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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering consists of five departments: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electric and Electronic Systems, Department of System and Information Engineering, Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering, and Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Students may choose any of those departments for their career options.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Electric and Electronic Systems

Department of System and Information Engineering

Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers have a strong background in the mathematical and physical sciences, and they are involved in the conversion of energy from one form into another, as well as the design and manufacture of the devices through which this conversion takes place. Analysis, design, production, and marketing are activities in which mechanical engineers are commonly involved. Mechanical engineers are found in a wide variety of consumer goods manufacturers, such as those engaged in the manufacture of automobiles, chemicals, and electronic equipment.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers three courses in mechanical engineering: Mechanical Engineering (accredited by JABEE), General Mechanical Engineering, and Automotive Engineering (accredited by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to conduct tests for the automobile service techniques qualification).

Curriculum Characteristics

As the scope of mechanical engineering, which is the basis of industrial technology, has expanded, it has become a more interdisciplinary field. Modern mechanical engineering requires not only a knowledge of mechanical technologies, but also the possession of well-developed skills for its application.

This department encourages originality in its students with a view to producing mechanical engineers who will play active roles in the industrial society of tomorrow. In addition to fulfilling its educational and research duties, the department offers advice to students in the preparation of academic programs.

We are proud of our well-organized curriculum, which also explores the liberal arts. It provides instruction in two elements of the mechanical engineering field (mechanical design and manufacturing systems), covering the core subjects through to more advanced topics. All members of the department are committed to maintaining small class sizes, particularly for the core subjects of mechanical engineering.

Furthermore, to help students learn how to practically apply the knowledge they have gained in lectures, we include the following as core subjects in our program: intensive exercises, experimentation, design and drawing, and machine shop practice.

An introduction to mechanical engineering is provided in the freshman year, and basic engineering subjects are covered in the sophomore and junior years. In the senior year of the mechanical engineering program, research projects are conducted through extensive laboratory research.

In addition to teaching, the faculty conducts research into engineering materials, energy engineering, robotics, heat transfer, liquid atomization, and combustion science.

Faculty

Position Name Research Subject
Professor NODA Hidehiko Development of Energy Conservation Devices
Professor SAITO Masahiro Study on Plant Life Prediction and Extension
Professor DAIKOKU Masatoshii Liquid Atomization and Combustion Technology
Professor SUZUKI Hiroshi Micromechanics of Composite Materials
Professor SATOU Manabu Evaluation of Micro-mechanical Properties Utilizing a High Power Laser
Associate Prof. KUDO Yuji Effects of Ambient Conditions on the Spread of Flames along a Condensed Phase
Associate Prof. OHTA Masaru Analysis of Electromagnetic Devices
Assistant Prof. FUJISAWA Ryusuke Swarm Robotics
Assistant Prof. ASAKAWA Takukatsu Automotive Engineering

Robot contest using original robots made
by students.

Students realize the importance of mechanical
engineering from the disassembly and assembly
of an automobile engine.

Department of Electric and Electronic Systems

Recent progress in terms of science and technology in the fields of electrical engineering and electronic engineering systems has accelerated the expansion of related industries and increased the use of IT(Information Technology) in various related fields. If we are to cope with such changes in our society, we need to produce experts who can lead the way in the future development of these trends.

To meet this need, the Department of Electric and Electronic Systems offers programs designed to produce engineers who have the following qualities: a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of science and engineering; a high degree of creativity and a sense of ethics; the professional skills and critical judgment required to find appropriate solutions to technical and organizational problems; and a capacity for lifelong learning. We also strive to equip our students with a broad educational base and good communication skills.

Educational Objective

Our educational objective is to produce:

A. Engineers who have a sense of ethics and the basic ability to assess the global impact of engineering solutions;
B. Engineers who have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of science, engineering, and information technology, and can make effective use of this knowledge in contributing to society;
C. Engineers who have a sound grounding in engineering principles, and can apply this knowledge not only in their design, application, and business practices, but also in their development leadership skills;
D. Engineers who possess social and technical communication skills in Japanese, and have basic international communication skills; and
E. Engineers who have a thorough understanding of local industries, and can recognize and respond to current social and global issues creatively.

