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Introduction of Industrial Engineering and Management

  Management engineering is the application of knowledge about nature, society, science and technology as they relate to human enterprise and effective management practices that advance economic progress. It is the study of responsible corporate behaviour, social and natural environments, the improvement and development of systems and goods and services that benefit mankind. Management engineers also study, design and apply logic engineering and methodologies. In addition, there is a subdivision of management engineering known as soft engineering—a study that integrates liberal arts and social sciences with the physical sciences.

A unique department in Japan

  There are three engineering colleges in Nihon University: The College of Industrial Technology (CIT), The College of Science and Technology and The Engineering College. The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, located only in the College of Industrial Technology, forms the centre of CIT. In this department, there are three CIT courses offered to the second year students, including Business Management, Management Systems and Food Management. In our department, students are introduced to several subject areas and methods relating to management engineering based on a solid foundation in engineering and methodology. We are the only university in Japan with a department of industrial engineering curriculum, and we have produced numerous top managers with excellent management and administrative capabilities.

Practical learning seminars

  Our students study the liberal arts, basic sciences and introductory management engineering in their first year. From the second year, they begin specialised technical coursework through a combination of lectures and guided laboratory experiments, practical training and exercises in a resource-rich environment with respect to equipment, literature and materials. In their third year, students join in one of the laboratories and participate in seminars as they begin their own research work. To provide an individualised teaching focus for optimal student guidance, there is one teacher for every 10 students in the laboratory.