Diploma Policy

Division

Master's Program

Division of Fundamental Sciences

By providing a specialized grounding in mathematics, physics, and informatics, this division seeks to develop professionals with high-level expertise capable of working in diverse fields in a highly information-based society and researchers with a fundamental grounding in interdisciplinary areas of research. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a thesis examination and passing a final exam. Students completing this division's program will receive a Master of Science degree.

Mathematical Sciences Course

  1. The ability to think logically through discussions concerning mathematical science
  2. The ability to appropriately articulate sophisticated mathematical science facts
  3. The ability to acquire and utilize higher-level specialized knowledge based on the fundamental knowledge of mathematical science the student has so far developed
  4. The ability to think logically, communicate, and give presentations

Physics Course

  1. Fundamental scientific knowledge, English ability, and basic knowledge as a researcher
  2. The ability to think based on a specialized knowledge of physics
  3. The ability to think logically, communicate, and give presentations
  4. The ability to discover and proactively solve social problems concerning physics

Informatics Course

  1. Fundamental scientific knowledge, English ability, and basic knowledge as a researcher
  2. The ability to think based on a specialized knowledge of informatics
  3. The ability to think logically, communicate, and give presentations
  4. The ability to discover and proactively solve social problems concerning informatics

Division of Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry

In addition to giving students a specialized grounding in biology, chemistry, and earth science, this division seeks to develop professionals who have a high-level expertise capable of working in diverse fields and researchers with a fundamental grounding in interdisciplinary areas of research and who can act in an international capacity with extensive English language ability and communication skills. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a thesis examination and passing a final exam. Students completing this division's program will receive a Master of Science degree.

Biology Course

  1. Fundamental bioscience knowledge, English ability, and a sense of ethics as a researcher
  2. Expertise in bioscience and the ability to apply learning towards work or research and to expand the world of academia or develop industry.
  3. The ability to write logically, communicate, and give presentations in order to succeed in a career
  4. The ability to discover and proactively solve problems concerning bioscience

Chemistry Course

  1. Fundamental knowledge of science, English ability, and a sense of ethics as a researcher
  2. Specialized knowledge of chemistry and the ability to continually acquire new knowledge.
  3. Fundamental ability pertaining to chemistry and the ability to think logically, communicate, and give presentations
  4. Curiosity and the ability to think flexibly, as well as the ability to discover and proactively solve social problems concerning chemistry

Earth Sciences Course

  1. The capacity to approach issues from various directions with a global perspective and the ability to objectively evaluate the impact science and technology have on society.
  2. The ability to solve real-life problems by utilizing high-level expertise in the production of materials, ceramics, etc., mapping resources, and applying solutions to natural disasters and environmental problems.
  3. The ability to leverage teamwork to solve problems and to give rational explanations
  4. The ability to personally identify issues concerning earth science and solve them systematically

Division of Mechanical Engineering

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. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a thesis examination and passing a final exam. Students completing this division's program will receive a Master of Engineering degree.

Biomedical Engineering Course

  1. The ability to understand high-level technologies while modeling and analyzing phenomena, all skills required of high-level specialized engineers in the field of machinery.
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems
  3. The ability to conduct high-level discussions and communicate on engineering matters
  4. The ability to give presentations, including in English
  5. The ability to recognize one's social responsibilities as mechanical engineers
  6. The fundamental knowledge needed to hold discussions on engineering issues with experts and medical professionals in the life sciences field and healthcare industry.
  7. The ability to discover and solve engineering problems in the life sciences field and healthcare industry

Aerospace and Thermal Engineering Course

  1. The ability to understand high-level technologies while modeling and analyzing phenomena, all skills required of high-level specialized engineers in the field of machinery.
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems
  3. The ability to conduct high-level discussions and communicate on engineering matters
  4. The ability to give presentations, including in English
  5. The ability to recognize one's social responsibilities as mechanical engineers
  6. The ability to understand high-level engineering related to environment and energy systems as well as aerospace systems
  7. The ability to model and analyze phenomena related to environment and energy systems as well as aerospace systems

Mechanosystems Design Engineering Course

  1. The ability to understand high-level technologies while modeling and analyzing phenomena, all skills required of high-level specialized engineers in the field of machinery.
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems
  3. The ability to conduct high-level discussions and communicate on engineering matters
  4. The ability to give presentations, including in English
  5. The ability to recognize one's social responsibilities as mechanical engineers
  6. The ability to model mechanical phenomena pertaining to actual mechanical systems
  7. The ability to utilize measurement, control, and informational techniques to analyze mechanical phenomena and build measurement control systemsh

