About Tokyo Tech

Education Policy

Education Policy Student learn and think for themselves in a world-class research environment

Educational goals

Academic research driven by intellectual curiosity has given birth to new technologies and industries that have made the impossible possible, and built the foundation of modern society. Today there is an even greater need to pursue truth, further develop our knowledge and pass it on to the next generation, and create innovative sciences and technologies that will lead the way to a sustainable society. Expectations for world-class research and education are growing.

To meet these expectations, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is dedicated to cultivating talent by introducing its students to world-class research and providing them with the education that promotes their ability to learn and think for themselves.

Tokyo Tech students will acquire the following competencies, enabling them to become goal-driven leaders who take on challenges and have an understanding of ethical issues in order to make the world a better place.

  • Specialist skills
  • Liberal arts skills
  • Communication skills
  • Applied skills

Professionals cultivated at Tokyo Tech

Tokyo Tech cultivates goal-driven leaders equipped with specialist, liberal arts, communication, and applied skills.

Bachelor's Degree Program

Individuals with the ability to learn and think for themselves on the basis of knowledge and skills in science and technology

The bachelor's degree program equips students with:

  • Fundamental specialist skills
  • Cultural skills
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Master's Degree Program

Specialists in science and technology with the ability to contribute to society on an international level

The master's degree program equips students with:

  • Broad specialist skills
  • General intercultural skills
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to engage in practical matters
Doctoral Degree Program

Leaders in science and technology with the ability to build a better society

The doctoral degree program equips students with:

  • Superior specialist skills
  • Developed intercultural skills
  • Ability to provide logical explanations to society and exhibit leadership
  • Ability to take on new challenges without setting limits and perceive the true essence and universality of matters
  • Ability to generate new knowledge, create value, and inspire others
Professional Master's Degree Program

Practitioners of science and technology with the ability to construct their own theories to contribute to the development of industry and society as leaders in innovation

The professional master's degree program equips students with:

  • Practical specialist skills
  • General intercultural skills and language skills
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
  • Ability to pursue the true essence and universality of matters
  • Ability to establish a vision and to innovate
  • Ability to engage in practical matters

Three main policies

  • Degree policy
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Admissions Policy

I : See the details of each policy listed under each specific degree program

II : See the details of each policy relative to other degree programs

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Bachelor's Degree ProgramOPEN/CLOSE

Professionals cultivated at Tokyo Tech

Individuals with the ability to learn and think for themselves on the basis of knowledge and skills in science and technology

The bachelor's degree program equips students with:

  • Fundamental specialist skills
  • Cultural skills
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues

Degree policy

To achieve its educational goals, Tokyo Tech confers degrees on students who have been enrolled for the required period, acquired the competencies described below, and attained the required course credits.

Specialist skills
Fundamental specialist skills
Fundamental expertise to conduct research and development
Liberal arts skills
Cultural skills and independent study
  • Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to comprehensively grasp matters
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Communication skills
Logical explanations and mutual respect
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to achieve mutual respect and understanding among team members
Applied skills
(inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills)
Organization and analysis
Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
Applied skills
(practical and/or problem-solving skills)
Basic problem solving
Ability to solve fundamental problems using knowledge, skills, and creativity

Curriculum policy

In line with the degree policy, Tokyo Tech implements the overarching curriculum described below.

Education implementation

Tokyo Tech introduces its students to world-class research and provides them with an education that promotes their ability to learn and think for themselves.

Educational content

In order to equip students with specialist, liberal arts, communication, and applied skills, Tokyo Tech provides the following educational content.

