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Education Policy

The goals of the master's degree programs are twofold. First is to foster in students—through lectures and laboratory work/seminars—the specialized knowledge and practical application skills for science and engineering fields which support cutting-edge component technologies such as materials, devices, nanotechnology, physics/chemistry and biology; and also for informatics, communications and mathematical engineering fields, which aim for further progress in the informatics communication technology that is the basis of an advanced information society; mechatronics fields, which support the development of lifestyles and industry in today's world; and information technology fields, which advance applications and utilization of information for communication between people and between people and society. The second goal is to instill in students the systematized knowledge and research and development knowhow found in each of their specialized fields through special seminars and laboratory work related to their particular field of expertise.
In the doctoral program, advanced schooling is conducted to give doctoral students a broad perspective on the fields mentioned above. The doctoral program encourages research on topics established through the constant influx of the most cutting-edge information from the outside world and a clear awareness of society's needs and thereby cultivates expert high-level specialized engineers and researchers whose skills and knowledge are broadly adaptable to the real world and who have the latest in knowhow and research and development skills that will make it possible for them to independently develop entirely new fields of research.

Learning/Teaching Goals

Department of Informatics

Learning/Teaching Goals

In this department, in addition to acquiring the knowledge and techniques from mathematical and informatics fields, students also acquire cutting-edge knowledge in many different fields of specialization and advanced areas of study. Furthermore, writing their thesis cultivates their ability to independently take on a research topic through the process of identifying an issue requiring research and then going through the issue-resolution process.

Media Science and Engineering Program

Students in the Media Science and Engineering Program analyze from a variety of facets the relationship of the media and people in an advanced communication society based on informatics and communication studies. The program is involved in education and research that stimulates the creation of new forms of media that can play vital roles in an advanced communication society. The talented students that this program aims to produce are expert specialized engineers who have a sound grounding in comprehensive informatics and have advanced engineering expertise in media technologies. In addition, the program nurtures talented individuals who have an open and independent way of thinking and can consider matters from an interdisciplinary and multifaceted perspective when proposing and implementing social systems using media or when planning and creating works of art. To nurture these kinds of students requires more than just giving them a mastery of advanced technical expertise. It requires an emphasis on group discussions and creative research activities that foster independent thinking and action and cultivate leadership capabilities. The features of the curriculum are listed below:

  1. It equips program participants with the ability to analyze real world issues as expert specialized engineers using information processing technology
  2. It gives program participants mastery of information processing technology related to media and media creation and analysis, as well as specialized knowhow regarding analysis of communication from a scientific and humanities/social science perspective. It gives participants the experience to master the skills necessary for the practical application of their expertise.
  3. It develops the participants' capacity to independently devise and employ media information processing technology to resolve existing issues through group discussions and creative research activities as well as their capacity to play a leadership role in organized activities.
Management Science and Engineering Program

With globalization of economies, companies are growing to enormous proportions. A management science approach is vital to ensure optimal management of these giants. The goal of this program is for students to learn an approach to business management aimed at discovering and resolving real problems in business management based on basic information from the fields of mathematics, informatics and human relations. Students pursue their research topic through discussions with instructors and fellow students and complete a dissertation. Through these research activities, students develop independence and acquire the skills to identify and resolve problems.
As the globalization, diversification and information—density of management progresses, management's core responsibility will be the design, development and administration of management systems. The goal of this program is to produce expert specialized engineers who can independently discover various problems in management systems and readily utilize basic knowhow to resolve the problems. The features of the curriculum are listed below:

  1. It cultivates an analytic capacity for management based on a science/engineering approach to management through the diligent selection of courses in the mathematics field.
  2. It fosters problem-solving skills through the selection of courses required for a specialized engineer in the management system engineering field.
  3. The goal of the master's thesis research program is to be able to independently execute a series of activities from identifying problems and creating models or experimental apparatuses to analysis, creation of solutions and publication.
Information Security Engineering Program

