Message from the President

National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College was established in 1974 to meet society’s increasing demands for engineers. The educational purpose of this college is to foster individuals who will be able not only to pursue technology but also to gain the trust of others, and to contribute to the sustainable development of society and universal happiness. Since its founding, this institution has offered professional qualifications in the field of science and technology for a variety of occupations and industries.

There are two courses available: Regular Courses, a five-year Associate Degree of Engineering program after finishing junior high school, an Advanced Course, and a two-year Bachelor Engineering Degree program which is begun after completing the Regular Course. Each course has its own vision. It is essential that both courses meet society’s high expectations. For this reason, we educate prospective engineers with the skills for solving technological problems in the Regular Course, and produce engineers capable of conducting research and development in the Advanced Course.

Now, we are going to introduce the Model Core Curriculum (MCC) from 2011. The MCC ensures that students will receive an education of the highest quality through autonomous learning, encouraging them to recognize and assess their own level of understanding and skills.

It is our strong desire that each student learns and masters a wide variety of advanced technologies and acquires knowledge not only in their major field, but also in other fields. We hope they have a fruitful and memorable experience on the NIT,TC campus.

 

 

History of our college

National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College was established in June, 1974 to correspond to the strong demand from the society. It is composed of three departments: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Electronic Engineering and Civil Engineering & Architecture. In the each interdisciplinary and specialized fields, students are expected to acquire a basic theory, to have a lot of experimental practices and to become not only an engineer but also a developer with the ability of taking initiatives and considering all the various factors.

 

YearDateEvent
1971December 20An association was organized for establishing Tokuyama College of Technology.
1973December 29The foundation of Tokuyama College of Technology was decided in the Cabinet meeting.
1974June 7Tokuyama College of Technology was established. Onzo Jo was appointed as the first president.
1975March 28The construction of the main school building, dormitory and gymnasium were completed. (The 1st phase main building construction )
June 7The ceremony of the first anniversary of the founding of a school was held.
1976March 27The constructions of Engineering Department Building, Building for Practice and Experiments, Electronic calculator room, Library were completed. (The 2nd phase construction)
1977March 31An athletic field, a baseball ground were built.
April 1The general affairs section, the accounting section, the students affairs section were placed in the administration bureau.
1979March 16The 1st graduation ceremony was held.
1982March 31The facilities of welfare and Judo were built.
1983March 30The second gymnasium and A facility of training camp were built.
1987April 1Started to accept foreign students.
1991March 12Men’s dormitory got repaired and Women’s dormitory was built.
October 1The development center for cooperation of community began.
1992April 1A five-day school week was introduced.
1994April 7The development center for cooperation of community was replaced by Center for Collaborative Research and Education.
June 23The construction of environmental maintenance (green the campus, widen the roads and the maintenance of athletic field in the campus) was completed.
November 4The building of Center for Collaborative Research and Education was built.
1995April 1Advanced courses were set up: Mechanical and Control Engineering Course, Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Course and Environmental and Civil Engineering Course.
1997March 17The first ceremony of the completion of advanced courses was held.
March 28The construction of Advanced Course building was completed.
1999July 31Media hall was built.
August 30A facility of solar power generation was placed.
2004April 1The school name was changed to National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College.
May 10The engineering education program, Communication and IT-based Engineering was accredited as a general engineering program that is on a par with global standard by JABEE.
June 19The ceremony of the 30th anniversary of the founding was held.
2005September 20-23Third International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-03) was hosted by NIT, Tokuyama College.
2007March 28Certified evaluation and accreditation was given by National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education.
December 1The event of the 10th anniversary of foundation of Center for collaborative Research and Education was held.
2008March 31Class rooms and Administration Office building, library, Information Processing Center were repaired for earthquake-resistance. The maintenance of the rotary at the entrance was completed.
2009April 23The accreditation of Communication and IT-based Engineering by JABEE was determined to be continued.
2012March 30Engineering Department Building was repaired for an earthquake-resistance.
April 27The accreditation of Communication and IT-based Engineering by JABEE was determined to be continued.
2013March 27Certified evaluation and accreditation by National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education has been decided to be continued.
2014September 26The ceremony of the 40th anniversary of foundation of school was held.
2015March 9The accreditation of Communication and IT-based Engineering by JABEE has been determined to be continued.
April 1An application of giving bachelor’s degree to the students in Advanced course was accredited as special case by National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education.

