Educational Objectives for Graduate Schools/Programs

There are three graduate schools (Engineering, Psychology and Innovation Management) with 11 Programs (First/Doctoral Courses: 8 programs, Master's Courses: 3 programs), in which we nurture professionals who possess advanced knowledge and abilities and researchers who possess rich creativity and excellent research and development skills. The learning objectives for each graduate school and program are shown below.

School/Program Objectives
Graduate School of Engineering

The Graduate School of Engineering aims to develop engineers with advanced expertise and researchers with rich creativity who possess analytical and practical skills related to various fields of engineering.

Mechanical Engineering

In addition to high-level expertise and the ability to actively contribute to technological innovation in the mechanical field, both domestically and internationally, students acquire KIT Human Power and integration skills allowing for expansion into a wide range of engineering fields. This program nurtures researchers and engineers with high level mechanical expertise and KIT Human Power, who are capable of flourishing in advanced fields of study and in areas of research and development focused on mechanical engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

We create high-grade civil and environmental engineers and researchers who can carry out the efficient planning, design and construction of domestic and international public infrastructure, maintain and manage them appropriately, and evaluate their effectiveness with environmental harmony in mind. In addition, we nurture KIT Human Power in high-grade civil and environmental engineers and researchers who think and act for themselves, so that they can judge changes in society appropriately for the establishment of a safe, secure and comfortable society.

Information and Computer Engineering

With the development of information-oriented societies, information technology and network services are becoming increasingly important social infrastructure. Students acquire expertise and a wide range of engineering skills to contribute to the technical innovation in these fields. Building on the foundational skills of information engineering obtained in the undergraduate course, this program aims to develop integration ability, advanced technology, research and development capacities, and practical engineering skills required for expansion into a wide range of fields. In addition, they also acquire basic engineering skills related to computers, software and networks, and advanced expertise and research & development abilities related to information systems that integrate these skills, and their construction techniques. We produce high-level information engineers and researchers in a wide range of industries including the information and communication industries.

Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Electricity is the cleanest and most controllable type of energy. Electrical engineering and electronics include a wide range of studies, from the generation of electricity to its applications, and is an essential field of study for the establishment of a high-tech society in harmony with the global environment. Students learn new skills as well as basic and applied techniques through the program, which focuses on four areas: (1) New electric energy generation and its applications, (2) Electronic measurement and control engineering, which is widely used domestically and in industries, (3) Optoelectronics (technology combining the physics of light with electricity) and display systems that represent image information accurately, and (4) Antenna and communication technology that supports advanced information societies. We produce creative engineers and researchers with advanced expertise and a rich sense of humanity who are capable of flourishing abroad.

System Design Engineering

Students learn system technology with a focus on people, from the viewpoint of design engineering. They acquire skills for developing novel products, including information content, through basic and applied studies to establish high affinity relationships between people and things. We produce engineers and researchers with advanced expertise who develop products that are beneficial for people and society, in terms of the interrelationships between things, people and the environment as a system.
This program aims to develop abilities to solve problems from a well-rounded point of view, combining the different fields of information science and psychology. We support students in acquiring advanced skills through experiments and practical studies. We foster research and development abilities for the creation of innovative technology using manufacturing systems focusing on people, while encouraging extensive study and relationships with the real world through collaborative projects with companies.

Bioscience and Chemistry

The fields of life science, medicine, biotechnology, and nanotechnology require the development of products and services based on a new standard that is different from the conventional engineering standard, meeting the requirements of individual diversity, variable age groups and various values. In addition, such products and services should be intended not only for domestic use but also for use by multiple countries and regions of the world. We foster engineers and researchers with innovative ideas transcending the scope of conventional engineering, capable of launching novel industries in the fields of applied biology and chemistry. In this program, students learn basic applied biology and chemistry, acquiring applied and practical skills balanced with basic skills through developing their research. We produce applied biology and chemistry engineers who can play a leading role in the real world.


This program aims to provide students with knowledge across a broad range of architectural fields, and expand their expertise in any of the main areas of planning and design, city and regional planning, space construction, structural architecture and environmental and facility architecture. Since architecture has a close relationship with human society, we produce high-grade construction engineers and researchers who are able to solve problems from a variety of perspectives, and contribute to the development of society.

Synthesized Engineering

This program aims to systematize industry-academic cooperation in the education system, and improve capability in the four technical fields specific to engineering: investigation and analysis, planning and drafting, verification and resolution, and development and management. Through this program, we aim to foster engineers and researchers with advanced expertise who are capable of project research and development from a broad perspective, as professional managers who practice "safe, reliable engineering".

Business Architecture

This program aims to produce professionals who can examine and plan management systems and strategies through data collection and analysis, hypothesis construction, and validation and study in the following areas, and play a leading role globally using management knowledge and a flexible mindset.
1. Planning marketing strategies through market trend analysis
2. Drawing up profit plans through financial research
3. Utilizing information technology skills for business, and planning business models using web systems
4. Planning, designing and operating supply chain management systems to maximize client profits while minimizing cost, through an understanding of international supply chain systems

School/Program Objectives
Graduate School of Psychology

This school aims to develop researchers and clinical psychologists who contribute to the preservation and promotion of people's mental health.

Clinical Psychology

We aim to foster scientifically grounded clinical psychologists who contribute to society. Students acquire knowledge of clinical psychology and related scientific fields while producing theses on specialized subjects, learning counseling, psychological therapy (clinical psychology), and conducting psychological examinations (clinical psychological assessment) and their interpretation. Students practice clinical psychological assistance in the community via role play and practical study at training facilities, such as the on-campus Clinical Psychology Center.

School/Program Objectives
Graduate School of Innovation Management

The school aims to develop business managers with an understanding of intellectual property, and intellectual property managers with an understanding of business management, who are capable of implementing genuine innovation, and contributing to the bolstering of Japan's competitive strength in international industry.

Innovation Management

In order to realize strong, sustainable innovation, business management skills using intellectual property, business model development skills, or consulting skills concerning these, are required. We aim to produce highly skilled professionals with a firm understanding of intellectual property and business management.