Global Engineering Program for
Inclusive Society and Sustainable Environment (ISSEP)


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[INDEX]

Global Engineering Program for Inclusive Society and Sustainable Environment

1. IGP (A) Outline
1-1. Graduate Major(s) available to IGP (A) Students
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP (A) Completion Requirements and Courses
[For Master's degree]
1. IGP (A) Completion Requirements
2. IGP (A) Courses
[For Doctoral degree]
1. IGP (A) Completion Requirements
2. IGP (A) Courses

Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society

[Master's Degree Program]
1. Outline
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP Completion Requirements
5. IGP Courses
6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses
7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses
8. Research Related to the Completion of Master Theses
[Doctoral Degree Program]
1. Outline
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP Completion Requirements
5. IGP Courses
6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses
7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses
8. Research Related to the Completion of Doctoral Theses

Graduate Major in Civil Engineering

[Master's Degree Program]
1. Outline
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP Completion Requirements
5. IGP Courses
6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses
7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses
8. Research Related to the Completion of Master Thesis
[Doctoral Degree Program]
1. Outline
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP Completion Requirements
5. IGP Courses
6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses
7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses
8. Research Related to the Completion of Doctoral Thesis

Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment

[Master's Degree Program]
1. Outline
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP Completion Requirements
5. IGP Courses
6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses
7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses
8. Research Related to the Completion of Master Theses
[Doctoral Degree Program]
1. Outline
2. Competencies Developed
3. Learning Goals
4. IGP Completion Requirements
5. IGP Courses
6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses
7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses
8. Research Related to the Completion of Doctoral Theses

Global Engineering Program for Inclusive Society and Sustainable Environment

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1. IGP (A) Outline

Global Engineering Program for Inclusive Society and Sustainable Environment aims to train individuals as broadly-educated, global engineers with the ability to communicate with engineers in other fields with a global perspective and co-create; and to manage complex and large-scale projects and organizations to achieve an inclusive society and sustainable environment for emerging and developing countries. This program consists of three graduate majors: Global Engineering for Development Environment and Society, Civil Engineering, and Urban Design and Built Environment. Students enrolled in each course learn specialized subjects and the others, in addition to liberal arts including Japanese language and culture.


Figure 1. Overview of SES


Furthermore, students take internship program primarily in domestic companies. The students will be enrolled in one of the Graduate Major and educated under the Integrated Doctoral Education Program, in which they are expected to study from Master to Doctoral programs continuously to obtain both degrees. Outlines of each Graduate Major are given below.


1. Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development Environment and Society: The aim of this major is to build the ability to (1) create a new technology, value, and concept required in the society and (2) solve the numerous problems faced by the international society with an accurate understanding, without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system, to cope with the above social change. Moreover, the education aims to equip global engineers with the "ability to co- create" including communication skills to work effectively in cooperation with an engineer from a different field and management skills to operate multiple projects or an organization.

2. Graduate Major in Civil Engineering: Civil engineering is the practice of developing a civilized built environment in harmony with our natural surroundings, in which we may live safely and comfortably. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tokyo Tech trains its students to develop technical engineering skills in a diverse and international environment, with the goal of producing tomorrow's global leaders in the civil engineering industry and in academia.

3. Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment: Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment offers a comprehensive academic program for studying the current status of urban design and built environment, and for solving relevant emerging issues and social concerns. In this program, students study "safety," "functionality," "comfort," "history," and "environmental-friendliness" in urban environment which are necessary for proposing urban design and built environment in the future.

1-1. Graduate Major(s) available to IGP (A) Students

Graduate Major in Civil Engineering
Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment

2. Competencies Developed

In this program, students will acquire the following skills:

-Ability to resolve problems using broad engineering knowledge and skills
-Ability to develop a diverse view of things with well-rounded education and engineering ethics
-Ability to see the social trends, and find and solve current problems
-Ability to perform a project with understating of future trends from a global view by collaborating with others
-Ability to have communication and presentation abilities with logical explanation

3. Learning Goals

The goals of student learning as follows:

A) Fundamental knowledge in the field of advanced materials and chemical technology for a smart society
B) Specialized and advanced subjects in the field of advanced materials and chemical technology for a smart society
C) Interdisciplinary view of science and engineering in international perspective for a smart society
D) Creative and practical research ability
E) Logical communication skills

4. IGP (A) Completion Requirements and Courses

[For Master's degree]

[1] IGP (A) Completion Requirements

(1) Credits

a. Sustainable Engineering Technology (LAW.X417) must be acquired.
b. The seminar must be acquired in each semester.

