Curriculum table

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Curriculum List

Sophomore year Spring semester Special basic subjects

Subject Comments Related subject
Applied mathematical analysis 1
(Recommended subject)
A differential equation is one of the important tools to describe and analyze phenomena in the Science and Technology field. Students are encouraged to learn how to derive differential equations to describe phenomena on their own as well as practical skills to analyze phenomena by actually solving the equations. -Mathematics B1
-Engineering mathematics
Probability and Statistics
(Recommended subject)
Phenomena that occur in the real world are mostly uncertain, and probability and statistics are essential tools in the research of modern science and technology. This lecture is aimed at beginners of probability and statistics. -Mathematics B2
-Engineering mathematics
System of information processing
(Recommended subject)
In order for students to learn about computers as basic knowledge that is necessary for research, this lecture lectures an overview of mechanism of mainstream computer operations as well as basic concepts of programming. -Programming practice
Descriptive geometry
(Recommended subject)
In the design of artifacts, graphic representation is indispensable. In this lecture, students will learn speedy hand-drawn drawings, CAD drawings, and algorithmic graphics using the latest computers. This course aims to acquire not only knowledge but also skills that can be used for design through simple exercises. -Computer programming exercise
-Architectural space planning and design 1
-Design literacy exercise
-Architectural space design
Design literacy exercise
(Required subject)
In this exercise, students will acquire basic knowledge for understanding and describing industrial drawing, which is the basic ability for manufacturing. In other words, students will learn about the functions and standards of industrial drawings, projection methods, tolerances, fits, simplified drawings of parts, and so on. Practical training using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) system is conducted to develop the ability to describe actual machine parts on drawings using the acquired knowledge. In this exercise, wind power generation is set as a design subject. In addition to drawing exercises, students learn about the current state of wind power generation through lectures by a prominent external lecturer.

Sophomore year Fall semester Special basic subjects

Subject Comments Related subject
Circuits and systems 2
(Recommended subject)
Advanced contents on circuits and systems. -Circuits and systems 1
-Signal processing
Introduction of environmental chemistry This lecture focuses on global environment, matter cycle, water quality formation process and burial disposal of waste. Chemically understanding global environmental problems. In order to do so, case analysis are presented and students learn about the analysis methods. Students are encouraged to learn about mass transfer theory. -Chemistry B
-Architectural environmental engineering
Architectural space planning and design I Students will learn the basics of three-dimensional space design techniques through the design of small structures, rooms, independent houses, etc. Students can obtain a deeper understanding of the dimensions of the human body, the dimensions of the movement, the dimensions of the space for activity. In addition, through exercise, students also empirically obtain the knowledge of the functional design, the design of strong and safe structures, and the design of a comfortable living space in harmony with the environment, the economical and lean design, and know-how for designing highly aesthetic artifacts. -Descriptive geometry
-Design literacy exercise
-Architectural space design
Dynamical systems
(Recommended subject)
In dynamical system, students are encouraged to gain basic knowledge on how to express, analyze and clarify the dynamics of various engineering system so that they can apply such knowledge to actual physical systems such as dynamical system, electrical system, thermal system and fluid system. -Engineering mathematics
-Linear control theory
-Mathematical programming for design and planning
Electromechanical energy conversion
(Recommended subject)
Technology products that are used in our homes and in society are based on electromagnetic phenomena. Also, there are many products that are combination of dynamic systems and electrical systems such as motors and sensors. Students are encouraged to learn while having an interest in how the law of nature is applied to actual manufacturing. -Electromagnetic engineering
-Optics system
-Electrical machine systems
Thermofluid dynamics 2
(Recommended subject)
The classes focus on fluid dynamics and fluid engineering that can be immediately applied to system designing. -Thermofluid dynamics 1
-Thermal energy engineering
Programming practice
(Recommended subject)
By understanding the basic configuration of a computer for measurement control and the basics of input-output and programming exercises using C programming language, students gain the basic knowledge of information processing such as system measurement control/image processing that are required as a computer user and acquire programming techniques. -Geometric modeling for CAD/CAM
Analysis of statical and dynamical phenomena
(Recommended subject)
This subject is established for the purpose of learning about the basics of characteristics and response analysis of Mechanical Modeling after learning about the basics of modeling on the dynamics and mechanics from Mechanical Modeling. This subject is basic and important for acquiring the knowledge of statics, dynamics, machine mechanics and material mechanics as the basic knowledge of mechanical engineering, architectural engineering and civil engineering. In recent years, interdisciplinary fields such as engineering and robot engineering often cover dynamical system, so students can learn about the basics of engineering in a wide range. -Modeling of statical and dynamical phenomena
-Analysis of statical and dynamical phenomena