Information security is expected to provide system protection, personal information protection, privacy protection and copyright protection for the fundamental information technologies such as computers, networks and contents (media). In a continually developing information society, the importance of information security will only increase. To answer the needs of such an information society, this program provides the educational and research environment necessary to nurture talented students who are equipped with the latest in security-improvement technologies as well as the ability to design and operate advanced information control systems. This environment broadly encompasses everything from theory to implementation.
The aim of this program is to cultivate expert specialized engineers who will become leaders in contributing to the realization of an information network society that can guarantee high-quality relationships between information and people living a lifestyle that is safe and secure. The teaching materials used in the program are theoretical safety evaluation methods such as encoding and authentication technologies for cutting-edge information security; advanced security system design methods; next-generation network development and administration methods; and the latest contents security development and administration methods. The features of the program curriculum are as follows:

  1. It aims to produce students who can discover methods to explicate and resolve the many different problems that arise in an information society and then independently put the problem fixes into practice.
  2. It teaches a wide range of knowledge from the basic knowledge that builds the foundation for evaluating and strengthening information security safety to the applied practical knowledge needed for the design, development and administration of applied systems.
  3. Through seminars and experiments, it nurtures the expert specialized engineers in the information security field that are required by private corporations' research and development sector.

Department of Communications Engineering and Informatics

Today's science and technology has become extremely sophisticated and its progress is extremely rapid. Even if one simply absorbs all of today's cutting-edge knowledge and technology, all that knowledge will become out-of-date and useless in just a short period of time. In order to become a scientist or engineering who can stand on one's own feet in the world of science and technology, it is vital to study one's field systematically starting with the fundamentals and continuing on to applied expertise and also to master capacities for flexibility and creativity. To set out on the path toward an area of specialization is similar to climbing a tall mountain. At the beginning of the long road, the mountain climber simply doggedly places one foot in front, but gradually spectacular mountain views open up and the walking itself becomes more and more enjoyable until the climber eventually arrives at the summit. By properly teaching the fundamentals of the natural sciences and mathematics, this department nurtures talented students with a rich and open-minded capacity for scientific thinking which allows them to take what they have learned and apply it at will in the practical world


The goal of this department is to nurture expert specialized engineers with practical knowledge and skills who are equipped with the ability to independently unearth and resolve a wide variety of problems. The abilities required start with a firm understanding of the current information communications system and proceed to the capacity to create a next-generation communication system that can cope with diversifying values and a changing society.

Learning/Teaching Goals

This department is divided into the Information and Communications Systems Program, the Electronic Information Systems Program, the Mathematical Information Science Program and the Computer Science Program. Each program has the following teaching goals:

Information and Communication Systems Program

Cultivate expert specialized engineers who have mastered a broad range of basic information and communication system technologies and who can perform highly creative applied research and development making use of these technologies.

Electronic Information Systems Program

Cultivate expert specialized T-type engineers with practical knowledge and skills who have exhaustively studied the latest electronics, measurement, informatics and control technology vital to building electronic information systems and who have great expertise in those fields while also having mastered a broad range of knowledge in related peripheral technologies.

Mathematical Information Science Program

Cultivate expert specialized engineers who can build models and analyze simulated effects and develop new mathematical models in the diverse situations where mathematical engineering methods are required.

Computer Science Program

Cultivate expert specialized engineers who have acquired a healthy balance between key technologies and theory in the area of computers and their use as the foundation of an advanced communication society and who use this knowhow to research and develop new technologies.

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Education Goal of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems (Master's Program)

  1. The master's degree program of this department, as in the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering, is composed of three major programs: the Advanced Robotics Program, where students study robots, the typical example of intelligent mechatronics; the Mechanical Systems Program, where students study optimal system design and the Control Systems Program, where students study measurement and control for systems.
  2. The education goals of each program in the department are listed below:
Advanced Robotics Program

Robots are expanding into every sphere from home, factory and city to the ocean and outer space to improve the convenience of everyday life, preserve safety and security and expand the sphere of human activities. To arrive at even more substantial use of robots will require greater harmonization of robots and humans through advanced interface technology and improvements in autonomy through more intelligent robots. Education in this program is carried out with the goal of producing expert specialized engineers who have a firm grasp of basic skills and can research and develop new technology in order to make contributions in these fields.

