Doctoral Programs

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The Doctoral Program in Engineering takes usually 3 years consisting of an initial short coursework followed by extensive research. During the initial coursework period, students are expected to study special topics in the pertaining research field and get suitable qualifications to successfully carry out his/her research project.

Degree Awarded

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

Degree Requirements

The main requirements for the Ph.D.(Engineering) degree are:

  1. Three years of study, which may be shortened in cases of outstanding research performance;
  2. Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation and
  3. Oral defense of the doctoral dissertation.


*The recruitment for this program is closed hereafter.

International Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Course, IMAC, is a fully English taught engineering degree program organized by the division of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering. It has the Undergraduate Course, IMAC-U (Bachelor Degree), and the Graduate Course, IMAC-G (Master and Doctoral Degree). IMAC-U directly connects to the international graduate course (IMAC-G).
Students will have opportunities to learn fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge in laboratories studying fluid dynamics, thermal engineering, materials engineering, micro/nanotechnologies, aerospace engineering, robotics, biomedical engineering, informationscience, quantum science and energy, and environmental studies etc.

IMAC Web Site


The academic year is divided into two semesters. One semester includes 15-week coursework, examination and vacation.

1st semester: April 1 - September 30
2nd semester: October 1 - March 31

Graduate School of Engineering
1st Semester
1st Semester
April 2 - 6 Spring Vacation
April 4 Entrance Ceremony
Early April Registration Guidance for All Students
April 9 - August 6 Classes and Examinations
Mid April Course registration
Late April Tuition payment for 1st semester (Excluding New Students)
May Health examination
Late June Tutition payment for 1st semester (New Students)
June 22 University Foundation Day
Mid July Notice for permission of tuition exemption for 1st semester
Mid July Notice for permission of entrance fee exemption
July 31 - August 1 Open campus
August 7 - September 30 Summer Vacation
Early August Distribution of documents on tuition fee exemption for 2nd semester
Early September Deadline of application for tuition exemption for 2nd semester
September 25 Commencement ceremony
2nd Semester
2nd Semester
October 1 - December 26 Classes and Examinations
October Athletic meet
Mid October Course registration
Late October Tuition payment for 2nd semester
November 2 - 4 University festival
November Tuberculosis checkup
November Application for conferral of educational personnel license
Mid December Notice for permission of tuition exemption for 2nd semester
December 27 - January 4,
Feburary 5 - March 31
Winter Vacation
January 7 - Feburary 4 Classes and Examinations
Mid January Distribution of documents on tuition fee exemption
for 1st semester
March Deadline of application for tuition exemption for 1st semester
Late March Deadline of application for entrance fee exemption and the payment deferral
Last March Deadline of application for delay of tuition payment and monthly installment for 1st semester
March 27 Commencement Ceremony

National Holidays in Japan (2018 - 2019)

Undergraduate School of Engineering
April 29 Showa Day
April 30 Substitute holiday of Showa Day
May 3 Constitution Memorial Day
May 4 Greenery Day
May 5 Children's Day
Third Monday of July Marine Day
August 11 Mountain Day
Third Monday of September Respect for the Aged Day
September 23 Autumnal Equinox Day
September 24 Substitute holiday of Autumnal Equinox Day
Second Monday of October Health and Sports Day
November 3 Culture Day
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 23 Emperor's Birthday
December 24 Substitute holiday of Emperor's Birthday
January 1 New Year's Day
Second Monday of January Coming of Age Day
February 11 National Foundation Memorial Day
March 21 Vernal Equinox Day

2018 - 2019

Timetable 2018  (October 2, 2018 updated)