
Through the studies of mathematics, students are trained to rationally consider a range of problems, predict or calculate the implications, and develop logical reasoning, ultimately developing the core skills required by an engineering professional. It is often difficult to comprehend upcoming topics without fundamental knowledge and skills in natural sciences including mathematics. As the curriculum is organized in accordance with the learning progress, the studies steadily strengthen an intellectual capacity of mathematics.
The physics lectures underpin the fundamental topics required for engineering education. The objectives are for students to build an analytical mindset targeting an array of phenomena, exploiting experimental findings, numerical expression, and logic reasoning. Physics questions at senior high school were easily answered by a degree of memorizing combined with some formulation of mathematical-physics theories. The curriculum, however, thrives on learning objectives where such conventional methods are not applied at all. This may seem confusing for most students, at first, but once it becomes the norm, students will reach a point where “a word to the wise is enough”. The curriculum aims to build such ways of thinking and a tolerant trait towards dealing with more or less elementary calculations, as well as presentation skills to clearly explain their findings to others. Faculty and staff are committed to teaching and research, with strong desires of cultivating graduates with such skills.
Engage students to appreciate that the study of chemistry underpins materials manufacturing technology, and is also the foundation of many manufacturing practices. Develop graduate engineers with broad-ranging chemistry knowledge regardless of their individual expertise via a combination of basic studies of chemistry coupled with practical demonstrations.
Communication abilities in English are necessary for globally competent engineers and those researchers working in an engineering field. The focus is to develop professionals with proficient communication skills suited today’s global society. A step-by-step approach is adopted in the curriculum, designed to empower students with firm foundation skills of the English language, communication skills that are satisfactory to meet the future needs of students, and applied skills in research and work. Faculty and staff are responsible for not only English language education but also broad-based language and communication studies from a global perspective.
The curriculum focuses on both educational and research activities to develop applied technology skills to act to the rapidly growing information society as well as information related fundamental skills to meet the specialist engineering education offered by the University of Engineering. Nowadays, learning to deal with information-system equipment is essential in an advanced information society. Understanding the fundamentals of information technology is a minimum requirement for all engineers to significantly develop their technological skills and research initiatives in the areas of individual expertise. The curriculum aims to deliver such knowledge, thereby developing professionals having fundamental knowledge and skills applicable to successfully serve in the future information society.
Humanities and Social Science Highlights
Acquire a broad knowledge, perspective, and mindset regarding the link between science, technology, and human society. The lectures highlight human psychology and behavioral aspects closely related to technology and manufacturing, diverse manmade cultures and ideologies, political institutions and economic systems, and a variety of challenges involving the economy, society and the environment in today’s world. A high-level of professional ethics, broad knowledge, and effective communication skills are required for graduates to adapt to society and their organizations so that they can become a competent engineer who realizes technology and manufacturing practices to act to the needs of people and society. The subject is essential for those who intend to learn the multidimensional links between technology/manufacturing and human/society.
Physical and Health Education Highlights
With aims to maintain and enhance one’s physical strength, reflect and establish a healthy lifestyle, and forge good sportsmanship traits, the subjects prepare students with the skills to maintain a healthy mind and body, appreciating the coordinated balance between exercise, nutrition, and rest. Implementation of the University’s proprietary sports education plays a role in moral development and nurtures individuals having pride and confidence as a member of society.
Teaching Profession Highlights
To qualify for the Professional Education Certificate, teaching in either junior or high schools (hitherto Teachers’ Licenses), students need to serve an internship program in addition to mastering the subjects specified under the “School Education Law” and the “Law for Licensing Educational Personnel” (hitherto Enforcement). Such qualifications for teaching in junior high schools are also obligatory for “nursing care experiences”. SIT facilitates the Teaching Profession curriculum strictly complying with the laws and regulations, for those who aspire for Teachers’ Licenses and to become junior and high school teachers.
The certified Teacher License at SIT recognizes four subjects, mathematics and science for junior and high schools, and industry and information for high schools. The Teachers’ Licenses for these subjects, however, varies dependent on one’s own department.