Medical and Welfare Engineering Program
Outline of Medical and Welfare Engineering Program
Medical and welfare engineering is the study of engineering that aims to contribute to the health and well-being of human beings. Today's medical advancement is impossible without engineering. As Japan faces the issue of an aging society, a further development of medical engineering technologies and an improvement of welfare/nursing care systems have been needed and argued.
Through the medical and welfare engineering program, students will gain basic skills that cover each engineering field of electricity, electronics, machinery, and information to be capable of developing/designing and manufacturing medical and welfare equipment, and will be prepared to serve social needs as an "engineer with a balance of humanity and creativity."
Students of the medical and welfare engineering will:
- 1) Study basic engineering subjects required for manufacturing by mainly focusing on electricity/electronics engineering and mechanical engineering in addition to information engineering
- 2) Learn basics of various technologies relating to medical engineering and welfare engineering fields and also of human-centered engineering
- 3) Study applied subjects in electronics, information, and mechanical systems in connection with practical medical/welfare engineering technologies
- 4) Study basic and applied practical manufacturing techniques through experiments and practice
- 5) Develop creativity, presentation techniques, and problem-solving skills through working in seminars and completing a graduate thesis