Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University



6 Departments for Future Engineer

*Administrative Office of the Graduate School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Graduate School
Departments BC*   MC* DC*
Architecture 90 Engineering 65 8
Civil Engineering 60 43 6
Electrical & Electronic Eng. 90 65 8
Mechanical Engineering 100 78 10
Chemical Sci. & Eng. 100 73 10
Computer Systems 100 System
80 14
Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1949, growing out of the former Kobe Technical College, which was originally established in 1921. Since then, the Faculty has contributed to the development of modern industrial society in the latter half of the 20th Century through its education and research. The aim of the Faculty in the new millennium is to educate future researchers and engineers to be able to contribute to the welfare of humankind through cutting-edge technologies.
The Faculty now has six departments: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Science and Engineering, and Computer Science and Systems Engineering, each of which consists of several divisions areas dedicated to the specific purposes of education and research. Approximately two-thirds of students continue on to Master’s program for higher education.

Graduate School of Engineering

Established in April 2007 as an educational and research institute aimed at providing engineering knowledge, fundamental and applied technologies directly related to a symbiosis and sustainable development of society. Departments in this Graduate School is arranged in a similar way as the Faculty of Engineering to offer a consistent educational system from undergraduate to graduate school.
The Graduate School of Engineering offers the following six departments in both the Master’s and Doctor’s Degree Program: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Science and Engineering. By covering a wide range of interdisciplinary academic fields (environment, nanomaterial, information and telecommunication, life science, energy, robot, safety etc.), these five departments and related Graduate School (System Infromatics) will create new technologies for the betterment of the society.

In 2010, the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering was separated from the Graduate School of Engineering, and the Graduate School of System Informatics started. It consists of the following three departments: Systems Science, Information Science, and Computational Science.

Master’s Degree Program (MC)

The Graduate School of Engineering’s education and research is dedicated to cultivate human resources with a wide range of knowledge in their specialized field, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The school especially focuses on fostering researchers and highly specialized professionals who are rich in creativity, and possess multifaceted perspectives. Students are granted a Master’s Degree in Engineering when they complete this program.

Doctoral Degree Program (DC)

Further developing and deepening of courses offered in the Master’s Degree Program. This program is to foster researchers, academic members of higher education and research institutions, and highly specialized professionals who are highly creative, international-minded, and have an excellent ability to establish, explore, and solve problems by themselves. A Doctor’s Degree, either a Dr. of Engineering or a PhD will be granted upon completion of the program.