Students of the 4th academic group study the foundations of the natural sciences and international communications after admission. Second-year students affiliate themselves with one of four departments: the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Systems and Control Engineering, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics in the School of Engineering, or the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering in the School of Environment and Society.
The 4th academic group has a strong inclination towards technical innovation. The latest scientific and technical knowledge is required to apply mechanical and control engineering to research in wide industrial fields such as production machinery, aerospace machinery, and robots. In the Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics and the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, students learn about global environmental engineering and corporate management from an engineering viewpoint. Presented with an array of options, first-year students have various paths to choose from.
Most of the students in this group go on to pursue master's degrees. Many graduates find careers with machinery manufacturers, in the automotive and electric machinery industries, and in IT companies and public agencies.
A wide range of international programs promoting global awareness and exchanges are available for undergraduate students, and study abroad is strongly recommended. Overseas presentations on project achievements in Creativity Development Courses and research findings give students more opportunities to go abroad with support from Tokyo Tech and its laboratories.
Newly designed Creativity Development Courses combine key factors from conventional projects and courses provided in the past by various departments. These updates further reinforce this academic group's tradition of encouraging creativity and technical innovation in students.