Shibaura Institute of Technology

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Shibaura Institute of Technology
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Established1949(Origins 1927)
PresidentMasato Murakami
Students8,387 (2015)[1]
Undergraduates7,413 (2015)[1]
Postgraduates920 (2015)[1]
54 (2015)[1]
Location, ,
WebsiteOfficial website
Omiya Campus

The Shibaura Institute of Technology (芝浦工業大学, Shibaura Kōgyō Daigaku), abbreviated as Shibaura kōdai (芝浦工大, Shibaura kōdai), is a private university of Technology in Japan, with campuses located in Tokyo and Saitama. Established in 1927 as the Tokyo Higher School of Industry and Commerce, it was chartered as a university in 1949.[2]

The Shibaura Institute of Technology enjoys a moderately high reputation nationally, ranking 26th in the 2017 edition of Truly Strong Universities[3], 48th in Times Higher Education Japan University rankings for 2018[4][5] (out of 775 institutions[6]), and joint 7th among private universities in terms of entry difficulty (in STEM)[7]. While the average acceptance rate is in the region of 20-30%, the applicants per place ratio approaches or exceeds 20:1 in some departments.[8] Shibaura is the only private technology university in Japan to have been selected for the Top Global University Project.[6]



Shibaura Institute of Technology's main campus is located in the Toyosu district of Kōtō, Tokyo. The nearest station is Toyosu Station.

Apart from the main campus in Toyosu, there are 2 other campuses. The Omiya Campus in Saitama, Saitama, and the Shibaura Campus in Minato, Tokyo. All undergraduates spend the first 2 years at the Omiya Campus, then move to a different campus depending on their major. Students of the College of Systems Engineering and Science will spend all 4 years at the Omiya Campus.

Undergraduate schools[edit]

  • College of Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    • Department of Applied Chemistry
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Communications Engineering
    • Department of Information Science and Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Architecture and Building
  • College of Systems Engineering and Science
    • Department of Electronic Information Systems
    • Department of Machinery and Control Systems
    • Department of Architecture and Environment Systems
    • Department of Bioscience and Engineering
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Design
    • Department of Engineering and Design

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Engineering and Science (Master's Program)
    • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Applied Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Architecture
    • Systems Engineering and Science
  • Graduate School of Engineering and Science (Doctor's Program)
    • Regional Environment Systems
    • Functional Control Systems
  • Graduate School of Engineering Management (Master's Program)
    • Engineering Management

Notable people[edit]



Partner institutions[edit]

The Shibaura Institute of Technology has partner agreements with over 150 universities in about 40 countries across all six continents.[9] These include The University of Queensland; Pennsylvania State University; University of California, Irvine; Aalto University; Loughborough University; Korea University; and University of Sao Paulo.


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  2. ^ Japanese universities and colleges, 1966-67. Daigaku Kijun Kyōkai. 1967. OCLC 741501153.
  3. ^ 週刊東洋経済 臨時増刊「本当に強い大学2017」 (in Japanese). 東京: 東洋経済新報社. 2017.
  4. ^ "芝浦工業大学プロフィール". THE世界大学ランキング 日本版 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  5. ^ "Shibaura Institute of Technology Tokyo". Times Higher Education (THE). 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  6. ^ a b "Top Global University Project". Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  7. ^ "私立理系大学 偏差値一覧(ランキング形式) 2019年度最新版". みんなの大学情報 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  8. ^ "芝浦工業大学/入試結果(倍率)". 大学受験パスナビ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  9. ^ "Partner universities and Institutes overseas". Shibaura Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2019-06-17.

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 35°39′37″N 139°47′40″E / 35.66028°N 139.79444°E / 35.66028; 139.79444