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Requirements for Course Completion

  • 1. Pass the final examinations for the doctoral degree as required by the relevant department
  • 2. Pass the MERIT Course final examination

The following requirements must also be met in order to complete the MERIT Course:

Mandatory Research Training

MERIT Course students are required to attend all of the following:

  • 1. Global Focus on Materials Science
    At least two credits from at least Global Focus on Materials ScienceⅠ or Global Focus on Materials Science Ⅱ
  • 2. MERIT Executive Seminars (Former: MERIT Special Lectures)
    Intensive lecture series held around four times a year (twice in each term). Students must attend at least three series by the end of their course.
  • 3. MERIT Colloquium
    1st and 2nd Year MERIT Course Students: Research presentations for a non-specialist audience

MERIT Practical Research Training

MERIT Course students are also required to complete one of the following four options. Applications must be submitted for these opportunities; eligibility to participate is granted on application approval.

  • 1. Self-directed joint research
    MERIT Course students affiliated to different laboratories work together to design a joint research project, inspired by MERIT Course activities, which is then conducted in one of the laboratories. Funding may be granted to projects tackling groundbreaking themes.
  • 2. Long-term overseas dispatch (1–3 months)
    Students negotiate directly with institutions overseas to propose research projects that can be conducted by the students on location as temporary researchers.
  • 3. Corporate internship (1–3 months)
    Students negotiate directly with private companies to arrange internships that are focused on obtaining practical training in fields other than their own areas of expertise.
  • 4. Entrepreneur challenge
    Students challenge entrepreneurship to implement in society based on research results.

MERIT Curriculum design for integrated materials science
Recommended Courses
Graduate School Department Class Name(※1) Category Learning Level(※2) Notes
Graduate School of Engineering All Focused Lecture on Materials Science Ⅰ Physics/
Chemistry
  (1) Those students on the MERIT Course who are enrolled in the Physics Department of the Graduate School of Science or in the Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering and Information Systems Departments of the Graduate School of Engineering are classified as being on the Physics Track of the MERIT Course. Those students on the MERIT Course who are enrolled in the Chemistry Department of the Graduate School of Science or in the Applied Chemistry, Chemical Systems Engineering, or Chemistry and Biotechnology Departments of the Graduate School of Engineering are classified as being on the Chemistry Track. Finally, decisions as to whether MERIT Course students who are enrolled in the Materials Engineering or Bioengineering Department of the Graduate School of Engineering and those who are enrolled in the Advanced Materials Science Department of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences are on the Physics or the Chemistry Track will be made on an individual basis according to students’ research plans upon acceptance as Course participants.

(2) It is recommended that students on the Physics Track take the classes of the chemistry category and that students on the Chemistry Track take the classes of the physics category.
Focused Lecture on Materials ScienceⅡ Physics/
Chemistry
 
