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Curriculum

Outline

In the 1993 reorganization, undergraduate programs of chemistry-related departments were integrated into the "Undergraduate School of Industrial Chemistry". The new school provided entering students with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the discipline through a common curriculum. In the third year, the educational program was divided into three courses with specified student —Reaction Chemistry, Structural Chemistry, and Chemical Process Engineering— to train students in their future fields of specialization. Since 2005, the program has had slight modifications. Students now follow a common curriculum, before being divided from the third semester into one of three courses, each with a specified student —Frontier Chemistry, Fundamental Chemistry, and Chemical Process Engineering—.

Of these, the Chemical Process Engineering course, which is the closest in focus to the earlier Chemical Engineering department, has a quota of around 40 students. In addition, each year, some 30 students go on to the master's program, with several students proceeding further to the doctoral program to tackle more advanced studies.

Educational Contents and Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Program

For graduation, students are required to earn a minimum number of credit points in each of the common subjects (general subjects) and Faculty of Engineering subjects (specialist subjects), as well as successfully pass assessments of performance in special research and oral exams. For further details regarding Faculty of Engineering subjects, please refer to the curriculum of the Chemical Process Engineering course.

Master's Program

In order to earn a master's degree, students are required to spend at least two years in the master's program, to earn at least 30 credit points in specialist master's course subjects, and to successfully pass the master's thesis assessment and exams. However, please note that there is a provision for students who display an outstanding research performances to complete their master's degree requirements in as little as one year.

Doctoral Program

In order to earn a doctoral degree, students are required to spend at least three years in the doctoral program, to earn at least 6 credit points in specialist doctoral course subjects, and to successfully pass the doctoral thesis assessment and exams. However, please note that there is a provision for students who display an outstanding research performances to complete their doctoral degree requirements in as little as one year (at least three years including the master's degree).

Doctoral Program Stage 1 (Master's Program) Curriculum

Course titleCreditsTeacher
Special Topics in Transport phenomena (in Japanese) [every 2 years] 1.5 Yamamoto
Advanced topics in transport phenomena (in English) [every 2 years] 1.5 Yamamoto
Separation Process Engineering, Adv. 1.5 Sano
Chemical Reaction Engineering, Adv. (in Japanese) [every 2 years] 1.5 Kawase, Nakagawa, Ashida
Chemical Reaction Engineering, Adv. (in English) [every 2 years] 1.5 Kawase, Nakagawa, Ashida
Advanced Process Systems Engineering 1.5 Hasebe, Kim
Process Data Analysis 1.5 Hasebe, Kim
Fine Particle Technology, Adv. 1.5 Matsusaka
Surface Control Engineering 1.5 Miyahara, Tanaka
Engineering for Chemical Materials Processing 1.5 Ohshima, Nagamine, Hikima
Environmental System Engineering 1.5 Mae, Maki
Process Design 2 Hasebe, Baba, all faculties
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering I 1.5 Ashida (SY 2018)
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering II 1.5 (SY 2017)
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering III 1.5 All faculties
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering IV 1.5 (Osaka Gas) Hirano
Research Internship in Chemical Engineering 2 Faculties in charge
Chemical Engineering Seminar I 0.5 Faculties in charge
Chemical Engineering Seminar II 0.5 Faculties in charge
Chemical Engineering Seminar III 0.5 Faculties in charge
Chemical Engineering Seminar IV 0.5 Faculties in charge
Research Chemical Engineering I, II, III, IV (Thesis Project) 8 All faculties
** Introduction to High Technology Material Science (11 times course), (15 times course) (in English) 2 or 1.5 Ashida, faculties in charge
** Advanced Modern Science and Technology (4 times course), (8 times course) (in English) 0.5, 1 Ashida, faculties in charge
Instrumental Analysis, Adv. I* 1 Faculties in charge
Instrumental Analysis, Adv. II* 1 Faculties in charge
Project Management in Engineering* 2 Ashida, faculties in charge
Exercise on Project management in Engineering* 2 Ashida, faculties in charge
Safety and Health Engineering (4 times course)*, (11 times course)* 0.5, 1.5 Faculties in charge
JGP Computer Simulation (CFD)* 0.5 Hasebe, Tonomura
JGP Computer Simulation (MO)* 0.5 Faculties in charge
Research Ethics and Integrity (Science and Technology) 0.5 Faculties in charge
Basics of Academic Information Literacy* 0.5 Faculties in charge
Presentation for Graduate Students* 1 Faculties in charge
Master thesis All faculties


Doctoral Program Stage 2 (Doctoral Program) Curriculum

SubjectCreditsTeacher
Special Topics in English for Chemical Engineering 2 Ohshima
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 1 2 All faculties
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 2 2 Matsusaka (SY 2018)
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 3 2 All faculties
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 4 2 Sano (SY 2018)
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 5 2 Miyahara, Sano, Ohshima, Mae
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 6 2 All faculties
Special Seminar in Chemical Engineering 7 2 All faculties
** Introduction to High Technology Material Science (11 times course), (15 times course) (in English) 2 or 1.5 Ashida, faculties in charge
** Advanced Modern Science and Technology (4 times course), (8 times course) (in English) 0.5, 1 Ashida, faculties in charge
Instrumental Analysis, Adv. I* 1 Faculties in charge
Instrumental Analysis, Adv. II* 1 Faculties in charge
Frontiers in Modern Science & Technology (6 h course)*, (12 h course)* 0.5, 1 Faculties in charge
Project Management in Engineering* 2 Ashida, faculties in charge
Exercise on Project management in Engineering* 2 Ashida, faculties in charge
Thesis work (Dissertation) All faculties