The Advanced Course aims to provide students with opportunities to acquire further special knowledge and technical skills on the basis of their five-year regular course and to cultivate engineers with creativity, a deeper knowledge of technology and with a wide range of advanced technical abilities. They will be engineers expected to play an active part in the industry.
The National Institute of Technology, Oyama College has offered one General Advanced Course since 2010, which is composed of five specialized courses based on the five departments in the Associate Degree Program. Since the 2018 merging of two of the former five departments, there are now four courses.
Course of Mechanical Engineering
In the Mechanical Engineering Course, students who graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering can develop basic and advanced knowledge and skills to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that abound in modern technology and society via lectures, practices and experiments.
Practical exercises such as research, internship and seminars are designed to prepare students for challenging to solve complicated practical problems by combining technical knowledge and professional skills. Students are also expected to demonstrate awareness of environmental issues as professional engineers.
Course of Innovative Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Course of Innovative Electrical and Electronic Engineering aims at the cultivation of capable persons who are expected to acquire basic knowledge and a wide range of skills for electrical engineering, electronic engineering, control engineering, and information engineering. The more specific purpose of this course is to make students enhance their own abilities through the acquisition of techniques and the study in robotics system, information network, and new energy. The results of the graduation research are presented at academic conferences and contribute to the society.
Course of Materials Chemistry and Bioengineering
The advanced course accepts graduates from a chemistry-related department of this and other colleges. Students develop their already acquired expertise by broadening their skills and knowledge about laboratory practice so that they will be able to work in industrial society with increasingly complex technology. The ultimate goal of the education in this course is to help students acquire fundamental and application abilities needed for advanced technology such as materials chemistry, bioengineering, and chemical engineering.
Course of Architecture
In this advanced course students are to attend lectures and work on assignments to design so that they will acquire basic academic skills with which they can flexibly work in various architectural fields, such as planning, structural engineering, material engineering, environmental engineering, design and regional planning. They will also develop these basic skills to acquire professional knowledge and skills. Special research and internship programs offered in this course will cultivate students’ abilities to find a research project for themselves, work on it, and analyze or evaluate its results. Students are trained to be exploring engineers with a spirit of challenge and leadership.