Master's Program

* Master's classes are given in Japanese.

The master's program offers students the opportunity to refine their choice of specialization in order to work towards an advanced professional identity. The master's program is designed to cultivate the skills required to work in the field, from knowledge of basic principles to skills in advanced technology, all from a macrocosmic perspective. As well, students will acquire the ability to perceive potential needs of society and to form and implement strategies for meeting those needs. The corresponding practical skills for achieving such goals are also necessary, so creativity, self-expression and flexibility in the face of diversity will be cultivated.

In the master's program, students choose a main area of study and are also encouraged to study others. This provides them with a specialty and also maintains a breadth of background.

12 Master's Courses and 1 Program

Intelligent Mechanical Engineering Course

This course aims to develop human resources who can contribute to society not only through conventional mechanical engineering, but also through deep specialized knowledge in areas such as computers and control, and next-generation manufacturing technology based on that. Students broaden their specialized abilities in mechatronics, robotics, and other fields after developing a thorough understanding of basic mechanical engineering, and cultivate the ability to solve engineering problems through research activities.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

The ability to analyze various mechanical phenomena, and develop next-generation machinery

Advanced measurement and control technology used in robotics, etc.

Techniques needed for design of intelligent mechanical systems, and the ability to integrate those techniques

Aerospace Engineering Course

This course aims to develop human resources with deep specialized knowledge relating to structures, fluids, propulsion, control, space measurement, and other aspects of aerospace engineering--a field combining sophisticated mechanical and electronic technologies. Students broaden their specialized abilities in aerospace engineering, intelligent mechanical engineering, electronic/photonic engineering, and other fields, and cultivate research abilities enabling them to deal with sophisticated technical issues.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

High-level specialized knowledge of structures, fluids, propulsion, control, space measurement, and other topics relating to aerospace engineering

Knowledge of cutting-edge technology for aerospace engineering

The ability to pose and solve problems through research activities aimed at overcoming technical challenges needed for the aerospace engineering field of the future

Energy Engineering Course

This course aims to develop human resources who can lead R&D directly relating to energy industries or energy technology, human resources to be engaged in technology development in a wide-ranging engineering fields, and human resources who have a broad perspective including environmental technology and competencies such as management abilities for solving global energy problems. Students learn about state-of-the-art research results and technical issues in next-generation energy, and develop the ability to apply technologies and promote projects through research.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

Basic abilities enabling scientific, quantitative understanding of energy

Application abilities enabling research and development from an energy perspective in diverse fields

Problem solving capabilities enabling proposal of solutions based on a holistic view of energy problems

Electronic and Photonic Systems Engineering Course

This course aims to develop human resources capable of working on the front lines of product design, development, and research, while exploiting specialized knowledge of electronic and photonic technology, in settings such as communications/measurement related companies, automobile related companies, electric power companies, and electrical manufacturers. Students acquire high-level knowledge and understanding in the fields of electronic/photonic devices and information/communications, and develop the ability to apply that specialize knowledge to research and development through research activities.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

Design and development of digital and analog circuits

Research and development of electronic/photonic materials and devices

Design and implementation of measurement and information/communications systems

Infrastructure Systems Engineering Course

This course aims to develop human resources for work in occupations such as planning, design, technology development, and research for developing, managing, and maintaining everything from living environments to social infrastructure. Students learn high-level basic technology and design for planning, developing, operating, and maintaining social infrastructure and living environments, and cultivate systematic problem-solving abilities for use in real-world society through the practice of technology development and design cutting across the various fields which make up social systems engineering.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

Interdisciplinary technology development capabilities (civil engineering, architecture, urban engineering)

Interdisciplinary design capabilities (civil engineering, architecture, urban engineering)

Systematic problem-solving abilities

Environmental and Mathematical Sciences Course

This course aims to develop human resources capable of data analysis and management work at private companies, specialized work at public institutions, and analysis, planning, and other tasks at consulting companies. Students cultivate the ability to identify and analyze the essence of natural and social phenomena, and derive conclusions and proposals by using a data science approach based on wide-ranging knowledge relating to natural science and environmental science.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

