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Educational Goal and Three Policies of the Department of Engineering

Educational Goal

The Educational Goals of the Department of Engineering are to develop professionals who have advanced expertise/academic ability/applied skills related to engineering, a wide range of knowledge outside of their fields of specialization, high levels of ethics and communication skills and possession of advanced engineering design capabilities which will help them respond autonomously and practically to the changing needs of the local and global communities.

Diploma Policy of the Department of Engineering

The Department of Engineering will confer a Master’s Degree on students who have obtained the designated credits at the designated GPA, who have passed the examination on Master’s Thesis and the final examination, and who have acquired the following abilities.

  1. the ability to work, in a multifaceted/comprehensive way, on various problems that local and international communities are facing and do so with high standards of ethics and from a global, long-term viewpoint,
  2. the ability to conduct research/analysis and discover problems from an engineering perspective,
  3. the ability to obtain, proactively based on logical thinking, advanced expertise/skills and knowledge in a wide range of the fields other than of one’s specialization,
  4. the ability to develop a thought (from needs) creatively and flexibly based on a wide range of knowledge/skills in one’s specialized field and knowledge in a wide range of fields other than one’s specialization, and be able to solve problems autonomously and practically, and
  5. the ability to communicate effectively to play a leading role continuously to contribute to the development of local and international communities.

Curriculum Policy of the Department of Engineering

We will provide high-quality education based on the following policies to nurture human resources who have advanced knowledge and skills in the specialized field they must learn, who possess the ability to make a comprehensive judgment and to see the overall picture, who possess high standards of ethics, and who utilize these qualities to play a key role in the global community.

  1. have in place the Intellectual Exploration Subjects to help students acquire engineering-related expertise;
  2. the Cross-Graduate School Subjects to help students obtain knowledge in a wide range of specialized fields other than their own and nurture a good sense of ethics,
  3. the Practical Skills Subjects and the Intellectual Pursuit Subjects to help students acquire an autonomous and practical problem-solving capabilities, and
  4. the Language-related Subjects to help students learn communication skills for working internationally.

Admission Policy of the Department of Engineering

1. Desired qualities

  • commit themselves to the Educational Goals of the Department of Engineering; have underlying academic skills; are strongly motivated; are capable of rational thinking; and have good communication skills;
  • be keenly interested in the unresolved issues of engineering; be inquisitive; and spare no effort in finding solutions to problems;
  • hone their skills in making research plans and in producing logical analyses in scientific and multilateral methods to analyze different phenomena in engineering;
  • make the best use of what they learn and respect the different values and cultures of the world to make both local and global communities better.

2. Capabilities desired in students

The required capabilities are knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, knowledge/skills in the specialized field of the Department of Engineering and ability in foreign languages (English).

However, when application for the Special Admissions in Other Fields is made, the student must have the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, the knowledge/skills in their field of specialization and foreign language ability (English).

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening

The General Selection (oral examination) tests applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized field of the master’s degree program of the Department of Engineering and aptitude/motivation through an interview including an oral examination. These abilities are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Statement of Reasons for Applying.

The General Selection (written examination) evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized field of the preferred Master’s Degree Program, reading comprehension in a foreign language (English) and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subject (questions from the specialized field of the preferred Master’s Degree Program of the Department of Engineering), an examination on a foreign language subject (English), and an interview. These qualities are necessary to achieve the status of human resource defined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The Special Admissions in Other Fields appraises applicants’ ability, aptitude and motivation all of which are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. The appraisal is conducted through an interview, including an oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Statement of Reasons for Applying.

The Special Selection for Those in Employment assesses applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized field of the preferred master’s degree program and aptitude/motivation both of which are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals through an oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Performance (Operation) Report.

The International Students Special Admissions tests applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized field of the preferred master’s degree program, reading comprehension of a foreign language (either Japanese or English) and aptitude/motivation through the examination on the specialized subject (questions from the specialized field of the preferred master’s degree program, i.e., the Department of Engineering), on the foreign language (either Japanese or English) and an interview. These abilities are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The English Course Special Admissions is used to evaluate applicants’ English proficiency, knowledge/ability in the specialized field of the master’s degree program of the preferred department, and aptitude/motivation through the examination on foreign languages (English) and either an interview which includes an oral examination or the examination on the specialized subject (questions from the specialized field of the preferred master’s degree program) and an interview. These abilities are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade at the school the applicant has graduated from.