Special Graduate Program in Resilience Engineering 2019

Department of Systems Innovation
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management


Application for September 2019 entry starts on 3rd September, 2018.


Program Overview

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.


What’s Resilience Engineering?

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.


Scholarships and Financial Aids

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)



How to Apply

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.


Schedule for Autumn 2019 Enrolment

15:00 JST, 3rd September 2018
  Online Application starts 
15:00 JST, 22nd November 2018
  Deadline for creating T-cens application accounts
15:00 JST, 26th November 2018
  Deadline for data entry through T-cens
00:00 JST, 30th November 2018
  Your application dossier with your T-cens application number must be submitted by registered express mail. All submissions must be postmarked no later than this date.
5th December 2018
  Your application dossier must reach to us no later than this date.
By the end of February 2019
  Final results will be announced.


By  For the application procedures, please refer to the Course Summary of Special Graduate Program in Resilience Engineering – System Innovations Course.

Please read the “Guidance Information” for general information on application.




Please start your application:





International Student Office

Department of Systems Innovation

Graduate School of Engineering

The University of Tokyo