Department of Creative Engineering

 Modern technology and engineering has become increasingly complex, multifaceted, and globalized. Engineers can no longer be hyperspecialized in only one field but must rather be broadminded and capable of working cooperatively across specializations, cultures, and languages. The Department of Creative Engineering attempts to produce such engineers through its two different divisions and six courses.

 The first one and a half years are spent in widely ranging basic studies that cover many different fields of specialization, after which, students may select their major course of study. This will insure that students have been exposed to both the basic aspects of science and technology but also develop the in-depth skills they are likely to need in the future.

 Each course is designed to motivate students to conduct research appropriate to their developmental stage. The aim of which is to trains students to be both creative and practical.

 To complement their specialized and technical knowledge, students are also encouraged to develop a deep world historical view, philosophical thinking, knowledge of politics, economics, and language. Graduates are expected to be globally minded engineers with the ability to work actively worldwide.


Educational Purposes

 The school’s educational principle is to train students on the basis of extensive knowledge of basic technology and cultural sensitivity. Students must become practical and capable engineers endowed with creativity fueled by diversity, wide ranging knowledge, and a global perspective. The school aims to produce high level engineers who can develop humanistic and ecologically responsible technologies – engineers who can flexibly solve problems related to environmental stewardship, food production, energy, natural disasters, the greying of society, and urban life. Our students are expected to following.
1) To be equipped with initiative and basic knowledge of various fields of engineering.
2) To be equipped with creativity and highly advanced technological knowledge.
3) To be able to contribute to the development of society through manufacturing.
4) To realize the diversified value and play an active part in the fields of interdisciplinary technology.
5) To have with general culture and a broad perspective necessary for doing a good job internationally.


Admission Policy

In our educational program the curriculums for the 5- year course and 7- year course are organically related. Through these linked programs, AriakeKosen trains students, on the basis of extensive knowledge of basic technology and culture, to be practical, high level engineers with creativity, diversity, global thinking, and international sensitivity. Our goals are to produce such engineers as will actively cope with the problems derived from human life, those caused by natural disasters, who can solve the many problems found in modern society, and can develop new future-oriented technologies. The students who enter our college are expected to be following.
1) Students who are interested in manufacturing
2) Students who are determined to take on new challenges
3) Students who work cooperatively with others
4) Students who have perseverance in the face of adversity
5) Students who have a will to contribute to society



Division of Environmental and Energy Engineering

 The object of the Division of Environmental and Energy Engineering is preserving “nature”. The goal of this division is to train students to be engineers who deal with various environmental issues such as energy and food production. These issues have to be addressed for building a sustainable society. 

 The Division of Environmental and Energy Engineering is composed of three courses: “Energy,” “Applied Chemistry,” and “Life and Environmental Science”. These three technological fields are necessary for addressing the issues mentioned above.

 The development of new industries in environmental and energy focuses on the “Ariake area,” where our college is located. This educational program aims at solving local issues through collaboration with local government and companies.

 This division offers some subjects in common among the three courses, which contain lectures and exercises on environmental and energy engineering as fundamental subjects. Studying these subjects will lead students to be successful engineers in these fields. These courses give students both basic and advanced level of environmental and energy technologies and related fields.

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 The goal of this division is to train our students to be engineers who can meet environmental challenges, and deal with various problems of the environment, energy, and food.

Therefore, this division welcomes students with the following qualities.

1) Students who have motivation to study mathematics and science, and are interested in conducting experiments.

2) Students who have a strong desire to acquire knowledge in specialized fields.

3) Students who take a scientific interest in a wide range of subjects.


Division of Human and Welfare Engineering

 The goal of the Division of Human and Welfare Engineering is improving the quality of “people’s lives.” The division’s purpose is to train engineers who can solve problems related to people such as urban living and adapting to an aging society such that quality of life can be improved.

 This division contains three courses: “Mechanical Engineering,” “Information System Engineering” and “Architecture.”

 The “Ariake area” has been facing many problems caused by the closure of the Miike Coal Mine. The area also has to cope with population decline and an aging society. In this division, these issues are incorporated into educational programs.

 In the fundamental education, some subjects common to the three courses are offered to the students. The subjects cover social life, social welfare, life support, vital functions, and human engineering. Through studying both in the classroom and in the field, the course produces engineers able to deal with these and related problems. In each course, both the fundamental subjects and applied subjects are offered to the students.

 Therefore, this division welcomes students with the following qualities.

1) Students who are interested in mathematics, science, and other related subjects.

2) Students who are interested in mechanics and principles of things and have intentions to acquire technical knowledge.

3) Students who have intentions to enrich the lives of people through manufacturing.

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 The goal of this division is to develop engineers who can solve many problems, such as the urban problem and the aging society problem for the improvement of people’s quality of life.