National Institute of Technology, Gifu College was established in April, 1963, and started with three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering. In April, 1968, the Department of Architecture, and in April, 1988, the Department of Electronic Control Engineering, were newly attached to the college. The educational objectives of the college are to instruct expert knowledge and techniques and to cultivate technological abilities indispensable to proficient engineers.
One of the important characteristics of the college lies in the provision of continuous five-year education which leads students to become full-fledged members of society as well as proficient engineers. In this system, students can learn effective subjects carefully selected from upper secondary and higher education level curricula.
In the course of general education, students comprehensively learn humanities, natural sciences,and other fundamental subjects indispensable to engineering education. At the same time, they are encouraged to be cultivated as competent members of the society.
In the specialized course, each department has its own unique curriculum necessary for its education. It must be noted that the contents of the specialized subjects instructed in our college are equivalent to university level. In our college, however, importance is attached to the acquisition of practical skills through various experiments and exercises. As a result, students are thoroughly trained so that they can be proficient technical experts with the ability to apply profound theories to practices.
Furthermore, the college is equipped with various facilities, such as gymnasiums, a library, dormitories and so forth, which are open to be utilized as often as possible for education and extracurricular activities. Such educational activities foster respectable character with rich humanity in students.
In the 7th year of Heisei the Faculty of Advanced Engineering was attached to the college so that graduates could study further. The Advanced Faculty has the courses completed within two calendar years.
In April, 2004, the college turned into the Independent Administrative Institution, Institute of National Colleges of Technology.