Department of Design, School of Design Environmental
Design Course

This course focuses on the study of the architecture, cities, and landscapes that will shape our future


Course Overview


This course focuses on the study of the architecture, cities, and landscapes that will shape our future

In this course, students study foundational subjects to develop basic scientific skills while simultaneously building fundamental design skills. From the second to fourth year, students focus on practical design projects and off-campus workshops and fieldwork. These projects are supported by a curriculum of lectures and classes designed in order to acquire a wide range of specialized knowledge and practical design skills concerning architecture, cities, regions, landscapes, and the diversifying environmental issues that arise around them.

Graduation research and design projects will help students acquire practical problem-solving skills while they build their English reading comprehension, communication, and presentation skills through subjects such as Academic English and Expert English.

Students from this course are eligible to take the Japanese First-Class Architect and Building Engineer (Ikkyu-kenchikushi) examination and can progress to a master's program that is in line with international architectural standards and qualifications.


Architect Program

The Architect Program is a program corresponding to UNESCO-UIA International Certification and JABEE Certification.

The Architect Program is a successor to the former curriculum of the Department of Environmental Design which was recognized as a bachelor's JABEE program. The UNESCO-UIA accredited this program combined with the Global Architect Program of the Graduate School of Design as meeting international standards. Students in the Environmental Design Course will be enrolled in this program at the time of enrollment to Kyushu University, but they can graduate without completing this program. Students enrolled
by the course undetermined entrance exam and students of other courses of the Department of Design can take this program by applying for registration by the first course registration.

For applicants from overseas: please note that Architect Program, Global Architect Program as well as Environmental Design Course are provided only in Japanese language.

International Program

The International Program aims to develop the stance, attitudes, and communication skills necessary to work independently in international society and to develop human resources with specialized design knowledge and skills and a sense of identity of their own country. By studying abroad or taking equivalent courses, students will learn approaches, methods, and ideas for design that do not exist in Japan to broaden their scope of design.
For more information about the international program, please check the website.

International Program

Faculty Members

Faculty members in School of Design

Faculty members in Environmental Design Course Environmental Design Course
Name Position Field of Specialization
KANEKIYO Hiroyuki Professor Landscape Management, Landscape Planning and Design
OI Naoyuki Professor Urban and Building Environment, Environmental Psychology
TANOUE Kenichi Professor Architectural Planning and Design
UKAI Tetsuya Professor Architectural Design, Urban Design
ASAHIRO Kazuo Associate Professor Environmental Conservation and Restoration
FUKUSHIMA Ayako Associate Professor Heritage Studies
INOUE Tomo Associate Professor Planning of Building Construction, Management and Organization of Building Process
KATO Yuki Associate Professor History of Japanese Architecture
TAKATORI Chika Associate Professor Landscape Ecology
YOSHIOKA Tomokazu Associate Professor Structural Engineering
IMASAKA Tomoko Lecturer Environmental Chemistry
TSUCHIYA Jun Lecturer Building Materials, Finishing Materials, Landscape Materials
IWAMOTO Masaaki Assistant Professor Architectural Design
KAWAMOTO Youichi Assistant Professor Urban Environment

Student Works

Prospective Career

About half of environmental design graduates go on to graduate school, and the other half go on to find employment soon after graduation. The majority of these graduates find work at housing companies, design offices, or construction companies, and many others go into furniture and fixtures, interior design, office equipment, information technology, civil service, real estate, or landscaping-related companies. Other students choose to study abroad every year. Upon entering graduate school, students develop their design expertise and specialize in fields of their choosing.

Prospective Profession
These students go on to become architects, landscapers, urban planners, environmental consultants, and more.

Graduates are eligible to take the examinations for first-class architects and building engineers (Ikkyu-kenchikushi)

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