About National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College

 It has been 12 years since National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College welcomed its first students in April 2004. It is the youngest college of all the colleges of National Institute of Technology and is situated on a hilly area of Henoko in Nago City in Okinawa, where you can enjoy the beautiful sea and rich nature.

 The college offers four departments: Mechanical Systems Engineering, Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Media Information Engineering and Bioresources Engineering. It also has the department of Integrated Arts and Science, which provides courses for general education for all students in the college. The college has the advanced courses which come right after the five-year departments. The courses provide more advanced skills for students. Since 2015 the college has begun to offer the development program of Aeronautical Engineer, which was firstly introduced into Okinawa College of all the other colleges of National Institute of Technology. The program was founded aiming to make a contribution to create the vision for the 21st-century Okinawa.

 The mission in our college is “To nurture engineers with a pioneering spirit, contribute to the development of society and gain trust of the people”. In order to produce creative engineers, the college adopts Project-Based Learning (PBL), which is one of the college’s educational characteristics.

 The first year students are required to live in the college’s dormitory and second year students are given priority for entering our dormitory and, all of them spend their college life in a mixed-department classes. After the third year onwards they are divided into classes according to their department. Because of the friendship which they built in the life of the dormitory and mixed-department classes, their relationship is tight, and it continues even after they graduate from the college.

 Our students vigorously join extra-curricular activities. Some of them won the first place in the 21st Robot Contest (ROBOCON) and others were awarded in PC Koshien.

 As career education we offer lectures and workshops for our students and oblige them to complete internship. Our graduates make wonderful contributions in various fields: some work for a sector of mechanical engineering, electricity, information communication technology, food industry and medicine and others pursue further education in our advanced courses and other national universities.

 National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College continues to develop in order to meet the demands of Okinawa Prefecture and Japan.

President, Dr. Yasunori ANDO
National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College