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Division of Aerospace Engineering



Transportation by large and long-range aircraft, the flight of space shuttles, and the realization of the space station are some examples of recent developments in aerospace engineering. These developments highlighted cutting-edge technologies  such as light-weight high-strength materials, heat-resistant structures, miniaturization, high performance propulsion systems, reduction of air drag, large scale numerical simulation, and the construction of large structures in space.

Aircraft for transportation and artificial satellites for communication and weather forecast are now commonly related to our daily lives. These aerospace technologies are key technologies in support of our society.

Tokyo is one of the bases of Asia for human and technological exchange among various cities worldwide and it is especially needed to advance her function as an international airport and to develop aerospace industries. Arrangement of space information systems employed with satellites will be absolutely essential in order to prevent disasters and to observe and monitor the environmental.

In our Division of Aerospace Engineering, students are encouraged to study the elemental and systematic technologies necessary for the development and utilization of aircraft and spacecraft.  Students are expected to be educated as engineers and researchers with applied knowledge and broad vision to enable the development of the next generation scientific technologies including those in the aerospace field.

“What” and “How” do you study?


In this division, students will study the fundamental subjects of mathematics, physics, and chemistry; and will continue to study, based on these firm bases, aerodynamics, propulsion engineering, structural and materialistic dynamics, and exercise and control engineering. Upon completion of these studies, students will understand the system engineering for designing systems with high-reliability that characterize aircraft and spacecraft. The program includes studies of space utilization, space information, communication, and space environmental utilization, and will be an education program that will allow our students to play a role in a wide variety of fields.

Laboratories and exercises using “hands on” actual devices are essential in the education and study in aerospace engineering. For this purpose, experimental facilities of the division include a large, low-speed wind tunnel, a supersonic/transonic wind tunnel, a jet engine, a small rocket engine, a large vacuum chamber, a flight simulator, a weightlessness simulator, and a high temperature fatigue simulator. From the undergraduate stage, students can have practical experience with these types of equipment and measurement, which will serve to enhance their skills and senses as engineers and researchers. In this way, students can learn aerospace engineering through  lectures, exercises, and laboratories.

In the fourth year, students are assigned to one of the laboratories and one faculty member will be responsible for a small group of about 4-5 students. In contrast to the studies of the first three years with answers given, students will have to study academic papers written in English, to find core problems, to select theme of study, to find solutions by themselves, and present results to other persons. This is an arena for logical thinking and discussion and students will grow up as global experts through this process.


The Division uses lectures, exercise, and laboratories to provide the main pillars of aerospace engineering in the following categories:

  1. Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  2. Propulsion Systems
  3. Structures and Materials
  4. Dynamics and Control
  5. Space Utilization Technology