Graduate School of Engineering

Philosophy and Educational Objectives (Graduate School of Engineering)

Aims of the Graduate School

The Graduate School of Engineering has two principal objectives: the first being to make a contribution to academic progress via the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge and information that have been acquired through the promotion of creative, pioneering research activities; the second being the fostering of researchers and engineers with an extensive but profound basis of knowledge and also an advanced level of specialized knowledge, along with a broad range of interdisciplinary understanding.

First-half doctoral program

The first half doctoral programs involve students gaining a full range of basic knowledge in the specialized field that is the basis of each individual department, and an education that enables them to gain advanced engineering capabilities in their specialty and then play an active role as a researcher or engineer. That advanced knowledge and technical capabilities in their specialized field can then be used by students to set their own interdisciplinary research themes and as research experience, which also enables them to address the actual research and development activities required by society. Students are also educated to reach high levels of ethical values.

Second-half doctoral program

In addition to a deeper level of knowledge in each specialized field and the advanced specialized technical capabilities that are the basis of students’ research capabilities, students also receive an education in the second half of the doctoral program that enables them to acquire a broad range of but still deep level of knowledge as well as the advanced research capabilities that will be necessary in their independent research activities as interdisciplinary researchers. Students also receive an education that provides then with a high level of ethical values and profound humanity.

Features of each Department
  • Department of Electrical Materials and Engineering
    Research activities involving the generation and transmission of electricity and electrical insulation systems, optical and laser applications, conductive polymers and fullerenes, electrical properties that encompass dielectrics, ferroelectrics, and magnetic materials, and the development of devices which utilize these technologies provide students with advanced knowledge in the field of Electrical Materials and Engineering, along with the acquisition of advanced specialized engineering capabilities utilizing that knowledge as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.
  • Department of Electronics and Computer Science
    Research and education with a focus on electronic devices, such as electronic circuits, optical devices, semiconductor circuits, integrated circuits, micro devices fabricated using MIMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology, and radio wave absorbing/insulating materials, and research and development via the creation and application of computer languages and next-generation advanced information systems, provide students with advanced knowledge in the field of Electronics and Computer Science, and the acquisition of advanced specialized engineering capabilities utilizing that knowledge as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Research and development with a focus on the advanced disciplines that are essential for engineers and researchers in the field of Mechanical Engineering, for example dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanical vibration, information control technology via computer control, leading-edge machine design, precision machining, and mechanical measurement/control, provide students with advanced knowledge in the field of Mechanical Engineering, along with the acquisition of advanced specialized engineering capabilities utilizing that knowledge as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.
  • Department of Materials and Synchrotron Radiation Engineering
    This field is based on the broad range of knowledge involved with Materials Engineering that is essential, for example, in developing more energy efficient technologies and materials which are light and very strong but extremely durable, as well as the knowledge needed in developing a variety of highly functional new materials. Research and development involving nanostructure analysis technology and nanostructure fabrication technology that utilizes synchrotron radiation with a variety of materials provide students with advanced knowledge in the field of Materials and Synchrotron Radiation Engineering, along with the acquisition of advanced specialized engineering capabilities utilizing that knowledge as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.
  • Department of Applied Chemistry
    Research and development activities involving new organic materials such as polymers and liquid crystals in the field of organic chemistry, microbe environment cleanup systems and gene probes in the field of environmental chemistry, and ceramics/functional glass and corrosion protection in the fields of inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry provide students with advanced knowledge in the field of Applied Chemistry, along with the acquisition of advanced specialized engineering capabilities utilizing that knowledge as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.
  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    This department aims to foster engineers and researchers who can be responsible for new developments while taking into account of the industrial application of chemical materials and engineering materials as well as plant engineering. The broad range of knowledge involved in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and research and development in interdisciplinary areas that integrate Production Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, and other disciplines provides students with advanced knowledge in the field of Applied Chemistry, along with advanced specialized engineering capabilities utilizing that knowledge as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.

Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Engineering aims to develop researchers and engineers that can utilize their creativity and apply science and technology in contributing to the well-being and welfare of humankind, while also ensuring an affluent future for our planet in harmony with the natural environment. Towards that end the department seeks talented people that are well-educated, have high levels of ethical values and basic knowledge of natural science or engineering, and fall within the below categories.

