Admission Policy

With the motto "Discover it, Nourish it, Realize it. A Place of Wisdom" as its guiding principle, through acting as the central university of the region and being a truly international educational institution, and through providing education founded on untiring research, community action, and the results of these endeavors, Yamaguchi University is dedicated to developing people who will enrich communities and flourish in the world at large.

Accordingly, Yamaguchi University is looking for the following kinds of students.

<Ideal Yamaguchi University Students>

  • People with a desire to conduct high-level, ethical, practical research
  • People capable of applying research results in real-world situations
  • People with a rich sense of humanity, solid ethical compass, and strong social skills

Division

Master's Program

Division of Fundamental Sciences

Ideal Students

Through specialized education in mathematical science, physics, and informatics, this program aims to develop people with the capacity to deal with the needs of society. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students for each course.

Mathematical Sciences Course

  1. People who have received an undergraduate degree in mathematical science or have the equivalent level of learning, and who have a strong desire to acquire further high-level, specialized knowledge
  2. People with an outstanding ability to think logically and represent things numerically
  3. People who wish to work using the grounding they have developed through research in mathematical science

Physics Course

  1. People who have an inquisitive mind concerning physics and who aim to work in related fields
  2. People who will work hard in their research efforts and who enjoy thinking logically
  3. People looking for challenges in new research using a knowledge of physics

Informatics Course

  1. People who have an inquisitive mind concerning informatics and related fields and who aim to work in these fields
  2. People who will practice patience in their research and who enjoy thinking logically
  3. People looking for challenges in new research using a knowledge of informatics

Division of Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry

Ideal Students

Through specialized education in biology, chemistry, and earth science, this program aims to develop people with the capacity to answer the needs of society. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students for each course.

Biology Course

  1. People looking to become engineers and researchers in biology and related fields and who are capable of working and making a difference in many aspects of society
  2. People who have a strong interest in biology, who can think logically, and who can approach research with perseverance
  3. People who will utilize a fundamental knowledge gained as an undergraduate to proactively pursue problems and undertake ambitious research in biology

Chemistry Course

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of chemistry and who wish to work as chemistry experts in the future

Earth Sciences Course

  1. People looking to utilize a fundamental knowledge gained as an undergraduate to proactively and practically pursue problems in earth science
  2. People looking to work in Japan and abroad as engineers in a wide variety of earth science fields, including natural resources, materials, the environment, emergency management, and construction

Division of Mechanical Engineering

Ideal Students

This division seeks to develop high-level specialized professionals that can practically research and develop environment and energy systems, aerospace systems, medical support systems, and intelligent machine systems, and who have the ability to discover and solve problems while effectively communicating and presenting. To do this, it gives students an academic grounding in mechanical engineering that covers knowledge involving system engineering, design production engineering, and mechanical energy, which form the core of specialized learning in the field of mechanical engineering. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students for each course.

Biomedical Engineering Course

  1. People looking to make a difference in international society and local communities as high-level specialist engineers in the field of machinery
  2. People with basic academic skills and broad-based learning in mechanical engineering, and the desire to continue a comprehensive study of high-level mechanical engineering
  3. People who have specialized knowledge and applied skills in medical aid systems and who wish to conduct self-directed research
  4. People who aim to become internationally-active engineers and researchers leading the world in the bioscience and healthcare fields, and who wish to progress to a doctoral program in the future

Aerospace and Thermal Engineering Course

  1. People looking to make a difference in international society and local communities as high-level specialist engineers in the field of machinery
  2. People with basic academic skills and broad-based learning in mechanical engineering, and the desire to continue a comprehensive study of high-level mechanical engineering
  3. People who have specialized knowledge and applied skills in environment and energy systems, as well as aerospace systems, and who wish to conduct self-directed research
  4. People who aim to become internationally-active engineers and researchers leading the world in the field of environment and energy systems, as well as aerospace systems, and who wish to progress to a doctoral program in the future

Mechanosystems Design Engineering Course

  1. People looking to make a difference in international society and local communities as high-level specialist engineers in the field of machinery
  2. People with basic academic skills and broad-based learning in mechanical engineering, and the desire to continue a comprehensive study of high-level mechanical engineering
  3. People who have specialized knowledge and applied skills in intelligent machine systems and who wish to conduct self-directed research
  4. People who aim to become internationally-active engineers and researchers leading the world in the intelligent systems field, and who wish to progress to a doctoral program in the future

