OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

The goal of the International Graduate Program is to educate, through the 2-year master course and 3-year doctoral course, its graduating students to become future international leaders. At the Department of Civil Engineering, we are well aware of the academic and professional skills that are essential for success in the world today. In our program, we create an environment which stimulates students to fully realize their individual potentials. Experimentation, exploration and involvement in key projects in various academic and industrial contexts offer students crucial experiences and skills needed for developing the competencies necessary for their future international careers. Our program delivers graduate courses and research supervision in English. International students, including those without any Japanese capability, can study advanced-level civil engineering, develop their skills, and pursue state-of-the-art research.

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

Civil Engineering synthesizes diverse disciplines in order to survey, monitor, understand, design, develop, maintain, and manage natural and built environments, and plays a vital role in supporting people’s daily lives and developing sustainability in social-ecological-systems. Thus, the Department of Civil Engineering embraces a wide variety of research fields. In addition to fundamental technologies in civil engineering (e.g. geotechnical, concrete, structural, and hydraulic engineering), hydro-science, aquatic ecosystems, urban issues, disaster risk management, regional and national planning, policy making on social infrastructure, project management, and international cooperation are all among our research fields and are essential to pursue our goals.

The department is proud of our international program. The program has over 900 alumni who have come from overseas and graduated in the last 35 years. Some of them found academic positions in their home countries, Japan, or other countries. Some are working as engineers in government departments or private companies, and some are involved in international/domestic policy making. Through course work, research opportunities, and internships on fundamental aspects of civil engineering, design, policy making, and management, our program aims to promote the employability, intellectual development, career opportunities, skills and theoretical knowledge of our students.

We look forward to welcoming you as new students in our department and addressing challenging academic and practical problems in this global world together.