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Graduate School of Science and Engineering

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Science and Engineering

At the graduate school students are immersed in cutting-edge research in a fulfilling environment conducive to the acquisition of more advanced specialized technology and knowledge.
The aim is to nurture world-leading professionals who play a central role in all fields.

Features of the graduate school

The aim of the graduate school is to develop engineers who can make use of highly specialized technology and to perform cutting-edge research.

CIST provides both a Master's and a Doctoral Program in the specialized field of Photonics Science. Under the guidance of faculty members who are front-line researchers in each field of photonics science, students are trained to become engineers who can utilize advanced specialized technology and conduct the latest research in a fulfilling environment at the graduate school building equipped with advanced equipment.
Point 1. Diverse fields of photonics science
A wide range of fields in photonics science are integrated to meet new challenges that are not accommodated in conventional academic fields. Students can explore various research fields through cooperation between laboratories.
Point 2. Wide selection of research themes
Various research options including joint research related to national projects and research themes unique to Chitose are available. Professional engineers who can think and act independently and lead advanced research are thus nurtured at the school.
Point 3. Small numbers of students and close contact with faculty members
Graduate students actively participate in conference presentations and guide juniors. By working hard and closely together, students not only pursue the results of their research, but also enhance the humanity needed by society.

Master’s Program: 2 years of study, degree: Master's (science and engineering)

Fostering engineers who play a key role in the development of light-related fields

The program fosters advanced professionals who can play an active role as engineers in the development of optical materials, devices, and systems.

Doctoral Program: 3 years of study, degree: Doctoral (science and engineering)

Fostering leaders in cutting-edge research and development

The program fosters individuals with leadership who will carry out world-class advanced research and development in collaboration with a group of highly specialized experts.

Curriculum of the Master’s Program

…Compulsory subject …Elective subject

In addition to “specialized subjects” and experiments/seminars required for advanced research, the curriculum also includes “language subjects” that strengthen English proficiency necessary for students to obtain the latest information from overseas literature and communicate with foreign researchers. There are also “interdisciplinary subjects” to study the social sciences related to science and technology.
Language subjects
English Presentation Skill
English for Scientists and Engineers
Math and Science in English
Interdisciplinary subjects
Special Lecture on Product Development
Special Lecture on Industrial Property Rights
Exchange experiment subject
Biomaterial Experiment
Optical System Experiment
Global System Design Experiment
Optical research subjects
Optical Science Special Seminar I
Optical Science Special Seminar II
Optical Science Special Seminar III
Optical Science Special Research I
Optical Science Special Research II
Optical Science Special Research III
Specialized subjects
Structure and Function of the Human Body
Special Lecture on Bio-Medical Photonics
Organic Materials Engineering
Polymer Optics
Molecular Optoelectronics
Special Lecture on Electronic Optical Materials
Special Lecture on Quantum Electronics
Special Lecture on Optical Science
Special Lecture on Measurement of Optical Properties
Semiconductor Optical Integrated Device
Special Lecture on Electronics
Special Lecture on Optical Communication Technology
Information and Communication System Theory
Optic Fiber Network Engineering
Special Lecture on Information Technology
Special Lecture on Applied Analysis
Simulation Engineering
Special Lecture on Medical Informatics
Special Lecture on Human Factors
Kansei Engineering
Special Lecture on Educational Technology