- National Institute of Technology,
- ICHINOSEKI College
Department,Divisions and Advance Courses
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The aim of the department is to educate engineers able enough to adapt themselves to any field of industry, not to mention machinery industry. In our five-year college education, general education and specialized education combine effectively in order to attain this aim. We lay stress on fundamentals, design and drafting, experiments and mechanical practice. Subjects related to mechatronics are also taught to cope with recent technological innovations.
The third and the fourth year students take trips to major industrial companies. Special lectures are given all through the year. Graduation research helps students to develop the ability to solve difficulties and to acquire latest skills.
Department of Engineering for Future Innovation
To date, students have been separated since entering in their first year. From 2017, first-year students will all follow the same department: Department of Engineering for Future Innovation, and will be separated into four divisions upon entering their second year. Education system of each new division is as follows:
Division of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering
Students will acquire extensive knowledge in the field of machine intelligence, including design techniques for building machines, knowledge of materials, processing methods, knowledge of heat and flow, control theories, and measurement techniques. In addition, we will train next-generation mechanical engineers who can operate in future-oriented fields, including next-generation robots, EVs (electric vehicles) and other next-generation vehicles, and forms of renewable energy use such as hydroelectricity, wind power, and geothermal energy.
Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Students will learn about technology applications in electrical and electronics fields, such as physical phenomena related to electricity and magnetism in the areas of electrical engineering and electronics and electrical apparatuses such as circuits and motors, materials, and energy. In addition, we will train next-generation electrical engineers who can operate in applied fields such as electric power production and supply and electronic equipment and vehicle control.
Division of Computer Engineering and Informatics
Students will learn about technology applications in the fields of information and software, including programming for information engineering, application development, network systems, computer graphics, the Internet of things, and cyber security. In addition, we will train next-generation IT engineers who can operate in applied fields such as robotics (artificial intelligence) and smart car (i.e., self-driving vehicle ) development.
Division of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Students will learn about technology applications in the fields of chemistry and biotechnology, including technology related to chemical engineering (for the efficient production of chemical products) and biotechnology (for the use of microorganisms and enzymes). In addition, we will train next-generation chemical technicians who can operate in applied fields and have the required skills to develop chemical products that enrich human life (plastics, pharmaceutical products, foods, and new materials) and to solve environmental and energy problems.
Advanced Course in Production Engineering
This course comprises three components: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Intelligent Systems Engineering. In this course, each student will acquire not only a deeper knowledge of their own specialist subject, but will also develop a basic knowledge of other fields. Therefore, graduates of this course will be able to respond to the development of new technologies and future research in a flexible way. The overriding principle aim of this course is to train creative and R&D-oriented engineers.
Advanced Course in Chemical Engineering
The development of chemical engineering is closely related with our lives: from innovations and improvements that lead us to solve environmental issue, energy issue, and to exploit bio-resources availability. Therefore, chemical engineers are required to study, design and operate processes to provide novel technologies, new materials, and energies in an ecologically sustainable manner.