(2) Thesis

The student must complete a special research, submit a thesis for the degree and take the final examination given after the submission of her/his thesis for the qualification. The students qualified by the examination committee can go onto the Doctoral program with some formalities.

Under this program, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major completion requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For completion requirements of your Graduate Major, please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in "Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)".

[2] IGP (A) Courses

Under this program, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major completion requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For core courses of your Graduate Major, please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in "Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)".

Table M1. Courses of IGP (A)



[For Doctoral degree]

[1] IGP (A) Completion Requirements

(1) 4 credits (0-0-4) of Off-Campus Project of the Graduate Major must be acquired.
(2) The seminar must be acquired in each semester.
(3) The candidate must complete and upload a thesis for the degree, and take and pass the final examination and evaluation of his/her thesis.

The candidate who satisfies the above requirements and passes the final examination is awarded a Doctoral degree.

The minimum period of study is three years in total, which include the Master's and Doctoral program for the both degrees. Under this program, in addition to the above requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For completion requirements of your Graduate Major, please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in "Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)". All students should consult with their own supervisors and program/special course coordinators about the study plan.

[2] IGP (A) Courses

4 credits (0-0-4) of Off-Campus Project of the Graduate Major must be acquired.

Under this program, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major completion requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For core courses of your Graduate Major, please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in "Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)".


Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society

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[Master's Degree Program]

1. Outline

Science and technology have developed dramatically through the advancement, specialization, and subdivision of the existing academic disciplines. Further, the world has shrunk rapidly through the spread of globalization. However, complex problems such as global environmental issues have plagued the international society and cannot be solved by simply integrating each elemental technology. Furthermore, a change in the industrial structure has been accelerated by the maturation of the industry and society of developed countries, including ours. Creation of a new technology, value, and concept that offer a new perspective without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system is urgently required.

The aim of the educational program is to build the ability to (1) create a new technology, value, and concept required in the society and (2) solve the numerous problems faced by the international society with an accurate understanding, without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system, to cope with the above social change. Moreover, the education aims to equip global engineers with the "ability to co-create" including communication skills to work effectively in cooperation with an engineer from a different field and management skills to operate multiple projects or an organization.

2. Competencies Developed

In this program, students will acquire the following skills:

I. Fundamental ability applicable to diverse related fields
- Theoretical and mathematical ability to think and analyze
- Ability to understand physical and natural phenomena
- Ability to use measurement and calculation technology for general purpose
II. Application ability without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system
- Ability to solve a problem using an appropriate method
- Ability to plan, propose, and examine the new technology, value, and concept
- Ability to design and operate a system
III. Global Engineering Skills
- Ability to work in international cooperation (communication and presentation)
- Social responsibility and sense of ethics
- Self-deployment skills (autonomy and ability to take action)

3. Learning Goals

The department offers the educational program for the following purposes to allow students to master the above-mentioned skills:

A) Acquire the basic academic skills to specialize in the field of global engineering for development, environment, and society (to master I):
By acquiring the basic academic skills to specialize in the field of global engineering for development, environment, and society, students will find out the problem and improve their understanding of the methodology to solve it.
B) Acquire the academic skills in the diverse fields related to global engineering for development, environment, and society (to master I and II)
Students will acquire not only the academic skills of one specialized field but also the interdisciplinary academic skills across several related fields.
C) Acquire the ability to find out and solve the problem by themselves (to master II and III)
Acquire and develop the practical skills to solve a problem through lecture and practice on a social, environmental, and international project while complying with engineer's ethics
D) Acquire the ability to understand and systematize the latest trend in the research field (to master II and III)
Students will develop research abilities to systematize studies conducive to the development of the specialized field. They will understand the relevance and contribution of one's own studies as well as the latest research trend in the field.
E) Acquire practical international communication skills (to master III)
Students will cultivate communication skills in the mixed educational environment in laboratories that includes both Japanese and foreign students. In addition, students will acquire the practical skills to work in international cooperation through practical experience including international internship.

4. IGP Completion Requirements

The following requirements must be met to complete the Master's Degree Program of this major.

1. Attain a total of 30 credits or more from 400- and 500-level courses.
2. Fulfill requirements in Table M1 below.
3. Pass the master's thesis review and defense.

