Mechanical Science and Engineering

Under the theme of "Managing the Earth," we research and develop machines that work in aerospace, land, and sea.

What you can learn and research in this course?

In order to realize a sustainable society, it is necessary to break away from the conventional mass production, mass transportation, mass consumption, and mass disposal, and the realization of a recycling-oriented society is the theme for mankind. Under the theme of "Managing the Earth," the Mechanical Science Course aims to nurture researchers who will pursue cutting-edge science and technology, and advanced manufacturing engineers in the fields of development, design, and manufacturing of advanced mechanical systems required by society.

Field of Aerospace

We respond to the needs of aerospace systems and educate from the basics to a wide range of practical skills of mechanical and aerospace engineering. We mainly teach the introduction to aerospace engineering, aviation-fluid engineering, solid mechanics, mechanics of materials, system control engineering and aerospace systems engineering.

Field of Bio-robotics

We respond to the needs of biotechnology and robotics system and educate from the basics to a wide range of practical skills of mechanical engineering and biotech/robot engineering. We mainly teach the introduction to robot engineering, bioengineering, measurement engineering, precision engineering and robotics engineering.

Field of System Design

We respond to the needs of system design and educate from the basics to a wide range of practical skills of systems design. We mainly teach the introduction to automotive engineering, production and processing, combustion engineering, environment and energy, and heat transfer engineering.

How our research can be applied to society?

Mechanical science supports cutting-edge science and technology, which continues to make remarkable progress.

In the “Aerospace” field, research is conducted on environmentally compatible aeroengines and unmanned aerial systems. In the "Bio-Robotics" field, we are researching and developing new robots that learn from living organisms and robots that support human health and life, and in the "System Design" field, we are researching and developing environmentally friendly processing technology and energy control technology.

These studies will be utilized to realize an affluent and sustainable society.

What this course looks for in students?

The Mechanical Science Course aims to realize a sustainable society by creating the next generation of science and technology in the field of advanced manufacturing, and fosters mechanical engineers who have the ability to create mechanical systems while flexibly responding to the diverse demands of society, such as reducing environmental impact and saving energy. To achieve this goal, this course is designed to provide students with the ability to create mechanical systems while flexibly responding to diverse social demands, such as reducing environmental impact and saving energy. To this end, this course seeks students with the following abilities and qualities.

  • A desire to play an active role not only in the local community but also on a global scale in order to realize a sustainable society.
  • An interest in mechanical science and the basic academic skills and logical thinking required to study it.
  • The ability to take an interest in various issues facing humanity and to gather information to solve them.
  • Willingness to actively explore and solve problems in mechanical science.

What kind of human resource will this course develop?

Students can acquire basic knowledge and ideas about mechanical engineering, which plays an important role in manufacturing, as well as skills to apply to the real world. With a focus on mechanics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, the department develops education and research in the three fields of aerospace, bio-robotics, and system design, with the aim of developing technologies that require further specialization and integrated manufacturing. We aim to develop education and research in three fields: aerospace, bio-robotics, and system design, in order to develop engineers and researchers who can play an active role in industrial fields, and human resources who can support diverse regional industries and contribute to reconstruction.

What kind of career path is expected after graduation?

Besides going to graduate school, graduates who have acquired knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering are needed in every industry and every field. Consequently, a high rate of employment is expected.

  • Machine manufacturing
  • Aviation machinery
  • Transportation machinery
  • Heavy machinery
  • Medical devices and daily support equipment
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Civil service
  • Go on to graduate school, etc.


First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Specialized Basic Courses Basic Mathematics
Calculus Ⅰ
Calculus Ⅱ
Linear Algebra
Physics Ⅰ
Physics Ⅱ
Differential Equations
Vector Analysis
Fourier Analysis
Physics Laboratory
Complex Analysis
Probability and Statistics
Mechanical Science and Engineering Course Subjects Workshop Practicum
First Year Mechanics Seminar
Basic Mechanical Drawing Ⅰ
CAD Practicum
Introduction to Automobile Engineering
Introduction to Robotics
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Basic Mechanical Drawing Ⅱ
Mechanical Design Drawing
Exercises in Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Materials
Exercises in Hydraulics
Exercises in Mechanical Dynamics
Exercises in Thermodynamics
Metal Cutting
FORTRAN Programming Practicum
Manufacturing Processes
Mechanics of Materials Ⅱ
Fluid Mechanics
Numerical Analysis
Mechanical Science Laboratory
Control Engineering
C Programming Language Practicum
Selected Topics in Mechanical Science Ⅰ
English Seminar in Science and Technology
Mechanical Science Seminar Ⅰ
Selected Topics in Mechanical Science Ⅱ
Heat Transfer
Combustion Engineering
Environment and Energy
Biomedical Engineering
Precision Engineering
System Control Engineering
Measurement Engineering
Mechanics of Solids
Elementary Computational Mechanics
Aeronautical Fluid Engineering
Mechanical Science Seminar Ⅱ
Graduation Research
Robotics Engineering
Aerospace System Engineering
Common Courses within Science Circuit Theory Ⅰ
Basic Electrical Theory
Basic Computer Engineering
Mechanics of Materials Ⅰ
Mechanical Dynamics
Mechanical Design
Analog Electronic Circuits
Discrete Mathematics
Logic Circuits
Structural Mechanics Ⅰ
Environmental Engineering
Common Courses within the Department 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
Overseas Training in English for Science and Engineering

Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects

Interviews with Students

Study systems engineering, proceed to my dream field: the aviation industry.

ONO Hikari

[from Sakata Higashi High School, Yamagata Prefecture]

I am interested in airport management and aircraft maintenance. When I was a high school student, I was looking for a university in Tohoku region where I could study aeronautical engineering. My high school homeroom teacher recommended the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Iwate University and I decided to come to here. I plan to work in the aviation industry in the future.

I am currently a member of Hanahara-Yamada Laboratory, where we study optimization techniques based on systems engineering. Although I have not yet decided on my own research theme, I am interested in research on human activities such as eye gaze and body movements. I am currently studying computer programming in preparation for my graduation project. Whenever I feel difficulty, senior members of the laboratory always help me and I try to think of ways to resolve the problem. Sometimes I feel frustrating facing things that I cannot handle immediately, but I see that a challenge to give me opportunity for growth and enjoy learning new things. I would be happy if my future research makes someone's life well, even if only a little.

Department of Systems Innovation Engineering