Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The objectives, philosophy and policy of educational research

Objectives in Education and Research

Today, it is impossible to construct advanced and rich social systems without using the technologies in electrical, electronic, and communications engineering, and computer science. In order to respond to the social demand for such technologies as an industrial foundation, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Course aims to nurture outstanding engineers and researchers with the following points set as its main educational goals: 1. Acquisition of a high level of specialized knowledge and the development of applied skills; 2. Discovery of problems and the development as well as training of problem-solving skills; 3. Development of presentation and communication skills; 4. Development of cooperativeness and nurturing a sense of ethics.

In order to accomplish the goals described above, the areas taught in this course extensively cover subjects in electrical engineering and computer science, enabling the course structure to deal with most of the issues and problems in that area. In addition, the course has been developed to be responsive to innovative and original themes, future development of which is expected.

Actually, this course has been formed by uniting different electronic-related departments and faculties to realize the graduate level education, which goes far beyond the basic framework of faculties and departments. Furthermore, this course is divided into eight specialized fields - namely, (1) Materials and Devices, (2) Circuit and Control, (3) Power and Energy, (4) Communication, (5) Information, (6) Informational Science, (7) Robotics and Mechatronics, and (8) Bioengineering – and has an extensive number, over 50, of teaching staff who form the education and research system to accommodate students requests.

Diploma Policy

This course aims to nurture talents who possess a series of sophisticated skills including utilizing specialized knowledge and the skills they have acquired, identifying the root of problems facing them, finding precise solutions, and an ability to achieve concrete realizations. Thus, the course can respond to the needs from an increasingly ICT-influenced society and to the requirements of engineers and researchers who stand on a global perspective to consider the global environment, which is symbolized in the Green IT. In light of these aims, this course will require students to acquire the following skills:

  • Advanced knowledge in their specialized field regarding electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-engineering extensively, and more in-depth specialized skills taking into account practical applications.
  • Problem-finding and development skills to accurately draw out problems and issues, and problem-solving skills to find a specific method for solving problems and to evaluate its optimality as they conduct their research.
  • Ability to face up to specific issues and problems in a real society, using the above mentioned knowledge, technology and the problem-finding and problem-solving skills.
  • Skills to summarize research results in a comprehensive way based on flexible ideas and thinking, whilst possessing high ethical standards, actively working on issues with a high degree of difficulty.

Degree Assessment Criteria

The degree of Masters of Engineering will be conferred by fulfilling the following criteria.

  • Candidates will have received research guidance, and will then write and submit their Master's thesis in order to pass the assessment.

Criteria for the judgement of Master's thesis are as follows:
“The submitted Master's thesis includes information confirming that the candidate has presented more than one paper at an academic conference*, or the thesis should include an equivalent result.**”

* This includes a presentation at an annual meeting or a seminar of an academic association, presentation at an international conference, publication of an article or a letter in an academic journal, etc.
** Results other than a presentation at an academic conference such as applying for and obtaining a patent, or a result equivalent to a presentation or publication at an academic association or in an academic journal as described above.

Curriculum Policy

Based on the educational goal of this university (philosophy for the foundation of the school), “Nurturing engineers who learn from society and contribute to society,” this course has set its educational goal as “Nurturing engineers who have comprehensive problem-solving skills and contribute to the world.” For the systematic curriculum and the PDCA in the organization to achieve this educational goal, this course implements a systematic and organizational active learning reform for the duration of two years, visualization of learning outcomes and a guarantee of study hours by the PDCA cycle, strengthening of the promotion system for educational reform, and guaranteed learning through collaboration between teaching staff, administrative staff and students.
The talents the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Course seeks are engineers who will be involved in electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-related research and development as well as production. The ideal candidates to be trained are engineers who will engage in the construction of sophisticated electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-systems. In order to achieve the goal, the course is divided into eight main areas - namely, (1) Materials and Devices, (2) Circuit and Control, (3) Power and Energy, (4) Communication, (5) Information, (6) Informational Science, (7) Robotics and Mechatronics, and (8) Bioengineering - and course models for each area are provided. The course models will enable students to prepare and conduct their research by obtaining 30 units required for the completion of the course as well as taking subjects (specialized subjects) taught by one's supervisor and research guidance (exercises and experiments).
The academic achievements of the students aiming at the educational goal are evaluated as follows;
Achievements in 1)advanced specialized knowledge and application skills are evaluated based on the reports and tests.
Achievements in 2)development of skills to find and solve problems, 3)skills for presentation and communication, and 4)development of cooperative personality and sense of ethics are evaluated mainly based on the results due to the research guidance(exercises and experiments). In addition, in order to evaluate total ability, candidates of the master's degree are required that they have presented more than one paper at an academic conference.

Admission Policy

Today, it is impossible to construct an advanced engineering system without electronic and information technology. In the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, we are trying to understand the society's needs for electric, electronic, information and communication technologies as an industrial foundation. Responding to demands and looking at a global perspective, a broad sense of values and a high level of education are needed in order to revitalize the country as a technology-based nation. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science aims to foster excellent engineers and researchers who can contribute to the development of the future. Therefore, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science welcomes students who have the following aspirations.

  • The students should have a high degree of intellectual curiosity and a desire to contribute to society by acquiring a high level of specialized knowledge and a wide range of application skills in this field of study.
  • Person who seeks to develop the ability to find and solve problems in electricity, electronics, information, and communication technologies and to constantly improve their skills
  • Person who has a high level of presentation and communication skills, not only in Japanese but also in foreign languages, and who has a desire and intention to actively engage in technology exchange and contribution both in Japan and abroad.
  • A person with highly motivated who aims to develop a high sense of ethics as engineers and to promote technology and research development in collaboration and cooperation with engineers and researchers in Japan and abroad.
  • International students who wish to acquire technical knowledge and research skills in Japan.
  • Person who are seeking a place of self-realization to develop further creativity and problem-solving skills through experiences in a corporate environment.