Programs

Saitama University's International Graduate Program on Civil and Environmental Engineering, as part of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, offers Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering/Doctor of Philosophy Degree programs in a broad range of civil and environmental engineering.

Master of Engineering Program

To qualify for the Master of Engineering Degree, the student must comply with the following requirements.

  • The standard period of full time attendance to fulfill the requirement of the degree is two years. In an exceptional case, the degree may be conferred after studying for one year, as the minimum period, having fulfilled the other requirements.
  • A minimum of 30 credits beyond the bachelor degree is required, including 10 credits awarded for a thesis.
  • A thesis based on the research carried out under the supervision of his/her thesis advisor must be completed and satisfactorily presented.

Doctor of Engineering/Doctor of Philosophy Program

To qualify for the Degree of Doctor of Engineering/Doctor of Philosophy, the candidate must have a broad knowledge of his/her field of study and have demonstrate distinguished accomplishment and substantial contributions to the advancement of that field through profound knowledge and original ideas. The candidate must comply more specifically with the following requirements.

  • The standard period of full time attendance to the degree is three years beyond a Master's degree. In an exceptional case, the degree may be conferred after studying for one year, as the minimum period, having fulfilled the other requirements
  • A minimum of 12 credits from course and laboratory works beyond a Master's degree is required.
  • The student must satisfactorily present his/her dissertation proposal, approximately one and a half years from his/ her enrollment in the program.
  • As the most important requirement for the doctoral degree, a dissertation based on original research carried out at Saitama University, under the supervision of his/her advisor and with the assistance of the candidate's supervising committee, must be completed and presented. The candidate must pass a final examination on the dissertation and a comprehensive examination in his/her specific field of study.
  • At least two recognized journal publications (accepted or published) based on the doctoral research with a minimum of one paper as the first author is required.