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Admission Policy

Philosophy and Objectives

The Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering emphasizes the building of a solid foundation for learning, under the tradition of a liberal academic environment.  A liberal academic environment is one where students are encouraged to view the world free of preconceptions by garnering a scientific eye.  This entails the development of a critical attitude toward academia, and becomes a solid foundation for learning.  It is widely perceived that the focus of the faculty of Engineering is largely on applied technologies.  However, the Kyoto University approach differs from the general perception and is somewhat unique.  In short, the Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering adheres to its principle academic approach based on its belief that a deep understanding of the basics is essential for applying technologies to a wide variety of situations in the future.

Class scenery-Yoshida.pngHere is a more detailed description of our undergraduate program.  During the first and second years after enrolling as undergraduate of the Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering, students take general education courses common to all science course students.  They are also required to take liberal arts, as well as English and/or other foreign languages.  At the same time, department/program specialization begins from the first year, gradually increasing in weight.  In their fourth year, individuals take up a special research project on a specific theme.  Students are assigned to their chosen laboratory for their project, where they are able to conduct their studies in a cutting-edge environment together with graduate students and supervising academics.  Students who continue on to graduate school can enjoy a more advanced level of specialized education and research guidance. Through this approach to education, the Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering has continually turned out alumni who are capable of applying their expertise to a broad range of activities, independently and creatively tackling entirely new challenges, and who possess a deep knowledge base and strict sense of integrity.

Student Profile

The following persons are welcome to enroll in our program:

  1. Individuals who possess a thorough command of the knowledge from their secondary school education, and who have the competence to undertake a post-secondary education in fundamental scientific principles in the Faculty of Engineering.
  2. Individuals who are free of preconceptions, who strive to verify and understand the mechanisms behind matters firsthand.
  3. Individuals who have the enthusiasm and vitality to creatively explore new fields of technology.