Career path after graduation

Each year, about 50 students complete a master’s program and approximately 10 complete a doctoral course. Roughly, 10% of master’s course graduates advance to a doctoral program, while others find employment with institutions and companies in wide-ranging fields.

Employment record by type of industry


Examples of employment in recent years

【Electrical machinery, precision machinery】
Sony, Hitachi, Hitachi Medico, Hitachi Appliances, Toshiba, Sharp, Mitsubishi Electric, Olympus, Fujitsu, Fanuc, Nihon Kohden, Huawei, Electric Power Development, Yaskawa, Nippon Juden Kogyo, and others
【Automobiles, machines】
Toyota Motor, Denso, Honda Motor, Suzuki, Jatco, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Daikin, IHI, Komatsu, Advics, Yamazaki Mazak, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, Aim, and others
【Steel, materials, other manufacturing industries】
JFE Steel, Nippon Steel, Toray, Hirohama, Roche Diagnostics, Kao, TOTO, Rengo, and others
【Construction, plants】
Komatsu, Obayashi Corporation, JFE Engineering, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Mitsubishi Chemical, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions, and others
【Transportation, energy】
JR East, JR Central, JR Freight, ANA, NYK Line, Tokyo Electric Power, Kyushu Electric Power, and others
【Information, communication】
NTT East, NTT Data, NTT Facilities, Softbank, Yahoo, IBM Japan, Wingle, User Local, and others
Nomura Research Institute, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Accenture, Simplex, Acroquest Technology, and others
【Finance, media, services】
Nippon Life Insurance, Mizuho Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, NHK, Asahi Shimbun, Recruit, Slogan, Cygames, Discover 21, D.A. Consortium, and others
【Universities, research institutes, government agencies】
The University of Tokyo, Kobe University, Kyushu University, Tokyo University of Science, Yokohama National University, The Open University of Japan, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency, Kawasaki City Hall, and others

Messages from graduates

Dairoku MuramatsuAssistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science

村松 大陸
  • 2011:Graduated from Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
  • 2013:Master’s degree in Human and Engineered Environmental Studies
  • 2016:Doctoral degree in Human and Engineered Environmental Studies

Since human bodies absorb electromagnetic waves, our bodies can become obstacles to general radio communication systems. When I was a graduate student, my research theme was a new communication system, namely “Intra-body Communication”, in which we in effect use the human body as a path for electromagnetic waves. Interactions between electromagnetic waves and the human body, which is intricately composed of many tissues, were hard to understand, and we approached the subject in an integrated manner, through both experiments and numerical analyses. Now, as an assistant professor in the department in which I got my bachelor’s degree, I am working on designing physical layers of digital radio communication.
In the graduate school, faculty and students with varied backgrounds get together, and there are many opportunities for international research exchanges.
My experience in this environment where I learned a lot, discussed a lot, and worked hard, became my irreplaceable fortune. My hope is that present-day students and prospective students will spend their precious early years meaningfully, and will become talented people, each able to play an active role in society.

Jingyu SUNResearcher
NTT Network Innovation Laboratories

孫 晶鈺
  • 2008:Graduated from Beihang University
  • 2013:Master’s degree in Human and Engineered Environmental Studies
  • 2014:Studied at Univeristé Jean Monnet
  • 2016:Doctoral degree in Human and Engineered Environmental Studies

I am working on IoT-related research at NTT Network Innovation Laboratories. I am encouraged every day by the aim to value information through new sensing technologies, AI, and big data processing.
As a graduate student, I measured and evaluated large, complex 3-D shapes for the manufacturing industry and evaluated processing methods. For shipbuilding companies, I helped to develop an evaluation method for 3-D curved outer plates using 3-D measurement equipment, as well as a generation system for curved outer plates using 3-D shape evaluation for wood-type jigs. In addition, I had the opportunity to study in France for six months as a researcher.
If you plan to go on to graduate school, the experiences you gain during those few years of study will be extremely important for your future career. Please become immersed in research activities and recognize opportunities for growth.

Kota TSUBOUCHISenior researcher
Yahoo! JAPAN Research

坪内 孝太
  • 2005:Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Department of Systems Innovation
  • 2007:Master’s degree in Human and Engineered Environmental Studies
  • 2010:Doctoral degree in Human and Engineered Environmental Studies

I work for Yahoo! JAPAN Research. I’m currently working on “context awareness” for analyzing vast amounts of accumulated data.
As a graduate student, I researched the development and demonstration of a new traffic system called “On-Demand Bus.” I spent all my time thinking about On-Demand Bus and spent five years on my research. My professors taught me the skills I needed to develop, practice, and further enhance my research. The experiences I gained over the past five years have become the cornerstones of my life. I ask you to take pride in and be responsible for your research, in addition to devoting yourself to your research activities.