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Faculty of Engineering at the Chiba Institute of Technology

Gaining the knowledge and skills in a variety of engineering fields for the development of modern society at Chiba Institute of Technology

Engineering is a system of intelligence in which various relevant technologies are integrated with scientific knowledge to create innovations that enrich our lives. This system shapes your dreams and ideas into actual products. With a set of knowledge and technical skills, the six departments in our Faculty of Engineering actively support you to relish the pleasure of creation in the field of your interest. By securing practical expertise, you will be able to achieve technological competence to solve challenging problems in modern society and opening a new horizon for the future.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical EngineeringIn our everyday lives, we use various machines, such as cars, trains, and clocks. In addition, food, pharmaceutical, and other products that appear unrelated to machines, depend on machines for their production. Without a doubt, we can say that modern society relies on machines. Mechanical engineering is the study of the design, manufacture, and use of these various machines. In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, students will acquire a basic knowledge of and an ability to apply mechanical engineering skills, while also learning about the most advanced research in the field. They also get the opportunity to directly work on machines, from design to manufacture. In this way, the department trains talented professionals with the specialist knowledge and practical skills in mechanical engineering to respond flexibly to today’s rapidly changing society.

Department of Innovative Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

Innovative Mechanical and Electronic EngineeringWithout electricity, neither household electrical appliances nor the factories that produce them could operate. Even though mechanical and electrical engineering are closely related, the development of products has up until now taken place in separate fields. However, this makes it difficult to flexibly meet the diverse needs of society or to more rapidly develop new products. In order to produce new ideas that will lead this mechatronics society, we need professionals who understand and have skills dealing with both machines and electronics. In the Department of Innovative Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, we aim to train technicians who can help create these new values by helping them turn what they learn in lectures on mechanical and electronic engineering into practical knowledge through student-centred problem-solving group seminars.

Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Materials Science and EngineeringDevelopment and evolution of materials are indispensable for enhancing industrial technology capability. For example, skyscrapers such as the Tokyo Skytree(R), which is the tallest structure in Japan, is made possible by significant improvement in the strength of structural materials such as steel and iron materials. High performance motors for next-generation electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicle are realised by developing high performance permanent magnets. Modern ICT society is also supported by improvement of various materials through developing mass storage devices, high-speed communication cable, and so on. It would be no exaggeration to say that the evolution of materials improve the quality of our daily lives.
The department of advanced materials science and engineering offers students extensive knowledge in development and utilisation of materials. Students acquire practical abilities necessary for being the expert of the materials science and engineering through experiments and practical training. Furthermore, we aim to cultivate engineers who have mastered recycling-oriented manufacturing with consideration for the global environment and sustainable development.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic EngineeringWe are surrounded by products and machines that run on electricity. In the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, students will learn about these devices, and then gain the knowledge and skills to make them more efficient. With their skills in electrical and electronic engineering, they will gain the ability to find problems in society and the skills to fix them, which will make them stronger at coming up with ideas for contributing to society. As specific examples, they will learn about technologies for producing, transmitting, and using electric energy; about the development of materials and devices for making electrical appliances more efficient; and about controlling and measuring techniques using those devices and materials. In modern industry, more and more fields will likely be pursuing electrical and electronic technology.

Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering

Information and Communication Systems EngineeringWith the spread of smartphones, the social infrastructure of communication technology has become more and more important. The Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering strives to train engineers with the array of skills needed to support the next-generation communication technology. An extensive range of topics will be covered, ranging from hardware, such as antennas and electronic circuits, to software, including programming of communication protocols and communication network construction. Students will also wrestle with cutting-edge issues in the field, such as methods for using wireless frequency bands that have never been used before, or how communication circuitry can learn from vital functions. When new technologies appear in the field of communications, our lives evolve even more. We are trying to train professionals who will bring about the next evolution in communications.

Department of Applied Chemistry

Applied ChemistryChemistry, in various forms, lies at the root of many technologies. For example, solar batteries and fuel cells only exist as a result of advances in organic chemistry, electrochemistry, and materials chemistry. In a few decades, brand-new technologies will arise, as well as today’s advanced technologies will undergo further evolution and development. Applied chemistry is expected to p lay an important role to make this possible. In the Department of Applied Chemistry, students will acquire knowledge accumulated by the world’s chemists and turn that knowledge into practical ability during repeated experiments. Through their studies, students will become prepared to deal flexibly with any possible change in the future, and will acquire the ability to come up with creative ideas for the next generation of chemical technology.