School Introduction

Master Program of Innovation for Design and Engineering

About the Master Program of Innovation for Design and Engineering

Master Program of Innovation for Design and Engineering aims at fostering monozukuri architects who can integrate sensitivity, kansei, and function in order to achieve innovation.

(1)Engineers will identify the latent expectations of the market, present the future vision to customers, and envision the ideal characteristics of next generation products and services. (Product planning managers)

(2)Engineers will manage all processes from optimal design to manufacturing while actively using their expertise in kansei (sensitivity) design and in functional design. (Product development managers)

AIIT aims to create a structure for organizing monozukuri specialists who are equipped with the professional competences to identify the latent expectations of consumers. Our curricula are designed to foster specialists who can actively use kansei to bring functionality into reality and offer new value to people in tangible forms. This means that the specialists are capable of creating and reasonably developing products and services that maximize consumer benefits.

In addition, we offer six courses so students can develop academic plans that meet their future career needs from an extensive array of options. This allows making career plans corresponding to professional status for each job type so that our graduates can enjoy great success as monozukuri specialists in future.

Please refer to the model curriculum in the details of each course.

Number of credits and requirements to successfully complete the course (Master Program of Innovation for Design and Engineering)

AIIT confers an academic degree upon those students who meet the following graduation requirements.

  • 1. Admission: At least two years (three years or more for long-term students enrolling in April and two years and six months or more for students enrolling in October.)
  • 2. Required credits: A minimum of 40 credits (a minimum of 14 credits from compulsory subjects and a minimum of 26 credits from electives)
  • *Compulsory subjects are as follows:
    • One subject from the elective compulsory subjects (2 credits)
    • Advanced Exercises: Innovation for Design and Engineering 1 or
      Advanced Exercises: Business Architecture b1 (6 credits)
    • Advanced Exercises: Innovation for Design and Engineering 2 or
      Advanced Exercises: Business Architecture b2 (6 credits)