We live in an age where engineers and scientists work across borders.
Their skills are highly sought after around the world — not just in developed countries but also in emerging nations looking to build their infrastructure. Working at home entails just as much global perspective, due to the need for greater interaction between domestic and foreign companies and research institutes. Fostering future leaders has always been Tokyo Tech’s mission in education, but preparing students to lead in a global environment requires an additional, specifically tailored form of training. The Global Scientists and Engineers Course (GSEC) was established by the Institute exactly for this purpose — to provide excellence in training global talents.
Training students to become global scientists and engineers is not merely about improving their English proficiency. Students must be taught skills that allow them to work successfully in culturally diverse teams. They must be adept at cross-cultural communication, capable of promoting their ideas, and able to work with others toward a common goal. To achieve this, the Institute offers various programs and support to instill global awareness from year one, strengthen English proficiency with an academic focus, develop capacity to understand others, and acquire teamwork skills. Additionally, there is a range of study abroad and internship programs available to help students gain confidence and build overseas experience.
Join GSEC if:
You want to know how to develop a global career
You are interested in long-term study abroad
You want to develop language and communication skills
You want to meet people from a diverse range of departments and fields
You want to be seen as having global potential by prospective employers
The Global Scientists and Engineers Course (GSEC) provides a systematic curriculum that enables bachelor’s and master’s degree students to develop the necessary competencies to excel in the global arena. Through step-by-step approach, students will be able to gain global competencies as follows ; (a) a global mindset, (b) practical skills to work in global environment, and (c) skills necessary for international collaboration.
The aims of GSEC are to foster scientists and engineers who thrive in a global society and have the expertise to contribute innovative solutions to unknown global issues. Through GSEC, it is hoped that ones will be equipped with identity based on their field of expertise/knowledge/technical skills, as well as global mindset to respect ethical values and diversity.
Global Scientists and Engineers Course
Through taking the Global Scientists and Engineers Course, students are able to augment expertise in their major with global competence. The course comprises three levels, with each level building on the one before.
＊ The Global Science and Engineers Course (GSEC) consists of three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. Intermediate is considered the standard level. Basic serves as a preliminary level for Intermediate, and Advanced is for those who have completed Intermediate.
At the basic and intermediate levels, GSEC aims to develop students' (a) global perspective, (b) English proficiency and communication skills, (c) multicultural understanding and teamwork, (d) problem finding and solving skills, and (e) practical ability.
At the advanced level, based on the global competencies acquired so far, GSEC equips students with (a) international liberal arts knowledge, (b) international leadership skills, (c) skills to bring new ideas and values, and (d) basic skills for conducting international joint research.
An introductory program aimed at heightening students’ global awareness.
Students acquire the English proficiency necessary to study overseas.
Students acquire problem finding and solving skills, multicultural understanding, and teamwork skills.
Students learn to be proactive, develop risk management skills, and utilize their expertise abroad.
|Bachelor’s degree program||Master’s degree program|
|Spring semester Fall semester||Course Application||Spring semester Fall semester|
|Notification of acceptance|
|Take GSEC-related courses|
|Go on study abroad trips and internships|
|Further develop English proficiency|
|Two months before degree completion||Apply for GSEC completion assessment①Submit Request form for GSEC Completion Assessment②Provide self-evaluation on Learning Portfolio||Two months before degree completion|
|Degree completion||Completion assessment||Degree completion|
|Commencement ceremony||Certificate of completion||Commencement ceremony|
Acquire the knowledge and skills required of a global leader
Knowledge and skills for an international career
Creativity that leads to new values
|Master’s degree program|
|Notification of acceptance|
|Take GSEC-related courses|
|Go on study abroad and internships|
|Two months before degree completion||Apply for GSEC completion assessment①Submit Request form for GSEC Completion Assessment②Provide self-evaluation on Learning Portfolio|
|Degree completion||Completion assessment|
|Commencement ceremony||Certificate of completion|
Requirements for the completion of GSEC up to the intermediate level and at the advanced level are specified separately.
Details on required course credits, English test scores, and study abroad and internship experiences are provided.
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Second Global Leadership Practice course completed
The 2019 Global Leadership Practiceouter intensive course, arranged for the second time this year in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), was held from June 4 to 14 on Ookayama Campus. Ten students from Japan, Italy, Ukraine, and Tunisia gathered for the two-week course to develop their leadership skills, focusing on self-evaluation, case studies, organization observation and analysis, site visits, and a final team project.