  • Specialized Education (Specialized education through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
  • Research education (Practical education in a research environment where students can receive guidance from leading professors and researchers, and can develop themselves through friendly competition with other students when tackling academic tasks such as Independent Research Projects, master's thesis research, doctoral thesis research, project reports, etc.)
  • Liberal arts and career development (Liberal arts education and career development through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
Specialized Education
Students will acquire:
  • Broad, basic knowledge and skills in science and technology
  • Fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research in one's field of study
  • Basic knowledge and skills in research fields that are related to or beyond one's field of study
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Research education
Through Tokyo Tech's curriculum and experience in world-class research, students will acquire the academic foundation to create a process from problem setting to problem solving, which will be applied to their own research and other activities
Liberal arts and career development
Students will acquire:
  • Independence and strong motivation for learning
  • Broad knowledge and skills beyond their field of study such as an understanding of ethical issues in science and technology, language proficiency, and intercultural knowledge
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
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Tokyo Tech provides students in their first year of the bachelor's program with education that places emphasis on developing strong motivation to learn, which will help them define their academic objectives, set up their own study plan, and engage in independent learning.

Educational methods

Tokyo Tech provides students with educational content that complies with the following methods and framework:

Educational methods that enable students to learn and think for themselves
Tokyo Tech's educational methods enable students to apply their own knowledge and skills as well as think and learn for themselves while pursuing an objective, and to engage in friendly competition with others. Methods include practice, workshops, presentations, debate, problem-based learning, and learning that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship.
* The professional master's degree program makes use of practical educational methods that incorporate case studies, fieldwork, one-on-one and multidirectional debates, and question-and-answer sessions.
Educational framework in which major courses and the liberal arts and basic science courses are organically interrelated and students can advance their learning in a phased manner
Tokyo Tech's "wedge-style education" organically connects liberal arts courses to expertise courses, deepening students' understanding of the social significance of their studies in relation to science and technology. This helps them to continue building on their knowledge and skills while focusing on their end goals. Students may also advance their learning in stages from the bachelor's program to graduate programs according to their level of achievement.
Diverse education programs corresponding to individual learning goals for students
Tokyo Tech provides a diverse array of education programs that promote extramural activities like studying abroad and internships, which enable students to learn with other students from countries around the world, and engage in expansive learning based on their interests.

Evaluating learning achievements

Tokyo Tech adopts a rigorous process for evaluating students' learning achievements

Tokyo Tech specifies its standards and methods for grading courses and evaluates the results of student learning based on these specifications. In the master's degree and doctoral programs, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for degree theses and research projects, upon which it bases its reviews and final examinations. In the professional master's degree program, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for project reports, upon which it bases its project report reviews and final examinations.

Admissions policy

Tokyo Tech welcomes students who exhibit the following qualities and capabilities.

Qualities and capabilities expected for prospective students
  • Intellectual curiosity about science and technology
  • Desire to contribute to society
  • Basic concepts and knowledge of science and technology, and understanding of its effective uses
Required skills
  • Specialist skillsBasic concepts and knowledge of mathematics and science
  • Liberal arts skillsBasic knowledge of society and language skills
  • Communication skillsSkills necessary to clearly express one's ideas
  • Applied skillsAbility to think logically and apply one's knowledge
Selection Methods
  • Implements multiple examinations and schedules to secure a broad and diverse array of talented individuals.
  • Examines potential students using any one of or a combination of scholastic ability examinations, interviews, and examinations of school records to determine whether a candidate possesses the required scholastic abilities and aptitudes.

Master's Degree ProgramOPEN/CLOSE

Professionals cultivated at Tokyo Tech

Specialists in science and technology with the ability to contribute to society on an international level

The master's degree program equips students with:

  • Broad specialist skills
  • General intercultural skills
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to engage in practical matters

Degree policy

To achieve its educational goals, Tokyo Tech confers degrees on students who have been enrolled for the required period, acquired the competencies described below, and attained the required course credits.

Specialist skills
Broad specialist skills
Wide-ranging expertise to conduct in-depth research and development
Liberal arts skills
General intercultural skills and developed independent study
  • Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to grasp matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Ability to continue learning and thinking for oneself with a purpose in mind
  • Willingness to try anything
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Communication skills
Various communicative methods using logic
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
Applied skills
(inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills)
Passion for exploration
  • Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
Applied skills
(practical and/or problem-solving skills)
Application of problem-solving skills
Ability to solve practical problems, making full use of broad knowledge, skills, and creativity

Curriculum policy

In line with the degree policy, Tokyo Tech implements the overarching curriculum described below.

