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Entrance Examination for the Graduate School (Summer)

Information of Entrance Examination conducted in Summer

Last updated on: May 10 , 2017

Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering, hold a joint entrance examination for Master's Course Program and Doctoral Course Program.

Applicants can download the Guidelines for Applicants to the 2018 Master's Course Program and Doctoral Course Program (in Japanese) , partial English translations of them and English Supplemental Handout for General Academic Selection of Master's Course Program. The information below are outlines of the Admission Guides for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice; be sure to check the details in the Admission Guides.

Applicants should contact supervising professors of preferred classifications and discuss application with them in advance. The preferred classifications are corresponding to the laboratories listed in this page for Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and this page for Department of Urban Management.

The Master's Course Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2018, and the Doctoral Course Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2018 or in October 2017

The guidance for the entrance examination

Important Information Concerning English Examination

Some applicants have to submit a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score.

In the case of TOEFL, only a TOEFL-iBT (internet-Based Test) or TOEFL-PBT (Paper-Based Test) score certificate (Official Score Report) is accepted.

In the case of TOEIC, only a score certificate (Official Score Certificate) for a TOEIC Open Test conducted in Japan or Korea is accepted.

Note that score certificates for group tests such as TOEFL-ITP and TOEIC-IP are invalid.

Master's Course Program

Exam Papers of Master's Course Program Examination for the previous year are available for download in the following links.

Japanese

  • Mathematics
  • Physics (mechanics)
  • Special subjects
    1. Structural Mechanics
    2. Hydraulics
    3. Soil Mechanics
    4. Systems Analysis for Planning and Management
    5. Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
    6. Exploration Geophysics and Measurement Technology
    7. Theory of Elasticity and Wave Physics

English

Print copies of exam papers for the previous 3 years are also available in Katsura C-Cluster Administration Office.

  1. Preferred Classification, Research Details
    The preferred classifications are corresponding to the laboratories listed in this page for Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and this page for Department of Urban Management.
    Research details are also described in the pages.
  2. Examination Type
    1) Ordinary examination, 2) Special examinations for ext-faculty applicants and for full-time workers, and 3) Special examination for foreign applicants for our International Course.
  3. Examination Schedule
    August 7 (Monday) and 8 (Tuesday), 2017.
  4. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
    1) Ordinary examination (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) English (200 points):
    Submission of a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS official score
    (b) Mathematics and Physics (mechanics) (200 points)
    Candidates must take the examination for mathematics and physics(mechanics).
    (c) Special subject (600 points)
    Select three subjects from the following seven subjects.
    (i) Structural Mechanics
    (ii) Hydraulics
    (iii) Soil Mechanics
    (iv) Systems Analysis for Planning and Management
    (v) Earth Resources Engineering

    Consult the supervising professor of your preferred classification for other examination types.

  5. Application Instructions
    In addition to the application forms included in the Admission Guide to the Master's Course Program, separate documents should also be submitted. Consult the supervising professor of your preferred classification for details.

  6. Program Selection
    1) Available programs
    Three programs have been prepared for those who enroll in the Master's Course Program. Programs available for enrollment by those who pass the entrance examination for the examination category of Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management are as follows.

    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program
      (Laboratory of Applied Mechanics/ Laboratory of Human Security Engineering)
    • Advanced Engineering Course Program
      (Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management)
    • Master's Course Program
      (Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management)
    2) Program selection
    The program will be determined by our specific procedure using the statement of course selection.

Doctoral Course Program

  1. Preferred Classification, Research Details
    The preferred classifications are corresponding to the laboratories listed in this page for Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and this page for Department of Urban Management.
    Research details are also described in the pages.
  2. Examination Type
    1) Ordinary examination, 2) Special examination for full-time workers, 3) Special examination for PhD thesis draft, and 4) Special examination for foreign applicants on the Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program for the Human Security Engineering.
  3. Examination Schedule
    August 3 (Thursday) and 4 (Friday), 2017.
  4. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
    1) Ordinary examination (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) English (200 points):
    Submission of a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS official score
    (b) Interview Exam I (400 points)
    An oral examination of about 30 minutes is conducted concerning the applicant's basic scholastic ability, with emphasis on Master's Course Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (c) Interview Exam II (400 points)
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted document, Research Experience and Study / Research Plan, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted.  Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
    2) Special examination for full-time workers (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) Essay (500 points)
    An essay is assigned concerning the applicant's basic scholastic ability, with emphasis on Master's Course Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (b) Interview Exam (500 points)
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted document, Research Experience and Study / Research Plan, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted.  Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
    3) Special examination for PhD thesis draft (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) PhD thesis draft Exam (pass or not)
    (b) Interview Exam (1,000 points)
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted thesis draft, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted.  Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
  5. Application Instructions
    In addition to the application forms included in the Admission Guide to the Doctoral Course Program, separate documents should also be submitted. Consult the supervising professor of your preferred classification for details.
  6. Program Selection
    Two programs have been prepared for those who enroll in the Doctoral Course Program.  Programs available for enrollment by those who pass the entrance examination for the examination category of Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management are as follows.
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program
      (Laboratory of Applied Mechanics / Laboratory of Human Security Engineering)
    • Advanced Engineering Course Program
      (Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management)