Graduate School

[1] Graduate Program of Science

Outline

The Graduate Program of Science develops human resources who are able to do creative research in technical fields, and understand the body of knowledge in natural science.
We provide opportunities for high level education and research for students who both learn and put into practice the body of knowledge in natural science from their undergraduate education. The aim is to develop human resources who extend their technical knowledge. We hope to accept Graduate Program of Science students on the basis of these perspectives and the qualities of the students.

Our Graduate Program is seeking people who

  • Have extensive knowledge of natural science gained from their undergraduate education
  • Keep high motivation to deepen the knowledge for each technical field
  • Put into practice the body of knowledge for each technical field

Our Graduate Program is expecting undergraduate students to have learned before entrance

  • The body of knowledge about nature science in undergraduate education
  • Basic academic ability in each field
  • Ability to explain and show enthusiasm for learning and research

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

Entrance examination by recommendation is based on: 
  • The extent of learning in natural science
  • The ability to put the body of knowledge into practice
  • Enthusiasm for learning and research
General entrance examination is based on:(the first and the second semester)
  • With emphasis on the learning process of natural science from undergraduate education and English-language ability
  • The ability to put the body of knowledge into practice 
  • Enthusiastic and able to do high level learning and research
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on: 
  • The extent of learning in natural science
  • The ability to put the body of knowledge into practice
  • Enthusiasm for learning and research
Entrance examination for International Students is based on: 
  • With emphasis on the learning process of natural science from undergraduate education and Japanese-language ability
  • The ability to put the body of knowledge into practice 
  • Enthusiastic and able to do high level learning and research

Applied Mathematics

Broad knowledge and research skills of students are developed both in pure mathematics and applied mathematics. The research instruction system covers traditional fields such as algebra, geometry and mathematical analysis as well as probability statistics and information theory. The research library and computer facilities enhance the environment and serve to make this Master’s Program the center of research and education in the Chugoku-Shikoku region in the fields of mathematics, applied mathematics and information mathematics.

 

Applied Physics

This field of specialization is comprised of four courses quantum physics, physical property physics, radiation physics and medical physics, with a broad range of studies from basics to applications. Students study and research theories and simulations in the nuclear field and delve into applications in the medical field, including cerebral science and cell death. Our aim is to develop experts who can play an active role in the fields of electronics, new materials development, information science and medical engineering.

 

Biochemistry

Instructors of specialized fields encompassing science, engineering, agricultural science, medicine and pharmacy gather beyond the framework of respective specialized fields under the theme of life, and jointly conduct independent studies and research in new fields. In particular, students learn advanced knowledge and skills of bioscience and biotechnology and develop as professionals who will engage in research and development with originality.

 

Zoology

This field of specialization is comprised of courses to study wild animals and deepen zoological knowledge. Both courses focus on natural history education and research and explain the special characteristics of animals through a multifaceted approach, utilizing the latest scientific methods, with consideration for animal welfare. We will develop, through the latest research, the ability to discover and solve problems and present results.

 

Chemistry

Research in this field of specialization covers chemistry in general. This field of specialization is comprised of four courses of organic chemistry, inorganic and solid-state chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. Themes of each laboratory are wide-ranging, from the basics to applications of chemistry and research across interdisciplinary fields. Independent experiments and research on the most advanced exanple, students acquire not only knowledge of their specialized field but also knowledge of overall chemistry.

 

Applied Science

A research system of three courses in mathematical science, environment and energy science; biology and chemistry has been established to develop not only thorough expertise but also basic knowledge across an extensive field for interdisciplinary understanding. Education and research related to common themes across multiple fields such as mathematics + information science, physics + chemistry + geoscience, geoscience + biology and chemistry + biology are conducted. Students will develop a flexible spirit of exploration and comprehensive perspective.

 

Life Science

This field of specialization is comprised of three courses functional food science, health and environmental science and pathological condition analysis. Students take on research specialized in each field such as “research on synthesizing of physiologically active compounds using living cells and food preventive medicine” in functional food science, “research on emergence adjustment of toxic genes and adhesion factor, mainly on Clostridium welchii” in pathological condition analysis, and “research on the structure of food components, using a physical chemistry approach” in health environmental science.

 

 

[2] Doctoral Program of Science (the second semester)

Outline

The Doctoral Program of Science develops human resources who are able to learn and put into practice technical knowledge in their field with a high level of education and research from their graduate education. In addition, having learning processes to understand advanced theory and research corresponding to a doctoral thesis, a summarization and presentation. We hope to accept Doctoral Program of Science students on the basis of these perspectives and the qualities of the students.