Environmental design science (climate change science + risk management engineering)

Data analytics (statistical science + measurement/AI engineering)

Simulation science (mathematical science + system design engineering)

Chemistry Course

This course aims to develop human resources capable of conducting research combining the concrete (experiments, reagents, etc.) and the abstract (concepts, etc.) and working in research positions in the chemistry field. Through research guidance, students master specialized skills (experimental, research, logical thinking, and practical), and cultivate their abilities in areas such as presentation, communication, and debate through discussions and outside presentations at conferences and other venues.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

Basic knowledge of chemistry and the skills to apply it

Experimental and logical thinking abilities needed for research

Ability to plan while taking into account safety and the environment

Life Science and Technology Course

This course aims to develop human resources knowledgeable in the fields of molecular, cellular, developmental, and genome biology, genetic engineering, and metabolic engineering who can contribute to society through research and development. Students acquire systematic knowledge enabling them to comprehensively consider cell metabolism/development and biological evolution, absorb knowledge from academic articles through project research, and develop the ability to further advance that knowledge.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

Ability to analyze genome information

Ability to analyze metabolism

Applied abilities relating to modification of the genetic program

Materials Science and Engineering Course

This course aims to develop human resources, with specialized abilities and an international sensibility who consider mechanisms of functional expression and control of materials based on a fundamental grounding in natural science, and can work in research and development positions in public institutions and private companies. Students acquire a deep understanding of thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, crystal chemistry, and other topics, and cultivate a high degree of specialization and a broad perspective through research, internships, and short-term study abroad.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

The ability to understand and explain the functional expression and control mechanisms of various materials based on electron theory

Ability to present one's own research results at an academic conference or in an article

Communication skills for working internationally

Informatics Course

This course aims to develop human resources who can work in positions requiring sophisticated technical abilities, and positions in charge of overall management of system development. Students acquire systematic, basic knowledge of informatics with an emphasis on theory and practice, master applied abilities by grasping the essence of state-of-the-art technology, gain wide-ranging knowledge of people and society, and cultivate highly-specialized skills enabling contribution to the information society from various standpoints.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

The ability to quickly grasp and practically utilize the essence of state-of-the-art technologies (basic course + PBL education)

The ability to manage and drive overall system development (PBL education + advanced seminar)

Wide-ranging knowledge and outstanding insight relating to people and information (advanced seminars + specialized subjects)

Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course

This course develops next-generation, core human resources for the knowledge-based society, capable of creating new knowledge, values, and problem-solving methodologies supported by a wealth of scholarship and comprehensive management abilities usable in the diverse settings of society in an ever more complex management environment. Knowledge on management is provided from a global perspective, in diverse fields such as practical entrepreneurship, business creation, organization management, and government administration management, and students cultivate the ability to solve problems by using what they've learned in diverse specialized areas with new cross-domain ideas.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

The ability to create new knowledge, values, and methodologies for problem solving

The ability to connect academics, technology, and knowledge in diverse fields with management, and to respond to the needs of the times such as problem solving

Management capabilities relating to business startup, second startup, business succession, and company management

Advanced Educational Practice Course

This course aims to develop human resources who have both sophisticated engineering knowledge/skills and practical abilities, and can serve as leaders in educational settings. Students acquire high-level knowledge and skills relating to the science and engineering which are the curriculum content and also a means of improving education methods, and cultivate comprehensive practical skills as instructors through long-term education training and other approaches, as well as capabilities for making organization-based improvements in the educational process using scientific techniques and knowledge.

◆Cultivated specialized skills

The ability to improve education processes in an organization-based way using scientific techniques and knowledge

Sophisticated knowledge and skills relating to science and engineering as a means of improving curriculum content and education methods

Comprehensive practical skills as an instructor

Long-term master's program

For those who wish to obtain a master's degree but have limited time due to work circumstances, we provide a long-term masters program which allows study over a longer period. Usually the master's program is two years in duration, but students who are admitted to the long-term program can study in the graduate school for up to 10 years (longer than two years and a half on a unit of six months). The tuition depends on number of credits studied. Students are required to pay a course registration fee of 33,000 yen per credit.