About EME

The launch of the Degree Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy (EME)

Since April, 2020, the Department of Engineering Mechanics and Energy of the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering has changed over into the Degree Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy, as part of the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering of Graduate School of Science and Technology.

Despite the name change, the new degree program keeps all the basic functions of the original department of EME. Moreover, as for students who enrolled prior to 2019, their education will carry on under the joint structure of the Degree Program in EME and department of EME while they remain officially afflicted with the department of EME.

Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy (EME)

  • Number of students to admit

68

  • Degree

M. Eng. (Master of Engineering)

  • Student development

The program seeks to cultivate researchers and highly specialized professionals possessing advanced professional knowledge about the engineering fields of mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, and aeronautics and astronautics, with cross-sectional perspectives over related areas and the abilities to derive essential scientific problems, propose corresponding solutions independently, and publicize the research findings both domestically and internationally.

 

  • Image of an ideal graduate

He or she should aspire to to become creative engineers or researchers dedicated to the betterment of human beings, who takes an interest in the engineering fields of mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, and aeronautics and astronautics, etc. Moreover, they are expected to possess not only high specialized knowledge about their own fields, but the intention to gain interdisciplinary perspectives of other related areas as well.

  • Career paths after graduation

Career options for graduating students include employment at private companies, national or local governments, and national research institutes with background in mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, etc., and continuing their studies in doctoral programs of graduate school.

Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy (EME)

  • Number of students to admit

16

  • Degree

D. Eng. (Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering)

  • Student development

The program seeks to cultivate college educators, researchers, and highly specialized professionals possessing advanced professional knowledge about the engineering fields of mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, and aeronautics and astronautics, with cross-sectional perspectives of related areas and the abilities to publicize the research findings overseas, properly manage research projects, make a leading contribution to society, and train younger generations of their fields.

  • Image of an ideal graduate

He or she should aspire to to become creative engineers or researchers dedicated to the development of human beings, who is widely knowledgeable about the engineering fields of mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, and aeronautics and astronautics, etc. They ought to possess not only advanced professional knowledge, but interdisciplinary cross-sectional outlooks of related areas and capabilities of training and fostering younger generations of their background.

  • Career paths after graduation

Career options for graduating students include employment at private companies, national or private universities, national research institutes with background in mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, etc., and research fellowship for young scientists at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Characteristics of the Degree Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy (EME)

The Degree Program in EME is orientated at general engineering education and research grounded in mechanics, which namely covers a broad range of conventional engineering fields of mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, engineering for disaster mitigation, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, nuclear engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and energy engineering, etc.

Amongst the research targets: aircrafts, rocket engines, space structures and vehicles, seismological disaster mitigation, building structures, land and water (river, coast, lake, and ground) environments, energy generation systems (thermal, nuclear, MHD, and renewable), using advanced mechatronics and metrology, physical modeling of natural phenomena using computer simulations, and industrial design and fabrication.

The Degree Program in EME adopts the independent researcher structure instead of the traditional lectureship-based faculty structure. Faculty members belong to the different research groups of space development engineering, energy and environmental engineering, disaster control, and multi-scale solid materials engineering, where they are encouraged to collaborate closely with each other.

As for education, lecture courses are designed to offer graduate students an interdisciplinary education across the various areas of solid and structures, power and energy, and fluids and environment. Additionally, a “Daigakuin/Graduate Seminar” course (mandatory) is set up to provide students from different laboratories with an opportunity to present their research achievements and understand and appreciate each other’s research.

Student development: with a clear image of an ideal graduate

The Degree Program in EME aims to cultivate researchers and highly specialized professionals possessing advanced professional knowledge about the engineering fields of mechanical engineering, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, and aeronautics and astronautics, with cross-sectional outlooks across related fields and creative abilities to independently propose solutions to all kinds of engineering problems based on a global perspective of engineering systems.

Educational objectives: setting up targets to realize student development goals

Master’s program is designed to impart extensive knowledge and induce fundamental learning with regard to the engineering fields covered in the Degree Program in EME, to foster interdisciplinary outlooks across related fields and abilities to derive essential scientific problems, propose corresponding solutions independently and publicize the research finding both domestically and internationally. Doctoral program, on the other hand, aims at achieving these above goals, only on a higher level, and develop the abilities to properly manage research projects and make a leading contribution to society.

Who should apply

We are looking for prospective students who have keen interest in the engineering fields of mechanical engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, architecture and building engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, etc., and aim to become creative engineers or researchers dedicated to improving the human condition.

