Studying Economics at Tokyo Institute of Technology is a bit different from other universities. Although you may be in an economics course, you are considered an Industrial Engineering and Economics Undergraduate major. The degree that Tokyo Institute offers is not an Economics degree, but instead a Bachelor of Engineering.
This department in the School of Engineering provides its students the skills to accurately understand problems affecting industrial engineering and economics, whilst developing impactful theories and solution strategies through the use of mathematics, business administration, and management techniques. Issues investigated belong to production activities, company management and the economic system.
The skills that Tokyo Institute aims to instill in its students majoring in this field range from communication and leadership skills to problem solving skills. Moreover, students acquire new knowledge and perspectives to understand various aspects of management activities, but also the insight to identify problems.
Should You Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics?
Questions that you may want to consider are, do you aspire to contribute to the development of humanity and society through industrial engineering and economics? Are you willing to vigorously study industrial engineering and economics and other related fields to develop their abilities? Do you have a strong interest in social problems and acquiring a solid academic foundation based on mathematics, in order to further study industrial engineering and economics? Lastly, are logical reasoning and basic communication, skills that you hold?
During the first year of undergrad, students receive a basic education which is covered in Tokyo Institute’s 100-level courses. These courses are put in place to prepare students for harder courses to come.
Of course, the 200-level and 300-level courses succeed the 100-level courses. These courses are taken during the second and third year of undergrad. Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, and Management Technology courses are offered in at the 200-level and 300-level.
During your fourth year of undergrad, students will conduct research. More about this later in the article.
Those that hold aspirations of enrolling in graduate school here at Tokyo Institute need to pass an entrance exam to advance from the Bachelor’s program to the Master’s.
In the department of Industrial Engineering and Economics, there are 12 professors, 10 associate professors, nine assistant professors, one visiting professor and one visiting associate professor. This department has the resources to host the richest learning environment, to say the least. Many of the faculty members have had experience working in various sectors and industries such as the manufacturing industry, consulting firms, government offices and so on. You can find more information about contact information and research fields of each faculty member here.
After completing the 200- and 300- classes, students are expected to conduct research. This research project serves as a capstone with the purpose of enhancing students’ interest in scientific and technological research. Students can engage in students with graduate students and also receive guidance from academic supervisors. Tokyo Institute provides research labs, each with its own theme, for those students conducting research. All of the research labs and their specific themes, under the department of Industrial Engineering and Economics, can be found here.