The Department of Transportation Systems Engineering was established in 1961 under the name of "Department of Transportation Engineering," a pioneer of the new field of transportation engineering, to realize the future of motorization. Since then, we have fulfilled a constantly visionary role as a unique department in Japan, which has and continues to implement programs and research studies concerning comprehensive transportation engineering including: planning, designing, construction, operation, maintenance and management of transportation system. These educational fields cover all type of transportation system, in addition to automobile, including railways, airlines and seaborne shipping. We envision what the future shape should be for transportation, urban cities and environments, and we try to cultivate/nurture transportation engineers who will acquire an expert understanding of high technology.
As the only our department to have been acquired by JABEE or Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education under the college since 2006, our student can gain a real benefit towards employment in that upon graduation. The students are exempted from First-Step Professional Engineer Examination, and can be also qualified to become an Associate Professional Engineer by their applying.
Further, the Department has established a two-course program that is designed for education of transportation and construction engineers, and transportation, urban city and environmental managers with high expertise and comprehensive ability:
1. Engineering Course: The Engineering Course has been designed to train transportation and construction engineers for the planning, construction and evaluation of transportation system and facilities.
2. Management Course: The management course has been designed for professionals as managers of transportation business, international operations and tourism planning.
Further, in order to respond to the many aspirations of students and new territories/horizons brought forth by society, courses are divided into three groups:
1. The pillar of the Department, "Transportation Planning Group,"
2. Study of the environment, public welfare, landscape, are all incorporated into "Society and Environment Group," and
3. Aspiring towards international technician education in the "Social Infrastructure Group."
Of the three groups, one group is required to become a well-coordinated technician with strengthened expertise. Of course, all three may be studied together.