Education implementation

Tokyo Tech introduces its students to world-class research and provides them with an education that promotes their ability to learn and think for themselves.

Educational content

In order to equip students with specialist, liberal arts, communication, and applied skills, Tokyo Tech provides the following educational content.

  • Specialized Education(Specialized education through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
  • Research education(Practical education in a research environment where students can receive guidance from leading professors and researchers, and can develop themselves through friendly competition with other students when tackling academic tasks such as Independent Research Projects, master's thesis research, doctoral thesis research, project reports, etc.)
  • Liberal arts and career development(Liberal arts education and career development through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
Specialized Education
Students will acquire:
  • Broad and deep knowledge and skills in one's field of study
  • Systematic knowledge and skills in research fields that are related to or beyond one's field of study
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Research education
Through master's thesis research and a related curriculum, students will acquire the ability to create a process necessary to conduct world-class research, which will be applied to their own research and other activities
Liberal arts and career development
Students will acquire:
  • Great breadth of knowledge of science and technology
  • Awareness about social significance of their careers and fields of study from a comprehensive and ethical perspective

Educational methods

Tokyo Tech provides students with educational content that complies with the following methods and framework:

Educational methods that enable students to learn and think for themselves
Tokyo Tech's educational methods enable students to apply their own knowledge and skills as well as think and learn for themselves while pursuing an objective, and to engage in friendly competition with others. Methods include practice, workshops, presentations, debate, problem-based learning, and learning that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship.
* The professional master's degree program makes use of practical educational methods that incorporate case studies, fieldwork, one-on-one and multidirectional debates, and question-and-answer sessions.
Educational framework in which major courses and the liberal arts and basic science courses are organically interrelated and students can advance their learning in a phased manner
Tokyo Tech's "wedge-style education" organically connects liberal arts courses to expertise courses, deepening students' understanding of the social significance of their studies in relation to science and technology. This helps them to continue building on their knowledge and skills while focusing on their end goals. Students may also advance their learning in stages from the bachelor's program to graduate programs according to their level of achievement.
Diverse education programs corresponding to individual learning goals for students
Tokyo Tech provides a diverse array of education programs that promote extramural activities like studying abroad and internships, which enable students to learn with other students from countries around the world, and engage in expansive learning based on their interests.

Evaluating learning achievements

Tokyo Tech adopts a rigorous process for evaluating students' learning achievements

Tokyo Tech specifies its standards and methods for grading courses and evaluates the results of student learning based on these specifications. In the master's degree and doctoral programs, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for degree theses and research projects, upon which it bases its reviews and final examinations. In the professional master's degree program, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for project reports, upon which it bases its project report reviews and final examinations.

Admissions policy

Tokyo Tech welcomes students who exhibit the following qualities and capabilities.

Qualities and capabilities expected for prospective students
  • Fundamental specialist skills
  • Cultural skills
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Required skills
  • Specialist skillsFundamental specialist skills
  • Liberal arts skillsBroad knowledge and language skills necessary to comprehensively grasp matters
  • Communication skills
    • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
    • Ability to achieve mutual understanding
  • Applied skills
    • Ability to organize and analyze
    • Ability to solve fundamental problems using knowledge, skills, and creativity
Selection Methods
  • Implements multiple examinations and schedules to secure a broad and diverse array of talented individuals.
  • Examines potential students using any one of or a combination of scholastic ability examinations, interviews, and examinations of school records to determine whether a candidate possesses the required scholastic abilities and aptitudes.

