Tokai University is a private university established by Shigeyoshi Matsumae in 1942. We have 8 campuses and 18 undergraduate schools, 14 graduate schools all over Japan. The main campus, called “SHONAN Campus", is located in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa about 50 km west of Tokyo. There are over 20,500 students studying at this campus.
"Tokai" of "Tokai University" refers to the sea to the east of Asia, namely the Pacific Ocean, and symbolizes the desire to foster the kinds of big hearts, rich spirits, and broad perspectives symbolized by the expanse of an ocean.
The white cross of the school flag symbolizes "Love" and "Justice," and expresses the presence of "Truth" where love and justice meet.
The Tokai University is one of the largest general education and research institutions in Japan today. To seek mutual understanding and global peace through the education of, and interaction with, young scholars from around the world, we began accepting foreign students from at early stage and have consistently promoted Japanese-language education.
The Educational Creed of Tokai University is as follows:
-Cultivate your thoughts in your early days
-Nurture your body in your early days
-Develop your intellect in your early days
-Aim your hopes towards the stars in your early days
This slogan reminds us that we should cultivate both our bodies and our minds to the fullest possible extent. If an individual has acquired deep insights into human nature, society, the natural world, historical processes, the world, and so on, he or she will be able to embrace high ideals and can lay the foundation for a deeper understanding of life.
The Graduate School of Tokai University is aimed at those students who want to pursue advanced research after graduating. As a result of the rapid technological advances of the last few years, our society has advanced and diversified, such that there is a greater need than ever before for human resources with high-level expertise and technical skills. In response to this, the demand for graduate school places is also increasing, as students seek to play a leading role in future society. In response to the demands, Tokai University established its graduate school, offering 31 specialist subjects in 12 postgraduate courses. The University is taking advantage of its undergraduate experience to realize a diversified and advanced learning site with close cooperation between the postgraduate courses and specialties.
The Graduate School of Engineering was established in 1963 with Course of Electric Engineering and Course of Applied Science.
We had major organizational changes in 1976 and 2004, and now we offer 5 courses; The 5 courses from year 2016 are the Course of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Course of Applied Science, Course of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Course of Mechanical Engineering and Course of Biomedical Engineering.
We cover almost all fields in engineering, which enables us to meet wide society needs, as well as fulfill various desires of students.
We provide, in accordance with the founding spirit of Tokai University, curriculum to nurture personnel that have highly specialized skills, character and knowledge based on international perspectives. It also provides personalized research guidance by academic advisors that equip students with the ability to pose questions and formulate solutions to them. While global concern for environmental destruction arises, we place emphasis on what is a characteristic of Tokai, education to develop the whole person based on a proper outlook on history and the world. Through this, we aim to foster personnel who possess high standards of engineer ethics and passion to contribute to society.
In order to survive in an increasingly globalized society, internationalization is an essential issue for the future. As a component of internationalization, the Graduate School of Engineering has some courses in English. The two objectives of this instruction are to improve English skills of Japanese students in specialized fields so that they are able to perform in the international society; and to acquire talented international students. In addition, the graduate school encourages and values the ability of students to present their research in English at an international conference, etc., which is an effective method to acquire international perspectives and awareness.
The primary aim of the Course of Mechanical Engineering is to produce engineers and researchers with the innovation and adaptability needed to pursue research and development in a wide range of fields. Students will gain a broad sense of the role of engineering through a combination of theoretical study and practical research in fields such as thermal and fluid engineering, materials and process engineering, mechanical and control engineering, and aeronautical engineering. Students will also acquire information process analysis (IPA) and experimental measurement skills, furthermore, the ability to communicate information to the world, accompanied by international perspective and rich human nature.
