Message of the Dean
Our mission as a national university is to produce highly skilled engineers as well as science and engineering experts who lead Japan and the world. In particular, we view it our special mission to educate professionals who can cope with the recent development of IT technology and Society 5.0. We have therefore conducted a structural reform, considering that six-year integrated programs ― four-year undergraduate and two-year postgraduate courses ― are necessary for nurturing highly skilled engineers and excellent science and engineering experts. Taking seriously the idea "Students come first" as well as academic activities of high quality, we fully support our students' desire "I'm gonna be who I wanna be!" and provide the society or local communities with well-trained personnel.
[Dear undergraduate students]
Although you may currently plan to start working after your four-year studies, to take a postgraduate course is another available and attractive option. This is because nowadays highly skilled engineers are required to possess not only expertise but also the abilities to utilize the expertise and learn in order to solve a problem. At the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, you will be able to considerably develop your problem-solving skills by working on your master research projects. We hope that you will enter the graduate school and obtain the ability to pave the way for innovative perspectives. While approximately 60% of the students who have completed their undergraduate courses at our university go on to the graduate school, we have recently witnessed the growing number of students who graduated from other prestigious universities or international students. If you have any inquiries regarding master courses, please don't hesitate to visit the Students Educational Affairs.
[Dear master students and working adults involved in science and engineering]
Why don't you develop your expertise and problem-solving skills, and obtain a doctoral degree, which is considered as a highly academic and professional qualification for science and engineering experts in the field of research and development? Most of the science and engineering experts working at universities, research institutions, and global enterprises hold a doctoral degree. The degree will serve as your passport to being engaged in the domestic and international field of research and development. The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, provides various types of financial aid such as tuition exemption and research assistant/teaching assistant systems. We are also ready to offer special support that helps working learners maintain their research-work balance. If you have any inquiries regarding doctoral degrees, please don't hesitate to visit the Students Educational Affairs.
In the age of longevity, often called `the age of the 100-year life`, the number of people who are active both mentally and physically even after retirement has been increasing. The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, assists retirees in further developing their skills. We provide retirees who formerly worked in the field of science and engineering with not only master courses but also direct pathways to doctoral courses.
With a wide variety of researchers in the field of science and engineering, the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, advances education and research, aiming to create a new society. We are sure that our graduates, who are highly educated and skilled professionals, will greatly contribute to the future of Japan and the world. We really look forward to pursuing research with you.
Dean of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering
The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, with its Master's and Doctoral programs, dates back to 1995 when the Graduate Schools of Engineering and Science, with their Master's programs, were merged and improved. In 2004, the new major field of Quantum Beam Science was adopted at the school in order to educate engineers and researchers in neutron science. The school now has 6 Master's and 3 Doctoral majors covering a wide range of science and engineering fields, for which a full-time teaching staff of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering provides outstanding activities to accomplish the following objectives:
(1) Education of persons of talent who can evaluate and solve problems by systematically employing scientific knowledge, and who can acquire practical specialties and deep insight into nature and human society.
(2) Contribution to sustainable development in society that will be in harmony with the natural environment through the promotion of academic studies on an international level.
Based on these objectives, the school shall admit those students who have a strong motivation for learning, an inquisitive mind, creativity, and ability to execute a plan. The students will carry out advanced research from international and interdisciplinary viewpoints, and contribute to the development of industrial, cultural and scholarly activities through feedback of their academic achievements to real world problems.
Organization of Master's Program
Organization of Doctoral Program
The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, is placed on two campuses in Ibaraki Prefecture; Major in Science and a part of Major in Quantum Beam Science are at the Mito campus, and Major in Engineering and another part of Major in Quantum Beam Science are at the Hitachi campus. In addition, several research institutes around the campuses are joining the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Kougakusai and Open Campus
Annually, on a Saturday between the end of May to early June, we held the combined events of Kougakusai (a festival of the engineering department ) and Open campus for high school students, the community, and the public.
It was held on June 15, 2010, on June 9, 2009, and on May 31, 2008.
Taga Industrial Association
Taga Industrial Association is the joint alumni association of the College of Engineering, the Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Majors in Engineering), and their original organizations in Ibaraki University.
Ibaraki University Alumni Association Federation
Ibaraki University Alumni Association Federation is an organization which is operated with the purpose of contribution for the development of this University by promoting the cooperation and exchange among each alumni associations of this University, as aiming at cultivating the friendship and exchange of this University's alumni, also strengthening the cooperation with this University.
Sites in University
- Ibaraki Univesity
- College of Science
- College of Engineering
- Center for Water Environment Studies (Japanese)
- Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS)
- Frontier Research Center for Applied Atomic Sciences (Japanese)
- Center for Astronomy (Japanese)
- Center for Information Technology (Japanese)
- University Library (Japanese)
- International Student Center (Japanese)
Master's and Doctoral Programs in Mito Campus
Master's Program : Major in Science, and some of Major in Quantum Beam Science
Doctoral Program : Major in Physical Sciences, some of Major in Environmental and Functional Sciences, and some of Major in Quantum Beam Science
Inquiries about Admissions (request for the application procedure)
Master's Program and Doctoral Program at Hitachi Campus
Master's Program : Majors in Engineering, and some of Major in Quantum Beam Science
Doctoral Program : Major in Materials Science, Major in Industrial Science, Major in Information and Systems Sciences, some of Major in Environmental and Functional Sciences, and some of Major in Quantum Beam Science