Graduate School of Engineering
|Department of Systems Design for Ocean-Space|
Yokohama National University
courses and credits (Department of Ocean and Space Engineering)
Outline of Graduate School of Engineering
@@@A graduate program leading to a Master's degree was established in 1964, and that for a Doctoral degree in 1985. These programs were reorganized into a new Division-Department system in 2001. The Graduate School of Engineering offers advanced instruction in pure and applied sciences and engineering, while involving students' activities in research. Sharing experiences with professors, students acquire principles as well as methods of productive scholarship. There are four educational Divisions in the Graduate School of Engineering, which are subdivided into eleven Departments (Courses). Through lectures and exercises offered in the individual departments, students study selected topics in their own major field and through diversified lectures and exercises offered in the division, they learn various subjects from a broader point of view. The new Division-Department System makes it possible to give students diversified educational and research opportunities.
@@@The Graduate School of Engineering provides and maintains an atmosphere in which scholarship and creative activities can flourish. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge, methods, and skills for original research and problem solving, as well as intellectual leadership, creative expression, and other modes of achievement in the individual's chosen discipline.
Student Enrollment (As of May, 2001)
@@@@@@@@@@New Division-Department System
|Materials Science and Engineering||70||16||106(0)||16(5)|
|Civil Engineering and Architecture||41||10||@64(1)||@5(1)|
|Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering||81||20||@99(0)||12(3)|
@@@@@@@@@@Previous Division-Department System(Pre-transition)
|Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences||94(4)||31(6)|
|Materials Science and Chemical Engineering||175(10)||51(12)|
|Civil Engineering, Architecture and Marine Technology and Ecology||@94(5)||40(21)|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||100(7)||19(6)|
|Artificial Environment and Systems||@75(7)||47(16)|
@@@The Graduate School offers three student
categories: regular (full-time) students, research students, and auditors. Regular (full-time) students are enrolled on
a full-time basis to pursue a Masterfs or Doctorate degree. Students whose grades and course work is equivalent
to a Masterfs degree of the Graduate School may register as research students,
and engage mainly in research under the supervision of his/her main advisor. A properly registered student may audit
graduate and undergraduate courses.
Audited courses do no count toward full-time residency. No degree will be offered to research
students and auditors.
@@@There is a special doctoral program for foreign students in the Division of Systems Integration (Department of Ocean and Space Engineering) and in the division of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Department of Civil Engineering) whose lectures, course instruction and research supervision are conducted in English.
Residency and Time Limits
EMaster's Degree --- A minimum residency of two years, devoted wholly to the satisfactory completion of course work, a thesis, and a final examination, are required. All work for the Master's degree must be completed within a period of four years. A highly qualified student can complete all the requirements for a Master's degree within one year.
EDoctor's Degree --- A minimum residency of five years (including two years toward a Master's degree), devoted wholly to the satisfactory completion of course work, a dissertation, and a final examination are required. The minimum residency requirement for a student who holds a Master's degree is three years to complete all requirements for Doctorate degree. All work for Doctorate degree must be completer within a period of six years. A highly qualified student can complete all the requirements for a Doctorate degree within three years, including two years for a Master's degree.
Courses and Credits
@@@@@Master's Course Work
|Basic Engineering and Sciences
Basic Major Courses
|minimum of 6
minimum of 14
(including a minimum of 4 from basic Major Courses)
|Total Credits||minimum of 30|
1) A minimum of 20 credits must be earned
in the graduate course. A student can earn a maximum of twenty credit hours of undergraduate work
with the approval of the student's supervisor. The
undergraduate credits earned are transferable to graduate credits with the proviso
that junior and senior year undergraduate credits are counted as graduate
credits and other undergraduate credits are counted as half.
2) Foreign language and thesis work are non-credit courses.
@@@@@Doctoral Course Work
|Basic Engineering and Sciences
Basic Major Courses
|minimum of 6|
|Seminar or Laboratory
|Special Research Project||2|
|Total Credits||minimum of 9|
1) Foreign language requirements for the doctorate degree; The student must either complete two foreign language courses offered by the Graduate School, or pass examination in two foreign languages.
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Dept. of Systems Design for Ocean-Space, Yokohama National University
79-5 Tokiwadai Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama-city, kanagawa 240-8501, JAPAN