Faculty

Position Name Research Subject
Professor NEJOH Yasunori Simulations and Experiments on Cutting-edge Plasma Science and Engineering
Professor SEKI Hidehiro Research and Development of Liquid Crystal Display Devices
Professor MATSUURA Tsutomu Historical Study of Education and Pedagogy in Japan in the 1930s and 1950s
Associate Prof. KANBARA Toshihiko Studies on Intelligent Robots
Associate Prof. SHINYAMA Katsuyoshi Research and Development of Environmentally Friendly Functionality Materials
Lecturer SHIBATA Koji Development of Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components Using Functional Materials
Lecturer HANADA Kazuma Research on Power Systems and Local Renewable Energy
Lecturer SASAKI Takanori Satellite Remote Sensing

Organized Education Curriculum of
Electronic and Electrical Systems

Achievement Navigator Online System for
Self-Check of Engineering Education


Department of System and Information Engineering

With the advent of computer hardware, software, and networks, the use of information technologies has become widespread throughout our society. Today's system engineers are required to be skilled in the use of computers and to be able to develop software and construct computer networks. Given this, system engineers need to be experts in the information systems required to resolve the issues faced by modern business industries.

The Department of System and Information Engineering aims to produce engineers who have a thorough understanding of computer science and networks and are able to propose solutions to companies in industries utilizing system engineering approaches. In order to realize our educational goals, we offer the following wide range of subjects: (1) system engineering disciplines such as mathematical programming, control engineering, robotics, and simulations; (2) computer science disciplines such as computer architecture, programming, operating systems, database systems, and information networks; and (3) human and social science disciplines such as the study of human-machine interaction, digital documents, multimedia, and computer graphics.

Educational Objective

Our educational objective is to produce:

A. Engineers who have a sense of ethics and an understanding of both the local and global impact of engineering solutions;
B. Engineers who have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of the natural sciences, engineering, and information technology, and can make effective use of this knowledge in contributing to society;
C. Engineers who are capable of oral and written communication in Japanese, and have basic international communication skills;
D. Engineers who have a sound grounding in engineering principles, and can apply the fundamental concepts and skills they have learned to achieve practical solutions;
E. Engineers who recognize the necessity of and have a capacity for lifelong learning, allowing them to adapt to the current social situation; and
F. Engineers who have a firm grasp of the fundamental principles of science and engineering, as well as a basic knowledge of the humanities and social sciences.

Faculty

Position Name Research Subject
Professor TAKEYAMA Yasushi Information and Management System in Infrastructure
Professor KURIHARA Nobuo Advanced Control of Direct Fuel Injection Engines
Professor TAKAHASHI Ryouei Study on Software Complexity Metrics and Their Relationship to Software Quality
Professor KOSAKAYA Juichi Music Information Science, Agent Technology, and Welfare Engineering
Professor SHIMAWAKI Hidetaka Study on the Properties and Applications of Cold Cathodes
Professor FUJIOKA Yoshichika Numerical Simulations, Computer Systems, and Networks
Associate Prof. YAMAMOTO Tadashi Onomatopoeia in Chinese
Associate Prof. SHIMIZU Yoshimasa Application of Chaos Engineering for Information Security
Associate Prof. YAMAGUCHI Hiroyuki Numerical Simulation, Computer System and Network
Associate Prof. KODAMA Naruhito Modeling and Control of a Wind Turbine Generator
Lecturer ITO Tomoya Computer Graphics
Students interacting with their teacher in a
lecture on constructing an information network

Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering offers an engineering program that focuses on production process technologies related to bioscience and environmental engineering. The aim of this program is to produce engineers specializing in sustainable production processes who have the following qualities: a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of science and engineering; good engineering design skills; the ability to apply engineering principles in their work; a capacity for lifelong learning; and knowledge of fields such as gene recombination, food safety control, and environmental restoration. We also strive to equip our students with a broad educational base, good communication skills, and excellent judgment.

Our department offers the following three independent course programs: Bioscience, Environmental Engineering, and Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering.

