Students of the 5th academic group focus initially on the basics of science and engineering, and in the second year affiliate themselves with one of four departments: the Department of Systems and Control Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Department of Information and Communications Engineering in the School of Engineering, or the Department of Computer Science in the School of Computing. After receiving a specialized education in their respective departments, 4th-year students conduct lab research for the Independent Research Project under the supervision of faculty members active in cutting-edge research areas.
Most students in this academic group go on to pursue master's degrees. Many graduates lead the world as engineers or researchers in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering, information technology, broadcasting, telecommunications, and software development. Graduates also find positions with public agencies and trading and service companies.
A big event right after enrollment, the two-day overnight freshman seminar is an integral part of orientation. After visits to laboratories at the Suzukakedai Campus, students head for a suburban hot spring resort by bus. This is why the seminar, organized by senior student of the academic group, is affectionately called the bus seminar across the Institute. All activities on the excursion — faculty lectures, consultations with senior students, true-or-false interviews with faculty members — are meant to help new students get to know their future lab mates and make the most of their time at Tokyo Tech.
Every September, a contest is held to present students' achievements in the Creative Experiments on Electrical and Electronic Engineering course. All students are free to decide the devices or systems they create. Starting with electromagnetics and electric circuits, students make the fullest possible use of their knowledge of electric and electronic engineering to attain their goals. The results never fail to impress the audience.
This video was produced for Tokyo Tech Open Campus 2016.