Guide to Our Classes
We nurture technologists in civil engineering, architecture and environment who take an active part in wide range of fields from restoring historical heritage sites to working on state of the art construction projects.
Special Features of Our Classes
Buildings are spaces for living, functioning to form cities, with connections to our future environment. Whether built big or small, they reflect our knowledge with a diversity of elements. Gaining hands-on experience at construction sites with the various elements that shape construction is a special feature of the Department of Building Technologists.
The process of completing a full-scale model house at our on-campus fieldwork shop cannot be had through lectures or with scaled-down models; and overcoming job site difficulties is valuable, and gives the feeling of accomplishment. These experiences give our students a great advantage after graduation.
Merits of Our Classes
- In their first and second grade years, students study the basics of the construction fields. Not only do they acquire wide-ranging knowledge, but also gain extensive experience, which connects with a greater selection of future path choices.
- Hands-on sessions, exercises, and designing are about seventy percent of all classes. Our teaching faculty, experienced instructors and first-class engineers from various fields, provides acquisition of practical expertise. Segments of the classes require building on the campus facilities.
- Third grade students have model programs available: the Timber Construction Program, the Structure Construction Program, the Finishing and Interior Program, and the Architecture esign Program. Studying any of these intensive model programs gives our students a future with specialized knowledge.
- Following the class format, students can obtain licenses while in school. For the Kenchikushi Examination, over 40 designated credits are required, and our architectural school has 200 credits in its designated curriculum. This provides an extremely favorable environment for taking the Kenchikushi Examination.
- There are two internship opportunities: one in the second-year (40 working days), and the second in the fourth-year (40 or 80 working days). With a very long real world experience, at a maximum of six months, this internship program gives students knowledge, skills, and great confidence.
Our curriculum is designed to nurture personnel (construction technologists) with managerial skills and wide-ranging knowledge of practical techniques and creative technologies across the range of construction fields, which includes architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, installations, and environmental concerns.
Quarter System (with four quarters)
We have adopted the quarter system, one year divided into four parts, to make class goals and outcomes easy to understand. Third grade students, from the four programs, can choose subjeacts that matches their aptitudes and future aims.
Licenses our students can obtain while at IOT
Students can get accredited as “Assistant Surveyor” when graduating if they have passed the classes of Surveying and Survey Practices. Also, for the Kenchikushi Examination, many courses are offered in the designated curriculum. We also provide students with supportive sessions to pass skill certification tests for the acquisition of public licenses.