Special Graduate Program in Resilience Engineering 2016

Department of Systems Innovation
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management


Application for SEPTEMBER 2016 entry will start on September 10th, 2015 and end on November 30th, 2015.

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.


Financial Aids

 Selected applicants who have outstanding academic records will be awarded the Japanese Government’s MEXT scholarship by recommendation of The University of Tokyo or scholarships provided by The University of Tokyo for the period of either the Doctoral program or the Master’s program. The Scholarships include Entrance Fee and Annual Tuition Fees throughout their entire term of study.


Self-supporting students are responsible for their own fees and living expenses. They have chances to apply for private scholarships.



Self-supporting students can apply for the exemption of Entrance Fee and Annual Tuition, Entrance Fee could be exempted up to a half of the full amount. Annual Tuition could be exempted a half or the whole of the total amount.



SEUT RA Fellowship : Type A and Type B (only for doctoral course student)



How to Apply

Please read the information of the Department you wish to enroll carefully:

Application Guideline to the Department of Systems Innovation (SYS)
Application Guideline to the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management (NEM)

All applicants must apply for the Program through “T-cens” to do registration, on-line submission and so on.

After the on-line procedure, the applicants must submit all the required documents via postal mail to complete the application.


Please start your application: t-cens-logo




International Student Office

Department of Systems Innovation

Graduate School of Engineering

The University of Tokyo