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Education of FTST

The mission of FTST is to help build a sustainable society where human endeavors and the global environment can exist in harmony. We are pioneering interdisciplinary science and technology education and research underpinned by traditional textile-based science and technology. Based on these principles, FTST cultivates basic academic skills to respond flexibly to a fluid society with advancing science and technology, and the expert knowledge, internationalization and information handling ability required to support these endeavors. It carries out education and research to foster researchers, high-level professionals and engineers with the vision and abilities to create our future. Textile and fiber engineering is an interdisciplinary academic field, and our undergraduate education system is composed of four Departments incorporating various fields of study, such as chemistry, physics, and biology.

Education system

Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Undergraduate (4 years) Graduate School of Science and Technology Master course (2 years) Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Technology Doctor course (3 years)
Department Course Division Department
Advanced Textile and Kansei Engineering Advanced Textile Engineering Advanced Textile and Kansei Engineering Bioscience and Textile Technology
Kansei Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Functional Machinery and Mechanics Mechanical Engineering and Robotics
Bioengineering Mathematics and System Development
Chemistry and Materials Applied Molecular Chemistry Chemistry and Materials
Fiber Materials Engineering
Functional Polymer Science Materials Science and Engineering
Applied Biology   Applied Biology

Admissions [Master's Program]

Admissions [Doctoral Program]

Faculty education

Department of Advanced Textile and Kansei Engineering

Course of
 - Advanced Textile Engineering
 - Kansei Engineering
We cultivate researchers and engineers who are capable of creating new value for products through our original research and abundant educational opportunities in cutting edge textile and kansei engineering.

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics

Course of
 - Functional Machinery and Mechanics
 - Bioengineering
We cultivate researchers and engineers with a wide range of knowledge learned through studies in machine engineering for craftsmanship and robotics across a wide range of academic disciplines.

Department of Chemistry and Materials

Course of
 - Applied Molecular Chemistry
 - Fiber Materials Engineering
 - Functional Polymer Science
We cultivate researchers and engineers who are able to tackle the challenges of cutting edge materials, energy, and environmental issues in the areas of chemistry and materials.

Department of Applied Biology

We carry out solid "bio" related education to nurture the basic s required of engineers and researchers in order to cultivate personnel who can be active in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Graduate school education (Master's Programs)

The Graduate School of Science and Technology is comprised primarily of the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology (Ueda Campus, Ueda city), the Faculty of Engineering (Nagano Engineering Campus, Nagano city), and the Faculty of Science (Matsumoto Campus, Matsumoto city), and provides a master's degree program (standard two year master's program). The master's program at Ueda Campus in Ueda city cultivates international researchers and engineers capable of creating new culture and responding to a new era of science and technology through education and research on cutting edge international science, against a background of traditional science and technology rooted in "fibers" as the core of clothing, food, and shelter.

Division of Advanced Textile and Kansei Engineering

We cultivate advanced researchers and engineers in a domain that combines the only opportunity for textile engineering and kansei engineering in Japan, while maintaining continuity with the educational program of the Faculty. For that purpose, we provide the Advanced Textile Engineering Course and the Kansei Engineering Course.

Division of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics

Our unique characteristic is the curriculum that combines engineering with biology. We learn of the functions and structures of living things to create machines that have near human senses and intelligence, and machines with functionality that exceeds human capabilities.

Division of Chemistry and Materials

This department is comprised of the Applied Chemistry Course that focuses on studies in chemistry covering everything from the basics to applications of substances, the Materials and Chemical Engineering Course that focuses on materials, systems, and process development, and the Functional Polymer Science Course that focuses on the design of functional materials related to polymers.

Division of Applied Biology

We carry out diverse education and research, including everything from the DNA and cells to the ecosystems and environments of a wide range of living things, in order to make proactive use of the amazing functions of living things.

Division of Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Division aims to cultivate expert contributions to medicine, health, and welfare through specialized course offerings in Physical, Fiber and Medical Sciences and Engineering. In particular, together with fundamental courses in Biology, Physiology, Medical Ethics and Social Medicine, specialized study in areas such as Medical Robotics, Biological Devices, Biomaterials is encouraged and expected. Additionally, students will receive practical education through medical internships and other internal and external real-world placements.

Graduate school education (Doctoral Program)

The Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology is comprised of the Faculty of Science in Matsumoto city (Matsumoto Campus), the Faculty of Engineering in Nagano city (Nagano Campus), and the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology in Ueda city (Ueda Campus), as well as the Faculty of Agriculture in Minami minowa (Minami minowa Campus), with a reorganized and unified doctorate program (a standard three year study program) that adds the agricultural domain to the standard engineering doctorate program.

Department of Bioscience and Textile Technology

This program is comprised of the Technology of Bioscience, the Functional Fiber Technology, the Smart Materials Science and Technology, the Kansei Manufacturing System Engineering, the Advanced Material Technology and the Smart Device Technology (AIST) .

Department of Mathematics and System Development

This program is comprised of the Mechanical Systems Engineering, the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Advanced Nanocarbon Technology, and the Mathematical Information System.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

This program is comprised of the Pure and Advanced Sciences of the Matter and Nature, the Fundamental Molecular Science, the Functional Molecules and Materials, and the High Performance Materials.