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[Master’s Course]

Master’s students must earn at least 30 credits. To submit a master’s thesis, students must have completed at least 20 credits aside from thet 8 credits granted for Master’s Course Seminar.

Subjects of the Division of Mechanical Engineering
Major basic subjects:
8 or more credits
Interdisciplinary seminar: 2 credits
Major general subjects:
+Special lecture A, Advanced seminar A
+ Related subjects of other majors

12 or more credits
(Only two credits in total from Special Lecture A and Advanced Seminar A can be included as part of completion requirements.
Students must acquire two or more credits from Major General Subjects from their own department.)

Master’s Course seminar:8 credits
  1. Major Basic Subjects
    • These subjects aim to teach students basic universal scientific principles and analysis techniques needed in the Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    • As major basic subjects are shared in the Division of Mechanical Engineering, they apply across mechanical engineering departments, and students may select any of these subjects regardless of their affiliated department.
    • Students must acquire 8 or more credits from Major Basic Subjects.
  2. Major General Subjects
    • These subjects are operated on a department basis and are particular to these departments. However, Physical Fluctuomatics, Discussion on Environmental and Technological Policies, and Interdisciplinary Research are open to all students of the Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    • Students must acquire 12 or more cedits from major general subjects and related subjects of other majors. Note that a total of 2 credits can be included in those 12 credits from special lecture A or advanced seminar A. In addition, 2 or more credits of the class subjects, excluding advanced Seminar A, special lecture A, and related subjects of other majors, must be acquired.
  3. Related Subjects of Other Majors
    • These comprise of subjects offered as part of the Master’s Course in other departments and graduate schools as well as specialized education subjects from the School of Engineering, however these exclude mechanical engineering, major basic subjects, and the subjects offered by the department the student is enrolled in. Moreover, credits will not be awarded for subjects offered by the Graduate School of Information Sciences and the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, where these are considered to be from the Graduate School of Engineering Major Basics and Major Generals for which the student has already enrolled in.
    • Students cannot enroll in doctoral program subjects.
  4. Foundation seminar (optional)
    • These seminars are offered so students can learn the latest research in specialized fields (1 credit can be earned for completion).
  5. Interdisciplinary seminar (required)
    • When students complete their first year, they are required to review their research and explore the significance of their research. This seminar provides an opportunity to develop communication abilities to explain the student’s research and scientific topics easily for the general public. Students participate, attend discussions, and listen to other students’ presentations to expand on their knowledge. (2 credits)
  6. Special Lecture A and Advanced Seminar A
    • These comprise of any lectures (Foundation seminars, etc.), practical training, etc., that are approved by the department other than the above. A maximum of 2 credits can be included as part of the completion requirements.
  7. Master’s Course Seminar (8 credits)
    • These seminars are reserved for students receiving guided research from supervisors. Students engage in experiments and seminars, as well as research presentations, discussions, and literature reviews.

[Doctoral Course]

Doctoral students must earn at least 8 credits from Interdisciplinary basic subjects, Special lecture B, or Advanced seminar B, and Related subjects of other majors. 4 Interdisciplinary basic subject credits are required. The other 4 remaining can be earned from Special Lecture B and Advanced seminar B or Related subjects of other majors.

Subjects of the Graduate School of the Division of Mechanical Engineering for Doctoral Course
Interdisciplinary basic subjects
+ Special lecture B・Advanced seminar B
+ Related subjects of other majors

8 or more credits
(Only 4 credits in total from Special Lecture B and Advanced Seminar B can be included as part of completion requirements.)

