This course was established in 2004 as a special 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 international course is to nurture young talented individuals (primarily from Asia) by teaching the international-level naval architecture and ocean engineering which have supported a world-leading shipbuilding industry in Japan. Doing so will enable Japan to take a leading role in contributing to the development of international commerce in support of the world economy and in protecting the marine environment.
From 2006 to 2012, the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) provided three preferential slots for foreign students who wish to study in this international course to receive Japanese government scholarships.
Now (as of March 2014) a new international course on Maritime and Urban Engineering, to be supported by the MEXT, is just about to be launched, in which the Japanese government scholarships shall be granted to six students.
Beginning from 2007, all courses in the graduate school of 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 globally 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 the Osaka University.
Nearly all graduates of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering 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.
Scholarship Benefits for National Expenditure Students*147,000 yen per month
English CourseBoth foreign and Japanese students can take the same lectures.
Continuous Education System
Lectures in the first two semesters