Message from the Dean

Realization of a New Society

Dean ABO Makoto
Dean ABO Makoto

A “system” is a mechanism created through the combination of diverse components or elements to accomplish a specified function. “Design” has the meaning of planning or drawing schematics. So, “Systems Design” means to create new mechanism.

Creating new systems is not easy, of course; it is something that can be achieved only as the result of studying diverse fields and going through lots of trial and error. Realization of a new system that astonishes the world brings you great pleasure, though your contribution to it may be limited to a small fraction. With smartphones having come into common use, we can obtain a great deal of information instantaneously. With all kinds of machine elements or devices connected to networks, manufacturing is becoming much more efficient. These advances will make our lives more convenient. Do you have a hunch that even more stylish new services will begin in the near future? Have your individual dream. You will have a role in realizing such dreams or systems, and the Faculty of Systems Design exists to give a strong boost to the realization of such visions.

The faculty consists of five departments: the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Department of Industrial Art. While some departments straddle the two campuses, they all pursue leading-edge research and education.

A characteristic of the Faculty of Systems Design is cross-department study. In addition to the systematic curriculum provided in each department, students can take subjects from other departments (some restrictions may apply). Many graduates go on to the Graduate School of Systems Design, which provides a cross-domain Research Project Seminar as a required elective, and cultivates the insight from multiple perspectives by conducting open evaluations by several faculty members at the end of each term.

Let's acquire the power to realize a new society and open up the future.

ABO Makoto
Dean, Faculty of Systems Design
Dean, Graduate School of Systems Design
Tokyo Metropolitan University