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Akita University

2021Civil and Environmental Engineering Course


Course Outline

In the Civil and Environmental Engineering Course, students conduct educational research regarding the development, maintenance and management of social infrastructure while taking the natural and social environment into consideration, and the creation and protection of a safe, secure, comfortable local environment. Students learn about technology to create and protect a safe, secure, comfortable local environment, focusing on structural mechanics, construction materials, soil mechanics, hydraulics and transport system planning.

Course Features

It is said that civil engineering is “technology that helps mankind using the tremendous power of nature as its source.” Through the construction of public facilities, due to the construction of a safe and comfortable environment, we have contributed to the improvement of mankind’s living environment. However, in order to develop social capital, it is not necessarily acceptable to destroy the abundant natural environment we have now. Using 6 fundamental areas as an educational and research base, students learn how to maintain a social infrastructure that is resilient in natural disasters, comfortable, and sustainable in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Course.

What kind of human resources are we training

We are cultivating human resources who can take the natural and social environments into consideration while proposing technology regarding the development, maintenance and management of infrastructure, and can disseminate the technology developed both in Japan and overseas.


*Detailed information of the staff are available from the digest of the researchers list.

GOTOU Humihiko Professor Easily assembled timber bridges, Origami structures and so on
AOKI Yukari Assistant Professor Development of new hybrid steel-timber composite construction materials
WATANABE  Kazuya Associate Professor Investigation of  measurements and numerical modeling of natural disaster in rivers and coastal area
HIRAKAWA Tomoaki Assistant Professor Water waves, ocean waves, wave energy generation
OGINO Toshihiro Associate Professor Study on deformation and strength of peat soil
TAGUCHI Takeshi Assistant Professor Peak and residual strength characteristics of cement-treated soil cured under different consolidation conditions, Difference in strength characteristics of cement-improved soil under different stress conditions
HAMAOKA Hidekatsu Professor Analysis to enhance traffic safety and smoothness of traffic
HINO Satoru Associate Professor Study on public transportation and community development in local cities
TOKUSHIGE Hidenobu Professor Study on durability and environmental conscious performance of concrete
AMITA Kazuhiro Assistant Professor Study on regional water environment