Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

Director  Satoru Tateishi

The Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science was founded in 1942 in Nagasaki, the cradle of Western technology in Japan. Today, the campus is situated amid rich greenery on the Aba hillside overlooking Tachibana Bay.

The Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, although a small regional educational institution, boasts a glorious tradition based on its founding spirit of “pursuit of practical science” and “originality and creativity.” It has consistently supported the Japanese manufacturing industry through the cultivation of excellent human resources and conducted groundbreaking research in the field of technology.

In April 2014, the university evolved once again, adopting a new two-faculty, two-department, eight-course educational organization geared to the needs of industrial society and recent advances in technology.

The new structure helps students engage in broader and deeper studies and assimilate the knowledge and skills in actual demand by industrial society and leading corporations. We have also taken steps to ensure that students gain a thoroughgoing education in English, mathematics and other basic subjects.

In the summer of 2014, the attached high school moved to our seaside campus, where students can enjoy a comfortable environment conducive to learning. Efforts are also being made to promote soccer and other sports and to cultivate young people with high standards of decorum and cooperation.

The Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science welcomes students at both the university and high school level as family members, and our staff provides personal guidance in every facet of school life including studies and employment activities.

We look forward to your continued understanding and support.


1942 Kawanami Senior School of Shipbuilding is established.
1943 The school opens in Koyagi-cho, Nishisonogi-gun, Nagasaki.
1944 The school name is changed to Kawanami Shipbuilding Academy.
1945 The school name is changed to Nagasaki Shipbuilding Academy.
1950 Nagasaki Junior College of Shipbuilding is established.
1951 The college is officially recognized as an educational corporation.
1961 The college is relocated to Aba-machi, Nagasaki City (March 1962).
1965 The college name is changed to Nagasaki University of Shipbuilding.
1976 Graduate School of Engineering is established.
1978 Japanese Language Course is established. The name is changed to Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science.
2001 Human Environment Faculty, Department of Environment and Culture is established.
2002 Doctoral program in Integrated Systems Engineering is established in the Graduate School of Engineering.
2005 Faculty of Information, Department of Intelligent Information and Department of Management Information are established.
2007 Medical Electronics Course is established.
2009 Faculty of Environment and Architecture, Department of Human Environment and Department of Architecture are established.
2014 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering and Faculty of Applied Information Technology,
Department of Applied Information Technology are established.


Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science Graduate School


Department of Integrated Systems Engineering

  • Industrial Technology and Engineering Course
  • Environmental Planning and Technology Course
  • Electronics and Information Technogy Course

In the doctoral program, students engage in advanced studies based on their research achievements in the master's program. They gain expert knowledge in a variety of fields
while cultivating a comprehensive point of view,acquiring skills in research and information processing,and establish themselves as authorities in their respective fields of study.

Master's Program

Department of Industrial Technology

Education and research are conducted on topics of engineering including basic and applied problems as well as advanced computer applications.

  • Division of Material Engineering
  • Division of Structural Engineering
  • Division of Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Division of Mechanical Hydrodynamics

Department of Environmental Planning

Education and research are conducted on issues including new theories and methods
of environmental symbiosis and the development of environmental design.

  • Division of Environmental Design
  • Division of Housing and Residential Environment
  • Division of Environmental Symbiosis System Engineering
  • Division of Management Technology

Department of Electronics and nformation Technology

Education and research are conducted on a wide spectrum of topics related to network technology and human communication technology as an application system.

  • Division of Electronic Devices
  • Life Care Engineering
  • Division of Instrumentation and Control
  • Division of Information Systems

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

Faculty of Engineering/
Department of Engineering

This course cultivates innovative engineers attuned to the changing times.

Naval Architecture Course

This is Japan’s only naval engineering course. It provides complete training in naval design technology.

Mechanical Engineering Course

This course adopts a hands-on-approach to learning and cultivates industry-ready mechanical engineers.

Architecture Course

Students acquire the specialized knowledge, skills and artistic sense of an architect.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course

This course cultivates specialists with knowledge ranging from the generation of electricity to electrical applications.

Medical Engineering Course

This course is based on the dual axis of medical treatment and engineering and provides training for clinical engineers.

Faculty of Applied Information Technology/
Department of Applied Information Technology

Students gain professional and technical skills in gathering, analyzing and implementing information.

Human and Computer Intelligence Course

This course cultivates skills in new information technology necessary for contributions to society.

Management and Information Sciences Course

This course cultivates skilled entrepreneurs capable of applying numerical information to management.

Life Environment Engineering Course

This course cultivates eco-skills useful in applying information to energy conservation and the solution of environmental problems.

Japanese Language Course

This one-year course helps foreign students acquire the Japanese language skills and basic knowledge necessary for studies at a Japanese university. Except for English lessons, all classes are conducted in Japanese and include intensive training in conversation and instruction in written Japanese, sufficient to ensure that students can read and understand newspaper editorials.


Foreign students planning to attend NiAS or another university in Japan.


Japanese, pronunciation, writing, composition, Chinese characters,
basicvocabulary for natural science, conversation, mathematics, English,physics,
chemistry, geography, social science, and physical education.

Society-Academia Cooperation Center

The following activities are conducted to return the fruits of research to society and the local community:

  • 1) promotion of technological innovation and sustainable social development through the cooperation of industry, government and academia
  • 2) promotion of the creation and application of intellectual property
  • 3) promotion of procurement of competitive funds for the advancement of research projects

Institute of New Technology Innovation
Academic Frontier Center

This institute was established for the development of advanced technology and new business undertakings on the foundation of basic science. Research projects contribute to advancements in a variety of fields including environment and energy, electronic information technology and new technology for marine and synthetic applications. Leading-edge scientists are invited from around Japan and join in research projects with faculty members and graduate students.

Regional Science Research Center

This institute is devoted to comprehensive and interdisciplinary research, providing innovative solutions to problems of regional concern and contributing to the development of the local community.

Nagasaki Institute for Peace Culture

NiAS is located in Nagasaki, a city that suffered an atomic bombing in 1945. This research body studies issues related to the atomic bomb, disarmament and the peaceful utilization of science. The institute conveys the message of peace

through lectures and symposiums and also engages in surveys on peace awareness and the editing of related books.


The library has a collection of more than 180,000 books, including not only academic works and periodicals but also best-sellers in the field of literature. Among the library facilities geared to user services is a group research room for the viewing of DVD and other media.

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science High School

Ordinary Course, Training Course

Under the motto bright,

Bold andBrisk A "school where students shine"

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science High School
      Principal Shogo Tahara

Three Pillars

1.Systematic education

Classes are designed to connect with university courses and promote academic aspirations.

Training course

Classes are arranged for students aspiring to a university education.

High school-university cooperation

The faculties of both university and high school join in cultivating a rich ability in basic learning and applications. Special emphasis is placed on field studies.

2.Support in daily life

Faculty and counselors provide support for pupils in solving everyday problems at school, including advice on higher education. A specialist on employment issues is available for individual consultation.

3.Pupil guidance

Extracurricular activities provide an important opportunity to expand abilities and talents. Pupils are encouraged to express their opinions during debates and discussions.



Under the leadership of Tadatoshi Komine, the school soccer team represented Nagasaki Prefecture in the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament for three consecutive years from 2012, showing its strength and attracting new players from around the country.