Building a safe and environmentally conscious society

Civil Engineering aims to create a safe society in harmony with the environment through the construction and preservation of fundamental social facilities. An education in Civil Engineering is about helping to build cities and areas resistant against natural and social disasters, and living in symbiosis with nature through environmental preservation and the management and revitalization of city facilities. We accept students who aspire to become the pillars of public service demanded by society, and we equip them with wide interdisciplinary and specialist knowledge and a high level of practical skills.

Structure and Divisions

Civil Engineering is a diverse academic field which has supported civil society ever since Roman times. At the core of the curriculum are the Civil Engineering subjects, complemented by subjects dealing with environmental considerations, the status of public facilities, as well as the internationalization of design codes and standards. The Department of Civil Engineering consists of the Human Safety Engineering Lab and the Environmental Symbiosis Engineering Lab.

The Human Safety Engineering Lab is responsible for teaching and research about urban safety in response to natural disasters and human disasters such as accidents and terrorism.

The Environmental Symbiosis Engineering Lab carries out teaching and research that relates to the creation of environmentally-conscious cities and regions, as well as the preservation, management and revitalization of city facilities.

Our education goals (Master’s Program)

This course builds upon core study themes, teaching students how to create cities and areas which are safe from natural and manmade disasters. We also study environmental conservation programs that enable us to live in harmony with nature, and work towards the maintenance and regeneration of urban facilities.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of Engineering
  • Subject area
    Engineering, civil
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Total Intake (AY 2015)


Contact Us

1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel. +81(0)78-803-6350
E-mail: eng-kyomugakusei@office.kobe-u.
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