Table M1 shows course categories and the number of credits required to complete the Master's Degree Program of this major. It also shows the required minimum credits in each course category and points to be noted when selecting the required courses and electives.

The learning goals to be obtained by students through courses are listed as "associated learning goals". Prior to registering courses, students need to fully understand the course goals.

Table M1. Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society Completion Requirements


5. IGP Courses

Table M2 shows the Core Courses of the Master's Degree Program in this major. Graduate Majors listed in the Comments column offer core courses that are recognized as equivalent to the corresponding Major Courses or Research-related Courses in the standard curriculum of this major. Figure M1 shows the subject group in which each course is involved.

Table M2. Core Courses of the Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society



Figure M1. Subject group of the Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society

6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses

None

7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses

In order to fulfill the completion requirements for the master's degree program, students must attain at least 2 credits in Career Development Courses, and should satisfy all of the Graduate Attributes (GA) specified in Table MA-1 of the "Career Development Courses" (Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses) in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. Students will be evaluated in regards to GA achievements at the time of their degree completion. As to the courses with more than one GA, the number of GA stipulated for the courses is considered to be acquired regardless of the credits received for the courses.

Major Courses that enable students to acquire GA and that are recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses are listed in Table M3 below.

However, it must be noted that credits attained from these courses cannot be counted more than once as Major Courses or

Table M3. Courses of the Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses


Career Development Courses towards the completion requirements for the master's degree program.


8. Research Related to the Completion of Master Theses

Through the Master's thesis research, students shall experience a series of research processes and improve problem solving and communications skills. The timeline of the Master's thesis research is shown below. The items in the upper and lower lines of the table will be conducted in each laboratory and through the course, respectively.


[Establishing learning objectives and intermediate presentation]

Establishing learning objectives (in each laboratory) and orientation (in the course) will be done in 1Q. Both will be geared toward understanding the student's career objectives, as well as his or her research background and the purpose of the research. Requisite intermediate presentations shall be conducted in 4Q. Teaching staff will evaluate students' progress toward learning objectives. When necessary, their goals and/or the content will be revised for the completion of the Master's thesis.


[Examination criteria for the Master's thesis]

The Master's thesis shall be an original composition. It must contain the original discussion with new findings in a field of global engineering for development, environment, and society, or useful findings contributing to the development of science and engineering.


[Implementation of the thesis examination]

The Master's thesis panel shall consist of a minimum of three judges. The student who want to proceed to the doctor course will be examined by five judges. After the preliminary review of the thesis by the judges, the candidate shall have an oral presentation, conducted entirely in English.


[Doctoral Degree Program]

1. Outline

The educational program aims to develop the human resource with an accurate understanding of the framework of science and engineering. The program follows on from the Master's degree course without being biased towards the framework of the system, facilitating the solution of complex problems faced by the international society, as well as the creation of new technology, value, and concept required in the society.

Science and technology have developed dramatically through the advancement, specialization, and subdivision of the existing academic disciplines. Further, the world has shrunk rapidly through the spread of globalization. However, complex problems such as global environmental issues have plagued the international society and cannot be solved by simply integrating each elemental technology. Furthermore, a change in the industrial structure has been accelerated by the maturation of the industry and society of developed countries, including ours. Creation of a new technology, value, and concept that offer a new perspective without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system is urgently required.

The aim of the educational program is to build the ability to (1) create a new technology, value, and concept required in the society and (2) solve the numerous problems faced by the international society with an accurate understanding, without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system, to cope with the above social change. Moreover, the education aims to equip global engineers with the "ability to co-create" including communication skills to work effectively in cooperation with an engineer from a different field and management skills to operate multiple projects or an organization.

2. Competencies Developed

In this program, students will acquire the following skills, which are more advanced than in the Master's degree course: In this program, students will acquire the following skills:

I. Fundamental ability applicable to diverse related fields
- Theoretical and mathematical ability to think and analyze
- Ability to understand physical and natural phenomena
- Ability to use measurement and calculation technology for general purpose
II. Application ability without being biased towards the framework of the existing academic system
- Ability to solve a problem using an appropriate method
- Ability to plan, propose, and examine the new technology, value, and concept
- Ability to design and operate a system
III. Global Engineering Skills
- Ability to work in international cooperation (communication and presentation)
- Social responsibility and sense of ethics
- Self-deployment skills (autonomy and ability to take action)

