Mechanical Engineering

Outline

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a long history. During about 80 years after the foundation of the department of machinery, which was founded at the Fukui Technical Junior College in 1923, we have turned out more than 5,100 graduates. Many alumni take active parts in a variety of fields of industry, government, and academia, and the department is known as a department with a long history. In 1999, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was newly inaugurated as a result of university reform.

As the educational philosophy and objectives, we set forth execution of education of mechanical engineering that can contribute to manufacturing to allow people to live an environmentally sound, comfortable social life as well as to cultivate mechanical engineers. In other words, we cultivate mechanical engineers who have basic scholarship and applied skills for manufacturing in harmony with the environment, have the capability to address unknown problems, and can take an active part with a sense of ethics in an international society.

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Features of Curriculum

The department initiated education programs that comply with the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) in 2004. The objective for learning and education is to acquire the seven abilities listed below according to the education philosophy and objectives:

  1. Ability to capture aspects of resources, energy, environment, cultures, economy, and politics from the global point of view in consideration of an environmentally friendly, comfortable social life.
  2. Ability to understand the impacts imposed by technologies on nature and society and to become aware of the roles and responsibility of technology and engineers with regard to society.
  3. With basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, and information technology, the ability and expertise to apply the knowledge to specialized fields related to mechanical engineering.
  4. With basic knowledge in the major fields of mechanical engineering, the ability to apply the knowledge to set out and solve various problems.
  5. Ability to give concepts, design, execution, and evaluation concerning manufacturing that harmonizes with the environment.
  6. Ability to set out subjects for realizing an environmentally sound, comfortable social life, set up plans for an experiment building plan, and execute the plans in a voluntary and sustainable way to solve problems.
  7. Ability to communicate in Japanese and the basic ability to communicate issues related to mechanical engineering in English.

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