Admission Policies

Admission Policies for the Doctoral Degree Courses in the Graduate School of Science and Technology

The fundamental principles of the Graduate School of Science and Technology are to further the assured continuance of such existing core academic disciplines as engineering, fishery science, and environmental science, to promote systemic educational research in interdisciplinary and comprehensive academic fields that organically integrate several different academic disciplines in a coordinated manner, and to create new academic fields and establish a core site for research in Asia and the world. Our objective is to create a resource-recycling society with sustainable development in the 21st century while accurately perceiving the state of the continuously developing fields of science and technology.

These doctoral degree courses will have no bias toward scholarship in a subdivided, individual, and specialized field in science or technology. We will define problems and attempt to resolve them from a broad perspective based on systems science, marine science and technology, materials science, environmental science, and other disciplines as comprehensive academic fields that include such peripheral and interdisciplinary areas as engineering, fishery science, environmental science, and other scientific and technological fields. To achieve this, we will welcome faculty members from both this university and other institutions to conduct advanced specialized education at the frontiers of knowledge, promote original research that will open up new endeavors in the future, and train high-level professionals, researchers, and educators with leadership capabilities who are capable of providing support to the next generation both in Japan and overseas.

The most distinctive aspect of these courses is that researchers will be capable of expeditiously responding to an interdisciplinary sphere to transcend the framework of existing fields and work freely with researchers in other academic fields, rather than merely congregating in rather different, pre-existing academic fields such as engineering, fishery science, and environmental science. Therefore, it is our fervent hope that promising people from universities and companies nationwide come to take these courses. These students should have the basic knowledge and academic skills required for majors in the specialized fields of systems science, marine science and technology, materials science, and environmental science, the motivation to acquire specialized knowledge and skills at a higher level, the ambition to conduct original research that applies these skills and knowledge, and the enthusiasm to render service to the development of science and technology and the demands of society.

(1) The admission policy for majors in systems science

We seek candidates with the basic knowledge and academic skills at the level of a master’s degree for individual systems. These candidates will have a strong interest and willingness to create an environmentally friendly, comfortable social infrastructure and systems. This will be achieved by blending advanced, specialized information and telecommunications systems, electronic and electric systems, mechanical systems, and environmental systems for use in the social infrastructure and urban areas. They also will want to contribute to the development of fields related to these combined systems.

(2) The admission policy for majors in marine science and technology

We seek candidates with the basic knowledge and academic skills at the level of a master’s degree in marine science and technology and other related sciences. These candidates will have a strong interest and willingness to be involved in the development of the seas and the use of marine products?work that involves harsh natural conditions, intricate biological relationships, and complex international relationships?to resolve problems related to the continued survival of humankind, such as resource depletion and population increase.

(3) The admission policy for majors in materials science

We seek candidates with the basic knowledge and academic skills at the level of a master’s degree in materials science as well as applied or natural sciences, engineering, and foreign languages. These candidates will have the ambition to work for the development of materials science, including designing, creating, and applying new materials and substances, developing and efficiently using material resources and energy, and elucidating their vital function. In addition, they will want to make an active contribution to resolve the different problems we face today from the perspective of materials science and create a sustainable society of abundance and vigor.

(4) The admission policy for majors in environmental sciences

We seek candidates with the basic knowledge and academic skills at the level of a master’s degree in environmental sciences or other related sciences. These candidates will want to seek the ideal approach to values and civilization for environmentally symbiotic social and economic systems, and measures for harmonizing and managing the technology and social activities to create these systems. They also will want to actively contribute to creating an environmentally symbiotic and sustainable society. In addition, these people will aim to achieve the optimization of new environmentally symbiotic and resource recycling technology related to production and the environment by analyzing environmental dynamics from a variety of perspectives. Further, these people will have the wish to contribute to the development of environmental science.