3. Learning Goals

The department offers the educational program for the following purposes to allow students to master the above-mentioned skills:

A) Acquire the basic academic skills to specialize in the field of global engineering for development, environment, and society (to master I):
By acquiring the basic academic skills to specialize in the field of global engineering for development, environment, and society, students will find out the problem and improve their understanding of the methodology to solve it.
B) Acquire the academic skills in the diverse fields related to global engineering for development, environment, and society (to master I and II)
Students will acquire not only the academic skills of one specialized field but also the interdisciplinary academic skills across several related fields.
C) Acquire the ability to find out and solve the problem by themselves (to master II and III)
Acquire and develop the practical skills to solve a problem through lecture and practice on a social, environmental, and international project while complying with engineer's ethics
D) Acquire the ability to understand and systematize the latest trend in the research field (to master II and III)
Students will develop research abilities to systematize studies conducive to the development of the specialized field. They will understand the relevance and contribution of one's own studies as well as the latest research trend in the field.
E) Acquire practical international communication skills (to master III)

Students will cultivate communication skills in the mixed educational environment in laboratories that includes both Japanese and foreign students. In addition, students will acquire the practical skills to work in international cooperation through practical experience including international internship.

4. IGP Completion Requirements

The following requirements must be met to complete the Doctoral Degree Program of this major.

1. Attain a total of 24 credits or more from 600-level courses.
2. Fulfill requirements in Table D1 below.
3. Pass the doctoral thesis review and defense.

Table D1 shows course categories and the number of credits required to complete the Doctoral Degree Program of this major. It also shows the required minimum credits in each course category and points to be noted when selecting the required courses and electives.

The learning goals to be obtained by students through courses are listed as "associated learning goals". Prior to registering courses, students need to fully understand the course goals.

Table D1. Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society Completion Requirements


5. IGP Courses

Table D2 shows the Core Courses of the Doctoral Degree Program of this major. Graduate Majors listed in the Comments column offer core courses that are recognized as equivalent to the corresponding Major Courses or Research-related Courses in the standard curriculum of this major.

Table D2. Core Courses of the Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses

None

7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses

In order to fulfill the completion requirements for the doctoral degree program, students must attain at least 4 credits in Career Development Courses, and should satisfy all of the Graduate Attributes (GA) specified in Table A-1 or A-2 of the "Career Development Courses" (Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses) in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. Students will be evaluated in regards to GA achievements at the time of their degree completion. As to the courses with more than one GA, the number of GA stipulated for the courses is considered to be acquired regardless of the credits received for the courses.

Major Courses that enable students to acquire GA and that are recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses are listed in Tables D3-1 and D3-2 below.

However, it must be noted that credits attained from these courses cannot be counted more than once as Major Courses or Career Development Courses towards the completion requirements for the doctoral degree program.


Table D3-1. Courses of the Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses in the Academic Leader Program (ALP)


Table D3-2. Courses of the Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses in the Productive Leader Program (PLP)


Students enrolled in the educational program for leading graduate schools may be offered courses recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses besides those listed as such in the "Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses" in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. For details about available courses or completion requirements, please refer to the Study Guide of the Academy that offers the relevant program.

8. Research Related to the Completion of Doctoral Theses

The doctoral thesis research process fosters the ability to find and solve problems and improves English communication skills. These competencies will be acquired through setting and evaluating learning objectives.

The doctoral thesis research timeline is shown below. The items on the upper and lower lines of the table will be conducted in each laboratory and through the course, respectively.



Graduate Major in Civil Engineering

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[Master's Degree Program]

1. Outline

Civil engineering is the practice of developing a civilized built environment in harmony with our natural surroundings, in which we may live safely and comfortably. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tokyo Tech trains its students to develop technical engineering skills in a diverse and international environment, with the goal of producing tomorrow's global leaders in the civil engineering industry and in academia.

In the Master's Degree Program, students systematically study more advanced knowledge and technology based on the latest research in the fields of structural mechanics, structural engineering, construction material technology, earthquake engineering, water and environment, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure and transportation planning, building on fundamental knowledge of civil engineering gained in the Bachelor's Degree Program. Furthermore, the curriculum is structured to enable students to deepen their specialization and increase their creativity by performing research independently.

