1. Outline

National Institute of Technology, Gifu College was established in April, 1963, and started with three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering. In April, 1968, the Department of Architecture, and in April, 1988, the Department of Electronic Control Engineering, were newly attached to the college. The educational objectives of the college are to instruct expert knowledge and techniques and to cultivate technological abilities indispensable to proficient engineers.

One of the important characteristics of the college lies in the provision of continuous five-year education which leads students to become full-fledged members of society as well as proficient engineers. In this system, students can learn effective subjects carefully selected from upper secondary and higher education level curricula.

In the course of general education, students comprehensively learn humanities, natural sciences,and other fundamental subjects indispensable to engineering education. At the same time, they are encouraged to be cultivated as competent members of the society.

In the specialized course, each department has its own unique curriculum necessary for its education. It must be noted that the contents of the specialized subjects instructed in our college are equivalent to university level. In our college, however, importance is attached to the acquisition of practical skills through various experiments and exercises. As a result, students are thoroughly trained so that they can be proficient technical experts with the ability to apply profound theories to practices.

Furthermore, the college is equipped with various facilities, such as gymnasiums, a library, dormitories and so forth, which are open to be utilized as often as possible for education and extracurricular activities. Such educational activities foster respectable character with rich humanity in students.

In the 7th year of Heisei the Faculty of Advanced Engineering was attached to the college so that graduates could study further. The Advanced Faculty has the courses completed within two calendar years.

In April, 2004, the college turned into the Independent Administrative Institution, Institute of National Colleges of Technology.

College Bulletin (PDF)

2. Fundamental Concept of Education

With high expectations and ambition our college has set forth on a mission to further enhance the original merits of the College of Technology, differentiating our unique institution from those of senior high schools or universities. Therefore our fundamental concept of education is to cultivate engineers with a rich sense of environment, humanity and ethics in addition to academic achievements and creativity that enable them to respond effectively to the rapid changes of the industrial landscape both domestically and internationally.
We are exerting ceaseless effort and energy for the betterment of educational philosophy, objectives and content, while working systematically by way of education and application of practical research activities. More concretely, upholding “Educational Philosophy”, “Educational Objectives” and “Engineer to Be Trained” shown below, our staff are working positively to realize these objectives.


3. Educational Philosophy

(1) To pursue applications in technological and scientific discovery in order to better serve the needs of our society.
(2) To broaden our global perspective while playing an active role in meeting the environmental challenges of today.
(3) To work at the forefront of an information-based society.

4. Engineer to Be Trained

An engineer who works at the forefront of an information-based society with global perspective, pursuing applications in technological and scientific discovery in order to better serve the needs of our society.

5. Educational Philosophy

Associate Degree Program
(1) To produce engineers who possess the vision, knowledge, ambition, and character necessary for a career in science and technology.
(2) To produce engineers who have abilities in basic attainment, as well as fundamental creative and application skills.
(3) To produce engineers who have sufficient capabilities in international communication; in addition to advanced skills in information technology.
(4) To produce engineers who possess technological ethics and integrity.
(5) To produce engineers who will make vital contributions to society through applied scientific and technological education and research.

Advanced Course Program
(1) To produce engineers who seek further understanding of their major fields of study, and also possess interdisciplinary insights.
(2) To produce engineers with problem-solving capabilities who can search, organize, design and plan studies that are important to the society, and analyze, perform and improve them with continuous efforts.
(3) To produce engineers who have strong verbal ability in Japanese, and also international communication ability.
(4) To produce engineers who have the ability to organize and implement programs in their major field of study by taking advantage of cutting edge technology.
(5) To produce engineers who have a solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities from a diverse, global point of view, and are willing to contribute the
region’s development.

6. Specific Educational Objectives in Academic Abilities and Qualifications for Each Department and the Advanced Course

Academic abilities and qualifications which are aimed to be developed in each department and the advanced course are categorized in five groups: (A) ethics, (B) designing ability, (C) communication ability, (D) knowledge in the major field of study and (E) information technology. Also, five watchwords are presented to the students. The chart below shows the correspondence between them and the watchwords.


7. School Logo and Emblem

 School Logo  Emblem  
   Selected from a number of designs submitted by the public, Professor Ryoichi Shibata’s (Department of Architecture) design was adopted as our official logo. The logo is used in our letterheads and envelopes. The design was created to reflect the surrounding scenic mountain landscape and expanse of sky. With the color green represents our departments and blue our advanced courses, the two colors express ever growing possibilities.    Our school emblem originates from the former imperial university emblem that embodies simplicity, steadfastness and tradition.
Within the outline of the university emblem, the characters ‘Ko Sen’ are embossed with no motif.
This emblem was designed in the hope that our graduates attain success as engineers who are as respected in character and professional knowledge as university graduates.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Control Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Advanced Course