- Second year
Lectures are given in compulsory subjects related to the major fields of civil and environmental engineering: applied mechanics, civil engineering materials, hydraulics, and geotechnical engineering. These subjects allow students to acquire basic knowledge in specialist fields. Students also learn the basics of design, drafting, and surveying techniques. The Basic Design of Civil Infrastructure course, one of the subjects distinctive to the program, allows students to learn the basic processes of planning and designing urban development and structures, and to simulate such processes through group work.
- Third year
The program also includes laboratory work devised to cover the key fields listed above. Through the laboratory work, students develop a deeper understanding of the academic fields they have studied up until that point, as well as learning measurement techniques, and cultivating the skills to analyze and provide observations on results. The Civil Infrastructure Project Management course, a practical seminar course in planning and design, is also provided to allow students to study the series of stages from the planning to the design, construction, and operation and maintenance of civil infrastructure facilities, and the content of those stages, through lecture and group work-based seminar classes. The program will also incorporate on-site practical training sessions (internships) which allow students to deepen their understanding of the connections between academic study and practical application, and learn means of tackling more specific issues.
- Fourth year
In the fourth year students are assigned to laboratories to engage in research activities. Through their graduation research projects, students are able to acquire the skills to understand and mentally organize specialist problems and devise solutions on the basis of surveys, analysis, and other such approaches. They also cultivate skills such as the ability to correctly express their own ideas to people and understand the opinions of others, and presentation techniques.
In addition to the activities students pursue in their laboratory groups, classes are also given in courses entitled Technical English I/II, and Engineering Ethics. Students acquire skills for communication in international environments, as well as developing into technical experts that consider engineering ethics and pursue key roles in society.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Program is accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) as a “JABEE accredited program in civil and environmental engineering.”