Master's and Doctoral Program in Materials Innovation - University of TsukubaMaster's and Doctoral Program in Materials Innovation - University of Tsukuba

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Master's Program in Materials Innovation

[Degree conferred]

Master of Engineering

[Human Resource Development Objectives]

This program is aiming at developing human resources who explore and acquire the ability to understand the Nature world in depth through Materials Science and Engineering. Moreover, we are fostering highly specialized researchers with innovation capacity creating novel value from the wide range of view by the applied cutting-edge Materials Science and Technology.

[Goals of students’ abilities]

  • Leading the innovation of future pioneered energy materials and electronics
  • Aiming for contribution to social value creation
  • Having abilities of Materials Design, Materials Analysis, Device Fabrication
  • Ascertaining global-scale social needs and become personnel that can work around the world.

[Career path after graduation]

Manufacturing Industry (Manufacturer of Car, Electronics, Metallic, Chemistry, Information Technology), Researchers related to Gas, Electric Power, Railway transportation.

[Diploma Policy]

The degrees of Master of Engineering will be conferred to the ones who meet the necessary conditions in Graduate School Regulations of University of Tsukuba and the related regulations and research guidance such as the number of credits of class subjects and achieve research results suitable for Master’ s degree and are certified to possess the following abilities.

― General knowledge / Ability
  • Literacy of knowledge: Ability to utilize the highly specialized knowledge to be helpful for society.
  • Management Competence: Ability to solve the problems appropriately with broad vision.
  • Communicative Competence: Ability to convey the specialized knowledge appropriately in a way easy to understand.
  • Team work ability: Ability to cooperate as a team member and contribute to achieve the goal actively.
  • Internationalism: Strong consciousness to contribute to International society
― Specialized Knowledge / Competence
  • Materials Design Competence: Obtain the fundamentals of quantum-mechanics and acquire methodology to design materials science
  • Materials Functional Analysis Competence: Study on basic analysis of material mechanisms using synchrotron x-ray, spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and electron microscopy. Acquire methods to analyze materials functions in terms of atomic-scale / electronscale dynamics.
  • Device Fabrication Competence:Acquire the fundamentals and the method for synthesizing new materials and constructing high performance device
  • Fundamental Engineering Competence:Acquire the fundamental knowledge pertaining to highly skilled Engineering experts.
  • English communicative competence:Competence to access worldwide researchers actively on his/her research in English.

[Curriculum Policy]

Three pillars in materials education and research: Energy Materials Engineering, Environment-friendly Materials, and Electronic Materials
This education program is conducted in English and consists of Specialized Basic Subjects which is aiming to enhance their academic fundamentals and Specialized Subjects which consist of state-of-the-art scientific research.

― Policies to Organize Curricula

This program is aiming to encourage students to obtain fundamental research concept which is essential at the advanced doctoral course or at the company as an excellent researcher in future on the one hand, and on the other hand, aiming to cultivate practical research ability.

  • Open Seminar: introduce one’ s own research.
  • Joint Seminar: mutually move between the labs. The both of seminars foster discussion skills in English in wide field.
― Method and Process of learning
  • Materials Innovation provide a Special Research IA・IB・IIA・IIB course (Required subject: Three credits for each), in which students will work on their specialized research field and will master the fundamental knowledge. They also improve their research competence to go to Doctoral course and build their potential to produce a world top level research results.
  • In the Open Seminar IA・IB・IIA・IIB (Required subject: One credit for each), students introduce their own research and have a discussion actively in English. They write summary of their presentation in English and acquire English communication skill.
  • In the Joint Seminar IA・IB・IIA・IIB (Elective subject: One credit for each), student joins other laboratory’ s research activity and deepen their research level and expand their interdisciplinary vision. Observation at the different research lab’ s seminar leads diverse research environment. Students required to report on what they obtained.
― Evaluating the achievement of learning
  • Students are evaluated their learning level of fundamental competence and knowledge and specialized knowledge in each field after they took the Specialized Basic Subjects and Specialized Subjects.
  • In the Open Seminar IA・IB・IIA・IIB, students are required to make their research presentation in English and evaluated competence to explain the meaning, result and scientific role of their research theme in English and also evaluated their English communication skill.
  • Through thesis examination, students are evaluated whether they achieved their learning goal pertaining to Master's degree or not. At the final thesis examination and final examination, committee members consisting of one chief examiner and two or three vice-president examiners will perform paper and oral examination to evaluate students’ achievement.
  • At the final thesis examination and final examination, committee members consisting of one chief examiner and two or three vice-president examiners will perform paper and oral examination to evaluate students’ achievement.

