Features of the Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering
Learn architecture in depth
Stay close to the local community, pass on tradition, look forward toward the future and learn architecture. Welcome to the innovative Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering located on the southern-most point of mainland Japan.
Integrated Education Programs
To put in place an educational system to train comprehensive skills, subjects in the humanities and arts have been added to the current curriculum centered on natural sciences.
Various entrance exams
A variety of selection methods have been introduced to accept a wide range of people who desire to learn architecture. We have four types of Examination for candidates recommended by a senior high school to make it possible for prospective students to make use of their areas of expertise.
Seamless Education Course graduation
□ The beginning of a truly integrated education
In addition to conventional general education consisting of four years of undergraduate followed by two years in a Master’s Course, we now have in place the Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s Education with great emphasis on the continuity of education offered at the undergraduate school and in the Master’s Course. However, there is no difference in the education and research content between the general education offered and our integrated education. This is because students in either program obtain an education based on the career desired due to the flexibility in the education and research opportunities in specialized education and cross-disciplinary education on offer.
□ A curriculum that places importance on continuity
The department’s bachelor’s and master’s education program is seamlessly integrated. The first three years of the six-year integrated education is a period in which students acquire basic skills while the latter three years is a period designed to allow acquisition of practical skills. Our curriculum places great importance on the continuity of education from the undergraduate school to the graduate school. Usually, the bachelor’s general education and the master’s general education are organized independently. Our Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s Education makes it possible for students to pursue study more systematically especially because undergraduate students in their fourth year can take courses from the Master’s Course curriculum.
□ Diversification of the period of practical skills acquisition
In today’s rapidly changing society, demand is high for human resources who have various experiences and creativity. During the period of practical skills acquisition, undergraduate students in their fourth year can begin studying part of the Master’s Degree Program curriculum. Students graduate with wider career options because they will have built on their long-term study plans to experience a variety of real-world opportunities such as studying abroad, internships, and taking subjects in fields other than their own.
Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program/English Course
□ The English Course will be launched in October
or students enrolled at that time.
New English course of The Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program (Master’s Program) that you can finish in only English has founded. The new English course begin in October in order to adapt for overseas school schedules. All classes in the English course are mainly offered in English.
The Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program (English Course Special Admissions) aims to develop the practical ability in architectural design and urban design and provides a multifaceted and practical education in the designing of buildings and urban/regional design through design exercises using practical problems. Lectures are correlated with the design exercises and provide a broad range of knowledge about the perspective necessary to design buildings and undertake urban and community planning as well as implement technology and techniques.
□ Overview of the English Course Special Admissions
Applicants who have graduated an overseas university:
We encourage applications from any nationality.
Decision on admission will be made comprehensively based on the results of the screening of application documents (statement of purpose, Certified Academic Record, etc.) and interview (presentation and oral examination).
For other information and details, refer to the Application Procedures for Admission and Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
□ Education & Research Contents of The English Course
・Main educational and research content
Education on architectural design through research on and education for architectural planning for educational/cultural institutions and complexes, regeneration, regional planning such as housing, urban landscape and urban development,space design, architectural design, and the practical subjects of the architectural design field.
・Main research theme
Design Theory / Urban Theory / Urban Landscape / Complex Planning / Architectural Theory / Space Design / Housing Culture and Housing Planning / Urban Planning / Regional Planning / Management of Residence / Building Conservation and Regeneration / Life Cycle Assessment
Advanced Urban Design KIKATA June
Advanced Environmental Architectural Design TAKANO Atsushi
For other information and details, refer to Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
- Kagoshima Prefectural Technical College (Department of Architecture) was established.
- Kagoshima Prefectural Technical College was renamed Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima Prefectural University.
- Kagoshima Prefectural University was transferred to the care of the nation and changed name to Kagoshima University.
- Graduate School of Engineering (Architecture Course of Master’s Program) was founded.
- Graduate School of Engineering (Master’s Program) was reorganized Graduate School of Engineering (Lower Division of Doctoral Degree Program).
Graduate School of Engineering (Upper Divison of Doctoral Degree Program) was established.
- Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering was accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE).
- Faculty of Engineering was reorganized to 2 departments : Department of Advanced Engineering and Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering.
Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Lower Division of Doctoral Degree Program) was reorganized to 2 departments : Science department and Engineering department (Architecture and Architectural Engineering Program).
Access form Kagoshima Airport or Kagoshima Central Station
□ From Kagoshima Airport to JR Kagoshima Chuo Station
1. By Airport shuttle bus │ Approx. 50 minutes, 1,300 yen
2. By Taxi │ Approx. 40 minutes,
□ From JR Kagoshima Chuo Station to the Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima University
1. By Tram │ Approx. 10 minutes, 170 yen, get off at Kogakubu-mae or Toso
2. By Taxi │ Approx. 5 minutes, 750 yen
3. Walking │ Walking takes about 25 minutes.