About the Management Group at the Department of Civil Engineering


Our aim at the Management Group is to produce graduates who can successfully and viably implement construction and infrastructure projects in any part of the world.

The group was inaugurated as the Infrastructure Systems Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering in October of 1989. To better reflect the issues covered in the laboratory, the lab was renamed to the Construction Management/Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (CMIS) in 1993.

In April of 1999, several Professors that founded the CMIS laboratory transferred to the department of International Studies at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS). Henceforth, the Management Group has been comprised of faculty and students from the Department of Civil Engineering as well as the Department of International Studies at the GSFS. This inter-departmental collaboration has been at the root of the Management Group’s long history of interdisciplinary research.

In addition to its interdisciplinary approaches, students and researchers of the Management Group become part of an international team. One third of our students are from overseas, with our graduates and current students coming from a diverse range of countries (Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, France, Guatemala, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam, and others).

Career Prospects

The greatest asset of the Management Group is undoubtedly our vast alumni network. The research focus of our laboratory prepares graduates to make a wide range of career choices. The career paths of graduates have not been limited to just public and private agencies involved in civil engineering and infrastructure projects; the Management Group’s alumni community can be found all over some of the most prestigious companies and institutions in Japan and the international community.

The diversity of our alumni network has proved that members of the Management Group have benefited from great career opportunities (e.g., Dentsu Inc.; Hazama Ando Corporation; Inpex Corporation; The International Finance Corporation (WB Group); The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Marubeni Corporation; McKinsey & Co.; Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan; Mitsui & Co.; Morgan Stanley; Narita Airport; Nippon-Koei; Padeco; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Japan; Shimizu Corporation; The World Bank, and others).