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Introduction

The Graduate School of Science and Technology is comprised of 10 departments-4 science departments (Mathematics, Physics, Information Sciences, and Applied Biological Science) and 6 engineering departments (Architecture, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Administration, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering) and is striving for enriched research and education while promoting the fusion of science and engineering. In particular, the Graduate School is making efforts to ferment voluntary motivation for learning among students, and sends out almost 30 doctors and approximately 500 students with master's degrees into society every year. In addition, the Graduate School also provides enriched learning facilities, including a library and computer network environment, and the expansive campus, which is dotted with the latest research facilities and equipment, can be considered as one of the best educational and research environments in Japan. We have also established a cooperative system for education and research based on the Joint Graduate School System with 11 other public and private research institutes, and are actively approaching joint research and invitation of various faculty members from within Japan and from abroad.
Starting in academic year 2017, the Graduate School of Science and Technology is scheduled to introduce a “cross-disciplinary course” which will pursue education and research across different specializations. In addition to pursuing collaborative research among faculty and students from different specializations in order to “achieve innovation” and “produce high-value added results,” the aim of this cross-disciplinary course is to offer students specialized courses from other majors, as well as guidance from a variety of faculty, in order to develop them into researchers and engineers possessing a broad range of knowledge and experience.
Also, the Department of Applied Biological Science and the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry are scheduled to introduce a “six-year integrated education course” starting in academic year 2017 which will pursue education and research according to an integrated curriculum linking the fourth year of undergraduate school with the first and second year of the master's course.

Objectives

  1. The objective of the master's course is to enable students to acquire deep knowledge from a wide perspective based on the foundation of general and specialized education learned in their undergraduate studies, and to cultivate unsurpassed expertise in fields relating to those professions requiring such capabilities, as well as research capacities for theories and application in science and engineering.
  2. The objective of the doctoral course is to contribute to the development of culture and creation of academics by adding new knowledge to existing academic standards through original research in science and engineering and to cultivate the advanced skills necessary for carrying out independent research activities in specialized fields.

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