The world we live in has become increasingly more complex and fluid in recent years. As a result, the engineering community faces new challenges in how to create systems in new environments and how to design hardware and software that respond to those challenges. With this as a background, society demands individuals who are capable of tackling these challenges head-on through broad application of basic knowledge in the fields of mechanics, energy, controls and information components. The system design Engineering Department provides students with basic knowledge, using which they can develop new outlooks and approaches to art, society and economics. Furthermore, students develop the ability to design and actualize hardware and software that harmonize with the total environment, encompassing complex engineering systems that deal with nature, universe, cities and life.
Besides experiments and practical exercises, the required curriculum consists of six courses: “Thermal Fluid Dynamics Systems I”, “Mechanical Modeling”, “Circuits and Systems I”, “Electromagnetic Engineering”, all of which cover the basics of system design, “Engineering Mathematics”, which forms a theoretical basis for the previous four courses, and “Overview of System Design Engineering”, which allows students to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology. Ten more recommended courses supplement these previous six courses. Furthermore, students can choosefrom a wide variety of electives in basic and advanced courses, based on their interests. “Design Literacy Exercises” aim to enhance students’ ability to express and represent design. “Programming Exercises” enable students to master computer and calculator programming. “System Design Engineering Experiments I and II”, covering experiments in fields such as mechanics, controls, electricity, and information systems, enables students to acquire practical tools to design systems and learn basic creative activities. “System Design Engineering Exercises” offer a general overview. By providing a wide array of practical courses, the department seeks to impart knowledge and skills to students to cultivate their untapped creativity.