The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is running two programs: the Japanese and International Programs. The International Program is conducted entirely in English. In 2010, the International Program started in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Since then, around 10 students coming from various countries, including China, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, etc., enter the International Program at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering every year.
Students take fundamental courses, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, information science, etc., which is necessary to understand more specialized topics. Students also take Science and Engineering Laboratory courses to learn laboratory skills and how to write an academic report.
There are three areas in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Infrastructure Engineering, Environment and Disaster Prevention, and Urban Planning and Management. Students take specialized courses related to these three areas, such as Materials and Structures, Bridge Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering, Coastal and Port Engineering, Surveying, Fundamentals of Urban Studies and Planning, etc.
Students have to belong to professors’ laboratories to conduct their own research activities. Then, students compile their works into their graduation theses and give a presentation at the end of the year. Examples of a thesis title:
|-||Linear Redundancy Analysis on a Steel Truss Bridge|
|-||Experimental Study on In-Situ Hydrogenotrophic Denitrification Using a Pilot Scale Reactor|
|-||Numerical Simulation and Evaluation of the Volcanic Ash Distribution and Accumulation for Mount Fuji using WRF-Chem|
Bridge Engineering lecture
Surveying Practice lecture
Students test their own bridges
Surveying Practice on campus
If you are planning to admit to the International Program, you can find the list of available courses in the handbook and their syllabus on the syllabus search page:
The courses provided in the International Program are taught by the faculty in the International Center for Science and Engineering Programs and the professors in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Graduate who have completed undergraduate and graduate courses have started their careers in a wide diversity of fields. Based on the available data, more than half of those who finish undergraduate school from the International Program advanced to graduate school. The International Program graduates were enrolled in the master programs at
|-||Imperial College London|
|-||University of California at Los Angeles|
|-||Delft University of Technology|
In addition, the International Program graduates are mostly employed by construction companies, consulting companies, manufacturing companies, etc., in either Japan or other countries, such as
|-||Toyota Motor Corporation|
Visit the following webpages to know more about the admission process:
Q1: What is the difference between the Japanese and International Programs?
A1: The Japanese Program is conducted in Japanese and the International Program is conducted in English. Students enrolled in the International Program take the courses provided from the International Program. In some courses (laboratory courses in 3rd year and research work in 4th year), students in the Japanese and International Programs work together.
Q2. Can I take the courses provided in Japanese if I am admitted to the International Program?
A2: Yes, you can take the courses provided in Japanese, if you can understand Japanese well. Students in the International Program are not required to study Japanese, but you can take a Japanese language course at Waseda University.
Q3: Can I take the courses from other departments if I am admitted to the International Program?
A3: Yes, you can take the courses from other departments, if you are interested in the topics and try to broaden your knowledge.