Course of Rural Engineering
Rural communities have a production base such as water resources and land resources, and they play a role in providing safe and secure food production and a place to live. This course aims to develop talented people who study science and technology to appropriately develop, manage, and preserve such rural production and living environments, including disaster countermeasures, and who have acquired problem-solving abilities to help make the global ecological environment sustainable and livable.
This course has the rural engineering program accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) and the environmental engineering program. After completing the rural engineering program, students become an engineer-in-training and can qualify as an international-standard associate professional engineer.
|Research Laboratories||Main Subject and Staff|
Engineering Mechanics for Disaster Prevention
|Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering||
Research on design, construction, maintenance and management of water use facilities, especially soil structure in dams and embankments, and observational construction control system using back analysis for banking and excavation work, and liquefaction problem in earthquakes.Noriyuki KOBAYASHI , Professor
|Water Resources Engineering||
Studies of the laboratory include water resources development/management and the environment in shallow waters. The major focal areas are on the environmental friendly development and management of water resources and environmental hydraulics for prediction and control of water flow, water quality, and aqua-ecosystem in lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and channels.
Naoyuki YAMASHITA , Professor，
Tomoki IZUMI , Associate Professor
|Hydrometeorology for Environmental Science||
Research on hydrological processes in watersheds, agricultural lands and forests, micrometeorological interactions between land, vegetation and atmosphere, irrigation and drainage and changes in hydrometeorological processes with changes in global environment and land use.
Hiroki OUE , Professor，Yoshinobu SATO , Associate Professor
|Rural Resources Management for Environmental Preservation||
Environmental technology for preservation and management of rural resources,
such as farmland and water, are studied in order to enhance the agricultural
and rural sustainability. The main research subject includes soil
remediation and water treatment.
Shinsuke HARUTA , Professor，Takashi KUME , Associate Professor
|Rural Planning and Application of Planning Information||
Development of the methods for regional data analysis and processing, and their application for evaluation and improvement of rural landscape, rural land classification and landuse planning, for rural planning and improvement.Emi TAKEYAMA , Professor