Osaka Institute of Technology

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Omiya Campus

Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT, 大阪工業大学 Ōsaka kōgyō daigaku?) is a private university in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Its main campus (Omiya Campus) is located in Asahi-ku, Osaka City. Another campus is in Hirakata City.


OIT's origin was founded in 1922 as Kansai Technical Institute (関西工学専修学校) by Kyosaburo Honjo (本庄京三郎). In 1940 the school foundation established Kansai Engineering School (関西高等工業学校), a three-year college for men (for ages 17-20). Kansai Engineering School was renamed Setsunan Engineering School in 1942, further renamed Setsunan Engineering Technical School (摂南工業専門学校) in 1944.

In April 1949 Setsunan Engineering Technical School was developed into Setsunan Institute of Technology (摂南工業大学, SIT), a four-year university under Japan's new educational systems. In October 1949 SIT was renamed Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT).

At first OIT had one faculty: Faculty of Engineering, which consisted of three departments (Civil Engineering, Architecture and Electrical Engineering). OIT later added the following faculties and graduate schools:

  • 1965: Graduate School (Department of Engineering Research : master's courses only)
  • 1967: Ph.D. courses
  • 1996: Faculty of Information Science and Technology
  • 2003: Faculty of Intellectual Property

Faculties (Undergraduate Schools)[edit]

  • Intellectual Property (in Omiya)
    • Department of Intellectual Property
  • Engineering (in Omiya)
    • Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design
    • Department of Environmental Engineering
    • Department of Design and Architecture
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Technology Management
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Biomedical Engineering
    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering
    • Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
    • Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Information Science and Technology (in Hirakata)
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Information Systems
    • Department of Media Science
    • Department of Information Networks

Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Intellectual Property (Professional Degree Course)
    • Major in Intellectual Property
  • Engineering (Master's and Ph.D. Courses)
    • Major in Civil Engineering and Urban Design
    • Major in Environmental Engineering
    • Major in Architecture
    • Major in Industrial Management
    • Major in Mechanical Engineering
    • Major in Biomedical Engineering
    • Major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Major in Applied Chemistry
  • Information Science and Technology (Master's and Ph.D. Courses)
    • Major in Information Science and Technology


  • Yawata Engineering Laboratories (in Hirakata)
    • Structure Research Center
    • Hydraulic Research Center
    • High Voltage Research Center
  • Medical Engineering Research Center
  • Environmental Solution Center
  • Nanomaterials Microdevices Research Center
  • Bio Venture Center
  • Center for Monodzukuri Management

Overseas Partner Universities[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°43′50.89″N 135°32′37.07″E / 34.7308028°N 135.5436306°E / 34.7308028; 135.5436306