Mechanical Systems Program

Today's machines are composed of a complex arrangement of many parts and in the future they are expected to become only more advanced and complicated. To build these intricate machines requires not only attention to each of the machine's components. It also requires understanding the machine as a single system which includes the environment in which the machine will be used. Finally, it requires the ability to come up with the optimal design to match that system. In this program, we teach the various branches of engineering that are based on mechanical systems for designing various products and systems. We nurture expert specialized engineers who can accomplish monodzukuri in harmony with complex systems such as the natural environment, cities and life.

Control Systems Program

Along with the remarkable recent progress in electronics technology and computer technology, automation and high-functionality are making groundbreaking progress in every sphere from information devices, factories, railways, automobiles and buildings to aerospace. Progress based on measurement and control technology in the field of mechatronics is particularly notable. Measurement/control is an interdisciplinary type of engineering. Learning the basic knowledge is important, but at the same time students must be able to recognize and understand the object of study as a system. In this program, we cultivate expert specialized engineers who have the basic knowledge and skills of measurement and control in the mechatronics field and can develop new technology and conduct new research.

Learning Goals of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems (Master's Program)

Advanced Robotics Program
  1. Robotic engineering is a conglomeration of technologies from many different engineering fields. Students must acquire basic and advanced knowledge in those basic engineering fields, such as mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and informatics engineering.
  2. Courses have been established in mechatronics, human interface and intelligent robotics to give students the necessary grounding in general engineering required for robot development.
Mechanical Systems Program
  1. Students take courses related to analyzing various physical phenomena, which is the foundation of design, and master basic and advanced knowledge related to the mechanisms of machines, mechanical behavior and control mechanisms.
  2. In addition to the analytic curriculum, students will also take classes that integrate knowledge gained in other coursework. The program teaches courses necessary for a type of design that takes into consideration realizing principal functions, cost and environmental issues and the creation of a safe and secure society.
Control Systems Program

Students in this program will study measurement/control engineering, which is the basis of electronics control. They will also master basic and advanced engineering in the fields of mechanical engineering, electric/electronic engineering and computer engineering, which will give them a crucial grounding.

Department of Engineering Science


The feature of this department is that it conducts education and research related to the basic and applied science and engineering that support today's advanced information society. The department is made up of four programs: Electronic Engineering Program, Optoelectronics Program, Applied Physics Program and Bioscience and Technology Program. The doctoral program's goal is to take the expert engineers and researchers who can contribute to society who were cultivated through the master's degree education program and use their qualities as the basis for training expert specialized engineers and researchers who can delve on their own more deeply into systematized academic and technology fields.

Learning/Teaching goals

Electronic Engineering Program

In this program, education and research regarding cutting-edge electronic engineering with circuitry/systems applications is conducted through mastery of device structure/operation principles as well as integrated circuitry design, both borne of a combination of process technology controlled at the nanoscale level and new properties for electronic materials. Expert specialized engineers and researchers are cultivated who can take on the future development of electronic devices and also build circuits/systems with integrated circuitry.

Optoelectronics Program

This program cultivates expert specialized engineers and researchers who have broad perspectives and insights and who bear on their shoulders a future that responds to the needs of an advanced information society. It nurtures experts who are well versed in everything from the basic science to practical applications of opto-functional materials, optical devices and optic communication/information control systems, which form the foundation of optoelectronics technology.

Applied Physics Program

This program cultivates expert specialized engineers and researchers who integrate physics, which seeks to elucidate the truths and principles of the natural world, and engineering, which seeks to develop technology. Based on their commanding understanding of the results of cutting-edge technology and basic research, this program's participants will be able to take on creative activities from the discovery of new materials and new functions to a wide array of applications with an awareness of their societal duty and responsibility in an advanced industrial technology.

Bioscience and Technology Program

By approaching biology as a multilayered system and applying engineering to the sophisticated biosystem in each layer (from the biomolecular stage to the individual organism), program participants will create new science and technology. By also providing a foundation in materials engineering, this program will foster expert specialized engineers and researchers who can contribute to developments in the fields of bioengineering, medical engineering, environmental engineering and electronics engineering.

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