In accordance with its long-standing commitment to fostering technology experts, the graduate schools of the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) are dedicated to training highly capable engineers with advanced levels of specialized expertise, deep knowledge, exceptional skills, and rich creativity, who are capable of confidently engaging in research and development.

The graduate schools welcome students who wish to acquire the advanced knowledge and practical problem solving skills, generate original ideas and actively undertake research and development in specialized fields of science and engineering. Such students should already be equipped with both the basic academic competence and knowledge of a specialized engineering discipline. They should also possess the communication skills necessary to work effectively in international settings, an understanding of different cultures and of the role of technology in society, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team as well as work independently.

Applicants are required to possess the following qualities.

  1. Basic academic competence and knowledge of a specialized engineering discipline required of an engineer. An understanding of natural phenomena from a scientific perspective.
  2. An understanding of individual, social and cultural issues.
  3. An understanding of the role that engineering and technology plays in society.
  4. The Japanese language skills needed to adequately explain matters based on an understanding of background and context, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in a second language.
  5. The capacity for logical thinking, analysis, and explanation needed for effective problem solving.
  6. A grasp of the proper ethical views and sense of responsibility required of an engineer, and the desire to make a positive contribution to society.
  7. The ability to work with self-discipline, autonomy, and initiative.
  8. The ability to both collaborate with others and express one's own individual skills.

Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering

Goals for Fostering Engineers and Researchers

The Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering aims at training engineers and researchers who are capable of elucidating the structures and functions of living organisms. Such knowledge is expected to offer valuable insights into resource and energy conservation, environmental harmony, and strategies for improving human life. Students who join our program should also be capable of practically applying such insights to real engineering problems.

Furthermore, the school aims to foster engineers who are comfortable working in a globalized society to, in cooperation with professionals in other fields, address social needs and help in developing solutions to contemporary problems with the goal of achieving greater environmental sustainability and harmony.

Requirements for Applicants

(1) The basic academic competence to support engineering work; (2) An interest not just in a narrow range of specializations but also in cross-disciplinary fields; (3) A strong desire to address social needs and contribute to society through technology; (4) An ability to grasp and analyze problems logically; (5) An ability to view issues from a global perspective.

Requirements for the Special Examination for International Students

(1) A strong desire to learn about biological functions and human intelligence, and to acquire practical engineering skills for related applications; (2) The basic academic competence required for this learning; (3) A desire to address the needs of international society, based on a global world view.

Department of Biological Functions Engineering

The Department of Biological Functions Engineering aims at training engineers and researchers who are equipped to help solve social problems by applying the remarkable functions of living organisms related to energy storage and utilization, energy efficiency, environmental harmony, etc., to engineering problems.

Applicants are required to possess: (1) The ability to acquire deep knowledge in the field of engineering; (2) A desire to practically apply this knowledge and to develop technology; (3) The ambition to work as an engineer in a global setting.

Department of Human Intelligence Systems

The Department of Human Intelligence Systems aims at training engineers and researchers who are equipped to, through contributions in industry or other settings, help solve social problems by applying the principles of human intelligence to the engineering of intelligent systems and intelligent information processing.

Applicants are required to possess: (1) A strong interest in intelligent information processing, intelligent robot devices, brain science, and cognitive science; (2) A strong desire to contribute to society through practical engineering applications of human intelligence.

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