Humans have resided on the earth for centuries.
We have come so far to build what we know as our world now via cultivating what the planet has offered.
However, it is important not only to take, but also to give. Meanwhile, our earth is 70% ocean, and it is the key towards the sustainable development.
The naval architects and ocean engineers are among the important figures when it comes to maritime technology development and refinement. Not only in terms of marine transport systems (e.g. autonomous operations, EV ship, hydrogen/ammonia driven ship, zero-emission, big data and IoT technologies for ships), but also offshore technologies (e.g. marine renewable energy technologies, CCS or Carbon Capture&Storage, new aquaculture systems, development of seabed resources, arctic engineering, and so on), that hopefully will help to shift our current state of less sustainable world to the more sustainable one.
Let’s get involved in creating these technologies with us!
Osaka University is among one of the highly reputable universities both within Japan and internationally.
As the name suggests, our university is located in Osaka prefecture.
The Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (NAOE) itself has a long history that ties back to the opening of Japan to the world in the Meiji period.
We are among one of the few universities in Japan that offer study program in the naval architecture and ocean engineering.
Our department belongs to the Division of Global Architecture, School of Engineering, alongside with two other departments (Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering).
As a naval architects and ocean engineers, the ocean will be our main playground and the sea-related structures are often ginormous and exposed to the unpredictable and harsh environment from high waves and winds.
Our department aims to provide a safe space where the future engineers could cultivate a thorough understanding of marine technologies that offer solution not only from technological perspective, but also from ethical point of view. For undergraduate program, all lectures are available in Japanese.
In the postgraduate study however, the subjects are taught fully in English.
In 2014, an extension program called Maritime and Urban Engineering Program was founded to cater international students that are interested to join us.