Waseda UniversityLeading Graduate Program in Science and Engineering

Framework of the Ph.D.program

Framework of the Ph.D.program

  • This program does not separate Master’s and Doctoral program and so gives students more time to devote to diverse seminars and research than other courses.
  • With the flag of "Energy-Next", 35 faculty members including some supervisors from other departments and industrial sectors are responsible for educating the students.
    To qualify for the examination, students must submit a paper published in an academic journal, and are screened by a panel including faculty members from other fields and examiners from industrial sectors.
  • QE is administered to ensure that the student has acquired the necessary specialized capabilities.
    (This program does not award a Master’s degree.)
  • Industrial Advisors who are people from industrial sectors work together for educating students after QE.
  • Students defend their thesis in English to a panel including an oversea University faculty, to ensure an international standard quality of education.

Distinctive Straight Curriculum

Integrated Education in Special Fields

Learning to Find and Solve Problems Relating to Energy-Next
Technology for the future generations is discussed in dialog-based lectures from a variety of perspectives such as materials, devices, systems, and social infrastructure.
Lab Rotation
Students participate in other professors' laboratories, such as collaborative research, seminars, and the use of equipments, to broaden their view and learn new research skills.

Student’s Voice
Through the discussions with students and professors from other specialties, I realized that I had a narrowed-view.
I have learned that not only the qualitative evaluation but also the quantitative evaluation was necessary for problem-solving, and also seizing the point is important.

Practical Experiences at Overseas Institutions and Companies

Practicum at Overseas Research Institution
Students participate in collaborative research at an overseas university and institution for three months to improve their research quality.
【Example】University of Bonn(Germany), Monash University(Australia), Stanford University(US), The University of Massachusetts(US), University of Michigan(US), Fraunhofer (Germany), CNRS(France)
Company Internship
Students participate in research and development at a company – either in Japan or overseas – for three months.
【Example】Bridgestone Americas, Inc.(US), P&G(US), BASF(Germany), Hitachi High-Technologies Europe GmbH(Germany)

Student’s Voice
By having stayed in the world top-level laboratory, my research has greatly advanced, and I have learned the importance of discussion skills at the place of research and communication skills at the place that builds a relationship of mutual trust.
I will continue to make much more efforts in the future because the European and American student is more diligent than I expected.

Practical English Education

Technical Writing and Communication Michigan Seminer
An intensive summer course. Experts from the University of Michigan’s Technical Communication program provide students with one-on-one training in writing and presentation methods for structuring their ideas to effectively communicate research results in academic journals and international symposiums.
Discussion Tutorial English in Science &
Small group lessons with native speakers. Students participate in scientific discussions in English about a variety of technology-related topics from articles such as the New York Times, resulting in student honing their abilities in academic debate and persuasive scientific language.

Student’s Voice
Having discussion logically and quantitatively about science was so difficult even though I have confidence in speaking English.
I felt that thinking logically is important for me.

Integrated Arts and Science Education

Journalism Course (J Course)
Students in this program attend classes with students aiming to work in the media sector. Here they learn skills for acquiring and presenting information to facilitate successful two-way communication of specialist information with the public, and develop the media literacy required to function as a leader in our information-based society.
Super Technology Officer Course (STO Course)
Students learn fundamental techniques for integrated management of the value creation processes required to commercialize technology or ensure the success of a business, including planning, development, production and provision of products and services.

Student’s Voice
We can share a great many thoughts by learning with students from Graduate School of Political Science.
The distance between student and professor is close, so I can learn what I need effectively.
Looking toward to the future, I feel this is optimal class to acquire knowledge in various field and construct the Broad Competency.


