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Educational Goal and Three Policies

Admission Policy of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Master’s Courses

(1) Educational Goal

The philosophy of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering is“to develop truth-loving, highly-ethical, self-motivated individuals who rise up to meet challenges and contribute to the development of regional and international communities through the creation of an education and research system and framework that meets the demands of the times.” In order to live up to this philosophy, we have set for ourselves the goal of“developing capable people who study and teach the most recent academic theories and findings in the science and engineering fields. From the basics to practical application, we will go as deep as we can with scientific inquiry and contribute to the development of human civilization.” In order to achieve this goal, one further goal is necessary:“To provide engineers, researchers, and highly-specialized, next-generation professionals who possess the sound ethical judgment necessary to confront contemporary issues, comprehensive knowledge about the nature around us, and who will respond extensively and flexibly to the advancement and diversification of natural science.”

(2) Admission Policy

1.Desired qualities

A) Those who share the philosophy of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering and possess the enthusiasm to put that philosophy into practice, those who have basic scholastic ability, those who think in a scientific and rational manner, and those who can communicate effectively.
B) Those who possess an intensely inquiring mind, are keenly interested in science and engineering issues, and will spare no effort in overcoming challenges.
C) Those who are intent on acquiring the skills needed to plan a multifaceted scientific observation program and to conduct logical analysis with results to analyze a wide variety of phenomena in the science and engineering fields.
D) Those who have the desire to apply the specialized knowledge acquired here for the betterment of the local and the international communities, who embrace diverse cultures and values, and those who possess high moral standards.

2.Required knowledge and skill levels

The successful candidate will have expert knowledge/skills in his/her science or engineering specialty and a good knowledge of and/or fluency in English or another foreign language.

3.Basic Principles of Candidate Screening [General Screening]

Oral Examination: In addition to an interview, which includes an oral examination, the criteria include school records and statement of purpose.It is also important that the candidate has sufficient knowledge/skills in their specialization and the aptitude/motivation necessary to become the kind of researcher who can meet our Educational Goal.

Written Examination: The candidate must also take a written examination in their specialization [the questions are from the candidate’s specialization in science or engineering] and English as these are necessary criteris for the candidate to meet the Educational Goal.The candidate also has to be interviewed. Other criteria include school records, the level of knowledge/skills in his/her specialization, reading comprehension [English] and aptitude/motivation.

Admission Policy of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Doctoral Course

(1) Educational Goal

It is the educational goal of the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering to develop graduates committed to the following principle: Approach work in the spirit of truth, ethics and progress, to build the kind of educational/research system and framework capable of adapting to change, in order to further the progress of local and global communities.In order to live up to this principle, we aim to develop graduates who study the truth, theories of basic and applied science and engineering, and who explore their field in depth for the progress of human culture.We strive toward this goal by developing engineers, researchers and specialized professionals who have high ethical standards who can deal with contemporary issues and develop comprehensive knowledge about nature and our environment in order to cope effectively and flexibly with advancment and diversification in the natural sciences, and who can serve as rolemodels for future generations.

(2) Admission Policy

1.Desired qualities

The candidate

A) shares the principle of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, has the basic ability and motivation to realize it, thinks logically and rationally, and has communicative skills.
B) is deeply interested in different issues in science and engineering, sparing no effort in grappling with a variety of problems with a strong inquiring spirit.
C) is willing to sharpen their skills, formulating scientific and multi-dimensional execution plans and analyzing their results logically in order to clarify different phenomena in science and engineering.
D) appreciates the different values and cultures of the world, has high ethical standards and is keen to use the expertise acquired at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering to make contributions to local and global communities.
E) is willing to become a scholar or highly qualified professional in science or engineering and is eager to take on the responsibilities of leadership.

2. Required knowledge and skill levels

The successful candidate will have advanced expert knowledge/skills in Material Science and Production Engineering, System Information Science or Natural Science, and advanced knowledge/fluency in a foreign language [English].

