名古屋大学工学部 受験生応援スペシャルサイト

Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering

Variable-directional wind tunnel in mechanical and aerospace laboratory building - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Variable-directional wind tunnel in mechanical and aerospace laboratory building

What you will study

To be next-generation engineers in mechanical and aerospace fields

The department covers all natural sciences―from fundamentals to applications―that are essential to creating a wide variety of industrial products, and complex systems such as aerospace vehicles. After completing common fundamental subjects on mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, students will study academic subjects constituting the core of specialized education (designing, drawing, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, environment, material strength, materials, material processing, motions, vibrations, measurements, control, electrics, electronics, computers, information, and biometrics) through practical sessions, experiments, and workshops.

Lecture classroom

Study Environment

Cutting-edge facilities and solid systematic education and research

Facilities and equipment: We have material strength testers, atomic force microscopes, ultra-precision micromachining tools, femtosecond lasers, scanning probe microscopes, 3D printers, wind tunnels, humanoid robots, three-axis thermal diffusion measuring devices, rotating detonation engines, and sputtering devices.

Education: Students conduct research under education and supervision by faculty at Mechanical Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Micro-Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering of the Graduate School.

Research: Nagoya University is in the Chukyo area―a global center of the mechanical and aerospace industry, where individual faculty members, research groups, or our department can closely cooperate with private and public research institutions.

Single-seated electric vehicle with automated driving

A promising future ahead

Engineering leaders in the international society

Our graduates are expected to advance to the Graduate School (the Master’s and Doctoral courses) to acquire higher levels of expertise on mechanical and aerospace engineering and to develop skills to integrate acquired expertise. After completing the Graduate school, they find careers in private companies (e.g., automobiles, aerospace vehicles, transportation equipment, chemicals, metals, and ceramics, electrics, electronics, communications, machinery, precision machinery, energy, information, computers, logistics, and service), public offices, and educational or research institutions, and are expected to play key roles in a wide variety of fields.

Seminar given by a foreign lecturer

Special topics

  • The rocket flight using hypersonic combustion

    Hypersonic combustion with shock wave enable a spacecraft to provide the enough thrust without a compressor or pump. We have achieved the vertical flight of hypersonic combustion rocket in the world.
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  • Measuring a cell with robot-mounted chip

    MEMS technology contributed to make Robot-integrated microfluidic chip that can measure single cell. We are successful in measurement of cell reaction force flowing through a micro flow path by force sensor.
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  • Protection at the switching phase enables to control flexibility

    The circumstance or situation changes, its purpose for control is changed. For different purposes, I suggest the protection method to switch controller safely and smoothly. This enables to control flexibility
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My Six Years

Under the best circumstances to fit the bill,
my research in the automobile technology aims commercial viability

Chin Hyuntai

Suzuki Laboratory, Mechano-Informatics Group

The First to Third year/I was influenced by my brother that had studied to Japan from Korea. I chose to enter Nagoya University, because it actively researched in automobile. At first year I had the chance to listen a provocative lecture by the carmaker engineer who headed a development team of luxury car. The university created my surrounding to study what I want to learn. Any specialized courses are so hard that I need to be proactive in stepping up efforts. I have taken a class in the faculty of letters with the aim of working a Korean teacher.

Use with all the expertise in mechanics electrical, electronic circuit, software, and make a program based on control method to test with electric vehicle.

(Left photo)After programing and demonstrating with a driving simulator, a real car is available for test.
(Right photo)I belong to Iaido club by reason of making friends and learn Japanese in the beginning. Efforts bore fruit to win a prize at the competition.

The Forth year to Graduate school/My research theme is an automobile driving support system. Using in-car computer prediction of driver’s behavior, car-to-car direct communication controls the distance and relative speed between them. It will deliver safe and driving in array. Many companies have been developing a fully automatic driving car now. However I think not all cars would be driverless. I am entirely happy with conditions in being given generous support both on knowledge and finance. Aiming to put this technology from university ventures out into the world, I will make advance my research through to the doctoral course.