Diploma Policy for Graduate School

The Graduate school of Future University Hakodate aims at investigating the systems that harmonize computer and humanity, carries out an interdisciplinary education and research that integrates science of complex systems, information science, science of design, and cognitive science, and nurtures open-minded human resources.

In the master’s program, human resources who can face real social systems, find and solve problems in them, and construct new systems, will be nurtured. They will be able to develop their own capabilities to strategically give insight into future systems as well as to analyze and understand real social systems.

In the doctoral program, in addition to the goal of the master’s, human resources who can establish novel principles of systems information science and valuable problem-solving methods will be nurtured.

A degree will be conferred to a student who has acquired specified credits to accomplish the above goals based on the following criteria.

1. Master’s Program

The criteria shall be established for each field as follows.

Media Architecture Field

Submitted master’s thesis must be related to fundamental technology of various information systems, construction technology of information systems, or construction technology of advanced information systems integrating technologies mentioned above, and involve new achievements in the field and/or open-minded interdisciplinary research results.

Advanced ICT Field

Submitted master’s thesis must be related to advanced and practical technologies for planning, design, development, and control that solve problems of information systems supporting the real society, or the integration of the above technologies, and involve new achievements in the field and/or open-minded interdisciplinary research results.

Media Design Field

Submitted master’s thesis must be related to establishment of design methodologies to solve modern problems in the information society, creation of cutting edge artifact effectively using information technologies, basic techniques of information representation, or advanced design of the relationship between human and environment integrating technologies mentioned above, and involve new achievements in the field and/or open-minded interdisciplinary research results.

Complex Systems Information Science Field

Submitted master’s thesis must be related to fundamental theory elucidating nature, life, society, economics, environment, and so forth as complex systems, which are becoming complicated along with progress in development of information society, and methods analyzing real-world systems as complex systems, and involve new achievements in the field and open-minded interdisciplinary research results.

Intelligent Information Science Field

Submitted master’s thesis must be related to advanced intelligent processing, fundamental components of human cognition, or construction technology of advanced intelligent systems using technologies mentioned above, and involve new achievements in the field and open-minded interdisciplinary research results.

2. Doctoral Program

Submitted doctoral dissertation must be produced with systematic understanding of information systems science and involving the sufficient interdisciplinarity, and contain advanced open-minded academic research results. Furthermore, it must be judged that the dissertation contains implications and findings to contribute to future development of the relevant field and related industries.