For Master's degree program, the curriculum consists of 400- and 500-level courses taken over two years. Students can design their learning process by selecting courses from four elective groups. These are in addition to a newly established, compulsory applied Project-Based Learning (PBL) course, Project Design and Management.
The curriculum allows students to acquire the management skills needed to work globally with scientists and engineers in diverse fields. All courses are conducted in English unless otherwise noted.
For syllabus of each course, please refer to Tokyo Tech Open Courseware (OCW).
|PROJECTS||GLOBAL AND REDIONAL ENVIRONMENT||SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT POLICIES||INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-CREATION||RESOURCES AND PRODUCT MANUFACTURING|
|CO||Project Design & Management S||400||Atmospheric Environment in Megacities||400||Environmental Policy||400||Sustainable Development and Integrated Management||400||Environmental Cleanup and Pollution Control
|CO||Project Design & Management F||400||Geospatial data analysis for environment studies||400||Methods of Analysis for Socioeconomic and
|400||Project Evaluation for Sustainable Society||400||Technologies for Energy and Resource Utilization|
|400||Hydrology and Water Resources Conservation||400||Basic Behaviormetrics: Theory and Methods||500||Case Method for International Development and
|500||Introduction to Systems Engineering|
|500||Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers
|500||Environmental Impact Assessment||500||Concept Designing||500||Utilization of Resources and Wastes for Environment|
|400||Global Environmental System and
|LEC||Basic Engineering on Thermal Environment||400||Global Science Communication and Engagement||400||Chemical Process Synthesis for Development|
|400||Urban Environment||400||The Economics and Systems Analysis of Environment,
Resources, and Technology
|400||Science Media and Communication for Global
Development, Environment and Society
|500||Introduction to Information and Communication
Technologies for Development
|500||Environmental Hydraulics||500||History and Current Issues of Economic Development
and Environmental Protection
|500||Perspective and Understanding of Various Kinds
of Material and Standardization
[CO]: Compulsory : Elective 400 series : Elective 500 series
1. PROJECT DESIGN & MANAGEMENT (PDM) S AND F
This course is compulsory for all GEDES master’s students and is offered twice a year, in 1Q and 4Q. In PDM-S (1Q), students formulate a policy recommendation for national leaders in the form of a project that contributes to a developing country’s needs. For this task, the social, economic, and environmental conditions of the country are examined and the appropriate goals for those areas, which are included
in the recommendation, are set. In PDM-F (4Q), students work as a group on an energy and resource issue. In the past, for example, students were given the task of investigating the existing primary energy balances in Asian countries to confirm the local energy and electricity supply policies. They then built scenarios for the electricity supply policies of Asian countries through 2030. Both PDM-S and PDM-F emphasize the importance of communication, collaboration, and creation with people who have different expertise and cultural backgrounds. Presentation skills are also strengthened through this course.
2. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT IN MEGACITIES
The atmospheric environment of a city is composed of complex urban structures, spatiotemporal changes in artificial waste heat, and rapid changes in land cover. Over the past decade, studies of the urban climate have promoted innovative interdisciplinary research projects. According to recent findings, the condition of a city’s atmospheric boundary layer can be simple despite its complexity. The course begins with an introduction to groundbreaking numerical modeling and investigation techniques, followed by a series of lectures and exercises on advancements in climate change investigation in megacities. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of the urban atmospheric environment, take part in research collaboration opportunities, and learn advanced techniques for acquiring further knowledge.
3. GLOBAL SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
This course provides an overview of science communication and an exploration of recent issues that highlight its importance. Students complete the course with a theoretical understanding of science and public knowledge on the global stage, and practical experience of doing science communication in different forms. Classes consist of lectures, readings, and group work. As a course focused on communication, ample opportunity is given to discuss the content of lectures and texts, to deepen understanding, and to practice skills in expressing opinions. Throughout the course, exercises allow students to use different formats of science communication focused on various areas of science and engineering, culminating in a final project: a public science communication event.