Overview of the School of Engineering

The policy of the School of Engineering is as follows:


Mankind now possesses the scientific and technological power to effect change on a global scale. Our new-found ability to transmit messages from our own homes to computers around the world means that the physical size of our planet no longer constrains the communication of information. On the other hand, societies today demand massive quantities of energy, whose production and consumption generate such large volumes of carbon dioxide that regional climates are undergoing significant change. Just a few generations ago, we tended to associate science and technology only with those functions that enrich our lives, but it is becoming increasingly evident that many aspects of these disciplines also have political and economic impact. This realization highlights the need for further refinement and more judicious use of science and technology, both now and in the years ahead.

Overview of the Undergraduate and School of Engineering

HistoryIn 1886 the School of Engineering was established with seven departments within the Imperial University.
OrganizationThe School of Engineering is comprised of the Graduate School, originally founded as the primary institution, and the Faculty of Engineering, later established as an annex to the Graduate School.
Student body
(as of May 2023)
Faculty of Engineering (undergraduate): 2,136
Graduate School (master's course): 2,314
Graduate School (doctoral course): 1,375
(as of May 2023)
Professors, Associate Professors, Lecturers, Research Associates, and Research Assistants: 583
Administrative and technical officers: 217
(fiscal year 2022)
Approximately 34.2 billion yen
Graduate departments18, plus courses by guest professors and sponsored courses
Undergraduate departments16
Affiliated research organizations

Engineering Research Institute (established October 1939)[reorganized]→Institute of Engineering Innovation (January 2002)
Nuclear Engineering Research Laboratory (established June 1967)
Research Center for Water Environment Technology (established April 2000)[reorganized]→Research Center for Water Environment Technology (July 2019)
Quantum Phase Electronics Center (established April 2001)
Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources (established April 2008)
Photon Science Center (established April 2010)
Institute for Innovation in International Engineering Education (established April 2011)
Medical Device Development and Regulation Research Center (established April 2012)
Resilience Engineering Research Center (established April 2013)
Center for Spintronics Research Network(established April 2016)
Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering(established April 2019)
Systems Design Lab(established October 2019)
Campus Management Research Center(established April 2021)
Nano-system Integration Centere(stablished April 2022)