Global Course of Engineering and Science
Aims and Objectives in Education and ResearchGlobalization of society and national economies has increased the demand for educating engineers who use their knowledge for the benefits of both their local region and global society as a whole.
The Global Course of Engineering and Science is a Master’s Degree course in Engineering and Science with English language as the teaching and learning medium. It offers cross‐departmental education in a multinational environment.
This course is the embodiment of SIT university’s educational mission in a global perspective. The mission of the course is to nurture engineers and scientists who learn from the world and contribute to global sustainability.
The educational aim of the course is to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists who have specialized knowledge and practical skills in the field of their supervisors’ expertise and who can communicate in English with professionals around the world to resolve engineering and socio‐economic problems.
To achieve this educational aim, our program offers specialized subjects and research guidance in major fields of engineering including Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Information Engineering, Materials Engineering, Applied Chemistry, as well common subjects and sub‐major subjects including Business Development Specialty.
Diploma PolicyThe Global Course of Science and Engineering provides specialized education and research in major engineering fields. The degree of Master of Science in Engineering will be awarded to students who have acquired basic and advanced knowledge, practical skills in the supervisor’s field of expertise, and enhanced professional communication skills in English. Graduates of this course will acquire the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:
(1)Specialized knowledge in the field of expertise and basic cross-disciplinary knowledge acquired through required courses.
(2)International communication skills necessary for interacting with experts from other countries, utilizing both speaking and writing abilities learned from courses taught in English.
(3)A deep knowledge of their field of expertise and the ability to identify and elucidate problems and derive solutions in the course of research.
(4)An understanding of the importance of global diversity and adaptability by collaborating with experts from different backgrounds and nationalities during study abroad or internships.
(5)An understanding of the importance of maintaining high ethical standards.
(6)The ability to think logically and systematically utilizing the knowledge acquired through the preparation of a master’s thesis.
(7)Aspirations to contribute to the world by publishing research results through academic activities such as presentations at academic conferences.
Degree Assessment Criteria
A Master's degree (Master of Science in Engineering) will be conferred to those who meet the following criteria:
Earn 18 credits and/or more for courses taught in English (excluding research course credits).
Complete either an overseas research project or an internship
Receive research topic approval and submit a Master’s thesis written in English.
Pass the Master's thesis examination and the Master’s defense presentation in English. The defense is passed by obtaining at least 60% of the total score from the chief and assistant examiners.
Criteria for the approval of the Master’s thesis are as follows:
“The submitted Master’s thesis shall include information confirming that the candidate has presented at least one paper at an academic conference*, completed cross-disciplinary research, or equivalent approved content.*”
* This includes lectures, presentations at annual meetings, seminars or symposia of academic associations or international conferences, the publication of articles or letters in academic journals or equivalent publication.
** A result equivalent to a presentation at an academic conference refers to a result produced other than at an academic conference such as obtaining a patent, or a result equivalent to a presentation or a publication at an academic association or an academic journal.
Curriculum PolicyThe Global Course of Engineering and Science has adopted an education and research curriculum with the following objectives to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes embodied in the Program’s graduation criteria.
1.Acquire specialized knowledge in their field of expertise and basic cross-disciplinary knowledge through the required courses.
2.Acquire English communication and technical skills for speaking and writing through courses taught in English.
3.Be provided with guidance for researching the specialized knowledge needed to discover and elucidate problems and derive solutions.
4.Experience the importance of diversity and adaptability in intercultural environments through international exchange, study abroad or internships.
5.Acquire high ethical standards by working with experienced professional researchers.
6.Acquire the ability to formulate their research results systematically and logically in English by writing science and engineering articles as well as a master's thesis.
7.Acquire the ability to both communicate information and contribute to society by participating in academic activities such as presentations at academic conferences.
Admission PolicyIn order to nurture engineers and scientists with a global mindset and critical thinking ability, it is desirable for students to have the following prerequisites in order to join the Global Course of Engineering and Science.
1) Sufficient English communication skills (TOEIC or TOEIC equivalent score not less than 550)
2) Curiosity to discover and resolve problems using basic scientific knowledge.
3) Understand the importance of cultural diversity.
4) Understand the engineering ethics.
5) Strong will to study on the Global Course of Engineering and Science.