Regional Environment Systems
Objectives in Education and ResearchIn limited areas such as urban cities, the social and cultural activities of human beings are likely to negatively affect the living environment in the area. For sustainable community development, harmony between the activation of community activities and conservation of the living environment is inevitable.
In addition, to realize this, there is a necessity to work on the issues spreading across a range of fields including electrical engineering and computer science, materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, architecture and civil engineering.
Doctoral candidates in the Regional Environment System Course will deepen research in their own specialized field. At the same time, it is also aimed that they will contribute to forming the foundation of a better society, culture and life in the regional environment by having an insight into the influence and effect of technology on society and nature, and through exchanging information among researchers from different specialized fields. The educational goal of this course is to nurture talents who have a broad view regarding the regional environment and can achieve this aim, by making use of their highly specialized knowledge.
FieldsDoctor’s Program in English, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Academic Year 2021
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Diploma PolicyThe educational goal of the Regional Environment Systems Course is to nurture talents who have a broad viewpoint regarding the regional environment and who are capable of realizing their own ideas utilizing a high degree of expertise. Obtaining a degree in this course will require the candidates to fulfil the following requirements, in addition to submitting a doctoral thesis. Candidates will:
- Complete all of the prescribed units and possess an in-depth as well as an extensive knowledge.
- Possess an extensive knowledge in addition to the knowledge of their specialized area, and have the capability of conducting evaluations and judgments on things from a broad perspective.
- Have the capability of utilizing their own knowledge to work on actual issues.
- Have the communication skills to be able to work cooperatively with engineers and scientists from other fields in dealing with complex issues such as environmental issues.
※ - Have communication skills.
An assessment Committee will be formed, which will consists of at least five members including at least one external examiner specialized in the same research area as that of the doctoral candidate and one examiner whose specialized field is different to that of the candidate*, and the Committee will conduct a preliminary assessment as well as the final assessment (open to public).
Assessment Criteria for the Doctoral Degree
The degree assessment criteria for a doctoral candidate through a doctoral program and a doctoral thesis are as follows:
- Have a high degree of expertise in their respective research field.
- Have an extensive knowledge and a high level of insight in areas other than own research field.
- Have published work relevant to their research for the doctoral degree.
The preliminary assessment will assess the possibility of the candidate being able to pass the final assessment.
Following the end of the preliminary assessment, those who have passed will be recommended to the Graduate School Committee with a “Preliminary assessment report.” Only after an approval is granted from the Graduate School Committee can the candidate go forward to the final assessment.
In the final assessment, members of the Assessment Committee will make a decision of pass or fail after consulting together as to whether the candidate satisfies the above-described criteria referring to the “Assessment evaluation sheet,” which is completed by all of the examiners.
Those who pass will be recommended to the Graduate School Committee with an “Assessment report,” “Assessment evaluation sheets,” and “A list of published work by the candidate” to gain approval for degree conferment.
*The examiner can be from the same course as long as the research area is different to the candidate’s.
Curriculum PolicyThe curriculum offered in the Regional Environment Systems Course (this course) is composed with the aim of nurturing talents who will realize harmony between the activation of community activities and conservation of the living environment through a range of fields including electrical engineering and computer science, materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, architecture and civil engineering. Therefore, research guidance and subjects covering many different fields have been prepared. In this way, the foundation of the course is based on the idea that curriculums in each area within the wide range of coverage will work to deepen the research in specialized fields. However, the course also encourages and leads doctoral candidates towards being involved in exchanges between different fields and the fusion boundary region, including the relationship between technology and society, nature and the environment, and provide opportunities to acquire the knowledge, which will enable them to contribute to society, culture, sophistication of life, purification, normalization, as well as the improvement of reliability and safety.
Furthermore, the basic policy of the curriculum of this course is: to enable the doctoral candidates to not only accumulate specialized knowledge but also to enhance the skills to utilize such knowledge; to enable the candidates to acquire a high degree of specialized knowledge and skills as well as a wide range of knowledge and insights, taking into account the fact that this course is for the doctoral candidates in the Graduate School of Engineering and Science and that its purpose is for them to gain the doctoral degree; to become a place for learning in which the candidates will enhance their communication skills and acquire skills to appropriately present their research outcomes.
Admission PolicyThe Regional Environment Systems Course aims to enable researchers from different specialized fields to contribute to forming the foundation of a better society, culture and life in the regional environment through the exchange of information between them. This course seeks prospective students with the following characteristics:
Prospective students will:
- Have high ethical standards
- Have knowledge of a specialized field and are motivated to further deepen such knowledge
- Have an interest in a variety of social issues including the global environment and work enthusiastically on resolving those issues
- Accept various different opinions and work to solve issues in cooperation with researchers from other fields