Education

Engineering Sciences and Design
Graduate Major
Curriculum

A curriculum that develops globally
successful researchers

The Graduate Major in Engineering Sciences and Design curriculum is built around courses that have been grouped into categories and systematically structured so that students can learn according to their level of learning and achievement.

    • Tokyo Tech
    • Other Universities,
      Technical Colleges, etc.
  1. Entrance
    Examination

     
    Applicants must pass an entrance examination to advance from an undergraduate major to a master's program.
  2. Master's Program
    ( 2 Years )*1

    400-Level and 500-Level Courses

    The curriculum is structured to allow students to acquire knowledge and skills of engineering design and learn the methodologies to integrate them by building on the fundamental knowledge of each field of engineering gained in the Undergraduate Program. It enables students to develop their abilities to contribute to the creation of new technologies, values, and concepts, as well as their communication and management skills. Specifically, it consists of three course category groups: those for learning practical engineering design (Practical Design Thinking and Off-Campus Project ); those for selectively learning design-related fields according to students' personal interests (Design Theory, Design of Artificial Objects, Social System Design, and Human-Environment System Design ); and those for cultivating research capabilities (Research Seminars).

    • Practical Design Thinking
      In these courses, students gain practical experience of engineering design processes through PBL(Project-Based Learning).
    • Off-Campus Project
      In these courses, engineering design is learned through active participation in off-campus projects (going overseas is recommended) that are mainly planned by students. There are also courses that can be substituted with an engineering design project in the Practical Design Thinking course category.
    • Design Theory
      In these courses, students learn the theories of engineering design and its related fields.
    • Design of Artificial Objects
      In these courses, students learn about design in the field of engineering as well as engineering that form the basis for engineering design.
    • Social System Design
      In these courses, students learn about engineering design that is related to areas such as software, services, systems, and society.
    • Human-Environment System Design
      In these courses, students learn about engineering design that is closely related to people, such as user-centered design and user experience design, and about engineering concerning humans that is necessary to study engineering design.
    • Research Seminars
      Research seminars and sessions to review and discuss literature are held to support students in their master's thesis research.

    *1Indicates the standard model where the master's program is completed in two years.

    <Department of Mechanical Engineering>

    <Department of Systems and Control Engineering>

    <Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics>

    <Department of Architecture and Building Engineering>

    <Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering>

    <Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering>

    1. Completion

    2. Advancement Assessment
      Applicants must pass an advancement
      assessment to advance from a master's program to a doctoral program.
    1. Other Universities' Graduates and Working Adults

    2. Entrance Examination
      Applicants must pass an entrance
      assessment to advance from another university to a doctoral program.
  3. Doctoral Program
    ( 3 Years )*2

    600-Level Courses

    The structure of the doctoral curriculum enables students to develop their ability to create knowledge that leads to new technologies, values, and concepts by building on the fundamental knowledge of each field of engineering gained in the Undergraduate Program and the knowledge and skills of engineering design acquired in the Master's Program. Specifically, it consists of three main course categories: Research-Related Courses, in which students learn engineering design through practical experiences, Graduate Major Courses, where students develop teaching and communication skills that are sought in researchers and educators of engineering design, and Research Seminars, in which students advance their research capabilities.

    • Research Seminars
      Research seminars and sessions to review and discuss literature are held to support students in their doctoral thesis research.
    • Graduate Major Courses
      Under the guidance of the teaching staff, students participate in projects and PBL Courses for students in the Undergraduate and Master's Programs and learn about teaching methods, including mentoring and facilitation.
    • Research-Related Courses
      In these courses, engineering design is learned through active participation in off-campus projects (going overseas is recommended) that are mainly planned by students.
    • Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses
      In these courses, students receive liberal arts training to develop knowledge necessary for education and research of engineering design.

    *2Indicates the standard model where the Doctoral Program is completed in three years.

    <Department of Mechanical Engineering>

    <Department of Systems and Control Engineering>

    <Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics>

    <Department of Architecture and Building Engineering>

    <Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering>

    <Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering>

  4. Completion

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