Education and Research

Curriculum (Master's Program Course)

The master’s program curriculum is composed of the following subjects. Required subjects are designated for different Courses.

  1. Core subjects (at least 4 subjects, 8 credits):
    Required elective subjects that are particularly important and concern transportation and environmental systems; divided into Structure, Environment and System Tracks.
  2. Specialized subjects

    ​(1) Lectures:
    Common and fundamental subjects that are designed to enable students to learn the entire spectrum of transportation and environmental system engineering.

    (2) Instruction in Research (2 subjects, 4 credits, required):
    Individualized instruction by research directors to help students pursue their research projects, to be presented in their master’s dissertations.

    ​(3) Seminars (2 subjects, 4 credits, required):
    Small seminars for students from several research groups, designed to improve students’ research and presentation abilities.

    ​(4) Graduate School-wide common subjects (at least 4 credits, 1 required subject):
    English Communication, designed to improve students’ communication skills in English, is required; other common subjects with distinctive features include Overseas Internship and Exercise in Technological Transfer.

Interdisciplinary Field Program "Habitat and Environment"

Students of the Department may be enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Program "Habitat and Environment."

Based on the understanding that global warming and other global environmental problems, which have continued to worsen in recent years, occur amid complex interactions of human systems, fluid systems and ecosystems, the “Habitat and Environment” Program conducts education and research with specific emphasis on measurement and dynamics of global environmental changes, in addition to analysis, assessment and restoration technologies based on chemistry, biology and ecology, in order to develop students’ ability to address global environmental problems from a broad perspective, assisted by technological expertise.

To complete the master’s program, students must obtain a total of at least 34 credits including credits in the following subjects:

  1. Core subjects, 8 credits
  2. Required specialized subjects, 8 credits (two subjects in Instruction in Research, two subjects in Seminars)
  3. Common subjects, at least 4 credits including 2 credits (in required English Communication)
  4. Core subjects other than 1. selected specialized subjects, subjects offered by other Departments of the Graduate School of Engineering (excluding Special Lectures), at least 8 credits
  5. Subjects offered by other Graduate Schools of Hiroshima University (excluding Special Lectures and their equivalents)