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The College Cluster Framework and Affiliated Graduate Schools

The School of Science and Engineering is a comprehensive educational organization that covers a wide range of academic disciplines within the field of science and engineering, and encompasses the basics of practical application. The school comprises 6 colleges, the College of Mathematics, College of Physics, College of Chemistry, College of Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering Systems, and College of Policy and Planning Sciences.

The College of Mathematics, College of Physics, and College of Chemistry are new colleges that draw on the educational content of the mathematics major, physics major, and chemistry major, respectively. The abovementioned majors were among the 4 majors of the formerly named the College of Natural Sciences (First Cluster of Colleges).

The College of Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering Systems and College of Policy and Planning Sciences are the same as colleges that earlier belonged to the Third Cluster of Colleges.

Assigned Fields of the Colleges

The School of Science and Engineering covers most science and engineering fields, but the colleges within the school are specialized.

The field of science and engineering covers the traditional basic science curriculum.

In the College of Mathematics, it is possible to gain a broad mathematical background through lectures, exercises, and seminars, starting with basic mathematics, and progressing through to pure mathematics (algebra, geometry, and analysis). Information mathematics (mathematical logic, mathematical statistics and computer mathematics) is also included.

In the College of Physics, research and teaching are performed with the objective of providing a better understanding of the fundamental laws, which forms the basis of naturally-occurring phenomena, ranging from the microscopic world of the elementary particle to the expansive world of matter, which we see every day, and extending further into the wider universe.

In the College of Chemistry, education and research is conducted in 4 areas: inorganic and analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and interdisciplinary field chemistry. The objectives of this education and research are to understand chemical substances and chemical phenomena at a molecular, atomic, and electronic level, to create new materials that have new features, and to investigate the universal law of chemical phenomena.

The field of engineering is expected to respond to rapidly changing social conditions, and therefore, encompasses features from a cross-section of disciplines that are aligned to the present industrial context. It is also includes future development.

The College of Engineering Sciences is characterized by a curriculum that includes materials science, measurement and control, electronics, and life sciences, which are applications of physics and chemistry. The aim of this College is to reflect the accomplishments of natural science in technology.

The College of Engineering Systems covers a variety of fields including robotic control, structural and geotechnical engineering, and energy with the aim of creating a complete technological solution through the formation of systems for a variety of elements.

The College of Policy and Planning Sciences covers 3 major fields: Urban and Regional Planning, Social and Economic Sciences, and Management Science and Engineering. The objective of the abovementioned college is to analyze human social phenomena and to propose and implement solutions for social problems using engineering-based approaches.

The correlation with Science and Engineering Faculty subjects in regular universities are shown in the chart below.

Figure〔Figure〕普通の大学との比較

The field of science and engineering has a dual nature: (1) the fundamental academic aspect of exploring the truth, and (2) the aspect of contributing to the society through technology. However, the boundaries between these characteristics are not distinct and thus, It is not necessary to draw on past examples. At present, basic scientific research significantly impacts future developments and mankind in general. Furthermore, the field of engineering is expected to comprehensively solve a variety of demands of the society. The analyses of society, development of measurement and material technology elements, and development of technological solutions through systematic approaches are realized by the collaboration of various fields including information technology.

 

Affiliated Graduate Schools

Modern science and technology have been growing rapidly. Thus, the demands of the society are many and diverse. A graduate level education is necessary to obtain mastery of cutting edge scientific techniques and to understand societal demands. For this particular reason, many students are currently pursuing higher education in the field of science and engineering at graduate schools.

The majority of graduates from the colleges in the School of Science and Engineering continue their education at either the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences or the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering. Some students also continue their education at the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences or undertake the Master’s Program in Education.