The undergraduate curriculum consists of lectures, exercises, experiments, and graduation theses, especially focusing on student participatory lectures and group studies, exercises combined with lectures, relaxed student experiments, and graduation thesis that promotes student initiatives.
The curriculum includes basic chemistry with physical chemistry, quantum chemistry, chemical reaction theory, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry; basic chemical system engineering including chemical engineering, reaction engineering, process system engineering, and environmental system engineering. Undergraduates conduct graduation research related to chemical system engineering that is designed with a focus on environmentally friendly chemistry or new concepts in chemical technology. Those who have excellent grades will receive the Engineering Dean's Award.
We provide a curriculum that educates undergraduates who can understand the systematization of micro and global phenomena relating to chemistry. After graduation, most students go on to pursue master’s courses.
It is also important to connect with society from an early stage to increase motivation for learning and research. For 3rd graders, we conduct a factory tour of 4-5 companies each year, facilitated by three chemistry and biotechnology departments. Students are divided into regional teams so that they can visit the factories of major companies in each region. Students acquire one credit for submission of reports following their tours. Students can enjoy receiving professional explanations in a friendly atmosphere like a school trip.
During the second and third grade, students can directly consult with faculty about credit status and campus life through their contact groups. The students can sometimes have a meal with teachers and have friendly discussions.
One of the features of our department is that faculty and the students are very close to each other.