Students first study a broad range of fundamental engineering topics, core mechanical engineering topics, and fundamental subjects of automotive engineering. They then study advanced automotive engineering concepts related to the primary parts of automotive systems, such as their structures, their mechanisms and their motions. The objective of this course is to cultivate researchers and engineers who can develop lighter, stronger, and safer cars. Therefore, students study thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to develop engines; mechanisms and mechanics of materials to design car structures; and dynamics and control of safe and comfortable driving to improve drivability.
Students first study a broad range of fundamental engineering topics, core electrical, electronic/information engineering topics, and fundamental subjects of automotive engineering. They then study advanced automotive engineering concepts related to the car’s electrical systems, such as motor control, sensors, and telematics. The objective of this course is to cultivate researchers and engineers who can develop safe and energy-efficient cars. To gain these abilities, students study electromagnetism, electric and electronic circuits, power electronics, software engineering, signal processing, and functional material science
Students graduating from the Automotive Engineering Program generally directly enter companies after graduation or continue their study in a postgraduate educational program, working towards becoming company researchers or university professors. Students entering companies in the automotive industry after graduation are expected to work on the research and development of safe and high-performance automobiles that contribute to a sustainable society. Since automobiles are integrated systems of various high technologies, a broad range of knowledge is necessary to develop such systems. Some students, therefore, also join laboratories other than those in mechanical or electrical engineering and contribute to companies in many other fields.
Students graduating from the Mechanical Engineering course are expected to engage in research and development of structures, vibration suppression, control of mechanical systems, mobility, production engineering in automotive plants, and so on.
Students graduating from the Electrical, Electronic/Information Engineering course are expected to work on advanced motor technologies, power electronics technologies, electric and electronic circuit development, sensing and control technologies, software development, development of electric systems of hybrid and electric vehicles, and so on.
The G30 Automotive Engineering Course offers internships in summer and spring vacations to G30 international students to gain experience of real world engineering related to automotive technologies.
These internships are specially designed for G30 international students in automotive engineering course and does not necessarily require Japanese language skills.
Past internships from 2016
Nissan Motor India
AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Advanced Technological Research Center
Nissan Research Center
Delta Kogyo Co., LTD.
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Victoria
The University of Melbourne
University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus