Graduate School of Engineering Departments and Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Engineering
We develop professionals who develop cutting-edge technologies, putting the future of Japan in their hands

What you’ll learn in the Graduate School of Engineering

Academic programs that give more students access to graduate school

The Graduate School of Engineering offers the following academic programs with the goal of opening their doors to more students.
1. Early enrollment in graduate school courses
AIT undergraduate students who know early on that they want to continue into graduate school can begin taking graduate school courses during their fourth year, giving them more time to pursue their research activities. And because they have access not only to classes in other Graduate School of Engineering programs, but also to management-related courses offered through the Graduate School of Business Administration and Computer Science, they are able to acquire even broader-based expert knowledge.
2. Accelerated acceptance program
Through our accelerated acceptance program, AIT undergraduates who have exceptional academic records and want to continue their studies can be accepted into our graduate school at the end of their third undergraduate year.
3. Financial support with tuition reductions through recommendation-based enrollment
Undergraduate students in the top 30% of their class who receive recommendations to enroll in the Graduate School of Engineering can receive a 30% reduction in their tuition fees—making the cost of an AIT education on par with that of graduate schools at national universities. Graduate students can further reduce the financial burden of their studies through our extensive scholarship programs, teaching assistant positions, support finding part-time work, help with academic conference fees, and more.
4. Actively encouraging international exchange
AIT offers joint degree programs with its overseas partner universities, allowing students to earn a diploma at more than one school at the same time. The program allows interested students to complete one year of their Master’s program at AIT and the remaining year at the partner institution.
5. Graduate partnership programs
AIT has partnership agreements with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. These partner institutions send instructors to AIT graduate schools and allow AIT graduate students to get involved in their on-site research projects.
6. October (fall semester) enrollment
The Graduate School of Engineering actively recruits adult and international students, making it easier for them to enroll by offering October as well as April entry.
7. Actively promoting collaborative research activities with industry and government players
The Research Institute for Industrial Technology, Academic Frontiers Promotion Program, Clean Energy Research Project, Eco-electric Power Research Center, Seismic Resistance Experiment Center, Disaster Prevention Research Center, and other research institutions are at the heart of our efforts to push ahead with both industry and industry-government collaborative research projects.

Programs and courses

Master's Programs

Our educational programs are designed to give students the sophisticated professional skills, broad-based expert knowledge, and presentation abilities they need to succeed on the front lines of the industrial world.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Course

    The Electrical and Electronics Engineering master’s program integrates electrical, electronics, and information networks engineering, building on the close relationships between these disciplines to create innovative, integrated, and complex technological advances.

  • Materials Chemistry Course

    The Materials Chemistry master’s program builds on specialist coursework in applied chemistry, giving students the opportunity to design and assess a variety of high-tech materials through synthetic and applied education and research.

  • Mechanical Engineering Course

    Students in the Mechanical Engineering master's program come up with the creative ideas that make increasingly high-performance, sophisticated, and intelligent equipment a reality, always with a view to more energy efficiency and less environmental pollution.

  • Construction Systems Engineering Course

    Education and research in the Construction System Engineering master’s program takes the traditional civil engineering and architectural focus on design, construction, and management and adds to it modern ecological, environmental, disaster prevention, and human-centered considerations.

Doctoral Programs

Our doctoral programs are designed to turn out researchers and highly specialized engineers with the ability to effectively identify and resolve problems through self-directed research and technological development.
  • Electricity and Materials Engineering Course

    The Electricity and Materials Engineering doctoral program integrates electrical and electronics engineering with materials science to develop professionals able to develop and work with cutting-edge technologies in the energy, information, and materials sectors.

  • Production and Construction Engineering Course

    The Production and Construction Engineering doctoral program trains professionals who can take an active role in developing and researching the sophisticated production systems and social advances involved in monozukuri craftsmanship as well as the tools and technologies that allow us to construct facilities and living spaces for modern life.

Innovation means going beyond cutting edge

The aim of the AIT Graduate School of Engineering is to offer a rich learning experience that has students work as independent researchers in their chosen field of study while giving them the research skills and fundamentals they need to engage in other specialist activities with a high degree of research competence.
People with graduate degrees are the corporate and social leaders of tomorrow, so students looking to enter graduate school must not only have extensive specialist knowledge in their chosen field of expertise, but must also carry out their research as engineers and scientists who are kind to the environment and people, with their sights set on the future.

Genichiro Kushida

Dean, Graduate School of Engineering

Aichi Institute of Technology