Junior year Spring Semester Department Special Subjects

Subject Comments Related subject
Electronics design Electronic circuits have been greatly developed in the today’s engineering field and complicated. Students learn about simple circuits using transistors and analog integrated circuits to gain knowledge of basics of electronic circuits. By doing do, students have the basic knowledge to handle no matter how complicated a circuit design is. -Electrical machine systems
-Power electronics
Spatial and structural mechanics In this lecture, after learning about general matters of various structural systems that make up the architectural space, the mechanical behaviors are analyzed so that students can learn about the basic approaches to design and the basic theories of methods. Understanding the basics of structural mechanics is the focus. -Analysis of statical and dynamical phenomena
-Structural system
Architectural space design Students gain basic knowledge that is necessary for architectural/urban spatial design as well as learn technology in designing. As an exercise theme, design of medium-sized architectural designs such as schools and condominiums are done. Through the theme, students learn about construction methods of complicated space design that is made up by many unit spaces. -Descriptive geometry
-Architectural space planning and design I & II
-Exercise on system design engineering
-Architectural design theory
Geometric modeling for CAD/CAM Recognizing the graphic expressing technology as one of the component technologies in man machine interface for the CAD/CAM systems, the lecture covers the graphics methods from this perspectives. The lecture explains about the meanings, methods and procedures of designing, data structures and constructing methods of the computer model in the CAD/CAM systems, a method to construct and express the free-surface model, coordinate/projection transformations and shading technologies and the application of such processing technologies. -Programming practice
Building thermal and air quality engineering The modeling method, analysis and design method in the architectural environments are lectured. Through the lecture, architectural environments including humans can be learned. Especially for complicated environmental modeling and analysis, commentaries are done using videos that show experiments and CGs. -Environmental chemistry
-Thermal energy engineering
-Energy conversion systems
Signal processing In signal analysis and signal processing system, the lecture focuses especially and mainly on digital signal processing. Students will learn both signal processing system and processing system design. This is basic engineering that is necessary for all kinds of fields in System Design Engineering, so those who want to study the mechanical field and the architectural field will benefit from them. -Circuits and systems 2
– Measurements and experimental analysis in flow systems
Manufacturing system This lecture explains about technologies that are required for the sophisticated production system to be made possible.
-Computer aided manufacturing system (by Professor Hideki Aoyama)
Molding system (injection mold, press mold), computer aided processing system,computer aided measuring system,machining process monitoring sensing system are explained.
-Production system design- (by Professor Yasuhiro Kakinuma)
Design methods and planning methods for production systems that manufacture products are lectured. Students learn basic knowledge necessary to build production systems such as demand / technical prediction, production design, and production planning methodologies.
-Machine design
-Manufacturing analysis
Linear control theory Students learn about designing linear feedback control. The objectives are specifically designed to understand the basics of frequency range design method that is based on input-output characteristics such as frequency response and step response as well as to acquire an ability to apply design methods by understanding the basics of time domain design method and through design exercises. -Dynamical systems
-Control systems design
Steel structures Regarding the steel structure, which is a major structural form in architecture, students learn about the material’s mechanical characteristics, design methods for member section and junction and the frame design. -Spatial and structural mechanics
-Structural system
-Earthquake engineering
Electrical machine systems This lecture explains about basic characteristics of principle of motor. The principle of motor adopts fundamental law of electromagnetics, but there are 3 types of basic forms that are: DC (Direct Current) motor, induction motor and synchronous motor. This lecture explains about basic characteristics such as operation principle and speed characteristics and basics of speed control. The objective of this lecture is to gain knowledge to design optimum system while practical systems use various motors depending on a purpose of use. -Optics system
-Electronics design
Thermal energy engineering By understanding the mechanism of the transfer process of thermal energy that is one of the various energy forms and used the most often, students learn about a methodology of how to efficiently utilize the thermal energy system. Students also gain an understanding how to express the transportation process of the momentum based on the conservation law, the heat and the substance from the transportation phenomena of heat conduction, convection and emission. Also, taking out problems in convection in laminar flow and turbulent flow, simultaneous transfer of the heat and material, the heat transfer with phase change, the lecture explains about the application to thermo energy devices such as a heat exchanger. -Thermofluid dynamics 2
-Architectural environmental engineering
Power Electronics Behaviors of power semiconductor devices/circuits and the topology. -First, the power conversion methods are lectured. Especially in circuits and the topology, taking out analysis/design of nonlinear circuits, the lecture clarifies the physical meanings of active power and reactive power in addition to the main circuit format and how to make it. Also, in the power conversion method, on top of the conversion methods such as DC to DC, DC to AC, AC to DC and AC to AC, the systems such as the power storage and uninterruptable power supply are also lectured. Then, case studies on several systems that use the power electronics technologies are done, and students have discussions on the principle, the system analysis and the designs. -Electronics design
-Energy net system
Machine design In this lecture, first, the basic concept of the machine system design is explained. Then, regarding various functional parts that make up the machine system, the structure, the functions and the basic designing methods are explained. -Manufacturing system
Mechanical synthesis The purpose is to learn about methods of static design and kinetic design. For static design, basics of design method using numerical analysis are focused whereas the dynamic design focuses on the optimization based on the variational method and the optimized control. Through problems in optimizing simple structures and optimizing control of automobile’s active suspensions, students gain the basic knowledge. -Modeling of statical and dynamical phenomena
-Analysis of statical and dynamical phenomena
-Spatial and structural mechanics

