Faculty of

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The mission of the HIT Department of Mechanical Engineering is developing human resources capable of working in the community and society in response to diversified social needs.
Mechanical engineering is the study about the design, manufacture and use of various machines and machine elements. Students will have extensive knowledge of mechanical engineering, engineer ethics, engineering and design skill, information technology and communication skills, and international perspectives.
The HIT Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes those who are interested in learning mechanical engineering and utilize knowledge on mechanical engineering and aim to actively participate in local community and society.

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

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has established the following curriculum and implementation policies.


Position Name Research Subject
Professor SATOU Manabu Evaluation of Micro-mechanical Properties Utilizing a High Power Laser
Professor DAIKOKU Masatoshi Atomization Characteristics of High-speed Bell-cup Atomizer
Professor SUZUKI Hiroshi Manufactureing the electrically conductive and light transmissive nano-composite film
Professor NODA Hidehiko Study on the optimal design method of a screen wick heat pipe
Associate Prof. MUTO Kazuo Development and application of high performance acoustic comb type digital AE sensor using LiNbO3
Associate Prof. KUDO Yuji Study on the influence of ambient conditions on flame spread
Associate Prof. OHTA Masaru Analysis of two-degree-of-freedom parametric oscillation by the harmonic balance method
Associate Prof. ASAKAWA Takukatsu Development of Mobile Operating Room for Solving Regional Medical Problem
Associate Prof. SUGIMOTO Shin-ichiro Large-scale computational mechanics using hierarchical domain decomposition method on massively parallel supercomputers

Machine Shop

HIT places a great deal of emphasis on providing students with an opportunity to practice manufacturing processes. Its machine shop, which has the latest machinery and is staffed by highly skilled instructors, provides students with a great chance to gain some actual manufacturing practice. It also supplies the experimental apparatus used for the research and education conduced at HIT.

Mobile Operating Room to save from Preventable deathsParallel Finite Element Analysis of Numerical Human Body Model with 16 Billion DOFs


Department of Electric and Electronic Systems

Recent progress in terms of science and technology in the fields of electrical engineering and electronic engineering has accelerated the expansion of related industries and increased the necessity of IT (Information Technology), IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) 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 technology and science.

To meet this need, the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering 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

In the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the student who have completed a given curriculum and are recognized as having acquired the following qualities and abilities, is awarded Bachelor of Engineering.

  1. Engineers who have cultural knowledge, social view, economic view, history view and health management consciousness, and can act with a global perspective.
  2. Engineers who have good sense and moral sense as an engineer, and can make responsible judgment with autonomy.
  3. Engineers who have an interest in local industries and can make efforts to solve technical problems of local industry.
  4. Engineers who can apply basic mathematical skills necessary for engineers in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.
  5. Engineers who understand basic physical laws or chemical laws, have natural scientific knowledge, and can be applied to solving problems.
  6. Engineers who learns basic knowledge on information technology and can perform basic operation of computer information equipment.
  7. Engineers who can create Japanese documents such as technological reports and business diaries that are socially and technically applicable, and can discuss on given tasks, and present on problem solving, proposal and reporting.
  8. Engineers who has basic communication skills in English, and can read product specifications, equipment instruction manuals or technical materials in English. Also, based on the language skills, it can be utilized for international exchange and cooperation.
  9. Engineers who are interested in domestic and overseas trends related to the field of electrical and electronic engineering, and can make efforts to solve technical problems with international perspective.
  10. Engineers who has basic knowledge to be provided as an electric and electronic engineer, and can apply for solving the problem.
  11. Engineers who has expertise knowledge to be provided as an electric and electronic engineer, and can apply for solving the problem.
  12. Engineers who provide business design skills, plan and carry out tasks for required tasks or social requirements, and apply them to solve problems. In addition, he can actively negotiate with a plurality of engineers, plays as a leader or a member in collaboration to solve the problem.
  13. Engineers who learns technical subjects constantly and voluntary, finds problems, and can act continuously for improvement.
  14. Engineers who can carry out work systematically under the given constraints.


