Research and Education


  In the Department’s educational curriculum for a master’s degree, the subjects and required number of credits are defined on the basis of (1) core subjects, which are pivotal and particularly important in system engineering and cybernetics (Probability Theory, Applied Analysis, Mathematical Planning, System Control etc.) and (2) specialized subjects, which are common and fundamental in system cybernetics and cover the entire spectrum of system cybernetics. Instruction in Research (2 subjects, 4 credits), mainly comprising individualized instruction provided by research directors to help students pursue research projects to be presented in master’s dissertations, and Seminars (2 subjects, 4 credits), held with a small number of students from several research groups, are required for all students, being designed to improve students’ research and presentation abilities. Before the completion of a master’s program, students are required to obtain a total of at least 34 credits, including at least 8 credits in 4 core subjects and at least 18 credits in specialized subjects, including 4 required subjects selected according to respective course requirements. As specialized subjects (elective), students may select from subjects offered by other Departments of the Graduate School of Engineering.