Policies - ASEM

Admissions policy

The Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials (ASEM) welcomes students who graduated Japanese or foreign universities in the field of natural science and engineering, as well as persons who already have an occupational experience in industry. A strong interest in the field of environmental science and technology, focused on materials, and energy, and a good grasp of the problems involved in this field are preferably required. The ideal candidate should also possess strong motivation for studies, adequate academic skills, and insights into the problems involved in the aforementioned fields.

Curriculum policy

Educational course features, content, and approach

ASEM aims to nurture engineers and researchers able to extensively contribute to the society through a new concept of applied science and technology based on the combined study of materials, devices, and processes. Mastery of this new applied science has been set as a priority goal. To achieve this goal, the ASEM department is enrolling students who already possess fundamental knowledge in these fields. Accordingly, this program is also designed to stress the following targets: (1) developing an overall view of the applied science and (2) achieving a top-to-bottom understanding in each field of study through mastery of all the ASEM curriculum subjects. These subjects comprise the following: (1) an interdisciplinary general class, (2) a basic applied science class based on our new concept, and (3) an advanced class designed for pursuing the study of the cutting-edge technology involved in each specialty.

Research programs

ASEM students are affiliated with the following six divisions: (1) Electric Process Engineering, (2) Optical Functional Material Engineering, (3) Quantum Physics, (4) Molecular Process Engineering, (5) Molecular Material Science, (6) Functional Physical Evaluation, and one research center—the Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research. Students receive direct research guidance from instructors, and students’ research is evaluated upon presentation and submission of their research papers at the end of the first and last years of the master’s program.

Completion requirements and performance evaluation

Master’s Degrees in engineering, science, or academics are conferred once students have obtained the following prescribed amount of credits: (1) 2 credits in optional classes and (2) 8 credits in compulsory elective classes and have (1) satisfactory performance on the examination committee interview test and (2) submitted their master’s degree research paper.

Doctoral Degrees in engineering, science, or philosophy are conferred once students have obtained the prescribed amount of credits (including the Applied Science for Electronics and Materials Doctoral Course thesis practical class) and have completed the following requirements: (1) submission of their thesis and (2) satisfactory performance on the examination committee interview test and thesis review process.