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Educational Goal and Three Policies of the Ocean Civil Engineering Program

Educational Goal

The Ocean Civil Engineering Program provides advanced professional education and research activities related to Oceanography and Civil Engineering with the objective to develop professionals who will have an in-depth understanding of oceans, who will have the knowledge and judgment ability in civil engineering related to oceans, and who will maintain high standards of ethics.

Diploma Policy of the Ocean Civil Engineering Program

The Master’s Degree will be conferred on students who have achieved the status outlined in the Diploma Policies of the Graduate School and the Department and who have acquired the following capabilities.

  1. the ability to utilize the basic education in Civil Engineering to grasp the earth’s environment holistically including land, coastlines and oceans,
  2. the ability to identify problems in Oceanography, Civil Engineering and Marine Engineering, and to solve them through a flexible way of looking at things and thinking, and
  3. an awareness of their mission as engineers/researchers possessing expertise, judgment ability and a good sense of ethics, and the ability to play a key role in the local and global communities.

Curriculum Policy of the Ocean Civil Engineering Program

The Ocean Civil Engineering Program provides high-quality education according to the following policies through advanced professional education and research activities related to the two fields, i.e., Oceanography and Civil Engineering, in order to nurture human resources who will have an in-depth understanding of the oceans and the knowledge and judgment ability related to oceans, and who will maintain high standards of ethics.

  1. organize lectures, exercises and experiments systematically to help students acquire knowledge and skills related to Ocean Civil Engineering,
  2. conduct education in ways that help students acquire a broad knowledge and the ability to apply it, and that model high standards of ethics so that they will be able to solve problems in a multiple of different ways;
  3. put in place the sort of education that helps students utilize the knowledge and skills they learn to find new research topics and continue learning proactively, and the sort of education that encourages students grow spontaneously and continuously,
  4. offer many opportunities to participate in academic conferences held in and out of the country to help students hone their skills in presentation and debate, and
  5. provide English education and specialized education in English aimed at developing human resources who will be able to play a key role globally.

Admission Policy of the Ocean Civil Engineering Program

1. Desired qualities

  • commit to the Educational Goals of the Program, be highly interested in Ocean Civil Engineering and motivated to learn, and have the basic academic ability and communication skills necessary to learn Ocean Civil Engineering,
  • be able to think from a global and multifaceted perspective and be strongly interested in the sustainable harmony between land/marine development and natural environment, and
  • aspire to utilize the expertise obtained through the program and to maintain high standards of ethics to contribute to make the local and international communities better.

2. Capabilities desired in students

Applicants must have expertise/skills related to Ocean Civil Engineering and a high level of knowledge/skills in a foreign language (English). However, if you apply for the Special Admissions in Other Fields, you are required to have the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, knowledge/skills in your specialized field and foreign language ability (English).

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening

The General Selection (oral examination) tests applicants’ knowledge/ability related to Ocean Civil 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 program, reading comprehension in a foreign language (English) and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subject and 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 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 Program, reading comprehension of a foreign language (either Japanese or English) and aptitude/motivation through the examination on the specialized subject, on the foreign language (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.