 

 

Educational System

In the late 1950s, it was essential for Japan whose economy was growing remarkably to foster engineers who can deal with the rapid progress of science and technologies to support the country’s economy. In order to meet the needs for the industry and the society, Colleges of Technology was founded in 1962 (hereinafter referred to as KOSEN). The educational system of KOSEN is different from that of university. KOSEN has accepted graduates of junior high school to give them five-year consecutive education (five and half year in the case of maritime college of technology).

The aim of KOSEN is to offer students well-rounded education. Based on this idea, our school provide them with well-balanced curriculum, including both of liberal arts and specialized fields. Student will develop the university level of knowledge and technology. They are also expected to gain the practical ability to be independent as an engineer. Therefore, some of them conduct academic researches so that they can make presentations at academic conferences.

After the five-year course, we can offer two-year advanced course for students who desire to deepen their knowledge and enhance their technical skill. Once they finish the advanced course, they acquire a bachelor’s degree if they reach the criteria which National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education has set. A lot of students go on to a graduate school after completing this course.

As politics, economy, and industries are globalized, engineers are expected to acquire skills that are accepted in the globalized society. According to this notion, JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education) was established in 1999. JABEE accredits professional education programs in higher education institution fostering professionals with the benchmark required by JABEE Accreditation Criteria which is international equivalent. The program, “Communication and IT-based Engineering” in advanced course is accredited by JABEE. After students complete the course and the program, they will be awarded a certificate by JABEE.

 

 

 

Our Vision of the “Ideal Engineer” at Tokuyama College

We seek to foster engineers upon our founding ideals:

 

Regular Course

To bring up engineers with technological problems solving skills capable of utilizing interdisciplinary technologies based upon information technology.

 

Advanced Course

To nurture engineers capable of conducting research and development with interdisciplinary technologies based upon information technology.

 

Tokuyama College offers professional qualifications based on information technology for a variety occupations and industries.
Since its founding we have aimed at fostering engineers capable of utilizing interdisciplinary technologies.
There are two courses available – Regular Course and Advanced Course. Each course has its own vision. But essentially both courses
must meet society’s high expectations. For this reason, we nurture engineers with skills for solving technological problems at the
level in the Regular Course, and produce engineers capable of conducting research and development in the Advance Course.

 

 

 

Educational Goal

To educate the students to be future engineers with a world-class competitive edge, practical skills, and competence in research and development.

 

National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College has put “to educate the students to be future engineers with a world-class competitive edge, practical skills, and competence in research and development” forward as its educational goal since 1993. Based on the educational goal, our college set the following six concrete goals in 2002. The chart on the left illustrates how these goals are pursued in our college.

 

 

(A) In order to educate our students to be future engineers with a world-class competitive edge, we get them

(A1) to acquire basic knowledge to apply to interdisciplinary fields, and
(A2) to deepen their global understanding, cultivate their ethics for engineers, and improve their communicative ability.

 

(B) In order to educate our students to be future engineers with practical skills, we get them

(B1) to be able to utilize information technology and improve their presentation ability through practice and internship
programs, and
(B2) to be independent.

 

(C) In order to educate our students to be future engineers with competence in research and development, we get them

(C1) to improve the ability to combine and organize their knowledge of various fields, and
(C2) to be able to analyze, address and solve problems and polish their sensibility and creativity.

 

 

JABEE

WHAT IS JABEE

Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education
JABEE stands for Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education. By assessing and accrediting the engineering education programs provided by institutions of higher education such as colleges of technology and universities, JABEE ensures the international equivalency of the quality of education the colleges and universities offer. JABEE has been accredited by Washington Accord which is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs since 2005. JABEE assesses and accredits the whole process of education at Japanese colleges and universities including educational environments. The ultimate goal of JABEE is to raise the level of engineering education programs in Japan to a global standard.

 

Engineering Education Program
Communication and IT-based Design Engineering

At our college, the engineering education program, “Communication and IT-based Design Engineering” is accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education. The program is constituted in the curriculum of the fourth and fifth grade in the general course and advanced course.
Our college has three different undergraduate courses followed by three corresponding advanced courses, and the JABEE program has been applied to the all courses so that all the students will have an opportunity to learn not only the specialized fields but also other areas which are significant to be a professional engineer.
Any student who completes the Communication and IT-based Design Engineering program is guaranteed to get a university-level education. On top of that, those students are expected to play an active part as a competent engineer in various areas of research and development in a highly-developed information-oriented society.

