Master’s Program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 Doctoral Program (2nd Semester)
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
 Information Science
This field of specialization is comprised of two courses: information systems and information mathematics. We advance research and development that forwards advancement in information processing systems, utilizing technologies such as formula manipulation, mathematical models, databases, network computing and human interface.
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.
“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.
 System Science
11 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.
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.
 Graduate school of Engineering
Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
Study and research biology and applied chemistry that apply to an aqueous environment and cosmetics.
Chemistry explains molecules composing substances. Biotechnology delves into gene-modification and fermentation using vital functions of living organisms. Deepening understanding of these two subjects, students learn about how mistry is utilized in environmental issues and life, such as aqueous environments and cosmetics. Experiments in basic chemistry and biology are incorporated into curriculum during the 1st and 2nd years; themes include analysis of water, microorganisms and cells. The most recent experiments and research equipment such as DNA analysis devices and gene-modification experiment and equipment such as electronic microscopes and mass spectroscopes prepare students for the future. We train professionals who will play an active role in researching pharmaceutical products, food, cosmetics, the environment and in the manufacturing industry.
 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The 21st century is the age of the transforming to clean energy, including electric vehicles and solar power self-generation. The Department trains engineers who study, research and promote development of new energy technologies. We offer four courses, including device and computer technology, Students learn a broad range of areas in a system that allows classes other than related courses, we respond to the interests and needs of students. The fields related to electricity and electronics can lead to enormous employment opportunities. As a field which serves as the foundation for society, many graduates have found fulfilling employment. Eager learners advance to graduate school and play an active role both in Japan and overseas and are highly praised for their excellent research ethics and development of new products at large companies.
 Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering
Learn cutting-edge mechanical engineering work in aviation and space-related fields and become a world-class engineer through our JABEE certified course.
In modern industrial society, mechanical systems engineers who have acquired sufficient basic skills and practiced abilities and can play an active and enduring role that will not be inversely impacted by fashion or trends. For that purpose, studying in this department constitutes the foundations of mechanical engineering, practical ability to design products and systems, and computer skills. The Department develops and nurtures engineers posessing creativity and are human- environmenting-friendly based on these abilities. The education content of the advanced mechanical systems (MS) course of the Department is certified by JABEE* in accordance to global standards.
 Department of Information and Computer Engineering
Learn information engineering that unharnesses the power of computers and contributes to the advancement of society through IT and system design.
Information is processed by engineering from generation to transmission, collection, accumulation and processing, Students study the technology of mobile phones as well as computers, information and communication systems and networks. Students may choose from between “Information Technology (IT) Course,” to train to work for a wide range of companies using information technology or “Computer Engineering (CE) Course,” that aims to design and realizing information systems. The CE Course is certified by JABEE* as a global standards and students can expect to earn the advanced skills of information systems engineering. Both courses further prepare professional who will play an active role in the design and development of computers and the design and manufacture of home appliances, etc.
 Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering
Developing engineers and researchers through our well-planned curriculums which allow students to design robots even as beginners in manufacturing.
Mechatronics technology is used in almost all products necessary for daily living. What students acquire in the Department is robot mechatronics technology which is useful in all manufacturing fields and essential in making life comfortable. The Department offers two courses, a “Robot System Course” and “Amusement Engineering Course,” Students study the design of machines and electricity and information mainly on robots. We aim to develop engineers who can comprehensively manufacture products. At a robot contest held for each year, students learn hands-on manufacturing and acquire the ability to design and manufacture machines (robots) on their own. Students also study universal design and ergonomics, from the point of view of users.
 Engineering Project Course
Discover the enjoyment of engineering through practice-centered curricula, in which you can learn manufacturing across a range of departments.
This course fully responds to voice, “I want to make things!” From the 1st through the 3rd year, students take courses across a range of departments with in the Faculty of Engineering and also acquire credits from “manufacturing”-centered project courses. Through careful instruction from 15 professors with a maximum classroom count of 20 students, we support the steady growth of students for three years. Students are expected to choose the subject (project) they are interested in by their 3rd year and choose a research laboratory across a range of Departments and extensively study the chosen subject in the 4th year. Curricula are devised so that students can naturally acquire a broad perspective and knowledge of engineering in general, while mainly focusing the direction/field of their interest.
 Department of Biomedical Engineering
Developing engineers who are well trained in regeneration medicine contributing to the development of medicine with knowledge and skills of engineering.
