Graduated School

International Program for Advanced Industrial Technology

Deveplpment Goal

In the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, our aim is to train researchers and professionals to possess not only a high level of theory and skills in the specialist fi elds of science and engineering, but also the ability to make creative discoveries.

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Educational Objectives, Curriculum Policy and Degree Policy

Master’s Program

Educational Objectives

In the Master’s Program, in light of our development goal, our educational objectives are to train people to acquire the following capabilities.

  1. Individuals with reliable knowledge and research abilities in the natural sciences and specialist areas.
  2. Individuals with logical writing skills, presentation abilities, and communications skills.
  3. Individuals who are capable of setting out problems and solving them in specialist areas, on the basis of their awareness of their own responsibility as researchers or technicians.
Curriculum Policy

In the Master’s program, the curriculum will be formed as described below, in accord with the educational objectives. The Graduate School will establish Common Subjects, Major Subjects and Research Subjects as subject categories. Educational objectives will be achieved through the systematic completion of these subjects. The defi nition of each subject type is as follows.

  1. Common Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate sound knowledge and research skills in the natural sciences.
  2. Major Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate sound knowledge in a specialized fi eld, logical writing skills and communication skills in a foreign language.
  3. Research Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate research ability in a specialized fi eld, presentation and communication skills, and the ability to pose and solve problems.
Degree Policy

In the Master’s program, a master’s degree will be conferred upon the following persons, in accord with the educational objectives. Furthermore, degree recipients must have obtained credits designated by the Graduate School of Science and Engineering and have passed an evaluation of their academic dissertation based on dissertation evaluation standards for the Master’s program.

  1. Those who possess sound knowledge and research abilities in the natural sciences and specialized fi elds.
  2. Those who possess logical writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills as well as communication skills in a foreign language.
  3. Those who, in addition to being aware of their responsibility as a researcher/engineer, possess the ability to pose and solve problems in specialized fi elds.

Doctoral Program

Educational Objectives

In the Doctoral Program, in light of our development goal, our educational objectives are to train people to acquire the following capabilities.

  1. Individuals who possess specialist knowledge and the ability to engage in creative research in the natural sciences and specialist areas.
  2. Individuals with high-level logical writing skills, presentation abilities, and communications skills.
  3. Individuals with the ability to set out and solve social problems in society and the leadership qualities required to work toward their resolution, on the basis of their awareness of their own responsibility as researchers or technicians.
Curriculum Policy

In the Doctoral program, the curriculum will be formed as described below, in accord with the educational objectives. The Graduate School will establish Major Subjects and Research Subjects as subject categories. Educational objectives will be achieved through the systematic completion of these subjects. The defi nition of each subject type is as follows.

  1. Major Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate advanced knowledge and creative research ability in the natural sciences, advanced knowledge in a specialized fi eld, and advanced logical writing skills and a foreign language.
  2. Research Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate creative research ability in a specialized fi eld, presentation and communication skills and a foreign language, and the ability to pose and solve problems as well as leadership skills for problem-solving.
Degree Policy

In the Doctoral program, a doctoral degree will be conferred upon the following persons, in accord with the educational objectives. Furthermore, degree recipients must have obtained credits designated by the Graduate School of Science and Engineering and have passed an evaluation of their academic dissertation based on dissertation evaluation standards for the Doctoral program.

  1. Those who possess advanced knowledge and creative research abilities in the natural sciences and specialized fi elds.
  2. Those who possess advanced logical writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills and a foreign language.
  3. Those who, in addition to being aware of their responsibility as a researcher/engineer, possess the ability to pose and solve problems in society as well as leadership skills in problem-solving.

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Master's Program

Completion Requirements

In the Master’s Program, students must have gained 30 credits and handed in a Master’s thesis under the supervision of their academic supervisor in order to be eligible for graduation. Students are required to enroll in Common Subjects, Major Subjects and Research Subjects, and are to meet the following conditions:

  1. Not less than 4 credits from Common Subjects must be acquired.
  2. Not less than 10 credits from Major Subjects must be acquired.
  3. 16 credits from Research Subjects must be acquired.
Degree Application

Application guidelines and downloadable application documents for Degree Application are available on our GSSE Website at: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/gsse/eng/cs/degree.html/

Common Subjects and Research Subjects (all students)
Category Title Credit
Common
Subjects
- Presentation in Science and Engineering 科学技術表現 2
International Technical Cooperation 国際技術協力特論 2
Introduction to Intellectual Property 知的所有権概論 2
Basic Technology Management 1 技術経営概論 1 2
Basic Technology Management 2 技術経営概論 2 2
Field Work 国内実習 2
Study Abroad 海外実習 2
Special Topics (Common Subjects) 特殊講義(共通) 2
Free
Subjects*
Technical Japanese 1 科学技術日本語 1 2
Technical Japanese 2 科学技術日本語 2 2
Applied Technical Japanese 1 応用科学技術日本語 1 2
Applied Technical Japanese 2 応用科学技術日本語 2 2
Research
Subjects
Individual Research 1 理工学特殊研究 1 4
Individual Research 2 理工学特殊研究 2 4
Individual Research 3 理工学特殊研究 3 4
Individual Research 4 理工学特殊研究 4 4

* Credits obtained from Free Subjects will NOT be counted for completion requirements.

■ Master’s Program in Advanced Electrical, Electronic and Computer Systems(電子システム専攻)
Major Subjects
Title Credit
Advanced Topics in Power Conversion エネルギー変換特論 2
Advanced Topics in LSI Circuit Design LSI回路設計特論 2
Advanced Topics in LSI Design Technology LSI設計技術特論 2
Advanced Topics in Circuit Theory 回路特論 2
Advanced Topics in Computer Architecture 計算機構成特論 2
Special Lecture on Measurement Theory 計測特論 2
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1 電気系応用数学特論 1 2
Advanced Theory of Electromagnetic Fields 電磁界特論 2
Special Lectures 特殊講義 2

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Doctral Program

Completion Requirements

In the Doctoral Program, students must have gained 8 credits from Research Subjects and handed in a Doctoral dissertation under the supervision of their academic supervisor in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must register for Research Subject every semester.

Degree Application

Degree application can be made four times per year at the end of June, September (end of spring semester), December and March. You are responsible for being aware of the application deadline which may vary depending on calendar each year. Application guidelines and downloadable application documents are available on our GSSE Website at: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/gsse/eng/cs/degree.html/

Degree Application Flowchart
Degree Application Flowchart
Date of Degree Conferement
  1. Course-based: September 25 or March 31
  2. Thesis-based: Date of the Graduate School Commission
    (Consult the administrative Office)
■ Doctoral Program in Advanced Electrical, Electronic and Computer Systems(電子システム専攻)
Category Title Credit
Major
Subjects
Special Lecture in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 電気電子工学特別講義 2
Special Lecture in Electronic and Computer Engineering 電子情報工学特別講義 2
Research Presentation in English 英語研究発表演習 1
Field Work 国内実習 2
Study Abroad 海外実習 2
Research
Subjects
Individual Research 1 理工学特別研究 1 4
Individual Research 2 理工学特別研究 2 4
Individual Research 3 理工学特別研究 3 4
Individual Research 4 理工学特別研究 4 4
Individual Research 5 理工学特別研究 5 4
Individual Research 6 理工学特別研究 6 4

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Teaching Assistant (TA)

Ritsumeikan University employs teaching assistants (TAs) who assist in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Our University has introduced the TA system with the aim of not only improving the quality of education at the University, but also providing its graduate students with the opportunity to develop their teaching abilities through their experience in assisting faculty in teaching classes, thereby providing improved career development opportunities for students seeking academic research and teaching careers.

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Career Development and Internships

  1. The Office of each graduate school provides support services and programs to assist students in securing rewarding careers in which they can maximize their specialized knowledge and skills acquired through graduate study. At the Offices of Career Services on Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (2nd fl oor, Prism House), specialized advisors are available to provide advice and support on career- related issues.
  2. Ritsumeikan University continually works to enhance its internship programs and each graduate school designs and actively implements internship programs based on its own education philosophy. Various unique university-wide internship programs are also off ered, including a “Cooperative Seminar for Graduate School,” which is a problem-solving-based, university-industry cooperative education program (Note: the Cooperative Seminar is not available at some graduate schools). Internship Offices have been set up on Biwako-Kusatsu Campuses as specialist departments providing support relating to internship and Cooperative Seminar programs.
  3. The Doctoral Student Career Path Support Centers in Biwako-Kusatsu Campuses is proactive in planning courses and seminars which support Doctoral Degree students for their career path and also provides useful information for their career path.