Architecture and Architectural Engineering
Objectives in Education and ResearchThe Architecture and Architectural Engineering Course aims to contribute to the development of human culture and the realization of a sustainable society through the creation of rich architectural and urban spaces, and to nurture human resources who are capable of working in a modern international society where major changes in the environment and diverse values coexist, with interdisciplinary perspectives ranging from natural sciences to humanities and social sciences, and with solutions based on architectural science. The purpose of this course is to nurture human resources who can play an active role in modern international society with solutions based on architectural science, while maintaining an interdisciplinary perspective that spans natural science, humanities and social science.
|Department||Research Guidance||Faculty Name|
|Architectural Planning||Architectural Planning and Design||KOSUGE, Ruka|
|Advanced study of housing and environmental design ||SHIMIZU, Ikuro|
|Architectural Design||Architectural Design||NISHIZAWA, Taira|
|Architectural Design Information ||SAWADA, Hideyuki|
Spatial Planning and Design
|Project Design||YAMASHIRO, Satoru|
|Architectural History||History of Architecture||OKAZAKI, Rumi|
|Environmental Engineering||Building Environmental Engineering||NISHIMURA, Naoya|
|Building Environmental Engineering||MURAKAMI, Kimiya|
|Building Structure||Building Structure||KUMAZAWA, Fumitoshi|
|Earthquake Disaster Mitigation of Buildings ||KISHIDA, Shinji|
|Structural Planning of Buildings ||OZAWA, Yuki|
|Research of Architectural and Structural Systems ||ISHIKAWA, Yuji|
|Steel building structure ||ASADA, Hayato|
|Industrial Engineering||Building Materials and Operations||HAMASAKI, Hitoshi|
|Construction Management||KANISAWA, Hirotake|
|City Planning||City Planning||SHIMURA, Hideaki|
|Environmental Design||SHINOZAKI, Michihiko|
Diploma PolicyIn the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Course, requires students to acquire the following skills by the time they complete the Master's program: students are required ①to have an interdisciplinary perspective that includes the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, ②to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by creating rich architectural and urban spaces, and ③ to be able to play an active role in a modern international society where diverse values coexist, by the time they complete the Master’s program and students are also required to acquire the following items :
1. The ability to discover technical and social issues surrounding contemporary architecture and cities, and to proactively work to resolve them, by integrating and making full use of a wealth of education and a broad range of knowledge, while taking into account historical developments to-date.
2. Taking the initiative in exploring a wide range of knowledge and technologies related to architecture, and to present new ways of architecture and cities to others.
3. a high sense of ethics to engage in architecture as a specialist, which is deeply related to nature, society, and human beings
4. the ability to combine knowledge of the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences with a broad range of expertise in architectural design and construction technology to practice high-level architectural work
5. the ability to recognize the diversity of society and culture, and to collaborate with others while maintaining a high level of communication skills and an international perspective appropriate for a global society.
Degree assessment criteria
The Architecture and Architectural Engineering Course awards the degree of Master of Architecture or Master of Engineering to those who have completed the above and meet the following requirements.
* The student must complete the midterm examination by the specified date. In the examination and presentation of the master's thesis, one must passed a minimum score of 60% , by the combination scores of at least one principal examiner and one other examiner.
Curriculum PolicyIn line with the diploma policy and educational and research objectives, the curriculum of the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Course has been designed with the aim of enabling students to acquire the following abilities
A) To be able to deal with the integrated system of architecture, city, nature, and society, which is the subject of architectural studies, based on natural and social sciences.
B) Acquire knowledge of the history, climate, customs, art, and international affairs that form the background of cities, towns, and architecture, and use this knowledge to create a rich human culture that will last into the future.
C) Based on a correct understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, accurately analyze the various environmental factors surrounding cities and architecture, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society and the realization of new cities and architecture.
D) Systematically acquire specialized knowledge in their field and apply it to problem solving.
E) Discover, organize, and analyze conditions and issues, and present rational solutions in order to realize cities, towns, and architecture that satisfy people and society.
F)To be able to apply basic mathematical knowledge of building technology and to grasp it from a scientific aspect at a high level.
G) Communicate their own opinions logically to others through descriptions, discussions, and presentations, and also be able to engage in advanced discussions.
H) Through the practice of PBL, learn how to understand others, how to tackle issues in collaboration with others, and how to work with people from different cultures and fields of expertise, so that they can contribute to society in response to globalization.
I) To be able to consider the impact of architecture on people, society, and the environment, to understand the responsibilities and roles involved in architecture, and to comply with engineering ethics.
Furthermore, in each class subject, rather than one-way transmission of knowledge, students are encouraged to deepen their professional knowledge and skills through intensive discussions among themselves and with faculty members. In addition, in each class subject, evaluation methods and standards are strictly set, and academic achievements appropriate to a master's degree are evaluated from multiple perspectives to achieve the prescribed academic and educational achievement goals.
Admission PolicyThe Architecture and Architectural Engineering Course aims to train highly motivated professionals with rich sensibilities, advanced technical skills, and sufficiently deep and cutting-edge knowledge who are sincerely committed to addressing global issues and improving the quality of life. The Course accepts the following types of students and provides them with education and research guidance.
1. Those who have an active interest in various issues in architecture and urbanism in today's international society
2. Have a strong desire to pursue research in this major and a desire to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society with their own will and energy
3. Have a desire to be active in any place, region, or country, based on architecture, with an eye on changes in society and the environment, and accepting diverse values.
4. Those who have acquired the following abilities in their undergraduate education :
① Basic knowledge and skills in specialized fields
② Ability to make judgments based on logical thinking, advanced reading and comprehension skills, and, for design-oriented students, appropriate expression and drawing skills
③ Ability to use appropriate language
④ Understanding and historical knowledge of the society and culture surrounding architecture and urbanism
⑤ Having the attitude toward learning by taking initiative and collaborating with diverse people.
⑥ Having the ability to appropriately express space and thoughts from an original perspective