Our Doctoral Program is seeking people who

  • Have learned the technical knowledge and gained skills from Graduate Program
  • Have the motivation to learn more technical knowledge and gain more ability
  • Can summarize and present their technical knowledge and research capability from graduate program

Our Doctoral Program is expecting graduate students to have learned before entrance

  • The technical knowledge and gained skills from Graduate Program
  • The technical research ability from Graduate Program
  • Enthusiasm to learn more technical knowledge and research ability

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

General entrance examination is based on:
  • Technical knowledge, research capability and research publication capability
  • Enthusiasm for more technical learning and research
  • English-language ability
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:
  • Technical knowledge, research capability and research publication capability
  • Enthusiasm for more technical learning and research
  • English-language ability
Entrance examination for International Students is based on:
  • Technical knowledge, research capability and research publication capability
  • Enthusiasm for more technical learning and research
  • Japanese and English-language ability

 

Applied Mathematics

This field of specialization is comprised of four courses algebra, geometry, applied mathematical analysis and information mathematics. General education and research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and information mathematics are advanced. In the algebra course, study and research is conducted on advanced algebraic geometry; in the geometry course, study and research is conducted on group and manifold geometry; the applied mathematical analysis courses mainly focuse on functional equations; and in the information mathematics course, computer statistical model approaches are studied and researched using statistical data.

 

Material Science

Based on 6 fields of specialization in the Graduate School of Science, Master’s Program, except for Applied Mathematics, this field of specialization is comprised of 15 courses related to chemistry, physics, biology and geoscience. Natural products, organic substances, biological functions and interfaces, solid substances and physical properties of the earth are research themes. Instructors leading the fields of natural sciences provide lectures and instructions. This program was started in 1978 as the first doctoral program at a private university in the Chugoku-Shikoku region and has produced many excellent graduates since its establishment.

 

[1] Graduate Program of Engineering 

Outline

The Graduate Program of Engineering develops independent and high level engineers and researchers who; contribute to the society through science technology, acquire special knowledge and skill required for manufacturing, and have a conciliatory approach to nature and human community. For this purpose, this program addresses abilities to learn and apply high knowledge and skill in technical fields, to find and solve issues, to communicate results in a technical and precise way, and to understand technical matters and use languages in our globalized society. We hope to accept Graduate Program of Engineering students on the basis of these perspectives, and the qualities of the students.

Our Graduate Program is seeking people who

  • Have the ambition to be a high level engineer or researcher who has an interest in science technology and high level knowledge and skills for manufacturing
  • Are motivated to resolve the demand of society for high level engineers or researchers
  • Are keen to send out their information about their research outcome
  • Have passion to work in harmony in our globalized society, with ethical norm, as high level engineers or researchers

Our Graduate Program is expecting undergraduate students to have learned before entrance

  • The knowledge in mathematics, natural science and information technology as the basis of engineering and applied skill
  • Technical knowledge and required skill in each field, and applications
  • Communication with wide-ranging education and working in harmony in the globalized society with languages
  • Analysis of given demands and issues in order to be the leader in finding a resolution and work systematically on the required tasks
  • Give their own idea to others with logical thinking, writing and communication skill
  • By understanding of the structure of society, with the ethics of engineering, enhance the engineering work force in a global perspective

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

Entrance examination by recommendation is based on:
  • Academic results in undergraduate programs and enthusiasm for research
  • The recommendation of a tutor in graduation work or graduate program
  • Achievement value for every item of Diploma policy of Faculty of Engineering
  • The ability of self-expression
General entrance examination is based on: (the first and the second semester)
  • Technical knowledge and enthusiasm for research
  • Technical English-language ability
  • Achievement value for every item of Diploma policy of Faculty of Engineering
  • The ability of self-expression
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:
  • Technical knowledge and research capability
  • Technical English-language ability
  • Achievement value for every item of Diploma policy of Faculty of Engineering
  • The ability of self-expression based on social experiences
Entrance examination for International Students is based on:
  • Technical knowledge and research capability
  • English and Japanese-language ability in technical fields
  • Achievement value for every item of Diploma policy of Faculty of Engineering
  • The ability of self-expression based on a global perspective

 

Applied Chemistry

This field of specialization is comprised of five courses: inorganic material chemistry, organic synthesis chemistry, applied physical chemistry, biological engineering and chemical engineering. Major research subjects are new chemical substances, including functional materials such as new ceramics, physiological activity substances, supra-induction substances and biological products. Presentations at academic societies and publications in academic journals are encouraged.

