Education & research

Characteristic Elective Subjects

In addition to Leadership-talent growth programs, unique programs which make good use of the interdisciplinarity nature of RCAST, and characteristic elective subjects are prepared.

Barrier-Free Programs

In order to get rid of various barriers accompanied by science and technology and for the development of society in the modern world, RCAST aims to nurture human resources who can take an active role in new interdisciplinary areas which connect ‘human and society,' ‘technology and thought,' acquiring disability studies, welfare engineering, cognitive behavioral science, assistive disability technology, and so on.

Advanced Barrier-Free Special Exercise (I) and (II): 12 credits
For selected requirements:
4 credits (for Innovator Development Course, 6 credits)
  *Advanced Barrier-Free
  *Leadership-Talent Growth Program (I) and/or (II)

For elective subjects: or (II) (2 credits)
4 credits (for Innovator Development Course, 2 credits)
  *Disability Studies  *Human Assistive Engineering
  *Assistive Information System Engineering
  *Advanced Course on Tojisha-kenkyu (First-Person Study)

Environment and Energy Program

As to the international issues of global environment and energy, RCAST nurtures human resources who can, with a coolheaded perspective, discuss methodology which leads to substantive settlements of the issues, embracing issues related to environment and energy from technology development to politics, economy, and diplomacy, without overemphasizing climate change only.

Advanced Environment and Energy Special Experiments and Special Exercise: 12 credits
For selected requirements:
4 credits (for Innovator Development Course, 6 credits)
  *Advanced Environment and Energy (2 credits)
  *Leadership-Talent Growth Program (I) or (II) (2 credits)

For elective subjects:
4 credits (for Innovator Development Course, 2 credits)
  *Environmental Science I and II
  *Energy Science I and II
  *Resources and Energy I

Characteristic Elective Subjects

To learn basics again. To renew unprofessional fields with the latest knowledge

  *Fundamentals of Advanced Materials and Devices
  *Fundamentals of Advanced Information System
  *Fundamentals of Advanced Life Science

To broadly learn research movements and social movements in the current remarkable fields

  *Special Lecture of AIS 1 credit
  *Environmental Science I and II 1 credit for each
  *Energy Science I and II 1 credit for each