About the Department of Mechanical Engineering
In the field of mechanical engineering, which forms the basis of technology in a wide range of industries, software-assisted value improvements in mechanical devices and systems have been remarkable in recent years, and so engineers must possess the technical abilities to integrate hardware and software. In this progressed and developed era of mechanical technology, there is a growing demand for master’s and doctoral degree holders, who have more advanced education than bachelor’s degree holders.
Through small-group lectures and meticulous guidance of each student’s research activities in the laboratories, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been a foundation for education and training in the development of mechanical engineering technology that meets the current and future demands of society, and in the basic science required for the design, manufacturing, evaluation, and management of mechanical devices and systems. In addition, the department promotes a wide range of research activities in interdisciplinary fields by connecting with industry as well as the Innovation Center for Production Engineering in the university. Utilizing these educational and research foundations, the Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to cultivate advanced engineers who are capable of maintaining and developing mechanical engineering technology and its basic principles, and who are also educated in the sustainable development of mankind, broad universal basic knowledge, specialized knowledge, and applied skills.
A very broad range of issues must be taken into account when designing mechanical components, equipment, and systems.
In this field, research and education in a wide range of fields related to mechanics of materials, mechanics of machines, and control engineering are conducted. Research is being conducted on vibration analysis of composite materials and rotating bodies, and analysis of motion control of autonomous robots.
In this field, we conduct a wide range of research and education, from basic research to applied research on heat and fluids, with the aim of realizing a sustainable society. Major themes include visualization measurements and molecular dynamics simulations to elucidate the behavior of droplets and liquid film interfaces on solid surfaces, research and development of fuel cell electrodes directly fueled by gaseous and liquid fuels prepared from renewable resources, thermofluid systems with low Peclet number, and energy conversion from heat to work exploiting the Knudsen force appearing in micro/nanoscale thermal flow field.
In this field, research and education programs are provided on elasto-plasticity theory of metallic materials, advanced metal forming technologies and mechanical systems.
The research topics cover a wide range of material processing technologies from fundamental study to practical industrial applications, such as stress-strain constitutive modeling, development of accurate press forming simulation on high strength steel sheets, optimization of forging and sheet metal forming processes, fracture prediction criteria during stretch bending etc.
In this field, we are researching and developing ultra-precision machining methods and equipment as well as ultra-precision measurement methods that can be applied to smartphones, automotive optical components, medical devices, steppers, DVDs, digital cameras, and other products.
In particular, we have technological advantages in the creation of aspherical optical elements, optical multilayers, and ultra-smooth surfaces, and we create and evaluate these surfaces on the sub-nanometer scale, as well as nanostructure evaluation.
Research is conducted in a constant-temperature chamber with controlled temperature, humidity, and vibration, and research and development of laser and electric discharge micromachining methods are also conducted.
In addition, we conduct joint research with many companies and contribute to the promotion of industry.
|Compulsory Courses||Research on Design Engineering, Research on Energy Engineering, Research on Production Engineering, Research on Precision Engineering|
|Optional Courses||Mechanics of Elasticity, Computational Solid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Wave Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Gas Dynamics, Strength Design, Joining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Materials, Machining Technology, Energy Engineering, Precision Engineering, Machining System, Advanced Nano-Optics Manufacturing, Machine Control Engineering, Modern Control Theory, Digital Control Theory|
|Common Courses||Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Engineering in Informational Science, Nuclear Power Technology, English for Engineers|
|Compulsory Courses||Research on Mechanical Engineering|
|Common Courses||Advanced Frontier Engineering|