Doctoral Degree ProgramOPEN/CLOSE

Professionals cultivated at Tokyo Tech

Leaders in science and technology with the ability to build a better society

The doctoral degree program equips students with:

  • Superior specialist skills
  • Developed intercultural skills
  • Ability to provide logical explanations to society and exhibit leadership
  • Ability to take on new challenges without setting limits and perceive the true essence and universality of matters
  • Ability to generate new knowledge, create value, and inspire others

Degree policy

To achieve its educational goals, Tokyo Tech confers degrees on students who have been enrolled for the required period, acquired the competencies described below, and attained the required course credits.

Specialist skills
Superior specialist skills
Superior expertise to promote research and development and generate and systematize new knowledge
Liberal arts skills
Developed intercultural skills and independent study, and self-motivated action
  • Systematic and broad knowledge and language skills necessary to understand matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Ability to learn, consider, and take concrete actions to generate new knowledge and create value
  • Willingness to take on new challenges without setting limits
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Communication skills
Social leadership
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations to society, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to exhibit leadership
Applied skills
(inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills)
Investigative work and new challenges
  • Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
  • Skills necessary to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to perceive the true essence and universality of matters in order to identify and investigate problems and set new challenges
Applied skills
(practical and/or problem-solving skills)
Advanced problem solving and making a positive impact
  • Ability to solve advanced and practical problems, making full use of broad and deep knowledge and skills, initiative, and creativity
  • Ability to inspire others

Curriculum policy

In line with the degree policy, Tokyo Tech implements the overarching curriculum described below.

Education implementation

Tokyo Tech introduces its students to world-class research and provides them with an education that promotes their ability to learn and think for themselves.

Educational content

In order to equip students with specialist, liberal arts, communication, and applied skills, Tokyo Tech provides the following educational content.

  • Specialized Education(Specialized education through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
  • Research education(Practical education in a research environment where students can receive guidance from leading professors and researchers, and can develop themselves through friendly competition with other students when tackling academic tasks such as Independent Research Projects, master's thesis research, doctoral thesis research, project reports, etc.)
  • Liberal arts and career development(Liberal arts education and career development through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
Specialized Education
Students will acquire:
  • Cutting-edge knowledge and skills in one's field of study by tackling advanced practical tasks
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Research education
Through doctoral thesis research and a related curriculum, students will acquire the ability to create a process necessary to lead and accomplish world-class research and promote further development, which will be applied to their own research and other activities
Liberal arts and career development
Students will acquire:
  • Expanded knowledge networks with other students from different disciplines in the course of considering how they can build careers, create value, and contribute to society

Educational methods

Tokyo Tech provides students with educational content that complies with the following methods and framework:

Educational methods that enable students to learn and think for themselves
Tokyo Tech's educational methods enable students to apply their own knowledge and skills as well as think and learn for themselves while pursuing an objective, and to engage in friendly competition with others. Methods include practice, workshops, presentations, debate, problem-based learning, and learning that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship.
* The professional master's degree program makes use of practical educational methods that incorporate case studies, fieldwork, one-on-one and multidirectional debates, and question-and-answer sessions.
Educational framework in which major courses and the liberal arts and basic science courses are organically interrelated and students can advance their learning in a phased manner
Tokyo Tech's "wedge-style education" organically connects liberal arts courses to expertise courses, deepening students' understanding of the social significance of their studies in relation to science and technology. This helps them to continue building on their knowledge and skills while focusing on their end goals. Students may also advance their learning in stages from the bachelor's program to graduate programs according to their level of achievement.
Diverse education programs corresponding to individual learning goals for students
Tokyo Tech provides a diverse array of education programs that promote extramural activities like studying abroad and internships, which enable students to learn with other students from countries around the world, and engage in expansive learning based on their interests.

Evaluating learning achievements

Tokyo Tech adopts a rigorous process for evaluating students' learning achievements

Tokyo Tech specifies its standards and methods for grading courses and evaluates the results of student learning based on these specifications. In the master's degree and doctoral programs, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for degree theses and research projects, upon which it bases its reviews and final examinations. In the professional master's degree program, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for project reports, upon which it bases its project report reviews and final examinations.