First-half doctoral program
  • ・Students with a solid basic knowledge over a broad range of engineering fields as well as advanced specialized knowledge in their specialized field, who aspire to appropriately investigate and solve any relevant issues.
  • ・Students with the abilities needed to pursue highly professional careers involving the operation, control, and design of a variety of equipment and systems, who have the potential to acquire high levels of ethical values and profound humanity.
Second-half doctoral program
  • ・Students who have acquired deep, advanced, and knowledge in their specialized field, as well as a broad range of engineering knowledge across different disciplines, and who aspire to identify and solve any relevant problems.
  • ・Students who have the ability to independently identify new principles, create new theories, develop new basic technologies, and have comprehensive knowledge and creativity, along with high levels of ethical values and profound humanity.

Diploma Policy

The Graduate School of Engineering aims to foster researchers and engineers who can pursue creative and original research in the field of science and technology, disseminate advanced levels of information, have a comprehensive command of basic knowledge and also advanced specialized knowledge, and a broad range of interdisciplinary understanding. The Graduate School of Engineering bestows upon students that have completed the required programs and acquired the following capabilities through the education and research programs a master’s degree (first-half doctoral program) or a doctor’s degree (second-half doctoral program).

First-half doctoral program
  • Students who have an adequate level of basic knowledge in the specialized field of each individual department, and the advanced specialized engineering capabilities as a basis for an active role as a researcher or engineer.
  • Students who have explored an interdisciplinary research theme, and have acquired the ability to address the practical research and developments required by society.
  • Students who have high levels of ethical values.
Second-half doctoral program
  • Students who have acquired a deep level of knowledge in their specialized fields, and then the advanced specialized engineering capabilities that will be the basis of their research capabilities.
  • Students who have acquired a deep level of knowledge in their specialized fields, and then the advanced specialized engineering capabilities that will be the basis of their research capabilities.
  • Students with high levels of ethical values and profound humanity.

Curriculum Policy

The Graduate School of Engineering provides education and research programs that foster researchers and engineers in the pursuit of creative and original research in the field of science and technology who can disseminate advanced levels of information, have a deep command of basic knowledge and also advanced specialized knowledge, and have a broad level of interdisciplinary understanding.

The first half of the doctoral program involves the provision of education and research programs that ensure students fully understand their specialized field that is the basis of each individual department, through which they can then acquire advanced specialized techniques that will be the basis for an active role as a researcher and engineer. Students are also educated to acquire advanced specialized engineering capabilities of their specialized field in thereby enabling them to play an active role as a researcher or engineer. Then, based on the advanced knowledge and engineering capabilities they have acquired in their specialized field, students are allocated interdisciplinary research themes. The experience gained in solving the different problems enables the students to then address the practical research and developments required by society. Students also get educated in high levels of ethical values.

In the second half doctoral program, in addition to a deep level of knowledge in each field of specialization and the advanced specialized engineering capabilities that are the basis of the students’ research capabilities, education and research programs are provided, which enables the students to acquire the broad range of but deep level of knowledge as well as advanced research capabilities needed in their independent research activities as interdisciplinary researchers, along with high levels of ethical values and profound humanity.

The Department of Electrical Materials and Engineering provides education and research guidance in the field of Electrical Materials and Engineering, including the generation and transmission of electricity and electrical insulation systems, optical and laser applications, the development and electrical properties of electronic materials, and the development of devices that utilize the technologies above.

The Department of Electronics and Computer Science provides education and research guidance in the field of Electronics and Computer Science, including electronic materials and devices, optical electronics, micro circuits and systems, information communication networks, databases, and soft computing.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides education and research guidance in the field of Mechanical Engineering, including advanced dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanical vibration, information control technology via computer control, leading-edge machine design, precision machining, and mechanical measurement and control.

The Department of Materials and Synchrotron Radiation Engineering provides education and research guidance in the field of Materials and Synchrotron Radiation Engineering, including the development of highly functional new materials with high levels of performance with regard to dynamic, chemical, magnetic, or other properties; and nanostructure analysis and nanostructure fabrication technology using synchrotron radiation.

The Department of Applied Chemistry provides education and research guidance in the field of Applied Chemistry, which covers new organic materials, for example, polymers and liquid crystals, environment cleanup systems using microbes, gene probes, and ceramics and functional glass.

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science provides education and research guidance in the field of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. This field includes material science, in which the objective is the identification of new materials, and chemical engineering that optimizes production processes.