|Lecture (Lecture themes may be subject to change)||Credit|
|BASIC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING A||2|
|BASIC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING B||2|
|ENGINEERING ETHICS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY||2|
|TECHNICAL ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERS||2|
|MATERIALS SCIENCE FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING||2|
|ENGLISH PRESENTATION FOR ENGINEERS||2|
|STRENGTH OF MATERIALS||2|
|SYSTEMS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING||2|
|AEROSPACE FRONTIER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||2|
|FINITE ELEMENT METHOD||2|
|PLASMA PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING||2|
|ENERGY SYSTEM ENGINEERING||2|
|FUEL CELL ENGINEERING||2|
|COMPRESSIBLE FLUID DYNAMICS||2|
|NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF UNCOMPRESSIBLE FLUID DYNAMICS||2|
|NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF COMPRESSIBLE FLUID DYNAMICS||2|
|MECHANICAL VIBRATION ENGINEERING||2|
|SCIENCE OF EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE||2|
|SPACE RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY||2|
|SPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING||2|
|SPACE STRUCTURE ENGINEERING||2|
|SEMINAR OF STUDIES ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 1||2|
|SEMINAR OF STUDIES ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2||2|
|SEMINAR OF STUDIES ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 3||2|
|SEMINAR OF STUDIES ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 4||2|
|Name||Title||Areas of specialization (Research Topics)|
|Akihiko Azetsu||Professor||Internal combustion engine, Combustion engineering, Laser diagnostics|
|Satoru Iwamori||Professor||Creation and processing of micro and nano-scale materials for mechanical engineering|
|Hirohiko Ogino||Professor||Active safety technology of vehicle, Control of vehicle dynamics|
|Atsushi Okuyama||Professor||Motion control for mechatronics systems|
|Masayuki Ochiai||Professor||Tribology, Design Engineering, Optimum Design|
|Masao Kohzaki||Professor||Surface modification, Thin film preparation, Machining, Rotary engine|
|Koichi Koganezawa||Professor||Humanoid Robots, Soft Mechanism, Prosthesis|
|Toshiyuki Sakamoto||Professor||Energy and control for EVs and HEVs system|
|Masakazu Suzuki||Professor||Learning/Optimization of Large-scale Systems, Intelligent Robot|
|Yoko Takakura||Professor||Fluid Mechanics, Computational Methods|
|Zhili Chen||Professor||Combustion and emission control of diesel engines, MEA (membrane electrode assembly) development of polymer electrolyte fuel cells|
|Kazuyoshi Tsuchiya||Professor||Bio-MEMS, Smart materials for MEMS|
|Tatsuya Morishita||Professor||Active Control of Sound, Numerical Simulation of Sound field|
|Hiroyuki Moriyama||Professor||Electro-mechanical-acoustic coupled system, Energy harvesting|
|Kazunari Yoshida||Professor||Metal forming|
|Hiroshi Kimura||Associate Professor||BioMEMS, MicroTAS, Microfluidic systems|
The Shonan campus, the main campus of Tokai University, with a lush natural environment offers fully equipped educational and sport facilities spread across the sprawling University ground! Students who are enrolled in the Graduate School of Engineering spend their entire university life at this campus. This campus has an area of 508102 square meters, and almost 20,150 students are studying here. There are 9 under graduate schools, 9 graduate schools (master level) and 7 PhD courses offering diversity academic fields in this campus.
There are 1.43 million books among 4 libraries and 5 cafeterias and 2 cafes on the campus. Furthermore, you can use a well-equipped fitness center (the charge for using this fitness center is 500 JPY/year), and computer centers (there are 46 rooms and 2138 PCs on the campus). Also we have a medical care office in cooperation with our School of Medicine.
For your rooms, we provide you the Tokai University International Residence for the first 6 months. The rooms are well-furnished. Utility charges are included in the room charge (45000JPY/month). After 6 months, when you get used to the university and Japan, we will offer you room information of some real estate companies that we recommend. There are many nice and cheap rooms around the campus.
