Message from Dean

Yoshimi Sonoda

Yoshimi Sonoda
Dean, School of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering in Kyushu University is the fourth oldest faculty among Japanese universities, and was founded as the College of Engineering of Kyushu Imperial University in 1911. In 1919, the College of Engineering was reorganized as the Faculty of Engineering. In 1947, the Faculty of Engineering of Kyushu Imperial University was renamed as the Faculty of Engineering of Kyushu University. Since that time, as one of the key faculties of the leading universities in Japan, the faculty has contributed to the development of engineering, technology and industry, providing leading research and enhanced engineering education. Over the last 100 years, the faculty has produced over 43,000 graduates.
The Faculty of Engineering is comprised of six departments, Architecture, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, which offer a total of eleven courses, providing basic education in every engineering field.
The graduate schools in Kyushu University include several engineering graduate schools. In addition to the Graduate School of Engineering, which has mainly students of Materials Science and Engineering, Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Kyushu University has the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, the Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies. The Faculty of Engineering enrolls nearly 800 students every year, and over 85 percent of them pursue further studies and research at a higher level in the graduate schools.

The Faculty of Engineering in Kyushu University has focused on basic education, which provides the foundation for each specialized field, to train students to become people who will play an important role in manufacturing which has led to Japan's development. Our graduates have played a leading role in technological developments in many companies, and our education is highly recognized in industry. Therefore, Kyushu University will continue to focus on basic education in the future.
Meanwhile, it is also important to foster creativity that will look towards changes in society to lead the world, and participation in society that will set up businesses to open up a new field, as well as individuals who will take an active role in international business with progressing globalization.
The Faculty of Engineering has its own curriculum, and runs study-abroad and training programs for its students with the cooperation of the university's overseas offices, which lead students to try new things and develop their abilities.

If you want to study at the university, and especially want to take on the challenge of invention, join the Faculty of Engineering in Kyushu University to optimize your motivation. We look forward to meeting you here at the Faculty of Engineering.
Lastly, we would like to thank all those who understand and agree with our spirit and philosophy for their continued cooperation and support.