1. Course of Study

The curriculum is designed for students to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in computer science and engineering from fundamentals to applications, to solve practical problems related to ICT industry, and to do research on structure and function of "information".  The Master's Program provides students with several different course groups as described in items 1 to 5 below.

The Doctoral Program does not set course assignments for students. This enables students to concentrate on guidance from their research advisors regarding their theses, etc. during the enrollment period.

 # Schedule from admission to completion

1. Regular courses

A varied selection of regular courses, including high-level and advanced studies, has been prepared to meet the goals of each field of study.
When selecting courses, students are expected to consider the objectives of his or her studies and plans for the future. It is important that students do not limit themselves to a particular field, but choose well-balanced courses that offer an expanded range of studies. From AY2018, a new core course system is started to be selected courses more flexibly.
Students affiliated with the Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems must obtain at least 16 credits and with the Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management must obtain at least 22 credits to complete the program. At least 4 credits must be earned from Fundamental core courses ,and At least 4 credits must be earned from Application core courses.
Here is G.S. faculty profiles.

Students should make plans with their research advisor for all courses during Master's program.

2. Seminars

The Graduate School requires students to acquire higher knowledge and to foster their creativity and ability to identify and solve problems through positive and self-directed learning. Toward this end, the School offers seminars for students to supplement their own voluntary studies through exposure to diverse points of view, and at the same time to study with a wider perspective, not limited solely to their field of study.

The Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems
Students affiliated with the Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems are required to earn a total of 4 course credits among Research Seminars I and II (2 courses, 4 credits) . These students must also earn at least 4 course credits from Creative Factory Seminar (2 credits) of their choice, Research Progress Report Seminar (2 credits), External Presentation Seminar, Research Paper Writing Seminar (2 credits), or Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar (2 credits) to earn a minimum of 8 credits.
Seminar Courses of the Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems
The Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management
Students affiliated with the Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management must earn a total of at least 5 course credits for research seminars/conferences (3 credits) and tea seminars/contests (2 credits). These students must also earn at least 3 course credits from among Creative Factory Seminar (2 credits ) of their choice, Research Paper Writing Seminar (2 credits), Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar (2 credits) and/or educational seminars (3 credits) to earn at least a total of 8 credits.
In cases where students have been authorized for early completion of the Master's Program based on their work experience in the IT business circle, these students are allowed to shorten the period of completion of the courses, "IT Specialists Educational Seminars," "IT Specialists Research Seminars/Conferences" and "IT Specialists Tea Seminars/Contests."
Seminar Courses of the Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management (IT Specialist Program)

3. Thesis Research Course

This is a required course for students affiliated with the Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems. In taking the course, guidance from relevant research advisors on the writing of the thesis, etc. should be taken into consideration.

4. Software Development Arena

Students affiliated with the Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management must obtain 20 credits of academic credits from courses, Software Development Arena I to IV.
In cases where students have been authorized for early completion of the Master's Program based on their work experience in the IT business circle, these students are allowed to concurrently register for the courses, "Software Development Arena III" and "Software Development Arena IV."

5. Conversion courses

These courses are basic to studies related to computer science and engineering.
It is desirable for students who have not completed subjects equivalent to the conversion courses before entering the University (because they have majors other than computer science and engineering, etc.) to complete all unfinished conversion courses in the first year, if possible.  In this case, the number of credits earned for the conversion courses shall not count as those for regular courses required for completion of the program. Conversion courses must be chosen under the guidance of a research advisor.
As taking conversion courses is just a supplementary measure, the earned credits for conversion courses shall not included in the number of credits required for completion of the program.

02. Registration Guide

  1. To enroll in a course, students should use the Academic Administration System of the University of Aizu to input the necessary information, and pay attention to Articles 5 and 6 of the Graduate School Regulation on the Completion of University of Aizu Graduate School Studies. For deregistration from regular courses, students must apply to the Academic Affairs Section for approval within the first 2 weeks of a quarter (10 working days). Deregistration of intensive courses and seminars must be applied within on the first day of the course.
    [Deregistration Procedure]
    Email the following information to sad-aas@u-aizu.ac.jp
    - Title of email: "GS Course Deregistration ---(Course code)"
    - Your Student ID No.
    - Your Name
    - Code and Title of the Course
  2. There is no upper limit in the number of courses that one student can register for. In addition, up to 10 credits earned from course work at respective graduate schools will be approved as credits earned within the Master's Program of the UoA by the relative committee. This credit transfer will be based on consultation by the UoA President with the respective graduate schools.
  3. Students affiliated with the Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management form one project team consisting of two to four students on entering the School, and then select one project per team. Research Advisors are responsible for the project of their own supervising students as a team advisor. Limited to situations in which a student is unable to form a team for unavoidable reasons after admission or transfer to the PM Department, said student shall be exceptionally allowed to engage in a product individually. Further, said student shall be able to independently earn the credits for courses normally taken as part of a team.

3. Doctoral Program

⇒See the details Guideline for the Doctoral Program

03. Teacher Certification Program

1. Types of teaching certificates

Specialized certificate for teaching in junior high school (Mathematics)
Specialized certificate for teaching in high school (Mathematics)
Specialized certificate for teaching in high school (Information)

2. Qualifications for obtaining specialized certificates

  1. Acquisition of academic credits required to obtain a class 1 teaching certificate of the relevant certificate type
  2. Acquisition of 24 academic credits in "Courses concerning subjects in or related to the teaching profession"
  3. Possession of a Master's degree

3. Courses to be taken

In order to obtain specialized certificates, it is necessary to earn prescribed academic credits in "Courses concerning subjects in or related to the teaching profession" as described below. In addition, regarding "Courses concerning subjects in or related to the teaching profession," please refer to II - iv Attached Table No. 3 of the University Regulation on the Completion of University of Aizu Studies.

Specialized certificates for teaching in junior high school Specialized certificates for teaching in high school
Courses concerning subjects in or related to the teaching profession 24 credits 24 credits

As "Courses related to the teaching profession" are not offered at the Graduate School, the prescribed academic credits (24 credits) must be earned in "Courses concerning subjects in the teaching profession."
However, the subject for the "Courses concerning subjects in the teaching profession" to be completed at the Master's Program must be the same as the subject completed for class 1 teaching certificate at the Undergraduate School.

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division

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