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The Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology

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Diploma Policy

1. Kinds of human resources to aim for

In the light not only of specific local issues but also of a globalizing society and the various global-scale issues, such as climate change, we aim to foster human resources who are interested in solving various issues related to the oceans and in the potential that oceans have to contribute to the development of humankind/society, who will pioneer cutting-edge fields through collaboration with other disciplines by making full use of high-level expertise and state-of-the-art technology in the marine field, and who have both a rich education that will enable them to play an active role internationally and ethics that will enable trust in science and technology to be gained from society.

2. Goals for the competencies and core qualities that students should acquire

In the master's course, the goals in each research field are as follows:

- The ability to understand the social background, academic significance and practical value of research topics and to promote research appropriately;

- An extensive range of expertise related to basic science and applied science;

- The ability to explain research results logically, and ethics with regard to academic research;

In the doctoral course, the goals in each research field are as follows:

- The ability to formulate and carry out plans for research that has academic significance, novelty, originality and practical value, and to prepare academic papers of the results of same on their own initiative;

- Interdisciplinary/leading-edge and advanced expertise related to basic science and applied science;

- The ability to evaluate others' research appropriately, the ability to promote research autonomously, the ability to explain research results logically, and ethics with regard to academic research.

3. Requirements for recognition of completion

In the master's course, we shall recognize completion by and grant a master's degree (Marine Science or Engineering) to students who have earned the prescribed number of credits, who have satisfied the requirements for the granting of a degree as stipulated for each course, and who have been recognized to have acquired the target abilities in the dissertation review and the final examination.

In the doctoral course, we shall recognize completion by and grant a PhD degree (Marine Science or Engineering) to students who have earned the prescribed number of credits, who have satisfied the requirements for the granting of a degree as stipulated for each course and who have been recognized to have abilities that are befitting of the granting of a degree, after evaluating English language proficiency necessary for academic papers / research presentations in the final examination, in addition to dissertations evaluated from the viewpoints of academic significance, novelty, originality and practical value in each research field, and expertise and the ability to explain things logically. Furthermore, on the basis of agreements with oversea universities, students who have completed the Joint/Double Degree Programs that satisfy the necessary criteria shall also be granted degrees from the universities that have concluded the agreements with us.

Curriculum Policy

1. Policies for organizing curricula

The curricula in the master's course consist of specialized class subjects in the affiliation major fields, seminar/experiment/practicum subjects that focus on active learning, and subjects pertaining to dissertation research. In addition to the common courses in the graduate school and the common courses in the major fields for acquiring interdisciplinary knowledge, completion of other major subjects (including subjects of other graduate schools) is also mandatory. Furthermore, we have introduced a pre-registration system for subjects in the master's course that links the undergraduate and the graduate schools organically.

The curricula in the doctoral course consist of highly specialized class subjects in the affiliation major fields, and subjects pertaining to dissertation research. The common courses and joint seminars in the graduate school for acquiring interdisciplinary knowledge are mandatory.

Furthermore, we provide various internships and forms of course work inside and outside the University for gaining a wide range of social experience, and also provide subjects for career development after completion of graduate school, taking into consideration connections with society, such as international society and industry.

2. Policy for implementing curricula

Learning curricula/learning methods in the graduate school are prescribed in detail for each course in accordance with the level of expertise We provide learning curricula in which not only major fields but also interdisciplinary knowledge can be widely learned by means of classes conducted through various methods, such as discussion type classes and case methods. Furthermore, in the doctoral course, mid-term presentation meetings are held at which students summarize the results of their own research and assess other students at the same time.

For the taking courses, we have introduced the Extended Registration System that takes into consideration student variety, and a statement system with regard to academic results/evaluations for lecture courses. Furthermore, in order to ensure world-class curricula, we promote translation into English of lectures and substantiate credits, and also carry out joint/double degree programs on the basis of the above with universities that have concluded agreements with us. Furthermore, we have also introduced a system of shortening the period of enrollment for persons who have accomplished exceptional research achievements.

Admissions Policy

Master's course

1. Interests/drive/attitudes seen in the students we accept

In the Master's course of the Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, we seek students who can flexibly respond to the times and society and creatively confront various global-scale issues related to the oceans in order to solve them, and who have the drive and capability to pioneer leading-edge areas in the marine field and the fields of its related industries.

2. Learning achievements required of students we accept

Knowledge/skills

(1) Mastery of the basic expertise necessary to study the specialized fields in the master's course pertaining to the oceans/fisheries/maritime affairs and of the skills necessary to accomplish research cultivated through experiments/practicums, etc.;

(2) The extensive education and international/cultural core qualities required of human resources who collaborate with other disciplines and play an active role globally;

The ability to think/judge/express, etc.

