HSE Program: Subjects available for study
|Subject Grouping||Subject Code||Subject Name||Teacher(s) in Charge||Hrs/Week||Credits|
|10X301||Human Security Engineering||Matsuoka, Monnai, Ohtsu
|Group A||10X303||Urban Governance||Monnai, Kanki, Furusaka
|Group A||10X305||Lecture on Urban Governance 1||Assorted Instructors||1st semester||2|
|Group A||10X307||Lecture on Urban Governance 2||Assorted Instructors||2nd semester||2|
|Group A||10X309||Global Environemtal Law and Policy||(GSGES)Matsushita
|Group B||10X311||Urban Infrastructure Management||Ohtsu||1st semester||2|
|Group B||10X313||Governance for Regional and Transportation Planning||Kobayashi(Kiyo)||2nd semester||2|
|Group B||10X315||Lectures on Urban Infrastructure Management 1||Assorted Instructors||1st semester||2|
|Group B||10X317||Lectures on Urban Infrastructure Management 2||Assorted Instructors||2nd semester||2|
|Group B||10X319||Global Environmental Economics||(GSGES)Ueta
|Group C||10X321||Lecture on Environmental Risk Management Leader||(GSGES)Fujii
|Group C||10X323||Lectures on Health Risk Management 1||Assorted Instructors||1st semester||2|
|Group C||10X325||Lectures on Health Risk Management 2||Assorted Instructors||2nd semester||2|
|Group C||10X327||Environmental Engineering for Asia||(GSGES)Fujii, Tsuno
Matsuoka, Takaoka, Kurata
|Group C||10X329||Management of Global Resources and Ecosystems||(GSGES)Morimoto, (GSGES)Natsuhara
|Group C||10X331||Environmental Ethics and Environmental Education||(GSGES)Fujii, Taniguchi(Fumi)
|Group D||10X333||Disaster Risk Management||(GSGES)Tatano, (GSGES)Yokomatsu||1st semester||2|
|Group D||10X335||Lectures on Disaster Risk Management 1||Assorted Instructors||1st semester||2|
|Group D||10X337||Lectures on Disaster Risk Management 2||Assorted Instructors||2nd semester||2|
|10X339||Internship for Human Security Engineering||2|
|10X341||Advanced Capstone Project||8|
Course Descriptions for HSE Education Program
Human Security Engineering
MATSUOKA Yuzuru (GSE), MONNAI Teruyuki (GSE), OHTSU Hiroyasu (GSE), TANAKA Hiroaki (GSE), KOBAYASHI Kiyoshi (GSE), TATANO Hirokazu (DPRI), MATSUSHITA Kazuo (GSGES)
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of human security engineering, a system of technologies for designing and managing cities that enable inhabitants to live under better public health conditions, and also to live free from potential threats of large-scale disasters and environmental destruction. The Millennium Development Goals will be evaluated from the viewpoints of four existing fields: urban governance, urban infrastructure management, health risk management, and disaster risk management. Furthermore, we will provide lectures that explore the relationships between the four existing fields.
MONNAI Teruyuki (GSE), KANKI Kiyoko (GSE), KOBAYASHI Masami (GSGES), SHAW Rajib (GSGES), FURUSAKA Shuzo (GSE)
The key to raising the human quality of life resides in well-designed cities that make good use of human and physical resources. In this course, we will explore the methodology of urban governance, including bottom-up decision making based on the collaboration of various actors, in order to solve the multi-dimensional human security problems of safety, health, convenience, comfort, amenity, and sustainability. Moreover, multiple lecturers will provide interesting topics of urban governance, with concrete problems for students to discuss.
Lectures on Urban Governance 1
This class will cover the hot topics on urban governance within human security engineering. Instructors will present current literature and expect students to develop arguments.
Lectures on Urban Governance 2
In this class, research topics related to urban governance within human security engineering will be assigned to the students to enable them to solve human security problems. The students are required to review the latest or important fundamental papers, including related areas, and debate ideas with their teachers.
Global Environmental Law and Policy
MATSUHITA Kazuo (GSGES), OBATA Fumiko (GSGES)
In this class, we will examine the legal and institutional framework of global environmental policy. This will be discussed in terms of political economics, examining the role of governments, international organizations, industry, and NGOs who are engaged in the formation of the policy. The class will identify the ways and means to create global benefits from environmental preservation and sustainable development.
Urban Infrastructure Management
This course aims to provide interdisciplinary knowledge on how urban infrastructure is managed, from not only an economic point of view but also from human security engineering. The lectures will consist of the following topics: 1) Urban Infrastructure Asset Management, 2) Urban Environment Accounting System, 3) Urban Energy Supply Management, 4) Urban Food/Water Supply Management, and 5) Urban Transport/Logistics Management.
Governance for Regional and Transportation Planning
This course aims to provide interdisciplinary knowledge associated with appropriate governance strategies for urban and regional transportation planning. The lectures will consist of the following topics: Urban development management based upon PPP, landscape design to support activities, public transportation system for sustainable growth, urban facilities planning considering the variety in behaviors, ITS to support highly-advanced transportation behavior, advanced logistic systems, and remote sensing technology for urban and regional planning.
Lectures on Urban Infrastructure Management 1
This class aims to deepen the understanding on urban infrastructure management, especially related to human security engineering. The class will present and discuss hot topics and related literatures on urban infrastructure management.