Engineering is essential to the advancement of medicine . Therefore, in the field of medicine, engineers who have knowledge of medicine and biology and are able to develop, design, manufacture and operate high-performance equipment and devices are in demand. In this Department, students immerse themselves in interdisciplinary fields of medicine, biology and engineering and acquire both aspects of “development” and “use” of medical equipment, including artificial organs and ultrasonic diagnostic devices. Students also study technology development and basic research related to regeneration medicine, that has gained a lot of attention in recent years and acquire engineering problem-solving skills. We are also proactively involved in industry-academia collaboration and provide education for obtaining qualification as a clinical engineers of professionals who operate medical equipment. We train professionals who can contribute to team medicine by being proficient at using the latest medical equipment ahead of other universities.
 Department of Architecture
To build a safe and comfortable environment through an extensive curriculum based on engineering skills from the basics to practical appreciations of architecture.
Architecture is the creation of a new culture, the integration of engineering and art. With a vision to solvie issues such as conservation through the global environment, students acquire knowledge and skills corresponding to the variety of needs from the point of view of users and daily life. The Department focuses on “hands-on experience” such as experiments with the environment and structures using facilities at the university, and joint experiments with companies related to structural materials for construction. We offer enhanced practical studies including curricula supporting acquisition of qualifications for taking certified architect examinations and improving expertise by dividing into two courses: “Construction Engineering Course” and “Living Design Course” according to the desired future career of students.
 Faculty of Informatics
Department of Information Science
Accumulate scientific [mathematics and information] skills, extensive learning with game technology, mobile devices and social media.
In an age where an enormous amount of information is exchanged, such as via the Internet, it is essential to make accurate information analysis and to build up effective information systems. The Department of Information Science has established three courses of “Digital Media,” “Web・Mobile” and “Information Mathematics.” Based on the study of basic information science, graducte students study “game” technology which is useful not only for entertainment but also for medicine, social welfare, education and management; the latest IT technology; methods of applying information science to society; and methods of information analysis/research. We educate graduate students who will play an active role as content producers of various forms of media, including games, developers of software for e-mobile equipment and smartphones, information analysts, and mathematics instructors.
 Department of Socio-Information
An information course with high employment opportunities that preperes graduate students with a humanities background and advanced scientific skills.
This Department, consisting of a humanities and information course with elements of science, trains students to have advanced information processing skills. Aiming at improvements in scientific and engineering skills related to computers and the Internet, which are essential in a modern information society, we offer 10 basic information courses in data processing and research methods required for business. The Department responds to a variety of needs with four courses in “Information Processing,” “Management and Economy,” “Law and Politics and Society” and “History and Culture” that expand options for future careers. It also offers a “Business Career Improvement Course” and “Risk Management Course” in support of employment independently provided by the Department. We offer lectures in general theory of business practices, financial planning, business practice implementation and risk management.
 Faculty of Biosphere-Geosphere Science
Department of 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 kands-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.
 Faculty of Science
Department of Applied Mathematics
Thoroughly study the basics and applications of mathematics in an enhanced environment. High employment opportunities as educators.
Graduate students attend lectures in advanced mathematics in each field of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and information mathematics. The Department covers a wide range from basics such as algebra, geometry and mathematical analysis to applications such as probability theory, statistics and computer mathematics. In the Department exclusive computer room, many courses related to information are offered, and students can acquire teaching licenses for both mathematics and information. We offer teaching courses independently through the Department and also provide instruction by professional mathematics teachers, which provides students with a high rate of employment opportunity and success in teacher examinations. Students possessing both mathematical thinking ability and information skills are also desired by companies.
 Department of Applied Physics
Physics has great impact on the development of science technology, including computers, optical communications and nanotechnology.
Engineering specialists, researchers and developers who are engaged in state-of-art technology must have a broad-based knowledge of physics and culture. In this field of specialization, students learn the basics of physics and develop the ability to apply physics to various fields. Enhancing curricula containing a wide range of themes such as superconductivity, sensors, electronic materials, elementary particles and the universe. We offer three courses: “Physical Science” “Space Science” and “Nanoscience.” We aim to train individuals who can carve out a new age of innovation and discover new technology leading to the next generation.
 Department of Chemistry
Addressing issues of modern society significantly contributes to the development of new materials and energy.
