Curriculum and Requirements for Completion

This agreement establishes research guidance, curriculum, and requirements for completion of gInterdisciplinary Graduate School of Agriculture and Engineering, University of Miyazakih

(1) Research guidance

A chief advisor (ŽåŽw“±‹³ˆõ) in addition to two or more assistant advisors (•›Žw“±‹³ˆõ) must provide students with curriculum and research guidance. Students are required to plan their research program based on the guidance of the advisors, and develop experiments and theories to compose research papers.

Advisors are required to provide students with guidance as follows:

In the first stage, advisors should give students guidance on how to conduct literature research directly related to their research theme, and literature research on the trend or potential of the research area, leading students toward the developing a specific research program.

In the second stage, advisors should lead students to collect and analyze data based on their research program. Moreover, students must present the progress of their study verbally in English at a major-classified seminar, which is conducted twice. Furthermore, the advisors encourage students to present their research achievements at academic conferences, and so forth (Academic Presentation).

In the third stage, advisors should give students guidance on how to organize for prepublication of their paper and finally, preparation for publishing their paper in journals in order to write a dissertation and apply to the Doctoral Dissertation Committee (”ŽŽm˜_•¶R¸‰ï).

(2) Curriculum

œResearcher Ethics:
Students are required to take a course about environmental ethics, bioethics, and morals of engineers, which varies according to their major.
œEssential Subject:
Students are required to take one essential subject (2 credits) set for each Education Course.

Education Course

Course Models

Essential Subject

‚PDCourse of Environmentally Harmonized Technology and Science

Model 1

Environmentally Harmonized Technology and Science

‚QDCourse of Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Science Model 2

Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Science

‚RDCourse of Bioscience and Biotechnology

Model 3

Bioscience and Biotechnology

‚SDCourse of Marine Biological Science

Model 4

Marine Biological Science

‚TDCourse of Advanced Materials and Energy

Model 5

Energy conversion

‚UDCourse of Production Technology

Model 6

Design and Production Technology

‚VDCourse of Computer Science and Bio-informatics

Model 7

Computer Science and Bio-informatics

œResearch Fundamental Subject Group:
Students are required to take two or more subjects from the Research Fundamental Subject Group admissible in Educational courses. The subjects must include one taught by a chief advisor.

Education Course

Research Fundamental Subject

‚PDCourse of Environmentally Harmonized Technology and Science

  • Advanced Study for Environmentally Harmonized Technology and Science
    (ŠÂ‹«‹¤¶‰ÈŠw“Á˜_(—Z‡‰È–Ú))
  • Disaster Mitigation for Infrastructure
    (ŽÐ‰ïŠî”ՍЊQŒyŒ¸Šw(—Z‡‰È–Ú))
  • Conservation and Utilization of Forest Resources
    (X—ÑŽ‘Œ¹•Û‘S—˜—pŠw)
  • Ecology and Management of Grassland Systems
    (‘’nƒVƒXƒeƒ€‰ÈŠw)
  • Development and Utilization of Bio-resources in Grasses
    (‘–{A•¨Ž‘Œ¹ŠJ”­E—˜—pŠw)
  • Applied Animal Production System and Environmental Management
    (‰ž—p“®•¨ŠÂ‹«ŠÇ—Šw)
  • Advanced Lecture on Chemistry of Materials Cycle and Resources Utilization
    (Ž‘Œ¹zŠÂ‰»Šw“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Civil Engineering ‡T
    (’nˆæŽÐ‰ïŠî”Õ“Á˜_‡T)
  • Advanced Civil Engineering ‡U
    (’nˆæŽÐ‰ïŠî”Õ“Á˜_‡U)

‚QDCourse of Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Science

  • Recent Crop Production Science
    (ì•¨¶ŽYŠw)
  • Advanced Horticulture
    (æ’[‰€Œ|Šw)
  • Postharvest Biology
    (ƒ|ƒXƒgƒn[ƒxƒXƒgƒoƒCƒIƒƒW[)
  • Advanced Plant Breeding Science
    (A•¨ˆçŽíŠw“Á˜_)
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
    (•ªŽqA•¨•a—Šw)
  • Physiology and Biochemistry of Animal Resources
    (“®•¨Ž‘Œ¹¶—¶‰»Šw)
  • Methodology of Animal Breeding and Management
    (“®•¨‹@”\î•ñ§ŒäŠw)
  • Advanced Environmental Engineering in Agricultural and Industrial Production
    (¶ŽYŠÂ‹«HŠw“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Silviculture
    (‘¢—ÑŠw“Á˜_)

‚RDCourse of Bioscience and Biotechnology

  • Applied and Molecular Microbiology
    (”÷¶•¨‹@”\—˜—pŠwi—Z‡‰È–Ú))
  • Bioinformatics
    (¶‘̏î•ñ‰ðÍŠw(—Z‡‰È–Ú))
  • Bioprocess Engineering
    (¶•¨‰ž—pHŠw)
  • Applied Biochemistry
    (‰ž—p¶•¨‰»Šw)
  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
    (H•i‹@”\‰»Šw)