Educational Objective

Our educational objective is to produce:

A. Engineers who understand their professional and ethical responsibilities and have the basic ability to assess both the local and global impact of engineering solutions, taking into account the need for conservation and restoration of environment;
B. Engineers who have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of science, ecological engineering, and information technology, and can make effective use of this knowledge;
C. Engineers who have a basic knowledge of the technical aspects of engineering science, and can make effective use of this knowledge in their business management practices;
D. Engineers who aim to develop environmental technologies and can make effective use of this knowledge in a variety of scientific fields;
E. Engineers who have a sense of humanity, possess good communication skills, and can consider matters from an international perspective; and
F. Engineers who can think spontaneously, are proactive, and have a capacity for lifelong learning and the future acquisition of further qualifications.

Faculty

Position Name Research Subject
Professor WAKO Yutaka Screening and Characterization of Body Modulating Food
Professor TSURUTA Takehiko Removal and Recovery of Heavy Metals Using Microorganisms
Professor KOHIRUIMAKI Takayuki Study on the Utilization of Shape-controlled Inorganic Crystals
Associate Prof. IWAMURA Mitsuru Research on a Resource Recycling-oriented System in Hachinohe Area
Associate Prof. KOBAYASHI Masaki Study on a Microwave-enhanced Chemical Reaction Process from the Viewpoint of Chemical Engineering
Associate Prof. FUJITA Toshiaki Reproductive Physiology of Fish
Associate Prof. TAKAHASHI Susumu Analysis of the Liquid Structure of Water and Its Structure Control
Lecturer AYUKAWA Eri Reproductive Ecology of Bryophyte
Associate Prof. TANAKA Yoshiyuki Marine ecosystem, marine ecology, seagrass, stable isotope, ecosystem functioning


SDS-PAGE pattern of yellowtail and red
seabream sera under reducing conditions.
Removal of chromium (VI) using immobilized
persimmon adsorbent from aqueous potassium
bichromate (VI) solution.
Purification device of the waste liquid using

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture

The Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture was established in April 2009 through a merger of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Architectural Engineering. While continuing to cover the basic concepts studied in traditional civil engineering and architecture courses, this new department intends to provide a quality education in engineering that will meet society's various needs in the fields of infrastructure and building construction.

Architecture is said to be the oldest, most complex, and most exemplary of human endeavors that are essential to our existence, as exemplified by the Parthenon in Greece. Civil engineering, meanwhile, serves as the foundation that provides the infrastructure and the advanced technology required to build a modern human society for all civilizations.

Until now, these two fields have been developed separately, but many people today are beginning to recognize that we need to merge these two fields if we are to continue to enjoy high-quality social capital in the future.

Our department offers the following three civil engineering and architecture courses: Architectural Engineering, Social Design, and Civil Engineering (accredited by JABEE).

Curriculum Characteristics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture has developed an outstanding education system that is tailored to help students realize scholastic achievements that meet society's varied needs. The three courses we offer - Architectural Engineering, Social Design, and Civil Engineering - have been developed in accordance with student interests and objectives. Moreover, our high-quality educational system (shown in the figure below) is designed based on student needs and scholastic achievements.

Faculty

Position Name Research Subject
Professor TAKEUCHI Takahiro Cold Regions Engineering
Professor SASAKI Mikio Natural Disaster Science and River & Coastal Engineering
Professor HASEGAWA Akira Bridge Engineering and Structural Engineering
Professor HASHIMOTO Norihisa Acoustical and environmental engineering
Professor FUKUSHI Ken-ichi Water Treatment and Environmental Engineering
Professor TUKINAGA Yoichi Building Materials and Concrete Engineering (Materials)
Professor TAKITA Mitugu Soil and Structure Behavior Under Strong Earthquakes
Professor ABA Minoru Durabikity and Maintenance of Concrete Structures in Cold Climates
Associate Prof. KANEKO Kenji Geotechnical Engineeing and Applied Mechanics
Lecturer SUZUKI Takuya Environmental Engineering
Lecturer SAKOI Yuki Concrete Material
Structural principle of Honggiao bridge (Around 1040A.D~1290A.D)
88-1 Ohbiraki, Myo, Hachinohe, Aomori 031-8501, Japan
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