Admissions policy

Tokyo Tech welcomes students who exhibit the following qualities and capabilities.

Qualities and capabilities expected for prospective students
  • Broad specialist skills
  • General intercultural skills
  • Ability to integrate diverse ides
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to engage in practical matters
Required skills
  • Specialist skillsBroad specialist skills
  • Liberal arts skillsBroad knowledge and language skills necessary to grasp matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Communication skills
    • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations, responding to various circumstances
    • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
  • Applied skills
    • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
    • Ability to solve practical problems making full use of broad knowledge, skills, and creativity
Selection Methods
  • Implements multiple examinations and schedules to secure a broad and diverse array of talented individuals.
  • Examines potential students using any one of or a combination of scholastic ability examinations, interviews, and examinations of school records to determine whether a candidate possesses the required scholastic abilities and aptitudes.

Professional Master's Degree ProgramOPEN/CLOSE

Professionals cultivated at Tokyo Tech

Practitioners of science and technology with the ability to construct their own theories to contribute to the development of industry and society as leaders in innovation

The professional master's degree program equips students with:

  • Practical specialist skills
  • General intercultural skills and language skills
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
  • Ability to pursue the true essence and universality of matters
  • Ability to establish a vision and to innovate
  • Ability to engage in practical matters

Degree policy

To achieve its educational goals, Tokyo Tech confers degrees on students who have been enrolled for the required period, acquired the competencies described below, and attained the required course credits.

Specialist skills
Practical specialist skills
Practical expertise in science, technology and socioeconomic systems
Liberal arts skills
General intercultural skills and developed independent study
  • Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to grasp matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Ability to continue learning and thinking for oneself with a purpose in mind
  • Willingness to try anything for practical innovation
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Communication skills
Various communicative methods using logic
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
Applied skills
(inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills)
Vision and innovation
  • Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
  • Ability to pursue the true essence and universality of matters
  • Ability to establish a vision and to innovate in science, technology and industry
Applied skills
(practical and/or problem-solving skills)
Application of problem-solving skills
Ability to solve practical problems, making full use of broad knowledge, skills, and creativity

Curriculum policy

In line with the degree policy, Tokyo Tech implements the overarching curriculum described below.

Education implementation

Tokyo Tech introduces its students to world-class research and provides them with an education that promotes their ability to learn and think for themselves.

Educational content

In order to equip students with specialist, liberal arts, communication, and applied skills, Tokyo Tech provides the following educational content.

  • Specialized Education(Specialized education through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
  • Research education(Practical education in a research environment where students can receive guidance from leading professors and researchers, and can develop themselves through friendly competition with other students when tackling academic tasks such as Independent Research Projects, master's thesis research, doctoral thesis research, project reports, etc.)
  • Liberal arts and career development(Liberal arts education and career development through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice)
Specialized Education
Students will acquire:
  • Broad and deep knowledge and skills in one's field of study
  • Systematic knowledge and skills in research fields that are related to or beyond one's field of study
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Research education
Through broad research activities and a related curriculum, students will acquire the ability to create a process of pursuing phenomena and theories necessary for innovation
Liberal arts and career development
Students will acquire:
  • Great breadth of knowledge of science and technology
  • Awareness of social significance of their careers and fields of study from a comprehensive and ethical perspective

Educational methods

Tokyo Tech provides students with educational content that complies with the following methods and framework:

Educational methods that enable students to learn and think for themselves
Tokyo Tech's educational methods enable students to apply their own knowledge and skills as well as think and learn for themselves while pursuing an objective, and to engage in friendly competition with others. Methods include practice, workshops, presentations, debate, problem-based learning, and learning that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship.
* The professional master's degree program makes use of practical educational methods that incorporate case studies, fieldwork, one-on-one and multidirectional debates, and question-and-answer sessions.
Educational framework in which major courses and the liberal arts and basic science courses are organically interrelated and students can advance their learning in a phased manner
Tokyo Tech's "wedge-style education" organically connects liberal arts courses to expertise courses, deepening students' understanding of the social significance of their studies in relation to science and technology. This helps them to continue building on their knowledge and skills while focusing on their end goals. Students may also advance their learning in stages from the bachelor's program to graduate programs according to their level of achievement.
Diverse education programs corresponding to individual learning goals for students
Tokyo Tech provides a diverse array of education programs that promote extramural activities like studying abroad and internships, which enable students to learn with other students from countries around the world, and engage in expansive learning based on their interests.

