Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

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Doctoral Programs

6. Screening Criteria

Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole.

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

Refer to the schedule below.

(1) Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Thursday, February 1
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (100 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Policy and Planning Sciences
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them. (about 10 minutes))

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Chair of the Department of Policy and Planning Sciences
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed. Both Japanese and English are acceptable for the presentation and Q&A.
  4. Submit your future research plan which you wish to do at our faculty. You need to consult the faculty member before submitting. The plan must include your name, the thesis for the research, and the name of the professor you wish to work with. English is also acceptable.
  5. Refer to the program’s web page http://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ for more details.

(2) Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering

General Admission Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Friday, February 2
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (300 points)
Major Time 13:00-17:00
Risk Engineering
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February) [*5]
August Tsukuba:
Wednesday, August 23 [*4]
Tokyo:
Saturday, August 19 [*4]
February Tsukuba:
Friday, February 2 [*4]
Tokyo:
Saturday, January 27 [*4]
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (300 points) Oral Examination (300 points)
Major Time 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00
Risk Engineering
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Yasunori Endo, Chair of the Department of Risk Engineering
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed.
  4. Choose one of the exam locations.
  5. You may choose to take Day and Evening Class (Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering “Day and Evening Class Program“) at the Tokyo campus while working.
  6. Refer to the graduate school’s web page http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/admission and program’s web page http://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/index_eng.html.

(3) Doctoral Program in Computer Science

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Friday, February 2
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
English(100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Computer Science
English

Evaluate TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail.
Refer to Note 2 – 3.

Individual Interview

(You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.
This includes 10 minutes presentation about your future research plan.)

(Note)
  1. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  2. Bring an original copy of the Official Score Certificate or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, of the test you took after July 2015 and submit on the first day of the exam at the time advised by your department in advance. (Refer to the attachment sheet for the details about submission.)
    If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
  3. We will not accept the submission of TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record, or a photocopy of the Official Score Certificate.
    The original copy will not be returned to you.
  4. Refer to the program’s web page http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/index.html. For the oral examination, you will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches, your future research plan, and the purpose of enrollment. PowerPoint presentation is preferable.
    Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed.
  5. Refer to the program’s web page above for the details of the entrance examination.
  6. Refer to “For working individuals” on the graduate school’s web page http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/ and “Admission” on program’s web page http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/ for the details of One-Year Doctoral Program.

(4) Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Thursday, February 1
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (200 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Chair of the Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (See the list of specialization areas) prior to the submission. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  3. The oral examination schedule will be announced on the program’s web page.
  4. If you have any questions, contact entexam@iit.tsukuba.ac.jp.

(5) Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Thursday, February 1
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (200 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Engineering Mechanics and Energy
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Satoshi Takewaka, Chair of the Department of Engineering Mechanics and Energy
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process.
  3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. A projector is available on-site, but you need to bring your own laptop.
  4. For the details of the time and location, refer to http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/EME/e/index.html