Division of Construction and Environmental Engineering

Ideal Students

By providing a specialized grounding in construction engineering, environmental engineering, and architecture, this program seeks to develop professionals who have a broad-based specialized knowledge of civil and environmental engineering, international construction technology, environmental systems engineering, and architecture, as well as the ability to discover and solve problems while effectively communicating and presenting. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students for each course.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Course

  1. People looking to become engineers or researchers capable of improving the social infrastructure of mature communities
  2. People with basic academic and applied skills in the construction and environment fields
  3. People who have the strong engineering sense and autonomy needed to discover and solve problems
  4. People who can understand the social responsibilities of engineers in the construction and environment fields

Civil and Environmental Engineering International Course

  1. People looking to become engineers and researchers capable of contributing to international development projects and technical cooperation projects
  2. People with basic academic and applied skills in the construction and environment fields
  3. People who have the strong engineering sense and autonomy needed to discover and solve problems
  4. People who can understand the social responsibilities of engineers in the construction and environment fields

Environmental System Engineering Course

  1. People with the desire and capacity to build sustainable social infrastructure through environmental systems engineering
  2. People who, in order to take high-level specialized subjects in environmental systems engineering, have a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. gained through an undergraduate course and who intend to study environmental systems engineering
  3. People who can understand the social responsibilities of engineers and researchers engaged in environmental systems engineering and who intend to work towards solving global environmental problems

Architecture Course

  1. People who have a specialized knowledge of architecture (building structures, building environments, and architectural planning) and who can engage in innovative research
  2. People with a strong desire and passion for learning specialized skills in the field of architecture
  3. People who value a deeper sense of and ability to apply logic in architecture and who have the ability to make a difference in society
  4. People who understand the role of architecture from an international perspective and who can solve problems in a self-directed fashion

Division of Applied Chemistry

Ideal Students

This program seeks to, through the systematic study of specialized subjects with a grounding in specialized learning pertaining to mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, and specialized fields of chemistry, develop high-level specialized professionals who are creative and have a wide perspective supported by a broad-based specialized knowledge of materials chemistry, life sciences, chemical engineering, and environment-related sciences and technology, and who have the ability to discover and solve problems and to communicate and present effectively. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students for each course.

Materials Chemistry Course

  1. People who have an interest in materials chemistry, which supports applications concerning the environment, energy, nanotechnology and materials, and IT, and who wish to seek out new challenges with a deep curiosity
  2. People who possess a strong sense of humanity and ethics, who are looking to become high level engineers or researchers in the above fields, and who are capable of working in many aspects of society
  3. Innovative people who have an interest in conducting research and who can carry out research in a self-reliant fashion based on research plans
  4. People who proactively discuss their research with many others and who intend to clearly convey their research findings to the world

Bioengineering and Chemistry Engineering Course

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of fields including organic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, chemical engineering, and genetic engineering, and who wish to conduct self-directed research based on this knowledge
  2. People who can flexibly utilize knowledge gained in the above academic pursuits and who intend to act in an international capacity in a variety of fields
  3. People who wish to work in a broad range of fields, from basic research to development, production, and management

Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Course

  1. People with the desire and capacity to build sustainable social infrastructure through environmental chemistry and chemical engineering
  2. People who, in order to take high-level specialized subjects in environmental chemistry, have a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. gained through an undergraduate course and who intend to study environmental science and environmental engineering
  3. People who can understand the social responsibilities of environmental scientists and engineers and who wish to work towards solving global environmental problems

Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering

Ideal Students

This program seeks to develop high-level specialized professionals who have gained an expert grounding in electrical and electronic engineering and intelligence and information engineering through an undergraduate program, who have the creativity and broad-based specialized knowledge to flexibly address the rapid development of these fields, and who can act in a global capacity with the ability to communicate and present effectively. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students for each course.