Evaluating learning achievements

Tokyo Tech adopts a rigorous process for evaluating students' learning achievements

Tokyo Tech specifies its standards and methods for grading courses and evaluates the results of student learning based on these specifications. In the master's degree and doctoral programs, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for degree theses and research projects, upon which it bases its reviews and final examinations. In the professional master's degree program, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for project reports, upon which it bases its project report reviews and final examinations.

Admissions policy

Tokyo Tech welcomes students who exhibit the following qualities and capabilities.

Qualities and capabilities expected for prospective students
  • Fundamental specialist skills in science, technology, and socioeconomic systems
  • Cultural skills
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Required skills
  • Specialist skillsFundamental specialist skills in science, technology, and socioeconomic systems
  • Liberal arts skillsBroad knowledge and internationally competent language skills necessary to comprehensively grasp maters
  • Communication skills
    • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
    • Ability to achieve mutual understanding
  • Applied skills
    • SAbility to organize and analyze
    • Ability to solve fundamental problems using knowledge, skills, and creativity
Selection Methods
  • Implements multiple examinations and schedules to secure a broad and diverse array of talented individuals.
  • Examines potential students using any one of or a combination of scholastic ability examinations, interviews, and examinations of school records to determine whether a candidate possesses the required scholastic abilities and aptitudes.

II

OPEN ALL

Degree policyOPEN/CLOSE

To achieve its educational goals, Tokyo Tech confers degrees on students who have been enrolled for the required period, acquired the competencies described below, and attained the required course credits.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills
Bachelor's Degree Program
Fundamental specialist skillsFundamental expertise to conduct research and development
Master's Degree Program
Broad specialist skillsWide-ranging expertise to conduct in-depth research and development
Doctoral Degree Program
Superior specialist skillsSuperior expertise to promote research and development and generate and systematize new knowledge
Professional Master's Degree Program
Practical specialist skillsPractical expertise in science, technology and socioeconomic systems
Liberal arts skills
Bachelor's Degree Program
Cultural skills and independent study
  • Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to comprehensively grasp matters
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Master's Degree Program
General intercultural skills and developed independent study
  • Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to grasp matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Ability to continue learning and thinking for oneself with a purpose in mind
  • Willingness to try anything
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Doctoral Degree Program
Developed intercultural skills and independent study, and self-motivated action
  • Systematic and broad knowledge and language skills necessary to understand matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Ability to learn, consider, and take concrete actions to generate new knowledge and create value
  • Willingness to take on new challenges without setting limits
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Professional Master's Degree Program
General intercultural skills and developed independent study
  • Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to grasp matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
  • Ability to continue learning and thinking for oneself with a purpose in mind
  • Willingness to try anything for practical innovation
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Communication skills
Bachelor's Degree Program
Logical explanations and mutual respect
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to achieve mutual respect and understanding among team members
Master's Degree Program
Various communicative methods using logic
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
Doctoral Degree Program
Social leadership
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations to society, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to exhibit leadership
Professional Master's Degree Program
Various communicative methods using logic
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
Applied skills (inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills)
Bachelor's Degree Program
Organization and analysis
Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
Master's Degree Program
Passion for exploration
  • Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
Doctoral Degree Program
Investigative work and new challenges
  • Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
  • Skills necessary to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to perceive the true essence and universality of matters in order to identify and investigate problems and set new challenges
Professional Master's Degree Program
Vision and innovation
  • Ability to organize phenomena from a multifaceted perspective and analyze them logically
  • Ability to pursue the true essence and universality of matters
  • Ability to establish a vision and to innovate in science, technology and industry
Applied skills (practical and/or problem-solving skills)
Bachelor's Degree Program
Basic problem solving
Ability to solve fundamental problems using knowledge, skills, and creativity
Master's Degree Program
Application of problem-solving skills
Ability to solve practical problems, making full use of broad knowledge, skills, and creativity
Doctoral Degree Program
Advanced problem solving and making a positive impact
  • Ability to solve advanced and practical problems, making full use of broad and deep knowledge and skills, initiative, and creativity
  • Ability to inspire others
Professional Master's Degree Program
Application of problem-solving skills
Ability to solve practical problems, making full use of broad knowledge, skills, and creativity

