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KINDAI UNIVERSITY

Department of
Mechanical Engineering

Introduction

Acquiring Hands-On Expertise with the Fundamentals and with Cutting-Edge Technologies

The future promises to bring us a variety of new machines, such as robots that understand human emotion, environmentally friendly equipment for daily life, and high-tech devices for space exploration and advanced medicine. While tackling diverse needs, research in the field of mechanical engineering explores ways in which machines, humans, and the environment can coexist in harmony. This department covers the fundamentals of mechanical engineering while also introducing specialized knowledge in state-of-the-art technologies such as advanced robotic systems and micromachinery. Through a curriculum that emphasizes experiments and hands-on training, students also acquire skills in drafting and design.

Cultivating Mechanical Engineers Who Consider the Harmony between People and Machines

The educational goal of this department is to develop students into engineers who have the ability to apply their expertise, solve problems, and consider how humans can coexist in harmony with machines. Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and fosters a comprehensive range of abilities in students. In one class, students conduct every step of the manufacturing process, from drawing up blueprints to assembling a final product themselves. Experiments that deepen students' understanding of and interest in mechanical engineering are another noteworthy part of the curriculum. Other subjects taught here include technical drawing; first-year students in this discipline learn the basics, while second- and third-year students use 3D CAD.

Curriculum

The 21st century is seeing machines becoming ever more integrated into human lives. Mechanical engineering is a branch of knowledge that underpins manufacturing and product engineering. As well as paving the way for a world in which machines, people, and the environment can coexist in harmony, mechanical engineering is playing a key role in developing the next generation of science and technology. This department covers the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and enables students to acquire expertise in state-of-the-art technologies through the continuous study of theory, experiments, and hands-on training.

Mechanical Engineering Course

Providing a Sound Foundation in Mechanical Engineering

In this JABEE*-certified course, students acquire basic engineering knowledge in areas such as natural science and information technology, before going on to develop the specialized knowledge needed to understand the latest advances in mechanical engineering. Through experiments and exercises, they study a wide range of disciplines, including those that form the foundation of mechanical engineering—fluid dynamics, thermal dynamics, material mechanics, and mechanical dynamics—along with design engineering, machining, control engineering, electric/electronic circuitry, automotive engineering, and others. As the course focuses on the skill of drawing blueprints, students acquire essential skills such as drafting and using 3D-CAD.
*JABEE: Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education

Curriculum

Specialized subjects 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Required subjects Strength of Materials [2]
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics [2]
Mechanical Drawing [1]
Fundamental Exercises in Mechanical Drawing [1]
Experiments in Physics [1]
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics [2]
Basic Mechanical Dynamics [2]
Fundamentals of Control Engineering [2]
Strength of Materials [2]
Fluid Engineering [2]
Mechanical Dynamics [2]
Control Engineering [2]
Fundamentals of Design Drawing [1]
Exercises in Mechanical Drafting [1]
Machine Shop Practice 1 [1]
Experiments in Mechatronics [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Strength of Materials [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Fluid Mechanics [1]
Exercises in Mechanical Materials Engineering [1]
Heat Transfer Engineering [2]
Statistical Methods [2]
Design and Drawings of Electric Apparatuses [1]
Machine Design and Drafting [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Thermodynamics [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Mechanical Dynamics [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Control Engineering [1]
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis [8]
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis [1]
Elective subjects Engineering Mechanics [2]
Manufacturing Processes [2]
Industrial Materials [2]
Kinematics of Mechanisms [2]
Machine Element Design [2]
Machine Design [2]
Instrumentation Engineering [2]
Structure and Properties of Materials [2]
Electric Circuits [2]
Differential Equations [2]
Exercises in Machining 2 [1]
Practice of Programming [1]
Fluid Dynamics [2]
Thermal Dynamics [2]
Structural Mechanics [2]
Machining [2]
Precision Machining [2]
Casting Engineering [2]
Automotive Engineering [2]
Systems Engineering [2]
Industrial Mathematics [2]
Mathematical Analysis [2]
Numerical Computation [1]
Ethics of Engineering [2]
Practice in Computational Mechanics [1]
Quality Management [2]
  • This curriculum is for the year 2014 and is subject to change for 2015.
  • Figures in [ ] indicate the number of credits.

Intelligent Machinery System Course

Studying Robotics and Mechatronics on a Base of Mechanical Engineering

This course produces mechatronics engineers with an educational foundation in mechanical engineering, wide-ranging knowledge in informatics and electronics, and the spirit to take on challenges in cutting-edge fields of machinery. Students first acquire the basics in mechanical engineering and then go on to study mechatronics, outer space sensing engineering, biomedical engineering, robotics, and other subjects. This gives students the ability to apply mechatronics to various fields.

Curriculum

Specialized subjects 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Required subjects Strength of Materials [2]
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics [2]
Mechanical Drawing [1]
Fundamental Exercises in Mechanical Drawing [1]
Experiments in Physics [1]
Fundamentals of Design Drawing [1]
Exercises in Mechanical Drafting [1]
Machine Shop Practice 1 [1]
Practice of Programming [1]
Experiments in Mechatronics I [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Strength of Materials [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Fluid Mechanics [1]
Design and Drawings of Electric Apparatuses [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Thermodynamics [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Mechanical Dynamics [1]
Exercises and Experiments in Control Engineering [1]
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis [8]
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis [1]
Elective subjects Engineering Mechanics [2]
Manufacturing Processes [2]
Industrial Materials [2]
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics [2]
Basic Mechanical Dynamics [2]
Fundamentals of Control Engineering [2]
Strength of Materials [2]
Fluid Engineering [2]
Mechanical Dynamics [2]
Control Engineering [2]
Kinematics of Mechanisms [2]
Electric/Electronic Circuitry [2]
Mechatronics [2]
Instrumentation Engineering [2]
Machine Element Design [2]
Machine Design [2]
Differential Equations [2]
Machine Shop Practice 2 [1]
Thermodynamics [2]
Structural Mechanics [2]
Sensing Engineering [2]
System Control Engineering [2]
Robotics [2]
Virtual Reality [2]
Digital Circuits [2]
Machining [2]
Systems Engineering [2]
Industrial Mathematics [2]
Statistical Methods [2]
Mathematical Analysis [2]
Numerical Computation [1]
Ethics of Engineering [2]
Practice in Computational Mechanics [1]
Medical and Biological Engineering [2]
  • This curriculum is for the year 2014 and is subject to change for 2015.
  • Figures in [ ] indicate the number of credits.

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