Architecture is a discipline that aims to “create convenient, safe, comfortable and inspiring spaces, forms and environment for various human activities through coordinating a variety of functions (ways to be utilized), diverse technologies and beauty to seek the best synthesization of them.” Therefore, learning architecture means the learning of very vast fields ranging from human beings and their activities (including society, economy and culture) to science and technology. Architectural activities to achieve “architectural goals” in the real world consist of phases and fields such as schematics, planning and drafting, designing (industrial design, structural design and environmental facility design), quantity survey (estimation of money required), construction (production), and maintenance management, each of which requires various professionals and engineers.
In order to support the theoretical aspects of this field in the real world, there are academic and knowledge systems for modeling and architectural engineering. Usually those academic study fields are roughly divided into the following four parts: “history, planning and modeling,” “structure,” “materials and construction” and “environment and facilities.” However, with the recent development of architectural engineering, more and more specialization and deeper research is advancing, which is also pushing the boundary into cross-disciplinary areas. Consequently, it is now very difficult to complete all of the above-stated academic study fields in architecture within the four-year university calendar, so it has become necessary to narrow down the fields of study to a certain extent. Using that academic achievement as a cornerstone, advancing to graduate school, or making every endeavor in the real world may lead you to become an expert in your field.
On the basis of this situation, as well as to more accurately meet social demands regarding education and research, the Department of Architecture provides the following three different curricula to fit the distinctive characteristics in each field: “Architectural Environment Course,” “Architectural Structure Course” and “Architectural Design Course.” Each student belongs to one of the three courses in which the student must work hard with a sense of purpose. Students are also free to enroll in the subjects under other courses.
・Wide vision and broad range of education
・Consciousness of roles and responsibilities
・Practical capability to develop more comfortable and safer spaces
・Ability to accommodate rapid technological changes in the architectural field by recognizing broad social needs
・Ability to continually respond to the changes of a diversifying society
・Autonomous learning ability
・Ability to understand and resolve the demands on the architectural field due to social needs
・Presentation ability to explain one’s own sense
・Communication capability to actively participate internationally