Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology

Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology

Program Overview

The aim of this academic faculty is to produce graduates who are able to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future in response to the increasing global environmental issues. In order to achieve this, the faculty offers environmental science courses within the Major Foundational Courses common to all departments during the first and second years, enabling students to acquire a foundation in the environmental sciences.

Within the Major Courses lectured in each department, there is an importance placed on the logic and techniques that form the base of each department’s major subject field, and from first year onward subject specializations are progressively refined and the width and quality of education are increased.

For the purpose of fourth year graduate research, a focus on seminars is to foster students who can create and develop original ideas. Simultaneously, a focus shall be placed on the learning of techniques necessary for the effective dissemination of research outcomes. Our goal, by way of the acquired interdisciplinary and broad knowledge, is the development of the ability to create a pleasant and rich environment in which nature and humanity are in balance.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

  1. Students who have a strong interest in regards to the environmental issues surrounding human society and the natural world, and would like to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.
  2. Students who wish to acquire the specialized knowledge and skills necessary for solving environmental issues and have the desire to independently attempt those solution.
  3. Students who are able to proactively communicate and work with others, while collaboratively taking appropriate action.
  4. Students who wish to acquire an international standard of English, and take a role on the global stage.
  5. Students who possess broad and basic knowledge equivalent to that of a high school graduate, alongside the ability to comprehend and apply based on rational thought, the course related learning (Mathematics, Science, and English) provided in the Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology.

Department of Environmental and Mathematical Sciences

Program Overview

The analysis of various environmental phenomena is indispensable for the creation of a rich environment in which there is a balance between nature and humanity. In order to achieve this, it is not enough to merely comprehend the target of one’s analysis, but one must also acquire the skills and rationale required for comprehension and analysis. The Department of Environmental and Mathematical Sciences aims to equip students with a foundation in mathematical sciences, statistical science and computational science, and the ability to apply learning across a wide academic field. The acquisition of which is necessary for the analysis of related phenomena.
The Major Courses curriculum features a balance of lectures and seminars covering topics in mathematics such as algebra, geometry, analysis and probability theory, the theory and application of statistics, the foundational skills of information processing such as programming, advanced computer application technology such as numerical evaluation and simulation, assay evaluation methodology, and information data surveying. After acquiring this foundational education, the fourth year involves developing integrated academic ability, through the completion of a graduate research project, the topic of which is individually chosen.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

  1. Students who possess a basic academic ability, equivalent to a high school graduate, and the ability to think rationally, with particular emphasis on their basic abilities of Mathematics and English.
  2. Students with a desire to work on difficult problems from a mathematical perspective, or through the use of computers.
  3. Students who possess a comprehension and an interest in regards to environmental issues, and the ability to take part in objective discussions grounded in reason.

We ask that applicants complete the following high school mathematics courses before enrollment:
Math I, Math II, Math III, Math A, and Math B.

Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering

Program Overview

The Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, with consideration of the environment, and concepts such as “environmentally symbiotic cities” and “sustainable cities,” focuses on the construction of future cities. The department produces environmental specialists who are able to take on the responsibility of future generations, in regards to a variety of areas indispensable to the establishment of sustainable and environmentally symbiotic cities such as; the development of disaster prevention technology and forward-focused construction aimed at establishing a base of society, in balance with nature and able to withstanding the damage caused by global warming; transport and city planning which aims to improve the efficiency of urban activity, thus reducing the burden on our environment; safety assessments and countermeasures regarding the hazardous material and waste material produced through the circulation of goods; a greater understanding of the water and atmosphere cycles cross-jurisdictionally enclosing our cities, and the development of renewable resources such as water and hydropower.

Thus, we have established a curriculum that nurtures the following:

  • Fundamental abilities in the fields of both Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering
  • The ability to identify issues and set up tasks
  • The ability to reach conclusions based on inquiry and analysis
  • Abilities related to communication and explanation
  • Abilities related to planning and execution
  • An ability to continuously learn, derived from one’s intellectual curiosity and aspirations.

