Diploma Policy of the Faculty of Science
It is an expectation of society that the Faculty of Science at Kyoto University produces graduates capable of scientific and creative activities in various fields. Accordingly, we have in view the following criteria for graduation from the bachelor's degree program:
- The student has acquired core knowledge in science.
- The student has developed an affinity for the integration of individual pieces of scientific knowledge, for the independent exploration and assimilation of new knowledge, and for the creative application of that knowledge.
- The student has the ability to utilize his/her knowledge in order to find scientific solutions to the challenges of contemporary science and technology.
- The student understands the significance of science and has the ability to work towards its advancement.
- The student has acquired the broad vision and sophistication necessary to deal with scientific problems and has the ability to communicate with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
The bachelor's degree is awarded to students who have enrolled in a Faculty of Science degree program for at least four years, attended classes in their assigned major for at least two years, and accumulated the specified number of course credits for graduation.
Diploma Conferral Policies of the Graduate School of Science
1．We award the master's degree to candidates that are enrolled in the School for a minimum of two years, receive research training, accumulate the prescribed number of credit hours in specialized courses, and pass the School's master's thesis review and final examination.
2．Upon completion of the master's program, candidates are expected to have achieved the following objectives.
- Master advanced specialist knowledge in scientific fields and have the ability to understand world-level scientific research.
- Integrate knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines and develop the foundation for highly creative research in specialized domains without preconceptions or influences from centers of authority.
- Have the capacity to demonstrate solutions to scientific and technological challenges by harnessing scientific knowledge; identify or predict current and potential future issues for humankind; and engineer strategies for their solution on the basis of broad-based, in-depth scientific evidence.
- Have the ability to comprehend the significance and importance of science and engage in highly ethical actions aimed at contributing to the advancement of science.
- Acquire the perspectives and intellect to develop a broad overview of the phenomena of the scientific world and be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
1．We award the doctoral degree to candidates that are enrolled in the School for a minimum of three years, undergo research training, and pass the School's doctoral dissertation review and final examination.
However, candidates that demonstrate exceptionally impressive research results may be deemed to have met the minimum enrollment requirement of three years inclusive of their period of enrollment in the master's program, pending approval from their division or department.
2．Upon completion of the doctoral program, candidates are expected to have achieved the following objectives:
- Possess the vision and intellect to develop a broad overview of natural phenomena, advanced mathematical skills, systematic and advanced knowledge of science, and the capacity to flexibly apply these assets.
- Have the ability to flexibly harness one's powers of imagination without preconceptions or the constraints of existing views, and create new intellectual value based on profound knowledge of science.
- Possess the capacity to integrate knowledge of science and formulate multiple strategies for the solution of scientific, technological and other broad social issues. Additionally, have the ability to identify or predict current or potential future issues for humankind and engineer sophisticated strategies for flexible and appropriate solutions that are based on extensive and profound scientific evidence.
- Comprehend the significance and importance of science and contribute to the harmonious coexistence of humanity and nature through highly ethical actions aimed at facilitating scientific progress.
- Acquire the perspectives and intellect to develop a broad overview of the phenomena of the scientific world and have the advanced skills to communicate the findings of one's research to the broader international community.