Natural disasters have often occurred in recent Japan. Especially,
the unprecedented big earthquake and tsunami, called ‘Tohoku Earthquake
and Tsunami’ on Mar. 11, 2011, recorded the greatest magnitude and brought
extensive damages to the eastern part of Japan. Through the experience,
we did realize that vulnerability to serious natural disasters still exists
in our national land. In the damaged area, many engineers including some
graduates of the Department of Civil Engineering are still working hard
to reconstruct the infrastructure.
The Department of Civil Engineering in Gifu National College of Technology offers programs to learn technology concerned with ‘Disaster Prevention’ for protecting national land from natural disasters, such as ‘Infrastructure Services’ for decreasing environmental impact and ‘Sustainable Urban Planning’ for symbiotic relationship between human and nature.
The students graduated from this department mainly take professional career related to disaster prevention plans and infrastructure services (government or local officials, employees of energy, transport and information technology companies) or design, construction and management of infrastructure facilities (construction companies, etc.).
Both careers should contribute to making the society comfortable and safe. We believe that studying civil engineering is worthy of learning if you want to contribute to our society with strong public spirit.
The Educational Objectives of the Department of Civil EngineeringThings called “infrastructure” are, for example, those supporting ordinary life in our community, such as the use of a car, electricity, and drinking water, In addition, to supporting safe and smooth social activities such as communication, distribution of goods and transportation, and, more importantly, those protecting our natural environment from natural disasters. All of them are absolutely essential for us and they will never disappearing in future. Also, to build a mechanism for achieving our objectives within the realm of “infrastructure improvement”.
Japan’s world’s preeminent technology has significantly contributed not only to Japan but to other countries. However, in future, further consideration of acceptable environmental limits will be a high-priority issue. For sustainable human development, in coexistence with nature, it is hoped that engineers will be fostered who have the ability to realize creative urban development and infrastructure improvement in harmony with the regional history and culture.
Based on the above criteria, the Department of Civil Engineering upholds its “Engineer to Be Trained” and its “Educational Objectives” below:
Engineer to Be Trained
The department’s goal is to develop an engineer who has acquired basic knowledge and concepts concerning infrastructure improvement and methods, and the means to protect our natural environment and support a comfortable, safe living environment. The Engineer to be trained will have utmost concern for environmental load reduction and sustainable development with the ability to positively promote infrastructure improvement to support human development.