Architecture creates and preserves the environmental infrastructure for coordinating nature, people and society, in terms of both material and social/psychological factors. As a field of inquiry, it is not limited to just engineering. It is a comprehensive discipline - closely related to society, economics and culture - which integrates academics, the arts and technology. To ensure mastery of architecture, the department has established a curriculum with particular attention to the following points.
The three divisions of Planning, Environment and Structure are positioned as the three pillars of specialized education in the faculty. Each division provides a full-range of basic education so that students can acquire a solid expertise and a broad perspective.
Comprehensive, specialized education, with a balance between divisions, is carried out in the first three years.
In the fourth year, students are assigned to each laboratory, where they work on their graduation research and graduation project. In this way, we work to cultivate an academic foundation so that students become humane engineers and designers who can truly contribute to society.
Areas of Study 2013
Students get an overall view of architecture
In addition to required courses such as Mathematics, Basic Design, Descriptive Geometry, Elementary Mechanics of Structure, Strength of Materials, and Outline of Building Environment, students learn the fundamentals of architecture by taking elective courses such as Physics, Chemistry and Exercise of Elementary Mechanics of Structure.
Students solidify their knowledge of fundamentals in specialized areas
Required courses include Architectural Design, Building Construction Planning, History of World Architecture, Building Air Environment, Outline of Building Equipment and Systems, Structural Mechanics, Building Vibration, and Programming Technique. Students also select courses such as Human Factors Engineering for Architecture, Exercise of Structural Mechanics, and Building Materials.
Students deepen their understanding of specialized fields
Starting in the second semester, students take courses focusing on one of the three divisions - Planning, Environment or Structure - and course content becomes more specialized. Students study requirements and electives such as Building Works, Architectural Design, Building Equipment Planning, and Wood Structure.
Graduate research to culminate four years of study
Students primarily engage in their Graduation Research and Graduation Project. Each student conducts research on their own theme, and describes it in a thesis. They work with their supervising professor and fellow lab students in the most fulfilling time of their student experience.