For third-year undergraduate students
This page is intended for third-year students in the Course of Civil Engineering and the Course of Public Policy and Engineering.
Activities in preparation for graduation, such as surveying students’ career preferences, career guidance, and civil service exam preparatory courses, begin around autumn in students’ third year.
Notice of these activities will be posted in online bulletins, so be sure to check them regularly.
Also refer to the career options webpage.
Research team assignments
Students in their fourth year are assigned to research teams where they will conduct research for their graduation theses.
Note that you may not begin work on your graduation thesis unless you have earned the required units through your third year.
Be sure to take enough units through the second semester of your third year, referring to the requirements for starting work on your graduation thesis in the student handbook.
You can join any research team in either the Course of Civil Engineering or the Course of Public Policy and Engineering.
While the number of positions varies by research team, in general each team has roughly six or seven members.
Be sure to take part in the guidance programs usually provided in March of your third year and April of your fourth year.
See the homepage of each research team for details of its research.
Going on to graduate school
About 70% of graduates of the Course of Civil Engineering and the Course of Public Policy and Engineering go on to the master’s degree program.
If you want to continue to conduct research in a research team in the Course of Civil Engineering or the Course of Public Policy and Engineering, enter either of the following graduate programs:
- Division of Field Engineering for the Environment, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
- Division of Engineering and Policy for Sustainable Environment, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Those interested in public policy also may choose graduate study in the Hokkaido University Public Policy School. Every year a number of students from the Course of Civil Engineering and the Course of Public Policy and Engineering go on to the Public Policy School.