Educational and research goals

The Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES) comprises five different majors: Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Molecular and Material Sciences, Advanced Energy Engineering Sciences, Energy and Environmental Engineering, and Earth System Science Technology. The IGSES educational research aims to advance the study of materials, environmental, and energy-related areas as well as an integration of these fields. IGSES also aspires to accomplish the mission of training researchers and engineers who (1) are highly skilled in problem solving and have strong potential for further research; (2) demonstrate a high level of environmental science expertise applied to an eco-conscious technology in the fields of materials, energy, environmental science, or closely related subject areas; and (3) are poised to thrive internationally to design a sustainable development-based society.

Admissions policy

The IGSES is intended for students from Japanese and foreign universities, and for persons who already have an occupational experience. Strong interest and awareness of harmony with the environment are required in the field of science and technology focused on materials, energy, and the environment. The ideal candidate should also possess a strong determination for studies and adequate academic skills.

Curriculum policy

At IGSES, we are committed to providing a fair and comprehensive education to each student by implementing the following features: (1) academic counseling and keeping students fully informed of the grading criteria and (2) a consistent progression of classes and content. We have enriched our class curriculum by implementing an organic and systematic education program within a five-fold interdisciplinary specialty framework. This framework can be detailed as follows: (1) Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, (2) Molecular and Material Sciences, (3) Advanced Energy Engineering Sciences, (4) Energy and Environmental Engineering, and (5) Earth System Science Technology. The IGSES’s objective is to train researchers and engineers who (1) are highly skilled in problem solving with strong potential for further research; (2) demonstrate a high level of environmental science expertise applied to an eco-conscious technology in the field of materials, energy, or closely related subject areas; and (3) are poised to thrive internationally to design a sustainable development-based society.

Graduation requirements

At IGSES, we award graduation certification and recognize course completion for all students who successfully pass their final exam, whose research papers have been accepted, who have received the necessary research guidance and have acquired the prescribed credits within the allocated period of course time. IGSES graduates are expected to become researchers and technicians who (1) are highly skilled in problem solving with a strong potential for further research, (2) demonstrate a high level of environmental science expertise applied to eco-conscious technology in the field of materials, energy, environment, or closely related subject areas, and (3) are poised to thrive internationally to design a sustainable, development-based society.