Three Policies

DIPLOMA POLICY (REGULAR COURSE)

The National Institute of Technology, Fukui College (NIT, Fukui College) educational program aims to produce qualified engineers who:

・Possess a sense of social responsibility and ethics and are considerate to the global environment (Humanity)
・Possess the technological knowledge and skills required to accurately foresee the progress of science and technology (Specialty)
・Place great value on harmony and cooperation and play an active role in the international community (Internationality)
・Integrate broad knowledge and problem-solving skills with a rich sense of creativity and practicality (Creativity)

In order to accomplish these goals, we have established certain learning and educational objectives as described below. These objectives are achieved by acquiring the specified skills as well as by earning all the credits that the curriculum requires (please refer to the curriculum of each department for details). Upon fulfilling these requirements, we accredit the completion of the program at NIT, Fukui College, thus conferring a student an Associate Degree in Engineering.

Learning and Educational Objectives (Regular Course)

RA: To develop students’ abilities and inculcate awareness of their cultural heritage and its values.

RB: To develop students’ rudimentary abilities in Mathematics, Science, and their specific fields of specialization. Furthermore, to ensure students are aware of contemporary environmental issues in scientific/technological advancements.

RC: To develop fundamental communication skills to work in a globalized society.

RD: To develop students’ design skills necessary for Engineering.

RE: To acquire practical and critical thinking skills.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

We expect the students of our department to acquire fundamental mechanical engineering skills/knowledge, learning to think logically and critically so that they are constantly prepared for innovative technology in today’s information-intensive society.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

We intend to equip the students of our department with electrical engineering skills, sophisticate their creativity, and exercise communication skills, assuring their profound mastery of various applied fields in electrical and electronic engineering.

Department of Electronics and Information Engineering

We intend to equip the students of our department with basic academic skills, applied skills responsive to a changing society, practical expertise, and creativity to be an information technology engineer who can respond to the needs of our current information-intensive society through various software, computer networking, and computerized control technology fields.

Department of Chemistry and Biology

We intend that the students of our department acquire fundamental and practical expertise in the field of either Material Engineering or Bioengineering in order to be a qualified chemical engineer equipped with reasoning skills and creativity.

Department of Civil Engineering

We aim that students of our department acquire basic academic skills as architectural engineers, applying skills responsively to a variety of fields in civil engineering, gaining practical expertise, and creativity in order to contribute to the building of a sustainable society.

CURRICULUM POLICY (REGULAR COURSE)

The educational program of NIT, Fukui College, established on the core-curriculum standards mandated by the National Institute of Technology, Japan, has designed an educational curriculum based on the following policies:

1. In addition to courses in the liberal arts, students begin taking specialized engineering courses in their first year at school.

2. We operate a “wedge-shaped” curriculum, where the number of specialized classes increases as the students advance to upper grades.

3. We provide cross-disciplinary programs that enable upper-graders to select from an extensive range of courses besides the ones offered by the department to which they belong.

4. We provide several exercise classes, practical training courses, and laboratory classes.

5. Students select integrated studies as their final year projects.

6. We offer specialized global education for engineers who work overseas.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

In accordance with the above guidelines, the Department of Mechanical Engineering compiles its curriculum with the following educational guidelines to foster creative mechanical engineers equipped with fundamental manufacturing knowledge and skills.

1. In the first year, students acquire introductory manufacturing abilities and information processing skills by taking Engineering Seminar I, II, and III.

2. In the second year, students acquire basic manufacturing abilities in Mechanical Engineering by taking Manufacturing Process I, Engineering Materials I, C Language, Mechanical Training I, and Mechanical Drawing.

3. In the third year, students acquire a basic manufacturing ability and designing mindset in Mechanical Engineering by taking Manufacturing Process II, Engineering Material II, Strength of Material I, Fluid Mechanics I, Applied C Language, Electrical engineering, Mechanical Training II, Mechanical Design and Drawing I, and Mechatronics Training.

4. In the fourth year, students acquire a designing mindset in Mechanical Engineering by taking Strength of Material II, Fluid Mechanics II, Engineering Thermodynamics, Engineering Dynamics, Machine Design, Kinematics of Machine, Sensor, Electronics, Mechanical Design and Drawing II, and Exercise Program and Intelligent Machine. Furthermore, they acquire practical and logical thinking abilities by taking Experiments in Mechanical Engineering I.

5. In the fifth year, students acquire a basic manufacturing ability by taking compulsory subjects such as Heat Transmission, Mechanical Vibrations I, Automatic control I, Computational Dynamics, CAD/CAE, and additional elective subjects, acquiring practical, logical thinking, and basic communication abilities by taking Graduation Research and Experiments in Mechanical Engineering II.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

In accordance with the above guidelines, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering compiles its curriculum with the following educational guidelines to foster creative electrical and electronic engineers equipped with fundamental manufacturing knowledge and skills.

1. In the first year, students take Engineering Seminar I, II, and III to foster basic manufacturing and information professing skills.

2. In the second year, students take Electrical Circuit and other subjects to foster their introductory abilities in Electrical and Electric Engineering, acquiring applied skills by studying the relation between theory and practice.

3. In the third year, students take Electrical Circuit II and other subjects to foster their basic ability in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, acquiring applied skills and creativity by studying the relation between theory and practice.

4. In the fourth year, students take Electrical Circuit III and other subjects to foster their basic ability in Electrical and Electric Engineering, acquiring applied skills by studying the relation between theory and practice.

5. In the fifth year, students take Electrical Circuit IV and other subjects to foster their ability to apply their electrical and electronic engineering knowledge, studying the relation between theory and practice and through Graduation Research, acquiring the ability to apply their skills practically, and strengthening their creativity and communication skills.

Department of Electronics and Information Engineering

In accordance with the above guidelines, the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering compiles its curriculum with the following educational guidelines to foster engineers competent in the fields of software, computer networking, and computer-control.

1. In the first year, students take Engineering Seminar I, developing their basic capacity for computer-related manufacturing and information processing.

2. In the second year, by taking Fundamental Programming, Logic Circuits, Fundamental Electronics, Electronic & Informational Experiments I, students develop their basic ability to understand Electronics and Computer Science at the upper secondary education level.

3. In the third year, by taking Applied Programing, Operating System, Numerical Computation, Computer Structure I, Fundamental Information Network, Electronic Circuits I, Electronic & Informational Experiments II, etc. students develop their ability to understand fundamental electronics and computer science knowledge such as software and hardware and also acquire practical skills.

4. In the fourth year, by taking Software Engineering, Information Structure, Computer Structure II, Electronic Circuits II, Practical Creative Engineering, Electronic & Informational Experiments III, etc. students enhance their understanding of Electronics and Computer Science and also acquire practical skills.

5. In the fifth year, by taking Control Engineering, Information Network, Information Theory, Artificial Intelligence plus Computer Architecture and Computer Simulation, students develop their practical and creative abilities in Electronics and Computer Science. Furthermore, through Electronic & Informational Experiments IV and Graduation Research, they improve their ability to collect, analyze, and organize information individually, eventually identifying specific problems, generating solutions, and evaluating them.

Department of Chemistry and Biology

In accordance with the above guidelines, the Department of Chemistry and Biology compiles its curriculum with the following educational guidelines to foster chemical engineers who study Material Engineering and Biological Engineering to utilize their knowledge for mankind.

1. In the first year, students take Engineering Seminar I, developing their basic capacity for manufacturing and information processing necessary for studying Physical Engineering.

2. In the second and third years, students study Mathematics and Fundamental Science such as Mathematical Statistics and Fundamental Physics for Engineers I. To foster comprehensive skills in their specialized fields, students take Organic Chemistry I and II, Inorganic Chemistry I and II, Analytical Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry I, Biochemistry I, and Chemical Engineering I to understand the nature of materials and enhance the skills required to develop new materials through chemical and applied-chemical methods.

3. In the fourth and fifth years, students take several common subjects such as Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biochemistry to improve their specialties, and Organic Synthetic Chemistry, Basic Materials Chemistry, and Life Science for expansive studies. Simultaneously, students select one of the following two courses: in the Material Engineering Course they learn how to synthesize materials and their physical property through Materials Chemistry and Materials Engineering and in the Biological Engineering Course they take Microbiology and Molecular Biology to become competent engineers in their specialized fields.

4. Throughout the five years, students develop practical and logical thinking abilities through experiments in Chemistry and Biology I, II, etc. Furthermore, as a comprehensive subject, they take Graduation Research in their fifth year to develop their problem-solving abilities and presentation skills.

