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Fundamental Programs for Advanced Engineering

This program is held on weeknights and on Saturdays to provide working students and members of the general society with the opportunity to obtain the requisite specialized education for monodzukuri (traditional Japanese concept of craftsmanship) related to “Comprehensive Communication Sciences.” The program cultivates specialized professionals who have acquired the basic skills required to understand and uncover the means to resolve from an engineering standpoint the technological issues that occur in industry and have also acquired practical skills in many fields. To that end, this program admits a wide range of people who work during the day and study at university at night. These are people who are willing to endeavor to acquire knowledge and technology related to “Comprehensive Communication Sciences” and related to the natural sciences upon which it is founded and who are full of desire to contribute from a broad perspective to the development of society through the creation of objects and devices. And they are working members of society who wish to acquire new knowledge and technology to cope with the development of technological innovations and the changing structure of industry and want to make further contributions to the development of society.

Learning/Teaching Goals

Please refer to the education policy of the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering (Night School Program) for the learning/teaching goals of the program.

Original website of the Fundamental Programs for Advanced Engineering

(Opens in a new window)先端工学基礎課程

Refer to this site for program specifics and Q & A.

Course Types and Major Programs

There are two courses available in the program: the working student course and the internship course. During the first two years of the program, students in both courses learn the fundamentals of mathematics and physics as well as electromagnetics, electric circuitry and programming. Then starting in the third year, participants select one of two major programs to pursue, either the “Informatics, Media and Communications Program” or the “Electronic, Mechanical and Control Systems Program.”

Course Types

Working Student Course
This course targets students who have a full-time day job. The first year of the working student course covers “academic literacy” and the goal is for the participant to acquire the fundamentals needed for studying at university. The curriculum incorporates a “technology program seminar” based on the student's experiences in the workplace. For interested students, a place of daytime employment (employment or long-term training) appropriate to the individual student can be arranged.
Internship Course
This course targets general, non-working students who want to attend night school. The “academic literacy” component in the first year of the internship course teaches career design with the goal of preparing the students for their own growth and development in the working world. The curriculum incorporates an internship with the aim of cultivating job skills and providing real work experience for a fixed period of time at various companies. Students in this course also participate in a seminar program based on their work experience. The companies that provide real work experience are selected by the university, and each student's place of work is decided through consultations with the student.

Major Programs

Informatics, Media and Communications Program
This program's specialty is the generation, processing, transmission and control of information. The program cultivates talented individuals with practical skills who have acquired a basic grounding in both the hardware and software of information technology and who have also acquired the basic technology and concepts of various informatics media and various information communication systems and information network systems.
Electronic, Mechanical and Control Systems Program
The specialty of this program is the field of intelligent mechatronics. This program cultivates talented individuals with practical skills who have an understanding of the component fields of information, design, production, electronics and control and a systematized understanding of the technology that integrates and organizes those component fields. Students master the basic knowledge, thinking processes and organizational skills necessary for the development of industrial products.


All the information related to classes including list of classes, diagram of classes and syllabus are gathered at the link below. Please refer to this information when deciding on which classes to take.

List of instructors

All the instructors in the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering share responsibility for teaching the Fundamental Programs for Advanced Engineering.

Graduate school