Syllabus of Doctoral Course, Graduate School of Science and Technology

Doctoral Course Curriculum Policy

1. Curriculum Policy

In the doctoral course, we aim to train scientists and professionals who have various viewpoints and synthetic knowledge. They can follow rapid evolutions of cutting-edge science and technology, and resolve interdisciplinary issues.

2. Diploma Policy

  • Acquired the ability to follow rapidly growing scientific technology.
  • Acquired the ability to explore issues to play an active role.
  • Acquired flexible and comprehensive knowledge to work on interdisciplinary projects.
Advanced Materials Science and Technology
1. Curriculum policy
This course aims to develop the fusion of fundamentals and applications. We integrate science and engineering and carry out interdisciplinary challenges. We train researchers and professionals who are individual, flexible, and able to follow and lead rapidly growing scientific technology.
2. Diploma policy
i) Knowledge / understanding
  • Acquired in-depth and systematic knowledge and insight.
  • Acquired flexible thinking ability to challenge interdisciplinary fields.
ii) Specific abilities of this field
  • Carried out the internationally competitive researches
  • Acquired the ability to implement interdisciplinary challenges
iii) Other abilities
  • Acquired communication ability with more than two languages, including Japanese
  • Acquired methods for high-level data analysis and visualization using computers
Safety Science and Technology
1. Curriculum policy
We advance the integration of science and engineering and work on interdisciplinary issues. We train professionals who can establish a safe regional society compatible with the protection of the environment.
2. Diploma policy
i) Knowledge / understanding
  • Understood high-level knowledge systematically.
  • Acquired flexible thinking ability to advance to interdisciplinary fields.
  • Possessed a strong interest in the integration of different areas.
  • Possessed awareness of social responsibility.
ii) Specific abilities of this field
  • Acquired comprehensive and interdisciplinary skills needed to establish a safe and sustainable developing society.
  • Acquired the ability to improve the society’s quality and the safety management of the region.
iii) Other abilities
  • Considered matters from many different angles, including the geological and historical standpoints.
  • Integrated and utilized various information and technologies.
  • Recognized challenges that should be solved far in advance and worked creatively to solve them.
  • Carried out research that was profitable to society.
  • Acted autonomously and continuously as an advanced professional/researcher.

3. The grading system

We evaluate the grades for the students as follows.

Lectures / Exercises / Practises
1) We have two ways to assess a student’s grade; Regular and End-of-term evaluations. We carry out the first one for exercises, experiments, and practices and the second for lectures.
2) In the Regular evaluations, we evaluate the results of quizzes, mini-reports (homework), and presentations.
3) In the End-of-term evaluation, we evaluate the result of the examination/report/presentation.
Outstanding (100-90) Could expand acquired knowledge and skills.
Excellent (89-80) Could use acquired knowledge and skills.
Good (79-70) Acquired knowledge and skills.
Fair (69-60) Acquired the minimum knowledge and skills required.
Fail (59-0) Did not acquire the minimum knowledge and skills required.

4. Thesis defense

Evaluation of doctoral thesis is strictly carried out by the review committee, including the supervisor.