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Diploma Policy

Division of Advanced Science and Technology

The Division of Advanced Science and Technology in the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology at JAIST sets its educational goal in cultivating innovative talents in advanced science and technology who can take active roles as leaders in society or industrial world with broad vision required in a sustainable society and communication ability in addition to specialization in advanced science and technology.

In the master’s program, a master’s degree in Knowledge Science, Information Science or Materials Science based on student’s main academic fields will be conferred to those who have acquired the abilities listed below and have passed either the Master Thesis Examination and the Final Examination, or the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination after having obtained all the required credits.

Abilities to be acquired during the Master’s Program

  • Ability to understand fundamental concepts of advanced science and technology in the major field
  • Ability to identify and solve problems by the application of specialized knowledge
  • Ability to carry out academically and socially valuable research on their own initiative
  • Ability to challenge a different field from the major or an unexplored field
  • Ability to comprehend diverse cultures and ability to communicate
  • High ethical perspectives as a researcher or an engineer
    In the doctoral program, a doctoral degree in Knowledge Science, Information Science or Materials Science based on student’s main academic fields will be conferred to those who have acquired the abilities listed below in addition to the abilities listed above, produced excellent research achievements in the major field and have passed the Doctoral Dissertation Examination and the Final Examination after having obtained all the required credits.

Abilities to be acquired during the Doctoral Program

  • Ability to extensively understand theories and systems of advanced science and technology in the major field
  • Ability to design new and original research and produce world-class research achievements
  • Ability to hold a comprehensive view and take leadership in the field of advanced science and technology

Main Academic Fields

Knowledge Science: An academic field that integrates knowledge of design methodology, business management, system science and others related to issues of human, organizations or society, proposes attractive solutions to the issues, and contemplate how to materialize the solutions

Information Science: An academic field that aims to solve problems for humanity and society, pioneer unexplored fields, and produce new innovative basic theories, basic technologies and applications about information processing and communication that supports the information society

Materials Science: An academic field that produces new and innovative materials by aiming at solving for humanity and society and pioneering unexplored fields based on physics, chemistry, biology and their relevant science and technology

Policy Correlation Diagram

Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences

Master’s Program

In the master's course, students are required to acquire the five abilities and competencies listed in the "academic achievement" below through the pursuit and practice of a "Methodology for Transdisciplinary Science" based on the four forces listed as the educational philosophy. The degree of "Master of Philosophy" is conferred on students who have mastered these competencies, enrolled in the program for a specified period of time, earned the specified number of credits, and then have passed either the Master Thesis Examination and the Final Examination or the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

  1. Ability to contribute to solve social problems related to science, technology and innovation.
  2. Knowledge and practical skills related to your discipline.
  3. Motivation and ability to be actively involved in the other discipline than your discipline.
  4. Ability to understand academic papers and give brief presentation about your research in foreign language.
  5. Research ethics of science, technology and life.

Doctoral Program

In the doctoral course, students are required to acquire the 1-5 and 6 or 1-5 and 7 abilities and competences listed in the “academic achievement” below through the pursuit and practice of a “Methodology for Transdisciplinary Science” based on the four forces listed as the educational philosophy. The doctoral degree is conferred on students who have mastered these competencies, enrolled in the program for a specified period of time, earned the specified number of credits, and then have passed the Doctoral Dissertation Examination. Among the students mentioned above, those who have acquired the 1-5 and 6 are conferred a doctoral degree “Doctor of Philosophy” and those who have acquired 1-5 and 7 are conferred doctoral degree “Doctor of Philosophy in Science” or “Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering”.

  1. Ability to identify, structure and solve the social problems related to science, technology and innovation.
  2. Cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills related to your discipline.
  3. Ability to utilize knowledge and technology of other disciplines for your discipline.
  4. Ability to present and discuss your research in foreign language in an international conference or a joint research in overseas.
  5. Practical research ethics of science, technology and life.
  6. Ability to integrate your discipline with other disciplines and create new knowledge.
  7. Ability to create new knowledge based on your discipline.
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