Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
(Bachelor of Engineering, 124.5 credits)

Civil Engineering In Civil Engineering, the building, maintenance and control of social infrastructure (water and sewage systems, roads, ports, etc.) is taught, including studies into restoration of devastated natural environments, all for the purpose of a happier and healthier society. In this program, students learn about the latest technologies, including both hardware and software, in various fields of building design and construction, urban planning, and soil and water environment preservation.

Examples of Courses Offered

YEAR 1 KIKAN Education Courses

52.5 credits

  • Intensive English
  • Integrated Japanese Courses
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning of Social Issues
  • Global Issues
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Law
  • Intercultural Encounters
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Primary Course of Cyber Security
  • KIKAN Education Seminar
  • Laboratory of Health and Sports Science
  • Basic ChemistryⅠ/Ⅱ
  • Introductory Biology Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • CalculusⅠ~Ⅳ
  • Fundamental Physics Ⅰ~Ⅳ
  • Environmental Science Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Fundamental Cell Biology Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Linear Algebra Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Basic Laboratory Experiments in Natural Science Fundamental Physics Ⅰ/Ⅱ

YEAR 2-4 Specialized Courses

72 credits

  • Linear Algebra Ⅲ/Ⅳ
  • Ordinary Differential EquationⅠ/Ⅱ
  • Advanced Engineering Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Complex Function Theory Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Engineering Mathematics Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Fourier Analysis Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Solid Mechanics Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Fluid Mechanics Ⅰ(A/B)
  • Introduction to Engineering Analysis and Measurement Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Construction Material Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Structural Mechanics Ⅰ/Ⅱ(A/B)
  • Bridge Engineering Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Soil Mechanics Ⅰ/Ⅱ(A/B)
  • Applied Geo Technical Engineering Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Environmental System Engineering Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Hydraulics Ⅰ/Ⅱ(A/B)
  • Basic of Environmental Engineering Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Mathematics for Planning Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Transportation Planning Ⅰ/Ⅱ
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratory Work A~C
  • Civil and Environmental Practice
  • Graduation Research

Examples of Research Areas

Social Infrastructure and Structures Structure Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Structure and Aesthetic Design, Concrete Engineering
Disaster Prevention and Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Geotechnology, Geo-Disaster Prevention
Environmental and Watershed System Engineering Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Watershed System Engineering, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Ecological Engineering
Transportation and Urban Urban System Planning, Transportation
Civil Engineering

Student Voice

(Enrolled in 2020, Civil Engineering)
Studying in the IUPE Civil Engineering course has been very pleasant. I had the opportunity to meet and learn from world-class researchers in different fields. The 1st year’s KIKAN education courses help you develop communication skills, critical thinking and build up general knowledge. Then, the specialized courses give you the skills and knowledge necessary to become a cultured and forward-looking civil engineer. You will also get a lot of hands-on experience. There are laboratories offered in most, if not all research areas of civil engineering, so I am very excited to enroll in one for my last year of study.

(Enrolled in 2016, Civil Engineering)
My love for civil engineering has its root in my childhood fascination on the design of massive and complex structures such as skyscraper, bridge, and dam. My dream is to become an engineer with expertise in structural design, and it is here in Kyushu University where I am able to pursue my goal to the fullest. As semester progresses, I was taught a diverse set of skills and knowledge crucial for one to become a civil engineer. Along with that, my awareness on the challenges in engineering world was also constantly expanded all thanks to the stream of exposure I received from the professors in specialized classes. Next year, I will be given an opportunity to enroll into one of the department laboratories, where I am looking forward to learn though hands-on experience.


Applied Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering