Hiroshima Institute of Technology

Creating Technology for Richer Life

Hiroshima Institute of Technology (Faculty of Engineering) was established in 1963, building on the foundations put in place two years previously with the establishment of Hiroshima Technical College. Since then, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Graduate School of Environmental Studies have been founded. In tandem with reorganization and expansion of departments within both faculties and the development of specialized subjects within the Graduate School of Engineering, upwards of 40,000 students have graduated from H.I.T.

Furthermore, as of April 2012, this university is comprised of 4 faculties (the newly established Faculty of Life Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Applied Information Science, and the Faculty of Environmental Studies) and 12 departments. Bearing in mind the watchwords" society, environment and ethics," and prioritizing the development of a humane outlook alongside technology ability, the aim is to nurture professionals with specialized skills capable of contributing to the evolution of society in the 21st century.

Faculty of Engineering

How far can we take technology? The Faculty of Engineering consists of six departments: the Department of Electronics and Computer  Engineering; the Department of Electrical Systems Engineering; the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering; the Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering; the Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design, and the Department of Architectural Engineering, each of which aims to nurture personnel who can contribute to the present day's "construction society."

Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering

Due to remarkable progress, the fields of Electronics, Computer Engineering & Communication and Photonic Systems have merged. Students learn the skills to realize a "User-Oriented Society based on Ubiquitous Technology" dividing their study into three areas:

      1. Circuits & Computer---Computing & Signal Processing
      2. Information Communication---Internet & Photonic Networks
      3. Electronic Devices---The Principles & Application of Integrated Circuits & Semiconductors

Department of Electrical Systems Engineering

With a foundation in electrical engineering, studies will be split into three fields, all indispensable to the future of society: Energy Systems - solar and other clean energy technologies & efficient transmission of electric power; Computer Systems - regulation of information-related consumer electronics and machinery; Information Communications Systems - cutting-edge transmissions technology.

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering

With the steady advance of high- and multi-functionality, the aim is to foster individuals who can take technology onto the next level. Combining conventional study and hands-on experience, the department is made up of five fields: Practical Experience; The Fundamentals of Structure Function; The Fundamentals of Energy and Environment Function; The Fundamentals of Surface Working and Production Function and the Fundamentals of Systematization Function.

Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering

Integrated around the three fields of Automobile, Robot and Production Technology, and dealing with intelligent robots and automobiles, information technologies, electrical devices, care welfare, and other areas that generate a variety of useful goods for better living, this department provides a high-level education in manufacturing technology covering, for example, intelligent system technology, CAD/CAM, and intelligent production management skills.

Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design

For the purpose of creating cities which are environment-friendly and comfortable to live in, this department focuses on spatial information technology, urban planning, and design techniques in a framework comprising four major fields: Information and Design, Urban Space and Design, Environmental Restoration and Remediation, and Structural Design and Construction.

Department of Architectural Engineering

Organized into three fields: Planning and Facilities, Materials and Construction, and Building Structure, this department focuses on the construction of housing, schools, offices, hospitals and public facilities, covering architectural planning, design and drawing, building materials, building construction, structural mechanics, and building structure design.

Faculty of Applied Information Science

Information technology offers humankind limitless possibilities for growth. The Faculty of Applied Information Science consists of two departments: the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems and Management. The aim of this faculty is to foster well-educated personnel capable of contributing to the creation of an information-sophisticated society through practical use of specialized skills centered on information-related technology.

Department of Computer Science

This department is organized into three fields: Computing, Multimedia, and Networks, this department concentrates on the information and communication technology (ICT) that supports our present-day network society through study and research of programming, computer architecture, embedded systems, image information and speech and sound information processing, network systems, ubiquitous technologies, and databases.

Department of Information Systems and Management

This department is organized into three educational categories: Information Processing, Information Systems Technology, and Management  Information Science, this department is committed to develop both practical and high level technology, and the broad knowledge base to support the information activities of societies, through study and research of software engineering, information systems, and project management.

Faculty of Environmental Studies

Dedicated to building residences and regions in a symbiotic relationship with the environment, the Faculty of Environmental Studies consists of two departments: the Department of Environmental Design and the Department of Global Environment Studies. This faculty aims to foster personnel with the breadth of vision and technical ability to construct a sound material - cycle society in harmony with its environment.

