Department of Material Science


Physics for Science and Engineering invites prospective students with vigorous academic interest in pure and applied physics and materials sciences, or in the interrelations of these disciplines.

Courses for freshmen and sophomores are carefully organized to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required for future scientists and engineers, including analysis, mechanics, electromagnetism, and material physics, as well as exercises and experimentation. Wide choices of advanced lectures in contemporary physics and material sciences subfields are available to juniors. Seniors are given research opportunities at the very frontier of individual disciplines, as fields as diverse as super- and semi-conductors, functional materials, and strongly correlated electronic systems, through to quantum, computational, and mathematical physics. Active interaction with our faculty of 22 acknowledged researchers and direct supervision lead to the awarding of Bachelor's degrees upon completion of theses.

On enrollment each student is assigned a faculty member as his/her tutor, who provides guidance and support throughout their campus years. Special assistance is provided to students from overseas.


Chemistry provides two educational courses designated as Engineering in Functional Materials Chemistry and Chemical Science Program. The former is offered to students specializing in engineering and applied chemistry, whereas the latter is for students who wish to undertake broad studies in chemistry to expand their knowledge and skills in the science. Both courses arrange lectures spanning a wide range of chemistry for their educational purposes.

Students enrolled in Chemistry choose one of the two educational courses at the beginning of the second year. In their third and final year, students execute their own research study under the guidance of professors who are acknowledged researchers. Our academic staff consisting of 19 professors is divided into nine laboratories (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, functional organic chemistry, catalytic chemistry, polymer chemistry, ceramic materials, physical chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, and inorganic materials chemistry) according to their specialized research fields. This allows our students to efficiently carry out the research work required to complete their educational course and to graduate.