Education

Relationship Between Schools, Academic Groups, Departments, and Majors

In April 2016, Tokyo Tech became the first university in Japan to establish Schools that encompass undergraduate and graduate education. Schools offer seamless curricula between bachelor's and master's programs and master's and doctoral programs. Right from enrollment, students can clearly envision the possible academic paths that may be taken, allowing them to make diverse choices and challenges according to their interests and pursuits.

Relationship Between Schools, Academic Groups, Departments, and Majors
Relationship Between Schools, Academic Groups, Departments, and MajorsPDF

Progressing from Academic Group to Undergraduate Major and then to Graduate Major

Students start their academic life by first joining the academic group that they selected when applying to Tokyo Tech. They then go on to join a department that teaches the discipline they wish to major in. Following that, students may progress to a graduate major. A diverse range of choices are available for our students to deepen and widen their learning in order to fulfill their vision of their future.

Academic
Group
Number
of Places
1
185
For students wanting to study natural science, mathematics, and informatics
2
83
For students wanting to study cutting-edge materials technology
3
106
For students wanting to study chemical technology useful to society
4
203
For students wanting to study systems and management, with a focus on machines
5
197
For students wanting to study electronic, information, communications, and control engineering
6
104
For students wanting to study environmentally friendly urban environments and buildings
7
150
For students wanting to study the mechanisms of life and their applications

First year undergraduates study in an academic group and from their second year, they study in a department with a declared major.
Following that, students may then deepen their expertise through a graduate major.

Students are awarded a diploma upon completion of each degree level. Entry into a master's program requires passing an entrance exam. Entry into a doctoral program requires passing a screening. Applications from outside Tokyo Tech are also accepted.
The tables below describe how academic groups, undergraduate majors, and graduate majors are related to one another, indicating the standard ways in which students may progress. Students advancing to graduate studies can, however, apply to a department and school different to those they joined for their bachelor's program.

School
Department
Academic Group(1st year of Bachelor's Program)
1
1
1
1
Undergraduate Major (2nd to 4th years of Bachelor's Program)
Graduate Major (Master's and Doctoral Programs)
School
Department
Academic Group(1st year of Bachelor's Program)
4
45
5
5
34
Undergraduate Major (2nd to 4th years of Bachelor's Program)
Graduate Major (Master's and Doctoral Programs)
School
Department
Academic Group(1st year of Bachelor's Program)
2
3
Undergraduate Major (2nd to 4th years of Bachelor's Program)
Graduate Major (Master's and Doctoral Programs)
School
Department
Academic Group(1st year of Bachelor's Program)
1
5
Undergraduate Major (2nd to 4th years of Bachelor's Program)
Graduate Major (Master's and Doctoral Programs)
School
Department
Academic Group(1st year of Bachelor's Program)
7
Undergraduate Major (2nd to 4th years of Bachelor's Program)
Graduate Major (Master's and Doctoral Programs)
School
Department
Academic Group(1st year of Bachelor's Program)
6
6
46
Undergraduate Major (2nd to 4th years of Bachelor's Program)
Graduate Major (Master's and Doctoral Programs)
*

The above tables show the standard academic progress through the various levels of study.

If certain requirements have been met, students may take more diverse paths such as switching academic group or graduating early.