 

Electronic Engineering

This field of specialization is comprised of four courses: electronic physicality, computer and information, systems engineering and electronics application. Integrating basic fields of science and applied fields of engineering, students develop the ability to achieve creative research and development. These courses cover all electronics-related fields and a variety of research connected to information engineering.

 

Intelligent Mechanical Engineering

In world of a rapidly growing modern society, human resources with the ability and skills to create and design human-friendly, intelligent machinery systems are required. This field of specialization aims to develop professionals having advanced knowledge and skills related to intelligent mechanical engineering, including robotics, mechatronics technology, intelligent robot engineering technology, universal design, social services and ergonomics.

 

Architecture

This field of specialization develops human resources who can offer practical solutions related to modern architecture, including harmony with the natural environment, energy conservation, succession and rehabilitation of historical and cultural heritage and adaptation to an aging society. This field of specialization is comprised of three courses: building planning, building structural engineering and building environmental engineering/facility engineering. Students acquire broad knowledge of overall architecture, with the ability to design, produce, and operate.

 

Mechanical Systems Engineering

This field of specialization enhances the ability to thoroughly understand the operation principles of mechanical systems and physical laws, which constitute the backbone, as required in the world of “manufacturing,” the core of business society in the 21st century with cutting-edge research in specialized fields. Through joint work with undergraduate students, graduate students develop the ability to independently make accurate judgement as leaders in a laboratory and acquire skills required for future practitioners.

 

 Information and Computer Engineering

This field of specialization is comprised of four courses: information mathematics, computer engineering, intelligent information engineering and information communication engineering. This field covers a wide research area of information engineering, from principles to applications related to software, hardware and networks and develops human resources who can instruct younger engineers with sufficient knowledge and have advanced research skills which satisfy the potential for acquiring a doctorate.

 

Biomedical Engineering

In addition to the knowledge in engineering and scientific engineering acquired at the undergraduate level, students acquire a deeper learning in advanced medical and biological courses. This field of specialization is comprised of two courses in biological science and biological engineering. Using engineering approaches, this field develops researchers and professional engineers who solve issues related to the development of new drugs, medical supplies and medical equipment, and can contribute to improvements in medical standards.

 

[2] Doctoral Program of Engineering (the second semester) 

Outline

The Doctoral Program of Engineering develops independent and high level engineers and researchers who; contribute to the society through science technology, acquire special knowledge and skill required for manufacturing, and have a conciliatory approach to nature and human community. For this purpose, these programs address the ability to set challenges to solve with the most advanced theory and gain highly specialized skills. In addition, language skills such as writing, presentation and communication skills are gained to present results in scholarly journal or conference of home and abroad. And they can take the initiative in solving problems as independent high level engineer and researcher. We hope to accept Doctoral Program of Engineering students on the basis of these perspectives and the qualities of the students.

Our Doctoral Program is seeking people who

  • Are a high level independent engineer or researcher who gains knowledge and front-line and high level skills to solve challenges
  • Are keen to participate actively in globalized society as high level independent engineers or researchers
  • Have ambition to solve the demands of society as high level independent engineers or researchers

Our Doctoral Program is expecting graduate students to have learned before entrance

  • Attitude and ability to think multilaterally
  • High level knowledge and skill in technical fields
  • Ability to find an issue and solve it
  • Take the lead in providing a reasonable conclusion with sorting and implication of the results
  • Giving obtained results in a technical and precise way through conference presentation
  • To captain the team to resolve an issue
  • Understanding of technical contents and clear communication with languages in globalized society
  • Awareness and responsibility to contribute the society with ethical norm as high level engineers and researchers

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

General entrance examination is based on:
  • Achievement value for every item of Diploma policy of Graduate Program of Engineering
  • Research project and plan for doctoral program
  • English-language ability in advanced technical fields
  • The ability of self-expression
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:
  • Achievement value on every item of the Diploma policy of Graduate Program of Engineering 
  • Research project and plan for doctoral program
  • English-language ability in advanced technical fields
  • The ability of self-expression based on social experiences
Entrance examination for International Students is based on:
  • Achievement value on every item of the Diploma policy of Graduate Program of Engineering 
  • Research project and plan for doctoral program
  • English and Japanese-language ability in advanced technical fields            
  • The ability of self-expression based on a global perspective

 

System Science

10 courses were created Based on the master’s program for applied chemistry, mechanical systems engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering and intelligent mechanical engineering. We aim to promote an environment of research and development in information related-fields including network systems, controlling systems-related fields including robots, material-related fields and interdisciplinary fields. We educate individuals who will play an active role in a variety of fields, including University instructors and corporate researchers.

