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The School of Architecture & Wind Engineering
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PhD course

[Education Program System]
 The School of Architecture is divided into four disciplines: (1) Architectural Structure Engineering, (2) Construction Methods & Architectural History, (3) Architectural Planning & Design, and (4) Architectural Environmental Engineering. Figure 1 shows the educational program of "structural and environmental engineering fields" that compose our wind engineering course.

 In the first year of the PhD course (D1), core courses are provided in the structural and environmental fields. Based on the basics acquired during the first stage of the PhD course, students will develop advanced expertise or expertise that is helpful in practice, and improve their scholastic techniques as experts in each field. In principle, classes will be held in English so that students will develop a sense of internationalism and an ability to discuss topics in English. Intensive courses (special issues of wind engineering I to IV) will be given to students in D2 and D3 by more than 20 guest professors invited from overseas. Master course students and working people can also audit the courses.
 In addition, open seminars, international advanced schools, intensive courses for overseas students in PhD courses, and short-term overseas training will be promoted as part of these educational programs so that students can select various advanced specialized subjects according to their career options. An opportunity to get in touch with overseas researchers will be created through internships with overseas research institutes or participation in joint international research. Students will also receive support for their career paths and independence through participation in joint research with private research institutes.

[Lectures in wind engineering course]

[Lectures in architectural course]
Field Lecture Lecturer
Architectural planning and design Advanced Lecture on Building Construction Mitsutaka Hayakawa
Advanced Lecture on Concrete Engineering Mitsutaka Hayakawa
Reading of Special Issues on Architecture I Mitsutaka Hayakawa
Building system and history of architecture Advanced Lecture on Detail Design of Building System Ryuji Ohno
Advanced Lecture on Historical Science of Japanese Architecture Hiroshi Shimizu
Advanced Lecture on Theory of Architecture Izuru Ichihara
Reading of Special Issues on Architecture II Masaaki Ohba
Common lectures Thesis for Doctor's Degree in Architecture and Wind Engineering III Each lecturer

[Course completion term]
 Four units from lectures belonging to candidates research field, two units between the reading of special issues on architecture and the lecture on special issues of wind engineering, and four units from thesis for Doctor's degree in Architecture and Wind Engineering, giving a total of ten units credited.
 Course completion term is the minimum level for Ph.D. course, and wind engineering course set the following recommended model for lectures, which can cover from the fundamental to advanced lectures.

[Recommendable Model for Lectures]
Lectures in the research field 2 Lectures 04 Units
Lecture on Special Issues of Wind Engineering 2 Lectures 08 Units
Thesis for Doctor's Degree in Architecture and Wind Engineering Required lectures 04 Units
Total 16 Units

[Spring Entrance]
Type of Entrance Time for Application Day for Exam Entrance Quota
Recommendation Entrance 2011/5/23(Mon.)〜5/27(Fri.) 2011/6/4(Sat.) 5 persons
First Entrance Exam 2011/9/16(Mon.)〜9/22(Fri.) 2011/10/1(Sat.)
Second Entrance Exam 2012/1/30(Mon.)〜2/3(Fri.) 2012/2/18(Sat.)

[Autumn Entrance]
Type of Entrance Time for Application Day for Exam Entrance Quota
Autumn Entrance [It will be fixed soon] ----/-/--(----)〜-/--(----) ----/-/--(--) 5 persons including spring entrance
・Selection of foreign students is done by application documents.
・Permission is allowed even though the entrance quota is exceeded.
・PhD candidates in wind engineering course are 15 persons (2009/10).

[Tuition Fee]

[Educational Expense and Money Paid]
Type of Fee Amount of Payment at First Term Amount of Payment at Second Term Total
Entrance Fee 200,000Yen 0,200,000Yen
Tuition Fee 290,000Yen 290,000Yen 0,580,000Yen
Laboratory Fee 075,000Yen 075,000Yen 0,150,000Yen
Equipment & Facilities Fee 125,000Yen 125,000Yen 0,250,000Yen
Add Association Fee 009,000Yen 009,000Yen 00,18,000Yen
Total 699,000Yen 499,000Yen 1,198,000Yen
In the wind engineering course, Ph.D. candidates can be supported completely. And some candidates can be employed as a research assistant with additional support during Global COE program period.
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