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Admissions for the School of Engineering

(1) Diploma Policy
Engineering is an academia in which we integrate science and technology to enrich the social lives of mankind. The School of Engineering aims to nurture talent that can contribute to the development of innovative science and technology in order to realize peace and wellbeing for mankind. It is our diploma policy to produce creative, dream-pursuing researchers and engineers who are willing to face new challenges that determine our future.

(2) Curriculum Policy
The School of Engineering offers comprehensive education programs that consist of general education intended to cultivate broad knowledge to understand how human society and the natural world function, field-specific education for acquiring highly specialized knowledge and the ability to make synergistic judgments, and a wide range of subjects to develop communication skills, design capabilities and international minds. The academic fields covered by the School of Engineering are divided among five divisions and entrance examinations are held to select students according to the quotas of each division. Upon admission, new students will first take basic subjects to acquire fundamental knowledge that is common to the entire division, after which they are allowed to study unique, specialized subjects. Each division has certain specialized subjects that are to be taken, but students may decide on which specialized subjects to select based on guidance offered by the division and also by getting the opinions of senior students. Some divisions have specialized subjects that must be taken after the first year depending on which division or course they select.

(3) Admission Policy
The School of Engineering seeks applicants who have global visions and a strong interest in the present and future of mankind, and the willingness to participate in the discovery and resolution of challenges, and possessing both broad and in-depth understanding of the various content taught at high schools. Once accepted, they should have good self-awareness as a university student and the motivation to study vigorously and with independence and aggressiveness.

(4) Entrance Examination Outline
The School of Engineering offers a second stage entrance examination given by Osaka University with several screening methods to test individual scholastic achievement in order to select students who fulfill our admissions based on multifactorial evaluation standards. A 2-step selection process using the second stage entrance examination given by Osaka University and the first stage entrance examination given by the National Center for University Entrance Examination enables us to screen students who have an understanding and knowledge in a wide range of areas as well as students who have outstanding specialized abilities in the basics of engineering, namely math, science and English. We also use diverse screening tests such as those used for the admission of students participating in International Science Olympiads as well as several other special entrance examinations.

Admission Policy for the Division of Applied Science

The role of engineering is becoming increasingly important amidst the remarkable advancements taking place in science and technology today and for the energy and environmental issues associated with such progress. The Division of Applied Science aims to educate students who possess a broad interest and in-depth knowledge in all fields of natural science so they can understand natural phenomena multilaterally, beyond the borders of the existing academic system and not only between individual fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Students are further expected to understand the mechanisms of natural phenomena and to become capable of applying such acquired knowledge to the creation of new substances and molecules, as well as developing systems and processes that go beyond nature. Engineering relates strongly to people and society, thus we make sure that our students acquire awareness of the association between technology and society, and overlook natural science from a global perspective. The Division of Applied Science seeks students who have a firm understanding of these educational ideals and who possess the determination to contribute to the advancement of science technology with vision and enthusiasm.

Admission Policy for the Division of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Science

The division promotes the education and research of the engineering related to mechanics, materials and manufacturing, as the foundation of technologies aiming to achieve the sustainable advancement of a rich and safe society and to pioneer the future of mankind. While the industrial technology continues to advance dramatically, environmental, resource, energy, safety and health issues are becoming increasingly obvious. The division offers an organized curriculum based on the leading-edge studies in these areas to produce engineers and scientists who are capable of resolving these newly arising issues with broad visions, creativity and determination.

From such perspectives, the Division of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Science seeks applicants who possess the following qualities:
1. Passion for the technology innovation and the motivation to contribute to the society;
2. Aspiration to the academic achievement as well as the cultivation of global views, a sense of responsibility and high ethical standards;
3. Motivation to become a leader who has a comprehensive view in his/her own specialty as well as an insight for other fields.

Admission Policy for the Division of Electronic and Information Engineering

Many aspects of our daily lives are supported by AV equipment such as TVs, videos, DVDs and CDs, information and communication equipment such as PCs, mobile phones and internet, washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners and other home electronics, lighting equipment, transportation, medical care and industrial systems, and the electricity that powers them. Electricity is generated using atomic power, thermal power, water power, etc.
Moreover, electronic control is absolutely essential in our lives today, being used everywhere from automobiles, bullet trains and aircrafts to factory production lines. Meanwhile, a new form of information society is developing rapidly in which digital information travels in split seconds across borders as typified by the Internet.
The Division of Electronic and Information Engineering aims to impart knowledge appropriate to today’s information technology era. It is designed to foster the study of the fundamentals of systems and technologies to transfer, process and control electrical signals, information and electric energy freely, speedily and accurately. Over 90% of the undergraduate students proceed to graduate school where they can acquire further knowledge and research capabilities.
The Division of Electronic and Information Engineering seeks:
1. those who like scientific and mathematical ways of thinking;
2. those who wish to create something new;
3. those who wish to work as researchers;
4. those who want to contribute to society through specialized fields;
5. those who have a passion to tackle challenges;
6. those who want to be successful globally.
The Division has high expectations for students to challenge themselves to take charge of the future of Japan.

Admission Policy for the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering

The Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering was established in 2006 for the systematic education and research of engineering technologies to provide comprehensive solutions to the most serious issues we face in the 21st century: namely, deterioration of the global environment and depletion of energy and resources. Because the challenges we aim to tackle extend across vast areas of specialization, only those engineers who possess both a broad perspective to see the big picture and professional expertise in specific fields are likely to succeed in resolving the issues.
From such a perspective, the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering seeks:
1. those who possess a deep interest in panhuman issues to achieve a safe and secure society including an interest in sustainability of global environment and energy, preservation of natural environment, formation of a recycling-oriented society, and creation and preservation of areas and regions;
2. those who aim to become a passionate and highly technical engineers, possessing the wisdom to accurately identify specific issues related to the maintenance of human survival from a broad perspective and a sense of responsibility to resolve such issues;
3. those who are capable of thinking and acting on their own, working cooperatively, and willing to take leadership;
4. those who possess flexible thinking, rich sensibility, and a spirit of inquiry toward humanity and nature.

Admission Policy for the Division of Global Architecture

As human beings that live on the limited environment we have on Earth, we must aim to coexist amidst our diverse natural world and its living beings while sustaining affluent human society. To do so, we must structure and construct all kinds of highly advanced artifacts and at the same time come up with ways to live so as to reduce and control environmental burdens on Earth and the risks to mankind. We are required to have a high level of ability to analyze the many phenomena contained in human society, reintegrate such information and to build upon them.
The education and research at the Division of Global Architecture are aimed to develop highly advanced expertise in systems and technologies that enable us to integrate nature, human culture and engineering, pursue comfort, harmonize with limited resources, and develop cutting-edge technologies in order to achieve a human society harmonious with nature. The division seeks to foster human resources with a high sense of ethics who can create an attractive human society with consideration for a sustainable future of Earth.
From such perspectives, the Division of Global Architecture seeks:
1. those who have strong interest in sustainable global environment, preservation of the natural environment, creation and preservation of areas and regions, formation of a recycling-oriented society, and who have an interest in things such as ships, buildings, transportation and disaster prevention facilities that appear in human lives;
2. those who have high basic scholastic skills in mathematics, English, science, social studies, and language;
3. those who are capable of thinking and acting on their own, who are aspirational and can appreciate different cultures, and who can communicate and work cooperatively with others;
4. those who possess qualities of "flexible thinking", "rich sensibility", and "the spirit of inquiry towards human and nature."

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