Curriculum policyOPEN/CLOSE

In line with the degree policy, Tokyo Tech implements the overarching curriculum described below.

Education implementation

Tokyo Tech introduces its students to world-class research and provides them with an education that promotes their ability to learn and think for themselves.

Educational content

In order to equip students with specialist, liberal arts, communication, and applied skills, Tokyo Tech provides the following educational content.

Specialized Education

Specialized education through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice
Bachelor's Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Broad, basic knowledge and skills in science and technology
  • Fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research in one's field of study
  • Basic knowledge and skills in research fields that are related to or beyond one's field of study
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Master's Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Broad and deep knowledge and skills in one's field of study
  • Systematic knowledge and skills in research fields that are related to or beyond one's field of study
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Doctoral Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Cutting-edge knowledge and skills in one's field of study by tackling advanced practical tasks
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Professional Master's Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Broad and deep knowledge and skills in one's field of study
  • Systematic knowledge and skills in research fields that are related to or beyond one's field of study
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills

Research education

Practical education in a research environment where students can receive guidance from leading professors and researchers, and can develop themselves through friendly competition with other students when tackling academic tasks such as Independent Research Projects, master's thesis research, doctoral thesis research, project reports, etc.
Bachelor's Degree Program
Through Tokyo Tech's curriculum and experience in world-class research, students will acquire the academic foundation to create a process from problem setting to problem solving, which will be applied to their own research and other activities
Master's Degree Program
Through master's thesis research and a related curriculum, students will acquire the ability to create a process necessary to conduct world-class research, which will be applied to their own research and other activities
Doctoral Degree Program
Through doctoral thesis research and a related curriculum, students will acquire the ability to create a process necessary to lead and accomplish world-class research and promote further development, which will be applied to their own research and other activities
Professional Master's Degree Program
Through broad research activities and a related curriculum, students will acquire the ability to create a process of pursuing phenomena and theories necessary for innovation

Liberal arts and career development

Liberal arts education and career development through academic courses including lectures, seminars, experiments, and practice
Bachelor's Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Independence and strong motivation for learning
  • Broad knowledge and skills beyond their field of study such as an understanding of ethical issues in science and technology, language proficiency, and intercultural knowledge
  • Ability to use the overall knowledge and skills
Master's Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Great breadth of knowledge of science and technology
  • Awareness about social significance of their careers and fields of study from a comprehensive and ethical perspective
Doctoral Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Expanded knowledge networks with other students from different disciplines in the course of considering how they can build careers, create value, and contribute to society
Professional Master's Degree Program
Students will acquire:
  • Great breadth of knowledge of science and technology
  • Awareness of social significance of their careers and fields of study from a comprehensive and ethical perspective
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Tokyo Tech provides students in their first year of the bachelor's program with education that places emphasis on developing strong motivation to learn, which will help them define their academic objectives, set up their own study plan, and engage in independent learning.

