13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education
Engineering Education for Sustainable Development in 21st Century
17-20 September 2019,Shunan City
The 13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) provides a platform for educators from institutions of higher education to share their knowledge and experiences in practice-based engineering and technology education. Through the Symposium, stakeholders can benefit from sharing innovative teaching methodologies and practices used in colleges from various countries.


ISATE started in 2007 as an international academic exchange between ten institutions (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. Its aim was to enhance the quality of engineering education in each participating institution. In 2010, all the other institutions of Kosen Japan joined the symposium under the initiative of National Institute of Technology (NIT). In 2011, two more polytechnics from Singapore joined this international exchange effort as organisers. In 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium. Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) of Vocational Training Council (VTC) officially joined to become one of the ISATE Organisers in 2017, helping to expand the scope of ISATE to its present state.


  • ISATE 2007 – Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2008 – National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan
  • ISATE 2009 – Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2010 – National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan
  • ISATE 2011 – Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2012 – National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan
  • ISATE 2013 – National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan
  • ISATE 2014 – Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2015 – National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan
  • ISATE 2016 – National Institute of Technology, Sendai College, Japan
  • ISATE 2017 – Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2018 – IVE Engineering Discipline, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
NIT, Tokuyama College


NIT, Tokuyama College International Exchange Page

Our college was founded in 1974. It consists of a liberal arts division and three departments: Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Each department offers a seven-year consecutive course of study, a five-year associate bachelor’s degree course and a two-year advanced course, putting an emphasis on giving full technical education as soon as students enter our college. We ensure that when finishing our course work, the students will be educated and sophisticated enough to contribute to the field of engineering. Our graduates are playing an active and important part in various areas of research and development. We have succeeded in graduating about 4000 such excellent engineers since our foundation.


The city of Shunan is located in the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. It has a population of approximately 150,000 people and covers 656 square kilometers – around the same size as Singapore.

Shunan exists in a harmony between industry and nature. For the casual visitor, Shunan contains many sightseeing attractions, including hot springs, historic sites, plenty of restaurants and numerous bars. Visitors interested more in technology and business are reminded that Shunan is home to such businesses as the petroleum company, Idemitsu Kosan; the chemical companies of Tosoh and Tokuyama; the iron products company, Nisshin Steel; the food processing company, Shimaya; and nearby, in the neighboring city of Kudamatsu, Hitachi Rail Works.




5854-41 Tokuyama, Shunan, Yamaguchi,
745-0874, Japan

By Car or Taxi 5-minute drive from Tokuyama Station to Shunan-Shi-Bunkakaikan


National Institute of Technology, Japan
Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
Ngee Ann polytechnic, Singapore
Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
IVE Engineering Discipline, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong


Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Toyohashi Unviersity of Technology, Japan

ISATE 2019 Secretariat

NIT, Tokuyama College
Gakuendai, Shunan, Yamaguchi, 745-8585, Japan
E-mail: isate2019@tokuyama.ac.jp
HP: https://isate2019.tokuyama.ac.jp
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