How is it possible to safely use complicated machines such as air conditioners, automobiles, and robots? The answer lies in the embedded systems that control these machines. Systems are designed after understanding the characteristics and determining the future states of machines. This is what ensures proper operation. However, there are complex systems, such as energy, life, and societies, which are not yet well understood. Study Systems and Control Engineering, apply your knowledge of systems to explore these complex systems, and create new values for the future.
In the Department of Systems and Control Engineering, the curriculum is organized to systematically teach the theories of control, measurement, and analytical dynamics that form the basis of the discipline. Even in the basic courses, students learn from leading academics in each field. Based on the foundation laid here, it is possible to move on to creating advanced systems.
Even if one acquires the ability to objectively analyze abstract and concrete concepts in nature and society as a system, it is meaningless if it does not lead to new creations. In the Systems and Control Engineering Major, in addition to learning topics such as machines, electronics, and information processing that are vital for creating actual systems through lectures, students learn to integrate this knowledge and become adept at creating systems through multiple exercises, which include the construction of devices that operate autonomously.
Robot contests known as 'Robocon' have become popular throughout the world, and many international competitions are held to promote education and research in related fields. Such robot contests began at Tokyo Tech. In the Department of Systems and Control Engineering where this tradition is carried forward, not only are principles thoroughly studied, but many fun and practical creative activities are also implemented. Furthermore, students get the chance to compete at an international design contest that has been held for over 25 years.
Today, in addition to machines and computers, society and life itself are also considered and analyzed as systems. At the Department of Systems and Control Engineering, a variety of cutting-edge research within this broad field of engineering is carried out in its laboratories. Some laboratories are involved in abstract, theoretical research, and others research concrete systems, such as mechanical systems, social systems, and living organisms. Students are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the research laboratory that interests them and wish to join.