The Graduate School of Science and Technology offers a two-year Master's program. The Master's program aims for the establishment of advanced fundamentals in science and technology through courseworks and independent research projects under appropriate guidance from faculty members.

Graduate School of Science and Technology

The Graduate School of Science and Technology is divided into the following three sub-schools, and every graduate student in the Master's program will belong to one of those sub-schools. Students will perform research projects under the guidance of their academic advisors who belong to one of the centers.

School of Fundamental Science and Technology

  • Center for Mathematics
  • Center for Physics Center for Molecular Chemistry
  • Center for Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics
  • Center for Chemical Biology
  • Center for Biosciences and Informatics

School of Integrated Design Engineering

  • Center for Multidisciplinary and Design Science
  • Center for System Integration Engineering
  • Center for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Center for Material Design Science

School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems

  • Center for Space and Environment Design Engineering
  • Center for Science of Environment and Energy
  • Center for Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Center for Information and Computer Science
  • Center for Open Systems Management

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Master's program is divided into four categories: General courses, Specialized courses, Independent Study course and Graduate Research course. Regardless of their majors, students are free to take any of the General courses and Specialised courses to complete their programme to a total of at least 30 credits. Each lecture course is usually worth 2 credits.

Most of the courses are offered on a semester system consisting of Spring semester (April-July) and Fall semester (September-January). Some courses are offered on a quarter system (twice a week) or in a short-term intensive format.

Selection of Advisor

To apply for the International Graduate Program, finding an academic advisor is vital as our graduate program is a research-oriented program. You can use "Staff Profile" tool to find more information on our faculty members including contact information.

Before submitting your application, choose your prospective research advisor among our faculty members who are qualifed as thesis advisors.

Please contact your prospective research advisor to discuss your research plan thoroughly. Applicants who have failed to do this prior to submitting their applications have a much smaller chance of acceptance.

Requirements for Completion

To complete the Master's Program at Graduate School of Science and Technology, students need to study in the program at least two academic years and complete at least 30 credits, including 4 credits of Independent Study and 6 credits of Graduate Research 1. Upon completion, students need to submit their Master's thesis and get it approved.

Course Category

Credit Number

Notes

Independent Study

(課題研究科目)

4 credits

Should be registered in the first year of the program.

Graduate Research 1

(特別研究第1)

6 credits

Should be registered in the second year of the program after completing

at least 16 credits including Independent Study in the first year.

General Courses

(総合科目)

20 credits

Up to 6 credits can be counted to fulfill your degree requirement.

Specialized Courses

(専門科目)

No upper limit for credit numbers.

TOTAL

30 credits

Free Elective Courses

(自由科目)

-

Free Elective Courses are optional, and cannot be counted

towards your degree requirement. (e.g. Japanese)

Degrees Offered

Students who complete the program will obtain the following degrees depend on the sub-school they belong to.

Sub-School

Type of Degree Offered

School of Fundamental Science and Technology

Master of Science in Engineering

or

Master of Science

School of Integrated Design Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

or

Master of Science

School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems

Master of Science in Engineering

Applications

Please refer to the following webpage for the details of application process.

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