Mar­itime Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing; Marine Elec­tron­ics; Mar­itime Tech­nol­ogy & Logis­tics; and Marine Pol­icy and Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion & Train­ing in Tokyo

TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (TUMSAT)

Tokyo Uni­ver­sity of Marine Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (TUM­SAT) is a national uni­ver­sity in Tokyo, Japan and the only uni­ver­sity in Japan specif­i­cally ded­i­cated to research and edu­ca­tion on sea. The uni­ver­sity was estab­lished by merg­ing Tokyo Uni­ver­sity of Mer­can­tile Marine and Tokyo Uni­ver­sity of Fish­eries in 2003. The uni­ver­sity plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in mar­itime edu­ca­tion within Japan, since both pio­neer­ing pre­de­ces­sor uni­ver­si­ties spe­cial­ized in related fields based upon tra­di­tions of over one hun­dred years. The main cam­pus (Shi­na­gawa Cam­pus) is located in Minato, Tokyo and another cam­pus (Etchu­jima Cam­pus) is in Koto, Tokyo.

The Fac­ulty of Marine Sci­ence is on the Shi­na­gawa cam­pus with four under­grad­u­ate courses; Ocean Sci­ences, Marine bio­science, Food Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, and Marine Pol­icy and Cul­ture. The Fac­ulty of Marine Tech­nol­ogy is on the Etchu­jima cam­pus with three under­grad­u­ate courses; Mar­itime Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing, Marine Elec­tron­ics and Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, and Logis­tics and Infor­ma­tion Engi­neer­ing. The Grad­u­ate School of Marine Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy is a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary edu­ca­tion and research insti­tu­tion, pro­vides courses in mas­ters and doc­tor­ate level.

The fac­ul­ties have been approved by the Japan­ese Gov­ern­ment as the Class I Train­ing Insti­tute for nav­i­ga­tion offi­cers. The uni­ver­sity oper­ates 6 train­ing ves­sels which are used for both edu­ca­tion and research at sea. The flag-​ship, Umitaka-​maru, trav­els to all oceans of the world, and reg­u­larly vis­its the Antarc­tic Ocean on cruises in coop­er­a­tion with the Japan­ese Antarc­tic Research Expedition.

Note: Most of the pro­grams are con­ducted in Japanese.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Programs

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  • Mar­itime Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing Depart­ment Pro­gram: Spe­cial­iza­tions - Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing; Marine Tech­nol­ogy; and Mar­itime Man­age­ment. The first and sec­ond grade stu­dents are offered fun­da­men­tal mar­itime edu­ca­tion includ­ing the cur­ricu­lum of ship’s actual train­ing and then offer its third and fourth grade stu­dents with pro­fes­sional mar­itime edu­ca­tion. The stu­dents of the third and fourth grade are divided into two courses by cho­sen, one is Nav­i­ga­tion Sys­tem Course which com­prises all the sub­jects of the spe­cial­iza­tion for nav­i­ga­tors endowed with high tech­niques of oper­a­tion and con­trol of ship. The other course is Infor­ma­tion Sys­tem Course which con­sists of the voca­tional sub­jects of the spe­cial­iza­tion for marine engi­neers of mar­itime indus­tries accord­ing to learn­ing mar­itime infor­ma­tion techniques.
  • Marine and Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing Depart­ment Pro­gram: Spe­cial­iza­tions - Power Sys­tem Engi­neer­ing; Marine Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing; and Marine Cyber­net­ics. The objec­tive is to edu­cate stu­dents to become future marine engi­neers in the fields of oper­a­tion and main­te­nance of ship’s engine, research, design and man­u­fac­tur­ing of marine energy sys­tem, marine robot, elec­tronic con­trol machine and the mate­ri­als. The first and the sec­ond grade stu­dents study the fun­da­men­tal sub­jects includ­ing the cur­ricu­lum of ship’s actual train­ing. Third and fourth grade stu­dents are offered pro­fes­sional edu­ca­tion who are divided into two courses by cho­sen, one is Engi­neer­ing Sys­tem Course and the other is Con­trol Sys­tem Course. The Engi­neer­ing Sys­tem Course has cer­tain pro­grams for study on ship’s dynamic engine and its equip­ment and machin­ery sys­tem. The Con­trol Sys­tem Course offers the stu­dents with pro­grams of con­trol sys­tem for mar­itime plant and equip­ment con­tain­ing ships.
  • Logis­tics and Infor­ma­tion Engi­neer­ing Depart­ment Pro­gram: Spe­cial­iza­tions - Logis­tics Engi­neer­ing; Logis­tics Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing; and Logis­tics Man­age­ment and Eco­nom­ics. The Logis­tics Engi­neer­ing presents the sub­jects on inter­modal trans­port, and the Logis­tics Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing sup­plies to the stu­dents the sub­ject on the infor­ma­tion in rela­tion to phys­i­cal and com­mer­cial dis­tri­b­u­tion. The Logis­tics Man­age­ment and Eco­nom­ics offers the stu­dents with the sub­jects on the mar­ket­ing and busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion that de-​tail the eco­nomic sub­jects and pol­icy on the inter­na­tional trans­porta­tion sys­tems. The objec­tive of the Depart­ment is to edu­cate stu­dents to become spe­cial­ists ashore with broad out­look in the field of inter­na­tional phys­i­cal and com­mer­cial dis­tri­b­u­tion. The grad­u­ates are required to be endowed with inter­na­tional point of view even though the sea­far­ing cer­tifi­cates are not autho­rized to the grad­u­ates of the Department.

Mas­ters Programs

  • Mas­ter of Engi­neer­ing in Mar­itime Tech­nol­ogy and Logis­tics: This pro­gram pro­vides edu­ca­tion and research to mate­ri­al­ize the safe oper­a­tion of ships which are the main means of inter­na­tional cargo trans­porta­tion by using advanced tech­nol­ogy, to try to improve the effi­ciency of mar­itime trans­porta­tion con­sid­er­ing the con­ser­va­tion of marine envi­ron­ment and also to apply accu­mu­lated ship oper­a­tion tech­nol­ogy to new area such as the devel­op­ment of marine struc­tures. In addi­tion, the course ana­lyzes logis­tics from a man­age­ment and eco­nomic view­point as well as a social engi­neer­ing view­point to under­stand the flow of prod­ucts from pro­duc­tion to con­sump­tion includ­ing sur­face, sea and air trans­porta­tion, and car­ries out edu­ca­tion and research on plan­ning and design, oper­a­tion man­age­ment, and policy.
  • Mas­ter of Marine Sci­ence in Marine Pol­icy and Man­age­ment: This pro­gram con­sists of two fields –the field of marine pol­icy and the field of marine man­age­ment. Both fields prac­tice inter­dis­ci­pli­nary edu­ca­tion includ­ing nat­ural sci­ence, social sci­ence and marine sci­ence tech­nol­ogy through the study/​research of com­pre­hen­sive man­age­ment and pol­icy of ocean/​coast such as marine envi­ron­ment, marine resources, mar­itime trans­porta­tion and marine infor­ma­tion. It trains stu­dents to devise poli­cies to study, uti­lize and man­age the marine con­ser­va­tion and the uti­liza­tion of marine resources com­pre­hen­sively and sys­tem­at­i­cally and to play a role in creating/​developing an inter­na­tional order con­cern­ing the ocean. There­fore, the course pro­vides edu­ca­tion and train­ing based on inter­na­tional view­point while plac­ing an empha­sis on prac­ti­cal edu­ca­tion such as case method and field training.

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