The manufacturing technologies in Japan, which have been promoting the development of industry in Japan, will also play central roles in the industry of the 21st century. Mechanical engineering is one of the key studies for the manufacturing. It can be said that mechanical engineering is a discipline for putting our ideas on our mind into concrete shape as a machine. The Department of Mechanical Design Systems Engineering, which has the fundamental principle of "manufacturing that is good for human beings and nature", aims to foster mechanical engineers with high standard of ethics who can create machines that will enrich peoples' lives, putting importance on harmony between human beings and nature. The Department, which is in the location blessed with a beautiful natural environment in Miyazaki where is rich in the green and the sunlight, works on development of machine technologies that meet social needs such as issues of environment and energy, and on advanced research that contributes to development of society.