Educational goals

In the master’s program, the goal is for students to utilize the knowledge and skills they learnt in their undergraduate programs as a foundation on which to acquire advanced, wide-ranging scientific and technical expertise and the ability to adapt. An additional aim is for them to deepen their understanding of what society requires of engineers and researchers. Having learnt these skills, they will become researchers or practitioners able to tackle the many different problems that exist in the real world from fresh and multifaceted perspectives; moreover, they will have the ability to communicate the results of their problem-solving efforts to an international audience.

  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 and specialist knowledge and expertise in methodologies.
  2. Through the program’s practical courses, such as R&D and survey investigation, students will learn how to technologically analyze real-world problems, establish where the issues lie and how to solve them, and also learn important aspects of the scientific method like how to establish and investigate a hypothesis.
  3. Through the program’s seminars and group work, students will acquire the skills to act on their own initiative while also working well within a team, the ability to demonstrate leadership in response to different situations, presentation skills to persuasively convey the results of their research, and communication skills to engage with an international audience.
  4. Based on our system of professional counseling by various members of the teaching staff, students will come to understand different ways of thinking and acquire the ability to tackle problems from fresh and multifaceted perspectives.
  5. By gaining experience as a Teaching Assistant (TA), students will acquire the fundamental skills needed to provide others with educational and research guidance.
  6. By completing courses shared across programs, students will acquire the skills needed 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 their familiarity with engineering ethics.