2. Competencies Developed

In the Master's Degree Program, students are trained to develop technical engineering skills in a diverse and international environment, giving them the tools to become tomorrow's global leaders in the civil engineering industry. To achieve this goal, the Department seeks to confer the following skills to students:

- Theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of engineering necessary for professional practice and research.
- Technical skills and knowledge required for practice and research in the field of civil engineering.
- Appreciation of the societal responsibilities of civil engineers, and understanding of the ethics of the practice.
- Management and communication skills necessary to be competitive in the global marketplace.

3. Learning Goals

For the Master's degree, students engage in the following program of study:

(A) Fundamental courses which cover the breadth of science and engineering

Broad and fundamental engineering courses are offered to convey the foundation for building professional skill for the practice of civil engineering.

(B) In-depth courses focused on specific fields within civil engineering

Students may take in-depth courses in specific fields within civil engineering, in order to acquire a deep understanding of the profession.

(C) Practical internships and seminars

Students enroll in internships and seminars to acquire an in-depth understanding of how theory is applied to practice in the field of civil engineering.

(D) Problem-solving and communication training

By engaging in original research focused on a specific problem and completing a Master's thesis, students learn to work independently and proactively, and to communicate their results convincingly.

4. IGP Completion Requirements

The following requirements must be met to complete the Master's Degree Program of this major.

1. Attain a total of 31 credits or more from 400- and 500-level courses.
2. From the courses specified in the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering curriculum,
- 8 credits acquired from Research Seminars;
- a minimum of 16 credits acquired from Major Courses;
- a minimum of 5 credits acquired from Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses (3 credits from Humanities and Social Science Courses of which 2 credits must be from 400-level courses and 1 credit from 500-level courses, and 2 credits from Career Development Courses).
3. Pass the master's thesis review and defense.

Table M1 shows course categories and the number of credits required to complete the Master's Degree Program of this major. It also shows the required minimum credits in each course category and points to be noted when selecting the required courses and electives.

The learning goals to be obtained by students through courses are listed as "associated learning goals". Prior to registering courses, students need to fully understand the course goals.

Table M1. Graduate Major in Civil Engineering Completion Requirements


5. IGP Courses

Table M2 shows the Core Courses of the Master's Degree Program in this major. Graduate Majors listed in the Comments column offer core courses that are recognized as equivalent to the corresponding Major Courses or Research-related Courses in the standard curriculum of this major.

Table M2. Core Courses of the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering


6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses

None

7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses

In order to fulfill the completion requirements for the master's degree program, students must attain at least 2 credits in Career Development Courses, and should satisfy all of the Graduate Attributes (GA) specified in Table MA-1 of the "Career Development Courses" (Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses) in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. Students will be evaluated in regards to GA achievements at the time of their degree completion. As to the courses with more than one GA, the number of GA stipulated for the courses is considered to be acquired regardless of the credits received for the courses.

Major Courses that enable students to acquire GA and that are recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses are listed in Table M3 below.


However, it must be noted that credits attained from these courses cannot be counted more than once as Major Courses or Career Development Courses towards the completion requirements for the master's degree program.

Table M3. Courses of the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses


8. Research Related to the Completion of Master Thesis

In Master's degree study, by engaging in original research focused on a specific problem, students learn to work independently and proactively, and to communicate their results convincingly. The chart below shows the chronological sequence of the study program.


[Doctoral Degree Program]

1. Outline

Civil engineering is the practice of developing a civilized built environment in harmony with our natural surroundings, in which we may live safely and comfortably. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tokyo Tech trains its students to develop technical engineering skills in a diverse and international environment, with the goal of producing tomorrow's global leaders in the Civil Engineering industry and in academia.

In the Doctoral Degree Program, students study cutting-edging knowledge and technology based on the latest research, building on the basic and specialized civil engineering knowledge learned in the Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Programs. Furthermore, the curriculum is structured to enable students to further deepen their specialization and increase their creativity by performing cutting-edge research independently during Research Seminars and doctoral thesis research.

2. Competencies Developed

In the Doctoral Degree Program, students are trained to develop cutting-edge technical engineering skills in a diverse and international environment, giving them the tools to become tomorrow's global leaders in the civil engineering industry and in academia. To achieve this goal, the Department seeks to confer the following skills to students:

- Theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of engineering necessary for professional practice and research.
- Technical skills and knowledge required for cutting-edge research in the field of civil engineering, and the ability to apply this research to practical use.
- Creativity required for producing, communicating, and applying new research ideas and knowledge.
- Understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, necessary for the international practice of civil engineering.
- Communication and leadership skills needed for the international practice of civil engineering.

