Engineering is a general term for technology which is backed by scholarly researches. Given as one of the first ways that human intelligence was manifested itself through the use of tools to accomplish tasks, Engineering is regarded as the integration of human intelligence for the purpose of advancing human welfare. It is Engineering that applies the law, the principle, and the knowledge, which have been obtained by science, to human life and welfare, and contributes to the development and prosperity of humankind. Engineering has been served as a secure foundation for safe and wealthy society, which has made millions of human dreams, wishes and conveniences. The Faculty of Engineering aims to educate students these science and technology, and pave the way for further development.
The educational goals of the Faculty of Engineering at University of the Ryukyus are “to educate the students who have wide knowledge of the liberal arts and engineer’s moral, high level technical knowledge, to be able to contribute the society, conservation of regional environment, and to have both wealthy creativity and activity”. The Faculty of Engineering consists of four departments: Mechanical Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Information Engineering. Given the recent advances and the wide areas of specialization in science and technology, engineers and researchers are required to possess a high level of intelligence and a keen power of observation. With this in mind, our goal is to develop students with an advanced level of academic expertise, strong creative instincts, and the ability to practically apply their engineering judgments.
Our faculty is continually striving to improve the quality of our teaching and our curricula. All departments (except for Architecture Course) have been authorized by JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education) which is an internationally recognized third-party accreditation body. Another feature of the education system is manage the internship system. Our Master’s program is offered to students who want to further develop their fields of specialization, while a doctoral program is offered to those students whose career goal is to go into research. We are very proud of the facts that students from all over the world, including Asia and Pacific Island countries, are enrolled in our faculty and graduate school. We also offer special graduate course lectures given entirely in English. We make additional efforts to revitalize and refine our education and research which are the basic foundations of the university.