Ehime University Faculty of Agriculture / Graduate School of Agriculture

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 LaboratoriesMain 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