What is the graduate school special English course?
This course was established in 2004 as a special graduate school Doctoral course (combined Master's and Doctoral program) for foreign students, in which lectures and research instruction are given in English. The purpose of this course is to apply the international-level naval architecture and ocean engineering which have supported a world-leading shipbuilding industry in Japan in order to train young talented individuals, primarily from Asia, and supply researchers from Japanese universities to maritime fields throughout the Asian region. Doing so will enable Japan to take a leading role in contributing to the development of global-scale international commerce in support of the world economy, and to the protection of the marine environment. Beginning from 2006, three preferential slots were established for foreign students to receive Japanese Monbukagakusho government scholarships for this special English course.
Beginning from 2007, all courses in the graduate school Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering course for ordinary Japanese students have been conducted in English. As a result, it is now possible for Japanese and foreign students to receive identical global top-level education, delivered in English, in the same classrooms. While internationalism is taken for granted, there are still few divisions and departments at the Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering where the graduate school courses are conducted entirely in English. Our department is therefore playing a leading role in the internationalization of Osaka University.
Nearly all graduates of the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department have found employment on the global stage. Through education and research instruction in an international atmosphere at the graduate school, the faculty is also striving to send graduates into the world who have full international competitiveness and strong practical English skills in specialized fields.
Master's and Doctor's Degrees Consistent Course (5-year course)
For National Expenditure Students
Scholarship Benefits for National Expenditure Students
*147,000yen per month
*Air Ticket (to and from Japan)
From 2007, the Monbukagakusho (Japanese government) scholarships shall be granted to three students. (147,000 yen per month). Owing to this new situation, excellent foreign students are most welcome to join this course. The education and research are on the basis of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at an international level which have academically supported by Japanese shipbuilding and Maritime industries.
Continuation of this program or the number of students (Enrollment in Oct.2013) to be admitted might be changed depending on the decision of Monbukagakusho(MEXT). The decision will be made in late October.
Continuation of the program for national expenditure students (Enrollment in Oct. 2013) has not been admitted by Monbukagakusho (MEXT). Please do not apply for national expenditure students.
Both foreign and Japanese students can take the same lectures.
"International Course of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering" was established in 2004 for foreign students. The official language in this course is English. To promote cooperation with this International Course, it has also began to give lectures in English also in the usual course of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, and all the lectures shall be given in English from 2007. So, both foreign and Japanese students can take the same lectures, which allows foreign students to take International top-level education without learning Japanese language.
All of the lectures, laboratories and supporting materials for this program will be in English. You will therefore experience educational involvement an easily without your Japanese skills from the moment you enter the program. In addition, as part of this program you will be able to participate in research related to safety in sailing, learning advanced skills in the process to improve the marine environment.
Continuous Education System
The course encompasses both master and doctor courses. Students are expected to enroll in both courses sequentially to obtain both master’s and doctor’s degrees. With both a masters and doctorate level program available, we hope to attract elite candidates from among the world's young scientists.
Through the Basic Course in the first year, the students will acquire solid background in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. By immersion in Special Research during the ample time of remaining four years, they will attain the master's and doctor's degrees of engineering. Basic course in the first two semesters consists of the following lectures.
Lectures in the first two semesters
* Ship Design
* Design philosophy of Ship Structures
* Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Structures
* Computational Structural Analysis
* Strength of Ships I and II
* Continuum Mechanics
* Theory of Ship Waves
* Sea keeping of Ships
* Computational Ship and Ocean Hydrodynamics
* Resistance and Propulsion of Ships
* Theory of Ship Motion
* Theory of Dynamics and Control
* Underwater Robotics
* Mechanics of Animal Swimming
and Biomimetic Robots
 Application Deadline:
May 28, 2014 by post
Doctor's Degree Course (3-year course)
Applicants who already has master's degree can enroll 3-year doctor course of international graduate course of naval architecture and ocean engineering as a private expenditure student. Since entrance examination, interview and discussion with Professors, will be done through e-mail, you do not need to come to Japan to take an extrance exam.
 Application Deadline:July 25, 2014 by post