Cyber-Physical System for Smart Society
In 2021, the School of Engineering at Tokyo Tech launched a program aiming at the education of students who will be active in "Cyber-Physical System for Smart Society."Learn more
The goal of CPSSS is to cultivate young and excellent talented personnel who can be active at the world level to accelerate the construction of "Super Smart Society" where people can live comfortably and lively.
Students studying in this program gains broad knowledge and a deep understanding of the subjects of the Graduate Major they belong to.⇨ Affiliated departments
By taking classes of other Graduate Majors, students gain broad knowledge and experience, essential for researchers and engineers working to realize the "Super Smart Society." Students can form a strong network regardless of nationality.⇨ Program of study
International unity and globetrotting
Graduates are expected to be active in Japan and around the world. Young researchers and engineers will be the cornerstone of the sustainable growth of humanity. Students will elevate their expertise via the Integrated Doctoral Education Program.⇨ Prospective students
Super Smart Society (Society 5.0) and the School of Engineering @ Tokyo Tech
The Japanese government aims to develop economic growth and societal longevity by expanding Japan's expertise in the "Monotsukuri" field to various application, from informatics to IoT technologies. The aim is to transform Japan into a sustainably developing society.
The School of Engineering at Tokyo Tech has five departments: Mechanical Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information and Communications Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Economics. The CPSSS program allows for cross-pollination of talent among these diverse but interconnected fields of study and practice.
For Prospective Students (How to Apply)
Official guidelines for admission in 2024, including eligibility, procedures, documents etc., is found via the Admissions Division.
Before sending your application to the Admissions Division (deadline: December 7, 2023), you should obtain consent from a faculty member who will agree to become your academic advisor, in the event that you pass the entrance examination. To do so, you are strongly recommended to send your preliminary application form and all required documents to the prospective advisor and the Steering Committee (see Contact) via e-mail as soon as possible.
🔍 If you need to find a faculty member whose research theme matches your interests, you can search via Tokyo Tech STAR Search.
The application form is available in two formats:
Program of study and course requirements
- The student will be enrolled in a special course and educated in Integrated Doctoral Education Program, in which they are expected to study from Master's to Doctoral programs in succession to achieve both degrees.
- All lectures offered in this program are given in English.
- CPSSS students can learn the following subjects:
- Common subjects in CPSSS
- Specialized subjects in the enrolled special course
- In addition to the requirements for acquiring the degree for each course to which they belong, students in CPSSS must satisfy several additional requirements to acquire the Master's degree:
- 2 credits or more from the "Common subjects."
- 2 credits or more from the subjects provided by each group in the "Specialized subjects" (three groups x 2 credits = 6 credits).
- NOTE: The subjects of the department to which you belong cannot be counted as the "Specialized subjects." Students belonging to the Graduate Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics will need to take 2 additional credits or more from the subjects in Cyber Engineering Group or in Physical Engineering Group instead of taking subjects in the Social Implementation Group.
- The seminar credit must be acquired in each semester.
- The student must complete a special research project, submit a thesis for the degree, and take the final examination after submission of the thesis to satisfy all qualifications. Students qualified via the examination can enter the Doctoral program with some formalities.
- The five Graduate Majors in School of Engineering are:
- Graduate Major in Mechanical Engineering
- Graduate Major in Systems and Control Engineering
- Graduate Major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Graduate Major in Information and Communications Engineering
- Graduate Major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
- In addition to the requirements for acquiring the degree for each course to which they belong, students in CPSSS must satisfy several addition requirements to achieve the Doctoral degree:
- 4 credits from the Off-Campus Project of the Graduate Major.
- The seminar credit must be acquired in each semester.
- The candidate must complete and upload a thesis for the degree, as well as pass the final examination and evaluation of the thesis.
- Under this program, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements, students must also fulfill the Graduate Major completion requirements of their departments (degree completion requirements). Please refer to the relevant Graduate Major pages in:
- 📙 Guide to Graduate Majors (for IGP)
- NOTE: Course/program requirements are subject to change.
The research theme and research activity of each student is guided by their supervisor. Research topics of individual faculty members can be viewed through the IGP-A Faculty Member List, available on the IGP-A website. If you need to find a faculty member whose research theme matches your interests, you can search via Tokyo Tech STAR Search.