Department of Civil Engineering

In accordance with the above guidelines, the Department of Civil Engineering compiles its curriculum with the aim of nurturing civil engineers and architectural engineers who can build sustainable social capitals, allocating the following subjects each year along with Design and Drawing I, II, III, and IV and Experiments and Studies I, II, and III.

1. In the first year, students take Engineering Seminar I, II, and III, developing their basic capacity for manufacturing and information processing related to building technology.

2. In the second year, students learn introductory level building technology by taking Surveying, Programming, Structural Mechanics I, Materials of Construction I, and Architectural Planning I.

3. In the third year, students develop their ability to understand basic building technology knowledge by taking Applied Surveying, Structural Mechanics II, Materials of Construction II, Hydraulics I, Geotechnical Engineering I, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, and Urban and Rural System Planning.

4. In the fourth year, students develop their ability to understand basic building technology knowledge and apply their skills by taking Structural Mechanics III, Hydraulics II, Geotechnical Engineering II, Architectural Planning II, Architectural Environment I, Concrete Structure I, Traffic Engineering, Construction Management, and Mathematical Methods for Planning.

5. In the fifth year, students develop their practical skills and creativity by taking mandated subjects such as Steel Structure, Structural Design, River Engineering and Hydrology, Composite Materials for Construction, Constructional Code, Architectural Equipment I, and other electives in the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

General Education Course (Natural Sciences)

This course curriculum is designed to nurture students acquire a comprehensive education, developing their fundamental knowledge and skills in Mathematics and Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) that is necessary to study specialized subjects.

Educational Policy for First and Second Year Students

The Mathematics Department aims to help students acquire fundamental mathematics and calculation skills to enhance their ability to think and express their ideas through mathematical reasoning. The Physics Department aims to help students develop their ability to describe the motion of objects, wave motion, and electrical phenomena conceptually. The Chemistry Department aims to help students develop their ability to understand fundamental concepts, principles, and laws of Chemistry in nature and living conditions. The Biology Department aims to help students develop the ability to understand basic biological concepts. The Physical Education Department encourages students to play a variety of sports in accordance with their physical ability.

Educational Policy for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Year Students

The Mathematical Department aims to help students develop the ability to solve problems by interpreting phenomena mathematically. The Physics Department aims to equip students with basic physical knowledge and enable them to understand its relation to Engineering.

The Physical Education Department aims to help students develop their physical strength, perform physical exercise positively, and understand lifestyle diseases in order to take responsibility for their own healthcare.

General Education Course (Liberal Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences)

The curriculum of this course is designed to ensure students acquire cultural and communication skills based on the following educational policy.

Educational Policy for First and Second Year Students

The Japanese Department aims to help students read and appreciate traditional and modern Japanese literary works such as novels and essays, helping them master the choice of subjects and its skills as their way of self-expression. The Social Studies Department aims to foster students who understand the regional features and historical backgrounds of a society, comprehending the human method of being and living. The English Department aims to develop students’ basic practical communication abilities through the integration of four skills.

Educational Policy for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Year Students

The Japanese Department aims to help students acquire basic knowledge about Japanese written expressions, obtain manners of composing texts, and comprehend practical and socially connected sentences ranging from letters to opinion statements, broadening their academic perspective by studying Japanese linguistics, literature, and their methodologies. The Social Studies Department aims to foster students who understand contemporary politics, economics, and international relations to recognize the nature of social change critically. The English Department aims to develop students’ comprehensive communication abilities by improving their reading and listening comprehension.

ADMISSION POLICY (REGULAR COURSE)

The National Institute of Technology, Fukui College seeks those students who are fundamentally competent, interested in learning about product manufacturing and the environment, eager to create new objects in order to contribute to industrial development, and are proactive in discovering challenges and their solutions in collaboration with their colleagues.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

This department seeks those who:
Are interested in mechanical systems such as automobiles, aircrafts, and robotics, and also are interested in research fields such as environmental, welfare, and space engineering
Want to contribute to human society by studying science and displaying their creativity for product manufacturing
Want to obtain technical knowledge in various research fields regarding materials required to produce machines, energy to work them, and information to control them

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This department seeks those who:
Want to learn electronic and programming technologies related to robot control, system design, computer usage, etc.
Want to learn electric circuit and information and communication technologies that are utilized in household appliances, optical communications, etc.
Want to learn eco-friendly clean energy technologies that are utilized in battery cars and photovoltaic power generation, and additionally, want to study innovative material technologies

Department of Electronics and Information Engineering

This department seeks those who:
Are interested in computer mechanisms and programming and want to acquire advanced programming skills
Want to apply computer network and/or design computer program controlled intelligent robots
Dream of developing epoch-making IT equipment

Department of Chemistry and Biology

This department seeks those who:
Want take the first step to studying Chemistry and Biology
Want to produce chemical manufacturing from a global perspective
Want to contribute to society through biotechnology

Department of Civil Engineering

This department seeks those who:
Are interested in planning ecological communities that coexist with nature
Are interested in developing sustainable facilities, spaces, and cities complete with security and amenities
Are interested in designing engineering systems that prevent disasters

DIPLOMA POLICY (ADVANCED ENGINEERING COURSE)

Advanced Engineering Course

In the Advanced Engineering Course, we train engineers by extending their academic knowledge and techniques within their specialized engineering field, enabling them to design a sustainable society internationally in harmony with natural environment.

Learning and Educational Objectives (Advanced Engineering Course)

JA: To develop cultural sensitivity, respect differences in cultural values, and develop a global perspective.

JB: To develop the skills required to collaborate with various technological fields during a project. Our intention is that students will develop these skills while learning mathematics, information processing and manufacturing skills.

JC: To acquire basic communication skills required for engineers who are working internationally.

JD: To acquire the fundamental engineering design skills.

JE: To acquire the practical skills necessary in an engineering environment and the critical thinking skills required in professional environments.

Production System Engineering Course

In the Production System Engineering Course, based on the academic/practical skills they have already mastered in higher professional schools such as technical colleges, students advance to a vast and comprehensive range of engineering-related fields consisting of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Engineering, all of which are integrated into our Production System Engineering Course.
Our learning and educational objectives are described below. These objectives are achieved by obtaining the skills specified, earning all the credits required according to the curriculum, and completing our Advanced Engineering Course. On fulfilling these requirements, in addition to qualifying the National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education review, a student is conferred a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Environment System Engineering Course

In the Environment System Engineering Course, based on the academic/practical skills they have mastered in higher professional schools such as technical colleges, students advance to a comprehensive range of engineering-related fields consisting of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Engineering, and Bioengineering, all of which are integrated into our Environment System Engineering Course.

Our learning and educational objectives are described below. These objectives are achieved by obtaining the skills specified, earning all the credits required according to the curriculum, and completing our Advanced Engineering Course. On fulfilling these requirements, in addition to qualifying the National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education review, a student is conferred a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

CURRICULUM POLICY (ADVANCED ENGINEERING COURSE)

Advanced Engineering Course

The aim of the Advanced Engineering Course is to produce engineers with sophisticated expertise who globally lead research and development and advance technology.

To achieve this goal we offer:

Liberal-arts education: Students respect diverse cultures and values and develop a global perspective
Practical communication education: Students develop basic communication skills (e.g., presentation skills) to play an active role in the international community
Project-Based Learning (PBL): Students develop the basic designing skills required of engineers
Experience-based learning program: Through experiments, exercise lessons, and internship, students apply their practical engineering skills and learn to think critically and logically

Production System Engineering Course

The aim of the Production System Engineering Course is to develop creative engineers who are knowledgeable in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Electronics and Information Engineering, to lead highly advanced technology.

To achieve this goal we offer:

1. Basic subjects such as Mathematics, Natural Science, and Computer Science, to develop fundamental engineering knowledge and skills
2. Special subjects that enhance students’ fields of expertise
3. A two-year specialized study on Production System Engineering
4. Other subjects related to students’ specialized fields

Environment System Engineering Course

The aim of the Environment System Engineering Course is to train engineers who are knowledgeable in the manufacturing process of recyclable, environmentally friendly products, and efficient urban planning.

To achieve this goal we offer:

1. Basic subjects such as Mathematics, Natural Science, and Computer Science, to develop fundamental engineering knowledge and skills
2. Special subjects that enhance students’ fields of expertise
3. A two-year specialized study on Environment System Engineering
4. Other subjects related to students’ specialized fields

ADMISSION POLICY (ADVANCED ENGINEERING COURSE)

The Advanced Engineering Course seeks qualified students who:

Are well trained in their specialized field of engineering (including fundamental knowledge of Mathematics)
Are willing to learn and act independently
Display a keen interest in manufacturing products and creating environments
Understand various systems and desire to acquire creative designing abilities
Aim to become engineers working internationally
Aim to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering