Diploma and Curriculum Policies of the Graduate School of Organic Materials Science
The Master of Engineering degree will be awarded upon registration for the prescribed term and acquiring the prescribed number of course credits as approved by the graduate school; submission of a master's thesis, and passing the thesis and the final examinations; and the satisfaction of the following requirements:
- The ability to think deeply and discuss logically based on their knowledge and research experience in the field of organic materials
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey information and interact globally
In response to the rapid transformation of the societal landscape and the industrial structure in the 21st century, the objective is to create "a University that can foster the ability of students to independently pioneer novel domains". Towards this end, the education of the students - from post graduate to undergraduate - will be enhanced to reflect a broader perspective. Fundamental and applied research and development will be vigorously pursued. Creativity and scholarship that can inspire increasingly sophisticated science and technology that can shine at the international stage will be actively supported.
The curriculum for the master's program is as follows:
- To acquire a deep understanding of organic materials, courses that begin with the fundamentals and lead to the vanguard will be offered.
- Courses in interdisciplinary areas and other fields relevant to organic material systems will also be offered. Subject to departmental approval, courses offered by other departments and graduate schools can also be used to satisfy credit requirements for graduation.
- Courses that enable the students to thrive internationally, such as English for communication and global perspective will be required.
- Through laboratory based experiments and exercises, the students will receive a hands-on education necessary for engineers and researchers.
The Doctor of Engineering degree will be awarded upon registration for the prescribed term and accumulation of the prescribed number of course credits as approved by the graduate school; submission of a doctoral thesis, and successful completion of the thesis and the final examinations; and the satisfaction of the following requirements:
- Extensive knowledge and profound understanding of organic materials and self-reliant as researchers
- The necessary ability to engage in world-class research and education in their chosen area of specialization
- As globally oriented leaders, the candidates can drive scientific and technological developments and can contribute to the wider society.
The curriculum for the doctoral program is as follows:
- Advanced in-depth courses in organic materials, interdisciplinary areas and other related topics are offered.
- Courses on leading and implementing fundamental and applied research with a global outlook and on communicating the research results in the international arena will be required.