Applied Chemistry

The objectives, philosophy and policy of educational research

Objectives in Education and Research

Development of science and technology has been brought about not only prosperity of material civilization but also serious environmental problems such as global warming, environmental pollutions. In chemical industry, materials of high function and environment-friendly in the processes of production, usage, disposal, technology enabling the removal of contaminants and the recovery of rare resource have been required to be developed. In addition, the development of technology for the production and usage of renewable energy alternative to fossil fuel has become significant. The Applied Chemistry Course aims to foster researchers and engineers having not only extensive chemistry knowledge and skills, but also a broad culture and flexible and appropriate problem-solving skill, and to provide them to the international society as deserving human resources.

Diploma Policy

The Applied Chemistry Course's research activity covers the core discipline of analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, as well as the interdisciplinary of biological science and chemical engineering. Through classes, seminar and laboratory work, the course fosters students to acquire a deep understanding of knowledge and skills in the major chemistry field and a broad understanding of basic knowledge and advanced technology in the relevant chemistry field as well. A candidate of master degree as chemistry major is required to acquire the following abilities.

  1. A planning skill to accomplish a given project based on the precise understanding of the project and collected necessary information.
  2. Skills to conduct experiments along with a research plan and to interprete obtained results properly.
  3. Skills to present and discuss his or her research results in chemistry conferences and as technical papers, and to complete his or her master thesis.
  4. A Japanese skill to explain the significance of his or her project to other people appropriately, and a basic English skill to send and receive information precisely.

Corse requirement for the master degree of applied chemistry

  1. Accomplish the laboratory project under the supervision of specific professor and submit master thesis by the deadline.
  2. Pass the assessments of master thesis and oral defense, which will be examined by not only supervisor but also two more professors. In both assessments, approval requires over 60% of score.

Curriculum Policy

In order to deepen students' understanding of the chemical field in which they specialize, and to cultivate their ability to understand the fundamentals and advanced technologies in a wide range of related chemical fields, we offer lecture courses (including lectures in English) based on the following policies.

  1. Lecture courses are offered in a wide range of fields, and the curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge in interdisciplinary fields such as life science and chemical engineering, in addition to core expertise in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry, by acquiring 18 credits or more from these lecture courses.
  2. Research guidance courses such as special exercises and special experiments are provided to cultivate practical problem finding and solving skills. In the second half of the program, after earning credits, students can concentrate on developing their specialized skills and complete their master's thesis.
  3. Students are instructed to actively disseminate the results of their research (conference presentations and paper presentations).

Admission Policy

The Applied Chemistry Course aims to develop not only chemistry expertise but also researchers or engineers who have the ability to broadly educate, discover problems, set problems, and solve problems, also the ability to produce effective human resources in the international community. The Applied Chemistry Course welcomes students with the following backgrounds.

  1. Students who have acquired basic knowledge and skills related to chemistry-based natural sciences and engineering in general.
  2. Students who can apply knowledge and technology based on chemistry to discover and solve problems independently.
  3. Students with the ability to engage in chemistry-based work with social responsibility, ethics, and cooperation with others