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Graduate School of Engineering Science

Graduate School of Engineering Science
  Master's course Doctoral course

Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science,and Ocean Engineering

109 11

Chemistry and Life Science

107 12

Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

146 18
Annual Intake 362 41

Outline

Characteristics

In today's super smart society, the format of engineering has changed dramatically. With an atmosphere of international competition, the structure of Japan's industry is under pressure to change as well. In light of this, the Graduate School of Engineering transformed into the Graduate School of Engineering Science in April 2018 with the aim of fostering individuals who can act as leaders and fulfill global roles in creating products with high added value.

TED Program and PED Program

In terms of the credit-earning process, engineering-related specializations generally offer the TED Program and the PED Program as their Education Programs.
The TED Program is generally the traditional engineering Education Program. Students join a laboratory and pursue their studies while carrying out research activities. A Master’s thesis is submitted for the Master’s degree program and a doctoral dissertation is submitted for the doctoral degree program. The PED Program is a special Education Program offered by YNU. The units for coursework are divided into systematic modules comprising problem solving-style education in Studio with small group, high-level, project-based practicums, seminars, and workshops, lecture courses that are closely connected to Studio, and training at an internship. For the Master’s degree, instead of a Master’s thesis, students submit a portfolio of course work and project results for each module, and they submit a doctoral dissertation for their doctoral degree.

PSD Program and Science Program

In terms of the credit-earning process, science-related specializations offer the PSD Program and the Science Program as their Education Programs.
The PSD Program is an Education Program offered by Specialization in Chemistry and Specialization in Physics. In addition to learning in-depth physics, courses for practicing engineering components and presentation, communication, and discussion skills are offered and students are educated as future engineers and researchers. The Science Program is an Education Program provided by Specialization in Mathematical Sciences. Students acquire high-level mathematics knowledge and are fostered to develop a broad perspective in mathematics and related fields. For both programs, a Master’s thesis is submitted for the Master’s degree program and a doctoral dissertation is submitted for the doctoral degree program.

Four categories of courses

Courses are divided into four categories as the horizontal axis: information-related courses, science-related courses, engineering-related courses, and practical (profession) courses. The information-related courses are compulsory for all students to develop professionals who will lead the super smart society and can be active on the global stage. In addition, to develop professionals who can build science-related industries in which people can create high value-added products, engineering students can also take science-related courses and science students can also take engineering-related courses. Through studies in practical courses, students can acquire the components needed to be active in society as an engineer or researcher.

Three types of courses

Courses are divided into core courses, major courses, and specialized courses as the vertical axis. Core courses are courses that all Graduate School of Engineering Science students at Yokohama National University should take. Major courses are courses that all students in a particular department comprising multiple specializations should take. Specialized courses are courses that teach the theories of each specialization. For the PED Program, the Studio course is also a specialized course.

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