GSEC グローバル理工人育成コース Global Scientists and Engineers Course

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  • Global Leadership Practice
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    Global Leadership Practice
    2019.06.04

ABOUT

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.

Masahiro Susa
Head of Support Office for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development
Masahiro Susa

What is Global Scientists and Engineers Course(GSEC)?

Join GSEC if:

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.

Advanced
Intermediate*
Basic
Skills to be developed
  • Global perspective
  • English proficiency and communication skills
  • Multicultural understanding and teamwork
  • Problem finding and solving skills
  • Practical ability
Skills to be developed
  • International liberal arts
  • International leadership
  • Skills to bring new ideas and values
  • Basic skills for conducting international joint research
Eligibility

Intended for (a) bachelor's degree students and (b) master's degree students who have not fulfilled the criteria to join the advanced level.
Students who enroll in GSEC begin at the basic level. After fulfilling the completion requirements for this level, they advance to intermediate. For GSEC completion requirements for the basic and intermediate levels.

Eligibility

Intended for master's and professional degree students who fulfill the eligibility criteria.
For GSEC eligibility criteria and completion requirements at the advanced level.

* 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.

Four Programs / Three education contents at Three Levels of Study

  • (Basic/Intermediate)
  • (Advanced)

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.

  • Basic/Intermediate
  • Advanced

Timeline

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
Completion recognition
Commencement ceremony Certificate of completion Commencement ceremony

Timeline

Master’s degree program
Course Application
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
Completion recognition
Commencement ceremony Certificate of completion
  • Basic/Intermediate
  • Advanced

Completion Requirements

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.

Schedule

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  • Global Awareness Program
  • English and Communication Program
  • International Cooperation Practice Grounded in Science and Technology Program
  • Study Abroad and International Internships Program

Student Stories

Second Global Leadership Practice course completed

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.

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FAQ

Support Office for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development
Ookayama Campus East Bldg. 6 405
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 Japan
ghrd.info@jim.titech.ac.jp