Objectives in Education and Research
Mechanical Engineering is a field of engineering, which is the foundation for building a society that can maintain human life and the global environment surrounding it forever, through “manufacturing.” The Mechanical Engineering Course has set a goal, which is to develop the ability to make a judgment in relation to the social needs regarding the environment, safety, security, and convenience to realize such a society, by flexibly applying a variety of specialized knowledge as well as based on complex examinations drawn by seeing things from a global perspective and considering various effects. Furthermore, the Course also aims that its students will acquire the determination to open up new fields and develop practical abilities.
The Mechanical Engineering Course offers a research guidance course divided into nine sections. In each section, a wide range of research education is practiced, ranging from research concerning micro technology in fundamental field to the field of macro technology regarding complex applied technology and system technology. In addition, the fields covered in this course include those based on mechanical engineering in which the earth itself is the subject of research (such as material and structural mechanics, fluid, heat and energy), the human- and earth-friendly engineering field (such as robotics, automotive engineering, new energy systems, and welfare engineering), and system technology regarding complex manufacturing (such as bio-related engineering, medical engineering, design engineering). Allowing students to study these research areas, this course has set a major goal that it will nurture global and competent engineers who can contribute to the society, who have not only specialized knowledge but also an ability to identify problems by themselves based on engineering ethics, and who have an ability to practice engineering towards solving the problems. Through the problem-solving process of concrete themes, the course offers an educational program in which students can acquire foundation skills, which will enable them to always challenge new issues.