Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Some seventy percent of Earth's surface is covered with oceans. Although the oceans have the power to destroy, as it does when tsunami occurs, they also provide us many blessings. And yet, we humans have polluted the oceans, causing environmental issues. For humans to maintain and continuously develop the limited space we have on Earth, we must understand the interdependency we have between our actions and the environment of the oceans, we must aim to create a resource recycling society that brings humans and the oceans into a harmonious existence, and we must create scientific technologies specific to those oceans and utilize them.

From this viewpoint of comprehensive perspective, the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering courses and department allows its students to obtain the knowledge needed to design artificial products for the oceans, while working to train personnel with impressive creativity. These artificial products can include large-scale wind-power farms that sit on the ocean, promoting to improve the global environment and address our energy dependency. We are also involved in research and development of safer and more environmentally-aware ocean-bound transport, the only transport means that allows for a maximum of cargo to be moved with a minimum of energy, and have, of late, offered a great many contributions in this field within Asia.

Although ships are a superior transport mechanism that can move freely over the oceans, they are also a feat of structural engineering more advanced than a skyscraper. The knowledge needed to design these artificail products is highly valued in the manufacturing industry. Resultantly, our graduates can choose from a wide array of careers beyond naval architecture and ocean engineering, including the automotive, environmental and manufacturing industries.

Announcing a International Graduate Course to Develop Intelligence on a Global Scale

Our Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering course, renowned the world over for the advanced level of research involved, attracts students and researchers from around the globe, advancing our curriculum's internationalization by the day. In addition, we began a special program, whose lectures and laboratories are entirely in English, in 2004. Our department has become widely known as researchers come to Japan from the other countries in Asia, from Europe and from Africa.