Electronic Devices Engineering Course

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering and related fields, and who have a strong desire to acquire high-level knowledge and skills in specialized fields
  2. People who have an interest in electronic device engineering fields (e.g. semiconductors, magnetic materials, meta-materials, plasma, and superconductors), who are creative and have an inquisitive mind, and who have a desire to engage in proactive research and development
  3. People who are self-directed and cooperative and who wish to use the specialized knowledge and skills they have developed to make a difference in local communities and international society

Electronic Systems Engineering Course

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering and related fields, and who have a strong desire to acquire high-level knowledge and skills in specialized fields
  2. People with an interest in electronic systems engineering (electromagnetic systems, system measurement, system control, and power electronics), who are creative and have an inquisitive mind, and who wish to engage in proactive research and development
  3. People who are self-directed and cooperative and who wish to use the specialized knowledge and skills they have developed to make a difference in local communities and international society

Intelligent Systems and Media Engineering Course

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of information engineering and related fields, and who have a strong desire to acquire high-level knowledge and skills in specialized fields
  2. People who have an interest in intelligence technologies and media processing technologies, who are creative and have an inquisitive mind, and who have a desire to engage in proactive research and development
  3. People who are self-directed and cooperative and who wish to use the specialized knowledge and skills they have developed to make a difference in local communities and international society

Information Systems Engineering Course

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of information engineering and related fields, and who have a strong desire to acquire high-level knowledge and skills in specialized fields
  2. People who have an interest in information and communications technologies and information system building technologies, who are passionate about achieving a high-level, information-oriented society, and who will bring enthusiasm to research and development
  3. People who are self-directed and cooperative and who wish to use the specialized knowledge and skills they have developed to make a difference in local communities and international society

Division of Agricultural Sciences

Ideal Students

This program aims to develop self-reliant researchers and engineers with a rich sense of humanity, international sensibilities, and a high level specialized knowledge of and skills concerning the field of agricultural science.

Agricultural Course

  1. People with a comprehensive, specialized, and fundamental knowledge of organisms, the environment, and biological life
  2. People looking to research biological production, environmental management and diversity maintenance, and biological resource exploration and utilization from a high-level scientific perspective
  3. People with the fundamental knowledge and academic skills needed in the Agriculture Course

Applied Bioscience Course

  1. People with a comprehensive, specialized, and fundamental knowledge of organisms, the environment, and biological life
  2. People looking to research the development and application of biological functions, food and health chemistry, and environmental remediation from a high-level scientific perspective
  3. People with the fundamental knowledge and academic skills needed in the Applied Bioscience Course(Note) Students will decide on their courses through discussions with advisers after matriculation.

Doctoral Program

Division of Natural Science

Ideal Students

This program aims to develop self-reliant researchers and high-level engineers with comprehensive research ability through high-level studies and research and the acquisition of advanced skills in advanced fields of mathematical science, physics, informatics, chemistry, and earth science. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students.

  1. People who intend to identify and frame problems in fundamental natural science fields and a wide variety of related fields using the specialized knowledge and experience of one who has completed a master's program
  2. People who aim to approach natural science research with a focus on achieving symbiosis between nature and mankind, to develop methods and routes to solving new problems, and to become self-reliant researchers or engineers.

Division of Systems and Design Engineering

Ideal Students

This program seeks to develop people who have a broad-based knowledge of fields related to their area of expertise and who have the ability to direct entire projects and create innovation with a long-term outlook. It also seeks to develop people with the high sense of ethics required of globally-active engineers, with knowledge of intellectual property, and with the ability to discover and solve high-level problems in their field of expertise in the areas of mechanical engineering, electronic systems engineering, power systems engineering, intelligent systems and media engineering, and information systems engineering. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students.

  1. People aiming to become engineers and researchers with high-level advanced skills in any of the fields of mechanical engineering, electronic systems engineering, power systems engineering, intelligent systems and media engineering, or information systems engineering.
  2. People who can proactively discover and frame research problems and who can solve problems in a self-reliant fashion
  3. People aiming to become engineers and researchers who can contribute to the development of international society and local communities through the development of innovative technologies and research findings that are highly original and genuinely useful
  4. People looking to experience international and academia-industry collaboration through research and aiming to become engineers and researchers capable of demonstrating leadership in their field

Division of Environmental Engineering

Ideal Students

This program seeks to develop people who can make a difference in the international community through a familiarity with all aspects of environmentally conscious scientific and technological systems used to reduce carbon levels and make the world safer, more secure, and sustainable. Moreover, it seeks to develop those who can contribute to green innovation through advanced problem-solving, and who have the general grounding in all engineering fields needed to build living spaces and social infrastructure that are safe and comfortable for residents at the city, farming community, home, and individual level in order to achieve a recycling-based society where human activity is in harmony with the natural environment. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students.

