Innovative Global Program

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Curriculum
While undertaking Research-Based Learning, students also study required specialized subjects and other disciplines to acquire a more global perspective. By incorporating presentations and discussions, the curriculum aims to foster the capacity to demonstrate international leadership. It is structured in a way that develops capabilities in terms of diversity, ethics and social contribution. While undertaking Research-Based Learning, students also study required specialized subjects and other disciplines to acquire a more global perspective. By incorporating presentations and discussions, the curriculum aims to foster the capacity to demonstrate international leadership. It is structured in a way that develops capabilities in terms of diversity, ethics and social contribution.
Curriculum map
Course categories Course categories
Flexible, diverse courses of study that bear in mind flexibility and diversity are planned under the guidance of a supervisor taking account of individuality and hopes for future direction, while fostering the five capabilities.

        Throughout Years 1 to 4, students study a Major (Advanced Engineering Research Subjects) each semester and pursue cutting-edge research while receiving instruction from their supervisor and post-graduate students.

        From Year 1 to 2, students study Introduction to Advanced Engineering Courses that cover a range of advanced research by College staff to stimulate interest in engineering by studying summaries of various advanced research. Students also study Mathematical Fundamentals and Information subjects required to conduct research.

        More advanced Specialized Subjects are undertaken, mainly from Year 2 to 3, to acquire broad knowledge.
        Gradually increasing the study of Liberal Arts, focused on Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts from the lower to higher years allows students to confirm the social significance of their own research and motivate the desire to tackle various social problems. Flexible, diverse courses of study that bear in mind flexibility and diversity are planned under the guidance of a supervisor taking account of individuality and hopes for future direction, while fostering the five capabilities.

        Throughout Years 1 to 4, students study a Major (Advanced Engineering Research Subjects) each semester and pursue cutting-edge research while receiving instruction from their supervisor and post-graduate students.

        From Year 1 to 2, students study Introduction to Advanced Engineering Courses that cover a range of advanced research by College staff to stimulate interest in engineering by studying summaries of various advanced research. Students also study Mathematical Fundamentals and Information subjects required to conduct research.

        More advanced Specialized Subjects are undertaken, mainly from Year 2 to 3, to acquire broad knowledge.
        Gradually increasing the study of Liberal Arts, focused on Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts from the lower to higher years allows students to confirm the social significance of their own research and motivate the desire to tackle various social problems.
Major Major
Advanced Engineering  Research Subjects Advanced Engineering  Research Subjects
In order to conduct “active learning through research projects” (Research-Based Learning), this is studied as a compulsory subject under a supervisor and several advisers (staff from courses in different specialized fields) who are allocated when the student is admitted. In order to conduct “active learning through research projects” (Research-Based Learning), this is studied as a compulsory subject under a supervisor and several advisers (staff from courses in different specialized fields) who are allocated when the student is admitted.

            This subject consists of a practical research project and a seminar. For the practical research project, from the first year, the student is assigned to their supervisor’s research laboratory and pursues cutting-edge research under the guidance of that supervisor and advisers.

            For the seminar, students present and discuss their research in front of advisers from various specialized research fields. Having their research assessed, not just by a single specialized field but by other fields as well, fosters a global perspective and diverse outlook.

            Learning and practicing “What is research?”, year by year: This subject consists of a practical research project and a seminar. For the practical research project, from the first year, the student is assigned to their supervisor’s research laboratory and pursues cutting-edge research under the guidance of that supervisor and advisers. For the seminar, students present and discuss their research in front of advisers from various specialized research fields. Having their research assessed, not just by a single specialized field but by other fields as well, fosters a global perspective and diverse outlook. Learning and practicing “What is research?”, year by year:
1st year Freshman Thesis Program Students are given a research topic and learn specific problem-solving methods under the guidance of higher level College students and postgraduate students. Students are given a research topic and learn specific problem-solving methods under the guidance of higher level College students and postgraduate students.
2nd year Sophomore Thesis Program Under a lab rotation system, students spend about two months at a time in laboratories of various disciplines, and acquire a global perspective on science and engineering while learning diverse ways to solve problems characteristic of each field. Under a lab rotation system, students spend about two months at a time in laboratories of various disciplines, and acquire a global perspective on science and engineering while learning diverse ways to solve problems characteristic of each field.
3rd year Junior Thesis Program Reconfirmation is made of the laboratory in which the student will conduct their Graduation Thesis Program, and their supervisor. Having grasped an outline of the research field, the student then decides on a research team and actively pursues that research. Reconfirmation is made of the laboratory in which the student will conduct their Graduation Thesis Program, and their supervisor. Having grasped an outline of the research field, the student then decides on a research team and actively pursues that research.
4th year Graduation Thesis Program Students form a team for the purpose of promoting their own research, and in addition to completing research with undergraduates in their earlier years, they will communicate those results to society. This becomes a vehicle for learning and practicing leadership. Students form a team for the purpose of promoting their own research, and in addition to completing research with undergraduates in their earlier years, they will communicate those results to society. This becomes a vehicle for learning and practicing leadership.
Introduction to Advanced Engineering Courses Introduction to Advanced Engineering Courses
Students study advanced research in a wide range of engineering fields from the lower years in order to develop a global perspective which is an essential leadership quality. Students study advanced research in a wide range of engineering fields from the lower years in order to develop a global perspective which is an essential leadership quality.