Position Name Research Subject
Professor Hidehiro SEKI Research and Development of Liquid Crystal Display Devices
Professor Toshihiko ISHIYAMA Development of Energy Harvesting Technologies
Professor Tsutomu MATSUURA Historical Study of Education and Pedagogy in Japan in the 1930s and 1950s
Professor Katsuyoshi SHINYAMA Research and Development of Environmentally Friendly Functionality Materials
Professor Yoshinori SAKAMOTO Development of New Actuators and Motors Utilizing the Parametric Oscillation
Professor Kiyoshi KAWAMOTO Development of Optical Multi-layered Films using Anodized Porous Materials
Associate Professor Toshihiko KANBARA Studies on Intelligent Robots
Associate Professor Koji SHIBATA Development of Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components Using Functional Materials
Associate Professor Takanori SASAKI Satellite Remote Sensing
Senior Assistant Professor Kazuma HANADA Research on Power Systems and Local Renewable Energy

Exhibition Hall of Research Results (e-Navi Square)IoT system of Image transfer fabricated by students of graduate research course


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 configure 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, 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 most advanced technology.


Position Name Research Subject
Professor TAKEYAMA Yasushi Information and Management System in Infrastructure
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
Professor KOKUBO Atushi Web System, Mobie Application
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
Associate Prof. ITO Tomoya Computer Graphics
Associate Prof. MIURA Masanobu Knowledge Engineering, Musical Acoustics

Creating 3D CG for a museum guide system

Department of Life and Environmental Science

The Department of Life and Environmental Science offers an educational program that focuses on technologies involved in life and environmental sciences. The aim of this program is to train experts possessing professional knowledge as well as advanced skills underlying the sustainable society. The subject fields of education are as follows: fundamentals of science and engineering, good engineering design, application of technological principles for the industry, lifelong learning, gene recombination, food safety, 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 two course programs: Life and Food Science, and Environmental Chemistry

Educational Objective

Our educational objective is to train:

A Engineers who understand their professional and ethical responsibilities and have the basic ability to assess both the local and global impact of scientific and engineering solutions;
B Engineers who have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of science and engineering, and can make effective use of this knowledge to develop society;
C Engineers who have good communication skills, and can consider matters from an international perspective;
D Engineers who have a basic knowledge of the technical aspects of science and engineering, and can make effective use of this knowledge in their business management practices;
E Engineers who can develop environmental technologies integrating the knowledge of life, environment and chemistry; and
F Engineers who can think spontaneously, are proactive, and have a capacity for lifelong learning.


Position Name Research Subject
Professor TSURUTA Takehiko Removal and Recovery of Heavy Metals Using Biomass Containg Microorganisms
Professor NISHIMURA Junko Functional Analysis of Lactic Acid Bacteria
Professor KOBAYASHI Masaki Study on a Microwave-enhanced Chemical Reaction Process from the Viewpoint of Chemical Engineering
Professor TANAKA Yoshiyuki Marine ecosystem, marine ecology, seagrass, stable isotope, ecosystem functioning
Professor FUJITA Toshiaki Reproductive Physiology of Fish
Professor WAKO Yutaka Screening and Characterization of Body Modulating Food
Associate Prof. TAKAHASHI Susumu Analysis of the Liquid Structure of Water and Its Structure Control
Associate Prof. AYUKAWA Eri Reproductive ecology of bryophyte, coastal plant ecology
Senior Assistant Prof. HONDA Hiroyuki Fermentation by plant-derived lactic acid bacteria
Assistant Prof. KATAYAMA Yumi Decomposition of POPs,
Solidification of heavy metal in soil

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, 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 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.


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 FUKUSHI Ken-ichi Water Treatment and Environmental Engineering
Professor TUKINAGA Yoichi Building Materials and Concrete Engineering (Materials)
Professor ABA Minoru Durability and Maintenance of Concrete Structures in Cold Climates
Professor KANEKO Kenji Geotechnical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Associate Prof. SUZUKI Takuya Environmental Engineering
Associate Prof. SAKOI Yuki Concrete Material
Associate Prof. KOFUJI Kazuki Architectural Design and Architectural Planning
Lecturer HASHIZUME Yutaka Building disaster prevention and building structural engineering
Lecturer TAKASE Shin-suke Computational Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Damage distribution map of central Hachinohe