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Entrance Examination for the Graduate School (Summer)

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Information of Entrance Examination conducted in Summer

Last updated on: May 1, 2013

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 Program and Doctoral Program.

Applicants can download the Guidelines for Applicants to the 2014 Master Course Program and Doctor Course Program (in Japanese) and partial English translations of them. The information below are outlines of the Admission Guides for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice; be sure to confirm 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 Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2014, and the Doctoral Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2014 or in October 2013. The examinations have been taking place in the Katsura Campus.  Be sure to go to the correct exam venue.

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 Program

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

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

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

  1. Preferred Classification, Research Details
  2. 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.

  3. Examination Type
  4. 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.

  5. Examination Schedule
  6. August 5 (Monday) and 6 (Tuesday), 2013.

  7. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
  8. 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)
    Select two questions from a total of two + two questions.
    (c) Special subject (600 points)
    Select five questions from a total of 12 questions in the following six subjects.
    (i) Structural Mechanics
    (ii) Hydraulics
    (iii) Soil Mechanics
    (iv) Systems Analysis for Planning and Management
    (v) Engineering Geology, Rock Engineering, and Theory of Elasticity
    (vi) Exploration Geophysics, Instrument Engineering, and Wave Engineering

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

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

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

    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program
    • (Laboratory of Evolutionarily Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering / 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 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 Program

  1. Preferred Classification, Research Details
  2. 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.

  3. Examination Type
  4. 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.

  5. Examination Schedule
  6. August 1 (Thursday) and 2 (Friday), 2013.

  7. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
  8. 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 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 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.
  9. Application Instructions
  10. 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.

  11. Program Selection
  12. Two programs have been prepared for those who enroll in the Doctor's Program.  Programs available for enrollment by those who pass the entrance examination for the examination category Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management are as follows.

    Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program
    (Laboratory of Evolutionarily Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering / 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)