About Us | Educational Goal
The School of Engineering embraces "Research First" as the basic principle, that is a Tohoku University's traditional philosophy. Research First does not mean little regard to student education, the key mission of any university, nor focusing exclusively on research. Rather, it signifies our belief that students can derive substantial educational benefits from early and on going contact with researchers who work ceaselessly to deepen their understanding and knowledge, and from the opportunity to work side by side with such researchers. We believe, in other words, that the best place for a good education is an environment that produces high-quality and successful researches.
The educational mission of the School of Engineering is to nurture creative professionals capable of thinking and acting independently with broad perspective and deep knowledge of humanity and nature, and capable of advancing the development and innovation of science and technology in the twenty-first century. The School of Engineering also pursues the fundamental goal of engineering: contributing to the welfare of humankind. Namely, the School of Engineering pursues through competitive cooperation the research on applied science and technology on the foundation of basic science, which enable people to improve and enrich their lives.
To achieve this mission, the School of Engineering aims to enable students to accomplish the following educational goals through the school's common basic curriculum and through specialized curricula in five departments.
- Basic understanding and knowledge of natural phenomena and human society.
- Fundamentals and applied knowledge of science and technology in each of various fields of engineering.
- The following skills including ability to find a problem to be solved:
- Ability to correctly identify and understand the problem.
- Ability to search, review, and summarize documents, records, and other written materials for the purpose of solving the problem.
- Ability to design a plan of the project to solve the problem using the information in the reviewed and summarized materials.
- Ability to use IT devices and scientific apparatuses needed to carry out the project.
- Ability to organize the results of the project and describe/explain them accurately.
- Ability to present the results for a given research problem.
- Communication ability to effectively discuss research results with others.
- Cooperative ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- The capacity to understand the relationships between engineering and natural phenomena on the one hand and human society on the other, and to contribute to society as a researcher and engineer.
- The capacity to judge and act independently as a member of society with respect to the welfare of humankind.
- The capacity to understand and respect other cultures as a citizen of the world.