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Civil Engineering
and Architecture

3D storm surge and Tsunami simulation system - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

3D storm surge and Tsunami simulation system

What you will study

Engineering for creating a better social environment

Civil engineering, which constructs social infrastructures for the natural environment, and architecture, which constructs the artificial environments surrounding our life, have advanced independently of each other. The two disciplines are responsible for creating a better social environment and thus have seen an increase in collaborative projects. Students at our department can study both civil engineering―a discipline that constructs infrastructures to achieve a safer, securer, and more comfortable life for society in harmony with nature through all the necessary processes from planning, designing, construction, and maintenance, and architecture―a comprehensive discipline that creates our living space with beautiful architectural designs and urban planning, safe and secure structures, and comfortable environments.

Roundabout―a safe and environment-friendly intersection

International Workshop for Students Architecture and Urbanism

Study Environment

Education and research in a fully-equipped environment

Students select either the Civil Engineering Program or Architecture Program in their second year, and receive education and conduct research under their selected programs. The Civil Engineering Program focuses on six fields: structure and materials, water engineering, soil mechanics, planning, environment, and land design. The Architecture Program focuses on three fields: planning and designing, environment and facilities, and structure, materials and manufacturing techniques for architecture and urbanism. In a fully-equipped environment with experimental facilities, students receive education and conduct research while being attentively supervised by faculty members. The Civil Engineering Program and the Architecture Program have both gained JABEE Accreditation.

Ground material experiment

A promising future ahead

Diverse careers across fields

More than 80% of students advance to the Graduate School, which includes two more advanced courses: Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Graduate School of Engineering and Environmental Engineering; and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies (Spatial Planning and Environment Course, and Architecture Course). After completing the Mater’s Course, some students advance to the Doctoral course to acquire higher levels of expertise for future careers, whereas others immediately find employment. Graduates start their careers as researchers with higher levels of expertise, broad perspectives, active imagination, and application skills acquired at the School, in various fields inside and outside the country including research and educational institutions such as universities, private companies, administrative organizations, and international organizations associated with civil engineering and architecture.

GENSAI (disaster mitigation) cafe

Special topics

  • JABEE Accreditation Program

    The educational program of Civil Engineering and Architecture has been accredited as the program of Civil Engineering since 2004, and of Architecture since 2008. To get JABEE ensures a quality of higher education as the recognition system. Its goal is international mutual recognition on Engineering Education. JABEE Accreditation Program system is designed to become global engineer after its graduation. Those who complete this program are given exemption of professional engineer’s first-stage test and the apprenticeship engineer qualification.

  • N2U-BRIDGE

    N2U-BRIDGE is the first built of real bridges in the world to foster bridge maintenance engineers and improve their technical capabilities. Components of the building were gathered from around Japan as a study material, for example; the bridge used for long period, the nation's oldest pedestrian bridge, the members with damage or deterioration, We conduct practical learning, such as hammering test, inspection for bridge.
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  • Higashiyama Campus of Nagoya University has regenerated creatively

    The overall renovation of this campus started over 20years ago and the teachers of Architecture participated in this planning. The achievement was awarded the Prize of AIJ in 2015.
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My Six Years

Nagoya University made me head in the way
to civil & architectural engineer

Ayaka Fukuwa

Nakano and Yamada Laboratory, Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Group

The First to Third year/I entered Nagoya University to become an engineer because its openness culture attracted me. But I didn’t specify the engineer for civil engineering or architecture, or environment. At first year, I had the omnibus lecture assembled from experts in various fields. What impressed me most was the unique researches in soil and water. I used time for myself to travel nationwide and overseas when I wasn’t busy in the first and second year. When I was taking a look at the town in the trip abroad with my peer, the learning on city planning in classes went on in my head. I realized to become my interesting in the civil engineering bigger.

Measuring mechanical characteristic of the improved soil mixed powdered cement and water-bearing clay

In the trip of Spain. I also like traveling alone around Japan in the weekend.

The Forth year to Graduate school/My research theme is effective utilization of mudbank found in the mouth and t bottom of river. I am trying to improve its mechanical property by mixing powdered cement and water-bearing clay. These materials are commonly used for a landfill. I think it will be greatly expanded its use of them if it can make ensure seismic stability. My laboratory is so good that I feel an identification with the teacher and fellows. Receiving valuable advices from labo seniors, the Railway Company, my first choice, accepted me as an engineer. The university provided me the expertise in this field and a broad view through the research activities, lectures. I hope to use these learning and experiences for improvement of railway service, after graduation.