College of Engineering Science
With the establishment of College of Engineering Science in Yokohama National University, a new era has begun.
In April 2011, the college of Engineering which had a long history and tradition, was reorganized into the College of Engineering Science. Rapid changes in the society led to the advancement. Until now, the Japanese manufacturing industry had been mainly contributing to the world with its excellence in producing high quality/high durability products. On the other hand, fields that are rapidly developing in recent years such as information/communications technology, bio-technology and nano-technology, are called science-based industries. In order to create innovations that will surprise everyone, we need study programs based on science in addition to engineering based on conventional production technologies. The College of Engineering Science was established to train engineers with a good sense of science, and researchers with a good sense of engineering, with the aim of intensifying learning and connecting results to a society that is developing faster than ever before.
The College of Engineering Science was established in April, 2011, and is made up of 4 departments and 13 Education Programs (EPs). All 4 departments contain Education Programs with a strong scientific tone, and Education Programs with a strong engineering tone: these are the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Mechanical Engineering EP and Materials Science and Engineering EP), the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science (Chemistry EP, Chemistry Applications EP, and Life Science EP), the Department of Architecture, Infrastructure, Ocean Engineering and Ecosystem Science (Architecture and Building Science EP, Civil Engineering EP, Systems Design for Ocean-Space EP, and Ecology, Earth and Environmental Science EP), and the Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Mathematical Sciences EP, Physics and Applied Physics EP, Electrical and Computer Engineering EP, and Computer Science and Engineering EP). In particular, it is possible to acquire (science) a bachelor's degree from Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science, Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In March 2015 the first of the students who had enrolled in this college graduated. This memorable event for our university marks the completion of the College of Engineering Science.
Furthermore, in April 2017, with the reorganization of the university focusing on the establishment of the College of Urban Sciences, the College of Engineering Science, will also be structured as the 3 departments with 10 EPs. Specifically, we incorporated the systems design for Ocean-Space Program of the Department of Architecture, Infrastructure, Ocean Engineering and Ecosystem Science in the three courses namely in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Ocean Engineering. The other 2 departments are Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science, and Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In order to realize the innovation necessary for the development of society, we have created a human resources training organization that can also contribute to science-based industries in addition to the succession and development of conventional manufacturing technology.
There are more than 30,000 graduates from our science and technology departments who are now active in various fields not only in Japan, but also at the core of society all around the world. Based on understanding of the meaning of "Meikyou Shizen" that is the tradition of science and engineering education at Yokohama National University, we hope that you will pursue a complete education at the green and pleasant Tokiwadai campus and spread your wings in the world.
Masayoshi WATANABE, Dean, College of Engineering Science