            The term “global perspective” used here refers to the capability to consider and judge matters having grasped an outline of what topics are addressed in a wide range of science and engineering fields, and what attempts are being made towards their solution.

            This subject introduces a range of research by almost all College teaching staff, to enable students to learn the social significance of a variety of research and approaches taken.

            Students acquire a broader “global perspective” by writing a report on a topic that they are assigned for each class. The subjects are scheduled for the lower years, to awaken student interest in engineering from an early stage. The term “global perspective” used here refers to the capability to consider and judge matters having grasped an outline of what topics are addressed in a wide range of science and engineering fields, and what attempts are being made towards their solution. This subject introduces a range of research by almost all College teaching staff, to enable students to learn the social significance of a variety of research and approaches taken. Students acquire a broader “global perspective” by writing a report on a topic that they are assigned for each class. The subjects are scheduled for the lower years, to awaken student interest in engineering from an early stage.
Specialized Subjects Specialized Subjects
Mainly from Years 2 to 3, students study higher level Specialized Subjects that will serve as reference points for research pursued under Advanced Engineering Research Subjects, and gain broad knowledge. Mainly from Years 2 to 3, students study higher level Specialized Subjects that will serve as reference points for research pursued under Advanced Engineering Research Subjects, and gain broad knowledge.

            Each subject contains content that provides students with a broad basic knowledge of science and engineering, a deep understanding of specialized fields, and research skills. Each subject contains content that provides students with a broad basic knowledge of science and engineering, a deep understanding of specialized fields, and research skills.
Mathematical Fundamentals and Information Mathematical Fundamentals and Information
Basic Mathematics Basic Mathematics
This course contains the following:
            In the mathematics field:
            6 subjects worth 20 credits for basic engineering mathematics
            In the physics field:
            8 subjects worth 18 credits for basic engineering physics
            In the chemistry field:
            4 subjects worth 8 credits for basic engineering chemistry. This course contains the following:
            In the mathematics field:
            6 subjects worth 20 credits for basic engineering mathematics
            In the physics field:
            8 subjects worth 18 credits for basic engineering physics
            In the chemistry field:
            4 subjects worth 8 credits for basic engineering chemistry.

            These subjects have been scheduled assuming study mainly in Years 1 to 2.

            Each subject includes content that will give students the best level of thinking ability in mathematics, physics and chemistry required to deepen understanding of the content of the Advanced Engineering Research Subjects and Specialized Subjects within the Major. These subjects have been scheduled assuming study mainly in Years 1 to 2. Each subject includes content that will give students the best level of thinking ability in mathematics, physics and chemistry required to deepen understanding of the content of the Advanced Engineering Research Subjects and Specialized Subjects within the Major.
Information Information
This course includes 6 subjects worth 15 credits which foster information skills in engineering research. This course includes 6 subjects worth 15 credits which foster information skills in engineering research.

            These subjects have been scheduled assuming study mainly at the lower grade levels. They include content that will give students the right level of knowledge of information and thinking ability that is required to deepen understanding of the content of the Advanced Engineering Research Subjects and Specialized Subjects within the Major. These subjects have been scheduled assuming study mainly at the lower grade levels. They include content that will give students the right level of knowledge of information and thinking ability that is required to deepen understanding of the content of the Advanced Engineering Research Subjects and Specialized Subjects within the Major.
Liberal Arts Liberal Arts
Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts
TUnder SIT’s degree conferral policy, in order to be able to solve various global problems to achieve a sustainable society, in addition to engineering, the ability to decipher the context in which engineering is utilized, such as society and culture, is of the utmost importance. Under SIT’s degree conferral policy, in order to be able to solve various global problems to achieve a sustainable society, in addition to engineering, the ability to decipher the context in which engineering is utilized, such as society and culture, is of the utmost importance.