Energy Next Problem-Solving Practice A(2 credit)
Energy Next Problem-Solving Practice B(2 credit)
Laboratory Rotation A(1 credit)
Laboratory Rotation B(1 credit)
Michigan Practical English(4 credit)
Advanced Science and Engineering Seminar A(4 credit)
Advanced Physics A: Semiconductor Physics(2 credit)
Advanced Physics B: Solid State Physics(2 credit)
Advanced Chemistry A: Functional Organic Material Chemistry(2 credit)
Advanced Chemistry B: Energy resources chemistry
(2 credit)
Advanced Electrical Engineering and Electronic Science A: Organic Electronics(2 credit)
Advanced Electrical Engineering and Electronic Science B: Electrical Energy(2 credit)
Advanced Lifescience A: Bio-Solid State Physics(2 credit)
Advanced Lifescience B: Biorefinery(2 credit)
Energy Next Systems and Devices(2 credit)
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics A(2 credit)
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics B(2 credit)
Advanced Structural Chemistry(2 credit)
Advanced Electronic State Theory(2 credit)
Advanced Functional Organic Chemistry(2 credit)
Advanced Synthetic Chemistry(2 credit)
Advanced Reaction Organic Chemistry(2 credit)
Chemistry of Catalytic Processes(1 credit)
Theoretical Chemistry of Mesoscale Materials(2 credit)
Functional Polymers(1 credit)
Advanced Biopolymer Chemistry(1 credit)
Advanced Physical Chemistry of Polymeric Materials
(1 credit)
Advanced Physical Chemistry B(2 credit)
Advanced Solid State Bioscience(2 credit)
Advanced Bioengineering(2 credit)
Environmental Bioresources(2 credit)
Advanced Topics on Biomolecular Assembly(2 credit)
Information-based Learning(2 credit)
Advanced Electrical Energy Systems(2 credit)
Advanced Applied Superconductivity(2 credit)
Electronic Properties of Dielectrics(2 credit)
Introduction to Nano-Chiral Science(2 credit)
Advanced Science and Engineering Seminar B(4 credit)
Advanced Science and Engineering Seminar C(4 credit)
※ After QE
Business Internship(4 credit)
Research Internship(2 credit)
Introduction to Energy Next(2 credit)
Practical Chemical Wisdom: Seminar A(2 credit)
Practical Chemical Wisdom: Seminar B(2 credit)
Seminar on Advanced Biomedical Science(2 credit)
Integrative Nano-Science and Nano-Engineering(2 credit)
Physics of self-organization systems(2 credit)
Innovation for Industry and Career Design(2 credit)
Research Integrity(2 credit)
Theories on News Reporting A(2 credit)
Theories on News Reporting B(2 credit)
Topics on Media Industry(2 credit)
Advanced Course on Energy(2 credit)
Technology and Media(2 credit)
Environmental Media Theory(2 credit)
Theories of Public Relations(2 credit)
Environmental Issues and Sustainable Society(2 credit)
Social Media Theory(2 credit)
Information Technology and Information Industry(2 credit)
Business Internship(2 credit)
News Writing [Science A](2 credit)
News Writing [Science B](2 credit)
Lecture Series of Top Management(1 credit)
Innovation Management(1 credit)
Leadership in International Business Management(1 credit)
Technology and Intellectual Property Commercialization
(1 credit)
Technology Assessment(1 credit)
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Management

(1 credit)

Introduction of Product Development Process Management
(1 credit)
Marketing Engineering(1 credit)
Accounting and Engineering Economy(1 credit)
Business Information Analysis(1 credit)
Innovation Leadership(2 credit)
Logical Communication(2 credit)
Practice on Business Design and Management E(2 credit)
Professional Communication 1(1 credit)
Professional Communication 2(1 credit)
Advanced Technical Reading and Writing 1(1 credit)
Advanced Technical Reading and Writing 2(1 credit)
Workplace English 1(1 credit)
Workplace English 2(1 credit)
Advanced Technical Presentation(1 credit)
Discussion Tutorial English in Science &Engineering(1 credit)
  • Doctor of Science
  • or
  • Doctor of Engineering
Course Accreditation
Students can get accreditation of “Journalism Course” by taking 12 credits of J-School of Graduate School of Political Science. Also, students can get accreditation of “Special Technology Management Leader Course” by taking 10 credits of Department of Business Design and Management. After accreditation of “Special Technology Management Leader Course”, students can get accreditation of STO by taking prescribed 6 credits of “Super Technology Officer Course” and passing the Screening Board.