Division of Construction and Environmental Engineering

By providing a specialized grounding in construction engineering, environmental engineering, and architecture, this division seeks to develop professionals to 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. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a thesis examination and passing a final exam. Students completing this division's program will receive a Master of Engineering degree.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Course

  1. The ability to discover and solve problems as applicable to the next-generation civil engineering and construction industries in a mature economy.
  2. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized professional and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  3. Fundamental and cross-disciplinary knowledge of the construction, environment, and architecture industries
  4. High-level, fundamental knowledge of civil engineering and construction engineering
  5. Comprehensive learning in discussion, presentation, etc. techniques

Civil and Environmental Engineering International Course

  1. The ability to discover and solve problems as applicable to international civil engineering and construction business, as well as technical cooperation projects
  2. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized professional and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  3. Fundamental and cross-disciplinary knowledge of the construction, environment, and architecture industries
  4. High-level, fundamental knowledge of civil engineering and construction engineering
  5. The ability to discuss engineering matters in a foreign language
  6. Comprehensive learning in discussion, presentation, etc. techniques

Environmental System Engineering Course

  1. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized professional and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  2. Fundamental and cross-disciplinary knowledge of the construction, environment, and architecture industries
  3. Broad-based knowledge and high-level skills pertaining to resource recycling and urban environments (construction of urban metabolic systems) with a regard for environmental preservation, environmental cleanup, and safety
  4. The ability to discover and solve environmental problems in Japan and abroad (particularly Asia)
  5. Comprehensive communication ability, including foreign language capability and skills in discussing and presenting

Architecture Course

  1. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized professional and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  2. Fundamental and cross-disciplinary knowledge of the construction, environment, and architecture industries
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of architectural structure, architectural environments, and architectural planning
  4. The ability to understand the social and cultural significance, as well as the impact on the natural environment, of projects in which architectural engineers engage, as well as the skill to develop architectural design solutions to solve problems
  5. Practical communication ability with respect to areas such as discussing issues and giving presentations from a global perspective

Division of Applied Chemistry

This division 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. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a thesis examination and passing a final exam. This division's curriculum focuses mainly on engineering subjects and confers Doctor of Engineering degrees, some students may take classes outside of this division that may not fall under the field of engineering. Such students may receive a Master of Philosophy degree following an examination of the classes taken and dissertations.

Materials Chemistry Course

  1. The ability to discover and solve problems using a broad-based, fundamental knowledge of chemistry and engineering
  2. The ability to communicate and give presentations on specialized subjects
  3. The ability to apply specialized knowledge towards international applications
  4. The ability to understand the nature and structure of substances at the atomic and molecular levels
  5. The ability to utilize environmentally-conscious approaches to solve a variety of problems involving substances
  6. The ability to leverage specialized knowledge and a capacity for problem-solving concerning the nature and structure of substances to realize new functions and achieve efficient production methods and energy usage

Bioengineering and Chemistry Engineering Course

  1. The ability to discover and solve problems using a broad-based, fundamental knowledge of chemistry and engineering
  2. The ability to communicate and give presentations on specialized subjects
  3. The ability to apply specialized knowledge towards international applications
  4. The ability to understand life phenomena and chemical reactions at the atomic and molecular levels
  5. The ability to solve a variety of life science problems by utilizing a knowledge of bioengineering and chemistry
  6. The ability to develop methods for developing substances that use biological functions, methods for synthesizing molecules, etc. related to organisms and medical treatment, and methods for analyzing and designing production systems.

Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Course

  1. The ability to discover and solve problems using a broad-based, fundamental knowledge of chemistry and engineering
  2. The ability to communicate and give presentations on specialized subjects
  3. The ability to apply specialized knowledge towards international applications
  4. The ability to understand the concept of green chemistry and to proactively engage in the development and analysis of methods for designing and producing green chemical substances
  5. The ability to proactively engage in environmental cleanup and the development of materials that have energy producing and saving functions
  6. A grounding in chemical engineering and the ability to proactively solve a variety of problems in manufacturing industries and environment-related fields

Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering

This division seeks to develop high-level specialized professionals who have a expert grounding in electrical and electronic engineering and intelligence and information engineering, who utilize creativity and a broad-based specialized knowledge of electronic devices, electrical and electronic systems, computer hardware and software, computer intelligence, and high-level information systems to build electrical and electronic information systems, and who have the ability to communicate and present effectively. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a dissertation examination and passing a final exam. Students completing this division's program will receive a Doctor of Engineering degree.