Doctoral Course seminar
8 credits
  1. Interdisciplinary Basic Subjects
    • These comprise of advanced courses in the various departments as well as subjects common to the Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    • For the interdisciplinary basic subjects schedules, see the home page of the Graduate School of Engineering.
      http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/media/files/pdf/edu/grad/TT0090.pdf
    • Students must earn 4 or more credits of interdisciplinary basic subjects in their major departments.
  2. Special lecture B and Advanced seminar B
    • These comprise of any lectures (Foundation seminars, etc.), practical training, etc., approved by the department other than the above.
  3. Related Subjects of Other Majors
    • These comprise of master’s subjects offered by the students enrolled in department or other departments, engage in experiments and seminars, as well as research presentations, discussions, and literature reviews.
  4. Fields seminar
    • The 1st year of the Doctoral Course (including working adult doctor candidates) can join the seminar for a part of their Doctoral Course.
  5. Doctoral Course Seminar (8 credits)
    • These seminars are reserved for students receiving guided research from supervisors. Students engage in experiments and seminars, as well as research presentations, discussions, and literature reviews.
Doctoral Course Interdesciplinary basic subjects Mechanical Systems Engineering Finemechanics Robotics Aerospace Engineering
  • Advanced Intelligent design
  • Advanced Energy Systems Engineering
  • Fracture Mechanic sand Mechanisms
  • Intelligent Fluid Systems
  • Advanced Mechanical Systems Maintenance Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Research and Application of Solid-State Ionic Devices
  • Advanced Damage Tolerance and Design
  • Frontiers of Mechanical Science
  • Advanced Nano/Technology
  • Advanced Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Nano-Photonic Mechanical Systems
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Advanced Nano/Technology
  • Mechanical Reliability Design of Advanced Thin-Film Devices
  • Nano-Flow Science
  • Advanced Nano-Physics, Analysis and Control of Surfaces
  • Advanced Damage Tolerance and Design
  • Advanced Intelligence and Systems Engineering
  • Fracture Mechanics and Mechanisms
  • Advanced Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Frontiers of Mechanical Science
  • Advanced Bio-Mechanics
  • Intelligent Mechanosystem Engineering
  • Advanced Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Bio-Mechanics
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Intelligent Mechanosystem Engineering
  • Advanced Intelligent Design
  • Frontiers and Mechanical Science
  • Advanced Nano/ Technology
  • Advanced Aero Systems
  • Advanced Space Systems
  • Advanced Space Fluid Dynamics
  • Shock Wave in Complex Media and their Interdisciplinary Applications
Common Subjects
Presentation & Discussion
Management of Research and Development
History of Modern Technology
Intellectual Property
Venture Management
Venture Strategy
Master’s Course Major General Subjects Mechanical Systems Engineering Finemechanics Robotics Aerospace Engineering
  • Intelligent Machine Design
  • Nano/Micro/Tribology
  • Micro-Nanomechanical Architectonics
  • Engineering of Fluid Systems
  • Control of thermal Energy
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Oxidation in High Temperature Environments of Structures and Materials
  • Environmental Heat-Transfer Control
  • Applied Energy Dynamics
  • Electromagnetic Functional Flow Dynamics
  • Mechanical Systems Maintenance Engineering
  • Introduction to Solid State Ionics
  • Ultraprecision Machining
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Design of Crustal Complex Fracture Systems
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Bio-Plasma Fluid Engineering
  • Precision Nanometrology
  • Intelligent Sensing of Materials
  • Mechanics of Material Systems
  • Ultraprecision Machining
  • Nano/Micro Mechanoptics
  • Nano/Micro/Tribology
  • Strength and Reliability of Advanced Materials and Devices
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Green Nanotechnology
  • Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Engineering
  • Nano-Physics, Analysis and Control of Surfaces
  • Engineering for Geo-Energy Exploitation
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Ethic of Engineering and Life
  • Design of Materials System
  • Biosensor Engineering
  • Intelligence and Systems Engineering
  • Bio-Micromachine Engineering
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Biomechanics
  • Cell Engineering
  • Intelligent Mechanosystem Analysis
  • Microengineering for Bio-mechanodevices
  • Cell Engineering
  • Robot Systems Engineering
  • Biomechatronics
  • Foundations of Molecular Robotics
  • Intelligent Mechanosystem Analysis
  • Introduction to Solid State Ionics
  • Human-Robot Informatics
  • Computer Vision
  • Fluid Design Informatics
  • Fundamental Nano-Technology
  • Informative Nanosystem
  • Intelligent Control System
  • Bio-Plasma Fluid Engineering
  • Bio-Plasma Fluid Engineering
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aerospace Structural Mechanics
  • Aerospace Fluid Dynamics
  • Space Robotics
  • Space Engineering for Robotic Exploration
  • Aerospae Combustion Dynamics
  • The Science of Shock Waves
  • Mathmatical Modeling and Computation
  • Applied Mathmatical Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Design Informatics
  • Special Lecture in Cooperation with JAXA
  • High Performance Computing
  • Multiphase Flow Systems
  • Computer Architecture
Shared Subjects from the Division of Mechanical Engineering
Physical Fluctuomatics
Interdisciplinary Research
Project-Based Learning for the Frontier of Mechanical Engineering
Discussion on Environmental and Industrial Policy
Internship Training
International Scientific Internship Training
Major basic subjects
Mathematics
Numerical Analysis, Applied Analysis
Fluid Science
Fluid Dynamics
Material Science
Solid Mechanics
Heat Science
Thermal Science and Engineering
Control Science
System Control Engineering
Material Science
Materials Chemistry
Computer Science
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
Solid State Physics
Solid State Physics
Shared Subjects from the Division of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Plasticity
Structure and Function Living System

The credits already earned in Master Course cannot be accepted towards fulfilling requirements for the Doctral Program.
The credit of subjects which are marked with asterisks,✳︎, are treated as special lecture A.