Junior year Fall semester Department specialized subjects

Subject Comments Related subject
Architectural space planning and design II This class designs a space where many people of various types are active. Design a medium-sized building (including internal space and surrounding external space) that has a complex space structure composed of various parts, and learn the space structuring technique. Considering functionality, harmony with nature and the surrounding environment, structural rationality, and designing aesthetically pleasing spaces are required. -Architectural space planning and design I
-Architectural space design
-Architectural design theory
Engineering materials Materials that are used in the engineering field are focused in terms of dynamics and electromagnetic dynamics are lectured. The goal is for students to learn about basic knowledge of materials that are required to develop and design equipment as well as understand concepts of material design. -Mechatronics
Optics system Optics Basic -Electromechanical energy conversion
-Electrical machine systems
Structural system Students learn about analysis methods for structural systems representing complex deformations. In the first half of this lecture, as the energy principle, students learn about reciprocal theorem, Castigliano’s theorem, principle of virtual work and the principle of minimum potential energy as well as a method using FEM (Finite Element Method) to analyze continuums as a discrete system. In the latter half, students learn the fundamentals for elastoplasticity and analytical method for buckling for the analysis of structural systems subjected to large deformation. -Mechanical modeling
-Mechanical analysis
-Spatial and structural mechanics
-Earthquake engineering
Residential facilities design engineering This lecture covers living environmental facilities (architectural facilities) in architectural space. Lecturing about overview and functions of various architectural facilities. Also, relationships between current major society issues such as global warming and conservation of resources/energy and architectural facilities are lectured. As well, the lecture covers architectural facilities that accommodate the future computerized and aging society. Moreover, this lecture introduces actual architectural facilities, and students get to visit housing equipment that is the origin of the architectural facilities (housing showroom). -System life engineering
Measurements and experimental analysis in flow systems This lecture covers methodologies of sensing and simulation, which are necessary for investigation, design and control thermofluid systems such as aircrafts, automobiles, living environments and chemical plants. Students learn about basic concept and principle of sensing methods for temperature, pressure and velocity, and simulation methods for fluid flow and heat transfer. -Thermofluid dynamics 1
-Thermofluid dynamics 2
-Thermal energy engineering
-Building thermal and air quality engineering
Systems engineering Students learn about the theory and method of system engineering, the latest topics and the application of system engineering to a large-scale project such as an outer space development. – Probability and Statistics
-Distributed processing system
-Measurements and experimental analysis in flow systems
System life engineering Biological systems are characterized by self-organization, environmental adaptability, self-recovery, etc., which are outstanding characteristics compared to artificial systems. Therefore, a biological system can be considered as an ultimate system. It is important to learn how we can understand biological systems from the standpoint of engineering. Here, we discuss the importance of system design engineering for biological systems. -Thermofluid dynamics 1
-Thermofluid dynamics 2
-Introduction to biology
Society, economy, culture, and engineering (Recommended subject) This course introduces various examples to think of the theme, relation between system design engineering and society, economy, and culture. Class discussion on many-sided examples will lead you to deep understanding of both positive and negative aspects of engineering and technology. The goals and objectives of the course are to train your abilities to find various problems in human society and to make well-balanced judgment required in solving the problems. -Introduction to system design engineering -Instruction course of system design engineering
Control systems design The lecture systematically summarizes how to express physical behaviors of a control target in a model before designing control, while doing so, what kind of discrepancies in Modelization needs to be considered and how to design a controller that satisfies specifications such as stability, low sensitivity characteristics and target value following characteristics when there are discrepancies in Modelization and disturbance and a design method to design the digital control that is important in the actual system. -Linear control theory
-Nonlinear engineering
Mathematical programming for design and planning This course lectures how to practically use mathematical programming theories (optimization methods etc.). In particular, you can learn how to set up objective functions to be minimized (or maximized), design variables, and constraints, and how to obtain optimal solutions using theories explained in this course. The contents of lectures include calculus of variations, linear programming, nonlinear programming, back-propagation method used in neural network, heuristic methods (simulated annealing and genetic algorithm), which are effective to find approximate global optimal solution, etc. In addition, their application examples in design and planning practices are introduced.
Distributed processing system The lecture is about the mechanism of hardware and software that are required to connect multiple computers through networks and allow them to work together. In the second half the lecture, network programming exercises will be done. For the network era, basics for applying networks will be the focus. -Systems engineering
-Energy net system
-Nonlinear engineering
-Multi-media systems design
-Intelligent systems design
Manufacturing analysis Regarding the production system that consists of designing, manufacturing, measuring and assembling processes, the lecture covers basic items for these processes, the hardware configurations to carry out these processes, required production quality and conditions to achieve economy. In addition, the lecture covers the basics that make up high accuracy/high efficiency systems. As well, environmental problems that come along with the manufacturing process is mentioned to present problems that today’s production technology if facing and technological challenges that need to be resolved in the future. -Mechatronics
-Product planning
-Energy net system
Mechatronics The lecture focuses on the current electric machines, various element technologies that make up a robot and their systemizing technologies. First, after the overview of analog and digital signal processing is lectured, VHKL for describing FPGA, mechanisms of CPU or DSP and interface circuits such as A/D, D/A and DIO and programming are lectured. As well, after optical semiconductor and sensing technology that are important to mechatronics are lectured, element technology that is related to the mechanism in mechatronics and the systemizing technology for mechatronics is lectured. -Engineering materials
-Intelligent manufacturing system

