Bachelor of Engineering
Kyoto University Of Advanced Science
JPY 1,654,410 / per year *
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* 1st Year: 1,654,410 Japanese Yen. 2nd Year: 1,476,500 Japanese Yen. 3rd Year: 1,476,500 Japanese Yen. 4th Year: 1,501,500 Japanese Yen
In the KUAS Bachelor of Engineering program, students can choose from four areas of focus to become leaders of innovation in a wide variety of industries, such as robotics, energy transmission, actuators and more. Our lateral, hands-on approach to learning ensures that our graduates become excellent problem-solvers who can apply their comprehensive technical knowledge for the betterment of society.
First-year students acquire knowledge and skills that are fundamental to their education as modern engineers. Coursework focuses on the theory and practice of mathematics and physics that are foundational to various applications introduced in later, more specialized courses. Our approach to these fundamental disciplines enables students to understand how various phenomena occur and how to express them mathematically. These courses are augmented by introductions to information literacy and information processing. In addition, international students commence an intensive Japanese course which will help equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to enjoy life in Japan.
- Semester 1: Engineering Physics Ⅰ, Calculus, and Linear Algebra Ⅰ Information Literacy
- Semester 2: Engineering Physics Ⅱ, Calculus, and Linear Algebra Ⅱ, Algorithmic Thinking and Programming with Python, Fundamental Mechanics, and Introduction to Design
Other coursework (for semesters 1 and 2) includes Japanese (both during school season and over the holiday), Liberal Arts electives, and Physical Education.
Second-year students continue their development of fundamental knowledge in the disciplines of mathematics and information processing. These topics are increasingly taught with an approach that makes connections to the world of engineering. Practical components are progressively integrated into the courses, challenging students' abilities and helping to develop natural curiosity and aptitude for problem-solving.
Furthermore, students begin their engineering training by taking more specialized courses including material mechanics, electromagnetic theory, motor engineering, and practical workshop-based courses. Japanese language education for international students also continues, aiming for a more advanced level incorporating a practical vocabulary that is useful in an engineering context.
- Semester 3: Ordinary Differential Equations, Introduction to C Programming, Mechanics of Materials, Electromagnetic Theory, Fundamentals of Electrical Motors, Exercise for Machine Shop Practice
- Semester 4: Vector Calculus, System Programming with C, Machine Design, Introduction to Mechanisms and Mobile Robots, Classical Control Engineering, Introduction to Physical Chemistry, Control principles of Electrical Motors, Semiconductor Engineering, Electric Circuits, Mechatronics Laboratory (Basic Robotics), Pre-Capstone Project 1
Other coursework (for semesters 3 and 4) includes Japanese (both during school season and over the holidays), Liberal Arts electives, and Physical Education.
From semester three, students are not required to take all of the courses offered each year. They can choose which courses to take based on their interests and the prerequisite courses they have already completed.
From semester four, another significant component of the program begins Pre-Capstone Project 1. In this project, small teams of students tackle real-world problems under the guidance of professors and engineers. These problems are proposed by companies primarily from the tech and engineering industries. Students continue this project in semester five in Pre-Capstone Project 2.
The third-year crosses the bridge to practical applications.
While continuing the development of their in-depth mathematical knowledge, students enjoy a more flexible curriculum. They can choose courses based on their interests, including courses focused on mechatronics systems (in which students tackle problems such as building an inverted-pendulum robot) and courses focusing on software systems (in which students learn how to create applications that provide users with feedback based on information acquired from sensors).
- Semester 5: Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Digital Signal Processing, Introduction to Production Engineering, Introduction to Robotic Manipulators, Introduction to Scientific Measurement, Modern Control Engineering, Introduction to Electrochemistry, Power Electronics Engineering, Analog Electronic Circuits, Mechatronics Laboratory (Energy), Pre-Capstone Project 2
- Semester 6: Complex Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Sensors, Digital Control Engineering, Introduction to Battery Engineering, Actuator Systems, Electric Power Transmission and Distribution, Logic Circuits, Introduction to Communication Engineering, Mechatronics Laboratory (Advanced Robotics), Capstone Project 1 or Laboratory Project 1.
Other coursework (for semester 5) includes Liberal Arts electives.
In Pre-Capstone Project 2, students collaborate in small teams to solve real-world problems proposed by our industry partners. In semester six, students planning to join companies after graduation take Cap-Stone Project 1, in which teams of students tackle higher-level real-world problems proposed by companies. Students who plan to proceed to Graduate School take Laboratory Project 1, in which students engage in a graduation thesis project assigned by their supervisor.
Final year students concentrate on strengthening the connections between the knowledge already acquired and the practical application of that knowledge. The highlight of the fourth year is the capstone program.
In Cap-Stone Project 2, students continue to collaborate in small teams to solve real-world problems proposed by our industry partners, building on the experience gained during Pre-capstone Programs in the previous year. Compared to the Pre-capstone Programs, problems are larger in scope, and students are evaluated based on their ability to devise creative solutions without help from their supervising professor.
In Laboratory Project 2, students planning to pursue an academic career by entering the Master's program continue to work in a KUAS research laboratory.
Students are not required to take all of the courses offered this year, and they can choose which to take based on their interests and the prerequisite courses they have already completed.
- Semester 7: Introduction to Intellectual Property, Electric Power Generation and Transformation, Introduction to Information and Communication Networks, Capstone Project 2 or Laboratory Project 2
- Semester 8: specialized subjects electives
Other coursework (for semester 8) includes Physical Education.
The undergraduate program at KUAS is a four-year program.
To obtain the degree of Bachelor of Engineering from KUAS students must be enrolled at KUAS for a four-year period (eight full semesters of instruction), obtain 128 credits or more from coursework consisting of at least 30 credits from common subjects and 98 credits from specialized subjects, and complete either the capstone project or the laboratory project (depending on future career goals).
Areas of Focus
Graduate students may select one of the four general areas of focus listed below.
- Systems Engineering
Graduate students may then select a specialization, some examples of which are listed below.
- Power Electronics
- Power Semiconductors
- Electrical Engineering
- Power Electronic Circuits
- Electric Vehicles
- Renewable Energy
- Control Engineering
- System Design / Systems Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Reconfigurable Systems
- Embedded IOT Technologies
- Computational Materials Science
- Battery Engineering
- Remote Sensing
- Drone Environmental Measurement
- Quantum Materials Science
- Complex Analysis
- Inorganic Material Chemistry
- Information and Communication Engineering
- Statistical Physics
- Solid Mechanics
- Computational Mechanics
- Machine Learning
- Voice Recognition
- Solid State Physics
- Optoelectronic Devices
- Functional Materials
- Computer Vision
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented Reality
- Pervasive Computing
- Wearable Computing
- Personal Informatics
- Digital Health
Program Tuition Fee
Graduate students can expect high demand for their skills in industries such as those listed below.
- Design production
- Measurement and control
- Energy transmission
- Electrical devices