Graduation requirements

Master's degree

Period of admission: 2 years 30 credits

To qualify for the degree of master, you must satisfactorily earn a minimum of 30 credits from coursework and pass a thesis defence.

(Divisions except for Cooperative Program for Resources Engineering)

  1. A minimum of 16 credits must come from Primary field of study - courses offered by your Division/Subject Group.  However, if deemed necessary by your supervisor, 2 credits may come from a new course (introduced after your enrolment) or courses offered by other Divisions or other graduate schools within or outside Hokkaido University including those overseas.
  2. A minimum of 4 credits come from the Secondary field of study - courses offered by another Division/Subject Group or program approved as a secondary field of study. Only one division or program can be chosen a Secondary field of Study.
  3. The remaining 10 credits come from Advanced exercise (laboratory seminar and research guidance).
  4. TOEFL 79/TOEIC 730/ IELTS 6 or equivalent. *Only for those enrolled before October 2020.
  5. Fulfil the requirements on the number of presentations/paper published, set up by the division. Please check the student manual of your year of enrolment.

 (Cooperative Program for Resources Engineering)

  1. 6 credits must come from Common compulsory subjects.
  2. A minimum of 12 credits come from Specialised elective compulsory subjects. However, if deemed necessary by your supervisor, 4 credits may come from courses offered by other Divisions or other graduate schools within or outside Hokkaido University including those overseas.
  3. 2 credits come from Cooperative Program for Resources Engineering Special Seminar
  4. The remaining 10 credits come from Graduate School Exchange Seminar elective compulsory subjects.
  5. TOEFL 79/TOEIC 730/ IELTS 6 or equivalent *Only for those enrolled before October 2020.
  6. Fulfil the requirements on the number of presentations/paper published, set up by the division. Please check the student manual of your year of enrolment.

Doctoral degree

Period of admission: 3 years 10 credits

To qualify for the degree of doctor, you must have satisfactorily earned a minimum of 10 credits from the coursework and passed the dissertation defence.

  1. 2 credits come from Advanced Study (research guidance in your division)
  2. A minimum of 8 credits shall be earned from the coursework. If you got M.Eng. from HU, these courses must be from Divisions other than the one you graduated from.
  3. Fulfil the requirements on the number of published papers set up by each division. Please check the student manual of your year of enrolment.
  4. TOEFL 79/TOEIC 730/ IELTS 6 or equivalent *Only for those enrolled before October 2020.
Important note
  • All publications and courses that can be counted toward graduation requirement must be in English.
  • Please check the Student Manual of your year of enrolment for the detailed explanation of the course completion requirements, research guidance practices and specific graduation requirements at your division.
  • All e3 doctoral students are subject to a progress evaluation by the program committee at the end of the 1st and 2nd year of their program.

*For the most up-to-date information please consult the Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School Section (Window #2)