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Advanced Training Course for Maritime Science And Technology

Diploma Policy

1. Kinds of human resources to aim for (Individuality, distinguishing characteristics, appealing characteristics)

On the Advanced Training Course for Maritime Science and Technology, we aim to train highly-skilled specialist professionals in maritime technology who have an interest in fishery and marine science and technology, look at various issues from a global perspective, think for themselves, and have the knowledge and skills to determine solutions.

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

(1) Expert knowledge for seamen third class (navigation officers) and advanced seamen

(2) Extensive expert knowledge

Extensive expert knowledge regarding the structure, operation and management of ships, various fishery activities, and oceanographic observation techniques

(3) Practical skills necessary for marine technicians

In addition to the expert knowledge stated in (1) and (2), integration of acquired expert knowledge and skills through lifesaving classes, fire extinguishing classes, and advanced onboard training, etc., and abilities that allow the student to proactively and practically investigate, solve, and act on the various issues that occur in the field whilst looking from a broad perspective

(4) Ability to think and make judgments by oneself

The ability to think logically by oneself, and make accurate judgments based on various types of information

(5) Rich international mindset and advanced expert knowledge

Advanced international and cultural education that combines communication and presentation skills--including language study--with the ability to understand diverse societies and cultures

3. Requirements for recognition of graduation

Graduation is certified and a graduation certificate is awarded to students who have remained enrolled over the prescribed term, completed the seven-month onboard training, completed all subjects offered, and satisfied or exceeded the standard set for required grades.

Curriculum Policy

1. Policies for organizing curricula

The course subjects in the Advanced Training Course for Maritime Science and Technology conform to the educational content standard stipulated in laws and ordinances relating to the Act on Ships' Officers and Boats' Operators of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The lessons for these subjects, and practical training, etc., are methodically organized, so that education is carried out in a systematic manner. In addition, as support for internationalization, we have introduced English conversation lessons into our language subjects in order to cultivate the ability to actively and practically deal with global issues.

2. Policy for implementing curricula

  • We are approved by the Japanese government as a first-class training institute for third grade maritime officer (navigation), and organize and implement a curriculum that meets the educational standards of such training institutes.
  • In connection with our status as a first-class training institute for third grade maritime officer (navigation), we are approved by the Japanese government as a license course institute (lifesaving course, fire extinguishing course, Radar automatic collision prevention aid equipment simulator course, advanced navigation English course), and organize and implement a curriculum that meets the educational standards of such license course institutes.
  • We are approved by the Japanese government to administer the license of Maritime 1-Category Special Radio Operator long-term training course, and organize and implement a curriculum that meets the educational standards of that training course.
  • We are approved by the Japanese government to administer the licenses of Ship Health Supervisor training course, and organize and implement a curriculum that meets the educational standards of training institutes that administer this course.
  • We are approved by the Japanese government to offer a course for operating Electronic Chart Display and Information System, and organize and implement a curriculum that meets the educational standards of institutes that administer this course.
  • We organize and implement a curriculum that meets the educational standards necessary for training highly-skilled specialist professionals in maritime technology who have extensive knowledge and advanced skills.

Admission Policy

1. Interests/drive required of the students we accept

Acceptance onto the Advanced Training Course for Maritime Science and Technology is available to students who have completed the prescribed courses, obtained relevant credits and graduated from the School of Marine Science of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, the Faculty of Fisheries of Nagasaki University, or the Faculty of Fisheries of Kagoshima University. Consequently, we require students who have an interest in fishery and marine science and technology, and who have--based on the diploma policies set by the relevant university department--reached the skill and core quality goals that students are expected to attain.

2. Learning achievements required of students we accept

(Knowledge/skills)

(1) The qualities and basic academic skills necessary for receiving a broad and highly specialized education in subjects related to ship operation (such as marine engineering, navigation, and operations studies), fisheries science, and marine science, etc.

(The ability to think/judge/express oneself, etc.)

(2) Proactive engagement with new issues

(3) A broad perspective and active manner of thinking when tackling various problems

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

(4) The fundamentals of effective communication abilities for collaboration with a variety of people, and a spirit of understanding and respect for different ways of thinking and different cultures

(5) Basic language skills and drive needed for activity on a global basis

(6) The proactive energy required for leadership and ship management

3. Evaluation method for selecting students for admission

A selection test is carried out in order to judge the core qualities and basic academic skills necessary for undergoing education on the Advanced Training Course for Maritime Science and Technology. The scope covered by the selection test corresponds to the subjects offered by the School for entry onto the Advanced Training Course for Maritime Science and Technology.

4. Method of selection

The method of selection comprises of an academic ability test, interview, and corresponding decision based on comprehensive evaluation.

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