Approval of the Establishment of the Faculty of Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering

News Engineering 2019.11.22

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  Kyoto University of Advanced Science (Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City / School President: Masafumi Maeda) applied for approval to establish a new Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering in April 2020. On November 15, 2019, the Council for Establishment of Universities and Incorporated Educational Institutions of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology submitted a report stating that the establishment of this Faculty of Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering is acceptable. In response to this report, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is scheduled to issue a certificate of approval within the next few days. In April 2020, the Department of Mechanical and Electrical System Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and the Division of Mechanical and Electrical System Engineering of the Graduate School of Engineering will be established.
  With the opening of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University of Advanced Science and Technology will have five faculties and 11 departments, including its existing faculties (the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Bioenvironmental Sciences, and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences). With the Faculty of Engineering as a hub, Kyoto University of Advanced Science will provide basic and applied education and research on data science, AI, and other topics which are essential for global society while responding to a wide range of issues across an extensive range of fields for which global demand is increasing.

[Features of the Faculty of Engineering Curriculum]
▶ Students spend 1.5 times more class time (including exercises) on physics and mathematics than traditional curricula as essential building blocks for control, robotics, simulation, AI, data science and more.
▶ Students will enjoy an experience-oriented curriculum. From the first year, students will practice robot production and control to discover and analyze issues and propose, implement, and evaluate solutions.
▶ The Faculty of Engineering will commence a “Capstone Project.” In the third and fourth years of education, students will be provided with project-based learning in which a team of students solves problems in actual workplaces in cooperation with companies under the guidance of multiple teachers.
▶ Students will have access to machine, electrical and electronic, and program labs.
Parts and materials will be free of charge.

[Characteristics of the Graduate School of Engineering Curriculum]
▶ Mechanical and Electrical System Engineering will be classified into four areas: Systems, Information, Materials, and Energy. The Graduate School will provide educational programs that deepen students’ specialization while meeting engineering and industrial needs. All classes will be conducted in English to foster global engineers and researchers with advanced expertise who can contribute to the creation of next-generation industries and value.

 
School name: Faculty of Engineering
Commencement date: April, 2020 (Reiwa 2)
Department name (Enrollment quota): Department of Mechanical and Electrical System Engineering (200 people)
Place of commencement: Kyoto Uzumasa Campus (18 Yamanouchi Gotanda-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City)

Graduate School: Graduate School of Engineering
Commencement date: April, 2020 (Reiwa 2)
Division name (Enrollment quota): Master's Program (15 people), Doctoral Program (2 people)
Place of commencement: Kyoto Uzumasa Campus (18 Yamanouchi Gotanda-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City)

▼Information is available here.
Faculty of Engineering  
Undergraduate Admission 
Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate Admission
 
(Hajime Washizu, General ManagerDepartment Director, Corporate Management Planning Department)