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Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Guide to entrance examination

Guide to entrance examination

Consult these descriptions for detailed information about entrance examinations.

Major career options after graduation

Regional authority and globalization are progressing to create a prosperous society of the 21st century. Industries other than construction are participating in business community activation and control of environmental issues. Our graduates, armed with comprehensive technique to cope with environmental problems, are welcomed and invited by public institutions and private enterprises. Recently, 30-50% of graduates progress to graduate school.

●Percentage of graduates advancing to graduate school (master’s course) … 30- 50%

Of 69 graduates, 35 admissions to graduate school (31 from our department)

●Finding employment … 50-70%
(private enterprise) construction companies, home-related companies, architectural design offices, various consultants, architectural equipment-related company
(public employees) national public employee, local public service employee, workers of public corporation, and others.

Examine here for details.

Qualifications one might acquire

●Qualified graduates from both courses might acquire
・Eligibility for admission to examination for architect (One may take an exam for first-class architect after two years of work experience)
(*eligibility requirements for examination differ among courses. See descriptions below for details)
・Associate professional engineer (One may get it by application after graduation)

●Qualification open only to graduates from Civil Engineering course
・Assistant surveyor (One may get it by application after graduation)
・Surveyor (After one year of work experience)

※Eligibility for examination for architect

According to revised Architect Act (November, 2008), only persons who fulfill the requirements listed below are eligible for examination for architects starting from students admitted to university at academic 2009 or after. (i) One who graduated from university after obtaining credits of subjects that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism designated. Such subjects are called “designated subjects” hereinafter. (ii) One who, in addition to (i) above, has completed designated years or more of working experience of designated architectural work that Ordinances of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism granted. The designated years stated above are designated as “designated years”, hereinafter, and the working experience of designated architectural work stated above as “designated architectural work experience” hereinafter.

Although graduates from our department who obtained the designated number of credits of designated subject are eligible for examinations for architect certification, a slight difference exists between two course of Architecture and Building Engineering and Civil Engineering as described below. Two years of work experience are required to take examination of First-class architect.

Graduates from the course of Architecture and Building Engineering are automatically eligible for the examination because all designated subjects are included in mandatory subjects and graduation work. However, two years of work experience is necessary to take the First-class architect examination.

Graduates from the course of Civil Engineering must take credits of some elective subjects because all designated subjects are not included in their mandatory subjects. After completing that, they are eligible for the examination as graduates from the course of Architecture and Building Engineering. However, if one consciously chooses designated subjects from the list of elective subjects in the course of Civil Engineering, one might be eligible for the examination of graduation without increasing any time burdens. The curriculum has been formulated to facilitate that goal.

In other words, graduates from the course of Architecture and Building Engineering are automatically eligible and those from Civil Engineering are eligible on condition of obtaining credits of some elective subjects. In both cases, however, two years of work experience are required to take the First-class architect examination.

In addition, the system of “designated subject” of revised Architect Act (November, 2008) are applicable only to candidates who entered the university after that date. Therefore, the former educational background requirements are applied to people, who entered the university before the enforcement day of November, 2008 of the Act.

Photo of Scene of practice work
Scene of practice work

Photo of Scene from exercise in 3F atelier
Scene from exercise in 3F atelier

Photo of Scene from field survey at Takahama-cho, Fukui
Scene from field survey at Takahama-cho, Fukui

Photo of Scene from review session inviting off-campus lecturer at graduation design exhibition (Municipal museum of art)
Scene from review session inviting off-campus lecturer at graduation design exhibition (Municipal museum of art)

Photo of Graduation work: "Life on alley", Nobuyuki YAMAMOTO
Graduation work: “Life on alley”, Nobuyuki YAMAMOTO

Photo of Graduation work: "Tunnel of scenery", Megumi HARIYAMA
Graduation work: “Tunnel of scenery”, Megumi HARIYAMA

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