Curriculum


Ochanomizu University’s “Fostering long-term creativity and innovation with science and technology disciplines based on Ochanomizu spirit ‘Migakazuba’ in the next generation of global leaders” was selected in 2013 as a “Program for Leading Graduate Schools.” This has led to the establishment of a degree program “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders.” through collaboration between the Division of Advanced Sciences and the Division of Life Sciences.

The minor course program of Science and Technology for Global Leaders is a 5-year consistent education program for master’s and doctoral programs. (To go on to the doctoral program, students must pass the entrance examination in major course.) For completion of master’s program, Research of Science and Technology for Global Leaders which examines the research result in major course, PBTS Interim Report in minor course, and performance on PBTS activities are examined instead of Special Research which requires master’s thesis in major course. Students also need to pass middle-QE to complete master’s program. Research of Science and Technology for Global Leaders is applied to only selected students for this minor course program.

Outline of Five-year Program

 

Curriculum for Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders

Non-minor course students are also able to take items in the curriculum for this minor course except for Global Internship Ⅰ, Global Internship Ⅱ, Project Based Team StudyⅠ, and Project Based Team StudyⅡ.

To complete the minor course program of Science and Technology for Global Leaders for academic degree, students must pass the selection examination (initial-QE) and complete the doctoral program by earning 37 or more credits in total from the following curriculum. They will be awarded the doctoral degree (science global leader) or other degrees according to their field of study.

1. Innovation Creation Fundamental Courses

Number of Credits

Essential Physics for Global LeadersⅠ2 credits
Essential Physics for Global LeadersⅡ2 credits
Essential Mathematics for Global LeadersⅠ2 credits
Essential Mathematics for Global LeadersⅡ2 credits
Essential Computer Science for Global LeadersⅠ2 credits
Essential Computer Science for Global LeadersⅡ2 credits
Essential Chemistry for Global LeadersⅠ2 credits
Essential Chemistry for Global LeadersⅡ2 credits
Essential Bioinformatics for Global LeadersⅠ2 credits
Essential Bioinformatics for Global LeadersⅡ2 credits
Essential Engineering and Technology for Global LeadersⅠ2 credits
Essential Engineering and Technology for Global LeadersⅡ2 credits

: Compulsory course, : Elective course (4 or more credits required)

2. Global Leader Development Courses

(1) English Courses

Academic Presentation in English2 credits
Presentation Method1 credit
Science Reading1 credit
Science Writing: Basic1 credit
Academic Writing in English2 credits

(2) Career Courses

Special course on Career Development: Basic2 credits
Special course on Career Development: Advanced2 credits
Special course on Career Development: Role-model2 credits
Special course on Career Development: Training2 credits

(3) Leadership Courses

Special course on Global Female Leader: Basic2 credits
Special course on Global Female Leader: Advanced1 credit
Special course on Global Female Leader: Role-model1 credit
Special course on Global Female Leader: Training1 credit
Special course on Project Management2 credits
Outreach Training2 credits

(4) Doctoral Program LA (Liberal Arts)

Essential Philosophy for Global Leaders2 credits
Essential Ethics for Global Leaders2 credits
Essential History for Global Leaders2 credits
Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders2 credits

(5) Information Technology Related Courses

Practical Use of Information Technology Ⅰ2 credits
Practical Use of Information Technology Ⅱ2 credits

: Elective course (4 or more credits required), : Elective course (6 or more credits required)

3. PBTS(Project Based Team Study)

Project Based Team StudyⅠ6 credits
Project Based Team StudyⅡ8 credits

: Compulsory course

4. Laboratory Rotation

Global Internship Ⅰ1 credit
Global Internship Ⅱ2 credits

: Compulsory course
 

Common Subjects for All Graduate Courses by Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders

Besides avobe subjects, Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders offers Special Practice in Global Science & Technology Ⅰ- Ⅶ and Special Lecture in Global Science & Technology Ⅰ- Ⅶ as the common subjecs for all graduate courses.
In Special Practice in Global Science, you will broaden your interdisciplinary perspectives through the experience with advanced equipment in fields outside of their specialty.
In Special Lectures in Global Science, you may learn variety of subjects to help expanding your knowledge besides of your specialties. The subjects will include basic knowledge of economy and business like MOT(Management of Technology) for creating innovation. The students in minor course will be recommended to take these subjects.

These subjects are available for all students in graduate courses. Some of them may allow undergraduate students to attend.

Number of Credits

Special Practice in Global Science & Technology Ⅰ- Ⅶ (Advanced Equipment) 1 each
Special Lecture in Global Science & Technology Ⅰ- Ⅶ 1 each