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The Faculty of Engineering of Kyushu University was founded as the College of Engineering of Kyushu Imperial University in January 1911. It produced its first graduates in 1914.

In 1919 the College of Engineering was reorganized as the Faculty of Engineering.

In 1947, following national education reforms, Kyushu Imperial University was renamed Kyushu University. Since that time the faculty has continued to expand, responding to the learning and societal needs of the times. Today it comprises six departments offering 11 courses, and one education and research facility, which together encompass almost every area of engineering. Each academic year has an enrollment of 804 students, making the faculty the largest general undergraduate faculty at Kyushu University. As of April 1, 2010, the cumulative total of graduates produced by the facility stood at 41,774 persons (5,363 persons under the old system, 36,411 persons under the new system).


History


Jan. 1911

The College of Engineering, Kyushu Imperial University was established.

Mar. 1911

The Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Mining, and Metallurgy were set up.

Apr. 1919

The College of Engineering was reorganized as the Faculty of Engineering.

Oct. 1920

The Department of Naval Architecture was set up.

Dec. 1937

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering was set up.

Mar. 1939

Mathematical Physics and Chemistry were integrated into Applied Science.

Jun. 1945

The Department of Communication Engineering was set up.

Oct. 1947

Kyushu Imperial University was renamed as Kyushu University.

May 1949

The New System of Kyushu University started.

Apr. 1953

The Graduate School of Engineering was established.
The Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Mining Technology, Metallurgy, Naval Architecture, Applied Mechanics, and Applied Physics were set up.

Apr. 1954

The Department of Architecture was set up.

Apr. 1957

The Department of Organic Synthesis was set up.

Apr. 1958

The Department of Mechanical Engineering for Production was set up.

Apr. 1959

The Department of Electronics was set up.

Apr. 1960

The Department of Chemical Engineering was set up.

The Department of Architecture was set up.

Apr. 1961

The Department of Iron and Steel Metallurgy was set up.

The Department of Organic Synthesis was set up.

Apr. 1962

The Department of Mechanical Engineering for Power was set up.

Apr. 1963

The Department of Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics was set up.

The Department of Electronics was set up.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering for Production was set up.

Apr. 1964

The Department of Chemical Engineering was set up.

Apr. 1965

The Department of Communication Engineering was set up.
The Department of Iron and Steel Metallurgy was set up.

Apr. 1966

The Department of Mechanical Engineering for Power was set up.

Apr. 1967

The Department of Nuclear Engineering was set up.

The Department of Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics was set up.

Apr. 1971

The Department of Nuclear Engineering was set up.

The Department of Communication Engineering was renamed as the Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering.

Apr. 1974

The Center of Instrumental Analysis was set up.

The Department of Communication Engineering was renamed as the Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering.

Apr. 1975

The Department of Materials Science and Technology was set up.

Apr. 1976

The Department of Mining was renamed as the Department of Mining Engineering.

Apr. 1977

The Department of Energy Conversion Engineering was set up.

Apr. 1978

The Department of Molecular Science and Technology was set up.

Apr. 1979

The Department of Mining Technology was renamed as the Department of Mining Engineering.

The Departments of Materials Science and Technology, Molecular Science and Technology,and Energy Conversion Engineering were integrated into the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences.

Apr. 1981

The Department of Thermal Energy System was set up.

Apr. 1982

The Center of Instrumental Analysis was abolished.

Apr. 1983

The Research Institute of Superconducting Magnets was set up.

Apr. 1986

The Department of Thermal Energy System was integrated into the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences.

May 1987

The Geothermal Research Center was set up.

Apr. 1988

The Institute of Environmental Systems was set up.

Apr. 1990

The Departments of Metallurgy and Iron and Steel Metallurgy were reorganized as the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Jun. 1990

The Departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science and Communication Engineering were reorganized.

Apr. 1991

The Departments of Applied Chemistry and Organic Synthesis were reorganized as the Department of Chemical Science and Technology.

Apr. 1992

The Department of Naval Architecture was reorganized as the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering.
The Department of Aeronautical Engineering was reorganized as the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Apr. 1993

The Departments of Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics were reorganized as the Department of Civil Engineering.

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering for Production, and Mechanical Engineering for Power were reorganized as the Departments of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, and Energy and Mechanical Engineering.

The Research Institute of Superconducting Magnets was abolished.

The Research Institute of Superconductivity was set up.

Apr. 1994

The Departments of Metallurgy and Iron and Steel Metallurgy were renamed as the Departments of Materials Processing and Materials Science.

Apr. 1995

The Department of Applied Chemistry was renamed as the Department of Functional Materials Chemistry.
The Department of Organic Synthesis was renamed as the Department of Molecular System Engineering.

Apr. 1996

The Departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science and Communication Engineering were reorganized as the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering.
The Department of Naval Architecture was renamed as the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering.

The Departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science and Communication Engineering were reorganized as the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The Department of Applied Mechanics was renamed as the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Apr. 1997

The Departments of Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics were renamed as the Departments of Civil Engineering I(Civil and Structural Engineering) and Civil Engineering II(Urban and Environmental Engineering).

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering for Production, and Mechanical Engineering for Power were renamed as the Departments of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, and Energy and Mechanical Engineering.

The Departments of Chemical Engineering, Functional Materials Chemistry, Molecular System Engineering, Materials Processing, and Materials Science were reorganized as the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Process Engineering, Materials Physics and Chemistry, and Chemical Systems and Engineering.

The Departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, and Materials Science and Engineering were reorganized as the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Apr. 1998

The Departments of Civil Engineering I(Civil and Structural Engineering), Civil Engineering II(Urban and Environmental Engineering), Mining Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering were reorganized as the Departments of Civil and Structural Engineering, Urban and Environmental Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Earth Resources Engineering, and Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering.

The Department of Architecture was integrated into the Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies.

The Departments of Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering were reorganized as the Department of Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering was reorganized as the Department of Energy Science and Engineering.

The Institute of Environmental Systems was reorganized.

The Geothermal Research Center was abolished.

Apr. 1999

The Departments of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, Energy and Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Applied Physics were reorganized as the Departments of Mechanical Engineering Science, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, and Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Institute of Environmental Systems was integrated into the Graduate School of Engineering.

The Institute of Environmental Systems was integrated into the Graduate School of Engineering.

The Research Institute of Superconductivity was integrated into the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering.

The Departments of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, Energy and Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics were reorganized as the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Apr. 2000

The Graduate School of Engineering was reorganized as the Faculty of Engineering (Departments of Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Urban and Environmental Engineering, Marine Systems Engineering, Earth Resources Engineering, Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Science, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, and Aeronautics and Astronautics) and the Graduate School of Engineering (Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Process Engineering, Materials Physics and Chemistry, Chemical Systems and Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Urban and Environmental Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Earth Resources Engineering, Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Science, Intelligent Machinery and Systems, and Aeronautics and Astronautics).
The Institute of Environmental Systems was integrated into the Faculty of Engineering.

The Faculty of Engineering was renamed as the School of Engineering.

Apr. 2001

The Kuju Geothermal and Volcanology Research Station was set up.

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