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Guide to the interdisciplinary graduate school of science and engineering

  1. Objectives
    The Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering aims at cultivating research workers and technical experts whom are capable of understanding theories and their application as well as a profound knowledge based on both general and specific undergraduate programs in sciences.

  2. History
    The Graduate School of Science was first established in 1985, and comprised five departments, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Geology, for the award of Master’s degrees.
    In 1993 the Computer and Information Science department was established within this school.
    The Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering was established in 2000, Master's courses could be undertaken in five departments in Sciences and Engineering, namely Material Science, Geoscience, Mathematics and Computer Science, Electronic and Control Systems Engineering, and Natural Resources Process Engineering. In 2012 the five departments were integrated to one major, consisting of Collaborative Educational Course in Science, Engineering and Medicine and seven courses coming from the traditional fields, Physics and Materials Science Course, Chemistry Course, Geoscience Course, Mathematics Course, Information Systems Course, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course, and Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Material Process Engineering Course.
    A doctoral program was established in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering in 2002, for study in Science and Engineering in two departments named Materials Creation and Circulation Technology, and Electronic Functions and System Engineering.

  3. Costs of study
    Tuition fees for the graduate course are 267,900 yen per semester (i.e., every six months).
    These fees can be paid annually, or semester by semester. In addition to this amount, first year students are also required to pay an entrance fee of 282,000 yen at the beginning of the course.
    If tuition fees are revised during your term of study, the revised fees must be paid in any years in which the changes take effect.

  4. Financial aid for the entrance fee
    The Japanese government offers financial support to overseas students by exempting them from either half or all of the entrance fee. Eligibility for financial aid is based upon financial need and academic achievement.
    This financial aid is available only to students whose eligibility has been approved. Students seeking suchaid must consult the Financial Aid and Scholarships Section of the Student Affairs Department in advance.

  5. Financial aid for the school tuition fee
    The Japanese government also offers financial support to overseas students by exempting them from either half or all of the tuition fees. Eligibility for financial aid is based upon financial need and academic achievement. In particular, those who have financial difficulties are encouraged to apply.

  6. Insurance
    All graduate students are requested to join the Students Educational and Research Accident and Injury Insurance scheme, which costs 2,430 yen for two years. This provides insurance cover for injuries caused by any accidents in the course of research study.

  7. Outlines of courses
Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course
Control Systems EngineeringControl system design. Intelligent controlled mechatronics systems. Nonlinear dynamics and vibration suppression of mechanical structures. Stress analysis of advanced engineering materials. Machine elements and mechanical system design.
Instrumentation and Measurement Systems EngineeringSound and vibration measurement. Hard and software development for elderly people or people with physical impairment. Earth environmental remote sensing using electromagnetic waves. Development of lightwave sensing systems.
Electrical and Electronic Systems EngineeringDigital signal processing. Optical signal processing. Biomedical signal processing. Optical communication systems. Power electronics. Electric energy control systems. Television broadcasting system and visual information processing.
Electronic Device EngineeringIntegrated nano-devices. Thin film devices. Photovoltaic devices. Optoelectronic compound semiconductor devices. Growth and characterization of polycrystals for electronic devices. Crystal growth of compound semiconductors. Semiconductor superlattices and quantum wells.