About Department of Ocean Civil Engineering

Department Overview

What is Ocean Civil Engineering?

What is the Ocean Civil Engineering Program? The Ocean Civil Engineering Program is an interdisciplinary Civil Engineering core, with Ocean Engineering study added. In this program, the research and education is aimed at the development of infrastructure and conservation of both the marine environment and the coastal lands. Our Mission is to prepare our graduates to make the public spaces as safe and comfortable in harmony with the natural environment, as well as to develop infrastructure in support of industrial activities.
Examples such as the New Kansi International Airport, the Honshu-Shikoku Bridges, the Seikan Tunnel and the Trans Tokyo Bay road are proud results of Ocean Civil Engineering.

An introduction to the Ocean Civil Engineering program is here (5.6MB)
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Department History

教育

本学科では、海洋学と土木工学に関わる高度な専門教育ならびに研究活動を通じて、幅広い視野と高い倫理観および海洋に関する深い理解とそれに関連した土木工学に関する豊富な知識・判断力を有する人材(技術者・研究者)の養成を目指します。なお、具体的な技術者像は、当学科の「学位授与の方針(ディプロマポリシー)」として示しています。

研究

本学科は、土木工学に海洋学が加わった学際的な工学分野である海洋土木工学を取り扱っています。陸上、海岸、沿岸、海洋の広い範囲をその研究対象とし、産業活動の発展のみならず、海洋環境の保全と一般市民の快適かつ安心・安全な生活を守るための研究・開発を行います。具体的には以下の大きく二つの分野での研究活動を実施しています。

環境システム工学分野

海洋物理現象の解明とその利活用、海洋環境保全、津波や副振動の発生機構解明と減災

環境システム工学分野

建設システム工学分野

陸域・沿岸域における構造物の設計・施工・維持管理、制振・耐震、斜面崩壊などの災害予測

建設システム工学分野

社会貢献

地域特性を踏まえた専門技術者の育成と輩出、海洋土木工学分野における研究成果の公開、市民に対する土木関連情報の提供に加え、地域特有の課題に対する共同研究や共同プロジェクト等、産学官連携の取組にも積極的に参画し、地域産業の発展と安全安心な地域づくりに寄与します。

Department History

The department was established in 1973, as the Department of Ocean Civil Development Engineering. Initially there were 5 courses offered, Ocean engineering, Coastal engineering, Construction engineering, Development planning, and Structure engineering. A Master's Program was established in April 1982. Then, in 1992, the Department conducted a reorganization, and the Department was renamed, Ocean Civil Engineering”

Currently only Kagoshima University has a Department of Ocean Civil Engineering. In 2001 the education programs of our department conducted a examination of programs, leading to the establishment of the JABEE(Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education). JABEE is a nongovernmental organization that examines and accredits programs in engineering education in close cooperation with engineering associations and societies. In May of 2005 the Ocean Civil Engineering Department received accreditation from JABEE and is recognized for excellence in civil and ocean engineering education.

History

April 1973 Department of Ocean Civil Development Engineering established.
April 1982 Master's Program, Ocean Civil Development Engineering, established.
April 1992 Department reorganized, renamed Ocean Civil Engineering.
April 2005 Received JABEE accre

The Period of accreditation commencing from the Class of 2004.