Educational methods

Tokyo Tech provides students with educational content that complies with the following methods and framework:

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  • Educational methods that enable students to learn and think for themselves
  • Tokyo Tech's educational methods enable students to apply their own knowledge and skills as well as think and learn for themselves while pursuing an objective, and to engage in friendly competition with others. Methods include practice, workshops, presentations, debate, problem-based learning, and learning that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • * The professional master's degree program makes use of practical educational methods that incorporate case studies, fieldwork, one-on-one and multidirectional debates, and question-and-answer sessions.
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  • Educational framework in which major courses and the liberal arts and basic science courses are organically interrelated and students can advance their learning in a phased manner
  • Tokyo Tech's "wedge-style education" organically connects liberal arts courses to expertise courses, deepening students' understanding of the social significance of their studies in relation to science and technology. This helps them to continue building on their knowledge and skills while focusing on their end goals. Students may also advance their learning in stages from the bachelor's program to graduate programs according to their level of achievement.
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  • Diverse education programs corresponding to individual learning goals for students
  • Tokyo Tech provides a diverse array of education programs that promote extramural activities like studying abroad and internships, which enable students to learn with other students from countries around the world, and engage in expansive learning based on their interests.

Evaluating learning achievements

Tokyo Tech adopts a rigorous process for evaluating students' learning achievements

Tokyo Tech specifies its standards and methods for grading courses and evaluates the results of student learning based on these specifications. In the master's degree and doctoral programs, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for degree theses and research projects, upon which it bases its reviews and final examinations. In the professional master's degree program, Tokyo Tech specifies its evaluation standards and methods for project reports, upon which it bases its project report reviews and final examinations.

Admissions policyOPEN/CLOSE

Tokyo Tech welcomes students who exhibit the following qualities and capabilities.

Qualities and capabilities expected for prospective students
Bachelor's Degree Program
  • Intellectual curiosity about science and technology
  • Desire to contribute to society
  • Basic concepts and knowledge of science and technology, and understanding of its effective uses
Master's Degree Program
  • Fundamental specialist skills
  • Cultural skills
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Doctoral Degree Program
  • Broad specialist skills
  • General intercultural skills
  • Ability to integrate diverse ides
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to engage in practical matters
Professional Master's Degree Program
  • Fundamental specialist skills in science, technology, and socioeconomic systems
  • Cultural skills
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to learn and think for oneself
  • Willingness to challenge the unknown
  • Understanding of ethical issues
Required skills (Specialist skills)
Bachelor's Degree Program
Basic concepts and knowledge of mathematics and science
Master's Degree Program
Fundamental specialist skills
Doctoral Degree Program
Broad specialist skills
Professional Master's Degree Program
Fundamental specialist skills in science, technology, and socioeconomic systems
Required skills (Liberal arts skills)
Bachelor's Degree Program
Basic knowledge of society and language skills
Master's Degree Program
Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to comprehensively grasp matters
Doctoral Degree Program
Broad knowledge and language skills necessary to grasp matters from a comprehensive and international perspective
Professional Master's Degree Program
Broad knowledge and internationally competent language skills necessary to comprehensively grasp maters
Required skills (Communication skills)
Bachelor's Degree Program
Skills necessary to clearly express one's ideas
Master's Degree Program
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to achieve mutual understanding
Doctoral Degree Program
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations, responding to various circumstances
  • Ability to integrate diverse ideas
Professional Master's Degree Program
  • Skills necessary to provide logical explanations
  • Ability to achieve mutual understanding
Required skills (Applied skills)
Bachelor's Degree Program
Ability to think logically and apply one's knowledge
Master's Degree Program
  • Ability to organize and analyze
  • Ability to solve fundamental problems using knowledge, skills, and creativity
Doctoral Degree Program
  • Enthusiasm to explore the mysteries of science and technology
  • Ability to solve practical problems making full use of broad knowledge, skills, and creativity
Professional Master's Degree Program
  • Ability to organize and analyze
  • Ability to solve fundamental problems using knowledge, skills, and creativity

Selection Methods

  • Implements multiple examinations and schedules to secure a broad and diverse array of talented individuals.
  • Examines potential students using any one of or a combination of scholastic ability examinations, interviews, and examinations of school records to determine whether a candidate possesses the required scholastic abilities and aptitudes.