After studying fundamental engineering subjects, students study primary subjects of automotive systems in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and other related subjects from different research areas including electrical engineering. (Please see the course
list and syllabus for details.) We aim to cultivate students who can challenge and overcome the difficulties to open the new door. In this context, not only students who are interested in automobiles but also motivated students who are interested in other researches in mechanical and aerospace engineering are highly encouraged to apply. For specific key words and research themes, please refer the laboratory list and the website of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
The G30 Automotive Engineering Course offers the opportunities of 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.
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 with a keyword of CASE. To gain these abilities, students study electromagnetism, electric and electronic circuits, electronic devices, power electronics, software engineering, data processing, and functional material science. For specific key words and research themes, please refer the laboratory list and the website of electrical, electronic and Information engineering. The G30 Automotive Engineering Course offers the opportunities of 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.
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.
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