Department of Systems Innovation: Regular Admission

The link for submitting documents for department of systems innovations (Declaration of Preferred Supervisors & Motivation Letter with Research Proposal (Master) ) is now open.

An information website for applicants, including requirements for examinations and COVID-19, is now available. Please read them from this link. [Link]

In modern days, multifaceted challenges involving humans, artifacts and nature require more attention and more versatile experts. The Department of Systems Innovation tackles those challenges, offering a unique combination of resources and expertise in a community that provides unique intellectual opportunities.

We at the Department of Systems Innovation are committed to implement both education and research for materializing innovative systems that would enable a better harmony between natural systems, human-made objects, and social systems. The Department of Systems Innovation prepares graduate students for distinguished careers in research and as experts in the public or private sectors. Master’s students are trained to assess information and trends in their fields, and to create original works. Doctoral students perform research at the highest level, advancing knowledge in their fields. We encourage all prospective students to contact with our faculty to discover which field of study or topic is best suited for their interests. By doing so, the prospective students will get a feel of what it is like to collaborate with our distinguished faculty and work in our state-of-the-art facilities.

About us

Information Sessions

Information sessions cover a variety of topics including the admissions processes as well as academic and campus life. All prospective students are encouraged to attend the interactive session to meet with our faculty members and discover firsthand the wealth of educational opportunities available at the Department of Systems Innovation.

◆Application for Entrance Examination Information Sessions◆
(May 21st and June 5th, 2021)

We are now accepting applications for Entrance Examination Information Session on May 21st and June 5 for AY2022 Admission. Click here for details.


1st briefing session
Date and time:17:30-20:00 May 21, 2021 (FRI)
To be held online
See information session page for registration
2nd briefing session
Date and time:13:00-15:30 June 5th, 2021 (SAT)
To be held online
See information session page for registration

Information Sessions (detail)

Guide to Entrance Examination

Guide to Entrance Examination(English

Forms for Admission (to be submitted to the Department of Systems Innovation) 

Important Dates

Application Period: To be updated
Deadline of forms for admission (to be submitted to the department):  July 21st, 2021
Examination Schedules: August 28th — September 3rd, 2021


【The electric file submission of application documents for entrance examinations】

Please submit electric files of the application documents (which should be submitted directly to the department of systems innovation) below.

Please submit electric files of the application documents (which should be submitted directly to the department of systems innovation) below. These links are the same as the links applicants will find on the application submission website of the school of engineering.


For Master Course 

For Doctoral Course 

The Link is now open. *Please DO NOT submit those documents to admission(at)

【Changing TOEFL score】

If you wish to change the TOEFL score (TOEFL appointment Number) after submitting your application, you may do so using this link (not yet available). This link will be available after the application deadline for school of engineering.


Examination Tests in Academic Year 2022

‹ Problems Related to Systems Innovation ›

In the “Problems Related to Systems Innovation”, examinees are given two problems  (which may include equations and figures) from each of the following three fields (six problems in total). Examinees choose two of the questions and write their thoughts logically. Examinees can choose any problems regardless of his/her wish of major after entrance. The name of the fields and scopes are listed below. This test has the same test style as the “Questions to evaluate logical thinking ability” in the 2021 entrance examination.

1.Frontier Resources Engineering

Frontier Resources Engineering: Questions based on earth and planetary science and resources engineering. Specifically focused is a system-scientific view of key global issues regarding developing and utilizing frontier resources, including deep-sea resources, space resources, and materials related to a circular and low-carbon economy. Some questions of information science may be selectable.

2.Systems Modeling

Questions to be answered by considering mathematical models about the behaviors of systems. This subject may be composed of questions about basic mathematics essential in designing/managing systems and applications of the basics to solving problems with realistic or specific settings. Questions require mastery of mathematics lectured at undergraduate grade of universities.

3.Mechanics and Design Theory for Society and Structure

Questions are given in the areas of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, design engineering and their combined perspectives, related to the reliability of society and structure, which embody the wealth of human and the means to solve global-scale problems. Questions require mastery of those subjects lectured at undergraduate grade of universities.


Previous Tests

‹ Problems Designed to Test Ability of Logical Thinking ›

“Problems Designed to Test Ability of Logical Thinking” (which will be used for the online written exam this year) is different from questions you may see in previous entrance exams of this department (i.e. “Mathematical Problems Designed to Test Ability to Think Logically” or “Reading Comprehension”).

“Problems Designed to Test Ability of Logical Thinking” will be short written problems related to the following three fields:

1. Structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, material mechanics, and designs

2. Artificial intelligence, information science, and mathematical models

3. Earth and planetary science/engineering and frontier resources

Two problems per each field will be provided (six problems in total), where applicants will freely pick two to solve. Note that the field of problems of your choice is NOT necessarily consistent with the field you want to study in this department.

‹ Previous Tests of Mathematical Problems Designed to Test Ability to Think Logically ›

‹ Previous Tests of Reading Comprehension ›

The tests of reading comprehension was given until AY2020. Previous tests are not available.

Contact us

The Administrative Office of the Department of Systems Innovations,
Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

Hongo Campus, Eng. Bldg. No.3,
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
113-8656 Tokyo,Japan

03-5841-2900(English speaking staff)