Postgraduate

Job Finding

Job finding situation of graduates from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and related Graduate Schools

Learning at Graduate School

Many graduates from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are hired by a number of companies that assertively recruit personnel with advanced expertise and research competence. Therefore, Kyushu University highly recommends undergraduates to continue on to Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering. More than 80% of undergraduates have recently entered Graduate School, and the numbers have been increasing.

Graduate School starts with a 2-year master's program followed by a 3-year doctoral program. Those who finish the master's program are given master's degrees and those completing the doctoral program are given doctor's degrees such as Ph.Ds. It is possible to complete only the master's degree, but continuing on to the doctoral program is recommended. Graduate School students who study diligently can shorten the years in the doctoral program. A grade-skipping-system as shown below will allow graduate school students to earn doctor's degrees at the youngest age of 25.

Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering is comprised of the Department of Informatics, the Department of Advanced Information Technology, and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as shown below. Additionally, students of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can choose other departments of the Graduate School, including the Department of System Life Sciences in the Graduate School of System Life Sciences, the Department of Kansei Science and the Department of Automotive Science in the Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Science, and Electric Process Engineering Course and Electric Energy System Engineering Course (endowed courses) of the Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, for some academic faculty of these departments engage in the education at the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Subjects of the entrance examinations for Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering (ISEE) depend on Departments. They include mathematics, English, basic subjects of electrical engineering and computer science and other special subjects. For details, please refer to admissions information on the website of ISEE.
(http://www.isee.kyushu-u.ac.jp/e/admissions.html)

Grade-skipping System

Students generally take entrance examinations for Graduate School in the summer of the senior year. However, juniors who have academically excelled in their first three years of studies are given the opportunity to take the examination in March of their junior year. We strongly recommend qualified students to take this examination. Details of this system can be found in the Applicant Guidelines.
Applicants are advised to confirm with the newest Guidelines for updated information.

Departments and Student Quotas

Graduate School Departments related to the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and their student quotas are shown below for the applicants' reference.

Graduate School and Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Departments Master Course Doctoral Course
Department of Informatics 40 14
Department of Advanced Information Technology
(Intelligent Information Systems Engineering Course)
(Social Information Systems Engineering Course)
45
(25)
(20)
15
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(Information Electronics Course)
(Electrical Engineering Course)
55
(27)
(28)
16
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences
Departments Master Course Doctoral Course
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials 37 14
Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences
Departments Doctoral Course
Department of Systems Life Sciences 54
Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences
Departments Master Course Doctoral Course
Department of Kansei Science 30 4
Department of Automotive Science 21 7
Department of Library Science 10 3