(3) In the light of the social background, the basic ability to think logically about issues that must be solved and to be able to take an appropriate approach to solutions to them;

(4) The ability to express their own ideas to others intelligibly;

An attitude of learning in collaboration with a variety of people while playing a primary role

(5) The ability to communicate with others actively and a sense of responsibility toward society.

3. Evaluation method for selecting students for admission

When selecting students for admission, in order to select students who are befitting of "The image of the students we are looking for", we carry out general selection, special selection for working adults, special selection for international students and special recommendation selection for international students.

- General selection (oral examination or academic ability examination)

In the oral examination, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted taking into consideration the results of the oral examination, academic transcripts, the admission quota, etc.

In the academic ability examination, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted taking into consideration the results of the academic ability examination, academic transcripts, the admission quota, etc.

- Special selection for working adults

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted taking into consideration the results of the academic ability examination, academic transcripts, the admission quota, etc.

- Special selection for international students

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted taking into consideration the results of the academic ability examination, academic transcripts, the admission quota, etc.

- Special recommendation selection for international students

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted by means of a review of documents or an oral examination.

4. Methods for selection and evaluation of learning outcomes (◎: High weight, O: Low weight)

(1) Expertise and skills related to marine science and technology;

(2) An extensive education and international/cultural core qualities;

(3) The ability to identify and solve issues through logical thinking;

(4) The ability to take action through effective use of knowledge;

(5) Communicative ability and a sense of responsibility toward society.

○ General selection (oral examination)

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Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Oral examination

○ General selection (academic ability examination)

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(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Written examination

Oral test

○ Special selection for working adults

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(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Short essay

Oral test

○ Special selection for international students

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Written examination

Oral examination

○ Special recommendation selection for international students

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Oral examination

Doctoral course

1. Interests/drive/attitudes seen in the students we accept

In the doctoral course of the Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, we seek students who can flexibly respond to the times and society and creatively confront various global-scale issues related to the oceans in order to solve them, and who have the drive and capability to pioneer leading-edge areas in the marine field and the fields of its related industries.

2. Learning achievements required of students we accept

Knowledge/skills

(1) As independent researchers, mastery of the advanced expertise and research methods for creatively addressing solutions to various issues regarding the oceans/fisheries/maritime affairs;

(2) An extensive education and international/cultural core qualities;

The ability to think/judge/express, etc.

(3) The ability to understand ethics and academic significance in academic research with regard the research they conduct themselves, and to draw up and carry out appropriate research plans;

(4) The ability to explain logically the research results they have obtained;

An attitude of learning in collaboration with a variety of people while playing a primary role

(5) An awareness of the relationship between the research they conduct themselves and society, and the drive to connect it to solutions to issues while devising varied approaches through exchange with researchers in other disciplines and international interchange.

3. Evaluation method for selecting students for admission

When selecting students for admission, in order to select students who are befitting of "The image of the students we are looking for", we carry out general selection, selection for students advancing to the next stage of education, special selection for working adults, selection for international students and special recommendation selection for international students.

- General selection

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted by means of an academic ability test, academic transcripts, etc.

- Selection for students advancing to the next stage of education

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted on the basis of the results of an academic ability test.

- Special selection for working adults

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted by means of an academic ability, performance evaluations, academic transcripts, etc.

- Special selection for international students

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted by means of an academic ability test, academic transcripts, etc.

- Special recommendation selection for international students

A comprehensive evaluation is conducted by means of a review of documents or an oral examination.

4. Methods for selection and evaluation of learning outcomes (◎: High weight, O: Low weight)

(1) An extensive range of advanced expertise related to marine science and technology;

(2) An extensive education and international/cultural core qualities;

(3) The ability to prepare papers that have academic significance, novelty, originality and practical value;

(4) The ability to promote research and to explain research results logically;

(5) Ethics with regard to academic research and a sense of responsibility toward society.

○ General selection

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(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Master's thesis

Master's thesis abstract

Work achievements report

Research achievements report

Written examination

Oral examination

○ Selection for students advancing to the next stage of education

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Oral examination

○ Special selection for working adults

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Master's thesis

Master's thesis abstract

Work achievements report

Research achievements report

Oral examination

○ Special selection for international students

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Master's thesis

Master's thesis abstract

Work achievements report

Research achievements record

Written examination

Oral examination

○ Special recommendation selection for international students

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Academic transcript

Statement of purpose

Master's thesis

Master's thesis abstract

Work achievements report

Research achievements report

Oral examination

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