Materials Science and Engineering News
Program for “Interdisciplinary Education Program on Material Research and Development Synergized by data Science for Advanced Human Resource” (Id-MatD2) aims to train highly educated engineers who have both data science knowledge and materials research/development capabilities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Program graduates will have a wide spectrum of technical knowledge ranging from fundamentals to applications in the fields of advanced materials and chemical technology of the Graduate Major they belong to.
In addition to coursework, they will gain extensive knowledge and experience in Japanese companies' globalization, data science and materials research and development, and group work skills. They are expected to take roles as leaders in international projects, such as overseas deployments by Japanese companies or development projects by international organizations, and show high degree of creativity and innovative thinking in their respective fields. Id-MatD2 consists of five Graduate Majors in fundamental engineering disciplines aiming at SDGs. The students will be enrolled in one of the Graduate Major and educated under the Integrated Doctoral Education Program, in which they are expected to study from Master to Doctoral programs continuously to obtain both degrees. Outlines of each Graduate Major are given below.
Graduate Major(s) available to IGP(A) Students
In this program, students will acquire the following skills:
- Ability to resolve problems using broad engineering knowledge and skills
- Ability to develop a diverse view of things with well-rounded education and engineering ethics
- Ability to see the social trends, and find and solve current problems
- Ability to perform a project with understating of future trends from a global view by collaborating with others
- Ability to have communication and presentation abilities with logical explanation
The goals of student learning as follows:
A) Fundamental knowledge in the field of advanced materials and chemical technology
B) Specialized and advanced subjects in the field of advanced materials and chemical technology for SDGs
C) Interdisciplinary view of science and engineering in international perspective for SDGs
D) Creative and practical research ability
E) Logical communication skills
【For Master's degree】
a. 4 credits must be acquired.
Modern Japan (2 credits) and Fundamentals of Creative Design (2 credits)
b. More than 1 credit from restricted elective courses must be acquired.
Basic Materials Informatics (1 credit), Fundamentals of data science (1 credit)
c. The seminar must be acquired in each semester.
The student must complete a special research, submit a thesis for the degree and take the final examination given after the submission of her/his thesis for the qualification. The students qualified by the examination committee can go onto the Doctoral program with some formalities.
【For Doctoral degree】
(1) The seminar must be acquired in each semester.
(2) The candidate must complete and upload a thesis for the degree, and take and pass the final examination and evaluation of his/her thesis.
The candidate who satisfies the above requirements and passes the final examination is awarded a Doctoral degree.
The minimum period of study is three years in total, which include the Master’s and Doctoral program for the both degrees. Under this program, in addition to the above requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For completion requirements of your Graduate Major, please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in “Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)”. All students should consult with their own supervisors and program/special course coordinators about the study plan.
IGP (A) Courses
4 credits (0-0-4) of Off-Campus Project of the Graduate Major are recommended.
Under this program, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major completion requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For core courses of your Graduate Major, please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in “Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)”.
Almost all faculty member belonging to the School of Engineering participate this program. Because their research area is very broad, the applicants should carefully consult with the faculty member who will be the supervisor in advance about the consistency of his/her research theme to the purpose of this program.
Official applications guide for 2021 admission, including eligibility, procedures, required documents etc., is available at
Before sending the application to the Admission Division (Due date: December 8, 2020), the applicant should obtain the consent of a faculty member who will agree to become her/his academic advisor, in the event that she/he passes the entrance examination. To obtain the consent, the applicant is strongly suggested to send the preliminary application form (MS Word / PDF) and required documents to the prospective advisor and the program coordinator (see "Contact") as soon as possible.
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Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Inquiry: Assoc. Prof. Equo Kobayashi
Dept. of Chemical Science and Engineering
Inquiry: Prof. Teruoki TAGO,
Email: tago.t.aa"_at_"m.titech.ac.jp※(change "_at_" to @)