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Admission

Educational goals

In the doctoral program, students will be trained to become researchers, university administrators, or highly skilled professionals in other fields, with an advanced level of scholarship and the practical development skills that will enable them to play a continuing role on the international stage in the future. To achieve this goal, students will be taught to independently identify the essence of a problem using global and diverse perspectives, utilize cutting-edge specialist knowledge and methodologies, think in a multifaceted and flexible manner, develop the creativity and the ability to generate the ideas that are necessary to find the solutions to these problems, acquire the descriptive and presentation skills required to communicate the results of their research to an international audience, and master the leadership skills needed to manage and administer a project.

  1. Students will choose from specialist lecture courses, practical courses, graduate courses, and courses shared between different graduate programs. On completing these courses, they will have acquired interdisciplinary specialist knowledge in a range of areas, including expertise in methodologies.
  2. Through the program’s practical courses, such as in R&D and survey investigation, students will acquire the ability to independently identify the essence of a problem using global and multifaceted perspectives, establish what the specific issues are, and investigate and find solutions to these issues.
  3. By gaining experience as a Research Assistant (RA), students will acquire the skills needed to plan, manage, and administer a project and the skills needed to lead a project team.
  4. By gaining experience as a Teaching Fellow (TF) or Teaching Assistant (TA), students will acquire a range of skills necessary to provide appropriate educational and research guidance to others.
  5. By accumulating presentation experience at international conferences and other events, students will acquire the descriptive skills, presentation skills, and communication skills necessary to persuasively communicate the results of their research to an international audience.
  6. By completing courses shared by university programs and also by graduate programs, students will acquire the ability to predict and evaluate the effects that technologies will have on society; moreover, they will deepen their understanding of what society expects from engineers and researchers and also of engineering ethics.