The oldest civil engineering department of japanese private university, the Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1920. We have produced more than 34,000 alumni and they have lead construction industries and public offices.
Civil engineers are responsible for planning, designing, constructing and maintaining the varied infrastructures of our society, which are necessary for supporting our modern civilized life and industries. They include transportation systems, water resource and sewage systems, energy supplying systems and information systems. These systems in turn consist of roads, railways, channels, harbors, utility lines as well as structures such as bridges, banks, tunnels, dams and pipelines.
The infrastructures and their functions must be carefully designed and constructed so that they can withstand natural disasters, will not disturb the natural environment, are built and maintained cost-effectively, but are aesthetically designed, and able to be used over a considerably long time period. We rely on civil engineers to achieve all these goals. Thus, civil engineers are required to possess a wide range of knowledge and skills in science and engineering.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate programs to impart basic knowledge and skills in science and engineering. After two years of core subjects, each student chooses one of the following three courses according to his/her interest.
Every student must be engaged in a Project Study, which is a one-year program to experience the total process from planning, design, to evaluation of a specific project of civil engineering. Different projects are assigned for the three courses, where each student must do a presentation under the supervision of instructors.
1. Technical Design Course: This course provides programs that prepare civil engineers especially engaged in the design and maintenance of infrastructures and their systems.
2. Planning and Management Course: Programs in this course are designed for civil engineers involved in planning social systems and infrastructures, as well as in construction management and systems maintenance.
3. Environment System Course: Students aiming to preserve the natural environment and to be involved in designing environmental systems will gain important knowledge from this course’s programs.