How is it possible to safely use complicated machines such as air conditioners, automobiles, and robots? It is because their characteristics are understood objectively, their future status is predictable, and systems are designed to operate properly. Study Systems and Control Engineering in order to tackle complicated systems such as energy, life, and society that are not yet well understood from a systems perspective, and create new values for the future.
In the Department of Systems and Control Engineering, the curriculum is organized for systematically studying the theories of control, measurement, and analytical dynamics that form the basis of the discipline. Leading teaching staff from each field provide opportunities for learning starting from the basics. 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 various things in nature and society as a system, it is meaningless if these are not connected to new creations. In the Graduate Major in Systems and Control Engineering, in addition to learning fields that are vital to creating actual systems such as machines, electricity, and information processing through lectures, students learn to integrate this knowledge and become adept in system creativity through multiple exercises including the construction of autonomous working devices.
Robot contests, known as 'Robocon' have become popular throughout the world, and many international competitions are held as education and research opportunities. 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, many fun and practical creative activities are implemented. There is the chance to attend international design contests that have been held for over 25 years.
In modern times, in addition to machines and computers, society and life itself are handled and analyzed as systems. The Department of Systems and Control Engineering runs a variety of cutting-edge research in its laboratories within this broad engineering field. These depend on students' interests and personality, and range from abstract theory research to concrete mechanical systems, social systems, and living organisms.