 

 

 

College Organization

Regular Course and Quota

DepartmentQuotaTotal
Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering40200
Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering40200
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture40200
Total120600

 

Advanced Course and Quota

CourseQuotaTotal
Mechanical and Control Engineering Course48
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Course48
Environmental and Civil Engineering Course48
Total1224

 

Present Number of Staff

As of Apr. 1. 2020

ClassificationAcademic StaffTechnical StaffAdministrative StaffTotal
PresidentProfessorProfessor on a short-term contactA Specially Appointed ProfessorAssociate ProfessorA Specially Appointed Associate ProfessorLecturerAssistant ProfessorA Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Present Number119622511911152128

 

Administrative Staff

As of Apr. 1. 2020

President
ISAMI, Hidenori
Director of Information Processing Center
NITTA, Takayuki
Vice President (Dean of Academic Affairs)
AMANAI, Kazuhito
Chief Counselor
TAKAYAMA, Yasuhiro
Vice President (Dean of General Administration)
NISHIMURA, Futoshi
Chief of Career Support Center
NAKAGAWA, Akiko
Assistant President (Dean of Student Affairs)
SAKURAMOTO, Itsuo
Chief of International Exchange Office
YANAGISAWA,Hideaki
Assistant President (Dean of Dormitory Affairs)
KAITA,Tatsumasa
Chief of Institutional Research for Educational Improvement Office
HARIMA, Takashi
Assistant President (Chief of Advanced Courses)
KITAMURA, Kentaro
Chief of Mechanical and Electric Eng.
IKEDA, Mitsumasa
Assistant President (Chief of Planning and Coordination Officer)
NISHIMURA, Futoshi
Chief of Computer Science and Electronic Eng.
SHIGEMURA, Tetsuji
Assistant President (Research and Industry-Academia Collaboration)
YOSHINAGA, Tsunehiro
Chief of Civil Eng. and Architecture
WATANABE, Katsutoshi
Director of Center for Collaborative Research and Education
ONISHI, Shosaku
Chief of Liberal Arts Division
KASHIWAKURA, Tomohide
Director of Research Promotion Division
YOSHINAGA, Tsunehiro
Director of the Administration
NAGATSUKA
, Masaaki
Director of Support Center for Education and Research
OKUMOTO, Miyuki
Chief of General Administration Division
FUJITA, Katsunori
Director of the Library
NISHIMURA, Futoshi
Chief of Student Affairs Division
SHIMOMOTO, Toshiyuki

 

Organization Chart

 

Committees

Steering CommitteeIntellectual Property Committee
Personnel CommitteeInformation Security Management Committee
Budget CommitteeInformation Security Promotion Committee
Academic Affairs CommitteeInformation Disclosure Committee
Advanced Course CommitteeSchool Safety and Hygiene Committee
Admissions CommitteeHarassment Prevention Committee
Advanced Course Admissions CommitteeCommittee for Promotion of Gender Equality
Student Affairs CommitteeCollege Bulletin Committee
Student Services CommitteeRobot Contest Committee
Dormitory Affairs CommitteeSatellite Campus Committee
Facilities Management Committee 

 

 

Campus Information

Access to Shunan

 

From Fukuoka to Syunan

1.Fukuoka Airport (International Terminal)

Free Shuttle Bus (10min)

2.Domestic Terminal

Walk (5min)

3.Fukuoka Airport St.

Subway (6 min)

4.Hakata St.

JR Bullet Train (1h20min)

5.Tokuyama St.

From Tokyo to Syunan

1.Tokyo St.

JR Bullet Train(4h15min)

2.Tokuyama St.

 

 

Access to NIT, Tokuyama College

When you arrive at Tokuyama Station, take a Bocho Bus at the bus stop NO.6 for NIT, Tokuyama College.

 

Bocho Bus Time table  < From Tokuyama St. to NIT, Tokuyama College >

Depart8:008:108:358:559:5510:3512:2512:45
Arrive8:258:278:589:1210:1210:5212:4813:08

Fare:¥250 (One-way)

 

You can also take a taxi. There is a taxi station by the bus terminal.
To get more information, contact us at:
・E-mail: kikaku@tokuyama.ac.jp
・TEL:+81-834-29-6200
・Address: NIT, Tokuyama College
Gakuendai, Shunan City, Yamaguchi Pref., Japan
745-8585

 

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