Yokohama National University (YNU) was established in 1949 with initial colleges of Liberal Arts and Education, Economics, and Engineering. YNU has been located at the center of Yokohama which is the most populous city in Japan with a lot of famous, popular and beautiful places. Since its foundation, YNU has been committed to the spirit of solving actual, real-world problems by putting theory into practice, encouraging new endeavors, widely opening its doors to society, and fostering exchange with other nations.
In testament to this commitment, YNU declares that it will make every effort to establish a strong footing in academic research and education in the world of the 21st Century by upholding following four fundamental principles:
YNU will help each student develop flexible and creative problem-solving capabilities that enable him/her to see into the essence of each problem and meet the changes of the times.
YNU will play a leading role in the intellectual improvement of mankind by producing cutting-edge research results in collaboration with world’s leading scientists and researchers.
YNU will put education and research into practice that will help solve issues faced by civic society, local communities, businesses, governments of Japan and other countries around the world.
YNU will foster students’ and researchers’ understanding of different cultures and their communication skills so that they can play important roles on the global stage.
As of May 1st, 2016, international students from some 68 countries and regions are enrolled at YNU. The number of international students accounts for approximately 9% of the student population, making for a high percentage of international students in Japan.
The Graduate School of Engineering’s philosophy is to promote and invigorate research through participating in joint research inside and outside the university, national research projects, joint international research, and more, and to thus explore the frontiers of learning related to cutting-edge technology, fundamental theory, and other areas of advanced research.
The master’s program is positioned as the core of the university’s graduate education in engineering. Its goal is to cultivate engineers and researchers richly endowed with a frontier spirit who can explore their respective fields and make flexible, comprehensive judgments from a broad perspective about unfamiliar subjects. The program includes education related to advanced, basic learning that develops an ability not just to deeply explore one’s own specialized field but also to turn one’s attention to a wide range of other fields of research and technology; and provides an education that makes it possible to develop original technologies and areas of study.
Especially in the master’s program, the objectives are: (1) an advanced, specialized education, and (2) education that provides a broad perspective able to deal with scientific technology originating from a diversity of fields. To achieve those objectives, the following three divisions have been established.
-Department of Materials Science and Engineering
-Department of Systems Integration
-Department of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering is included in the Department of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering. This course provides a broad education, ranging from the basics to applications, through a curriculum that combines electrical engineering, electronic engineering, communications engineering, computer engineering. It fosters creative, talented individuals able to flourish as practical engineers and systems managers in such fields as electricity, electronics, and ICT.
In order to promote the economic development in Uzbekistan, the expansion and reinforcement of electric power networks is of prime importance. In addition, control, electrical machinery, and power electronics are also important to realize the highly enhanced utilization of electric energy. In order to turn the knowledge into the actual execution, it will be needed to experience many practical studies. The educational program in YNU covers the practical research and development. In particular, we have implemented “PED program” in which the practical studies have been conducted from viewpoints of both hardware and software (see 4 for details). In addition, we have a lot of joint effort with industry as collaborative works. Based on these advantages, we are sure that our educational program will be contributing to JDS by providing practice-oriented studies.
This course provides a world-class program in electrical and electronic circuit technology. Students can choose one of two programs, TED (T-type Engineering Degree) and PED (Pi-type Engineering Degree). In the TED Program, students belong to a research lab, enabling them to deeply pursue their specialized research, and are evaluated for a degree based on a master’s thesis. In the PED Program, a studio education conducted by multiple teachers is the mainstay; moreover, students are evaluated for a degree based on the results of their studio education rather than on a written master’s thesis. This PED Program is unique to the Graduate School of Engineering at YNU, also called the Yokohama method graduate school education. This program educates students to become practice-oriented engineers and researchers who can address present-day issues in a diversified and technologically advanced industrialized society. Students undertake a coursework program consisting of laboratory studies, seminars and internships independently, instead of belonging to any specific research group led by a faculty member. The final evaluation for the master’s degree is made based on the outcomes of their learning and projects during the two-year master’s program. The abbreviation “PED” represents Pi-type Engineering Degree which is based on (at least) two specialized fields, as the Greece letter “” having two pillars. Please see the attached materials for more details.
