With the new era at University of Hyogo, the School of
Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering shall exert all possible efforts
to generate capable engineers who can take leading roles in the communities and
flexibly respond to the increasingly complicated social environments and the
rapidly progressing technological innovations.
The School of Engineering has its origin in the Himeji Institute of Technology,
which was founded in April 1949 as the College of Engineering. The Graduate
Schools of Engineering, which grant Master's and Doctor of Engineering degrees,
were established in April 1968 and in April 1981, respectively. The School of
Engineering now has three departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences,
Mechanical and System Engineering, and Materials Science and Chemistry. The Graduate
School of Engineering has three postgraduate courses : Electrical Engineering
and Computer Sciences, Mechanical and Systems Engineering, and Materials Engineering.
There are 62 professors, 51 associate professors, and
32 research associates. More than 1400 undergraduate students and 275 graduate
students are enrolled.
The School of Engineering, through education and research under the concept
"Learn to Create", aims to foster skilled engineers who can truly serve the well-being
and safety of humankind and contribute to the progress of culture and the development
of industries in Japan and Hyogo Prefecture. The School provides students with
an education designed to cultivate higher ethics, to deepen cross-cultural understanding,
and to enhance the abilities for global communication. In addition, the students
receive highly specialized education and research advice intended to develop
expert engineers and scholars equipped with the qualifications and abilities
matching international standards.
Students are given guidance both in their studies and university lives in
general and enjoy very favorable employment opportunities. Research activity is highly rated and ranked the 3rd on Engineering in "The University Rankings", 2010 edition, by the Asahi Shimbun Shuppan Company, based on statistical surveys on the ISI citation databases of Thomson Scientific.