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Outline of departments in Master's Program

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Possessing the human resources necessary for meeting a wide variety of needs in engineering fields, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering nurtures high-level engineers and researchers who are able to develop technologies from an interdisciplinary perspective, rather than from a stereotyped viewpoint. They are not restricted to just mechanical engineering, but are also proficient in the fields of aerospace, material, electronic, information, and environmental engineering. Our division allows students to acquire high-levels of expertise and engage in original research; this enables them to develop so that they can aggressively assume leadership in solving problems.

Specifically, students are trained to acquire the following.
(1) A broad, fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering, and also advanced expertise in applied mathematics, mechanics, and physics, which provides a foundation for entering advanced interdisciplinary engineering fields such as space engineering
(2) A flexible way of thinking and insight to view problems macroscopically by considering the harmony between the natural environment and human society, and also leadership to solve problems systematically.
Applicants are expected to appreciate this policy and to be highly motivated. They are required to possess academic attainments in mathematics and physics employed in engineering as well as linguistic ability.

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering consists of two courses. The subjects of education, research and development of each course are as follows.

Mechanical Engineering Course

Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, Machine Design and Tribology, Precision and Production Engineering, Environmental Systems in Production, Measurement and Control System, Thermal Energy Engineering, Fluid Engineering.

Applied Mathematics and Physics Course

Fluid dynamics, Condensed matter physics, Non-linear dynamics, Nanomechanics, Biomechanics, Thermodynamics.

Department of Information and Electronics

In this department, there are two courses which aim to produce engineers and researchers, as listed below.

Information and Knowledge Engineering Course

We aim to produce IT engineers and researchers who have the ability to create advanced information-oriented society of the future and bring them to practice. Especially, we focus on producing human resources with the balanced knowledge of both hardware and software through the education of advanced computer, its application to intelligent system etc. We have the research and educational program from the basic to the application covering various computer related fields such as construction of intelligent system, advancement of computer system and computer aimed technology.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course

We cover a wide range of technologies such as highly efficient device, advanced communication technology, software and hardware, and aim to produce world class engineers. In detail, our aims can be pointed out as,

① better technical knowledge of electric and electronics.
② basic intellectual and ethical ability.
③ ability to discover difficult problems and their solution.
④ spirit to serve the international society.
We accept those students who are interested in electric and electronics fields.

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology

The goal of the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology is to educate engineers and researchers that are competent in the fields of industrial chemistry and biotechnology. To this end, this department provides students with a highly specialized curriculum at the graduate level. The department is composed of two courses, Applied Chemistry Course and Biotechnology Course.

Applied Chemistry Course
We have classes that teach basic concepts in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistries, followed by advanced classes for organic and inorganic materials chemistry, organic and inorganic synthetic chemistry, catalyst chemistry, and electrochemistry. In addition, we place an emphasis on hands-on training under laboratory conditions in addition to classroom teaching to experience and analyze various chemical processes.

Biotechnology Course
Our goal is to provide students with knowledge that would allow them to seek new ways to combine nature and human society in harmonious ways, through the discovery of novel reactive mechanisms and useful compounds at the interface of biology (the study of living organisms and living systems) and engineering (the application of scientific principles to industry). Specifically, this course provides classes to apply the various mechanisms in bacterial or various cellular metabolism and replication to the production of various compounds and polymers, as well as to the removal of harmful chemicals from the environment. The student who enters these courses is assigned to a laboratory, and he/she will undergo basic training to become an engineer or a researcher through performing cutting-edge research.

We welcome students who possess a demonstrable grasp of scientific principles and techniques at the university level, and who are interested in becoming an active engineer or researcher in fields related to chemical industry, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and bioscience.

Department of Management of Social Systems and Civil Engineering

Objective of the Department of Management of Social Systems and Civil Engineering is to train engineers who not only create abundant society through wide ranging practices of improvements to the infrastructure, creation and activation of safety local community, but also pursue soft and hard wares methodology to create comfortable and active society by the education of highly-professional knowledge/technology and researches.

Civil Engineering Course
This course cultivates skillful engineers who have knowledge of plan, design, construction and management of social infrastructures equipment. To achieve the objective, this course seeks motivated, wide perspective and problem-solving oriented persons who are eager to learn the construction technology which supports manufacturing activities, who is interested in creating space for human living, and who considers harmony with the nature.

Social Management Engineering Course
This course aims at training engineers who can contribute to realization of better society through planning and design of systems on urban, traffic, environment, disaster prevention, management, production, and telecommunication. Objective of the training is to provide students with the ability for solving problems with an engineering approach comprising humanities and social science, and learning systematic consideration to solve problems in the modern society. The course seeks students who have a passion to realize comfortable life and abundant society,who have idea looking things analytically and also who have strong will to overcome difficulties with figuring out.

Organizational Structure of Doctoral Program

Graduate School of Engineering,
Tottori University

(1) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(a) Mechanical Engineering Course
(b) Applied Mathematics and Physics Course

(2) Department of Information and Electronics
(a) Information and Knowledge Engineering Course
(b) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course

(3) Department in Chemistry and Biotechnology
(a) Applied Chemistry Course
(b) Biotechnology Course

(4) Department of Management of Social Systems and Civil Engineering
(a) Civil Engineering Course
(b) Social Management Engineering Course