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Chemical Science Course

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The Chemical Science Course offers postgraduate students Master and PhD degrees in the wide scope of “Chemistry,” the center of science. “Chemistry” provides a broad and indispensable basis of our materials society and offers keys for the future.

The Chemical Science Course is designed principally as a seamless postgraduate program for both Master and PhD degrees in English. In the first years of study, students will establish and acquire the fundamental basis of applied chemistry though the 18 intensive courses given by more than 40 professors in the field of Physical Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, and Biological Chemistry. (Students choose 10 courses for their Master Degree.)

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Photos after a recent graduation at the Graduate School of Engineering

From the second year, the program is also designed towards developing within each student the ability to do creative scientific research. Accordingly, the single most important facet of the curriculum for an individual is his or her own research project. During the first semester, students choose a Research Director, with the consent of the faculty member and the advisory board of the course, and will select their thesis advisor after completion of a few weeks rotation. Thereafter, all students become involved in library research for their projects and many begin actual experimental or theoretical work.

In keeping with the goal of fostering an atmosphere of scholarly, independent study, formal course requirements are minimal and vary among disciplines; advisor’s tailor course requirements to best prepare the student for the chosen research field. For example, a student who chooses to specialize in physical chemistry is normally expected to take two to four courses during the first research period. For instance, the courses may include topics such Statistical Mechanics, Polymer Physics, Interactions of Radiation with Matter, Electrochemistry, and many others. Organic Chemistry involves the field of Synthetic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalyst (transition-metal catalyst as well as organic catalyst), Heterogeneous Catalyst, and so on. Students are expected to learn the basic principles of synthetic transformation, organic reaction mechanism, and physical organic chemistry including molecular orbital theory through the courses.

The present Chemical Science program is also offering the “Internship-on-Campus” concept where major Japanese companies have established their “on-campus” branches, and promote corroborative research works with students and professors in the present program, the “Work Together” concept. This is a unique opportunity to join an internship program alongside private companies while completing PhD study.

We invite you to join the Chemical Science program, study and enjoy Chemistry, leading to a fruitful future for your carrier.

VISIT THE CHEMICAL SCIENCE COURSE WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE: http://www.chem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/appl/eng/CSC_e/index_e.html

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