Control Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Kyushu University

Instructions for Prospective Students

Control Engineering Lab welcomes everyone who has strong willingness in the study of control engineering, mechatronics, robotics, control theory, computational theory, and so on. If you are proficient in Japanese enough (so that you can take examinations and lectures in Japanese), please check this Japanese page. The following instructions are intended for English-speaking prospective students, who would like to do everything in English.

Bachelor's Study in our lab

Undergraduate students will be given an occasion to choose a lab for the graduation study in their 3rd or 4th year. If you would like to know more, please contact Dr. Yamamoto or Dr. Kikuuwe.

Here are details of Degree Programs in English of Kyushu University.

Admission to Master's Program

We have an International Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering. You need to take an entrance examination. Students who pass the examinations are enrolled in October every year.

Applicants are recommended to choose a prospective advisor, either Dr. Yamamoto or Dr. Kikuuwe. Try checking the details of their research fields from websites, and please choose one if possible. If it is difficult, please contact both with a clear explanation on what you would like to study in our lab.

Admission to Doctoral Program

Applicants are recommended to choose a prospective advisor, either Dr. Yamamoto or Dr. Kikuuwe. Try checking the details of their research fields from websites, and please choose one if possible. If it is difficult, please contact both with a clear explanation on what you would like to study in our lab.

Here are dissertation titles advised by Dr. Yamamoto
  • A Dynamical Calculation Method for a Parallel Link Robot
  • A Sensor Based Navigation of Mobile Robot Considering Moving Obstacles
  • Shape Control of Flexible Arm by Wires' Constraints
Here are dissertation titles advised by Dr. Kikuuwe:
  • Identification, Compensation and Estimation of Joint Friction of Robotic Manipulators
  • Friction Compensation and Noise Filtering for Improving the Performance of Frictional Mechatronic Systems
  • Applications of Differential Algebraic Inclusions to the Modeling of Friction and Contact
  • Sliding Mode Noise-Reduction Filters with Parabolic-Shaped Sliding Surfaces for Mechatronic Systems

Application guidelines are found here. The dates of enrollment are the beginnings of April and October every year.

We usually recommend prospective PhD candidates to enroll as research students before taking the entrance examination of the Doctoral course.

Admission as a Research Student

Applicants are recommended to choose a prospective advisor, either Dr. Yamamoto or Dr. Kikuuwe. Try checking the details of their research fields from websites, and please choose one if possible. If it is difficult, please contact both with a clear explanation on what you would like to study in our lab.

The dates of enrollment are the beginnings of April and October every year.

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