Building on the foundational courses taken in the first year, students progress to 200- and 300-level courses that are relevant to their major. They are able to acquire a systematic knowledge of a broad range of fields through electives in mathematics, economics, business administration, and management technology. When taking on the Independent Research Project, students .would have a deeper understanding of the discipline and be able to apply their knowledge and develop their creativity.
Students in their first year of undergraduate studies receive basic education that centers on Institute-wide compulsory courses regardless of their discipline. The 100-level courses are designed to teach common, basic skills that are required of science and technology students. The aims of these courses are to provide knowledge and cultivate versatile intellect necessary for studying at the Institute.
Students who complete their 100-level courses advance to study their undergraduate major. Courses at the 200- and 300-levels specific to the Industrial Engineering and Economics Major are taken in accordance with the curriculum.
At the final stage of the 300-level is the Independent Research Project (equivalent to the Undergraduate Thesis Research that was in place previously). The project is intended to serve as a capstone for students to consolidate and reinforce all of the skills acquired in their major. Furthermore, they may choose to enroll in the Advanced Independent Research Project. The purpose of this course is to enhance students' interest in scientific and technological research that began with the Independent Research Project, as it provides the opportunity for them to actively engage in science- and technology-related activities.
* The timeline depicts a standard case where students complete their bachelor's degree program in four years.
Students need to pass an entrance exam to advance from a bachelor's to a master's program. To advance from a master's to a doctoral program, students must pass an advancement assessment.
Students who complete the Industrial Engineering and Economics Undergraduate Major may continue to study the same discipline in more depth by taking the Industrial Engineering and Economics Graduate Major, or they may advance to a closely related interdisciplinary graduate major called Engineering Sciences and Design.