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urrently we have mainly 8 teachers and other faculty members teaching the course.

Structural Engineering

Dr. KIM, Chul-Woo

Dr. KimI would first like to welcome all of our students and future students, who have visited the web site of our international course program in civil engineering. Our course provides outstanding opportunities for intellectual and professional development. As you browse through the pages of our website, you will learn about our course, research disciplines, faculty, etc. We are constantly striving to improve our educational program and remain at the forefront of education in civil engineering. I look forward to getting to know you and hope that you take advantage of the expertise and opportunities our course has to offer both in and outside the classroom. Finally, challenge yourself. If not NOW, then WHEN?

Courses: Mathematical Description of Natural Phenomena, Information Processing Basics, Scientific English IA (Reading and Writing)

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Courses: Physics of Wave and Oscillation, Structural Mechanics II and Exercises, Dynamics of Soil and Structures, Computer Programming and Experiment on Structural Mechanics, Earthquake and Wind Resistance of Structures, and Related Structural Design Principles, Computer Programming and Experiment on Structural Mechanics

Dr. AN, Lin

Dr. AnFrom Molecule Structure to Civil Engineering Structure. Depending upon our knowledge, we endeavor to support the facilities of the infrastructure by creating strong, beautiful and durable concrete structures.

Courses: Fundamental Mechanics, Structural Mechanics I & Exercises, Construction Materials, Computer Programming & Experiment on Structural Mechanics and Concrete Engineering

Dr.  KIM, Sunmin

kin sunmin 先生My specialty is hydrology and water resources engineering, especially considering climate change impacts and handling hydrological big data with ANN. I am so happy to share my knowledge and experience with our international students.

Course: Scientific English 1B (Technical Communication and Discussions), Advanced Dynamics, Physics of Wave and Oscillation, Probabilistic and Statistical Analysis and Exercises, Water Resources Engineering


 Dr. CHANG, Kai-Chun

Chang 先生Courses: Mathematical Description of Natural Phenomenon, Advanced Linear Algebra, Basic Informatics, Scientific English IA (Reading & Writing), Structural Mechanics I & Exercises, Computer Programming & Experiment on Structural Mechanics. 

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Courses: Scientific Exercises in Infrastructure Design, Advanced Scientific English (Debate)

Urban Planning

Dr. SCHMÖCKER, Jan-dirk

Dr. SchmoeckerI teach some engineering mathematics classes and my 2nd and 3rd year courses focus on transport planning and tools for this.
I believe transport planning is one of the most fascinating and challenging fields to study as it requires knowledge in a wide range of disciplines inclu ding operations research, sociology, geography, economy and psychology.
There are also still big questions to solve for the future in connection with transport: How will our cities look like? How will we reduce pollution causes by transport? Will electric vehicles be a solution for the future? ...
In my classes I want students to understand how interconnected various problems in our society are - a key skill for future global leaders.

Courses: Engineering and Mathematics B2, Systems Analysis and Exercises for Planning and Management, Planning and Management of Social Systems, and Transportation Management Engineering

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Courses: Fundamental Physics A, Scientific English II (Presentation & Discussion), International Internship, International Construction Management

Dr. QURESHI, Ali Gul

Courses: Fundamental Physics, Engineering Mathematics B1, Planning and Management of Social Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Transport Policy, Scientific English II (Presentation & Discussion), Advanced Linear Algebra

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Courses: Exercises in Infrastructure Design, Design for Infrastructure I, Public Economics, Design for Infrastructure I


Dr. KHAYYER, Abbas

Khayyer 先生Courses: Thermodynamics, Hydraulics and Exercises, Coastal Engineering

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Courses:Exercises in Infrastructure Design, Design for Infrastructure I, Advanced Scientific English (Debate), Introduction to Global Engineering


Dr. PIPATPONGSA, Thirapong

 Courses:Soil Mechanics I and Exercises, Soil Mechanics II and Exercises, Experiments on Soil Mechanics and Exercises, Computer Programming in Global Engineering, Continum Mechanics, Geoenvironmental Engineering, Rock Engineering

Dr. FLORES, Giancarlo

Dr. Flores

Welcome to all visitors! I hope this short description will give you a rough idea of the kind work we will do during your years at Kyoto University.

During the first year of our program, we will try to gain a basic understanding of the behavior of our planet (atmosphere, air and water currents, plate tectonics, etc.) so as to be able of better designing structures, taking care of health, safety, and environment concerns. At the same time, we will learn the basics on computer programming, and will discover how we can unlock the immense power that the latest computers have to help us deal with the complex calculations that are part of modern engineering.

During the second year, we will learn the basics of scientific presentations, and will also work together towards the understanding of the behavior of soil as a construction material, and of the basics of geology.

During the third year, we will deepen our understanding of the mechanics of soils, and will also learn about the environmental impacts of our modifying of the land for engineering purposes.

In all of these classes, we will focus more on the understanding of the basic principles and the effects of their application, rather than on rote memorization of definitions and equations. While this approach will require more work of you, it will also better prepare you for a successful future as a civil engineer leader in a global scale.

Courses: Introduction to Earth Science A, Practice of Basic Informatics, Computer Programming in Global Engineering, Scientific English II (Presentations & Discussion), Introduction to Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics I and Exercises, Soil Mechanics II and Exercises, Geoenvironmental Engineering.