Todayʼs rapidly shrinking and graying population in Japan has caused a significant increase in the role of science and technology related to all sectors of medicine and healthcare, including preventive care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery of functions. Today, new medical developments forged through "medical engineering cooperation" have been strongly expected; in other words, close collaboration between engineers with a broad range of medical knowledge as well as practical skills and healthcare professionals who are well-versed in science and technology. For this purpose, the Department of Medical Engineering at Chiba University, the first of its kind in Japan, was founded to provide joint medical engineering education. Our department fosters globally competent specialists with a wide array of knowledge and a broader perspective.
Through cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical and the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, the Department of Medical Engineering and its programs focus on achieving basic academic skills in engineering. Students can study mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, information and imaging engineering and the basics of medicine. Our education programs are devoted to creating highly competent graduates who can play active roles in not only medical instrument industries but also a borad range of industries.