[Admission Policy]

Applicants are required to have excellent and fundamental competence and knowledge, and try to explore novel research field actively with great ambition to become excellent researchers toward the future.

― Criteria for selecting applicants for admission
  • We recruit students from all over the world. Considering that each student has various kinds of background, we especially emphasized on their fundamental knowledge and activeness on basic experiments in their undergraduate course. We judge their ability necessary for and World top level Master degree course and select.
  • We evaluate fundamental academic achievement, discussion skills in English and ability to configure a logical structure through application documents and interview. And furthermore, we judge the applicants' strong interests in research. Telephone interview system such as Skype will be adopted in case direct interview is not available.

Master's Degree Subject

  • Basic Subjects
  • Colloquim on Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Fundamental Physical Constants and Metrology
  • Presentation Skill for Engineers and Scientists
  • Omnibus Seminar by alumni
  • Nanotechnology career-enhancing tele-lecture
  • Science in Japan I
  • Science in Japan II
  • International Intellectural Property
  • Specialized Basic Subjects
  • Quamtum Mechanics I
  • Quamtum Mechanics II
  • Quamtum Mechanics III
  • Electromagnetism I
  • Electromagnetism II
  • Electromagnetism III
  • Statistical Mechanics I
  • Statistical Mechanics II
  • Statistical Mechanics III
  • Solid State Physics I
  • Solid State Physics II
  • Solid State Physics III
  • Materials Chemistry A
  • Materials Chemistry B
  • Spectroscopic Analysis in Materials Science
  • Advanced Catalytic Chemistry
  • Specialized Subjects
  • Research in IMI IA
  • Research in IMI IB
  • Research in IMI IIA
  • Research in IMI IIB

Doctoral Program in Materials Innovation

[Degree conferred]

Doctor of Engineering

[Human Resource Development Objectives]

This program is aiming to foster human resources to become Educationalist or Researchers or Highly Specialized Professionals with broad range of view based on fundamental knowledge on nature science and ability to construct a better highly advanced materials’ society beyond the barrier between Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Medicine, and Information Technology etc.

[Goals of students’ abilities]

This program’ s goals are to develop students’ abilities as follows;

  • Leading the innovation of future pioneered energy materials and electronics
  • Aiming for contribution to social value creation as a leader
  • Having high-level abilities of Materials Design, Materials Analysis, Device Fabrication
  • Create ideas to deal with global-scale social needs and become leader who can work around the world.

[Career path after graduation]

Manufacturing Industry (Manufacturer of Car, Electronics, Metallic, Chemistry, Information Technology), Researchers related to Gas, Electric Power, Railway transportation. Local officials, Natinal government officials.(Patent Office, etc.) Faculty of University, Teachers or Researchers or Doctoral Research Fellow at National Research Institute,

[Diploma Policy]

The degrees of Doctor of Engineering will be conferred to the ones who meet the necessary conditions in Graduate School Regulations of University of Tsukuba and the related regulations and research guidance such as the number of credits of class subjects and achieve research results suitable for Doctoral degree and are certified to possess the following abilities.

― General knowledge / Ability
  • Ability to Create Knowledge: Ability to create new knowledge to contribute to the future society.
  • Management Competence: Ability to discover problems and plan how to solve them and carry out the mission.
  • Communicative Competence: Ability to convey the essence of research result proactively and in a way easy to understand.
  • Leadership Competence: Ability to exercise its leadership to achieve the goal actively.
  • Internationalism: Internationally Strong and High consciousness to contribute to International society
― Specialized Knowledge / Competence
  • Theory Design Competence:Obtain the ability to design materials science based on quantum-mechanics or thermodynamics
  • Materials Functional Analysis Competence: Ability to elucidate material mechanisms in terms of atomic-scale / electron-scale dynamics. using synchrotron x-ray, spectroscopy or electron microscopy.
  • Device Fabrication Competence: Ability to create new materials and high performance device.
  • Fundamental Engineering Competence: Acquire the knowledge pertaining to researchers or highly skilled experts in Engineering.
  • English communicative competence: Competence to access worldwide researchers actively on his/her research in English.

