Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University
2-16-1, Tokiwadai, Ube-shi, Yamaguchi,
755-8611, JAPAN

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil engineering which is one of the oldest professional engineering disciplines, deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. It is traditionally divided into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering,and construction engineering etc.
It is necessary for people to provide for their needs such as roads, railways, harbours, airports, coastal protection, electrical supplies, transportations, water supplies and dams. At the same time, maintaining the facilities and protecting environments are also regarded as important in our modern life.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of Yamaguchi University is an innovative and vibrant place of learning, where undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers pursue their educational and research interests in order to lead the next generation in transforming the disciplines of civil and environmental engineering and to make a beautiful and safe world against the enhanced natural disasters due to climate change and global warming.
In our research, we seek to understand natural systems, to promote the intelligent use of resources and to design sustainable infrastructure systems for our future generation.
Furthermore, we have established the " East Asia International Course " to educate students to be international civil engineers equipped with professional leadership in the field by focusing on technological innovations, seeking advances in basic knowledge and captivating a systems attitude.
The educational program of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) has been recognized to be of international level by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE). With this recognition, our graduates can acquire the qualification of associate engineer (gijutsushiho) upon application.
" Think globally but act locally, personally and environment friendly ", this is the motto of us.


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How do I choose an area of study?
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering encourages innovative teaching practices to meet the academic and professional needs of its students.

Infrastructure Engineering Field
Education · Research
Rock Engineering / Structural Material / Construction Materials
Regional and Environmental Management Field
Education · Research
Urban Social System Engineering / International Social Engineering / Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
Disaster Prevention System Field
Education · Research
Geotechnical Engineering / Soil Mechanics / Hydraulic Engineering


Post Name Research Field
Professor Toshihiko ASO Dr.Eng. Structural Dynamics
Professor Koji ASAI Dr.Eng. Applied Hydraulics
Professor Masahiko SEKINE Dr.Eng. Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
Professor Yukio NAKATA Dr.Eng. Geotechnical Engineering
Professor Hiroyuki SAKAKIBARA Ph.D Urban and Social Systems
Professor Norikazu SHIMIZU Dr.Eng. Rock Mechanics
Professor Masato SHINJI Ph.D. Structural Materials
Professor Motoyuki SUZUKI Dr.Eng. Geotechnical Safety
Associate Professor Yoshihisa AKAMATSU Dr.Eng. Applied Hydraulics
Associate Professor MD. AZIZUL MOQSUD Dr.Eng. Geoenvironmental Engineering/Green Energy
Associate Professor Ariyo KANNO Dr.Env. Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
Associate Professor Hirotoshi MORI Dr.Eng. Geotechinical/River Engineering
Associate Professor Shinichiro NAKASHIMA Dr.Eng. Rock Mechanics
Associate Professor Haruna SUZUKI Dr.Eng. Urban and Social Systems
Associate Professor Katsuhiko TAKAMI Dr.Eng. Structural Material
Associate Professor Gakuho WATANABE Dr.Eng. Structural Dynamics
Associate Professor Koichi YAMAMOTO Ph.D. Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
Associate Professor Norimasa YOSHIMOTO Dr.Eng. Geotechnical Engineering
Associate Professor Isamu YOSHITAKE Dr.Eng. Construction Materials
Lecturer Hiroyuki HARA Dr.Eng. Soil Mechanics
For Further information, please visit All Researcher's Guide


How do I apply ?
Applicants for Undergraduate Course
To gain entry to an undergraduate program, applicants should have a look at the following links below;
>> For Japanese students
Please find out more about our Japanese website
Applicants for Graduate Course
>> For Prospective International Students
Application Procedure for foreign students admission to the graduate school of Sciences and Technology for Innovation will be obtained from the link below. Application Procedures for International Students
Many international students in Tokiwa Campus receive scholarships from their home government or other bodies.
The main scholorships are granted based on the student's academic record and financial situation.
Information regarding application procedures is available at the international Student Office.
・Japanese Government Scholarships
・Honors Scholarship for Private Financed International Students

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Students travel from every continent of the world to study at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, YAMAGUCHI UNIVERSITY
Living here
Where you will live is a big factor in choosing your study abroad destination. Our university support you and guarantee your comfortable life at Tokiwa Engineering campus.
Accommodation You can find a suitable place to live, and give you ongoing accommodation advice and assistance.
On-campus residentional facility
Ube International House
We provide " Ube International Houses " in Tokiwa campus that provides residential accommodation for international students and researchers. Unfortunately we don't have enough rooms to accommodate the number of students who wish to live there, so even if you apply, you may not be offered a room. The monthly rent does not include utility costs such as gas, electricity and water supply.
・New admissions:every April and October
・Period of stay:6 months
・Application period(for April intake), July(for the October intake)
・Monthly rent:Single room-11,200yen, Couple room-17,900yen, Family room-26,800yen
Dormitory C (MUSUBI)
A student Dormitory C called MUSUBI was built in 2015 on the Tokiwa Campus.
We have residents from all over the world, providing you cross-cultural environment with a variety of events and activities in which residents can take part.
Off-campus rental housing
Independent providers(not part of Yamaguchi University) offer a variety of housing custom-built for students. The staff of International Student Office goes to a real estate agent with international students and helps them to search for an apartment. Average monthly rent is about 25,000yen but it depends on its location, age and condition. Aside from the monthly rent, initial costs called Shiki-kin(deposit) and Rei-kin(Key money)have to be paid when you move into the apartment.
For Further information for international students, please visit here.


Yamaguchi University Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2-16-1 tokiwadai ube-shi yamaguchi, JAPN 755-8611