Department of Mechanical and Precision System

  • Utsunomiya Campus

Hands-on training inspires a love of manufacturing

At the Utsunomiya campus, located in a beautiful natural setting, the Department of Mechanical and Precision System boasts a variety of facilities including a manufacturing workshop, CAD classroom and vehicle servicing training center as well as an extensive range of diagnostic equipment and even a genuine Fairlady Z. Hands-on training and testing are conducted in small groups to maximize learning and retention. The Automobile Technology Course (ATC) at Teikyo University is the only university-level course of its kind in eastern Japan, and features a state-of-the-art teaching environment including a dedicated Automobile Technology Center.

Courses

Automobile Technology Course (ATC)

The Automobile Technology Course (ATC) is a dedicated course that supports qualification. Graduation generates automatic qualification to sit the exam for a national Second Grade Automobile Mechanic.

Curriculum

Extensive training environment provides practical training in manufacturing

Facilities include a manufacturing workshop, CAD* classroom and vehicle servicing training center. Hands-on training and testing are conducted in small groups for optimum learning and retention. Students are extensively supported, with dedicated instructors providing university life guidance and graduation research project supervisors providing one-on-one assistance with career guidance.

Year 1 In Year 1, students acquire a basic grounding in mathematics, physics, chemistry and other foundation subjects for engineering studies. Through automobile engineering, students gain an overview of the discipline of engineering.
Year 2 In Year 2, students study dynamics, a core aspect of engineering, and practice training and testing in areas such as machine drafting, CAD and basic engineering tests. Technology is introduced at an early stage to encourage the development of practical skills.
Year 3 Year 3 introduces higher-level subjects that link theory with practice through testing and training exercises and provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of manufacturing concepts and processes.
Year 4 In Year 4, students nominate a field of specialization and are assigned to a research team with a dedicated research supervisor for their chosen research project. The process of presenting the research findings in a graduation thesis helps students to hone their problem-solving skills.

* CAD stands for computer-aided design. The most commonly used 3-D CAD program worldwide, known as CATIA, has been used in the course since 2007. Students are assigned their own terminal to allow plenty of time to master the software. Exercises include machine design with strength calculations and rapid prototyping, where students use design drawings to build a prototype within a limited time frame. CATIA skills are very useful in later life, given the current shortage of CATIA trained engineers in the industry.

Teaching staff

In the Teikyo University Teaching Staff Database, information about the staff can be searched and viewed. (Japanese information only, may not cover all staff)