九州大学工学部エネルギー科学科

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Fundamental Science and Major Courses

Energy Science and Engineering is a multidisciplinary science that encompasses a multitude of fields and subjects. All the beginning students take a wide range of basic science courses. Needless to say, however, no one can be at the cutting edge of every field. Accordingly, each student will have her or his own pivotal field. Our Department provides the beginning students with preparatory course subjects and practice experiences in order for them to study the forefront of the present-day energy and environmental issues.

This system helps those students, who cannot decide their own major course at the entrance stage, to choose the field with a broad vision and with his/her own initiative. For advanced students, there are three courses, Applied Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science, and Energy Engineering, so that the students can learn more readily their own pivotal subjects. In contrast to the professional education courses in many other departments, our education system is organized around these three flexibly courses.

Approximately 90 instructors teach 21 educational fields in a wide-ranging curriculum

The course curriculum is split into three areas: quantum energy engineering, energy materials engineering and energy systems engineering. Each of these three areas aims to deepen students’ understanding and specialization. Each of these areas is flexibly structured in order to allow for maximum specialization and cross-disciplinary interaction. In the summer vacation of the third year students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a private company or a public research institution. In the second semester of the third year problems are set by the research laboratories in each of the three areas and students engage in research to resolve the problems presented. Through this activity students learn about group discussion techniques, how to compile results and how to make presentations. In the fourth year students are assigned to a research laboratory and engage in cutting-edge research towards their graduation thesis.

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Applied Physics and Nuclear Engineering Course

In order to apply quantum physics of nuclei to the state-of-the-art technology, the students take a variety of science and system engineering classes. They study Quantum Mechanics, Applied Physics, Atomic Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Energy Engineering, Materials Science, etc.

Materials Science Course

As a fundamental science to contribute to the global environmental protection and energy problems, the students study scientific principles and engineering that are related to materials. The fields of specialization such as Physical Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Chemistry, Materials Science and Energy Chemical Engineering are included in the curriculum.

Energy Engineering Course

Subjects such as Energy Generation and Conversion Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Engineering, System Control, and Chemical Engineering are taught to the students, aiming at augmentation of high-efficiency energy utilization and development of new energy systems.

 

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