Electronic Devices Engineering Course

  1. Fundamental knowledge of and specialized skills in electrical and electronic engineering as well as in information and communications engineering
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems concerning research and development and the ability to communicate on engineering matters
  3. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized engineer and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  4. The perspective of one who can act on the global stage
  5. Fundamental knowledge and structured specialized knowledge of electronic device engineering (e.g. semiconductors, magnetic materials, metamaterials, plasma, and superconductors)
  6. Broad-based expertise and the ability to execute in research and development involving electronic devices and advanced materials

Electronic Systems Engineering Course

  1. Fundamental knowledge of and specialized skills in electrical and electronic engineering as well as in information and communications engineering
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems concerning research and development and the ability to communicate on engineering matters
  3. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized engineer and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  4. The perspective of one who can act on the global stage
  5. Basic mathematical ability required of those who design and manage plant systems, electrical and electronic device systems, etc. and a broad-based knowledge concerning system building
  6. Fundamental knowledge of electromagnetic systems, system measurement, system control, and power electronics, and the ability to discover and solve applied problems in these areas

Intelligent Systems and Media Engineering Course

  1. Fundamental knowledge of and specialized skills in electrical and electronic engineering as well as in information and communications engineering
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems concerning research and development and the ability to communicate on engineering matters
  3. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized engineer and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  4. A fundamental knowledge as well as a structured, specialized knowledge of computer intelligence
  5. A fundamental knowledge as well as a structured, specialized knowledge of matters concerning the processing of media such as images and voice
  6. The ability to utilize intelligence technologies in research and development and media processing technologies, and the ability to execute projects

Information Systems Engineering Course

  1. Fundamental knowledge of and specialized skills in electrical and electronic engineering as well as in information and communications engineering
  2. The ability to discover and solve problems concerning research and development and the ability to communicate on engineering matters
  3. A sense of social responsibility as a high level specialized engineer and a broad perspective regarding strategy
  4. The perspective of one who can act on the global stage
  5. A broad-based and specialized knowledge of how to build and operate computer systems and information networks
  6. A broad-based and specialized knowledge of how to develop and use software
  7. The ability to plan, design, build, and operate information systems in actual society

Division of Agricultural Sciences

This division aims to develop self-reliant researchers and engineers who have high level specialized knowledge and abilities related to agricultural science, international sensibilities, and a rich sense of humanity. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a thesis examination and passing a final exam. This division confers Master of Agriculture degrees due to the focus on agriculture classes in the Agriculture Course. As the curriculum in the Applied Bioscience Course focuses on life sciences that include useful functional molecules used in foods, healthcare, etc. and expands on the education and research conducted in the present Applied Bioscience Science Program of the Graduate School of Medicine, students who complete this course will receive a Master of Life Science degree.

Agricultural Course

  1. The ability to handle environmental and food-related problems based on a scientific understanding of the interaction between organisms and the environment
  2. Specialized knowledge of and skills in biological production and environmental engineering and the ability to help make the world more sustainable and prosperous
  3. The intent to solve international and social problems concerning science and technology as a researcher or high-level professional

Applied Bioscience Course

  1. The ability to handle environmental and food-related problems based on a scientific understanding of the interaction between organisms and the environment
  2. Specialized knowledge of and skills in biofunctional science and the ability to help make the world more sustainable and prosperous
  3. The intent to solve international and social problems concerning science and technology as a researcher or high-level professional

Doctoral Program

Division of Natural Science

This division aims to develop creative and flexibly-minded researchers and high-level specialized professionals who can systematically provide education and conduct research pertinent to the development of five fields--mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth science, and informatics-and who understand and can apply natural principles while contributing to the prosperity of mankind. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a dissertation examination and passing a final exam. Students completing this division's program will receive a Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science degree.

  1. An advanced, specialized knowledge of and skills in the field of natural science.
  2. The ability to undertake innovative research in a self-reliant fashion in the field of natural science.
  3. The ability to, through research findings in the field of natural science, create new value from the perspective of achieving symbiosis between nature and mankind and contribute to solving social problems
  4. The ability to apply natural principles learned and create new value (innovate)
  5. English ability sufficient to act in an international capacity
  6. The ability to think logically, communicate, and give presentations so as to be effective in a wide variety of fields
  7. Ethical conduct of research and a fundamental knowledge of intellectual property
  8. An awareness of one's own career path and the ability to apply what has been learned to one's career

Division of Systems and Design Engineering

This division 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. This is in addition to developing 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, and information and communications engineering. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a dissertation examination and passing a final exam. As this division's curriculum focuses on providing education and conducting research in interdisciplinary areas related to engineering, with dissertations centering on engineering themes, those who complete this program generally receive a Doctor of Engineering degree. However, some students may take classes outside of this division that may not fall under the field of engineering. Such students may receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree following an examination of the classes taken and dissertations.

