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Educational objectives

As the information networks and enormous systems that sur-round us expand, the risks and associated effects that occur with their incompleteness also expand. The Risk Engineering Depart-ment seeks to nurture researchers who possess the high level of skills needed to resolve such risks with scientific and engineering approaches, and to educate people who can play an active role in society.
In other words, our objectives are to nurture people who can manifest the ability to manage projects and examine and develop concrete means for resolving these problems by learning about the basic theory, technologies for processing related information, etc., for analyzing and evaluating risk while simultaneously having a wealth of knowledge and interest about actual problems related to risk who will provide strong leadership and a wide range of perspectives for addressing these problems, and understanding the series of pro-cesses from setting a problem statement to finding resolutions through engineering methods.

With these educational objectives, we provide academic guidance that can help students achieve the following goals:

  1. Acquire knowledge about basic theory for analyzing and assessing risk.
  2. Acquire data processing skills for analyzing and assessing risk.
  3. Learn about real world problems that are the target of risk engineering.
  4. Acquire the ability to approach risk engineering from a wide range of perspectives.
  5. Develop the ability to understand the processes for solving risk-related problems from setting objectives to solving them using engineering means, and to consider and develop specific measures for this purpose.
  6. Develop the ability to carry out tasks and take a leadership role when necessary in a research project and within a research team.

Please note that the admissions policies in both our Master's and Doctoral programs favor students who are interested in a wide range of risk. Given the diversity of risk today, the educational goals 1 and 2 above in the Doctoral Program mean "having the foundation and ability to process information related to real world risk, security and safety and for dealing with uncertainty in a wide range of fields."