Overview of the Department

This is the study field which organizes and integrates the different elements such as people, hardware, information, and money as a system in order to change science and technology to social infrastructure.

What kind of Study?

The purpose is to make relations to information, money and hardware effectively, and to make a software system of a wide sense which produces effectively valuable things for society, and to construct its management system and also to intend to aim at the development of new management techniques. The subjects of this course have a wide range from a comparatively small scale unit, for instance production systems, enterprises, and public organizations to large scale ones, for instance traffic systems, city systems, world economy and environmental problems.

Educational Goal

Although Industrial and Systems Engineering does not directly deal with hardware like another engineering courses, we believe that undergraduate and post-graduate students of the department will acquire wide knowledge as well as a problem-solving ability, have an overall view, and go out into the world.


The curriculum gives the following four major areas. (Examples research fields in each area are shown in parentheses.)

  1. People and Systems
    Focusing on the system which consists of people, machines and information, this area deals with methods of analyzing and designing by identifying and examining the principles and laws which govern the characteristics of the components of the system and the interactions among them.
    (Industrial Engineering, Economy Engineering, Human Factors, and System Engineering)

  2. Applied Statistics and Optimizations
    Based on mathematics and mathematical statistics, this area deals with data processing, mathematical modeling and optimizations and methods of applied statistics in the various fields.
    (Quality Control, Multivariate Analysis, Mathematical Models and Operations Research).

  3. Computer and Information Systems
    Concerning the system of people and organizations, this area deals with the development and realization of a new methodology and theory for information processing by using computers effectively in various fields.
    (Software Engineering, Programming Theory, Algorithms, Information Systems, and Artificial Intelligence).

  4. Management Control and Economics
    This area deals with the management control methods and systems including long range planning systems, economic evaluation methods and the analysis of the national economy.
    (Management Control, Management Accounting, Management Engineering, Mathematical Economics, Economic Analysis, and Decision Theory)

Career Options

Forty percent or more of the seniors who finish their graduation thesis go on to graduate school. Job openings from enterprises have greatly been exceeding the capacity for both graduate and post-graduate school because the graduates of this department are especially needed in society. It is a remarkable characteristic of this department that a lot of graduates get jobs not only with manufacturers but also with trading companies, financial companies and public corporations. In other words, many graduates of this department have been vividly doing research in interdisciplinary areas including the liberal arts.