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Engineering and Design


About Engineering and Design

[Architecture and Urban Design Course]
The urban spaces architecture creates serve as the subject for studies designed to foster all-around architectural design capabilities and sensibilities. Through the course, we train students able to handle the work of urban development and community redevelopment while creating urban living spaces that are safe and environmentally friendly and will appeal to the people who use them.

[Engineering Design Course]
Mechatronics Systems and Embedded Software Field This training produces design engineers who can develop systems controls and embedded software for robots, cars, home appliances, and other things. Manufacturing System Design Field This program fosters practical skills to resolve problems through manufacturing system design. Students study manufacturing comprehensively, from product design for such industrial goods as cars and household appliances to the actual manufacturing of products.

[Product Design Course]
Students will develop the ability to improve the appeal of products based on examinations of the entire process from research and planning through design, manufacturing, advertising, and sales. After they acquire basic expertise through a broad range of specialized engineering courses, students will study logical design methodologies and processes. Through the program, they will hone their sensibilities and acquire skills to make comprehensive approaches.

Research Domain

Architecture and Urban Design Course

Architectural design, urban design, living space design, landscaping, urban planning, real estate development projects, project management, spatial information science, renovation, urban renewal, community development and redevelopment

Engineering Design Course

Robots, mechatronics, embedded software, modelbased design and development, software development, ubiquitous networks, control systems, systems design, flexible manufacturing technologies, manufacturing IT, manufacturing systems, die design and manufacturing, product manufacture

Product Design Course

Technology and design, energy conservation, human engineering, universal design, marketing, making things, usability, ubiquitous computing, behavioral science, consumer behavior, psychology, color theory, barrier-free design

Development of Easy-To-Open Food Bottle

Noriko Hashida

Due to the decline of domestic shipment of glass bottles in recent years, bottle manufacturers are obliged to operate in difficult situations. This is mainly caused by the widespread use of light-weight and unbreakable plastic bottles, such as PET bottles. However, as glass bottles are superior to plastic bottles in heat resistance and hygiene, demands for glass bottle containers will continue to exist in the future. This project has developed bottles that are easy to open even for women and the elderly with weak muscles by studying the “difficulty to open”, which is a disadvantage of food bottles.
The development steps were as follows. First, food bottles were collected from the market to observe and subjectively evaluate the motion of opening the bottles to determine the characteristics of easy-to-open bottles. The motion observation also revealed that “easiness to hold” has much to do with “easiness to open”. Next, based on the findings, six prototypes were made to be tested by monitors. In addition to subjective evaluation, easiness to apply force in opening was measured by electromyography. As a result, it was found that the bottle with a parallelogram cross section was the easiest. Finally, a questionnaire was conducted on the attractiveness of such bottle as a product and it was confirmed that the bottle earned a higher rating than current products.

Emotional Design Lab
Emotional Design Lab

Architecture and Urban Design Course

Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
SciVal Profile Hitoshi Kuwata  
SciVal Profile Michihiko Shinozaki  
SciVal Profile Taizo Taniguchi  
SciVal Profile Hidetoshi Maeda  
 SciVal Profile Taro Yokoyama  

Engineering Design Course(Mechatronics Systems and Embedded Software Field)

Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
Robotics System Design Detail Takeshi Sasaki Intelligent Space, system integration, RT-Middleware
SciVal Profile Akira Shimada  
SciVal Profile Natsuko Noda  
Computing Design Lab. Detail Kenichi Yamazaki Programming Language, Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing, Networking

Engineering Design Course(Manufacturing System Design Field)

Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
Functional Surface Design Detail Tatsuhiko Aizawa Dies and Molds, Manufacturing Sciences, Plasma, Laser, Micro-parts, Nano-technology, Meta-materials
Near Net Shape Manufacuturing (anzai) Lab Detail Masahiro Anzai Mechanical machining, Material engineering, Additive manufacturing, Die and Mold technology
Die and Mold Design engineering Laboratory Detail Takekazu Sawa Die and Mold, Precision machining and grinding
Surface Design Detail Kouichi Tozawa Dies and Molds

Product Design Course

Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
SciVal Profile Noriko Hashida  
SciVal Profile Shigeru Furuya  
SciVal Profile Kazutoshi Masunari  
SciVal Profile Wonseok Yang  
User Experience Design Lab. Detail Ryoji Yoshitake Ergonomics, Usability, UX, UI,


Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
Angro-American Philosophy Lab. Detail Shin Sakuragi Memory
SciVal Profile Sampei Hirose  
SciVal Profile Hiroshi Yamazawa  

The objective of College of Engineering and Design is to nurture human resources who dedicate to manufacturing products that appeal to the heart of “consumers” while exploiting their innovative skills for originality, concept-forming, planning and design.

Department of Engineering and Design

The Department of Engineering and Design comprises of three courses, namely, <Architecture and Urban Design>, <Product Design>, and <Engineering Design>. The Engineering Design course can be sub-divided into two specific areas, namely, <<Manufacturing System>> and <<Mechatronics and Embedded Software>>. An integral education of three courses and the four specific areas has educational goals to develop individuals who commit to high-value-added manufacturing in society, by developing the skilled “design science technology to construct an ideal form (ought to)”, which is required by society. 

The College of Engineering and Design, which is focused on fostering design abilities, seeks to attract the following types of people. All faculty members of the College of Engineering and Design will do their utmost to ensure students can learn as much as they desire.

  1. Those who, in addition to sound academic abilities, aim to become the type of technicians that society and industries in the 21st century require.
  2. Those with the abilities to come up with creative ideas, discover and solve issues, and the ability to think independently from a comprehensive perspective.
  3. Those who have a diverse range of talents and potentials, and who can adapt sensitively to the changes in society, industry, and individual lifestyles and concerns.

The College of Engineering and Design is made up of a single course of the Department of Engineering and Design, and this admission policy is common to the College and the Department.