Infrastructure includes not only basic necessities
such as energy supply in the form of electricity and gas, water supply
and sewerage, roads, railways, port, and airport, but also recreational
facilities like parks. Metaphorically speaking, these facilities are
like water and air. They are indispensable to humans in order to live a
comfortable life, but people seldom realize their importance in daily
life. No one notices the importance of infrastructure until it is lost
in a natural disaster like an earthquake or a flood. Thus, civil
engineering is concerned with every form of technology needed to allow
humans to lead a life of convenience.
Currently, the focus of civil engineering is on conserving human life as shown by the improved user-friendliness of social activities, disaster prevention for a secure and safe social life, preservation and restoration of the environment, development of a recycling-oriented society, and barrier-free infrastructures and systems that contribute to the universal welfare of society.
By responding to social circumstances, the students can acquire an understanding of the fundamental subjects of civil engineering (material science, structural engineering, water engineering, transportation and regional planning, geotechnical engineering, and global environment) and the more advanced subjects, and acquire a wide range of knowledge and technology to address every problem concerning social infrastructure. Moreover, the students can develop engineering design skills to locate issues and problems in the social infrastructure and analyze them from various aspects in order to find a comprehensive solution. The Civil Engineering Course seeks responsible people who have a deep interest, not merely in engineering technology but also in the society and the economy, and those who have flexible and multifaceted intellect, and possess energy and motivation to utilize the knowledge and skills acquired through this course.