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Course of Civil Engineering

Course of Civil Engineering

To know more about the Course of Civil Engineering at Yokohama National University (YNU), read about:
 
   Educational Policy
   Active Fields for Graduates
   Statistics
   Required Credits for Master Course
   Required Credits for Doctoral Course

 

 Educational Policy

Civil Engineering aims at the improvement of modern civilization. It contains planning, construction and maintenance of public facilities that are vital to our daily life. Accordingly, civil engineering includes various fields such as highway, railway, harbor, airport, river and coastal engineering, as well as structural and foundation engineering and also planning for land development. The course not only trains students to be civil engineers and researchers but makes a contribution to the field through a wide scope of research activities.

In their junior year, undergraduate students receive training on basic subjects in their field and lectures on engineering sciences, because civil engineers are required to have wide knowledge and creative ability in addition to a sufficient understanding of their major subjects. Students also undertake fieldwork as well as laboratory work and exercises. They are encouraged to spend their summers in actual engineering jobs, even though these are not included in the curriculum. The senior class curriculum places emphasis on the more specialized or practical subjects including design and planning exercises. Work on the graduation thesis completes the undergraduate course.

 


 Active Fields for Graduates

Among the Bachelor Course Graduates, about 40% enter the Graduate School to join the Master course mainly, while the rest are employed in major Japanese organizations and industries such as governmental offices, railway companies, electric power and general contractors.


 Statistics

The following table summarizes the number of Graduate Students in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral courses since the Civil Engineering Department was established in 1978 until March 2010.

Number of Graduate Students at Each laboratory
Laboratory Civil Engineering Courses
Japanese Foreigners
Bachelor & Master Doctoral Bachelor & Master Doctoral
Structural 319 1 8 15
Estuarine and Coastal 204 1 15 23
Geotechnical 224 2 2 8
Transportation and Urban 231 5 9 10
Concrete 238 5 5 10

 

The following figures show the number of Graduate Students in Percentage:

Bachelor & Master Courses (Graduate Students in %)

 

   

 

Doctoral Course (Graduate Students in %)

 

   
 Required Credits for Master Course

The students who study civil engineering in Yokohama National University may be enrolled in either (a) Faculty of Civil Engineering or (b) Faculty of Environment and Information Science.

Required credits for Master Course:

(a) Faculty of Civil Engineering
Subject Category

Required Credits to Pass Exam

Subject Basic ≧ 6
General ≧ 4
Main ≧ 10
Foreign Language Optional (Not countable in the course)
Total ≧ 30

 

(b) Faculty of Environment and Information Science

Subject Category

Required Credits to Pass Exam Required Credits to write Thesis

GPA *

Subject

Basic ≧ 4 ≧ 12

2.0

Main ≧ 8
Optional ≧ 8
Practice ≧ 8 ≧ 4
Workshop- Experiment ≧ 2
Total ≧ 30 ≧ 16

* Grade Point Average


 Required Credits for Doctoral Course

Required credits for Doctoral Course:

(a) Faculty of Civil Engineering
Lecture

Required Credits to Pass Exam

Subject Basic ≧ 6
General
Main
Practice 1
Training and Development
Externship
Special Research 2
Foreign Language Optional (Not countable in the course)
Total ≧ 9

 

(b) Faculty of Environment and Information Science

Subject Category

Required Credits to Pass Exam Required Credits to write Thesis

GPA *

Subject

≧ 8 ≧ 8

2.0

Practice ≧ 10 ≧ 8
Workshop - Field Work Experiment ≧ 2
Total ≧ 20 ≧ 16

* Grade Point Average

 

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