Environmental Engineering

Learn the agricultural environment quantitatively
toward our sustainable food production

The Department of Environmental Engineering is working on “Understanding a system of sustainable food production.” We strive to identify the key to create and implement sustainable food production systems by taking the engineering approach and applying the biology and social science methods. Our research focuses on the components and environment associated with actual food production, including soil and water, crops and livestock, machinery and facilities, production systems, food, and local resources.

In the curriculum of the Department of Environmental Engineering, students learn theories in basic subjects of dynamics and mathematics and application of the theories and practical methods in specialized ones. We nurture individuals who contribute to the development and conservation of agricultural fields, the management of ecosystems and rural environment, development and support of international agriculture, and technological development and system construction for efficient food production, distribution, and consumption.

This course is suitable for students interested in agriculture, food, environment, and the ecosystem, such as creating and conserving agriculture and rural environment and developing and supporting technologies for sustainable food production.

Agricultural core training(observation of airflow
					in a dairy barn by the smoke tester)
Agricultural core training
Surveying exercise(using a total station and a level in a farm)
Surveying exercise

Certificates and licenses for the graduates

  • Associate professional engineer (The institute of professional engineers, Japan)
  • Assistant surveyor (Geospatial information authority of Japan)
  • High school teacher's primary license (Agriculture) (Ministry of education, culture, sports, science, and technology)
  • Biotope planners and builders (Ecosystem conservation society-Japan)

Curriculum (excerpt)

Lectures Experiment and practices

<Compulsory subjects>

  • Introduction to natural resources science
  • Introduction to agronomy and environmental science
  • Guideline of agricultural and environmental engineering
  • Fundamental mathematics
  • Basic physics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Applied mechanics
  • Thermodynamics & heat transfer
  • Introduction of systems engineering
  • Others
  • Agricultural core training

<Specialized subjects>

  • Rural planning
  • Hydrology and water resources planning and management
  • Exercise of ecological engineering for rural area
  • Computer-aided design
  • Farm machinery
  • Environmental systems analysis
  • Engineering ethics
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water quality engineering
  • Surveying
  • Fundamentals of environmental biophysics
  • Agricultural land engineering
  • Biological waste management
  • Food systems engineering
  • Agricultural system and energy utilization
  • Biophysical informatics
  • Surveying exercise
  • Environmental engineering experiment for bioproduction machinery I
  • Environmental engineering experiment for bioproduction machinery II
  • Lab-exercise of soil physics and soil mechanics
  • Lab-exercise of hydraulics and water quality
  • Field trip in environmental engineering related sites
  • Environmental engineering internship
  • Graduation thesis