Students in the master’s program automatically select the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, but they can also select one of the Interdisciplinary Field Program at the same time.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Program offers well-structured education in technologies for infrastructural design and management, technologies for alleviating damage due to earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters, technologies for natural environment preservation and creation, and global environmental problems.
To complete the master’s program in the Department, students must receive instruction in research and obtain a total of at least 30 credits, including at least 8 credits in the Program’s core subjects, at least 8 credits in required specialized subjects, at least 2 credits in common subjects - including required MOT subjects (2 credits) - at least 10 credits in elective subjects and subjects offered by other Departments of the Graduate School of Engineering (excluding Special Lectures), and subjects offered by other Graduate Schools of Hiroshima University (excluding Special Lectures and other equivalents).
The Department’s Interdisciplinary Field Program are "Urban Disaster Preparedness" and "Habitat and Environment" Programs.
The "Urban Disaster Preparedness" Program offers well-structured education concerning the concept of urban disaster preparedness encompassing civil engineering and architecture, structural analysis technologies in view of major earthquakes, technologies for alleviating damage due to floods in urban areas, technologies for ground disasters etc.
The "Habitat and Environment" Program comprises education and research as relating to measurement and dynamics of global environmental changes, as well as analysis, assessment and restoration technologies based on chemistry, biology and ecology, for the ultimate objective of more effectively treating global environmental problems.
Students may obtain 8 or more credits in subjects in one of the Interdisciplinary Field Program.