Our curriculum is composed of three core units in order to educate engineers capable of developing cutting-edge technology that assist all aspects of daily living for the elderly, the disabled, and others with diminished physical abilities.
(1) Physics and mathematics unit
(2) Engineering fundamentals unit (electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering)
(3) Medical and biocybernetics unit (biomedical engineering, assistive technology, ergonomics, physiology, social welfare, psychology)
The curriculum emphasizes mathematics and physics, which are the foundations of engineering. Students acquire a thorough understanding in the basic courses (calculus and differential equations) through lectures and practical exercises.
All students are required to complete the basic required courses in the Engineering fundamentals unit and the Medical and biocybernetics unit.
In the electrical and electronic engineering courses, students progress sequentially from fundamental electrical and electronic circuits to electromagnetic wave engineering and obtain a thorough understanding in the basic courses through lectures and practical exercises.
In the computer science courses, students progress sequentially from introductory computer exercises and program basics to programming.
In the mechanical engineering courses, students progress sequentially from basic courses in mechanical system theory and control engineering to applied courses such as robotics and assistive-device engineering.
The Medical and biocybernetics unit consists of biomedical engineering courses (biometry, biofunctional engineering, etc.), assistive engineering courses (introduction to well-being information technology, ergonomics, etc.), and courses in biological and biocybernetics literacy (physiology, social welfare, psychology). Courses are offered each term from First Year first term to Third Year second term. Students cover a wide range of topics as they progress sequentially and systematically from basic courses to applied courses.
Through practical technical Japanese and technical English classes, students acquire the Japanese and English comprehension and writing skills essential for engineers.
Basic laboratories and practical classes for the Engineering fundamentals unit and the Medical and biocybernetics unit are offered each term from First Year first term to Third Year second term. These classes deepen the students understanding of lecture material as well as assist them in acquiring practical knowledge and skills.