3. Learning Goals

For the Doctoral degree, students engage in the following program of study:

(A) Practical education for cutting-edge research and practice

By engaging in research toward a Doctoral dissertation, students work together with a faculty advisor to develop cutting-edge experimental and analytical methods that push the frontier of civil engineering research and practice.

(B) Communication training for participation in international projects

Doctoral coursework (including seminars and research presentations), writing of the Doctoral dissertation, and presentation of the Doctoral dissertation are all conducted in English. This gives students the communication ability necessary to engage successfully in overseas projects.

(C) Problem-solving and leadership training

By engaging in doctoral research, students learn how to be leaders in their field and to solve problems in an ethical manner. Students will participate in field-specific and interdisciplinary seminars, and will interact with international students, researchers, and civil engineering practitioners via conferences and collaborative research. This will impart students with skills to further their ambitions to engage in international business or collaboration.

4. IGP Completion Requirements

The following requirements must be met to complete the Doctoral Degree Program of this major.

1. Attain a total of 24 credits or more from 600-level courses.
2. From the courses specified in the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering curriculum,
- 12 credits acquired from Research Seminars;
- a minimum of 6 credits acquired from Major Courses;
- a minimum of 6 credits acquired from Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses (2 credits from Humanities and Social Science Courses, and 4 credits from Career Development Courses).
3. Pass the doctoral thesis review and defense.

Table D1 shows course categories and the number of credits required to complete the Doctoral Degree Program of this major. It also shows the required minimum credits in each course category and points to be noted when selecting the required courses and electives.

The learning goals to be obtained by students through courses are listed as "associated learning goals". Prior to registering courses, students need to fully understand the course goals.

Table D1. Graduate Major in Civil Engineering Completion Requirements


5. IGP Courses

Table D2 shows the Core Courses of the Doctoral Degree Program of this major. Graduate Majors listed in the Comments column offer core courses that are recognized as equivalent to the corresponding Major Courses or Research-related Courses in the standard curriculum of this major.

Table D2. Core Courses of the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering


6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses

None

7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses

In order to fulfill the completion requirements for the doctoral degree program, students must attain at least 4 credits in Career Development Courses, and should satisfy all of the Graduate Attributes (GA) specified in Table A-1 or A-2 of the "Career Development Courses" (Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses) in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. Students will be evaluated in regards to GA achievements at the time of their degree completion. As to the courses with more than one GA, the number of GA stipulated for the courses is considered to be acquired regardless of the credits received for the courses.

Major Courses that enable students to acquire GA and that are recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses are listed in Tables D3-1 and D3-2 below.

However, it must be noted that credits attained from these courses cannot be counted more than once as Major Courses or Career Development Courses towards the completion requirements for the doctoral degree program.

Table D3-1. Courses of the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses in the Academic Leader Program (ALP)


Table D3-2. Courses of the Graduate Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses in the Productive Leader Program (PLP)


Students enrolled in the educational program for leading graduate schools may be offered courses recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses besides those listed as such in the "Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses" in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. For details about available courses or completion requirements, please refer to the Study Guide of the Academy that offers the relevant program.

8. Research Related to the Completion of Doctoral Thesis

In doctoral degree study, by engaging in cutting-edge research focused on a specific problem, students learn to work independently and proactively, and to communicate their results convincingly. The chart below shows the chronological sequence of the study program.



Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment

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[Master's Degree Program]

1. Outline

Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment offers a comprehensive academic program for studying the current status of urban design and built environment, and for solving relevant emerging issues and social concerns. In this program, students study "safety," "functionality," "comfort," "history," and "environmental-friendliness" in urban environment which are necessary for proposing urban design and built environment in the future.

In the Urban Design and Built Environment program, students are trained to acquire broad knowledge, and develop capacity to build and maintain resilient urban design and built environment which are human- and environmentally-friendly, invulnerable against disaster, and well-coordinated with local culture and climate. Students are also trained to be engineers and researchers with well-rounded education and international communication skills who are aware of their responsibilities as leaders, and active internationally in the field of the urban design and built environment.

In order to attain this goal, the program is composed of two subjects: courses and researches. Students learn foundations for understanding urban design and built environment at advanced level by taking courses, and acquire necessary knowledge for expert engineers through research works.

