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Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Civil and Environmental Engineering
Students learn about
natural disaster prevention and
comprehensive national land
and regional projects in order to
make contributions to the global
environment and community.
Engineering in harmony with nature and
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
consists of three divisions including: Infrastructure
Engineering, Environment & Disaster Prevention Engineering
and Planning & Management. The Infrastructure Engineering
division operates 5 research labs: 2 labs for structural
analysis, 2 labs for structural design, and 1 lab for concrete
engineering. The Environment & Disaster Prevention
Engineering division operates 5 labs: hydraulic engineering,
water quality engineering, river engineering, soil mechanics,
and earthquake geotechnics. The Planning & Management
division has 3 labs: urban planning, transportation planning,
and landscape design. There are 13full time professors.
One of the unique features of the academic field of civil
and environmental engineering is the diversity of contents,
treated by each of the specialty divisions. It is essential
for students to acquire a broad spectrum of knowledge in
order to deepen their understanding and awareness of
civil and environmental engineering, that is in harmony
with nature and human life as well as to become well-
rounded members of the society.
The infrastructure engineering division
conducts research on technology necessary to build,
maintain and manage basic facilities including
transportation systems such as roads, railroads, ports and
airports, urban systems such as waterworks and
wastewater management, and energy systems such as
power plants and petroleum storage facilities. The main
targets of research are steel and concrete structure,
although studies are conducted on all infrastructure
systems, including: bridge structure, on-shore and off-
shore structure, and underground structure.
The environment and disaster prevention
engineering division conducts research on
environment and disaster prevention in the hydrosphere
and geo-sphere. Research is conducted on: related
issues of water environment engineering such as
eutrophication in the hydrosphere and restoration and
regeneration methods; quantitative analysis of open
channel flows and water quality; related issues of urban
river water; self-control mechanisms of river channel
evolution; and the related issues of river
environment maintenance. Research on global
warming technical measures is also carried out.
Concerning the geo-sphere, experimental and analytical
research is conducted on the liquefaction of sand during
earthquake, the consequent structural damage, preventive construction method, charactarization of geo-materials, simulation of underground construction process and
geotechnical engineering approaches to environmental
The planning and management division
conducts research concerning urban planning
technologies, focusing on urban and regional size and
its arrangement, space design, urban facilities, urban
mobility and transportation systems. Research on urban
landscape design and urban disaster prevention as well as
technologies for surveillance, analysis and management.
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The career paths taken by members of the graduating
classes of March 2003 (Master degree recipients: 45,
Bachelor degree recipients: 101) are indicated in the chart
Main places of employment
# Government offices and public corporations: the Ministry
of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of
Health, Labor and Welfare, Chiba Prefecture, Yokohama
City, the Japan Highway Public Corp. Urban Development
# Construction companies: Kajima, Obayashi, Shimizu,
Taisei, Nishimatsu Construction, etc.
# Consulting firms: Nippon Koei, OYO Corporation, etc.
# Railroads, utility and gas companies: JR Group (East
Japan, Tokai, West Japan, Kyushu, Railway Technical
Research Institute), Tokyu Corporation, Osaka Gas, etc.
# Steel, Heavy Industry: Nippon Steel Corporation, JFE
Engineering, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima
Harima Heavy Industries, etc.
# Others: Mitsui Fudosan, The Norin-chuou-kinko Bank,
Nomura Research Institute, IBM Japan, etc.
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