Global Course of Engineering and Science

Aims and Objectives in Education and Research

Globalization 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.


NameLaboratory NameOriginal WebsiteResearch mapElsevier Research Profile
ABIKO SatokoSpace Robot System Laboratory 
Alicja KlimkowiczMaterials Science and Engineering Laboratory
ANDO YoshinobuRobotics Laboratory
ARAI Tsuyoshi
New Energy Materials Science Laboratory

Cetinkaya Ahamet

FUJITA GoroPower System Laboratory
Gabriele Trovato Laboratory for the Creation of Intelligent Systems

GYODA KoichiWireless Communications Network Laboratory 
HAMASAKI KeitaLaboratory of Chemical Biology 
HANAFUSA AkihikoWelfare and human engineering 
HASEGAWA HiroshiOptimal System Design Laboratory 
HIDAKA KyokoColor and Communication Design Laboratory
HIROSE KazuhideWireless Communication Laboratory
HORI AkikoLaboratory of Molecular Assemblies
HOSOYA NaokiMechanical Dynamics Laboratory
IMABAYASHI Shinichiro  Applied Electrochemistry Laboratory 
ISHIKAWA HiroyasuSemiconductor Electronics Laboratory 
ITO KazuhisaEnvironment and System Control Laboratory
ITO ToshioAdvanced Driver Assistance Systems Laboratory
KAMIOKA Eiji Mobile Multimedia Communications Laboratory
KANOH ShinichiroBiomedical Electronics Laboratory
Powerand Energy Systems Laboratory

KIMURA MasaomiData Science/Engineering Laboratory
KITAGAWA OsamuSynthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory
KOIKE YoshikazuElectro-Mechanical Systems Laboratory 
KYUNO Kentaro  Semiconductor Materials Laboratory  
MASADOME TakashiEnvironmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 
MATSUMURA KazunariBiomaterial Laboratory
MIYOSHI Takumi  Multimedia Information Network Laboratory
MORINO HiroakiMobile Information Networking Laboratory
Muralidhar Miryala  Superconductivity Research Laboratory  
NAKAMURA AsaoSupramolecular Chemistry Laboratory
NAKAMURA HiroyukiResearch Lab on Technology and Society 
NAKAMURA HitoshiLaboratory of Planning for Urban and Regional Resilience
Nicodimus RetdianElectronic Circuits and Systems Design Laboratory 
NISHIKAWA HiroyukiEnergy Materials Laboratory 
NODA KazuhikoMaterials chemistry Laboratory   
NOMURA MikihiroSeparation Systems Engineering Laboratory
ONO NaokiNano-Micro Advanced Science & Technology Laboratory
Paolo MELEThin Films Laboratory
Phan Xuan TanMobile Multimedia Communications Laboratory
RZEZNICKA Izabela Nanostructural Chemistry Laboratory
SHIMOJO Masayuki  Nanomaterial Engineering Laboratory
SUWA Yoshihide
Fluid Power and Fluid Application Laboratory

TAKAMI HiroshiPower Electronics Laboratory 
TAKASAKI AkitoMaterials Science and Engineering Laboratory
TANGE Manabu  Microscale Engineering Laboratory 
UENO KazuyoshiNanoelectronics Laboratory
USAMI KimiyoshiComputer Architecture Laboratory
WATANABE NobuoBiofluid Science and Engineering Laboratory 
Xinkai ChenSystems Control Laboratory
YAMAMOTO Ayako High-Pressure Science Laboratory
YAMAMOTO ShinichiroNeuro-Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory 
YAMAMOTO SotaBiomechanics Laboratory 
YAMASHITA MitsuoLife Science Laboratory
Yasmin BhattacharyaLaboratory of Planning for Urban and Regional Resilience 
YOKOI HidekiIntegrated Photonic Device Laboratory 
YOSHIMI Takashi  Robot Task & System Laboratory  
YOSHIMI Yasuo  Chemical Engineering Laboratory 
ZHAI GuishengCoordinated Control Laboratory 

Diploma Policy

​The 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 Policy

​The 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.
 Students shall:
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 Policy

In 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.