Faculty-led study tour programs ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING – JAPAN

Overview

The Japan Engineering study tour provides students an opportunity to undertake a broad study of the engineering environment within Japan. Students will have the opportunity to engage with universities and academics, industry company visits, government agencies and visiting unique cultural attractions.

Recommended List of Companies to Visit

1

Toyota Motor Plant

The world’s largest automaker motor plant.

2

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Showcase technology including rolling stock, aircraft and motorcycles.

3

Isuzu Steel

Globalized steel sheet distribution market.

4

East Japan Railway Company

Operates all of the Shinkansen, a network of high-speed rail lines used by the bullet train.

5

Maglev Exhibition Centre

Explore magnetic levitation, the technology that Japanese engineers use to design high-speed bullet trains.

6

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Features world-class equipment and testing facilities for the country’s aerospace development program.

7

All Nippon Airways

Japan’s largest airline.

8

Mazda Museum

Features  the vehicle manufacturing process and the latest technologies.

9

Misawa Homes

Engages in the construction of industrialized housing and residential land.

RECOMMENDED HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS TO EXCHANGE

University of Tokyo | Tokyo City University | Tohoku University | Nagoya University
Kyoto Institute of Technology

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Destination Highlights

Roppongi Hills 53-Storey Skyscraper

Roppongi Hills and other large buildings have a natural disaster – earthquake – preparedness designed and built into them. This activity will be a special backstage tour with the building’s management and safety management team to experience and learn about how the building is designed to be a self-sufficient large city.

Mt Fuji

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Enjoy views of one of Japan’s most iconic attractions Mt. Fuji, an iconic volcano that has come to symbolize Japan, with a perfectly symmetrical cone that rises to 12,388 feet. Take a series of cable cars and mountain railways through the park, before descending for a cruise on scenic Ashi Lake.

Tokyo Skytree

This new icon of Tokyo was completed in 2011. Tokyo Skytree measures a staggering 634 meters (2080 feet) tall and is currently the second-tallest free-standing structure in the world. Visit the 350-metre observation deck and take in the visit to Tokyo. Before climbing down some steps for a test of nerves by standing on a glass floor over the sheer drop to the perfectly hard concrete below.

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