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Tokyo Tech OCW (Tokyo Institute of Technology Open Course Ware)

The Tokyo Tech OCW eleases the university's course materials to the public, making top quality science and engineering education materials available worldwide free of charge. The Graduate School of Engineering supports this aim wholeheartedly and actively encourages faculty and staffs to register their course materials, such as lecture notes, syllabi et cetera with the service.

Tokyo Tech, Nagoya University, and Osaka University`s
"Three Universities Engineering School Human Resources Exchange Program"

Tokyo Tech, Nagoya University and Osaka University are cooperating with the aim of further boosting the quality of those human resources expected to be active as the future leaders in education, research, and organizational management. By way of mutual exchange of human resources between different institutions, personnel will learn new methods in education, research and the organizational management of universities. At the same time as providing for the sharing of knowledge between participating universities, and the mutual development of organizational systems, our school looks to cultivate teaching staff leaders who have acquired a broad perspective and who are able to flourish even in a different institution. It is hoped that this program will have a strong impact upon the vitalization and exchange of human resources in our country.

Research Aid from the Graduate School of Engineering`s Shared Expenditure

In the area of high level specialist education, top level research is fundamental, and securing and training human resources for that purpose is the foremost priority. Part of our school`s strategy for tackling this is has been to begin supporting research start-up funds for newly-appointed assistants, and research base maintenance for young teaching staff, as well as support for highly novel research.

Student International Exchange Fund

A fund that supports international students generally for three months or more going to universities linked by engineering department exchange agreements (University of Minnesota, University of Cambridge, Imperial College, University of Oxford, University of Airsick, École Polytechnique). It supports by using portions of indirect expenses of scholarship donations. Students are also sent to and received from other schools with exchange agreements.

Competitive fund of research assistant for doctoral course students

To encourage and foster top doctoral course students, our school prepares a fund for research fellowships to doctoral students in a competitive environment.

Dispatch-style Advanced Human Resources Development Plan

The "PBL-Type Practical Education Program through Academic-Industry Cooperation Program" was adopted by MEXT's 2005 "Dispatch-style Advanced Human Resources Development Plan". This plan tackles problem solving that involves students in research & development projects drawn up by the cooperation of businesses and universities. Through this kind of hands-on PBL (Project Based Learning) education, the purpose is to foster the training of engineers and researchers who can act as leaders. The continuously improvements of educational contents such as selection of problems, prior education, and assessments are pursued by an implementation committee that includes specially appointed professors with experience in human resources development in business.

The International Priority Graduate Programs

"Sustainable Engineering Program" and "Human Resources Training through Urban & Architectural Design International Cooperative Research Program" were adopted as MEXT's 2006 "The International Priority Graduate Programs". "Sustainable Engineering Program" aims to train "highly educated, internationalized engineers" having a wide spectrum of technical knowledge from fundamentals to their applications. Degree recipients in this program are expected to participate as leaders in international projects, such as overseas deployments by Japanese companies and development projects by international organizations, with creative and innovative manners in the related fields. This program consists of six special courses as fundamental disciplines in Sustainable Engineering aiming at the sustainable society and development. The student will be enrolled in a special course and educated in Integrated Doctoral Education Program, in which they are expected to study from Master's to Doctoral programs continuously for the both degrees. The "Human Resources Training through Urban & Architectural Design International Cooperative Research Program" is a two-year master course prepared to give a rare opportunity to not only international students but also Japanese counterparts who want to better understand Japanese architecture and cities including old and modern, paying attention to their modern aspects which feature one of the front edges of the modern civilization. The program contains research on the buildings and cities in Japan through workshops and design studios, classes of architectural theory and history to help the students derive new ideas from what is going on in Japan's architecture and cities, and internship at the well-known architects' firms in Tokyo.

Distinct University Education Support Program

"Continued Evolution of Engineering Education Programs" was adopted by MEXT's 2007 "Distinct University Education Support Program". We have made the engineering education program to evolve over many years under the educational goal of "Development of outstanding human resources who have creative ability and international leadership". Namely, we have been developing structured curriculums on the basis of our prestigious "wedge-shaped education system" together with the newly innovated Creativity Training Course, Integrated Lecture-Lab Course, and International Communication Course. These curriculums are programmed in order to improve in an upward spiral manner from the time students enter school until graduation core engineering academic abilities, international communication, and leadership skills needed by graduates. Continued holding of faculty development workshops have succeeded in increasing awareness of faculties for teaching and resulted in upgrading of students' class evaluations.

Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education

"Education of Leading Engineers through International Cooperation Activities" and "Innovation of Platforms for Graduate School Education" plans adopted by MEXT's 2007 "Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education". "Education of Leading Engineers through International Cooperation Activities" is a master-doctor joining course where lectures are all delivered in English. Japanese students and international students from many countries centered in Asia can receive an education in an adequately integrated environment. The curriculum lets students systematically learn through 6 special courses on fundamental engineering fields deeply related to international projects on engineering. Students in these special courses can receive a systematic education system targeted to become engineers having international leadership. Furthermore, the curriculum aims to educate students with deep knowledge on their major engineering field, broad outlook and flexible thinking from various special educational activities; (1) the curriculum that intersects with different fields of engineering, (2) various international exchange programs such as Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP) with six major universities in USA and Europe countries, student exchange program with Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering (AOTULE) and etc, (3) student international workshops, and (4) group internship in overseas and/or internship in Japanese companies. "Innovation of Platforms for Graduate School Education" is an education system that will strengthen and substantiate basis (Platform) of graduate school education in 3 Mechanical Engineering Departments (3Mech) in TokyoTech. The Platform consists of substantiation of the aspect of literacy education in research projects for masters and PhD thesis, as well as enrichment of technical knowledge/skills education through the research projects and coursework. Goals of the literacy education are firmly established, and achievements of the individual goals are strictly evaluated through a system in which 3Mech students also can recognize their progresses, in order to cultivate leading researchers and technical experts who can take on leading the next generation. This innovative strengthening of the Platform in 3Mech is recognized as a pilot project for substantiating education in Graduate School of Engineering, and original approaches for the innovation in graduate school education have been triggered in departments other than 3Mech.