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Department of Engineering Science

Students learn about modern industrial technology. Studies are particularly focused on the cutting-edge science and technology that is founded on electronic and optical technology, physics, chemistry, and biology. The department provides students with a broad education and logical and flexible thinking and practical skills that will enable them to succeed not only in Japan but also on a global level.

Department Characteristics

The goal of the Department of Engineering Science is to train engineers who will develop the cutting-edge devices (functional components) and industrial materials that will serve as the foundation of the comprehensive communications sciences. For example, in this department, students have the opportunity to learn about the solar cells and LEDs that are helping us find solutions to our energy problems. The foundation of the development of these devices consists of the physical engineering of solid crystals, and electronic engineering of electrons, optoelectronics, and other fields of engineering. Additionally, the field of bioengineering—which aims to apply and mimic the structures of genes, living brains and nerves, and other biological phenomena in engineering—is sure to grow in importance in the future.
The Department of Engineering Science is where students can learn about these types of fundamental sciences and technologies that will serve as the foundation of the cutting-edge manufacturing that will support the future society. First and second year students gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of math, physics, chemistry, and computer technology.

Learning/Teaching Goals

Please refer to the education policy of the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering for the learning/teaching goals of this department.

Specialty Programs

Students in their third year and later are divided into four separate programs: the Electronic Engineering Program, the Optoelectronics Program, the Applied Physics Program, and the Bioscience and Technology Program. In these programs, students are given the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge and techniques and practical skills in electronic engineering, optoelectronics, physical engineering, quantum engineering, molecular engineering, and biological engineering.

Electronic Engineering Program

To train students to design and develop electronic and optical devices, the Electronic Engineering Program has prepared a curriculum that covers everything from the fundamentals of electronic devices to the design of integrated circuits. Students develop fundamental electronic engineering knowledge and practical skills that will produce results in research and development at companies and laboratories.

Optoelectronics Program

Students are able to gain a broad understanding of the optical functional materials and optical devices that are the foundation of optoelectronics and the optical communication and information processing systems that these materials and devices are applied to. The goal of the program is to train specialized engineers and researchers who have broad perspectives and knowledge that encompass everything from the fundamentals of optoelectronics to their application.

Applied Physics Program

Students are able to gain a deep understanding of natural phenomena and materials through the study of fundamental physics. Students are trained to use their fundamental scientific knowledge to exhibit exceptional creativity and flexibility in the field of advanced material development and a variety of other research and development situations.

Bioscience and Technology Program

The goal of the program is to train students to become pioneers in the construction of a sustainable society and in futuristic manufacturing. To that end, students are taught to see organisms as refined material, energy, and information systems, and they learn about the hierarchies, material productivity, energy conversion mechanisms, functional expressions, and information transmission and processing mechanisms of those systems.

List of Instructors

The instructors are the instructors in the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering. Please refer to the list of instructors for the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering.

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