  1. People aiming to become engineers and researchers with high-level advanced skills in any of the fields of mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, architecture, or environmental science.
  2. People who can proactively discover and frame research problems and who can solve problems in a self-reliant fashion
  3. People aiming to become engineers and researchers who can contribute to the development of i nternational society and local communities through the development of innovative technologies and research findings that are highly original and genuinely useful
  4. People who can understand the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers, and researchers engaged in environmental science and who intend to work towards solving global environmental problems

Division of Materials Science and Engineering

Ideal Students

This program aims to develop people who can keep pace with rapidly-evolving technological innovation involving materials and devices, who have high-level expertise and research capabilities involving nanotechnology, who have the broad-based knowledge and skillset needed to develop materials and devices, who can manage all aspects of these endeavors, who have a global perspective and strong proficiency in English, who make use of worldwide wisdom in areas outside of one's research, and who can quickly create new things in teams of researchers from different academic backgrounds. Accordingly, this program desires the following kinds of students.

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of specialized fields in electronic device engineering, materials and energy engineering, and applied chemistry from a master's program, English language ability, and the passion and intent to take part in cutting-edge research
  2. People who wish to develop innovative technologies in materials engineering and who wish to contribute to the development of international society
  3. People who have an interest in both specialized fields of engineering as well as engineering ethics, intellectual property rights, technology management, and global environmental problems, and who aim to become researchers and engineers with a broad perspective

Division of Life Science

Ideal Students

This program aims to develop people who, through cooperation with people in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and other fields not limited to traditional areas of specialization, will engage in distinctive interdisciplinary education and research with an advanced, specialized knowledge of and skillset in medical engineering, biomolecular science, and agri-bioscience, and will develop the high level specialized skills for making a difference at companies and research institutes involved with medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, or foods.

Biomedical Engineering Course

This course focuses on the digitization of biological information and aims to familiarize students with theories pertaining to new trends in medical care and welfare and develop people with the broad, innovative perspective needed to engage in research and development involving state-of-the-art medical devices.

(Ideal Students)

  1. People who have a grounding in the digitization of biological information and the fundamental knowledge needed to study research and development involving the analysis of life phenomena, pathological conditions, treatment methods, and state-of-the-art medical devices.
  2. Highly-creative people with a strong intellectual curiosity concerning medicine and medical care.
  3. People who have the capacity to become researcher advisers in new fields that involve both medicine and engineering.

Applied Molecular Bioscience Course

This course develops people who can conduct research and development involving biological function analysis at the molecular and cellular levels, bioinformatics, chemosynthesis, and advanced biotechnologies, and who have the broad, creative perspective to enable the application of these technologies.

(Ideal Students)

  1. People who have a fundamental knowledge of fields such as chemistry, bioscience, and biology, and who aim to conduct research and development involving valuable molecules and work in industries related to chemistry, pharmaceuticals, or biotechnology.
  2. People who have a fundamental knowledge centered on the metabolisms of and molecular functions involved in microorganisms, flora, and fauna, and who aim to work in industries related to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or biotechnology.

Agricultural Sciences Course

This course aims to develop creative people with a broad perspective who can analyze and evaluate food-, biological life-, and environment-related events and compound events involving all of these fields from a variety of perspectives ranging from micro to macro perspectives, and who can solve diverse problems involving agri-bioscience through research and development involving food science, biological production, and environmental control.

(Ideal Students)

  1. People who have a comprehensive, specialized, and fundamental knowledge of food, biological life, and the environment, and who have a great interest in and a passion to address a variety of problems involving agri-bioscience.
  2. People who are ambitious about acquiring high-level, specialized, and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills and who aim to attain a supervisory position in fields that include food, biotechnology, agribusiness, and environmental preservation.