Furthermore, the fourth year involves, as the culmination of a student’s university learning, the completion a graduate research project. The research project is performed in small-group setups, and additionally involves acquiring foundational knowledge and abilities for the purpose of taking on new challenges within society.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

The Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering expects student to regard the city core as “the Environment” in which humans live, the surrounding natural environment, and all that encloses us. The Faculty expects students to take part in the construction of an “Environmental Core,” which enables the continuous sustainable development of human society, through the targeting of; all manner of social infrastructure; land, water, air and city; various ecological systems; climate and culture. Specifically, the department is looking for the following:

  1. Students who would like to broadly, as well as deeply, understand and subsequently research environmental issues from both a natural sciences and social sciences point of view, in order to construct sustainable cities.
  2. Students who possess an interest in the construction of cities founded on thought concerning the balance of nature and humankind, as well as in the exploration of the building techniques, which would help to support that construction, such as in civil engineering.
  3. Students who possess the adequate basic academic ability required to learn environmental design engineering, specifically foundations in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, as well as the communication abilities required to accurately convey research and survey results.

We ask that applicants complete the following high school courses in both Mathematics and Science before enrollment: [Mathematics: Math I, Math II, Math III, Math A, Math B; Science: Physics, Chemistry]

Department of Environmental Management Engineering

Program Overview

The Department of Environmental Management Engineering, from both a natural sciences and social sciences perspective, offers a broad education related to the appropriate management of the natural environment and the sustainable use of resources. The aim of this education is to produce graduates who possess skill and comprehensive knowledge and ability regarding the theory and techniques involved in the creations and management of common public spaces exhibiting harmony between human activity and the rich natural environment. In order to achieve this, the faculty established an educational program, which includes broad inter-disciplinary academic areas, throughout all of the four years of their study. In the first and second years, the department places a focus upon liberal arts education, foreign language education, and education regarding the indispensable basics required for specialized education. Simultaneously, we provide fundamental courses regarding the necessary knowledge required for specialization. In the third year, the focus moves to applied specialized education, with the inclusion of crucial experiments and seminars into the curriculum. In the fourth year, the focus moves to the research required for the writing of a graduate thesis, and the provision of an education that equips students with not only specialized professional knowledge, but also the ability to explore various issues, to take action, and to design environmentally focused solutions.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

The Department of Environmental Management Engineering, with the aim of sustainable management and creation of common public spaces exhibiting harmony between human activity and the rich natural environment, produces graduates who are able to understand the functions of vegetation and soil, water and the cycle of goods, land use, public policy, and landscape management.

The department is looking for youth who possess foundational academic ability in the natural sciences, such as in Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, and would like the challenge of acquiring a wider perspective and creativity by way of the humanities and social sciences as well.

We ask that applicants complete the following high school courses in both Mathematics and Science before enrollment:
[Mathematics: Math I, Math II, Math III, Math A, Math B;
Science: two of the following, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Geology]

Department of Environmental Chemistry and Materials

Program Overview

The Department of Environmental Chemistry and Materials produces graduates who, through a deeper understanding of material and energy conversion, are able to contribute to the creation of materials with superior function, the development of new chemical processes required to ensure greater efficient use of energy and resources, and the construction of a more hospitable environment.

In order to achieve this, environmental science courses within the Major Foundational Courses ensure the acquisition of the basic knowledge, such as environmental conservation, and reduction in our environmental burden, necessary for the realization of a sustainable society. Additionally, the Major Courses equip students with basic knowledge of the chemistry and techniques regarding material and energy during their first and second years, and equip students with the flexible thinking capacity and the scientific methodology required for problem solving during the third and fourth years. Furthermore, the laboratory courses in the first to third year and the graduate research project in the fourth year are aimed at developing the pragmatic capabilities required for engineers who are able to contribute to the construction of sustainable and resource renewable societies.

The fourth year seminars improve the information gathering and analysis capabilities of students as a result of reading academic literatures published in foreign languages, and foster the information disseminating skills of students through the presentation of research achievements at seminars.

In this way, the department aims to develop a variety of chemistry-based skills and abilities required to succeed globally.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

The Department of Environmental Chemistry and Materials produces graduates who have acquired the foundational knowledge required for the creation of innovative environmentally harmonious techniques and technologies utilizing chemistry and chemical technologies, and the adaptable thinking capabilities and the practical techniques necessary for problem solving. The department is looking for the following motivated and passionate applicants;

  1. Those interested in attempting to solve environmental and energy issues from a chemistry standpoint.
  2. Those who wish to take part in the development of materials that can aid environmental conservation and chemical processes that have less environmental burden.
  3. Those who would like to contribute to the creation of a sound material-cycle society.
  4. Those who possess basic academic abilities, equivalent to a high school graduate, and the ability to rationally think and comprehend various phenomena based on chemistry.

We ask that applicants complete the following high school courses in both Mathematics and Science before enrollment: [Mathematics: Math I, Math II, Math III, Math A, Math B; Science: Physics, Chemistry]