 

[1] Graduate Program of Informatics

Outline

The Graduate Program of Informatics has high professional education research as a cornerstone of informatics and technical skill as the foundation of basic and specialized education in the faculty. The program develops human resources with high professional potential in the Information Science and Technology society to target sustainable development in harmony with the environment. Program consists of Informatics Science and Social Information major with information as the keyword for realizing the philosophy of educational research, and pushing the advance in educational research by Information Technology. We hope to accept Graduate Program of Informatics students on the basis of these perspectives and the qualities of the students. For further information, see pages in each department.

Our University is seeking people who

  • Are motivated not only in a specialized field but also has acquired knowledge in transdisciplinary areas in a wider sphere
  • Can make a clear presentation with their research progress and own thinking
  • Perform with an ethical view as a researcher through experience, research, and data-analysis

Our Graduate Program is expecting undergraduate students to have learned before entrance

  • An understanding of knowledge in research field
  • Strong information processing techniques
  • Basic English ability to understand literature and investigation research

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

Entrance examination by recommendation is based on:
  • Academic results in undergraduate program
  • Ambition, motivation, and ability for research and recommendation of tutor in graduate program
General entrance examination is based on:
  • Technical knowledge and basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:
  • Technical knowledge and basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability
  • High regard for social experience
Entrance examination for International Students is based on:
  • Technical knowledge and basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability
  • Japanese-language ability toward research

 

 

Biosphere-Geosphere System

This field of specialization is comprised of three courses: geoscience, biology and anthropology. Under the basic policy of understanding the natural environment, living organisms and human beings as one large system, research is conducted incorporating fieldwork. With the aim of advancing new field science, and utilizing computer technology, we aim to develop professionals with a broad perspective and a sprit to explore.

 

Socio-Information

“Regional society and information” is comprehensively studied. This field of specialization is comprised of a variety of fields, including economics and management, social science, history and information, along with social data analysis. We aim to develop socio-information specialists who will support and create regional societies against the backdrop of social demand through interdisciplinary research on advanced academic theories in the student’s specialized field and a broad range of applied technologies.

 

[2] Doctoral Program of Informatics (the second semester)

Outline

The Doctoral Program of Informatics develops researchers and engineers who, without government direction, improve research capability through advanced research issues based on mathematical science and geo-environmental assessment systems. The program implements Entrance examination for Adults Students and International Students to seek wide and significant human resources. We hope to accept Doctoral Program of Informatics students on the basis of these perspectives and the qualities of the students.

Our Doctoral Program is seeking people who

  • Work diligently on research and have active mental interest in mathematical and geo-environmental assessment systems
  • Have a reasonable degree of ability for graduate program of Informatics
  • Have done research and exploration on an ethical basis as a researcher and engineer

Our Doctoral Program is expecting graduate students to have learned before entrance

  • The body of understanding and technical knowledge of mathematical science and geo-environmental assessment systems
  • The ability to present research content and results logically
  • English ability for writing and research

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

General entrance examination is based on:
  • Technical knowledge and basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability for thesis writing and research
  • Presentation ability
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:
  • Language in conducting of research
  • Presentation ability for research progress
  • Social experience and association of research
Entrance examination for International Students is based on:
  • Technical ability in conducting of research
  • Presentation ability for research progress
  • Japanese-language ability toward research

 

Mathematical and Environmental Systems

As a doctoral program integrating three master’s program courses, this field of specialization is comprised of two courses: mathematical systems and geo-environmental systems. Assigning main and associate academic advisors and sub advisers, we have established an education system that offers interdisciplinary research instruction. Students who complete the program are expected to play an active role at universities, institutes, companies and government agencies as professionals in the fields of mathematics and the environment development.

 

[1] Graduate Program of Biosphere-Geosphere Science 

Outline

The Graduate Program of Biosphere-Geosphere Science has a curriculum to expand knowledge of education research for Biosphere-Geosphere Science, and undertakes research on transdisciplinary area with a practical approach in the science field. We hope to accept Graduate Program of Biosphere-Geosphere Science students on the basis of these perspectives and the quality of the students.

