Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Master’s Course

NDA established the Graduate School of Science and Engineering in 1962 to offer advanced courses mainly to officers of JSDF. Later, the school was reorganized and expanded to seven departments, covering 55 areas of study(See Table attached below).

The master’s course of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering admits students who pass a selective examination and requires two years of study for the master’s degree.

Most of the graduate students live on the academy campus during their two-year course of study.

In order to graduate, students are required to earn a minimum of 30 credits in both required and elective subjects, to write a thesis in their area of specialization, and to pass their degree examinations.

Moreover they can receive a master’s degree after they pass their examinations of the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)

55 Major Areas of Study Offered at the NDA Graduate School

Electronic Engineering
  1. Electrophysics
  2. Electric Energy Engineering
  3. Electromechanical System Control
  4. Solid State Electronics
  5. Electronic Circuit
  6. Electron Devices
  7. Information Transmission Engineering
  8. Photonics Engineering
  9. Applied Electromagnetic Wave Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Material Science for Engineering
  2. Structural Mechanics
  3. Precision Engineering
  4. Energy Engineering
  5. Fluid Mechanics
  6. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  7. Mechanical Dynamics
  8. System Control
  9. Vehicle Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
  1. Aerodynamics
  2. Propolsion Engineering
  3. Aerospace Vehicle Structure and Material
  4. Flight Dynamics
  5. Flight System and Control System
  6. Flight Control
Materials Engineering
  1. Materials Properties
  2. Materials Characterization
  3. Applied Materials
  4. Engineering Materials
  5. Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  6. Organic Materials Chemistry
  7. Molecolar Design and Reaction Control
  8. Explosives
Mathematics and Computer Science
  1. Mathematical Structure
  2. Mathematical Analysis
  3. Applied Mathematical
  4. Applied System Engineering
  5. Intelligent Information Systems
  6. Robotics
  7. Operations Research
Interdisciplinary Science
  1. Applied Physics and Information
  2. Biological and Human Information
  3. Ballistics
  4. Computational Science
  5. Theoretical Physics
  6. Radiation Physics
  7. Structural Properties of Solids
  8. Electron Physics
Earth Science and Civil Engineering
  1. Meteorology
  2. Earth and Ocean Dynamics
  3. Astronomy and Remote Sensing of the Earth
  4. Underwater Acoustics and Ocean Information
  5. Technology
  6. Structure Engineering
  7. Impact Engineering
  8. Geotechnical Engineering
  9. Hydraolic Engineering

Doctoral Course

This Doctoral course admits around twenty students each year and requires three years of study for a Ph.D.

In order to graduate, students are required to earn a minimum of 10 credits in required courses, to write a thesis in their area of specialization, and to pass their degree examinations.

Moreover they can receive a doctoral degree after they pass their examinations of NIAD-UE.

Major Areas of Study of Doctoral Course

Electronics and Information Engineering
  1. Electronics Engineering
  2. Information and Communication Engineering
  3. Computer, Intelligent and Media System
  4. Ocean Acoustics and Applications
Equipment and Structural Engineering
  1. Equipment Systems Engineering
  2. Equipment Manufacturing Engineering
  3. Aerospace Vehicle System
  4. Disaster Protective Technology and Engineering
Materials Engineering and Basic Sciences
  1. High Energy Chemistry and Materials Engineering
  2. Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
  3. Physics
  4. Earth Sciences and Astronomy

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