Civil Engineering Course

Civil Engineering Course

For establishing social infrastructures that coexist with the natural environment

Civil engineering is indispensable for the conservation of human society, the natural environment and the progress of civilization. We train our students to understand the characteristics of the natural environment and to acquire the knowledge and skills to establish safe and comfortable social infrastructures.

A comprehensive education that combines theory, skills and field study

In education, we place importance not only on the basic theories and skills of civil engineering and design, but also on practical study through experiments, field observation tours and internships.

Course content and goals

We train our students to obtain the mentality and knowledge required for realizing a comfortable society by applying the rules that govern nature to human society. Specifically, we hope our students will acquire the ability to contribute to a local region as employees of public organizations, work for companies related to construction, a railway or power generation as an engineer, or work in design or planning for a construction consulting company.

Research Fields

We carry out fundamental research related to the dynamics of land, rivers and oceans, and to the development of materials for civil engineering and architecture, as well as the dynamical analysis of structures. Meanwhile, we are engaged in practical research into the construction of social infrastructures ? focusing on such elements as roads, railways, bridges, harbors, rivers and seaside dikes. In particular, we are studying measures for preserving the landscape of Kanazawa, a historical, cultural city, and are also involved in world-class research as one of the central universities in the Pacific rim area.

Overhang (Okutone Bridge, Kanetsu Expressway)

Erosion of the seashore at the outlet of the Tedori River, Ishikawa Prefecture