‚SDCourse of Marine Biological Science

  • Applied Science of Marine Bioresource
    (…ˆæ¶–½—˜—p‰ÈŠw)
  • Biology of Aquatic Animals
    (…ˆæŽ‘Œ¹¶•¨Šw)
  • Aquatic Molecular Biology
    (…‘°•ªŽq¶•¨Šw)
  • Fish Physiology and Pathology
    (…‘°¶—E•a—Šw)

‚TDCourse of Advanced Materials and Energy

  • Advanced Lecture on Functional Materials
    (‹@”\«Þ—¿“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Photochemistry, Laser and Photonics Engineering
    (ŒõEƒŒ[ƒU[HŠw“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Semiconductor materials
    (”¼“±‘̍ޗ¿“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lectures on Applied Energy Technology
    (ƒGƒlƒ‹ƒM[‰ž—pHŠw“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Quantum Physics on Elementary Processes
    (—ÊŽqƒGƒlƒ‹ƒM[“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on High Energy Astrophysics
    (‰F’ˆƒGƒlƒ‹ƒM[HŠw“Á˜_)

‚UDCourse of Production Technology

  • Advanced Lecture on Design and Production Manufacturing
    (ÝŒv¶ŽY‹Zp“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Visualized Information and Vibration Technology
    (‰ÂŽ‹‰»î•ñU“®HŠw“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Control System
    (§ŒäƒVƒXƒeƒ€“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Computer Integrated Production Systems
    (‚“x¶ŽYî•ñƒVƒXƒeƒ€“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Measurement and Analysis of Agricultural and Engineering Production
    (”_HŒv‘ª‰ðÍ“Á˜_)

‚VDCourse of Computer Science and Bio-informatics

  • Advanced lectures on Mathematical Models in Biology
    (¶•¨‚̐”—ƒ‚ƒfƒ‹“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Computer Software
    (î•ñˆ—ƒ\ƒtƒgƒEƒFƒA“Á˜_)
  • Advanced Lecture on Information Processing Hardware
    (î•ñˆ—ƒn[ƒhƒEƒGƒA“Á˜_)
œAdvanced Research:
Students are required to plan their research program in deference to research guidance by the chief advisor and assistant advisors, and complete a dissertation through research, study and presentation.

Education Course

Advanced Research

‚PDCourse of Environmentally Harmonized Technology and Science

Advanced Research on Environmentally Harmonized Technology and Science

‚QDCourse of Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Science

Advanced Research on Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Science

‚RDCourse of Bioscience and Biotechnology

Advanced Research on Bioscience and Biotechnology

‚SDCourse of Marine Biological Science

Advanced Research on Marine Biological Science

‚TDCourse of Advanced Materials and Energy

Advanced Research on Advanced Materials and Energy

‚UDCourse of Production Technology

Advanced Research on Production Technology

‚VDCourse of Computer Science and Bio-informatics

Advanced Research on Computer Science and Bio-informatics

(3) Requirements for Completion

Students are required to be enrolled in Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Agriculture and Engineering for three or more years with twelve or more credits, and to pass the review by the Doctoral Dissertation Committee (”ŽŽm˜_•¶R¸‰ï) as well as the final examination.Regarding students who have achieved remarkable results; three or more years of enrollment, including the duration of the masterfs program or pre-doctoral program, is sufficient.

Regarding students who are admitted because they have academic abilities equal to or higher than those who have finished the masterfs program, three or more years of enrollment is sufficient Regarding students who have accomplished the excellent academic and research achievements, one or more years of enrollment is sufficient

(4) Requirements for the application for Doctoral Dissertation Committee

  1. The main part of a doctoral dissertation must have two or more sections. It is required that the dissertation be published or for it to have been published in an academic journal and so forth, information on which is provided in (5).
  2. In principle, the applicant should be the first author of the dissertation.
  3. When one section of the dissertation is replaced to a multiple-section discourse paper with referee reading (Proceedings and so forth), the details are determined according to the major.

(5) Requirements for academic journals

1) Domestic journals:

Doctoral dissertations are required to appear in academic journals with referee reading, which are issued by an academic society provided as follows:

a) An academic society registered as a Cooperation Organization for the Science Council of Japan (“ú–{Šwp‰ï‹c‹¦—ÍŠwp’c‘Ì) established by the Science Council of Japan in October of 2005.

b) Organization judged to fulfill the requirements by the Graduate School Management Committee (Œ¤‹†‰È‰^‰cˆÏˆõ‰ï). The organizations are required to submit documents to confirm following conditions:

  • Stating the name of the organization, their objectives, office, qualifications of constituent members, and representatives.
  • Holding one or more general assembly meetings or meeting of the same sort in order to work out policies on the management and operation every year.
  • Not limiting to constituent members living or working in a certain area.
  • Operating for more than three years as an academic organization.
  • Having more than five hundred constituent members.
  • Holding one or more meetings for reading research papers every year.
  • Issuing an academic journal with referee reading once or more every year. There should be the provisions of referee reading, and multiple referees.

2) International journals:

Academic journals in the Current Contents or Scopus