About Waseda University

Firstly, it is without a doubt that, because this Faculty of Science and Engineering belongs to the reputable Waseda University, it is prestigious on both the national and the global stage. Waseda University, also known as Sōdai (早大), was the first private university in Japan to initiate human resources development in the field of science and engineering. Consistently ranking among the most outstanding Japanese universities, Waseda has been under MEXT’s ‘Top Global University Project’ set to boost Japan’s educational competitiveness. Due to its long history of research and education, Waseda is always regarded as a “research university.” The Faculty of Science and Engineering has also been establishing a good reputation as an educational institution, and Waseda’s graduates tend to shine in their chosen fields.

About the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering (ASE), which has a history of over a century, is constantly improving the quality of its programs and has made progress in developing an international environment for education and research. For instance, students can choose to take a first-year course to improve their technical English proficiency at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Moreover, ASE offers a Japanese language course to international students with the aim of equipping them with a sufficient amount of Japanese ability that could benefit them in the long run.

The faculty offers both scientific and engineering studies, and is characterized by a comprehensive learning system that enables students to study across a wide range of disciplines through the three Schools of Science and Engineering.

In this article, we will first look at the three Schools of Science and Engineering, followed by a list of graduate programs offered by the faculty. Next, we will analyze the facilities that students have access to, and finally, we culminate with a rundown of tuition and fees.

School of Fundamental Science and Engineering 

The School of Fundamental Science and Engineering provides two majors in the English curriculum: Mathematical Sciences (MS) and Computer Science and Communications Engineering (CSCE).

In MS, students study the fundamentals of science, as well as specialized mathematical theories and applications. After completing the programs, MS students will receive a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree.

Meanwhile, in CSCE, students study the various theories and technologies related to information and communications in today’s advanced society. Ultimately, CSCE students will receive a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Apart from those taught in English, the following majors are also offered by the School of Fundamental Science and Engineering:

School of Creative Science and Engineering 

The School of Creative Science and Engineering offers two English-based majors: Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE).

In ME, not only are you able to gain in-depth knowledge about mechanical engineering, but you can also explore its connections with architectural and management engineering.

In CE, you will gain exposure to more practical issues from a global perspective – including environmental preservation, improving living environments, and ensuring the safety of human society – and apply an engineering perspective to such issues.

Regarding the Japanese-based programs, you can choose from among six of the following:

School of Advanced Science and Engineering

The School of Advanced Science and Engineering offers a total of 9 departments, in which the following six departments are conducted entirely in Japanese:

As for the English-based programs, there are three main majors: Physics, Chemistry, and Bioscience. 

You can register for your chosen major at the beginning of the semester, and after the program, you are expected to master the fundamentals of the disciplines pertaining to said major. The School of Advanced Science and Engineering also provides a Minor in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, in which you can learn more about the fundamentals of the engineering applications relevant to your chosen major.

To summarize, the 3 departments under the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University provide unique specialized subjects with over 100 experimental courses. In addition to further enriching the curriculum of Waseda’s international program, the Faculty of Science and Engineering is continuing to develop more English-based classes that have traditionally been conducted in Japanese in order to develop talents who can be pioneering scientists and take on leadership roles in the international community. 

For Graduate Schools, you can refer to the link of the following departments for further details:

Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering (Departments)

Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering (Departments)

Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Departments, Cooperative Major)

Graduate Program

Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems

Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering

Facilities for Education

The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda offers you state-of-the-art facilities, ranging from the campus convenience to study research resources.

Experimental Laboratories

Pharmaceutical synthesis
Physics of swing of pendulum
DNA extraction

Research facilities

Nuclear magnetic resonance equipment
Photoelectron spectroscopy equipment

These are the facilities to examine the structure and nature of the materials. Apart from these, the faculty also has the Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Safety Center, and Microtechnology Laboratory. Students are all given access to these facilities and receive support to carry out their own experiments from the professors!

Facilities for campus life

Well-known as a university that provides the most convenient environment for students to grow and nurture their passions, the Faculty of Science and Engineering possesses various facilities for campus life. These consist of two restaurants – cafeteria, one of the biggest libraries at Waseda, the Science and Engineering Library, the CO-OP College Store, the Student Longue. the Book Store and finally, the Information Gallery.

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate programs

The following fees are required and apply to all schools and departments at the Faculty of Science and Engineering:

  • Admission fee: 200,000 yen
  • Membership fee of student health promotion – mutual aid association: 3,000 yen
  • Alumni Association Fee: 40,000 yen (required in the second semester of the 4th year).
  • Annual tuition (from 2nd – 4th year): 1,646,000 yen

As regards the laboratory work fee, you may have to pay a slightly different amount of expenses:

  • School of Fundamental Science and Engineering: 60,000 yen
  • School of Creative Science and Engineering: 80,000~96,000 yen
  • School of Advanced Science and Engineering: 100,000 yen

Graduate Degree Programs (Master’s/ Professional)

  • Admission fee: 200.000 yen
DepartmentsFirst yearSecond yearLaboratory fee
Fundamental Science and
Engineering
962,000 yen1,162,000
yen
70,000~96,000
yen
Creative Science and
Engineering
962,000 yen1,162,000
yen
90,000~120,000
yen
Advanced Science and
Engineering
1,071,000
yen
1,271,000
yen
40,000~89,500
yen

Final message

Once you enter the world of science, you will definitely have stimulating and exciting experiences. This is the chance to find your own dreams and brush up on your abilities to realize them.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University is a place where you can find various opportunities as long as you seek them. Why not start preparing for your future education right now?

Detailed information on the scholarship programs is on this website.

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Resources:
https://www.waseda.jp/fsci/en/about/departments/
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