About Our College
National Institute of Technology(KOSEN), Miyakonojo College, with the progress of industry and technology in Japan, for the purpose of training technical experts with the theoretical basis in technology and practical technique, was established.
Although it's part of the Japanese school system, the College of Technology is different from other schools due to the length of the courses offered.
The Japanese school system consists of a "single line 6-3-3-4" system, however, the College of Technology is a unique five-year higher educational institution for graduates straight from Junior high schools.
In the curriculum, the general course and special courses are arranged in a "wedge-shaped pattern". This means that as the student advances through their course of study, the content of the General Course is reduced and the content of the Specialized Course increased. This has been arranged to provide a specific course of study. A standard class consists of forty students to provide more personal instruction.
In order for students to become effective industrial engineers we have provided many specialized facilities, including computers, electron microscopes, various experimental equipment, a language laboratory, AVR, and specialized classrooms.
Together these facilities provide an ideal studying environment.
As well as studying, we encourage students to undertake various sporting and cultural activities, we hope this combination will assist students in achieving a rich quality of life.
For the students from far away, we have provided college dormitories.
We hope this will provide the students with not only just lodging facilities but also the opportunity to take part in college life.
We assist in the running of the lodging facilities as well as students' study needs.
During the fifty-four year history of this college, more than 7,048 students have obtained employment in the industrial field. These graduates are valued highly by their employers.
To the students who want to learn more after graduation, many engineering departments of national universities are open to accept third-year students, and some postgraduate courses are available at colleges of technology.
Graduates from the College of Technology were awarded Associate of Engineering certification.
The Advanced Engineering Course is a 2-years of higher education course for the graduates of the 5-year program of the college of the Technology.
Students are expected to obtain more advanced, specialized knowledge and technology.
This course enables students to cope with creative research & development technologies and to meet a growing need for highly competent engineers in this international world.
Under these circumstances, the Advanced Engineering Courses program was established in Apri1 2002.
NIT (KOSEN), Miyakonojo College belonged to National Institute of Technology, Japan in April, 2004.
Our Production engineering program was recognized as a recognition program in 2004 of JABEE(Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education) in May, 2005.
The evaluation of filling the standard of College of Technology from National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education that was the attestation evaluation organization of College of Technology was obtained in March, 2013.
We will try a further upgrade of an educational content, the activation of an educational research, and cooperation with the region, etc. in the future.
Outline of History
National Institute of Technology, NIT(KOSEN), Miyakonojo College was established in the northern part of Miyakonojo City, on 27th of March, 1964. As one of the new colleges of technology, it was established to meet the urgent need for efficient engineers in an industrialized society. At the time of its founding, the College had three departments: Mechanical Engineering. Electrical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry. In April 1969, the Department of Architecture was established. At the first graduation in March 1969, the students of three departments graduated from the College. In March 1992, graduates from NIT(KOSEN), Miyakonojo College were awarded the titles of Associate of Engineering and Associate of Architecture.
On April l, 1992, a five-day week system came into operation.
At present the College consists of four different departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering(Electrical Engineering was changed in 2007), Chemical Science and Engineering (reorganization of Industrial Chemistry in 1995) and the Department of Architecture. On April l, 2002, three advanced engineering courses (Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Advanced Course, Materials Engineering Advanced Course, and Advanced Course of Architecture) were established. In November 2014, the College held the 50th anniversary ceremony. To date the 7,048 graduates from the College play important roles in the industrial and various fields.