Faculty of Engineering
Key Features and Field of Study
Mechanical and Electrical Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Systems Engineering focuses on the intelligent technology platforms needed to address global challenges in areas such as the environment, energy efficiency, mobility, infrastructure, sustainability, population management, disaster prevention and relief, food production, and large energy generation systems. It is also the technology fueling innovation in fields such as electric vehicles, industrial robots, drones, AI-driven machinery, and motor-related solutions. Recognizing this diversity, KUAS offers a high degree of flexibility in academic specialization so that students can be exposed to a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the various fields demanded of professionally well-rounded engineers. Our courses cover topics such as Design, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Measurement, Control, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Materials, Ionics, Electromagnetics, Actuators, Power and Energy Systems, Microelectronic Technologies and Devices, Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems, Signal Analysis, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
A Unique Curriculum That Challenges Students from Day One
One of the primary educational objectives of the engineering program at KUAS is to connect theory and practice with real-world applications, and during their studies at KUAS, students have many opportunities to develop their abilities and learn how to effectively apply them to their future careers.
In their 1st year, students deepen their knowledge of physics and mathematics fundamental to engineering and learn the basics of robot control, programming, and electronic circuits through hands-on training.
In their 2nd year, students learn how to use a wide variety of state-of-the-art machine tools and begin to engage in full-scale manufacturing.
From the 4th semester, students can take on real engineering problems with capstone projects. Through this practical training, they can test the applicability of the theories and techniques they have acquired.
In addition, students can learn specialized areas of interest from dynamic mechanical systems to courses focusing on software systems through advanced elective courses. Through these courses, students can take independent action according to their interests and curiosity, and develop and nurture substantial engineering skills that lead to practical and creative solutions.
Innovative Team-Based Learning - The Capstone Project
A “capstone” is the last stone placed on top of a pyramid. KUAS provides capstone projects to engineering students between their 4th and 7th semesters to complete their programs. Students collaborate within small teams and engage “in the field” with real-world problems proposed by our partner companies. The industry experience earned through these projects allows students to learn about social issues they can solve by applying the skills and knowledge that they have obtained in the classroom. In addition, students will acquire communication skills essential for teamwork, how to combine their ideas with their classmates’ ideas, and other skills required for working in society.
A capstone project is the first step towards becoming a street-smart global engineer.
Nidec Corporation / ROHM Co., Ltd. / SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. / Shimadzu Corporation / Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC / NIPPON SYSTEMWARE Co., Ltd. / CASTEM Co., Ltd. / Monozukuri Ventures Co., Ltd. / MICRONIX Co., Ltd. / Matsui Seisakusyo Inc. and more.
A Program Emphasizing Engineering and Japanese
At KUAS, all engineering courses are taught in English. As a result, students come from all over the world, creating a diverse student body.
However, KUAS offers intensive Japanese language courses for these international students. By acquiring both Japanese and knowledge in engineering, students will expand their future career options.
Japan has many technological industries and there will be a high demand for engineers in the future. In particular, Kyoto, where KUAS is located, is home to the headquarters of many world-class high-tech companies, some of which participate in KUAS engineering programs. There are many opportunities to interact with Japanese engineers from these companies. This is a great advantage for students’ careers as an engineer, either internationally or in Japan.
Our engineering program allows students to develop both specialized knowledge and language skills, making it a shortcut to global success.