Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Fusion of Various Design Areas and Advanced Engineering Areas

Our department/academic area is unique in the world as a design course within the faculty and the graduate school of science and engineering and a department where a wide range of product and media design fields coexist.

The faculty’s most distinctive feature is that it provides comprehensive education and research on various systems that aim to be realized in the next generation and near future by taking a mathematical and systems engineering approach and a design engineering approach that emphasizes human sensitivity. In this department, we aim to develop unique human resources by making the most of the department’s characteristics and distinguishing ourselves from design departments in other universities such as art universities. Our department consists of 12 studios with two core fields of “Product Design” and “Media Art”. Each studio’s area of expertise spans new manufacturing and information media, and they work together to create new value.

Design is not limited to creating forms and but also plays an important role at the upstream stage in creating new products and systems, such as proposing concepts and coordinating and integrating functions for building systems. Designers today are expected by society to have not only specialist knowledge but also play the role of manufacturing commander.

In order to develop new types of designers and researchers who can respond to the demands of society, we nurture human resources who have interests and knowledge in a wide range of fields, not only in “design”, from science and technology to the humanities and social sciences, and from products to media, and who can create new types of design by mobilizing all of these.

Positioning of the Department in the Faculty


Twelve studios that make up the department (in this department, laboratories are called studios)