Constructional Engineering (Master’s / Doctoral Course) Constructional Engineering (Master’s / Doctoral Course)

Constructional Engineering (Master’s / Doctoral Course)

Cultivating highly specialized engineers who can respond to diversification, create a disaster-resistant social infrastructure, and create a sustainable environment

The Department of Constructional Engineering consists of two fields, "Civil Engineering" and "Architecture," Students gain technologies and methods for sophisticated, comprehensive, and diversificated land and urban development in the civil engineering and architectural fields.

About the Department of Constructional Engineering

According to the development of the economy and society, the technologies and methods for land development and urban development are becoming increasingly sophisticated and comprehensive.
In addition, ways of thinking about how to live change, and urban development and architectural design, planning, and design need to have the quality and depth to respond to these changes.
At the same time, from the perspective of disaster prevention against earthquakes and floods and environmental preservation, there is a strong need to develop disaster-resistant social infrastructure and to create a sustainable environment that is friendly to the earth.

In response to the increasing sophistication, integration, and diversification of the civil engineering and architectural fields, this department was established as a graduate program for the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering.
The Master’s Program aims to train high-level engineers, and students take more specialized courses and receive research guidance in construction engineering to obtain a master’s degree.
The Doctoral Course aims to train researchers who can respond to diversification, create a disaster-resistant social infrastructure, and create a sustainable environment. Students write doctoral dissertations and obtain doctoral degrees.
This department consists of two fields of study, civil engineering and architecture. The civil engineering field consists of five systems: Structure Engineering, Concrete Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Infrastructure Planning. The architectural field consists of seven systems: Building Structure Engineering, Architectural Materials, Architectural Environment and Building Services, Architectural Planning, Urban Planning, Architectural Design, and Architectural History and Theory. Students conduct their research in one of these systems.


Civil Engineering

Structure Engineering

Research in this field includes the development of constitutive models of steel and concrete as construction materials, basic studies on the stability of structures, investigation of deformation behavior at the member and structure level, research contributing to the improvement of design methods for buckling stability, and research on bridge landscaping.

Concrete Engineering

Based on material science, we conduct research on the properties of various construction materials such as steel, cement, aggregate, and admixture materials, as well as on various types of concrete such as steel fiber reinforced concrete and recycled concrete. In addition, education and research will be conducted on design theory and application of RC and PC structural members, high performance and life cycle cost of structures, etc.

Hydraulic Engineering

Theoretical and analytical methods for dealing with water motion and various mass transport phenomena in bays, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs will be studied. These will also be used to study water quality and environmental issues in closed water bodies and issues such as storm surge and flood inundation.

Geotechnical Engineering

Research is conducted on seepage characteristics of unsaturated soils, slope stability problems due to rainfall, seismic design based on ground vibration analysis, and liquefaction. We will also study the development and application of seismic damage prediction and liquefaction prediction methods for buried pipes and buildings.

Infrastructure Planning

In this field, we will study and research theories, techniques, and policies related to the planned development of social capital. Classes in transportation planning and urban design are offered, including analysis of transportation behavior and evaluation of transportation facilities for various populations, such as the elderly and people with disabilities, and research on urban design methods, such as urban landscape formation and community development activities.


Building Structural Engineering

In this field, we will research static and dynamic theories and experimental/analytical methods of building structures. Research is conducted on seismic design of buildings, preservation of traditional architecture, dynamic interaction between ground and structure, and prediction and mitigation of earthquake disasters.

Architectural Materials

Research is conducted on the physical properties and workability of the various materials that make up construction, as well as the applicability of new materials to buildings. Education and research will also be conducted on the deterioration and durability of building structures, recycling, and reuse.

Architectural Environment and Building Services

Students study the theory and technology of heat, air, sound, light, and other environments in buildings and the building equipment that makes them possible. Research will be conducted on global environmental conservation and energy conservation through experiments, actual measurements, surveys, and system analysis related to building environmental engineering and building environmental planning.

Architectural Planning

Students study, research and practice the theories and design/planning methods related to planning and construction of buildings. Study methods include lectures, case studies, analysis, and research on business facility planning, building construction planning, etc.

Urban Planning

Students participate in the theoretical and practical study of housing policy, urban policy, housing planning, and urban planning. Research will be conducted on housing environment development, community planning, housing supply and demand structure, land use planning, and residential area design/guide.

Architectural Design

Students study the theory and practice of architectural design and urban design. We will practically explore what kind of theoretical and social backgrounds have created cities and architecture since the modern era, and conduct research or make proposals on what kind of cities and architecture are appropriate for the modern era.

Architectural History and Theory

Students study the relationship between architecture and society/history, design and theory, and analyze architects and architectural works.


Master’s Course

Compulsory Course of Civil Engineering:Research on Design Engineering, Research on Energy Engineering, Research on Production Engineering, Research on Precision Engineering
Optional Courses of Civil Engineering:Advanced Structural Mechanics, Advanced Stability and Strength of Steel Structures, Advanced Hydraulics, Advanced Soil Mechanics, Advanced Bridge Engineering, Advanced Concrete Engineering, Advanced Concrete Maintenance, Advanced Theory of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Advanced River and Coastal Engineering, Advanced Water Environmental Engineering, Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Infrastructure Planning, Advanced Transportation Planning
Compulsory Course of Architecture:Research on Architecture
Optional Courses of Architecture:Special Seminar in Architecture, Advanced Structural Analysis, Advanced Seismic Structural Design, Advanced Theory of Architectural Planning, Advanced Theory of Construction Materials, Advanced Theory of Architectural Construction, Advanced Architectural Environmental Theory, Advanced Architectural Environmental Planning, Advanced Building Services

Advanced Theory of Western Architecture, Advanced Theory of Japanese Architecture, Advanced Planning Theory of Regional Facilities, Advanced Theory of Architectural Design, Advanced Theory of City Planning, Advanced Architectural Design Analysis Work
Common Courses:Advanced Numerical Analysis Work, Internship, Introduction to Nano-Technology, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Engineering in Informational Science, Nuclear Power Technology, English for Engineers

Doctoral Course

Compulsory CoursesResearch on Constructional Engineering
Common CoursesAdvanced Frontier Engineering