Lectures on Urban Infrastructure Management 2
In this class, the Assorted Instructors will provide lectures on the current situation and future prospect of the challenges of urban infrastructure management related to urban human security engineering. The aim of this class is to develop advanced and practical research capability of the students. To achieve this, they will be assigned with research subjects and will present and discuss their findings.
Global Environmental Economics
UETA Kazuhiro (GSGES), MORI Akihisa (GSGES)
We will give lectures on the theoretical basis and policy framework of sustainable development from the viewpoint of environmental/ecological economics.
- How to rebuild relations between people and nature, while taking environmental constraints, material cycling, efficiency, equity, and sustainability into account.
- Socio-economic underpinnings of global environmental problems and policies and measures for dealing with them.
- Evaluating the environmental and socio-economic impacts from current economic growth, with its attendant increase in energy and resource consumption. Then we will discuss management system for local and global common-pool resources and/or environmental assets, financing of sustainable development, in order to realize sustainable society.
Lecture on Environmental Risk Management Leader
In this class, we will give lectures on the theories of risk analysis, risk identification, risk assessment, risk evaluation, and risk reduction for human health and ecology. The main purpose of this lecture is to provide the students with the basic knowledge required of environmental leaders who can solve environmental issues practically as they occur in developing countries. We will review several international environmental projects as case studies.
Lectures on Health Risk Management 1
This class will provide an overview of health risk management, especially as they relate to human security engineering. The class will present and discuss the hot topics and related literatures on health risk management.
Lectures on Health Risk Management 2
This class will provide lectures on the current situation and future challenges of human health risk management from the viewpoint of urban human security engineering. The aim of this class is to develop the student's research capability. Students will be assigned academic and practical research subjects, then present and discuss their findings.
Environmental Engineering in Asia
(First Semester) FUJII Shigeo (GSGES), TSUNO Hiroshi (GSE), TANAKA Hiroaki (GSE), SHIMIZU Yoshihisa (HSE) (Second Semester) FUJII Shigeo (GSGES), MATSUOKA Yuzuru (GSE), TAKAOKA Masaki (GSE), KURATA Gakuji (GSE), SHIMIZU Yoshihisa (GSE)
This course will cover the fundamental knowledge, latest technologies, regional characteristics, and applied examples of environmental engineering problems related to atmosphere and waste products in Asia. The course will be taught and discussed in English. This course will also provide remote learning (a hybrid system using recorded videos and teleconference system VCS) with the teachers and graduate students of Tsinghua University and University of Malaya to improve English ability and internationality through the lecture, comprehensive discussion, etc. on the environmental field.
Management of Global Resources and Ecosystems
MORIMOTO Yukihiro (GSGES), NATSUHARA Yoshihiro (GSGES), FUNAKAWA Shinya (GSGES)
Natural resources can be recycled sustainably by maintaining the environment. Ecosystems can be kept healthy so that organisms can reproduce effectively. This class outlines the characteristics of material circulation in various ecosystems and the link mechanism between ecosystems. We will also consider the methods for using natural resources in harmony with ecosystems, after reviewing examples of deteriorated ecosystems and their rehabilitation throughout the world.
Environmental Ethics and Environmental Education
FUJII Shigeo (GSGES), TANIGUCHI Fumiaki (Part-time lecture), SUGIMOTO Kazuo (Part-time lecture)
Ethical approaches and informed decision-making are essential for solving environmental problems, especially to facilitate consensus-building among conflicting stakeholders. In this class, overviews of how the traditional sense of ethics has been influenced by religion, nature, and environment will be explored. Additionally, we will examine the environmental ethics developed in the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21. The greening of various industries based on it has created a megatrend toward the establishment of environmental management in companies, and concrete activities such as the implementation of the ISO 14000 series and creation of environmental reports are in progress. We will also examine the directions of various industrial activities. The foundation for solving environmental problems depends on the promotion of environmental education for citizens and residents. This class will also cover the principle of the development of environmental education in society and school.
Disaster Risk Management
TATANO Hirokazu (DPRI), YOKOMATSU Muneta (DPRI)
Natural disasters have low frequencies but high impacts. It is very important to make an integrated risk management plan, which consists of various countermeasures such as prevention, mitigation, transfer, and preparedness. This class will present economic approaches to natural disaster risk management and designing appropriate countermeasures.
Lectures on Disaster Risk Management 1
This class aims provide an overview of disaster risk management, with an emphasis on human security problems. The class will present and discuss hot topics and related literatures on disaster risk management.
Lectures on Disaster Risk Management 2
This class will provide lectures on the current situation and future challenges of disaster risk management from the viewpoint of urban human security engineering. The aim of this class is to develop advanced and practical research capability of the students. To achieve this, they will be assigned with research subjects and will present and discuss their findings.
Internship for Human Security Engineering
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The internship aims to develop the practical capability to secure urban human security, in addition to acquiring the expert knowledge and the ability to develop new research fields by carrying out research activity related to human security engineering and presenting research results at international conferences. Specific examples include participating in internships domestically or abroad at companies or research institutes which conduct the operation of international projects, conducting field surveys, and attending academic conferences.
Advanced Capstone Project
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This class aims to develop the abilities of international collaboration, field investigation, and on-site planning/problem solving through long-term investigation/research activities related to human security engineering with thorough hands-on policy in foreign countries. Specific examples include field research at overseas centers and participation in international projects in overseas. As a rule, participants will stay in the field for two months or more.