東北大学における工学系大学院教育 Progress of Education Programs in Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University
The graduate school education has been proceeded following the Academic Degree Regulation guided by the ministerial ordinance issued by Ministry of education, i.e., Ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology presently, since 1952 in Tohoku university. The number of the master course graduates have increased up to 80% or more of those of the bachelor's degree graduates. The master course graduates have been accepted reasonably to the private as well as public sectors. Though the number of the doctor course graduates are not much increasing, partly due to the course works suitable only for the researchers, not for the administrators, the degree holders have been gradually accepted to the private sectors to overcome harsh international competitions and narrowing supply of the company trained senior staffs educated in abroad, where selected master's degree holders have been sent to the distinguished graduate schools, e.g., the MBA course in Harvard university, with financial supports. These types of long-term investments became too costly for the private companies due to recent long recession. We have noticed that it is time to change or modify the graduate school education programs to include systematic training for the technical expressions, debates and presentation, production planning and finance, legal managements and effective exchange of patents and know-hows, and production and business ethics.
工学教育 52(3), 70-77, 2004-05-20
Japanese Society for Engineering Education