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Qualification Examinations will be conducted at milestones in the Program. Timing and criteria for passing the examinations are as follows:

QE-I: Qualification Examination to proceed from the first year to the second year of the Master’s Program

  • A presentation on a research subject for a master’s thesis has been delivered in English (at the System Integration Seminar.)
  • Pass an interview test of the GP-Mech (The intention of advancing to the GP-Mech Doctoral Program shoule be confirmed.)

QE-II: Final examination for the Master’s Program

  • Meet the completion requirements for the department of affiliation.
  • Over 50% of the credits earned in the Master’s Program are from courses conducted in English.
    (Master’s thesis must be written in English.)
  • Earn at least six credits in the (Master’s) International Program category.
  • Pass the screening for a master’s thesis at each graduate school.
  • Pass the interview (A research plan for the three-year Doctoral Program will be reviewed.)

QE-III: Final examination for the Doctoral Program

  • Meet the completion requirements of the department of affiliation
  • Over two-thirds of the credits earned in the Doctoral Program are from courses conducted in English.
  • Earn at least four credits in the (Doctoral) International Program category.
  • Pass the Doctoral dissertation defense on the topic of the international collaboration at each graduate school with a committee including a host professor of the partner institution. (The Doctoral dissertation must be written in English.)
  • Pass the screening of the degree conferral and a final examination of the GP-Mech program.

The screening will be conducted based on the following criteria:

  1. If the candidate has a global perspective.
  2. What has learned from the overseas study.
  3. If the candidate has acquired the skills and abilities described in the Diploma Policy.

The final examination will be conducted based on the following criteria:

  1. If the candidate has acquired the basic academic skills related to the Program.
  2. If the candidate has acquired the research skills required by the Program.