Characteristics of the course system

In 2024, start of the course system

In 2024, the College of Engineering at Shibaura Institute of Technology shifted from a department system to a course system. Our goal is to produce professionals who can integrate a wide range of knowledge and skills, rather than professionals in a single field.

Teachers belong to faculty (college) and students belong to courses

In Course System, teachers teach a variety of courses and students take a variety of courses.

Message from the Dean

Yoshiharu Kariya
Dean, College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is introducing a new educational system called the “Course System,” which allows students to acquire knowledge in multiple fields in a cross-disciplinary manner, centered on the main course of study in which they are enrolled. This course system allows students to flexibly acquire a wide range of specialized knowledge, making the most of the characteristics of the College of Engineering, which has five programs and nine courses covering almost all technical fields of engineering. By advancing to engineering now, you will begin to change society to achieve sustainable goals.

3 Features

Interdisciplinary education and research

By reorganizing into five programs and nine courses, we aim to produce “professionals who can integrate a wide range of knowledge and skills.”

Field-specific course groups and sub-course certification system

The curriculum is designed to allow students to systematically learn other fields of study while focusing on the main course of study. In addition, students can be certified to have completed a sub-course if they meet the requirements, allowing them to acquire knowledge in other fields in addition to their own expertise.

The freedom to learn 19 field-specific course groups in different field of study

Students can take classes in a variety of courses.
Specialized courses in each field are grouped by theme (field-specific course groups).
19 in the field-specific course groups, College of Engineering
The courses in field-specific course groups can be taken as other courses.

Sub-course certification system

Students can receive “sub-course” certification by obtaining a specific group of field-specific course groups (10 credits) plus “Research Exchange on Campus” (2 credits).

A total of 12 credits are required for the sub-course certification, including 10 credits from one course group and certain activities in a laboratory in the relevant field (2 credits for “Research Exchange on Campus”). (Note that the number of credits required for graduation is 124, including the 12 credits earned through sub-course work.)
Even if you do not wish to take a sub-course, you are free to take courses in various fields of study. Students who wish to pursue their own field of study may choose to concentrate on their own course of study instead of taking courses in other courses.

Two years of graduate study and on-campus study in other fields

By moving up the time of affiliation with a laboratory from the fourth year to the third year, students can gain experience in problem solving at an early stage. In addition, students can broaden their perspectives in other fields through “Research Exchange on Campus” to laboratories in other fields.

Accelerate lab affiliation to 3rd year students

Students can spend two years carefully working on their graduation research and gain experience in practical problem solving from an early stage.

“Research Exchange on Campus” program for studying in laboratories in other fields

Students may study in a laboratory in another field apart from the laboratory to which they belong. Credit will be granted upon completion of a half-year of study.

Mandatory class for first-year students to learn about all laboratories

Regardless of the course, we offer classes that involve “learning all the laboratories” to broaden students’ perspectives in other fields.
In the “Engincering in Society (1st semester of 1st year),”students learn about the relationship between their studies in their own and other courses and society.
In the “Exploration of Engineering Research (2nd semester of 2nd year),” students explore and study 10 laboratories in other courses on demand.