Undergraduate School

Last updated: June 17, 2014

Intelligent Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Energy Engineering

Electronic and Photonic Engineering

Architecture and Infrastructure Systems

 Our life is supported by various forms of technology, including home electric appliances, cars, houses, buildings, cutting edge robots, computers, and urban and social infrastructure. These are all created by the integration of a variety of manufacturing technology. The foundation of manufacturing technology is engineering: mechanical, electric/electronic and construction/civil engineering systems, whose new products and new technology have been changing our lifestyles and the structure of society and industry.
 In order to meet such changes flexibly, the development of innovative products and the creation of new business approaches are becoming more important in actual manufacturing settings. However, it is not easy to create new things. There will be many problems that cannot be solved by simply combining existing individual technologies. Thus there is an urgency about developing technology in so-called 'boundary fields' and cultivating engineers with broad perspectives and deep expertise who can meet the challenges in these fields.
 What are the requirements for engineers to pioneer an area beyond the framework of existing individual technical fields? The answer lies in the concept of 'system.' Engineering was originally an academic field that integrated and fused various technologies, systematically constructing the things necessary for affluent life and offering them to society. We have returned to the original point, as we set about establishing the School of Systems Engineering as a new ideal form of education and research to meet the demands of the age to come.
 KUT's School of Systems Engineering offers an educational program to foster human beings who have expertise in major fields of study such as mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and construction and civil engineering (all of which have been long considered the usual base for industry), and who can flexibly integrate technologies from various fields.

Molecular Design

Materials Science and Technology

Life Science and Technology

*Majors in 2004 or earlier

Chemistry and Bioscience

Nanotechnology and Materials Science

Environmental Science

 Developing students' comprehensive capacity, with scientific knowledge and engineering sense, through our ‘environmental program’ in the three-major system.
 ‘Science’ explores the foundations of the mechanisms of the natural world using mathematical languages, while ‘Engineering’ aims at the development of technology for the benefit of humanity, based on a rational understanding of the world. Some tensions may arise between these two approaches, as a result of differences in their intrinsic values, but still the two are in a complementary relationship, mutually dependent. For those who will be involved in the research and development of science and technology, learning both sets of values and acquiring a broader perspective incorporating both will be essential in the future, along with learning technical aspects of individual fields.
 For example, just as knowledge of biology and chemistry are necessary for molecular biology and knowledge of physics and chemistry are required for material science, it is essential to acquire expertise in multiple fields of modern science and engineering, which have been advancing through integration and interdisciplinary collaboration. Therefore, the School of Environmental Science and Engineering is designed as a composite of three majors, ‘molecular design,’ ‘materials science and technology,’ and ‘life science and technology,’ so as to provide a system of learning of major and minor subjects. With this two-pronged approach, the potential of our graduates will be enhanced.
 In addition, this educational program fosters the mastery of advanced ‘environmental literacy’, which is indispensable for all sorts of human activities, by designating the ‘environmental program’ as the common basic course for all majors. Consideration of the environment is a common sense requirement, not only for manufacturing but also for all domains of human activity.  Furthermore, in companies and research institutions, there is a strong demand for human resources equipped with a wide variety of knowledge, culture and expertise who can participate actively in various sectors and scenarios. We in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering are dedicated to cultivating such human resources.

Human Related Information Technologies

Information and Media Technologies

Communications and Computing Technologies

Computer Science

 The information environment surrounding us today is changing rapidly, due to the diffusion of advanced information systems using networks and information processing technology. As a result, the user community has expanded greatly, and now ranges from children to the elderly. This presents us with the pressing need to create an environment where everyone can get the benefits of informatization securely. As well, information and communication technology is no longer in the era of telecommunications, which lasted more than100 years; we are moving into an era of optical communications with breathtaking information transmission capacity.
 Human resources who can respond to this time of great transformation, this 'information revolution,' must have a flexible mind-set, broad perspectives, education in creating variable user-friendly information systems, the ability to create new ICT and ICT applications, and deep insights for identifying the relationships between information, media and people. KUT's School of Information promotes cutting edge research which pioneers futuristic information technology and shapes the future of the information society, and at the same time cultivates engineers and researchers who can respond to advanced information systems scenarios, providing education through which learners can understand the essence of information technology and fostering the boldness and flexibility required for innovation.
 The School provides four majors, each consisting of three stages. First, the Basic Expertise program offers the knowledge required for an understanding of the second stage, the Developing Expertise program. After mastering the specialized knowledge in four major subject areas in the second stage, learners proceed to the final stage, the Specialized Area program, which exposes them to research experimentation to consolidate their specialized knowledge, and graduation research. A key educational characteristic of the School of Information is that these three stages are not presented in separate academic years but rather in an ongoing, systematic four year education program. By studying specialized topics right from the first year, students can come to an understanding of the charm of each specialized area and can consider and compare those areas when selecting their specialized fields.

 KUT’s School of Economics & Management promotes the integration of business sciences and economics. Fundamentally corporate management is supported by economic theory but this is not well recognized in university education scenarios. KUT's School of Economics & Management is rectifying this situation.
 The School of Economics & Management provides system design and administration system creation techniques for addressing current challenges such as falling birth rate and aging population; environmental difficulties posed by low economic growth; climate change and environmental energy reforms, social and economic management difficulties on every level, corporate administration revision, and the creation of enterprise from a broader, multi-value view of society.
 Today's students, as future innovators, must develop the capacity for new value creation. These students are expected to acquire advanced expertise in various fields including economics and business sciences, so as to be able to analyze, comprehend and integrate a variety of emergent socioeconomics issues. In that light, this School has a mandate to cultivate human resources with the advanced management capacity and wisdom required to design and manage emerging social systems.

First year undergraduate
Kami Campus
(Tosayamada-cho, Kami City, Kochi Prefecture)
Second to fourth year undergraduate and all graduate school
Eikokuji Campus
(Eikokuji-cho, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)

School of Economics & Management classes are held at two campuses: Kami Campus(Kami City)and Eikokuji Campus (Kochi City). Basically all first year undergraduate classes are offered at Kami Campus, and those for second to fourth year and graduate school are provided at Eikokuji Campus.