Diploma Conferment Policy (Diploma Policy)

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), a national graduate university without undergraduate departments, promotes cutting-edge research, offers advanced education based on research accomplishments, trains human resources, and thereby contributes to the progress of science and technology and social development. To this end, NAIST defines its diploma policy as follows.

Master's course

Students who receive a master's degree from NAIST must have attained (i) a broad perspective that is necessary for contributing to society and the economy, (ii) knowledge in specialized fields, (iii) research techniques in their majors, and (iv) capabilities that are required for professional occupations such as researchers and engineers. A master's degree (engineering, physical science, or bioscience) shall be conferred on individuals who have acquired the following knowledge and abilities:

  1. Extensive knowledge related to information science (in the Graduate School of Information Science), bioscience (in the Graduate School of Biological Sciences) or materials science (in the Graduate School of Materials Science), and advanced knowledge in specialized fields
  2. The ability to undertake research and development processes
  3. Presentation and communication skills

Doctoral course

Students who earn a doctoral degree from NAIST must have (i) the ability to conduct research as independent researchers or to engage in other professional activities, (ii) extensive knowledge as the basis of such ability, and (iii) the ability to play leading roles in the international community. A doctoral degree (engineering, physical science, or bioscience) shall be conferred on individuals who have acquired the following knowledge and abilities:

  1. Extensive and profound knowledge related to information science (in the Graduate School of Information Science), biosciences (in the Graduate School of Biological Sciences), or materials science (in the Graduate School of Materials Science), and advanced knowledge in specialized fields required of highly creative researchers
  2. The ability to identify and solve problems, and to plan and promote research
  3. Presentation skills
  4. An international mindset (including English proficiency) and communication skills

Admission Policy

Curriculum Development and Implementation Policy (Curriculum Policy)