* 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.
10 Master's Courses and 1 Program
Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering Course
For students who have mastered the fundamentals of mechanical engineering in their undergraduate studies, this course provides further education to enhance their expertise in fields such as mechatronics and aviation and thus enable them to solve real world engineering problems. To that end, emphasis is placed on lectures on a minimum number of required subjects, where the students can expand their capability through research activities in which they extensively apply their expertise even to the boundaries of other disciplines.
Electronic and Photonic Systems Engineering Course
To ensure a safe and secure global society in the near future, the technologies of electronics and optical engineering are indispensable elements of the foundation of society. This course, aiming at the development of the world's most advanced electronic and optical devices and the realization of new systems using such devices, is engaged in materials and device design and research on applications of those devices. Through that work we foster human resources who have advanced knowledge and understanding of the field and can play leadership roles in design, development and research work towards such products in the future.
Infrastructure Systems Engineering Course
In this course, students study sophisticated component technologies and design for the planning, improvement, operation and maintenance of social infrastructure and living environments, and acquire cross-disciplinary technology development capability and design skills. With respect to societal infrastructure such as transportation, water supply, sewerage, information communication, energy, disaster prevention and living environment, we engage in research and provide education in technology and design to promote cooperation between facilities, primarily for the realization of a safe and rich life. Consequently the students' ability to discuss topics across numerous fields will be strengthened and their systematic real world problem solving skills will be developed.
Environmental and Mathematical Sciences Course
In 2015, COP 21 adopted the "Paris Agreement," a historical agreement on global warming countermeasures. As a result, global business rules are about to change drastically. Now companies, governments and local governments face an urgent challenge: to develop plans for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. In this course, we work from a broad knowledge of natural science and environmental science to apply a data science approach (integrating data analytics and simulation studies) to develop the students' design capabilities, particularly the skills of extracting and analyzing the essential relationships underlying natural and social phenomena and developing concrete conclusions and proposals.
Knowledge of chemistry is necessary whenever we deal with substances. In graduate school, our students develop their practical ability by fully utilizing the knowledge they accumulated in undergraduate school, and acquire further knowledge and skills that make them useful to society. In other words, through guided research, the students obtain specialized abilities, for example: the ability to conduct experimentation and research; logical thinking skills; and practical skills. They also develop the skills needed for presentation, communication and debate through regular discussions and off-campus presentations at events such as academic conferences.
Life Science and Technology Course
There has been rapid growth in drug development work based on life science and medical sector expertise, in areas such as biomedicine and the creation of tailor-made medicines using genome information. There has also been great progress in the work to improve breeds of microorganisms and agricultural crops, enhance productivity and quality--all of which are possible with genetic modification and selection based on DNA information. It is expected that industrial circles will need ever more advanced engineers and researchers who can support this trend. To meet that demand, in this master's program we cultivate human resources with strong motivation to contribute to society and a solid sense of ethics, to pursue careers as advanced engineers.
Materials Science and Engineering Course
In this course, students will achieve mastery in fields such as thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, theory of solid physical properties and crystal chemistry, using the fundamental knowledge they acquired in the study of their undergraduate majors. They will study functional expression mechanisms and function control techniques based on a broad range of materials, from the nano to the macro level. In our research, we aim to develop environment-conscious advanced materials so as to establish a circulation of materials that is harmonious with nature. By proactively guiding the students in the performance of academic studies, presentations at domestic and international conferences and the writing of journal papers, and through master's program internships and short-term studies abroad, we aim to cultivate researchers and engineers with deep expertise, broad perspectives and international thinking.
The range of applications of the field of informatics has been constantly expanding, so the human resources (engineers) who are active in this broad field must be able to play a part in the work towards the construction of a better information society.
In the Informatics course, we emphasize both knowledge of core theory and practical skills acquired through project based learning (PBL) scenarios so as to cultivate students with full mastery of the systematic basic knowledge of information engineering and the ability to apply their grasp of the essence of cutting-edge technology to practical work. Furthermore, through education in specialized subjects, we foster generalists with high expertise who can contribute to the information society in various information centered scenarios by applying their broad knowledge not only of information engineering but also of humanity and society.
Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course
The knowledge-based society requires next generation core human resources who can create new knowledge, value and methodologies for problem solving. These resources must be able to apply their rich acquired knowledge and comprehensive management skills to make valuable contributions to various domains of society, in a time when the business environment is growing ever more complex. The Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course aims at the cultivation of professionals who can respond to the needs of this era and can actively connect management work with technology and knowledge from various fields.
We work to foster professionals such as a) engineers and core personnel capable of playing leadership roles in companies, b) mid-career employees who intend to be involved in management, c) executives who are considering establishing new businesses, creating second businesses or launching successor businesses, d) next generation managers who intend to start new businesses, and e) human resources in the public and private sectors who can contribute to regional vitalization and management. To those ends, we offer education ranging from the basics to application of management, offering carefully selected courses taught by instructors with extensive and rich experience and achievements. With practical educational materials for the acquisition of skills such as pragmatic entrepreneurship, business creation, organization management and administrative management, our students study problem solving methodologies and their application to real world problems.
Offering management related knowledge from a global perspective for use in real world activities, we aim to advance issue resolution based on the wisdoms of various specialized fields and on innovative cross-disciplinary studies.
Advanced Educational Practice Course
Recently school education issues have grown diverse and complex, and as a result one of the most pressing current issues in this country is the enhancement of teacher abilities. To resolve this issue, sophisticated teacher training and a concentrated effort are required to ensure that master's program students acquire broad academic knowledge, a deep understanding of subjects, and practical leadership skills.
In order to foster the human resources that are required in the current situation, this course provides the students with advanced knowledge and skills related to science and engineering, not just subject content but also know-how for improving educational methodology. Also, through training such as long-term teaching practice, we provide curriculum through which students can acquire educational capacities including comprehensive practical skill and the ability to systematically improve the educational process through a scientific approach.
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.