As all substances are composed of atoms and molecules, advancement of chemistry significantly impacts any field. This Department studies new types of materials such as superconductive materials and functional materials as well as the environment, resources, energy and organic pharmaceuticals in order to build an progressive society with chemistry as its foundation. In order to develop knowledge and the ability to address issues of modern society, we have introduced a system of three courses “Bio-Organic Pharmaceutical Course” “Environmental Analysis Course” and “New Energy Course.” Students can choose the “Early Research Laboratory Assignment Program,” in which students are assigned to research laboratories from their 3rd year, according to their interest and academic performance.
 Department of Applied Physics
Trains specialists in medical engineering who are well acquainted with applied physics such as clinical engineers, and widely opens up the future of medicine.
Physics is closely related to the most advanced medical treatment, which opens up the 21st century. Physics and medicine cannot be separated as shown by the fact that discovery of the X-ray led to roentgenograms and that research on magnetic resonance is utilized for MRI. For medical equipment to achieve further development, more advanced expertise is required of clinical engineers* engaged in operation and maintenance of medical equipment and engineers involved in research and development of new equipment. This specialization enables graduate students to acquire a profound understanding of the importance of developing medical equipment and the relationship to patients by studying applied physics based on mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geoscience. We train individuals who can advance the future of medicine.
 Department of Basic Science
Studying in the two spheres of fieldwork and laboratory work, aiming at balanced educators and researchers.
In order to resolve compelling social issues such as energy, environmental pollution and global warming, it has become increasingly necessary to flexibly apply various knowledge, ways of thinking and methods across the framework of specialized fields. In this Department, students study each field of mathematics, information, physics, chemistry, biology, geoscience and modern pedagogy. We train individuals who can conduct research across fields and teachers who have practical classroom capabilities. We have introduced two courses of “General Science,” where students extensively study science, and “Science and Mathematics Teacher Course,” where students aim at acquiring a teaching license for elementary, junior high or high school. Both courses improve skills and potential of students through the two spheres of fieldwork and laboratory work and also incorporate practical coursework, including trial lessons at junior high schools.
 Department of Life Science
Addressing medicine by the two pillars of clinical science and food science, support acquisition of qualifications so that students can play an active role in society.
In the field of medical treatment in the 21st century, it is essential to shift from the conventional perspective of treatment medicine to prevention. As expressed by the saying, “Ishoku-Dogen: a balanced diet leads to a healthy body,” medicine and foods are closely related from a scientific standpoint. In this Department, students acquire knowledge in basic medicine in the two courses of “Clinical Science Course” and “Food Science Course” and immerse themselves in medical and life sciences with emphasis on preventive medicine, Students study foods and health. We aim to train balanced individuals who are well acquainted with both food science and clinical science. Students can acquire qualifications for clinical technologist*, food sanitation supervisor and food supervisor inspector. We support students so that they can play an active role in society as specialists in medicine and foods.
 Department of Biochemistry
Challenge issues in life and environment facing modern society through interdisciplinary fields of science, engineering, agricultural science, medicine and pharmacy.
In order to resolve various issues facing modern society such as life, food and environment, knowledge and skills of bioscience and biotechnology are essential. In this Department, students study a new academic field, immersing themselves in a wide range of fields such as science, engineering, agricultural science, medicine and pharmacy. Initially, biology and chemistry are the two pillars and by acquiring the basics of both disciplines, students aim at developing an understanding of life and development of applied technologies. Further, students also study various fields such as gene-modification, functional foods, development of new drugs and environmental measures, and demonstrate skills and ability in society. Under such programs, students develop humanity, respecting the dignity of life in harmony with nature.
 Department of Zoology
Create a new future of human society and animals with an extensive approach such as ecology, preservation and breeding.
In homes of today's Japan, over 20 million dogs and cats are kept as pets, and animals are now regarded as family members. Simultaneously, conflicts between human society and wild animals continues to increase, with the extinction of the Japanese river otter and the drastic increase in deer and wild boar populations that continue to damage farmland and forests. What the Department aims to establish and formulate is future better relationships between human society and animals. For that purpose, students study extensively the basics of zoology, including behavioral science, ecological science, physiology, and also study applied fields such as animal resource science, animal breeding science, preservation breeding science and animal ethics. Through experience from various practices, we make efforts to train graduates with practical abilities in order to advance the “future of human beings and animals.”
 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|
|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）|
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|
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|