Graduate School / Careers

The career paths of graduates of the School of Engineering are divided into two categories: those who go on to graduate school and those who find employment in general companies, government offices, junior high schools, high schools, and so on.

About 85% of all undergraduate graduates go on to graduate school (master’s course).

Those who go on to graduate school (doctoral course) account for about 15% of all graduates of the master’s course.

The School of Engineering receives employment offers from up to 2,000 companies every year, and approximately 97% of the graduates of the Master’s Course who wish to work in the School of Engineering find employment.

Graduate School

The graduate school entrance examination is held at the end of August. At this time, students may choose whatever field they would like to major in. However the students must have acquired the necessary basic specialized academic skills to enter that field. In order to open the doors to a broader range of students, many major fields utilize a variety of test sections and allow the students to select the ones to answer. Some major fields also use a system of recommended admission for students with outstanding academic records. For particularly outstanding undergraduates, a system of “skipping a grade” and “early graduation in the third year (only for the Division of Electronics and Information Engineering)” is available, which allows students to enter graduate school after completing the third year.

The years required to complete a graduate school course are two years for the Master’s course and three years for the Doctoral course. However there are ways to complete the Master’s course in one year and the Doctoral course in two years, or to complete the Master’s course in two years and the Doctoral course in one year or more, allowing exceptional students a way to extend their abilities without waiting. By taking the school’s shortest course, it is possible to obtain a Doctoral degree at the age of 24.

Students who enter graduate school learn more advanced specialized knowledge and engage in active creative research activities. Many of our graduate students are active in presenting their research at international conferences overseas and participating in academic meetings.

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The graphs below show the career paths of Master’s degree graduates for the past three years.