Division of Architecture and Urban Studies
The Division of Architecture and Urban Studies offers academic and professional education for those students who wish to work in the fields of building and urban environment. It covers such specialized fields as architectural history and design, architectural design and planning, city planning, environmental engineering, building materials, building construction, structural engineering and comprehensive urban issues.
A wide range of lectures, practice training, laboratory exercises, and field trips are offered to enrich students' intellectual foundations for understanding aesthetic, technical, and environmental issues. They are encouraged in design studios to develop their ability in the analysis and synthesis of those issues. In the final year, students work on individual theses and/or design under staff supervision.
Department of Architecture and Building Engineering
In recognition of increasing demands for graduate level education in architecture and building engineering, an integrated set of Master's and Doctorate programs is offered for advanced students who wish to attain and assume higher levels of professional competence and social responsibility. Emphasis is placed on understanding conceptual principles and patterns as well as on learning operational skills. A wide range of theories and methods in relevant areas are introduced through seminars and lectures.
Student under staff supervision are encouraged to do both analytic and synthetic studies on their own initiative and to cultivate their intuition and imagination. Major courses of specialization, summarized below, are designed to cover the diversity of interests, concerns, and capabilities of aspiring graduate students working for advanced professional degrees: Architectural history and theory, architectural design and planning, city planning, environmental engineering, building materials, building construction, structural engineering.
Department of Urban Science
Department of urban science (DUS) offers students the chance to study urban issues ranging over many fields of study. There are two fields and a joint field for comprehensive and interdisciplinary study and research into urban science:
1) Field 1: urban space, system and planning (urban planning, urban structure and spatial models, regional and urban economics, urban environment, urban disaster prevention, urban transportation planning, urban facility planning, etc.)
2) Field 2: urban society, residents and institutions (urban government and public policy, urban law, urban residents and life structure, urban community, health planning, health for urban residents, etc)
3) Joint Field: mathematical analysis in methodology for urban structure, urban research, methodology for planning, etc. These subjects are taught not only by professors and associate professors in DUS, but also by those from other departments at TMU and from other universities.