Senior year Spring semester Department special subjects

Subject Comments Related subject
Intelligent systems design Students learn about the basics and system design of intelligent systems that apply Fuzzy, AI (Artificial Intelligence), neuro, GA (Genetic Algorithm) and chaos through the introductions of many actual examples in the industry. -Distributed processing system
-Human interface engineering
Architectural space planning and design III The subjects are for those who completed Architectural Space Planning and Design I, and the students learn about more sophisticated ways of space planning to create and summarize a spatial form given design conditions such as public facilities including museums and district redevelopment. -Architectural space planning and design I & II
-Architectural space design
-Space design overseas field study
-Exercise on system design engineering
Construction management Lectures mainly on architectural production system overview and architectural production management by structure type. In the former one, lectures will be given on basic matters and basic knowledge of architectural production systems and architectural projects. In the latter one, lectures will be given on basic knowledge of construction and management technologies by structure and construction type. In addition, this course will explain the movement of the construction industry regarding the improvement in productivity of construction work now demanded by society. -Steel structures
-Reinforced concrete structure
Building administration Taking out the urban planning and standards/systems concerning building restrictions, the lecture covers our country’s natural environment and social conditions as the background, the history of our country’s cities and buildings, needs/contents of such standards and roles they play in the economy/society. Especially, regarding the city planning, using case studies, the lecture introduces new systems in details that accommodate the cities’ recent challenges such as urban regeneration and city center revitalization. Also, in addition to the development of architectural technologies, conditions such as economic globalization and progressing sophisticated informatization surrounding the building codes have been changing drastically. Along with such changes, building codes are being improved and having new initiatives. Regarding these, the lecture clarifies the latest initiatives and the future outlook. -Architectural environmental engineering
-Residential facilities design engineering
Earthquake engineering Focusing on earthquake response analysis methods, students learn about the concept, technology, and measures for protecting mechanical, architectural, and civil engineering structures as well as urban and architectural space from earthquake disasters. -Spatial and structural mechanics
-Structural system
-Steel structures
-Reinforced concrete structure
Reinforced concrete structure Reinforced concrete (RC) structures are excellent in earthquake resistance, fire resistance, durability, etc., and are free to form, so they are widely used for many purposes. However, its performance depends greatly on planning and design considerations and construction accuracy. This course focuses on understanding the essence of RC structures, and will teach basic knowledge necessary for planning and design, and the mechanical properties of concrete and reinforcement. -Spatial and structural mechanics
-Earthquake engineering
-Steel structures
Nonlinear engineering The real world has many problems of which essence is nonlinear rather than being composed of linear elements. In order to analyze such nonlinear phenomena and for engineering application, it is necessary to gain basic knowledge of a nonlinear system. In this lecture, first, as actual nonlinear phenomena, nonlinear oscillation, bifurcation phenomena, chaotic phenomena, friction and non-dominated drive systems are introduced. Then, as a nonlinear phenomenon analysis method, phase plane analysis method, describing function technique, perturbation method, harmonic mean method, Liapounov’s theorem and small gain theorem are explained. Lastly, applications of nonlinear engineering using chaos, fractal and (neuro, fuzzy) are outlined. -Control systems design