To improve current science technology and to solve social issues, international-minded creative human resource with broad view and high knowledge is needed. To meet this demand, the Graduate School of Engineering aims at developing human resource that have insight, broad view, high knowledge, deep understanding in his/her specialized field, as well as insatiable appetite to challenge unknown fields and the knowledge on non-special fields. We also want the students to have the conscience as a professional.
The students will research their theme for two years, and it will be supervised by their professors. After two years of research, the students will prepare their master’s thesis to clarify their findings and remaining issues, and they will present the results in front of others.
Research themes for the master's theses, which we can offer to you, are as follows:
Prof. Akihiko Azetsu,
1) Spray combustion characteristics of BDF,
2) Fundamental study for internal combustion engines,
Prof. Satoru Iwamori,
1) Development of new detection methods for VOC molecules and active oxygen species using quartz crystal microbalance,
2) Polymer surface modifications,
3) Improvement of mechanical properties of metal, inorganic and organic thin films,
Prof. Hirohiko Ogino
1) Skid control of small electric vehicle,
2) Advanced steer control vehicle,
3) Safety system of vehicle,
Prof. Atsushi Okuyama,
1) Passive Walking Robot,
2) Biped Robot with Pneumatic Artificial Rubber Muscles,
Prof. Masayuki Ochiai,
1) Air film bearing,
2) Oil film bearing,
3) Hard Disk Drive,
4) Web Handling,
Prof. Yoshihiro Kai,
1) Walking Support Robot with Mechanical Safety Devices,
2) Rehabilitation Robot Suit with Mechanical Safety Devices,
Prof. Masao Kohzaki,
1) Production of advanced coated tools for cutting Ti alloys,
2) Development of a hydrogen rotary engine by using lubricious films,
Prof. Koichi Koganezawa,
1) Robot hand,
2) Robot arm,
3) Biped walking robot,
Prof. Toshiyuki Sakamoto,
1) Energy management control for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles,
2) Energy storage system and control for EVs and HEVs,
Prof. Masakazu Suzuki,
1) Optimal control of artificial-muscle-based robot,
2) Complex action learning of biped robots,
Prof. Yoko Takakura,
1) Oscillation Characteristics of Flows about a Supersonic Parachute-like body,
2) Incompressible Flows about Vehicles --- Reduction of Drag and Lift,
3) Respiratory Flows within Human Nasal Cavities,
Prof. Zhili Chen,
1) Trade-off improvement in low oxygen high temperature low density PCI combustion in a diesel engine,
2) Development of Catalyst Application and Performance Evaluation for polymer electrolyte fuel cells,
Prof. Kazuyoshi Tsuchiya,
1) Developing a compact and wearable human blood sampling system in Bio-MEMS such as a health monitoring system (HMS),
2) Elements technologies for HMS such as painless titanium microneedle, Micropump by piezoelectric material produced by thin film process, Valve-less tube type micropump with piezoelectric actuator designed by Finite Element Analysis, pH sensor in nano-micro order for cells,
Prof. Tatsuya Morishita,
1) Location design of absorbing materials in sound field,
2) Active feedback control of acoustic noise in an enclosed sound field,
Prof. Hiroyuki Moriyama,
1) Energy harvesting with piezoelectric element,
2) Efficiency of energy harvesting by electro-mechanical-acoustic coupling ,
Prof. Yoshio Yamamoto,
1) Autonomous navigation and control of mobile robots in outdoor environments,
2) Coordinated motion control of unmanned aerial vehicles and ground vehicles,
3) Man/machine and machine/machine communication using humanoid robots,
4) Design and development of a dual-arm mobile manipulator,
5) Force feedback interface in a micro-manipulation system,
6) Energy harvesting with giant magnetostriction material,
7) Development of unmanned solar airplane,
8) Stable flight control of a quad-rotor,
Prof. Kazunari Yoshida,
1) Improving Quality of Welded Product by Fiber Laser Welding Machine,
Asso. Prof. Hiroshi Kimura,
1) Organ/Body-on-a-chip for pharmacokinetic study,
2) Integrated biosensors for medical- and biological- science.