The development of science and technology is continuously giving us a lot of benefits and physics is playing a major role in the process. The basic research has been often required at the top end of the technology, and it can also contribute to the advance of basics of the physics.
The Subprogram in Applied Physics, Master’s Program in Engineering Sciences covers research fields related to both physics as a fundamental science and engineering dealing with applications of the results of physics. Research groups concerned with optics, optoelectronics, instrumentation physics, nanotechnology, optical and electronic device technology, magnetics, quantum beam and plasma physics are working with organized collaboration and taking parts of the basis of modern technologies. The Subprogram produces researchers who engage in development of applied physics with the knowledge and method of physics.
Subprogram leader / Takashi SUEMASU
Requirements for the Degree Program
Master’s Program (MS degree) – 2-year course
- Credits: During the two years, each student should get a total of at least 30 credits including those for colloquiums, special research study programs and seminars.
- Master Thesis: After getting all required credits, students will submit and defend their master thesis in the form of oral examination. Excellent students can be examined in a period shorter than two years with completion of the course work credit.
Doctoral Program (PhD degree) – 3-year course
- Submission of Abstract for PhD Thesis: The abstract for the PhD thesis should be submitted and examined by professors in the last third year.
- The Doctoral (PhD) Thesis: Students who have accomplished a high quality research for or more than three years in the doctoral program can submit a PhD thesis. This thesis must be approved by the special committee in charge of the PhD thesis, and then it should be presented by the candidate at the oral examination. After submission and successful defense, the candidate will be granted a PhD degree. Although this is the standard procedure, it is possible to complete the Doctoral Program in a year, at shortest, depending on the progress of the student.