The Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Sciences (AEES) is suitable for students with (1) a broad interest in the discipline, (2) leadership ability, and (3) sharp insightfulness underpinned by solid basic knowledge. As we give importance to the amount of effort invested after enrollment, we do not attach any importance to students’ previous backgrounds. In addition to the student having a scientific education, we also welcome students of various backgrounds such as foreign exchange students, persons with a professional experience, and vocational school students.
Educational course features, content, and approach
AEES comprises three subject groups: the Fusion Plasma Engineering Science, High Energy Material Science, and Advanced Energy System Technology groups. We are committed to educating technicians and researchers who possess both a high level of expertise and an open-minded approach through a two-pronged learning process. This process combines two main features: (1) deepening student expertise within their study group and (2) ensuring the acquisition of knowledge from other groups. Furthermore, we are committed to advancing the internationalization of our classes through the implementation of an exchange program between IGSES and foreign-based partner research facilities as well as intensive seminars led by foreign scholars.
Students are assigned to laboratories in groups of three or five and receive individualized instruction tailored to their respective research areas. Given that the disciplines related to this major widely employ collaborative research, students have the opportunity to become a part of cutting-edge and transnational research projects.
Completion requirements and performance evaluation
Conditions for course completion are 30 credits that include the following: (1) 6 credits in compulsory subjects pertaining to the three main courses (Fusion Plasma Engineering Science, High Energy Material Science, and Advanced Energy System Technology) and (2) 4 additional credits in related subjects as well as (1) passing performance on the final examination and (2) submission of a Master’s Degree thesis. We comprehensively consider the student’s attendance, examination grades, and reports in the final evaluation. It is also possible to obtain a Doctoral Degree in philosophy, science, or engineering by successfully meeting the following requirements in the second half of the doctorate course: (1) obtaining the required credits for the major and (2) submitting and passing the final dissertation review.