Diploma and Curriculum Policies of the Faculty of Engineering
The basic education and research philosophy of Yamagata University's Faculty of Engineering is "University that cultivates the ability to break new ground" and undergraduate education is given under the philosophy of developing people equipped with healthy values and deep expertise who aim to become practical engineering technologists contributing to people's happiness. The Faculty of Engineering confers a bachelor's degree on students who have studied its prescribed subjects and obtained the required number of credits. The degree guarantees that the holder:
- Has a basic knowledge of engineering and the ability to apply it,
- Has the ability to solve a problem in a group systematically through logical thinking,
- Is equipped with the abilities of logical thinking and description, and presentation and discussion as well as basic communication skills
- Possesses a sense of ethics based on healthy values as an engineer and the ability to look at things multilaterally from a global viewpoint and take leadership,
- Is equipped with the ability to continue studying throughout the lifetime with a spirit of enterprise to break new ground, and
- Has the ability to be socially and professionally independent and the capability to choose a profession independently as well as an attitude to make an undaunted effort to contribute to the development of society and industry.
In line with its diploma policy, the Faculty of Engineering compiles a curriculum that gives attention to systematicity of learning to allow students study voluntarily.
- The curriculum includes subjects where students can acquire a basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and information processing as the basis of engineering and apply it.
- The curriculum systematically offers experiments, seminars and practical lectures in order for students to obtain skills to solve a problem in a group.
- Graduation study, experiments, seminars and foreign languages are provided for the acquisition of the abilities of logical thinking and description, and presentation and discussion as well as basic communication skills.
- The curriculum includes a lecture on ethics of engineers to cultivate the ability to look at things from a global viewpoint and according to various social situations.
- The faculty also offers subjects on cutting-edge fields to encourage continuous study in order to develop the ability of lifelong self-learning.
- The faculty compiles the curriculum in such a way as to develop the ability to be socially and professionally independent and the capability to choose a profession independently.