Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

President's message

At present, Japan is facing many challenges: a major shift to green energy, the revival of the semiconductor industry, the promotion of digitization and DX (Digital Transformation), the shift from gasoline vehicles to EVs. Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science has many professors who are playing leading roles in research and development toward these issues, for example, utilization of ocean energy and biomass resources, highly efficient power conversion and management system technology for renewable energy including solar cells, development of electric propulsion (EP) technology for ships, automobiles and satellites, advanced semiconductor technology - AI semiconductors and three-dimensional stacked integrated circuits, fundamental science including high energy physics, intelligent information technology such as AI, cutting-edge healthcare technology, and revitalization of local economies. Under their guidance, many enthusiastic students are engaged in their studies and participate in various research projects. The Japanese science magazine Newton, published in 2021, presents a ranking of research strengths of science and engineering universities, and this university is ranked 33rd (10th among private universities), a good rating for the size of the university.
We hope you can take advantage of these strengths to dream and imagine a new social stage for the next generation at this university, which has both excellent technology and people, so that you can go to "the one step further stage" in your studies. We hope that you will enroll in this university and graduate school (excellent professors and fellow students are waiting for you!), and then you can gain great "intellectual power" to make your "dreams" come true. Let us work together to realize “the one step further stage”.
We hope you can take advantage of these strengths to dream and imagine a new social stage for the next generation at this university, which has both excellent technology and people, so that you can go to "the one step further stage" in your studies.


  • 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

Doctotal program

Department of Integrated Systems Engineering

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

Master's Program

Department of Industrial Technology

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

Department of Environmental Planning

  • 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

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

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

The new course system provides an opportunity for deeper and wider studies and the cultivation of human resourcer capable of innovation in manufacturing.

Faculty of Engineering / Department of Engineering

This course cultivates innovative engineers attuned to the changing times.

Naval Architecture Course

Mechanical Engineering Course

Architecture Course

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course

Medical Engineering Course

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

Management Engineering Course

Life Environment Engineering Course

Japanese Language Course

Open Innovation 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 for Innovative Science and Technology

Regional Science Research Center

Nagasaki Institute for Peace Culture


Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science High School

Ordinary Course, Training Course

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.
      • 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.