Course Features

What is the Urban Infrastructure and Environment Course?

The course of study in the Program of Civil Engineering (Urban Infrastructure and Environment Course), under the theme of “Urban Disaster Prevention and Resuscitation,” trains students to become leadership professionals with the ability to look at social infrastructure systems from a global perspective through a broad study of people (urban, transportation, spatial information), nature (environment, disaster prevention, resilience) and objects (design, materials, maintenance and management). The program is designed to nurture engineers with leadership skills and the ability to see the big picture of social infrastructure systems.

Field-specific subject groups (sub-courses)

Cities, Transportation, and

Focusing on human activities in cities, students will learn how to find and solve problems related to traffic congestion mitigation, rail congestion reduction, and smart urbanization.

Urban & Environmental

Considering comfortable living for the next generation

Environment and Disaster Resilience

Focusing on urban environment and disaster prevention, students will learn how to identify and solve problems related to water environment and environmental changes, landslides, earthquake disasters, and liquefaction.

Safety and Disaster Prevention

Protecting people’s lives with social infrastructure


Coexistence with the Earth

Materials, Structures, and Maintenance

Focusing on structural design and construction and social infrastructure development, students will learn about problem identification and solutions for the development and maintenance of social infrastructure.


Navigating Japan’s Future

Navigating Japan’s Future

Course Introduction Video

Study and Research

Curriculum (Main Courses)


Learn about the role of civil engineering in society in relation to mathematics, information, economics, and the environment

Freshman Seminar / Introduction to Environmental Science / Geotechnical Engineering 1 / Civil Engineering and Economics / Data Processing in Civil Engineering / Mathematics for Civil Engineering 1


Urban, transportation, earthquake, bridges, flood, materials, surveying, etc. Learn the basics of civil engineering.

Introduction to Mechanics in Civil Engineering / Introduction to Hydraulics / Material Design / Geotechnical Engineering 2 / Urban Planning / General Lectures on Civil Engineering / Surveying Practice 1·2 / Hydraulics


Learn how to solve social problems from research activities and specialized course lectures and exercises

Experiments in Construction Materials / Experiments in Geomaterials / Experiments in Hydraulics / Experiments in Civil Engineering Applications / Career Seminar in Civil Engineering / Exercises on Geotechnical Engineering / Design Exercise of Civil Engineering Structures / Graduation Thesis 1·2


Learn advanced technologies of civil engineering as integrated engineering, transcending the fields of laboratories.

Graduation Thesis 3·4

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research laboratories

Career and Employment

Employability Ranking at Top 400 Companies

“Employability Ranking at Top 400 Companies” is based on the Nikkei Stock Average Index, company size, name recognition, and ranking of the most popular companies among university students. Shibaura Institute of Technology was ranked 12th in Japan and 5th among private universities in the 2023 ranking published by DAIGAKUTSUSHIN Corporation, which surveyed the top 400 companies in Japan. In addition, it was ranked 4th among universities with more than 1,000 graduates.

Employability Ranking at Top 400 Companies (among private universities)

THE World University Rankings 2024

THE (Times Higher Education) has been providing “THE World University rankings” every year since 2004. It uses the data from universities and ranks with the following indicators: teaching (the learning environment); research environment (volume, income and reputation); research quality (the outputs of research); industry (knowledge transfer) and international outlook (staff, students and research). The table shows the ranking of the major private universities in Japan. Shibaura Institute of Technology was ranked 4th in the research environment ranking and it was ranked 6th in the international outlook. 

THE World University Rankings 2024 (major private universities)