Our Graduate Program is seeking people who

  • Are interested in acquiring knowledge and studying transdisciplinary areas in a wide sphere of natural science
  • Are strongly interested in field exploration and research
  • Are proactive in independent learning

Our Graduate Program is expecting undergraduate students to have learned before entrance

  • Basic academic ability in nature science
  • Basic knowledge in field work
  • Basic English ability to understand literature and investigative research

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

Entrance examination by recommendation is based on:
  • Academic results in undergraduate program
  • Ability, ambition and motivation for research and the recommendation of a tutor from a graduate program in field research
  • Verbal presentation ability
General entrance examination is based on: (the first and second semester)
  • Basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability
  • Presentation ability
Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on: 
  • Basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability
  • Verbal presentation ability
  • Appetite for study and social experience
Entrance examination for International Students is based on: 
  • Basic academic ability in associated field
  • English-language ability
  • Verbal presentation ability and communication skills in Japanese

Biosphere-Geosphere Science

The earth as an expansive museum. Focusing on fieldwork, tackling themes such as environment and biodiversity.

The global environment has changed along with the evolution of living organisms. We help graduate students develop the skills to discover and problem-solving , through analysis of information obtained by experiments and experience, including field observations and research through kinds-on training. In order to deepen knowledge, we offer six courses in “Botany and Horticultural Science,” “Animals and Insects Science,” “Geo-Archaeology,” “Geo-Meteorology,” “Cosmology” and “Dinosaurs and Paleontology.” Students can actively promote their own interdisciplinary studies. After graduation, students can expect to work in companies and local governments as professionals of the environment, regional affairs and weather-related organizations. We also focus on supporting acquisition of qualifications such as educators and museum curators.

 

 
 
 

[General Information]

Entrance Fee / Tuition, etc.

Tuition, etc., for the Master’s Program and Doctoral Program (2nd Term) are indicated in the table below.
OUS offers a Student Scholarship Program, for details, refer to the section “Student Scholarship Program”

 

■ Master’s Program

Graduate Schools of Science, Engineering, Informatics and Biosphere-Geosphere Science (Unit: yen)

Year of Entrance 2nd Year Spring Term (At the time of entrance procedure) Autumn Term Total Spring Term Autumn Term Total Entrance Fee 100,000 100,000 Tuition 400,000 400,000 800,000 400,000 400,000 800,000 Laboratory Fee (Socio-Information) 50,000 (25,000) 50,000 (25,000) 100,000 (50,000) 50,000 (25,000) 50,000 (25,000) 100,000 (50,000) Maintenance Fee (Socio-Information) 100,000 (75,000) 100,000 (75,000) 200,000 (150,000) 100,000 (75,000) 100,000 (75,000) 200,000 (150,000) Total (Socio-Information) 650,000 (600,000) 550,000 (500,000) 1,200,000 (1,100,000) 550,000 (500,000) 550,000 (500,000) 1,100,000 (1,000,000)
( ) is for Socio-Information.
Note 1)Entrance fee is collected only in the year of entrance.
Note 2) Students in the Master’s Program who graduated from an OUS undergraduate program are exempted from payment of the entrance fee.

 

■ Doctoral Program (Autumn Term)

Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics (Unit: yen)

Year of Entrance 2nd Year Spring Semester (At the time of entrance procedure) Autumn Term Total Spring Term Autumn Term Total Entrance Fee 100,000 100,000 Tuition 400,000 400,000 800,000 400,000 400,000 800,000 Laboratory Fee 50,000 50,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 Maintenance Fee 100,000 100,000 200,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 Total 650,000 550,000 1,200,000 550,000 550,000 1,100,000
Note 1)Entrance fee is collected only in the year of entrance.
Note 2) Students in the Doctoral Program (Autumn Term) who advance from an OUS Master’s program are exempted from entrance fee payment.

 

■ Payment at during Entrance Procedure

Master’s Program and Doctoral Program (Autumn Term) (Unit: yen)

Graduates from OUS Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics (Socio-Information Field of Specialization), Graduate School of Biosphere-Geosphere Science 550,000 (500,000) Payment for Spring Term in the Year of Entrance Graduates from other universities Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics (Socio-Information Field of Specialization), Graduate School of Biosphere-Geosphere Science 650,000 (600,000) Payment for Spring Term in the Year of Entrance
( ) is for Socio-Information Field of Specialization.

 

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