The graduate major of Urban Design and Built Environment is jointly offered by Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and prospective students are expected to have prior knowledge about foundations of Architecture and Building Engineering, or of Civil and Environmental Engineering at undergraduate level.

In the Master's Degree program, students are trained to acquire broad range of necessary knowledge and engineering for understanding urban design and built environment in an interdisciplinary and well-organized way, and hence to contribute to generation, regeneration and utilization of resilient urban design and built environment.

2. Competencies Developed

The graduate major of Urban Design and Built Environment seeks to confer the following skills to students:

- Logical thinking and analytical methods for understanding urban design and built environment comprehensively
- Insight for finding problems and spirit of inquiry for solving them concerning urban design and built environment
- Ability to develop a diverse view of things with well-rounded education and engineering ethics
- Communication ability to convey unique ideas and proposals to others appropriately
- Ability to planning and implementing a project by collaborating with others
- Communication skills to write, discuss, and make presentations analytically in English

3. Learning Goals

For the Master's degree of Urban Design and Built Environment, students engage in the following program of study:

(A) Fundamental courses focused on the foundations of urban design and built environment
Required courses with practical work, and elective courses of broad range of subjects are offered to convey the foundation for the theory of urban design and built environment.
(B) Practical courses focused on the applications of the theory of urban design and built environment
Courses of practice in coordination with the fundamental courses, and elective courses of broad subjects are offered to convey the application of the theory of urban design and built environment.
(C) Courses for developing a broad vision of urban design and built environment taken by students proactively
Courses of creative experiments and practices where subjects are developed and proposed by students proactively, with a regular orientation, a face-to-face advice from a supervisor and an open laboratory.
(D) Courses for learning the relationship between society, and urban design and built environment
Courses for learning practice in society and engineering ethics offered by invited lecturers who are socially acknowledged.
(E) Courses for training communication skills
Courses for developing the abilities to complete a Master's thesis, and to make presentations of the thesis at seminars and conferences.

4. IGP Completion Requirements

The following requirements must be met to complete the Master's Degree Program of this major.

1. Attain a total of 34 credits or more from 400- and 500-level courses.
2. From the courses specified in the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment curriculum,
- 8 credits acquired from Research Seminars;
- a minimum of 9 credits acquired from Major Courses; and
- a minimum of 5 credits acquired from Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses (3 credits from Humanities and Social Science Courses of which 2 credits must be from 400-level courses and 1 credit from 500-level courses, and 2 credits from Career Development Courses).
3. Pass the master's thesis review and defense.

Table M1 shows course categories and the number of credits required to complete the Master's Degree Program of this major. It also shows the required minimum credits in each course category and points to be noted when selecting the required courses and electives.

The learning goals to be obtained by students through courses are listed as "associated learning goals". Prior to registering courses, students need to fully understand the course goals.

Table M1. Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment Completion Requirements


5. IGP Courses

Table M2 shows the Core Courses of the Master's Degree Program in this major. Graduate Majors listed in the Comments column offer core courses that are recognized as equivalent to the corresponding Major Courses or Research-related Courses in the standard curriculum of this major.

Table M2. Core Courses of the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment


6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses

None

7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses

In order to fulfill the completion requirements for the master's degree program, students must attain at least 2 credits in Career Development Courses, and should satisfy all of the Graduate Attributes (GA) specified in Table MA-1 of the "Career Development Courses" (Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses) in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. Students will be evaluated in regards to GA achievements at the time of their degree completion. As to the courses with more than one GA, the number of GA stipulated for the courses is considered to be acquired regardless of the credits received for the courses.

Major Courses that enable students to acquire GA and that are recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses are listed in Table M3 below.

However, it must be noted that credits attained from these courses cannot be counted more than once as Major Courses or Career Development Courses towards the completion requirements for the master's degree program.


Table M3. Courses of the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses


8. Research Related to the Completion of Master Theses

In research related to the completion of Master thesis, students need to experience a series of research process, and to improve the ability of solving problems and communication skills. The process of the completion of Master thesis is indicated below.


[Doctoral Degree Program]

1. Outline

In the program of Urban Design and Built Environment, in addition to the acquired knowledge and engineering at Master's course level, students are trained to develop research capacity and creativity by which they conduct the most advanced research by themselves, and to take international leadership in contribution to generation, regeneration and utilization of future urban design and built environment.

