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Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Major in
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Students learn about transportation and infrastructure planning, natural disaster prevention and comprehensive national land and regional projects in order to make contributions to the global environment and community.

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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.

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image 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.image 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 issues.

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 below.
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 Corp., etc.
# 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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