About Tokyo Tech
About Tokyo Tech
The School of Engineering comprises the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information and Communications Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Economics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students learn engineering technologies that make people's lives richer and more pleasant, and engage in research activities that advance these technologies.
We believe that this will lead to the development of various advanced technologies in areas such as renewable energy and energy conserving technology that prevent global warming, and practical nursing-care and assistive robots that support aging societies and complement human capabilities.
Machine and human control based on the dynamics between brain functions and the body, and innovative interface devices and information networks that make use of the five senses are other such areas where advancement is anticipated. After all, engineering is a pillar that supports civilization by working towards a happier, healthier, safer society.
Study monozukuri — the building blocks of civilizations.
From assistive and IT devices that surround our daily lives to cutting-edge devices such as rockets used in space exploration and robots used in high-tech medicine, as well as the development of entire systems, production management, and corporate management, learn about the various aspects of monozukuri (manufacturing, the Japanese way) in a variety of fields, and how it builds civilizations.
Have fun. And become creative thinkers.
Various training is provided for students to become creative thinkers while having fun. Each department runs Creativity Development Courses that challenge students to be creative. It encourages them to come up with bold ideas and put these ideas into practice. Reputable courses include the International Design Contest (a precursor to today's Robocon), Original Machine Design, and Elekiteru Contest.
Find a range of graduate majors that extend beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Interdisciplinary majors — Energy Science and Engineering, Engineering Sciences and Design, Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering — that combine and are developed from various disciplines have been created to enable students to pursue engineering in a wide range of fields. After graduating from the Undergraduate Program, students can choose to continue their studies in any of these interdisciplinary graduate majors.
School of Engineering
1st year of bachelor's program
(undergraduate study year 2–4)
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* Interdisciplinary graduate majors connected to multiple departments
This course, available to undergraduate students, teaches advanced skills that will help graduates of the Undergraduate Program to perform advanced education and research activities in a Graduate Program. It prepares students to develop the necessary skills during their time in a Graduate Program to become individuals who will exhibit leadership around the world, including in developing nations.
It comprises the Global Awareness Program, English and Communication Program, International Cooperation Practice Grounded in Science and Technology Program, and Overseas Study or International Internship Program.
As university education is rapidly globalizing, the School of Engineering, the School of Materials and Chemical Technology, and the School of Environment and Society are focusing on creating international research networks to support participation in projects and encourage exchange among students, faculty, and researchers. More than 50 school-level agreements have been concluded with top-level universities around the world, and international exchange programs with scholarships from Engineering School Funds are being implemented with some of those universities. In addition, Erasmus+ will provide financial assistance to students wishing to study at relevant partner universities with which international exchange agreements are in place.
The Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering (AOTULE) is a university league established for the purpose of promoting multilateral exchange between 12 leading engineering universities in Asia and Oceania. Its activities include international student conferences, workshops held at Tokyo Tech as well as various other regions in Asia and Oceania, and overseas placements to conduct research.
Support is provided for students to study abroad for two to three months at partner universities based on school-to-school agreements in engineering fields.Current partner universities include University of Wisconsin–Madison; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Cambridge; University of Oxford; University of Warwick; University of Southampton; Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC, University of Paris VI); RWTH Aachen University; and Technical University of Madrid (UPM).
To cultivate scientists and engineers who will lead the global society, the Practical English for Scientists and Engineers course, which aims to improve practical English communication skills, is offered to undergraduates. Advanced practical English for a variety of situations encountered by engineers and scientists, such as presentations, debates, listening, and technical writing, is taught in small classes to improve overall communication skills.
Our updated Human Assets Promotion and Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) programs for engineering commit all six member universities to a joint policy of efficient knowledge sharing and mutual support for joint awareness and growth among faculty members at all levels.
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share the aims of developing teaching skills and promoting career goals of those faculty members who have the desire and potential to become leaders in research, education, and administration, whether by inter-university faculty exchange, various ACE events, or active management learning sessions.
