Message from the Dean

Hiroshi Hashimoto, Dr. Eng. (images)

  AIIT has several firm missions to raise and development, as be a public graduate school founded by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, one of AIIT’s missions is to develop advanced professionals with a high degree of expertise (AIIT refers to such people as “architects”). There are various definitions of “advanced professional”. Our definition encompasses a person with the skills to easily accomplish goals that are out of the ordinary. For example, the ability to instantaneously come up with several excellent ideas, and after considering the possibility of each, quickly and objectively analyze and evaluate these by incorporating several complex vantage points, such as the suitability, receptivity and feasibility for companies and communities.  Another hallmark of an advanced professional is the ability to lead a team to complete processes involving products, production proposals, design, development and market provision that transform people’s lives and values.

  Producing advanced professionals makes people’s lives more enriching and results in an affluent world where the problems faced by modern society and Japan are solved, while considering aspects of people’s emotions, substances, environment and culture. As a result, AIIT has established the following major fields for the advanced professionals truly needed by Japan, based on the opinions of many public institutions, company representatives, and key experts.

Business Systems Design Engineering Course
  Provides curriculum for developing business innovators who carry a role of creating new value in future through entrepreneurship, intorepreneurship (intra-firm new business) and business succession.

Information Systems Architecture Course
  Provides curriculum for preparing information architects for an active role as highly expert technicians in various IT fields of information system development.

Innovation for Design and Engineering Course
  Provides curriculum for developing human resources capable of producing new products and services after acquiring innovation design skills from the convergence of design and engineering.

  The development of advanced professionals is not easy. Generally, fundamental learning objectives are needed for it. These objectives are found in the internationally recognized Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, which comprises the following six stages of cognitive process dimension (learning objective categories).

 1: Remember, 2: Understand, 3: Apply, 4: Analyze, 5: Evaluate, 6: Create

  This means that someone who simply possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience cannot be considered an advanced professional because they also require evaluation and creation skills. AIIT’s faculty not only has a track record in excellent research outcomes, but they also employ educational methods that lead students to this series of learning processes adeptly. As a result, individual students at AIIT with various backgrounds and experiences are able to effortlessly learn in all new disciplines, making it possible to learn new fields with ease.

  AIIT developed the educational method known as the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology Project Based Learning Method (AIIT PBL Method). Since then, this has become acclaimed educational method in Japan and overseas that systemizes various educational methods including unique blended learning (combining active learning and e-learning). This method is now being introduced at other institutions, even outside of Japan, with AIIT students forming part of these activities (Global PBL), through which they are able to gain valuable intercultural experiences.

  AIIT offers education programs in a comfortable learning environment, where learning through the AIIT PBL Method empowers students to fully develop new skills in new disciplines.

Professor, HASHIMOTO Hiroshi, Dr. Eng.
Dean of the School of Industrial Technology,
Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology