Transdisciplinary science and engineering is a way of study where researchers go beyond the boundaries of academic fields to solve the complex problems shared by global society as a whole. The Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering is a fusion of a wide range of fields — chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and communications engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, encompassing even environmental policy and planning, applied economics, sociology, translation studies, and applied linguistics. Students acquire practical skills — not simply academic knowledge. Specifically, our goal is to train individuals as global scientists and engineers with the following abilities: ability to contribute to the innovation of novel technology, values, and concepts needed by society (ability to define and solve problems, creative thinking and the ability to carry out projects); to communicate with engineers in other fields with a global perspective and co-create; and to manage complex and large-scale projects and organizations.
In this global age, true science and engineering elites are in demand — individuals with the aspiration to tackle various issues, traditional and non-traditional in science and engineering. The Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering sets ambitious goals, cultivating such individuals. It is our desire to establish a new field of education and research together with students who are not held back by existing value systems, proactively design their own learning, and wish to break out of their shells.