Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University
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Department of Mechanical Engineering

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering consists of three divisions : 1) Mechanical Systems, Synthesis and Control, 2) Energy Conversion Engineering, and 3) Production Systems and Materials for Machinery. The overall goal of the department is to provide an opportunity for students to conduct researches on new subjects that support the mission of the mechanical engineering department. Today's mechanical engineering department covers not only the traditional fundamental mechanical engineering problems but also new and innovative problems from biological engineering to space engineering, whichsupports various manufacturing technologies.

    Students in the department, start with studying the basic and general engineering subjects in a small size classes. Then they take specialized subjects and learn synthesizing techniques with advanced subjects through many types of designs and experiments courses that will help them with their own individual graduation projects.

    Many undergraduate students will select to go to the graduate school to increase their understanding of the mechanical engineering principals and expand their ability to solve the engineering problems. The remaining undergraduate students can find job at various industrial fields in which they can demonstrate the knowledge that they have learned in this department.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Our modern cultural life has been underpinned by the various kinds of infrastructures such as logistic facilities (e.g. roads, bridges, railways, airports and harbors), lifelines (e.g. electricity, water, and gas services), and information and telecommunication facilities. It is very important issues to construct and manage those infrastructures so as to make our life more comfortable and convenient against natural disasters. Furthermore, it is also required for the next generation to utilize our beautiful and rich land for a sustainable development in harmony with nature. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering aims to train students who become capable of managing the regional and national societies and of creating the next-generation rich urban environments. The department offers the following two courses, "Special Civil Engineering Course" and "Society Management Course", and the students choose either course based upon their individual future directions.

−Special Civil Engineering Course (accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education ; JABEE):
    Japan's civil engineering technology is the world highest level, and has been contributing to construct various kinds of infrastructures around the world, including the ultra long-span bridges and the cross-channel tunnels. The main purpose of this course is to raise the civil engineers who will become active in the world construction sites, and become in charge of developing the next-generation infrastructures.

−Society Management Course :
    The wide range of knowledge and skills are required to conduct the urban development and management, which include the cultural grounding, the social and economic perspectives, and the sense of designing landscape as well as the technologies in the civil engineering field. This course welcomes students with liberal arts background, and provides the engineering education that integrates the liberal arts and the science to produce the engineers with the above abilities.

    The graduates of the department have played active roles both domestically and overseas in governmental offices, construction industries, consulting companies, etc. Besides, a significant number of students typically enter the graduate school to pursue their academic careers for acquisition of the advanced and specialized abilities.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

    Developing new materials have innovated always new technology and culture. High-performance materials such as steels and nonferrous metals are well known as structural materials. Meanwhile,materials also include shape-memory metals, superconductors, semiconductors, magnetic materials, ceramics, glasses, amorphous and polymer materials etc. Nowadays, composite, multilayered materials and functionally gradient materials are also continuously progressing.

    Research in our department covers science and engineering area from a microscopic scale of atoms and molecules to a macroscopic scale associated with aircrafts, automobiles, electronics, constructions and bridges application. Our research programs aim to disseminate research and creative work in the advanced materials science and engineering.

    Teaching and learning in our graduate programs, which constitute of lectures, Lab works and graduation thesis, encourage academic excellence and foster creativity as an engineer or researcher. Our lectures cover a wide range of materials science fields from fundamental knowledge on electronic structure, properties, functions of atoms, molecules, metals, organic and inorganic compounds to highly sophisticated theories and applied technologies. Students get a suitable job in various fields in the industry or research institutes.

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Department of Applied Chemistry

    The development of advanced and functional materials is a cutting-edge pursuit in which the field of chemistry plays an essential role. The Department of Applied Chemistry is involved in education and research in a wide variety of chemical fields. This department is divided into three research fields : Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, and Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. Each research field actively investigates a range of problems, such as the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of novel organic, inorganic, polymeric, and bio- materials. Through hands-on scientific research and education, students acquire knowledge of the fundamental processes and technologies of chemistry. Equipped with this training, graduates of the Department of Applied Chemistry have been playing an active role in a wide variety of industries.

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Modern society is based on the use of electricity. Electrical and electronic engineering provides basic and indispensable technology which supports whole social infrastructure. As a result, electrical and electronic engineers are always required in almost all industries.

    In order to supply such human resource, we provide basic and advanced lectures on electrical energy, solid-state devices, and information and communication systems together with practical laboratory work and tutorial sessions. In addition, compulsory final year research project offers precious opportunity to work on specific projects for a year with their supervisors with man-to-man basis.

    Our graduates' business fields are not limited to only traditional electrical and electronic manufacturers, but also every sector of industry including machines, materials, chemicals, software and life sciences. Currently, 30 to 40% of our graduates continue their study and research in our postgraduate school to follow rapid progress in sciences and technologies.

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Department of Computer Science

    Today, the information processing with computer systems plays an important role in various industrial and scientific fields. In these fields, successful activities require engineers and researchers having basic IT knowledge and computer skills as well as methodology of science and engineering. To develop abilities required for such engineers and researchers, fundamental subjects on computer hardware and software are arranged as the core subjects in our department curriculum. Many other subjects concerning science and engineering such as mathematics, electric engineering and electronic engineering are also presented for educating skilled personnel to deal with practical complex problems in the real world. The students finish their bachelor theses on advanced topics such as computer algorithms, hardware logic design, artificial intelligence, image processing, and computer graphics.

    The students can find their works in many fields after graduation because of widespread use of computers in the industry. About 30%〜40% of the students proceed to a graduate school for further studying computer science.

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