About SSSEP

In 2017, the School of Engineering in Tokyo Tech launched an educational program aiming at the education of the students who will be active in building "Super Smart Society."

Super Smart Society (Society 5.0): The Japanese government aims to develop economic growth and healthy longevity society by expanding the technology in the "Monotsukuri" field, which Japan is good at, to various fields including informatics/network and IoT technologies. Final target of this effort is to transform our society into a sustainably developing society.

School of Engineering @ Tokyo Tech: The School of Engineering in Tokyo Tech consists of five departments; Mechanical Eng., Systems and Control Eng., Electrical and Electronic Eng., Information and Communications Eng. and Industrial Eng. and Economics.


Outline

The goal of this program is to cultivate young and excellent talented personnel who can be active at the world level to accelerate the construction of "Super Smart Society" where people can live comfortably and lively. First of all, the students studying in this program gains broad knowledge and a deep understanding of the subjects of the Graduate Major they belong to. Next, by taking classes of other Graduate Majors the students gain broad knowledge and experience becoming essential researchers and engineers working to realize "Super Smart Society." Through these studies and experiences, the students can form a strong human network regardless of their nationality. Program graduates are expected to be active not only in Japan but also in the world where the realization of "Super Smart Society" is highly desired. This means that excellent young researchers and engineers who completed this program will be the cornerstone of supporting the sustainable growth of humanity. The students are educated in the Integrated Doctoral Education Program and are planning to transition from master's program to doctoral program on a continuous basis for both degrees.


For Prospective Students (How to Apply)

Most of the faculty members belonging to the School of Engineering are participating in this program. Since their research field is very wide, an applicant should carefully consult with the faculty member who will become the supervisor in advance about the consistency between the research theme of the applicant and the purpose of this program.

Official applications guide for admission in 2020, including eligibility, procedures, required documents etc., is avilable at "https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/graduate_school/international/graduate_program_a/."
NOTE: The website for admission in 2020 will be updated on September 12, 2019.

Before sending the application to the Admission Division (Due date: December 10, 2019), the applicant should obtain the consent of a faculty member who will agree to become her/his academic advisor, in the event that she/he passes the entrance examination. To obtain the consent, the applicant is strongly suggested to send the preliminary application form (MS WordMS_Word / PDFPDF) and required documents to the prospective advisor and the Steering Committee (see "Contact") via e-mail as soon as possible.

If you want to search a faculty member who might be suitable to your wish, you can lookup it through the "Tokyo Tech STAR Search."


Course/Research

Course Requirements of SSSEP
  1. The student will be enrolled in a special course and educated in Integrated Doctoral Education Program, in which they are expected to study from Master's to Doctoral programs continuously for the both degrees.
  2. All lectures offered in this program are given in English.
  3. The students on SSSEP can learn the following subjects:
  • Common subjects in SSSEP
  • Specialized subjects in the enrolled special course
  1. In addition to the requirements for acquiring the degree for each course which they belong, students in SSSEP must satisfy several requirements to acquire the Master degrees as follows,
  • a) Sustainable Engineering Technology (LAW.X417) must be acquired.
  • b) 2 credits or more must be acquired as "Fundamental Technology Category" from the 400 level subjects (categorized in the Major courses only) offered by the Graduate Major in the School of Engineering (see in below) other than your own Graduate Major. Note that if subjects offered by the other Major are recommended subjects of your Major, they are regarded as the subjects of your Major.
  • c) 2 credits or more must be acquired as "System Implementation Category" from the 500 level subjects (categorized in the Major courses only) offered by the Graduate Major in the School of Engineering (see in below) other than your own Graduate Major. Note that if subjects offered by the other Major are recommended subjects of your Major, they are regarded as the subjects of your Major.
  • d) 2 credits or more must be acquired as "Social Service System Category" from the subjects provided by the Graduate Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics (categorized in the Major courses only).
    NOTE: The students belonging to the Graduate Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics need to take 2 credits or more additionally from the subjects described in b) or c) instead of taking the subjects required in d).
  • e) The seminar must be acquired in each semester.
  • f) 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 can enter the Doctoral program with some formalities.
  • Five Graduate Majors in School of Engineering:
    Graduate Major in Mechanical Engineering
    Graduate Major in Systems and Control Engineering
    Graduate Major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Graduate Major in Information and Communications Engineering
    Graduate Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
  1. In addition to the requirements for acquiring the degree for each course which they belong, students in SSSEP must satisfy several requirements to acquire the Doctoral degrees as follows,
  • a) 4 credits of Off-Campus Project of the Graduate Major must be acquired.
  • b) The seminar must be acquired in each semester.
  • c) The candidate must complete and upload his/her thesis for the degree, and take and pass the final examination and evaluation of the thesis.
  1. 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)."

NOTE: Course/Program requirements are subjected to change.

Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program, Fall 2018

Research Theme

Research theme and activity of a student is guided by his/her supervisor. Research topics of individual faculty member can be viewed through the "Faculty Member List of IGP-A." If you wish to know detailed information of a specific researcher, you can lookup it through the "Tokyo Tech STAR Search."


Information

Aug. 19, 2019
Contents of this page is updated.
Sep. 27, 2018
Contents of this page is partly updated.
Sep. 13, 2018
Sep. 13, 2018
Contents of this page is fully updated.
Dec. 4, 2017
Steering Committee Member list is renewed.
Oct. 3, 2017
Contents of this page is updated.
Sep. 26, 2017
Contents of this page is updated.
Sep. 6, 2017
Contents of this page is updated.
Sep. 5, 2017
Sep. 4, 2017
Website of SSSEP is opened.

Contact

Inquiry

Inquiry to the SSSEP: sssep_inquiry"_at_"e.titech.ac.jp
Please replace "_at_" with @ when you send e-mail.

Steering Committee of SSSEP

NameDepartment
Nobuyuki Iwatsuki
Dean, Professor
School of Engineering
Tohru Yagi
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Hiroki Akasaka
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Takushi Saito
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Daisuke Kurabayashi
Professor
Systems and Control Engineering
Tomohisa Hayakawa
Associate Professor
Systems and Control Engineering
Kotaro Kajikawa
Professor
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hitoshi Wakabayashi
Professor
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Minoru Nakayama
Professor
Information and Communications Engineering
Yoshiaki Kitaguchi
Associate Professor
Information and Communications Engineering
Hiroyuki Umemuro
Professor
Industrial Engineering and Economics
Sadami Suzuki
Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering and Economics