            For that reason, the IGP includes 3 Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts subjects worth 6 credits based on the keywords of “society” and “culture,” including the subject “Diversity and Cultures of Other Countries’.

            There are also subjects such as “Academic English Writing for University Coursework” and “Making Effective Presentations” to improve skills for appropriately communicating research results to society.

            Provision of a subject titled “Career Design: Developing Yourself for Your Future Career” also recognizes the importance of students designing their own career direction to ensure the ability to work collaboratively in an international team after graduation.

            The subject of Engineering Ethics fosters skills to enable students to make decisions and practice ethically as engineers making a contribution to society. For that reason, the IGP includes 3 Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts subjects worth 6 credits based on the keywords of “society” and “culture,” including the subject “Diversity and Cultures of Other Countries’. There are also subjects such as “Academic English Writing for University Coursework” and “Making Effective Presentations” to improve skills for appropriately communicating research results to society. Provision of a subject titled “Career Design: Developing Yourself for Your Future Career” also recognizes the importance of students designing their own career direction to ensure the ability to work collaboratively in an international team after graduation. The subject of Engineering Ethics fosters skills to enable students to make decisions and practice ethically as engineers making a contribution to society.
P.E. and Health P.E. and Health
The syllabus includes 5 subjects worth 6 credits that aim to maintain and improve student physical stamina and health, and increase socializing skills. These do not just include actual sports practice, but theoretical subjects such as “Biomechanics of Human Movement.” The syllabus includes 5 subjects worth 6 credits that aim to maintain and improve student physical stamina and health, and increase socializing skills. These do not just include actual sports practice, but theoretical subjects such as “Biomechanics of Human Movement.”
University-wide Common Subjects University-wide Common Subjects
The subjects Japanese I, Japanese II and Japanese III assist Japanese language acquisition for non-native speakers of Japanese. The subjects Japanese I, Japanese II and Japanese III assist Japanese language acquisition for non-native speakers of Japanese.

            As the IGP conducts all classes in English, Japanese language skills are not necessarily required for study purposes, but these classes aim to support everyday life in Japan for international students and assist them in playing an active role in a Japanese company after graduation. As the IGP conducts all classes in English, Japanese language skills are not necessarily required for study purposes, but these classes aim to support everyday life in Japan for international students and assist them in playing an active role in a Japanese company after graduation.
Advising course selection
A Curriculum Map will be created with advice from the Supervisor and graduate students (TAs), and a four-year study design will be produced after determining the subjects to be studied and the skills that need to be fostered.

          A Curriculum Accommodation Plan (CAP) will be strictly followed to enable students to obtain the required credits.

          Consulting with a supervisor and designing a four-year study plan ensures that the minimum required subjects are studied and that the study time required to obtain credits is feasible. A Curriculum Map will be created with advice from the Supervisor and graduate students (TAs), and a four-year study design will be produced after determining the subjects to be studied and the skills that need to be fostered.

          A Curriculum Accommodation Plan (CAP) will be strictly followed to enable students to obtain the required credits.

          Consulting with a supervisor and designing a four-year study plan ensures that the minimum required subjects are studied and that the study time required to obtain credits is feasible.
Graduation requirements
Graduation is conditional upon acquisition of a total of 124 credits or more, including Specialized Subjects, Mathematical Fundamentals and Information, and Liberal Arts.

          As compulsory subjects, students are required to complete all 64 credits from their Major (Advanced Engineering Research Subjects), and 1 credit for Engineering Ethics under Liberal Arts (Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts).

          The Graduation Thesis Program will undergo multi-faceted assessment, not only by the supervisor but also several advisers to assure quality. It is also recommended that the thesis be submitted to and presented at an international conference.

          Further, as elective subjects, students must obtain 6 credits or more for each of the following areas: Major (Advanced Engineering Research Subjects and Specialized Subjects),
          Mathematical Fundamentals and Information, and Liberal Arts. Graduation is conditional upon acquisition of a total of 124 credits or more, including Specialized Subjects, Mathematical Fundamentals and Information, and Liberal Arts.

          As compulsory subjects, students are required to complete all 64 credits from their Major (Advanced Engineering Research Subjects), and 1 credit for Engineering Ethics under Liberal Arts (Humanities and Social Science Liberal Arts).

          The Graduation Thesis Program will undergo multi-faceted assessment, not only by the supervisor but also several advisers to assure quality. It is also recommended that the thesis be submitted to and presented at an international conference.

          Further, as elective subjects, students must obtain 6 credits or more for each of the following areas: Major (Advanced Engineering Research Subjects and Specialized Subjects),
          Mathematical Fundamentals and Information, and Liberal Arts.