|Minimum Credits Required|
|Basic Engineering and Sciences||6|
|Basic Major Courses||14 (including 4 from Basic Major Courses)|
A part of the courses taught by members of Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering are as follows. These courses are mainly conducted in English.
|Advanced Digital Communications, VLSI System Design, Intelligent Systems, Applied Algebra, Coding Theory, Digital Circuit Theory, Nanophotonics, Advanced Discrete Systems, Power System Planning, Advanced Semiconductor Physics, Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Computer Aided Design of Electronic Circuits, Advanced Power Electronics, Information & Communications Infrastructure, Multimedia Mobile Communication Network, Microwave Engineering, Software Assurance, Lightwave Engineering, Integrated Nanodevices, Advanced Electronic Devices, Human Sensing Engineering, A Basis of Smartgrid Technology, Superconductivity Electronics, Measurement of Mobile Antenna Systems, Optoelectronics System, Motion Control Systems|
In two years, students must take at least four modules. Every single module requires a minimum of 4 credits from studios and 2 credits from courses offered by the module.
|Minimum Credits as Module||Minimum Credits as Unit|
|PED Basic Engineering and Science||-||2|
Modules included in Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering are as follows:
|VLSI Design, Open Source Engineering, Control, Nenoelectronics, Computation Techniques of Light Waves, Science, Engineering and Design of Antennas, Information and Communication Technology, Electric Energy Supplies, Advanced Electronics and Materials, Integrated Electronics, Electrical and Computer Engineering for Future Medical Care and Welfare, Environment Adaptive Smart Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, Advanced Photonics, High Information Network Systems|
The courses included in these modules cover the above subjects included in TED Program. In addition to the courses, some special courses as follows are included in order to cultivate practice-oriented engineers. See attached material for more details.
|Presentation English, HILTI JAPAN, Project Management (I, II), Research Planning Bio-Industry Studio, Professional Ethics in EU & US, Professional Engineering (I, II)|
Also, students belonging to TED program can take these courses.
The detailed information is available at the following website.
Please see the below list about the members in this specialization. Supervisory professors of all the applicants will be determined through the admission procedure. In the case of PED Program, students can specify different desired professors for the first and second year as their supervisory professors.
Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering
|Availability for JDS|
|Professor||FUJIMOTO Yasutaka||Manufacturing Automation, Discrete Event Systems, Motion Control, Robotics, Electrical Machinery||Japanese or English|
|Professor||KAWAMURA Atsuo||Power Electronics, Digital Control, Biped Walking Robots, Electric Vehicles, Electric Train Tractions||Japanese or English|
|Professor||OYAMA Tsutomu||Electric Power Systems Engineering, Power Systems Analysis, Planning and Operation of Power Systems||Japanese or English|
|Associate Prof.||SHIMONO Tomoyuki||Haptics, Motion Control, Mechatoronics, Human Support Engineering||Japanese or English|
|Associate Prof.||TSUJI Takao||Power System Engineering, Smartgrid, Renewable Energy Source||Japanese or English|
Please make use of this list (data as of November 15th, 2015) to find your potential academic advisor. Further information such as the titles of his/her classes and contact address are available from “Academic Research Staff”
If you cannot find his/her contact address from the site, please contact the appropriate graduate school.
Academic Schedule in the academic year of 2016 is as follows (for Reference).
* It should be noted that students must attend some workshops during Summer and Winter Vacations.
YNU has two dormitories for YNU international students: Yokohama National University International Student House and the Minesawa International Student Dormitory. The former dormitory is located in 5-minute walk from Gumyoji subway. The latter dormitory is located in 5-minute walk from our university. These dormitories are available preferentially for international students. In addition, Ooka and Hazawa international residences are also available.
The detailed information is available at http://www.ynu.ac.jp/english/campus/support/dormitory.html.
From a viewpoint of the ratio of the number of international students, Yokohama National University is at the top level in Japanese universities. We have a lot of experience of educations for international students with the world-leading knowledge and technologies about the study field in engineering. We are sure that our study program provides the sufficient level of educations and contributes to cultivating practice-oriented engineers. We are looking forward to seeing you at YNU.