Tokyo Tech is newly launching a consortium to promote the realization of Super Smart Society (Society 5.0), and planning to develop future leaders who are capable of supporting the transformation to Super Smart Society. To accomplish this aim, Tokyo Tech is looking for highly motivated companies who wish to join this consortium and support this education program.
The WISE (World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) program for Super Smart Society (WISE Program for SSS) is an integrated master's and doctoral degree program offered by the Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society. The program's objective is to help students develop competencies and skills they will need to become "knowledge professionals" ("super PhDs") integrating physical space technologies with cyber space technologies as well as combining advanced sciences and technologies, such as quantum science and artificial intelligence.
The School of Engineering Education Fund aims to directly support the advancement of education offered in the school, research activities of its students, and its international exchange program. To expand support to the above programs, we depend greatly upon donations to this fund. These donations are specifically earmarked for the school's education to foster engineers to becoming leaders in innovation and to making significant contributions to our future. For more details, please see the pamphlet "Request for Donations to the School of Engineering Education Fund." Donations can also be made through the donation menu page below.
Visualizing the Inside of Fuel Cells Will Help Achieve Carbon-Free Future Society
1st-year master's student, AY 2021
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fuel cells extract electrical energy from the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, but the water generated at the negative electrode may stay inside the cell, blocking the oxygen supply and causing deterioration of performance. Thus, understanding water motion is important. I have been working on a three-dimensional visualization of liquid water distribution inside a fuel cell using a device called X-ray CT. My goal is to contribute to the improvement of performance of fuel cells and their wider use, which will be a great help for realizing a carbon-free society.
Non-Contact Heart Rate Estimation Using a Camera
1st-year master's student, AY 2018
Department of Systems and Control Engineering, School of Engineering
We are conducting research that involves measuring heart rates and other biological data of people without physical contact, using only digital video of their faces. The skin color of humans is subject to change because of the blood flowing beneath the skin. By capturing these subtle changes that are invisible to the naked eye, we can estimate the flow of blood. This theme has potential for various applications such as stress measurement, illness detection and emotion sensing and I find this to be a most fascinating theme.
Excited about a Potentially Revolutionary Device for the Electronics Industry
2nd-year master's student, AY 2021
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
I work on resonant tunneling diodes (RTD), quantum-effect semiconductor devices that follow a new principle and structure, seeking to further increase the speed and reduce the power consumption of communications and memory operations. I have experience handling the entire process from designing and fabricating to measuring and analyzing of the element structures by myself. It was also a valuable experience to have worked in a clean room and operated huge experiment devices for fabricating micro elements. Through all of the above, I have learnt a sense of accomplishment of and also felt the excitement at obtaining desired outcomes.
Acquire a wide range of knowledge in information and communication engineering, which are rapidly developing
4th year Bachelor's degree, AY 2019
Department of Information and Communications Engineering, School of Engineering
Students can acquire knowledge in communication systems, encryption, security, and embedded systems, etc., and in class they also learn about communication technologies from the perspective of cyber-attack and defense. The use of an electronic work board, “obniz,” allows them to implement their ideas in IoT electronic work and programming. In addition, students can get a better understanding of what they are studying. Most students are fascinated by the fact that they can gain a wide range of knowledge in the field of communications, which is expected to continue to evolve rapidly in the future.
Looking for Economic Solutions for Disaster-Prone Japan
1st-year master's student, AY 2022
Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics
Large-scale natural disasters can significantly damage a country's economy. I'm trying to figure out how the Great Kanto Earthquake (in 1923) affected the industrial development in Chiba Prefecture using the prefecture's industry data by affected region. Studying the cause-and-effect relation can help find more suitable economic solutions. It is challenging but also exciting to develop an optimal quantitative model for the analysis, validate it statistically, and correct and reconstruct it as necessary.
Students - 3,319
Faculty - 238
* Number of students and faculty members are as of May 1, 2022.
Click below for the list of School of Engineering faculty.
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First-Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School（Computer, industry）
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Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School（Computer, industry）
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