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Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Features

Hydro laboratory

Hydro laboratory

In Japan, we have so many natural disasters. We need comprehensive countermeasures to prevent and reduce disasters in terms of both disaster-resistant hardware (structures) and human-environmental friendly software (disaster-prevention training, environmental awareness). Meanwhile, the structure of society is changing rapidly. In rural areas, besides the decentralization of public facilities, depopulation is advancing due to the falling birthrate and aging population. We need to consider what kind of social structure is suitable for the community and the environment.
Now, having experienced the unprecedented Great East Japan Earthquake, we aim to educate and research of the three main fields in our course, “construction”, “environment” and “disaster prevention”.
We strive to foster engineers and researchers who will work for the establishment of the safe and secure society and a creation of a sustainable society that is both human and environmentally friendly.

Features

Contents of Study

Bridge design training

Bridge design training

Water quality environmental analysis (LC/MS/MS)

Water quality environmental analysis (LC/MS/MS)

Field of Environmental Engineering

Environmental problems, such as air, water, and soil, are coming to the surface and there is a great burden on the environment. Furthermore, there is a huge amount of challenges to build a recycling-based society where humans and nature can coexist. In the field of environmental engineering, students will study a variety of environmental subjects, including environmental engineering and resource recycling engineering.

Field of Construction Engineering

For disaster-resistant hardware, durable structures and materials must be used, and long-term diagnosis, repair and reinforcement, and maintenance and management are essential. In the field of construction engineering, students will study a variety of construction engineering, including structural mechanics, construction materials and facility maintenance and management engineering.

Field of Disaster Prevention Engineering

We must increase our knowledge about disaster prevention and town planning for the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and sustainable regional development. In the field of disaster prevention engineering, students will study a variety of disaster prevention engineering, including urban planning studies, water and landslide disaster prevention engineering and regional recovery development exercises.

I enjoy everything of my studies, my club activity, and my part-time job

Civil & Environmental Engineering ABE Shiho
[from Tono High School, Iwate Prefecture]

ABE Shiho

When I was a high school student I experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake, so I chose a major related to recovery from the disaster. I can learn a variety of fields that I’ll need to know as an engineer. I will be able to get a qualification as an associated professional engineer when I graduate. This is the strong point.
Besides studying hard, I also involve myself in club activity. I belong to a mandolin club and we practice hard three times a week. I get really busy when we have a recital when I’m also busy with assignments and tests.
But after I get over it, the sense of accomplishment is even better. What I enjoy about university life is being able to experience many different things, such as studying, club activity, and part-time jobs.

Curriculum

First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Specialized Basic Courses
Basic Mathematics
Calculus Ⅰ
Calculus Ⅱ
Linear Algebra
Physics Ⅰ
Physics Ⅱ
Chemistry Ⅰ
Chemistry Ⅱ
Differential Equations
Physics Laboratory
Chemistry Laboratory
◯Vector Analysis
◯Probability and Statistics
◯Earth Science
◯Fourier Analysis
Civil Infrastructure and Environment Course Studies
Exercises in Regional Economic Revitalization Ⅰ
Introduction to Regional Economic Revitalization Theory
Surveying Practicum Ⅰ
Surveying Practicum Ⅱ
Structural Mechanics Ⅱ
Concrete Engineering
Reinforced Concrete Engineering
Hydraulics Ⅰ
Hydraulics Ⅱ
Soil Mechanics Ⅰ
Soil Mechanics Ⅱ
City Planning
Transportation Planning
Water and Sewage Works Engineering
Exercises in Regional Economic Revitalization Ⅱ
Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Exercises in Civil and Environmental Programming
English for Technology Ⅰ
Structural Mechanics Exercises
Design and Drawing
Construction Methods
Exercises in Regional Economic Revitalization Ⅲ
Numerical Analysis
Steel Structures
Construction Materials Science
Engineering for Facility Maintenance and Management
Exercises in Hydraulics
River and Coastal Engineering
Exercises in Soil Mechanics
Geological Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
Engineering for Seismic and Volcanic Disaster Prevention
Engineering for Water and Sediment Disaster Prevention
Public Policy
Water Environmental Engineering
Atmospheric Environmental Engineering
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Ecological Environmental Conservation
Resource Circulation Engineering
Special Exercises
English for Technology Ⅱ
Graduation Research
Common Courses within Science
Surveying
Circuit Theory Ⅰ
Electricity and Magnetism Ⅰ
Basic Computer Engineering
Structural Mechanics Ⅰ
Environmental Engineering
Analog Electronic Circuits
Discrete Mathematics
Logic Circuits
Mechanics of Materials Ⅰ
Mechanical Dynamics
Mechanical Design
Common Courses within the Fuculty
Introduction to Soft Path Science and Engineering Ethics for Engineers Nuclear Engineering
Quality Control and Industrial Management Plan
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Selected Topics in Patent Law
Internships
Overseas Training in English for Science and Engineering

Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects

Career Paths

Civil infrastructure supports our social lives itself. It consists of transportation networks such as roads, railroads, airports and ports as well as water, gas, electricity and communications. Experts who can plan, design, build, maintain and manage the infrastructure while considering the environment are needed for a safe, secure, affluent life in our communities. Graduates will be outstanding in a variety of fields.

General contractor / construction and environmental consultants / infrastructure / transportation / high-ranking civil servants of engineering / go on to graduate school, etc.

Faculty Members

UMITA Teruyuki
Professor
Improvement, conservation, and assessment of the aquatic environment of rivers, lakes, and municipalities
OTSUKA Naohiro
Professor
Environmental impact assessment associated with development and construction
KOSHIYA Shin
Professor
Clarification of the geotectonics of seismogenic layers
DETO Hideaki
Professor
Stress analysis of structures using the finite element method
NAKAZAWA Hiroshi
Professor
Recovery of valuable items from waste and cleanup of polluted soil
HANEHARA Shunsuke
Professor
Research into cement chemistry and concrete engineering
MINAMI Masaaki
Professor
Planning and management of urban and transportation systems
ITO Ayumi
Associate Professor
Development of environmental cleanup methods using microbes and functional materials
OKAWARA Masafumi
Associate Professor
Clarification of slope failure mechanisms and development of preventive technologies
ONISHI Hiroshi
Associate Professor
Research into steel structure durability and soundness assessment
OGASAWARA Toshinori
Associate Professor
Research into building stress-resistance evaluation during a flowing flood
OYAMADA Tetsuya
Associate Professor
Causes of and measures against deterioration of concrete structures due to frost damage
SAITO Mitsugu
Associate Professor
Development of collection and measurement methods for atmospheric pollutants
YAMAMOTO Hidekazu
Associate Professor
Development of predictions for degree of seismic risk and simple and easy investigation method for ground and soil
ISHIKAWA Nao
Assistant Professor
Behavior of elements in the soil or water environment
KAMOSHIDA Naoto
Assistant Professor
Research into Seismic Response of rock structure
KOYAMA Takeshi
Assistant Professor
Development of equipment that supports daily life using robot technology
HAREYAMA Wataru
Assistant Professor
Development of technologies to remediate polluted groundwater and soil
MATSUBAYASHI Yuriko
Assistant Professor
Numerical simulations to predict fluid motion in waves
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