In addition to providing students with knowledge of mechanical systems engineering, the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering also helps foster an independent frame of mind with regard to engineering and technology as a quality that is required for the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) officials of the future, in order to develop human resources who are capable of resolving issues by taking a broad overview, bringing together their knowledge of all types of systems based on their professional education. The Department also instructs applicants in knowledge of the educational domain relating to ships and ocean engineering, and develops their ability to apply these areas of expertise.
Aiming to make the above philosophy of education reality, the Department helps candidates acquire basic knowledge of mechanical systems engineering including mechanics, control, materials, machining, measurement and ship engineering, while also instructing candidates to the latest theories and applications relating to mechanical systems. In addition to this, the Department provides education aimed at producing human resources equipped with the thinking skills enabling them to resolve problems by bringing together all their areas of knowledge, while remaining mindful of the impact of technology on society and the environment.
To fulfil the educational concept of the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, students study areas such as the following:
At the same time, we provide students with opportunities to gconfirm their knowledge for themselvesh by coming into contact with the actual mechanisms in question through machining operations and experiments, and to gincrease their practical application abilitiesh through training exercises. Students also have the chance to experience gcreativity trainingh in which they have the chance to come up with their own systems for resolving issues and problems as part of experiments.
Students can also choose additional areas of study from a range of options according to their personal preferences, including:
Design Drawing, studied over a four-year period, helps students to develop the ability to gbring togetherh all the knowledge that they have acquired to date. For graduation research work, small groups of students are assigned to an instructor, where they will grapple with the latest research topics, learn methods for resolving multiple technical problems and develop the ability to give presentations summarizing the outcomes of their research. Through special lectures , students learn the latest knowledge and information for equipment development and the Technical Research and Development Institute at the Ministry of Defense.