  1. Fundamental skills needed to quickly and safely gather, convey, accumulate, process, and present information, and the ability to design and create advanced information systems
  2. Abilities related to managing design and production processes as well as electronic measurement and control technologies that include those for measuring the shape of designed product models
  3. Broad-based knowledge of systems and design, skills for acquiring intellectual property rights, and the English ability needed to act in an international capacity

Division of Environmental Engineering

This division seeks to develop internationally-minded people who are familiar 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 eco-tech fields needed to build living spaces and social infrastructure in ways 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. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a dissertation examination and passing a final exam. As this division's curriculum focuses on providing education and conducting research in interdisciplinary areas related to engineering, with dissertations centering on engineering themes, those who complete this program generally receive a Doctor of Engineering degree. However, some students may take classes outside of this division that may not fall under the field of engineering. Such students may receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree following an examination of the classes taken and dissertations.

  1. Skills concerning clean energy for building a low-carbon society, skills concerning environmentally-conscious recycling processes, and the ability to research, develop, and apply high-level environmental technologies for environmental, preservation, and remediation.at each spatial level
  2. The ability to utilize at an international level advanced technologies for building and managing safe, comfort-enhancing living environments and social infrastructure that supports sustainable human activity

Division of Materials Science and Engineering

This division 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. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a dissertation examination and passing a final exam. As this division's curriculum focuses on providing education and conducting research in interdisciplinary areas related to engineering, with dissertations centering on engineering themes, those who complete this program generally receive a Doctor of Engineering degree. However, some students may take classes outside of this division that may not fall under the field of engineering. Such students may receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree following an examination of the classes taken and dissertations.

  1. The ability to comprehensively consolidate wide-ranging fields of research
  2. The ability to communicate with a wide variety of researchers and work as a team
  3. The ability to network in order to acquire necessary information from around the world
  4. The ability to objectively review one's own research and evaluate others' research
  5. The ability to pursue issues critical to effectively achieving innovation
  6. Language ability for acting in a global capacity
  7. An understanding of and the ability to utilize wide-ranging knowledge and skills from basic theory to design, processes, characterization, and applied development needed to develop materials and devices

Division of Life Science

This division aims to develop people who have an advanced, specialized knowledge of and skillset in medical engineering, biomolecular science, and agri-bioscience, and who have the high level specialized skills for making a difference at companies and research institutes involved with medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, or foods. Earning a degree from this division requires being enrolled in the program for the prescribed number of years, earning the prescribed number of credits, and acquiring the knowledge and abilities below in accordance with the personal development goals of the division, followed by undergoing a dissertation examination and passing a final exam. This division generally confers Doctor of Medical Engineering degrees upon students who complete the Biomedical Engineering Course and Doctor of Life Science degrees upon students who complete the Applied Molecular Bioscience Course and Agricultural Sciences Course. However, as some students' research may fall outside of the purview of these courses, such students may receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree following an examination of the classes taken and dissertations.

Biomedical Engineering Course

  1. An advanced, specialized knowledge of and skills in the life sciences
  2. The ability to undertake innovative research in a self-reliant fashion in the life sciences.
  3. Basic knowledge of technology management needed to apply research findings to achieving innovation
  4. Ethical conduct of research and a fundamental knowledge of intellectual property
  5. Specialized knowledge in the field of medical engineering and the high level skillset needed to digitize biological information and develop advanced medical devices

Applied Molecular Bioscience Course

  1. An advanced, specialized knowledge of and skills in the life sciences
  2. The ability to undertake innovative research in a self-reliant fashion in the life sciences
  3. Basic knowledge of technology management needed to apply research findings to achieving innovation
  4. Ethical conduct of research and a fundamental knowledge of intellectual property
  5. Specialized knowledge in the field of biomolecular science as well as bioinformatics analysis and other advanced skills needed to elucidate biological functions and devise applications for them

Agricultural Sciences Course

  1. An advanced, specialized knowledge of and skills in the life sciences
  2. The ability to undertake innovative research in a self-reliant fashion in the life sciences
  3. Basic knowledge of technology management needed to apply research findings to achieving innovation
  4. Ethical conduct of research and a fundamental knowledge of intellectual property
  5. Specialized knowledge in the field of agricultural and life sciences and the advanced skillset needed to conduct analyses and develop applications related to foods, life, and the environment