Characteristics of Learning in the Faculty of Engineering
Information on the characteristics of learning in the Faculty of Engineering.
Cultivating capable individuals who continue to stand at the cutting edge of science and technology to lead the day
Message from the Dean
TUAT was founded in 1874 as a sericulture testing center at the Naito-Shinjuku Branch Office of the Home Ministry's Industrial Encouragement Department. In 1949, the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and its Faculty of Textiles were established; in 1962, the Faculty of Textiles was renamed the Faculty of Engineering. Since that time, the Faculty of Engineering has produced individuals with knowledge, core and specialized expertise and technical skills in science and technology in the field of engineering that use their talents to realize a sustainable society.
The mission of the Faculty of Engineering is to produce capable persons who change the world through science and technology. To accomplish that requires advanced expertise and capabilities in the field of engineering as well as the ability to quickly penetrate to the heart of the increasingly complex and diverse problems of modern society and break them down into solvable challenges. This will require a strong will and the ability to jump into the world you wish to change and put that change into practice in the field.
To achieve the mission outlined above, the Faculty of Engineering has organized a sophisticated technical education curriculum covering eight departments. Since over 80 percent of our graduates go on to graduate school, it is clear that the curriculum also takes into account the path to graduate education. This curriculum is characterized by hands-on practical experimentation courses and educational experiences—such as corporate internships, overseas language training and short-term study abroad sessions—and graduates come to appreciate these experiences when they head out into the world. We also work with national universities in western Tokyo to increase opportunities for students to take a variety of specialized courses.
It is my desire to see our faculty members join together as one—supported by traditions and past achievements while responding flexibly to the hectic changes of the day—to ensure that as many students and alumni possess the will to change the world through science and technology, and ensure that as many people as possible beyond TUAT can see that the Faculty of Engineering is contributing to the sustainable development of society.
Kazuhiko Misawa, Dean, Faculty of Engineering
|The education the Faculty of Engineering seeks to provide is the cultivation of creative students eager to study the truths of nature and with a keen interest in manufacturing and craftsmanship. It is our desire to draw students able to converse with people having a wide range of ideas and who possess the passion to throw themselves into their interests and lose all track of time.|
Purpose and Characteristics of Learning
The Faculty of Engineering provides an education in both the fundamentals and expert knowledge and techniques of science and technology in the field of engineering. The faculty aims to cultivate talented individuals who possess the extensive learning and specialized knowledge that fosters their abilities to perceive the true nature of problems needing to be solved, and are able to harness these abilities to realize a sustainable society.
The faculty curriculum is divided into eleven courses based on the unique features of specific scientific fields. Each course is comprised of curriculums based on their goals and principles.
The subjects students will take during their four-year education in the faculty are divided into general studies classes and foundational and specialized education classes. The flexible curriculum allows students, for example, to engage in specialized studies in their first year and take common liberal arts subjects in their fourth year. The graduation thesis students must write in their fourth year helps them cultivate the abilities needed to independently and proactively establish a research plan and carry it out.