Education

Global Scientists and Engineers Course

Global Scientists and Engineers Course, Explore and Discover, Reach out to the World!

We live in an age where people around the world are closely interconnected. Today, great value is placed on having a global perspective, regardless of our nationality.

Why do we need global human resources now?

Pressing issues related to population increase, the environment, and energy cannot be solved by individual countries. In order to deal with such global issues, it is necessary to collaborate and innovate with other countries and fully utilize Japanese technology.

Engineers playing a global role

Japan's science and technology expertise is continually in high demand, and many Japanese engineers play leading roles in various industries worldwide. Successful global careers are built on international competence, and study abroad programs are an effective means of achieving this.

Industry demands more

As many companies continue to internationalize, globally competitive individuals with expertise in science and technology are attracting more attention. Study abroad experience and language proficiency are highly valued by potential employers.

Join Global Scientists and Engineers Cource if:

  • You want to know how to develop a global career

  • You are interested in long-term study abroad

  • You want to develop language and communication skills

  • You want to meet people from a diverse range of departments and fields

  • You want to be seen as having global potential by prospective employers

Global Scientists and Engineers Course

Launched in 2013, the Global Scientists and Engineers Course (GSEC) is an educational platform running parallel to Tokyo Tech's bachelor's and master's degree programs.

Students will acquire the skills and expertise necessary to become globally competitive scientists and engineers.

Global Scientists and Engineers Course

Skills to be developed
  • Global perspective
  • English proficiency and communication skills
  • Multicultural understanding and teamwork
  • Problem finding and solving skills
  • Practical ability
  • International liberal arts
  • International leadership
  • Skills to bring new ideas and values
  • Basic skills for conducting international joint research
target
Intended for (a) bachelor's degree students and (b) master's degree students who have not fulfilled the criteria to join the advanced level.
Students who enroll in GSEC begin at the basic level. After fulfilling the completion requirements for this level, they advance to intermediate. For GSEC completion requirements for the basic and intermediate levels, please visit Global Scientists and Engineers Course — Basic and IntermediatePDF (in Japanese only)
Intended for master's and professional degree students who fulfill the eligibility criteria.
For GSEC eligibility criteria and completion requirements at the advanced level, please visit Global Scientists and Engineers Course — AdvancedPDF

Global Scientists and Engineers Course — Basic and Intermediate

Conducting group work in the Advanced Course for Global Scientists and Engineers class.
Conducting group work in the Advanced Course for Global Scientists and Engineers class.

Global Awareness Program

Global perspectives

In this program, globally active Tokyo Tech graduates give lectures to help students think about their international career options. Also, students engage in project-based learning, which provides an opportunity to work with international students and learn about issues in other countries. Through communication with students from different countries, students will learn the importance of having a global perspective.

Students learn practical English used in the field of science and technology directly from native English speakers.
Students learn practical English used in the field of science and technology directly from native English speakers.

International Cooperation Practice Grounded in Science and Technology Program

Problem finding and solving

This program involves group work, presentations, and workshops in addition to collaborative work with international students and lectures by leading professionals such as journalists, engineers, and designers. Students learn to take full advantage of working with a diverse group of individuals to help identify the true nature of complex issues and to present their solutions.

English and Communication Program

English proficiency

This program is designed to help students acquire a high level of English essential to study, join discussions, and prepare academic papers at universities abroad. Any one of the minimum scores necessary to complete GSEC at basic and intermediate levels are given below.

Class in Advanced Oral Expression in English
Class in Advanced Oral Expression in English

 
Basic
Intermediate
TOEFL iBT®
72
80
TOEFL ITP®
533
550
TOEIC®
680
750
IELTSTM
6.0

Study Abroad or International Internship Program

International experience

This program offers a wide range of international experiences including studying and working at universities and institutions worldwide and international cooperation activities in developing countries.

Short-term programs
Through experience-based programs that make use of Tokyo Tech's international network, students get to study at world-renowned universities and overseas research institutions, organizations, and companies.
Long-term programs
Through exchange programs and internships, students get to study at Tokyo Tech's partner universities and train at institutions around the world.

Campus tour and attending class at Imperial College in the UK

Campus tour and attending class at Imperial College in the UK

Campus tour and attending class at Imperial College in the UK

Global Scientists and Engineers Course — Advanced

Leadership Training and International Liberal Arts

Acquire the knowledge and skills required of a global leader

When working in the research and business fields with people from diverse backgrounds, in addition to foreign language skills, it is necessary to clearly communicate the team's goals and direction to its members. Leaders are also expected to conduct and manage projects based on a detailed plan while developing the motivation of the whole team. Students at the advanced level receive training on these skills by participating in programs that are jointly conducted with overseas universities. Furthermore, by deepening their understanding of subjects such as ethics, history, culture, and literature, students develop the necessary intellect required of global scientists and engineers.

Liberal Arts, Foreign Languages and Career Development

Liberal Arts, Foreign Languages and Career Development

Knowledge and skills for an international career

Through studying these areas, students develop the broad perspective necessary for working in a global environment.

Students will also acquire the necessary skills for proposing new ideas that benefit society by working with experts from different fields. Through language lessons, students will also brush up their global communication skills.

Study Abroad Experience

Creativity that leads to new values

At the advanced level, GSEC recommends students undergo a study abroad experience lasting eight weeks or more. (For detail, please visit Completion RequirementsPDF.)

Based on the skills acquired in this course, each student will plan and prepare a study abroad program and gain overseas experience in order to be ready to join international research activities. The practical experience of study abroad facilitates students' development of new, international perspectives not bound by convention. They acquire creative skills and values that will enable them to make new proposals to individuals and organizations.

Study Abroad Experience

Study Abroad Experience

Study Abroad and Internship Programs

There are many kinds of study abroad programs at Tokyo Tech. Below is a list of programs relevant to GSEC. Please find those most suitable for your purpose.

For details of study abroad programs at Tokyo Tech, please visit here.

Study Abroad and Internship Programs

Note:
The above provides an outline of some available programs.For program details, read the relevant application guidelines. Credits may be granted for programs that do not appear on the chart. Students should consult the Support Office for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development.

Contact

Support Office for Promotion of
Global Human Resource Development

Email ghrd.info@jim.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-3520