The graduate major of Urban Design and Built Environment is jointly offered by Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and prospective students are expected to have prior knowledge about foundations of Architecture and Building Engineering, or of Civil and Environmental Engineering at undergraduate and Master's course level.

The program of Urban Design and Built Environment offers courses for learning the most advanced knowledge and technologies concerning functionality, comfort and safety of urban design and built environmental system. The program is also designed to train professional researchers with necessary creativity and research ability through seminars and courses through which students conduct the most advanced research by themselves.

2. Competencies Developed

The graduate major of Urban Design and Built Environment seeks to confer the following skills to students:

- Ability to think flexibly toward new value creation
- Imagination for taking an international view of urban design and built environment and relevant issues, founded on relevant broad expertise, knowledge, and engineering
- Ability to take leadership in planning and implementing a project by collaborating with others
- Comprehensive ability to make research proposals which respect humanity and ethics
- Communication skills to write, discuss, and make presentations analytically in English

3. Learning Goals

For the Doctor's degree of Urban Design and Built Environment, students engage in the following program of study:

(A) Courses focused on the academic application of the theories of urban design and built environment
Courses for developing ability to propose solutions to the issues by students themselves, where the subjects are also found by students themselves.
(B) Courses focused on the practical application of the theories of urban design and built environment
Courses for developing ability to propose solutions to the issues in society based on the expert knowledge acquired by students themselves.
(C) Courses for training communication skills
Courses for training the abilities to complete a Doctoral thesis, and to make presentations of the thesis at seminars and national and international conferences.

4. IGP Completion Requirements

The following requirements must be met to complete the Doctoral Degree Program of this major.

1. Attain a total of 24 credits or more from 600-level courses.
2. From the courses specified in the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment curriculum,
- 12 credits acquired from Research Seminars;
- a minimum of 6 credits acquired from Major Courses; and
- a minimum of 6 credits acquired from Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses (2 credits from Humanities and Social Science Courses, and 4 credits from Career Development Courses).
3. Pass the doctoral thesis review and defense.

Table D1 shows course categories and the number of credits required to complete the Doctoral Degree Program of this major. It also shows the required minimum credits in each course category and points to be noted when selecting the required courses and electives.

The learning goals to be obtained by students through courses are listed as "associated learning goals". Prior to registering courses, students need to fully understand the course goals.

Table D1. Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment Completion Requirements


5. IGP Courses

Table D2 shows the Core Courses of the Doctoral Degree Program of this major. Graduate Majors listed in the Comments column offer core courses that are recognized as equivalent to the corresponding Major Courses or Research-related Courses in the standard curriculum of this major.

Table D2. Core Courses of the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment


6. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Humanities and Social Science Courses

None

7. IGP Courses That Can Be Counted as Career Development Courses

In order to fulfill the completion requirements for the doctoral degree program, students must attain at least 4 credits in Career Development Courses, and should satisfy all of the Graduate Attributes (GA) specified in Table A-1 or A-2 of the "Career Development Courses" (Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses) in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. Students will be evaluated in regards to GA achievements at the time of their degree completion. As to the courses with more than one GA, the number of GA stipulated for the courses is considered to be acquired regardless of the credits received for the courses.

Major Courses that enable students to acquire GA and that are recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses are listed in Tables D3-1 and D3-2 below.

However, it must be noted that credits attained from these courses cannot be counted more than once as Major Courses or Career Development Courses towards the completion requirements for the doctoral degree program.

Table D3-1. Courses of the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses in the Academic Leader Program (ALP)


Table D3-2. Courses of the Graduate Major in Urban Design and Built Environment recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses in the Productive Leader Program (PLP)


Students enrolled in the educational program for leading graduate schools may be offered courses recognized as equivalent to Career Development Courses besides those listed as such in the "Liberal Arts and Basic Science Courses" in the Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program. For details about available courses or completion requirements, please refer to the Study Guide of the Academy that offers the relevant program.

8. Research Related to the Completion of Doctoral Theses

In research related to the completion of Doctoral thesis, students need to improve the ability of setting problems and communication skills as well as the ability of solving problems. Students obtain these abilities during setting of learning goals and their evaluations. As the diagram below indicates, the research of Doctoral thesis is evaluated through the first and second interim presentations and final presentation of thesis in the consistent way of Urban Design and Built Environment toward the completion of Doctoral thesis. Students must also pass the final examination of expertise and foreign language before obtaining Doctoral degree.