Master's Program

Doctoral Program


Master's Program

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.

1. Course of Study
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.

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.

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.

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.

Required Credits for Completion

<The Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems(CIS)>
Completion Requirements:more than 30 credits Required

Regular Courses
(more than 16 credits)

Seminars
(more than 8 credits)

Thesis Research Course(Master Thesis)
(6 credits)

Fundamental Core Courses
(more than 4 credits)
Application Core Courses
(more than 4 credits)

-Advanced Courses

*Please refer to the Campus Guide *2

Research Seminar I(2 credits)
Research Seminar II(2 credits)
-Research Progress Report Seminar(2 credits)
-External Presentation/Publication Seminar(2 credits)
-Creative Factory Seminar(2 credits)
-Research Paper Writing I(2 credits)
-ICT Global Venture Laboratory(2 credits)
-Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar *1 (2 credits)

Thesis Research Course(6 credits)


◆Students must pass thesis review after receiving instructions from relevant research advisors on writing of the thesis and presentation.

<The Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project Management(PM)>
Completion Requirements:more than 50 credits Required

Regular Courses
(more than 22 credits)
Seminars
(more than 8 credits)
Software Development Arena
(20 credits)

Fundamental Core Courses
(more than 4 credits)
Application Core Courses
(more than 4 credits)

-Advanced Courses

*Please refer to the Campus Guide*2

Research Seminars/Conferences(3 credits)
Tea Seminars/Contests
(2 credits)
-Educational Seminars(3 credits)
-Creative Factory Seminar(2 credits)
-Research Paper Writing I(2 credits)
-ICT Global Venture Laboratory(2 credits)
-Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar *1(2 credits)

Software Development Arena
(20 credits)

◆After enrollment to the PM department, students must form team of two to four students for conducting projects of software development collaborately. A technical report must be created per half-period, in total four reports, with names of all team members listed on the report.

*1 Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar is the course of the Doctoral program, but Master's students can also register. When Master's students earn its credits, they are counted as credits of seminar courses of the Master's program.

*2 Certificate of Honor is going to be accrediated upon completion of the program

 * Schedule from Admission to Completeion

Registration Guide

<Course Registration>

Courses below should be registered using the Administration System during the registration period .

・Regular Courses (included intensive courses)
・Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar
・Research Paper Writing I
・ICT Global Venture Laboratory

For registratoin of other courses, the announce will be sent in each case.

See the details Here about how to register the courses by Academic System.

<Deregistration>

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.

Students must apply by email included the contents below to Academic Affairs Section (sad-aas).

・Title:「G.S. Deregistration---(Course Code)」
・ID Number
・Name
・Course code and Title

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) (Information)

2. Qualifications for obtaining specialized certificates

  • Acquisition of academic credits required to obtain a class 1 teaching certificate of the relevant certificate type
  • Acquisition of 24 academic credits in "Courses concerning subjects in or related to the teaching profession"
  • 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 24

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.

Doctoral Program

Course of Study

Course Registration  ※Applied to students admitted in AY2020 Autumn or later.

The curriculum of the Doctoral Program consists of regular courses, seminar courses and research activities necessary to use broad and advanced expertise and skills to solve problems in computer science and engineering (CSE) and related areas, and to conduct research on the structure and function of information systems.

1. Regular Courses
In regular courses, students will acquire the ability to grasp trends and solve problems in their research fields and also learn the ethics and knowledge of topics such as intellectual property they will need to conduct research. Students must obtain at least 2 credits.

2. Seminar Courses
In seminar courses, students acquire the ability to write papers and give presentations in English at a high level, to verify hypotheses through critical thinking, and to create, implement, and test solutions. Students must obtain at least 8 credits.

Required Credits for Completion

<The Graduate Department of Computer and Information Systems(CIS)>
*New courses and academic credit requirement for completion of the Doctoral Program shall apply to students who enrolled in October AY2020.

Completion Requirements: 10 credits 

Regular Courses
(2 credits)
Seminar Courses
(8 credits)

[Elective] Research Ethics (1 credits)
[Elective] Intellectual Property Utilization (1 credits)
[Elective] Hot Topics and Surveys in Computer Science and Engineering (1 credits)
[Elective] Career Design for the Doctoral Program
(1 credits)
[Optional] Courses of the Master's program *3

][Required]Research Seminars III(6 credits)
[Elective]Research Paper Writing II(2 credits)
[Elective]Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar *1(2 credits)
[Optional]ICT Global Venture Laboratory*2(2 credits)

*1 "Effective Scientific Presentation Seminar" is a course of the Doctoral program, but Master's students can also register. When Master's students earn its credits, they are counted as credits of seminar courses of the Master's program required for program completion. In case students who earned credits of this seminar during the Master's program enter the Doctoral program, those students are not permitted to register this seminar at the Doctoral Program. Moreover, credits earned during the Master's program are not counted towards credits required for the completion of the Doctoral program.

*2 "ICT Global Venture Laboratory" is a course of the Master's program, but Doctoral students can also register. In case Doctoral students earn its credits, they are counted as optional credits. In case students who earned credits of this seminar during the Master's program enter the Doctoral program, those students are not permitted to register this seminar at the Doctoral Program.

*3 "Courses of the Master's program" can be registered, as necessary with the advice of the research advisor, by doctoral students such as graduated other than Computer Science and Engineering related field. Credits of those courses are optional which are not counted as credits required for the program completion.

Registration Guide

<Course Registration>

Complete the registration process in the Student Affairs Office.
Registration information will be provided on a case-by-case basis.

<Deregistration>

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.

Students must apply by email included the contents below to Academic Affairs Section (sad-aas).

・Title:「G.S. Deregistration---(Course Code)」
・ID Number
・Name
・Course code and Title

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

E-mail Address
sad-aas@u-aizu.ac.jp