Department of Systems Science

In the Department of Systems Science, education and research on 'system', including humans, are undertaken to uncover/establish the symbiotic relations in which the harmony between technology and humans is based. The word 'system' is used to mean a thing that is composed of many machines and electronic components, like aircraft, automobiles, chemical plants, etc., and brings about more advanced function through the organic cooperation among its components. For this, the human who operates and utilizes these systems is also included. While taking Liberal Arts and Sciences programs, students receive more specialized training in one of the three major courses, namely, Mechanical Science, Intelligent Systems Science, and Biophysical Engineering, a year after entering the program. Although the fields of study undertaken in these three courses have developed from different original backgrounds, they have many common or mutually related research areas from the viewpoint of "systems science". While each course continues to advance their respective fields independently, an interdisciplinary cooperation on the study of "system including human" exists and this new field for the future is exploited. After graduation, most students enter graduate studies in any department in the Graduate School of Engineering Science, the Graduate School of Information Science, as well as the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, to further deepen their knowledge of their major field.(Some of the teachers in the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences take charge of the education in the Biophysical Engineering Course.)

Mechanical Science Course

Mechanical Science Course offers students strengths in key fundamental areas of mechanical science: fluid and solid mechanics, thermodynamics, control theory, computational engineering, and biomechanics; and integrates these sciences to address issues in society, environment, health, and industry.

Intelligent Systems Science Course

We aim to create new intelligent systems that bring harmony and collaboration to the humans, machines, and environments. To this aim, we provide education and research on mathematical basic theory and computer technology for integrated intelligence, using system science, computer science, robotics, mathematical science, and data science.

Biophysical Engineering Course

In the Division of Biophysical Engineering, we aim to nurture human resources who can pioneer boundary areas between science and engineering for biological functions. We expect students to be able to elucidate various mechanisms of living organisms, and apply them, by integrating a wide range of knowledge and technologies such as brain science, biophysics, physics, computer science, and information-systems engineering.