-Distributed processing system
Multi-media systems design Leaning the basics of multimedia that is important for designing and building systems, which are various information media such as images, movie images and audio. The basics include methods to save, compress and communication vehicle. In addition, students learn about network as a vehicle to communicate information, encryption and understanding of multimedia information for learning about applying information processing in various fields. -Distributed processing system
-Human interface engineering
Life cycle assessment In order for humans to develop continuously, it is required to sustain/improve people’s lives while overcoming global environmental issues and limitations of resources/energy. In this lecture, students study about building the society system as an overall system that utilizes resources and energy optimally with the perspective of LCA (Life Cycle Analysis). -Energy conversion systems
-Heat engine systems

Senior year Fall semester Department special subjects

Subject Comments Related subject
Energy Networking System Complicated and large-scale electric power systems are indispensable for the current society. The lecture is about power flow calculation method that is to analyze active power and reactive power as energy input-output (energy net). Next, the stability that is important for dynamic characteristics of nonlinear electric system is analyzed in terms of steady-state stability and transient stability. Also, taking up various problems with interconnection system associated with frequency control and economic operation problems, the actual electric system operation is lectured to expand the knowledge of such large-scale system design. The objective is to acquire minimum knowledge that students should know as engineers. -Power Electronics
-Optical System
Product planning Through the examples of unprecedented life innovative products, methods to develop emerging products are introduced for students to learn how to compose product plans and business plans. As well, through planning their original products that enlighten their own qualities and potentials, they can gain an ability to draft a way to industrialize products. -Engineering materials
-Manufacturing analysis
Technical Communication Students learn the rules of writing in English that is accurate, easy to understand and logical. By learning about effective English writing that students need to know through lectures and exercises, students will be able to write a thesis and reports on research results in English and apply such skills in writing reports and proposals after they go out into society. -Seminar in system design engineering
-Bachelor’s thesis
Urban infrastructure system Regarding problems in cities, CO2 emissions are causing global warming, and energy consumption and the decrease in green space coverage are causing the heat island phenomena. The range of city infrastructures is wide and includes city transportation (roads, railroads, airports and seaports), electricity, gas, community air-conditioning systems, communications, water supply, sewage and recycled wastewater. Considering the history of each infrastructure, problems in cities are clarified especially with the perspective of environment/energy. As well, along with challenges of architectural facility systems that use city infrastructures, solutions based on the latest information and technology trends are introduced so that students can deepen the understanding of city infrastructure systems. -Residential facilities design engineering
-Building administration