Departments, and graduate schools
- Faculty of Human Environment
- Departments are composed with "the environment" as keyword. New values are nurtured to study society.
The environment surrounding man has many serious issues such as global warming caused by the destruction of the environment and increase in lifestyle-related diseases. The Faculty of Human Environment is composed of three departments; Culture and Communication, Life Environment, and Sports and Health, from three viewpoints; Culture, Life and Health, and the Environment is studied from a variety of viewpoints.
Department of Culture and Communication
We lead our daily life by communicating with the people and the society around us and sharing the different circles each other. The Department of Culture and Communication nurtures your "living skills" to think, listen, talk, and write, then take the various things by your heart and express them by your whole body.
Department of Life Environment
The environment surrounding us has many issues, such as the destruction of nature, garbage problem, and the transition of human relations and their sense of values. The Department of Life Environment not only nurtures your skills to realize such problems and to comprehend and analyze the situations but also the ability to take action to change your life and the ability of human resource management.
Department of Sports and Health
More and more people are ruining their health because of shortage of exercise, meal, and sleep, which are the basis of life. The population aging is also in progress. In such a modern society, "health" is a big property. In the Department of Sports and Health, you will learn about sport science and health science practically and scientifically from every field to be persons of talent who can support people’s health and satisfying life.
- Faculty of Business Management
- The key phrases for learning are "the movement of the market" and "relationship between companies and society".
People move the market. In other words, one can see the market’s movement from the standpoint of "a person (company)" that provides products and services and "a person (consumer)" that receives them. At this faculty,one learns about companies and society from a variety of viewpoints such as the relationship between commercial business operations and society, and the movement and mechanism of commodities and money.
Department of Business Management
In the Department of Business Management, you will not only study what the business management is but also fundamentally learn extensive business skills such as accounting and data processing. You will aim to become a business leader who has inventiveness and capacity and is able to exert your management ability in every class of an enterprise.
Department of Commercial Science
In the Department of Commercial Science, you will learn the system of circulation of human, products, money, and information, studying various cases such as manufacturers which push hot sellers, retail stores which pursue appealing array of versions and service, and systems supporting them like distribution, finance, information service and so on. The Department nurtures persons of talent who can consider a change of the market as a business chance and act.
- Faculty of Economics
- Understand the relationship between family finances and corporate activities by understanding the mechanism of economics.
The system called “economics” is intricately composed of factors such as "aging society", "economic climate", "unequal society", "corporate activity", "finance", "environment", "welfare" and "information". The relationship between family finances and corporate activities is examined by studying and understanding the mechanism of economics.
Department of Economics
In the Department of Economics, you can select your study model from four options to match an image of your career to pursue and acquire an ability to consider a change of the society from the perspective of “economics”. For instance, if you get to know about the pension system, you can find a clue to solve the problems of the social security and welfare.
Department of International Economics
In the Department of International Economics, you will aim to become a business person who is active worldwide. You can select your study model from four options to acquire the expert knowledge of the international tendency and the economic policies and the abilities of intercultural understanding and communication skills.
- Faculty of Design Technology
- Pursuing new modes of manufacturing that are kind to people and the environment.
Modern society has continued to make progress by pursuing convenience and comfort. However, unless the people living in such society feel happy, such progress with technology is meaningless. Our Faculty of Design and Engineering, a first of its kind in Kansai, has established “manufacturing that is kind to people and the environment” as the theme of learning. It cultivates engineers and designers who could enrich the lives of the people by accurately grasping the needs of society.
Department of Information Systems Engineering
In the Department of Information Systems, you can learn many fields of information technology such as software development, network construction, embedded system, computer graphics and animation. The Department educates you for engineers and creators who support the “ubiquitous society”, in which we can access the information network anytime, from anywhere.
Department of Architectural and Environmental Design
The Department of Architectural and Environmental Design nurtures an ability to totally create whole environment and spaces from a tiny product to urban development. In the Department, you will incarnate attractive designs by improving your artistic sense and engineering knowledge. You can also learn various skills to widely use in the society, such as CAD drafting, computer graphics, modeling, and field survey.
- Faculty of Engineering
- Acquire knowledge and skills of engineering that support lives and utilize them in the real world.
When you look around your house and town, they are spilling with various electronics, industrial goods and IT equipment, and thesedays, society cannot function wtihout them. It is comfort, convenience, safety and security that support engineering. The Faculty of Engineering has four departments where you can study various specialist areas such as robots, automobile, IT, communicatio and architecture, and acquire knowledge and skills that would serve useful in future society.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering educates you for start-of-the-art engineers who support the development of industrial goods such as making machinery, medical equipments, assistive products, and industrial robots. You will acquire a skill of design as well as knowledge of dynamics of machinery, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics. Industry-academia collaboration is also one of the advantages of the Department.
Department of Mechanical Engineering for Transportation
The Department of Mechanical Engineering for Transportation, which is specialized in “transport” such as automobiles, motorcycles, railways, airplanes, ships, and so on, is quite unusual even at the nationwide level. You will widely learn about materials, dynamics, the social roles of transportation, and control systems, using mechanical engineering as a basis, and will acquire the skills as an engineer through practice.
Department of Urban Creation Engineering
The Department of Urban Creation Engineering nurtures engineers who create the human-nature harmonious cities in which anyone can comfortably live. In the Department, you will fundamentally learn civil engineering, construction, foundation, and so on, then acquire various advanced knowledge such as environmental problems and characteristics of the region, to consider the development of safe and comfortable cities.
Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
In the Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering, you will study electronics which is in the constant innovation. First you will deepen your fundamental knowledge of electronics, information engineering, and communication engineering, and then you will have practice of programming, data measuring, data analysis, and so on. Herewith you will gradually deepen your own specialty, such as electronic information, telecommunications, energy technology, etc.
- School of Human Environment
- The area of "human environment studies" is increasing in importance. Nurturing specialists and researchers of environmental studies.
This is the time when self-motivated and constructive activity of each individual is required for a sustainable and recycling-oriented society. The aim of the school is to nurture human resources that could formulate plans and have the power of execution for building human relationships and conserving the earth’s environment by finding specific challenges for the creation of a new society in such as age.
Human Environment major
Environment problems are complicated with various factors. In the Human Environment major, you can take on interdisciplinary research. There you can widely adopt the results of scholarly research of relevant areas and promote your own research.
- School of Business Administration and Distribution
- Aiming to nurture human resources that respond to the needs of the industrial world with advancing globalization and IT age.
One of the features of this school is that you can learn diverse and practical subjects so that you will be able to work in a global business environment in the IT and e-commerce era. The themes of learning are accounting, distribution,marketing, logistics, services, business information, as well as business administration. The aim of the school is to nurture human resouces that have advanced business administration skills and can respond to the promotion of strategic development and enterpreneurship for increasingly globalizing industrial and corporate activities.
Business Administration and Distribution major
In the Business Administration and Distribution major, you can acquire an advanced problem-solving power and ability for construction of the management system, using the results of the research and the education of the Faculty of Business Management and the Faculty of Economics. The major aims to nurture businesspersons who flourish in the global market in which the change is violent.
- School of Economics
- Modern society with its rapidly changing structure. Nurture economists with a multifaceted perspective.
This department is an institution for advanced research and education for nurturing profound awareness and rich analytical skills in relation to trends in globalizing modern economics and society. The objective of the department is to nurture human resources with the ability to present the framework for a new society and business concepts, as they review the world economics and society in the expanding Asian influence, while handling various crises such as the economic crisis, environmental crisis and depression in social dynamism.
Modern Economic Systems major
The Japanese economy is at the great turning point with the start of the 21st century. Aiming to nurture persons of talent who shoulder the future of Japanese economy which has suffered from long economic stagnation, the Modern Economic Systems major enables you to acquire the great scholarship of the modern economic systems, information processing, socio-economics, and economic theory, to make you persons who have comprehensive abilities for analysis, planning, and practical business.
Asian Region Economics major
For your broad perspective on research of the Asian regional economy, the Asian Region Economics major has organized the curriculum, in which you can tackle original research from various viewpoints such as the Asian regional economy as the economic bloc, international economy, corporate strategy, and so on. The curriculum also set a high value on the relationship between the economies of Asia and Japan or Kansai. The major also provides practical and concrete curriculum for the adults who want to deepen their research based on their own social experience in a corporation.
- School of Engineering
- Nurturing engineers and researchers that lead the field of advanced technology.
The School of Engineering has altogether 8 majors, including six Master’s Degree majors and two Doctoral Degree majors. Advances in the field of technology are an essential element of various aspects such as the nation, enterprises and research bodies. The school aims to nurture true engineers and researchers that could give back advanced technical skills to society.
Mechanical Engineering major
The Mechanical Engineering major aims to nurture engineers as advanced professionals, who can deeply comprehend the required critical technologies of orthodox mechanical engineering such as mechanics, materials, thermal engineering, fluid mechanics, machining design, and so on, having the human-and-nature-friendly viewpoint, and widely utilize the acquired expertise for the forefront of development.
Mechanical Engineering for Transportation major
Through the advanced transportation which is harmonious with the natural environment and the research of the transportation related welfare of people, the Mechanical Engineering for Transportation major nurtures practical industrial engineers who contribute to the satisfying society and its sustainable development. You will be also educated for engineers who have advanced research and development capability, acquiring expertise in the transportation and its systems with a central focus on automobiles and railways.
Urban Creation Engineering major
The Urban Creation Engineering major institutes the distinctive schooling and the advanced research guidance. The course employs some basic fields of urban creation, such as structural engineering, soil engineering, hydroengineering, planning, and environmental engineering, as a basis. Some inter-disciplinary areas such as biotechnology, new energy sources, advanced materials, and mechatronics, and some technical fields related to high computerization system, such as construction management engineering and urban transportation system, are also dealt with.
Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering major
The Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering major has organized the curriculum and the framework for research, in which you can approach the high technologies of the fields of electronics, information, and communication. You can tackle a theme of study of your future special field as well as receive the advanced schooling and the attractive research guidance that integrate the themes interdisciplinary and organically.
Information System Engineering major
The Information System Engineering major has organized the curriculum and the research system to cover various fields such as basic information, material information, telecommunications, image information, manufacturing information system, and so on, considering corresponding with some fields such as next-generation calculation technology, information processing device, communication technology, image processing in various scenes, intelligent production system, system design and rating, etc. You can receive the advanced and highly-dense research guidance through each theme of study on your own specialty.
Environmental Development Engineering major
The Environmental Development Engineering major institutes the high-level schooling and the close research guidance based on the well-balanced curriculum which is arranged with “lecture-type” and “practice-type” subjects on each fields of basic environment, environmental design, environmental planning, environmental design information system, and engineering environment theory.
Production System Engineering major
The Production System Engineering major consists of the fields of mechanical engineering, electronic information communication engineering, and information system engineering. The major institutes the education and the research aiming the high functionality on development, design, and production of next-generation engineering device and systems.