Department of Environmental Design

This department is organized into four fields: Design, Planning, and Housing, and deals with the provision and maintenance of architecture that considers the environment. Areas of study include Building Design, dealing with planning, design and administration, and Welfare Housing/Interior Planning, dealing with the creation of barrier-free model housing for an aging society as well as other aspects of interior planning.

Department of Global Environment Studies

This department consists of three sub-fields: Environmental Information, Environmental Symbiosis, and Geoscience. The three sub-fields provide students with opportunities to study advanced science and technology, from the microscopic to the global scale, and to collect and analyze information on biospheres, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the geosphere. Trained students can then contribute to the prevention and/or mitigation of disasters as well as environmental preservation and regeneration.

Faculty of Life Sciences

The Faculty of Life Sciences is comprised of 2 departments: The Department of Clinical Engineering - applying engineering technology to the medical field & The Department of Food Sciences and Biotechnology - valuing life through food. Training highly specialized, humane and scholarly professionals with high employability due to a grounding in engineering, who can contribute to creating a healthy society.

Department of Clinical Engineering

Building upon a base in engineering and medicine, combining both clinical practice and problem solving ability, studying broadly in the field of medical engineering as clinical engineer who can engage in the development of advanced medical equipment.

Department of Food Sciences and Biotechnology

Centered on the Life Sciences, encouraging broad study in the arezs of Food Manufacturing Technology and Biotechnology, the aim is to produce personal capable of positive engagement as food- and bio-technicians.Viewing the environment from a biotechnological perspective, studies are directed towards improving technologies and drug manufacturing technology.

Graduate School - Graduate School of Science and Technology (Masters Program)

Major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Students majoring in this course are required to study and research in four fields: Electronic Materials for the purpose of developing new materials and electronic devices; Circuit Engineering aiming at the installation of integrated and high-perfomance circuits; Energy Engineering dealing with improving efficiency of energy technology from generation to transmission; Communication Engineering with emphasis on signal transmission, analysis, processing and application.

Major in Mechanical Systems Engineering

The aim of this course is to train highly skilled personnel with mastery of "craftsman-like" technology,  inheritors of traditional Japanese artisanship. 3 fields constitute a foundation in mechanical engineering: [Structure Function], [Production & Processing] & [Energy Function]. Studied in conjunction with [Systematization Function], acquisition and research of skills in "craftsman-like" technology leading to the intellectually sound high- and multi-function one (machine) will be achieved. Studying Mechanical System as a Total System alongside "Craft" education and research, this course fosters technologists with a sound sense of logic who apprehend their social role and responsibility.

Major in Civil and Architectural Engineering

The educational aim of the Civil and Architectural Engineering School is, through research, to train highly skilled engineers with comprehensive knowledge of safe and sustainable urban facilities, public infrastructures and buildings. Three fields constitute a foundation in Civil and Architectural Engineering:  "Building Structures",  "Public Infrastructure" and  "Planning and Environment". Through specialized, multi-disciplinary studies and course works, we aim at training engineers with a broad outlook.

Major in Information Systems and Science

This post-graduate course is committed to develop the practical human resources in advanced information-oriented society. This course provides four educational categories which are composed of computing fundamentals, computer network, application software development and management. And human resources development in this course is pursued on the basis of skill standards for IT professionals recommended by IPA (Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan).

Major in Environmental Studies

The study and research of this major consists of four main fields, Natural Environmental Science, Science of Dwelling and Regional Environment and Environmental Information Science. Specifically, the following areas of study are covered: understanding the fundamentals of the natural environment and explication of its mechanism of change which influences all other kinds of environment; study of the theories and application of these theories regarding dwelling and regional environments closely related to human life, covering the topics of their planning, designing and control; observation processing and analysis of environmental information utilizing earth observation satellites, and the study of environmental information systems that can make use of obtained data.

Graduate School - Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Program)

Major in Intelligent Structure and Functional Science

Starting with an introduction to the most recent theories and characteristics of materials, students receive instructions on creating materials that are artificially designed in terms of atoms and molecules and equipped with a variety of characteristic functions. Further, based on the theories and practice of signal processing, they study the construction of intellectual information systems, how to control them and achieve high-level functions, paying special attention to how these tasks relate functionally and in terms of environment and social infrastructure to materials and devices.