Application for September 2018 entry starts on 1st September, 2017.
This program aims at educating talents who have acquired expertise on resilience engineering as well as comprehensive views to make a career in various domains. Resilience engineering requires transdisciplinary views and specialties. Professors from the above three departments and other related departments collaboratively provide the lectures for educating those who are familiar with resilience engineering so that they are welcomed from society for the ability to resolve realistic issues in complex society. Graduate courses are offered by each department. Lectures and instructions for research are given generally in English. Japanese language courses are optionally available.
The notion of probabilistic risk has contributed greatly to the improvement of safety and security of society so far. As the scale and the complexity of sociotechnical systems have increased and technologies have been tightly coupled with society, people have recognized that the conventional approaches for risk management are insufficient. New approaches for risk management are now desired in various domains, in particular, having experienced the Lehman shock and the Tohoku Earthquake.
From the above background, the notion of resilience is now drawing attention of researchers and practitioners. Resilience is the intrinsic ability of a system to absorb impacts of internal or external disturbances added to the system so that it can sustain the requested functionality or can recover rapidly from damages under both expected and unexpected conditions. Resilience engineering is a field of study where principles and methodologies for realizing such resilient sociotechnical systems are to be sought.
Resilience includes not only the responsiveness to abrupt disasters or crises but also the ability of a system to adapt itself to long-term environmental changes for survival. It is also an issue of resilience engineering, for instance, how an enterprise can continue innovation and keep competitiveness under changing social and economic environment.
Selected applicants with outstanding academic records will be awarded the scholarship from the University of Tokyo or other institutions such as MEXT. Scholarships cover living expenses in Japan, admission fee and tuition fees throughout the entire period of study . Allocation of scholarships will be undertaken during the screening process and scholarship offers will be made alongside the final result.
Self-supporting students are responsible for their own fees and living expenses. There are a variety of scholarships that can be applied upon enrollment. However, competition for those scholarships at the university of Tokyo is extremely intense. For details, see the following websites.
Self-supporting students can claim the exemption of Entrance Fee and Annual Tuition. Entrance Fee could be exempted a half or the whole of the total amount.
SEUT RA Fellowship : Type S, A and B (only for doctoral course student)
Applicants must apply for the program through the online application system “T-cens”. All the required paper-based documents must be submitted as well via postal mail.
Please read the “Guidance Information” for general information on application.
For the application procedures, please refer to the Course Summary of Special Graduate Program in Resilience Engineering – Systems Innovation Course.
Click the T-cens icon below to start the registration. Registration will start in September 1st.
International Student Office
Department of Systems Innovation
Graduate School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo