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

Division Capacity/year Enrollment
Master Doctor Master Doctor
Materials Science and Engineering 70 16 106(0) 16(5)
Systems Integration 77 18 110(4) 14(3)
Civil Engineering and Architecture 41 10 @64(1) @5(1)
Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering 81 20 @99(0) 12(3)
Total 269 64 379(5) 47(12)
( ):Foreign Students, included

@@@@@@@@@@Previous Division-Department System(Pre-transition)

Division Enrollment
Master Doctor
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)
Total 538(33) 188(61)
( ):Foreign Students, included

Student Categories

@@@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 Masterfs or Doctorate degree.  Students whose grades and course work is equivalent to a Masterfs 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

Courses Credits
Basic Engineering and Sciences
Basic Major Courses
Major Courses
Foreign Languages
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

Courses credits
Basic Engineering and Sciences
Basic Major Courses
Major courses
minimum of 6
Seminar or Laboratory
Teaching Practice
Field Study
Special Research Project 2
Foreign Language elective
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
TEL:+81-45-339-4083,4084 FAX:+81-45-339-4099