Mechanical Engineering

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.

Fields

Department Research Guidance Position Name
Mechanics/ Materials/ Process Structure and Properties of Materials for Mechanical Engineering Supervisor Akito Takasaki
Machinery Dynamics Supervisor Naoki Hosoya
Optimal System Design Supervisor Hiroshi Hasegawa
Granular Dynamics Supervisor Masato Saeki
Studies on Environmentally Friendly Materials Supervisor Akira Fujiki
Solid Mechanics Supervisor Kenichi Sakaue
Research of Advanced Design based on Material Strength Supervisor Shinji Hashimura
Materials Reliability Engineering Supervisor Takao Utsunomiya
Study for Processing on Structual Materials Supervisor Koshiro Aoki
Fluids / Heat / Energy Thermal Fluid Engineering Supervisor Kazumi Tsunoda
Micro Heat Fluid Engineering Supervisor Manabu Tange
Advanced Fluid Technology and Applications Supervisor Yoshihide Suwa
Study on Thermal Process Engineering Supervisor Shinji Kimijima
Studies on Energy and Environmental Engineering Supervisor Yuji Yahagi
Studies on Radiation Transfer Supervisor Jun Yamada
Supervisor Rajagopalan Umamaheswari
Co-Supervisor Katsuaki Shirai
Studies on Energy Transport Engineering Supervisor Kotaro Tanaka
Combustion Engineering Supervisor Hiroyasu Saito
Control/ Information/ Intelligence Fluid Power Control Supervisor Yukio Kawakami
Dynamic System Control Theory Research Supervisor Kazuhisa Ito
Robot Control Engineering Supervisor Yutaka Uchimura
Intelligent Mechanical Systems Supervisor Nobuto Matsuhira
Advanced Motion Control Supervisor Akira Shimada
Study on Space Exploration Robots Supervisor Kojiro Iizuka
Humans-Mechanical System/ Life Support Human Factor Supervisor Nobuyo Kasuga
Human-machine Interface Supervisor Toshiya Hirose
Assistive Technology Supervisor Shin-ichiroh Yamamoto
Biomechanics and Injury Prevention Supervisor Sota Yamamoto
Biomicrofluidics Research Project Supervisor Nobuyuki Futai
Design Study for Product Design Supervisor Kazutoshi Masunari
Supervisor Shigeru Furuya
Supervisor Ryoji Yoshitake
Supervisor Noriko Hashida
Supervisor Wonseok Yang
Co-Supervisor Shin Sakuragi
Co-Supervisor Kyoko Hidaka
Co-Supervisor Yusuke Ashizawa
Net Shape Manufacturing Supervisor Masahiro Anzai
Functional Material Engineering Supervisor Shouichirou Yoshihara
Die & Mold Engineering Supervisor Takekazu Sawa
Nano / Micro Research on Laser and Laser Applications Supervisor Shigeki Matsuo
Heat and Mass Transfer Supervisor Naoki Ono
Micro Robotics Supervisor Sumito Nagasawa
Smart Material Supervisor Shingo Maeda
Studies on Electronic Properties Under Multiple Extreme Conditions Supervisor Yasuyuki Ishii
Study of Computational Statistical Physics Supervisor Yusuke Tomita

Diploma Policy

The Mechanical Engineering Course has set a major goal that, through providing education in specialized subjects and research guidance, it will nurture global and competent engineers who can contribute to the society, who have not only specialized knowledge but also have an ability to see 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.

In order to achieve the goal, the requirements of completion are determined specifically as follows:
- Specialized knowledge and understanding
- Obtainment of units defined in the study guide.
- Acquisition of problem-identifying and problem-solving skills
- Possession of insights for accurately setting problems in proceeding research and logical thinking required for problem-solving.
- Motivation and ability to practice
- Possession of abilities to demonstrate human competency in actively challenging difficult issues and resolving them, as well as accurately practicing their own research in advancing it.
- Comprehensive strength
- Accurately written research results based on highly original academic knowledge.

Assessment criteria for Master’s degree
Candidates will be conferred the degree of Master’s in Engineering by fulfilling the following criteria:
Candidates will have:
- Completed 2 units for the subjects taught by their supervisor and more than 16 units for other subjects, as well as having received research guidance (12 units for Special exercises and Special experiments) from their supervisor.
- Submitted their Master’s thesis and passed its assessment. The judgment of passing the assessment is based on the evaluation in terms of novelty, usefulness, universality, engineering point of argument, and the overall standard of quality, and 60 out of 100 points must be awarded.

Curriculum Policy

The Mechanical Engineering Course provides education in line with the following policy:
Students will acquire:
(1) Skills to accurately grasp social needs and to identify and establish problems.
(2) Skills, which enable them to precisely use specialized knowledge in solving problems.
(3) An attitude towards considering things from a variety of angles and to examine them in a multifaceted way.
(4) An attitude towards working on solving problems based on global perspectives.
(5) An ambitious attitude to challenging new fields, rich culture, and high ethical standards.

Admission Policy

The Mechanical Engineering Course will accept prospective students who have the following characteristics, and provide education and research guidance:

Prospective students will:
- Have intellectual curiosity about various issues in engineering and science, as well as being motivated to contribute based on their expertise in mechanical engineering in responding to social needs regarding the environment, safety, security, and convenience.
- Have the potential to acquire insight for identifying and establishing mechanical engineering problems from various needs, logical thinking to plan approaches for solving these problems, and the determination and practical ability to perform and respond in a flexible way based on such plans.
- Have the knowledge of basic natural sciences such as mathematics and physics, as well as having specialized knowledge and the practical ability of materials/structural mechanics, fluid, and heat/energy.
- Have the potential to acquire the knowledge and practical ability to use foreign languages, which will enable them to participate in international academic exchanges.
- Have ethics as an engineer and a potential to demonstrate human competency with which the persons will advance research with their own will whilst cooperating with their colleagues.