Graduate Program at the Tokyo Institute of Technology
Link to the Admission Information.
Information for applicants for International Graduate Programs in Department of Mechanical Engineering
Update 2022.3.1 For any applicant for admission to an International Graduate Program (IGP, see the link below), including IGP-A, B, and C, as well as any student who is requesting a formal letter of acceptance (not the consent from the prospective supervisor) during the application process, the department will arrange an interview as a necessary part of the admission evaluation. The interview will be conducted either onsite in Tokyo Tech (in case of domestic application) or via the internet (in case of overseas application) using a communication software such as Zoom. So, it is very important for any overseas applicant to prepare a reliable internet environment for the interview.
The interview mainly consists of two categories.
・General interview questions, which mainly include a brief self-introduction, the reasons why you choose Tokyo Tech and the academic field for your graduate studies, information about your financial situation, the research project that you conducted in your undergraduate course, as well as the research plan that you carry out in Tokyo Tech.
・Subject-related questions. This part is designed to examine your specific knowledge, capability, and suitability for the course you chose. Depending on if you are applying for a master’s program or doctoral program， this part will be conducted in different ways, please see below for more details.
For the application for the master's program, in addition to the general interview questions, an assessment with specific questions about the basic knowledge related to the academic background as well as the prospective research field of the applicant will be carried out in the interview. We expect applicants to have a solid foundation of undergraduate-level knowledge in the relevant academic fields. To this end, we will ask approximately 10 questions about 1) Fluid Mechanics, 2) Mechanics of Materials, 3) Thermodynamics, 4) Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, and 5) Control.
The interview is primarily oral, but we encourage the use of visual aids during the interview to enhance mutual understanding. Please bring a blank piece of paper or a sketchbook and a pencil with you to the interview.
For the application for the doctoral program, in addition to the general interview questions, the applicant will be asked to use PowerPoint (or other presentation software) slides to present his/her master-degree research work (about 15 minutes) and the research plan in the doctoral course (about 5 minutes). The knowledge related to the master-degree research and the prospective doctoral research fields, as well as the comprehensive aptitude of the applicant will be enquired.
Admission decisions are based on the results of the application, transcripts, relevant documents, and interviews.
* Link to International Graduate Program (IGP) site of Tokyo Tech.