Architecture and Building Engineering
Graduate Major

Broader, deeper — a curriculum
that supports those aiming to be
globally successful researchers

In the Graduate Major in Architecture and Building Engineering, to learn specialized knowledge and skills, related courses are collected into one course group so that it is possible to learn systematically according to learning level and proficiency.

    • Tokyo Tech
    • Other Universities,
      Technical Colleges,
  1. Entrance

    Applicants must pass an entrance examination to advance from an undergraduate major to a master's program.
  2. Master's Program
    (2 Years)*1

    400-Level and 500-Level Courses

    Building on their undergraduate training, students work to acquire more advanced knowledge and skills based on the latest research in architectural history and design, planning, structures and materials, environments, and facilities. Furthermore, our courses are designed to enable students to deepen their expertise and enhance creativity through independent research in Research Seminars and for their master's theses.

    • Common Courses
      Common Courses include Research Seminars where students engage in design and research in specialized fields, training and experiments which provide opportunities for hands-on studio work and experimental research, and Practical Training in which students engage in specific design work on and off campus. By taking Practical Training, students can satisfy the 1 to 2 years of practical experience required to take the national examination for architects.
    • History of Architecture and Architectural Design
      Students learn and implement cutting-edge, environmentally conscious, and expressive designs and techniques. Collaborations with exchange students from the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world provide opportunities to enhance international communication skills and experience different cultures.
    • Architectural Planning
      Students learn not only architecture and facility planning as a single unit, but also broad design techniques for campuses and regional development, rural and urban living styles, and evacuation plans. The Department of Architecture and Building Engineering excels in applying mathematical, logical approaches. Furthermore, students learn various analysis methods based on field surveys.
    • Structural Engineering and materials
      Courses are provided by highly qualified faculty who are active in the field. Topics include ground and foundations, structures and materials, and structural design, thoroughly covering the basic skills necessary in real-world application. The Institute's latest developments in spatial structures, damping, and base isolation technologies are also reflected in the course content.
    • Environmental Engineering and Building Services
      These fields are key to achieving a sustainable society. Students learn about the behavior of air, heat, water, light, sound, and energy in architectural spaces and the methods to control them. Environmental control technologies are the vital organs of a building. Lectures are also given by current designers.

    *1 Indicates the standard model where the master's program is completed in two years.

    1. Completion

    2. Advancement
      Applicants must pass an advancement
      assessment to advance from a master's program to a doctoral program.
    1. Other Universities'
      Graduates and Working Adults

    2. Entrance
      Applicants must pass an entrance
      assessment to advance from another university to a doctoral program.
  3. Doctoral Program
    (3 Years)*2

    600-Level Courses

    Students build on their Undergraduate and Master's Program training and learn about the latest in architectural research and technology. The curriculum is structured to enable students to deepen their expertise and acquire creative and international leadership skills by conducting their own research and guiding others in Research Seminars and doctoral thesis research.

    • History of Architecture and Architectural Design
      Students engage in deeper, more specialized research on architectural design theory and the history of architecture. In one example, research on the history of architecture examines the relationship between architecture and concepts in design theory such as structural theory, space, and culture.
    • Architectural Planning
      Students engage in deeper, more specialized research on architecture, facilities, and regional planning. We conduct analyses of "action design" in architectural planning and crowd behavior during disasters, as well perform field research in regional communities.
    • Structural Engineering and materials
      Students engage in deeper, more specialized research in the latest structural technologies and materials. Students acquire the grounding and insight of a first-rate researcher while experiencing both static and dynamic full-scale experiments, analyses using various architectural materials, and numerical analyses simulating material behavior.
    • Environmental Engineering and Building Services
      Students engage in deeper, more specialized research on architectural environments and technology. Examples of the diverse research approaches include energy consumption analysis of architecture and cities, research relating to the lighting environment of architectural spaces, and research on air cleanliness in various facilities.

    *2Indicates the standard model where the Doctoral Program is completed in three years.

  4. Completion