The educational curriculum of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Program consists of KIJ Phase 1 (Knowing Is Joy) and KIJ Phase 2 (Knowledge Integration for professional Job), which aim to help students become talented people with a combination of the broad foundations and the high levels of specialist knowledge required to contribute to society in fields related to chemistry.
KIJ Phase 1 (Knowing Is Joy)：
From the enrollment to the first semester of sophomore year, students learn the fundamentals of chemistry and engineering. This fundamentals includes not only natural science and basics of engineering, but also social science, communication skills, and engineering ethics, all of which are required for researchers/engineers when they solve the problems with the concern for their roles and responsibilities. For this purpose, subjects are provided for liberal arts , common basics of engineering, chemistry, and basics of applied chemistry and chemical engineering.
KIJ Phase 2 (Knowledge Integration for professional Job)：
From the second semester of the second year, students select either the Applied Chemistry Course or the Chemical Engineering Course, advanced specialist courses which allow them to develop their knowledge and techniques and cultivate the ability to solve specialist issues. At the end of the first semester of the sophomore year, students select either the Applied Chemistry Course or the Chemical Engineering Course. From the second semester of the sophomore year, more specialized subjects are provided for each course. Students in the Applied Chemistry Course obtain the ability to design, synthesize, and analyze new materials. In the Chemical Engineering Course, students obtain the ability to design and develop processes/systems for industrial production. Both courses provide laboratory courses and exercise courses in accordance to the lectures of specialized subjects to improve the students’ skills and to strengthen their understanding of knowledge. Finally, in the senior year, the students conduct research works of their own research topics for their bachelor theses. In the research work, the students integrates their specialized knowledge with the professional skills to solve the problems required by the modern society.
In the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Program, the program of education is accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE), and students are awarded with a certificate marking their completion of a JABEE-accredited program when they graduate. Students who complete the program are qualified to register as associate professional engineers without needing to take the first stage examination for professional engineers.