Degrees

M. Eng. (Master of Engineering)
D. Eng. (Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering)

Organizations

Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems (Graduate)

College of Engineering Systems (Undergraduate)

 

Contact to

With regard to the Degree Program in EME

Takashi Matsushima – Department chair
e-mail  tmatsu*@*kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove *)

Administrative Office

Address 3F300, Third floor, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
tel

+81-29-853-5059/5203

fax

+81-29-853-5207

About this website

Public Relations Committee of the Degree Program in EME

e-mail kouhou*@*kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (with * removed)

Pamphlet brochure about the Degree Program in EME

About research groups (Gakuiki)

Faculty members of the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering are divided into different research groups (Gakuiki). As part of EME, currently there are four Gakuikis of space development engineering, energy and environmental engineering, disaster control, and multi-scale solid materials engineering, and close collaboration amongst faculty members is encouraged under such a system.

Space development engineering (Representative: Prof. Makihito NISHIOKA)

This group focuses on researches, from an engineering perspective, into various theories and technologies essential to opening the space frontier, which are built on fundamental research topics such as combustion mechanisms, transmission of shock waves, enhanced novel materials, application of plasma science, low-temperature physics. Taking full advantages of the unique research environment (in close partnership with JAXA and AIST) provided by Tsukuba Science City, the research group is involved in the development projects of next-generation aircraft and rocket engines, small satellites, atmospheric reentrant vehicles, cryogenic cooling systems for ultra-sensitive telescopes, thermal-control devices for next-generation spacecrafts, lunar and planetary rovers, and performing applied research including experiments on the international space station. Additionally, the group is actively engaging in collaboration with other related fields, which include satellite monitoring of earth environmental, space medicine, and space arts, and constantly pondering problems like the scale of the Cosmos.

Energy and environmental engineering (Representative: Prof. Hideaki MONJI)

To utilize so-called primary energy, such as fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), nuclear energy, and natural energy, to power everything surrounding us from electrical equipment to automobiles, the final step involves conversion to heat. During that process, the technology that can change energy forms (i.e., energy conversion technology) is the exclusive key to effusive uses of energy resourses and building an energy-sustainable society. This group is engaging in researches to develop efficient energy conversion technology that minimizes environmental impact, with an aim to build a network on the basis of such technology.

Disaster control (Representative: Prof. Daigoro ISOBE)

Our lives are threatened by events like earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, and torrential rains, which lead occasionally to disasters including the loss of human lives. In addition to these ‘sudden’ disruptions, materials degradation and long-term environmental disruptions can be the causes for disasters, too. This group is devoted to researches on the development of advanced engineering technology that can control various disasters based on an understanding of the influences of such disruptions on geology, infrastructure, and constructions like buildings and bridges and detailed investigations on mechanisms of damages and destructions, as well as building management systems of disaster-prevention.

Multi-scale solid materials engineering (Representative: Prof. Masamichi KAWAI)

Rooted in the fields of materials mechanics and materials engineering (part of mechanical engineering), this group is conducting advanced researches on durability testing technologies for materials and structures and high-level simulation techniques, which provide experimental, theoretical, and numerical micro- to macro-scale solutions. Specifically, the group is engaging in (1) development of high-temperature durability testing technology for polymeric carbon fiber- enforced composite materials and homogeneous analytical solutions to thermal problems; (2) elucidation of fracture mechanism of joints between advanced materials and establishment of advanced non-destructive evaluation methods using electromagnetic principles; and (3) collaborative research on the development of durability testing and analytical methods for metals and elastomeric materials used in high-temperature power plants.

Affiliated academic societies

Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER)
Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research (JSPF) Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
Visualization Society of Japan (VSJ)
Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR)
Japan Geotechnical Society (JGS)
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
Japan Concrete Institute (JCI)
Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
Meteorological Society of Japan (MSJ)
Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES) Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)
Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ)
Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS)
Japanese Society of Steel Construction (JSSC)
Japanese Society for Multiphase Flow (JSMF)
Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS)
Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM)
Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics (JSFM)
Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ)
Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering (JAEE)
Heat Transfer Society of Japan (HTSJ)
Combustion Society of Japan (CSJ)
Japan Society for Composite Materials (JSCM)
Physical Society of Japan (PSJ)
Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences (JSPS)
Japan Institute of Energy (JIE)
Japan Solar Energy Society (JSES)

ACF (Asian Concrete Federation)
ACI (American Concrete Institute)
AIAA (American Institute of Aeranautics and Astronautics)
APS (American Physical Society)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics) IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

 

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