[Curriculum Policy]

Three pillars in materials education and research: Energy Materials Engineering, Environment-friendly Materials and Electronic Materials  This education program is aiming to foster human resource who can practice applied engineering based on fundamental scientific research removing a conventional fence between science and engineering.

― Policies to Organize Curricula
  • In this program, we foster human resources who can work globally with their practical ability and challenge various kinds of problems and have ability to overcome them. Seminar will be held inviting lecturers who achieved excellent research outcomes such as researchers at AIST, NIMS, KEK from wide range of fields from pure scientific research to applied manufacturing and fabrication research.
― Method and Process of learning
  • Materials Innovation provide a Special Research IIIA・IIIB・IVA・IVB・VA・VB (Required subject: Three credits for each) course (Required subject: Three credits for each). In these courses, students will do a further study on their specialized research field actively and will enhance research capabilities in order to complete their Doctoral course and concentrate on producing a world top level research results.
  • Research Proposal on Research Theme (Required subject at the First Grade: One credit for each) Students at their first year make proposals on their research theme in terms of its background and significance, the research method, the research plan and the expected outcome. And also they describe the research proposal in English and develop their ability to draft the implementation plan through making their presentation in English. All the professor in the research field and the students present the proposal presentation, make a discussion and evaluate the presenters.
  • Open Seminar IIIA・IIIB・IVA・IVB・VA・VB(Required subject: One credit for each) Participate in lecture presented by outside lecturers who are active in the world front lines and Research seminar by students and summarize into a report. Participate in discussion debated in English actively and acquire English communication skill.
  • Joint Seminar IIA・IIIB・IVA・IVB・VA・VB(Elective subject: One credit for each) Students join other laboratory’ s research activity and deepen their research level and expand their interdisciplinary vision. Observation at the different research lab’ s seminar leads diverse research environment.
― Evaluating the achievement of learning
  • International Materials Innovation(IMI) provide a Special Research IIIA・IIIB・IVA・IVB・VA・VB course. In these courses, students will be evaluated form various view point whether they have acquired research competency through the research training by multiple mentor system.
  • Evaluated specialized ability based on Materials Design, Materials Analysis, Device Fabrication and the presentation ability in English.
  • Open Seminar IIIA・IIIB・IVA・IVB・VA・VB: Students are evaluated their English communication skills and management skill through research presentation in English, taking a role of chairperson, arranging seminar and discussion.
  • Through thesis examination, students are evaluated whether they achieved their learning goal pertaining to Doctoral degree or not.
  • At the final thesis examination and final examination, committee members consisting of one chief examiner and two or three vice-president examiners will perform paper and oral examination to evaluate students’ achievement.

[Admission Policy]

Applicants are required to have excellent and fundamental competence and knowledge, and try to explore novel research field actively with great ambition to become excellent researchers toward the future.

― Criteria for selecting applicants for admission

We recruit students from all over the world and select by interview examination in terms on their research achievements and research plan after admission. Telephone interview system such as Skype will be adopted in case direct interview is not available.

Doctral DegreeSubject

  • Specialized Subjects
  • Research in IMI IIIA
  • Research in IMI IIIB
  • Research in IMI IVA
  • Research in IMI IVB
  • Research in IMI VA
  • Research in IMI VB
  • Research Proposal
  • Open Seminar IIIA
  • Open Seminar IIIB
  • Open Seminar IVA
  • Open Seminar IVB
  • Open Seminar VA
  • Open Seminar VB
  • Joint Seminar IIIA
  • Joint Seminar IIIB
  • Joint Seminar IVA
  • Joint Seminar VB