Faculty of Systems Design
The Faculty of Systems Design is composed of five departments, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Systems Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Industrial Art. This faculty nurtures engineers, researchers and creators with scientific knowledge and artistic sensibility.
Department of Computer Science
As we enter the 21st century, with the growth of the Internet, advances in computing technology, and the rapid development of artificial intelligence, multimedia, and social media, we have arrived in the era of big data. It can be said that these factors are all the result of information technology, and with the rapid arrival of new technologies around the world, social risk factors are diversifying. In the face of unknown circumstances that occur on a daily basis, it has become imperative for us to train people to succeed on a global scale, using information technology proficiently to make the correct decisions, while taking future trends into account. In the Department of Computer Science, we aim to train software engineers to succeed internationally, master advanced information technology, and flexibly adapt in such rapidly changing times.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computers and electronic technologies undoubtedly lie in the center of social and industrial infrastructures. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers two programs, Computer Systems Program and Electrical and Computer Engineering Program.
The former allows students considerable flexibility in tailoring choice of courses, including computer networks/systems and telecommunications/sensing technologies; the latter provides students with a wide range of courses in telecommunications/sensing systems and electrical engineering. In both programs, students will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge from software to hardware, and on completion of courses students are prepared to become leading engineers and scientists with broad foundations and practical skills in electrical engineering and computer science.
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering
There is a real need for mechanical systems that can help solve the diverse, complex problems relating to the building of a safe, secure, sustainable society that provides high-level healthcare and effective medical support for its citizens, while at the same time creating high added value and making society a more relaxed and enjoyable environment in which to live.
To develop these kinds of systems requires human talent that not only possesses wide-ranging knowledge in disciplines such as systems engineering, control engineering, robotics, design engineering, bioengineering, micro-technology and nanotechnology, etc., but also the ability to use this knowledge effectively from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering aims to cultivate creative, talented individuals who are able to make use of the grounding they receive in the fields noted above to develop mechanical systems that can contribute to building the kind of ideal society that is needed today.
The Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering is composed of two programs, the Intelligent Mechanical Systems Program and the Biomechanical Engineering Program. Students may select either program from the second semester of their second year to engage in more advanced study in each specialty field.
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
In this department, students learn various subjects in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, such as aerodynamics, propulsion engineering, materials and structures, guidance and control engineering, flight and orbital mechanics, systems engineering, and utilization of aerospace systems. To enhance the education and research on the practical development and utilization, our department offers cooperative graduate school programs with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT).
Department of Industrial Art
This department incorporates various subjects related to the urban context, and considers them from both design and engineering points of view. Its aim is to create new value and design innovation at an accelerated rate for the immense urban fabric of the nation’s capital. The curriculum consists of specialized subjects from two broad fields, Media Art and Product Design. Students can increase their expertise by gaining a broad, multi-disciplinary perspective that crosses the boundaries of various design disciplines.