Focused Lecture on Materials Science Ⅲ Physics/
Chemistry
 
Engineering Competency Ⅱ-Research Internship- Physics/
Chemistry
 
Applied Physics Materials Science Physics  
Advanced Lectures on Quantum Mechanics◎ Physics *
Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Physics  
Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics◎ Physics  
Computics for Material Science I Physics *
Computics for Material Science II Physics *
Experimental Methods in Applied Physics (B) Physics  
Soft Matter Science◎ Physics  
Surface Physics◎ Physics  
Electrical Engineering and Information Systems Quantum Nanostructures Physics  
Solid State Electronics I Physics  
Environmental Issues and Energy Technology Physics  
Nano Quantum Information Electronics I Physics  
Organic Electronics Physics  
Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices Physics  
Physics and Technology of Solar Cells Physics  
Nano Quantum Information Electronics II Physics  
Bio Electronic and Information Engineering Physics  
Integrated Device Engineering Physics  
Integrated Circuits Engineering Physics *
Integrated Power Management Circuits Physics *
Materials Engineering Advanced Lecture on Solid State Physics Physics  
Advanced Lecture and Exercise on Transport Phenomena Chemistry  
Advanced Lecture on Materials Chemistry I Chemistry  
Advanced Lecture on Materials Chemistry II Chemistry  
Advanced Lecture and Exercise on Thermodynamics Chemistry  
Advanced Lecture and Exercise on Elasticity Physics  
Advanced Lecture and Exercise on Structural Analysis Physics  
Advanced Lecture on Medical Materials Chemistry *
Advanced Lecture on Material Modeling Physics *
Advanced Lecture on Material Synthesis Using Supercritical Fluid Physics *
Advanced Lecture on Device Process Engineering Physics *
Applied Chemistry Advanced Lectures on Frontier Chemistry◎ Chemistry  
Advanced Lectures on Chemistry and Energy◎ Chemistry  
Chemical System Engineering Chemical Engineering of Catalysis◎ Chemistry  
Molecular Physical Chemistry◎ Chemistry  
Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering◎ Chemistry  
Chemistry and Biotechnology Polymer and Functional Materials Chemistry I Chemistry  
Polymer and Functional Materials Chemistry II Chemistry  
Polymer and Functional Materials Chemistry III Chemistry  
Basics for Functional Chemistry I Chemistry  
Bioengineering Overview of Biomaterials 1 Chemistry  
Overview of Biomaterials 2 Chemistry  
Overview of Biodevices 1 Chemistry  
Overview of Biodevices 2 Chemistry  
Basic Bioelectronics Physics  
Overview of Bioelectronics Physics  
Graduate School of Science All Theory of Science Communication Physics/
Chemistry
 
Practice in Science Communication Physics/
Chemistry
 
Physics Condensed Matter Physics I Physics  
Condensed Matter Physics Ⅱ Physics  
Chemical Physics I◎ Physics  
Surface Physics◎ Physics  
Optical Properties and Spectroscopy of Solids Physics *
Computational Physics Physics *
Semiconductors Physics *
Chemistry Basic Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry I Chemistry  
Basic Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry II Chemistry  
Basic Organic Chemistry I Chemistry  
Basic Organic Chemistry II Chemistry  
Frontiers in Advanced Technology I Chemistry  
Frontiers in Advanced Technology II Chemistry  
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Advanced Materials Science Introduction to Advanced Materials Science I Physics  
Introduction to Advanced Materials Science II Physics  
Introduction to Advanced Materials Science III Physics  
Introduction to Advanced Materials Science IV Chemistry  
Introduction to Advanced Materials Science V Physics  
Introduction to Advanced Materials Science VI Chemistry  
Introduction to Advanced Materials Science VII Chemistry  
New Introduction to Advanced Materials Science Ⅰ Physics  
New Introduction to Advanced Materials Science Ⅳ Chemistry  
New Introduction to Advanced Materials Science Ⅵ Chemistry  
New Introduction to Advanced Materials Science VII Chemistry  
Physical Chemistry of Soft Condensed Matter Ⅰ Chemistry *
Optical Properties of Solids A Physics *
Synchrotron Radiation Research Physics *
Physics of transition metal oxides Physics *
Cluster Function Design Physics *
Optical Properties of Solids B Physics *
Magnetism I Physics *
Physics of Quantum Matter Physics *
Introduction to superconductivity and superfluidity Physics *
Chemistry and Physics of Organic Functional Materials Chemistry *
Introduction to Surface Science Chemistry *
Environmental materials engineering Chemistry *
Plasma Materials Science Chemistry *
Non-equilibrium process Chemistry *
Introduction to Biological Physicochemistry Chemistry *
Introduction to magnetism and spintronics Physics *
Strong Correlation Physics Physics *
Nanotechnology in Materials Science Chemistry *

※1: ◎: Lecture for both graduate and undergraduate students
※2: *: Lecture which has a rather specialized area of contents