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening [General Screening]

The screening criteria include the results of an oral examination, school records, master’s thesis and research proposal, and advanced knowledge/skills and aptitude/motivation in the specialization. These skills are necessary for the candidate to become the kind of researcher who can meet the Educational Goal.

Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering
[Curriculum organization/implementation]

Master’s Courses

Master’s Courses provide high-quality education, as described below, through degree programs organized into individual courses in order to develop researchers with a broad perspective who will lead the global community as experts in science and engineering.

This is accomplished by:

(1) providing the kinds of lectures and exercises where the student acquires the specialized academic skills necessary to explore science and engineering in depth.
(2) providing the kind of education where the student learns wide-ranging specialized academic skills so that he/she understands an issue from different angles, develops high ethical standards and acquires practical problem-solving skills.
(3) providing the kind of specialized education where the student pursues the assigned research proactively and develops the ability to discover new directions.
(4) providing the student opportunities to present papers at academic conferences in order to improve presentation and debate skills.
(5) teaching in English so that the student obtains world-class communication skills.

Doctoral Courses

Doctoral Courses provide high-quality education, as described below, through degree programs organized into individual courses, in order to develop researchers who will work for the well-being of the global community becoming leaders in the global science and engineering community, and furthering the frontiers of science and engineering.

This is accomplished by:

(1) providing the kind of education where the student is encouraged to combine the knowledge of science and engineering organically with that of other fields, to develop problem-solving skills, logical thinking and expansive problem-setting, and to build a solid foundation of scientific ethics.
(2) providing the kind of education where the student learns how to identify the essence and universality of the problem. He/she also learns how to discover and explore new issues and acquires a sense of ethical practice and develop a range of specialized academic skills in depth and breadth to entertain different perspectives.
(3) providing the kind of specialized education where the student develops deep insight and high ethical standards, uses them proactively in pursuing the assigned research and develops the ability to lead efforts in exploring a new direction of learning.
(4) providing opportunities to present papers at academic conferences in and out of the country and/or to contribute papers to academic journals so that the student refines his/her presentation and language skills.
(5) providing the kind of education where the student takes the initiative in developing a research project so that he/she obtains world-class leadership qualities.

Diploma Policy of Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Master’s Courses

A master’s degree will be granted if the student has been enrolled for a designated period of time, has completed the degree program for the course on schedule, has earned the necessary credits at the designated GPA level, and has received research guidance and passed the thesis review and final examination of the Master’s Course in which he/she is enrolled.

A graduate of a Master’s Course needs to clear the following academic criteria.
The graduate has:

(1) a comprehensive, long-term perspective on the natural sciences and technology and has acquired the skill to make contributions to the happiness and welfare of humankind.
(2) learned specialized academic skills in a variety of different natural sciences where in-depth, multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary and comprehensive research projects are rapidly advancing, and has acquired the skill to solve practical problems.
(3) become aware of the mission to innovate in science and engineering and to support a knowledge-based society as a professional in science and engineering.
(4) a good understanding about the necessity of new sciences, and uses expert knowledge to solve a wide range of problems arising from the rapid changes of society.
(5) high ethical standards and communication skills to take the initiative in helping local and global communities progress.

Doctoral Courses

A doctoral degree will be granted if the student has been enrolled for a designated period of time, completed the degree program of the course on schedule, earned necessary credits, received research guidance and passed the dissertation review and final examination of the Doctoral Courses.

The following are the completion criteria of the Doctoral Courses.
The courses are considered completed if the student:

(1) has a deep insight and high ethical standards and uses specialized skills to solve the practical problems of different natural sciences.
(2) combines the knowledge of natural sciences and technology in a coordinated way to work proactively on ingenious issues/subjects and presents the results to the world.
(3) is aware of the mission to use the full depth and breadth of systematized knowledge acquired to support a knowledge-based society as a science and technology professional.
(4) has the skill to discover and explore new issues and to help solve a wide range of problems using a deep insight into the essence and universality of science.
(5) has leadership qualities based on high ethical standards to ensure the progress of local and global communities.

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