Mechanical Engineering Course

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Mechanical Engineering Course

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On the Mechanical Engineering Course at Kyushu University we aim to nurture first-class researchers and technicians who will take a leading role in the world of science and technology. In order to achieve this we believe that it is important for students to acquire a basic knowledge of all areas of mechanical engineering, as well as an understanding of how to apply that knowledge. Accordingly we have finely tuned the curriculum to include the necessary courses, including the four major areas of dynamics (thermo, machinery, fluid, material strength). In addition, based on the belief that classroom lectures should be supplemented by practical opportunities for learning, the course also includes creative design, technical drawing, machinery operation, and mechanical engineering experiments. The acquisition of broad-based basic knowledge and an overall sense for mechanical engineering is vitally important when students go on to explore specialist areas of learning at graduate school and develop ideas in cross-disciplinary areas, such as bio- and hydrogen energy engineering. Furthermore, as a means of enabling students to fully realize their creative potential, there are a number of challenges that are supported by the course, including a robot contest (see photo) and the "Birdman Rally." In the course of work towards their graduation thesis students can experience world-leading research activities. One example is research into uses of hydrogen, which has the potential to contribute to a low carbon society of the future. Kyushu University is one of the major hubs for research into hydrogen, including fuel cell batteries and materials that use hydrogen. In addition to ambitious research in all fields of mechanical engineering, efforts are also being made in research that will be useful for the aging society of the future.

We hope that students who study mechanical engineering at Kyushu University will seek out the ultimate in knowledge and technology with a spirit of challenge, and will become eminent technicians and researchers of the next generation.

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NHK University Robot Contest 2009
(Recipient of Special Award), and 2010

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Research Center for Hydrogen Industrial Use
and Storage (HYDROGENIUS) and a fuel cell vehicle:
Test vehicle capable of running for 1,100km

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