Postgraduate Program for Environmental Designers Contributing to Resilient Cities

Outline

The Postgraduate Program for Environmental Designers Contributing to Resilient Cities offers courses and research opportunities leading to Master's and doctoral degrees either in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Architecture and Building Engineering. This Program aims to nurture young and excellent talents who can contribute to creating a disaster resilient built environment as highly skilled engineers, architects, governmental officers or researchers. We call such professions as Environmental Designers.

Application by individuals from disaster-prone countries with marked economic growth is highly appreciated.

This Program is either for Master's degree only or both Master's and doctoral degrees. Depending on the applicant's career plan, either can be chosen. However, after the application, the choice cannot be changed.

If an applicant chooses to earn both Master's and doctoral degrees, this Program is considered to be one continuous course of study for both Master's and doctoral degrees. The study has to be started from Master's level at Tokyo Institute of Technology even for an applicant who has already earned Master's degree in the other institution and termination of study only with Master's degree is not allowed. This combined Master's and Doctoral program can be completed within three to five years.

Departments and Faculty Members

Students who enroll in this Program belong to either Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or Department of Architecture and Building Engineering.

List of faculty members involved in this Program can be found here.

How to Apply

Official application guide for admission, including eligibility, procedures, required documents etc., is available here.

Before sending the application to the Admission Division, the applicant should obtain the consent of a faculty member who agrees to become her/his academic advisor if she/he passes the entrance examination. To obtain the consent, the applicant is strongly suggested to contact the coordinator of the department in which she/he wants to enroll (see Inquiry section below), and send the application form and required documents to the coordinator and the prospective advisor at least one month and a half before the deadline of the official application (end of November).

Besides the examination of the application documents, the applicant will be examined by an interview. Please also contact the coordinator for any inquiry about the application including the procedure of the interview.

Detailed information for students who intend to study under the guidance of faculty members in Department of Architecture and Building Engineering can be found here.

Scholarships

As for the scholarships provided for this Programs, such as MEXT Scholarship, JASSO, please refer to the information for the International Graduate Program (A).

Curriculum

This Program offers the special curriculum as shown in the figure below. (Completion Requirements can be found in the Study Guides and Student Handbooks for the International Graduate Program.)

Curriculum Flow Chart

Under this Program, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major completion requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). For completion requirements of your Graduate Major, please refer to the Study Guides and Student Handbooks for the International Graduate Program.

Detailed information for students who intend to study under the guidance of faculty members in Department of Architecture and Building Engineering can be found here.

Inquiry

Program coordinators:

For Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Professor Akihiro TAKAHASHI, Professor Shinjiro KANAE
Email: edrc-inquiry"_at_"cv.titech.ac.jp
(Please replace "_at_" with @mark when sending email.)

For Department of Architecture and Building Engineering:
Professor Shin-ichi OKUYAMA, Associate Professor Ryo MURATA, Associate Professor Naoko SAIO, Associate Professor Shuji TAMURA
Email: IGP"_at_"arch.titech.ac.jp
(Please replace "_at_" with @mark when sending email.)