The purpose

To become infrastructure engineers
(highly skilled professionals)
with superior practical ability

In China, Korea and Japan, various infrastructures were intensively developed during the period of high economic growth, and they supported socioeconomic environment of each country. Especially in Japan in its mature stage, enormous costs of maintenance, management and renewal are to be required due to aging infrastructures. It means functional deterioration due to aging infrastructures is now greatly affecting the socioeconomic situation in Japan and other Asian countries.

Meanwhile, in ASEAN countries including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, limited national budget, insufficient knowledge and experience on maintenance and management, and flaw of maintenance and management system cause a severe shortage of human resources capable of proper maintenance and management of existing infrastructures, and this is expected to become a big social problem in the near future.

Taking the current state into consideration, we strive to develop human resources capable of supporting the infrastructures in Asian countries from a technological aspect. Limited to the civil engineering field that Nagasaki University is proud of, including structural engineering (bridges), geotechnical engineering (tunnels), and water environment engineering (dams, water and sewage plant), students will understand the impact of the functional deterioration of infrastructures on socioeconomic situation and acquire advanced technical knowledge and skills so as to exert Japanese excellent inspection and maintenance skills in Asian countries.

Aiming to become infrastructure engineers:

  1. 1 those who have professional knowledge and skills on infrastructure development and its maintenance and management technology,
  2. 2those who have necessary knowledge evenly on overall infrastructure development instead of focusing on only a specific technology, and
  3. 3those who have language skills (especially English) required to work worldwide as highly skilled professionals.

Number of exchange students planned in this project

*The total number of students sent and accepted in each year (regardless of exchange period and credit earning).
sent accepted
6 0
sent accepted
10 10
sent accepted
10 10
sent accepted
10 10
sent accepted
10 10

Conditions required to be accepted/sent as an exchange student:

  1. 1A full-time student of the university or graduate school that concluded the Memorandum for Student Exchange Based on Academic Cooperation Agreements with Nagasaki University, or
  2. 2A full-time student of Graduate School of Engineering of Nagasaki University,
  3. 3The completion of the university is scheduled to be after the period of being accepted/sent as an exchange student designated by Nagasaki University,
  4. 4For lectures given in English, a TOEFL-PBT score of 450 and above, or a TOEFL-iBT score of 45 and above.