Career path after graduation

Annually, about 50 students complete a master’s course and about 10 complete a doctoral course. About 20% of master’s course graduates advance to a doctoral course, while others find employment with institutions and companies in a wide range of industries.

Employment record by type of industry

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Examples of employment in recent years

Electrical; precision equipment manufacturing
Sony / Hitachi / Toshiba / Mitsubishi Electric / Fujitsu / FANUC / Yaskawa Electric / Panasonic / Huawei / Canon / KEYENCE / Lenovo Japan / Seiko Epson / etc.
Automotive; machinery manufacturing
Toyota Motor / Nissan Motor / Denso / Honda R&D / Suzuki / NTN / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries / Daikin Industries / IHI / etc.
Steel; materials; pharmaceuticals; other manufacturing
JFE Steel / Nippon Steel / KOSE / TOTO / Sumitomo Electric Industries / Canon Medical Systems / FUJIFILM / P&G / etc.
Construction; plant engineering
Obayashi / JGC Japan / Chiyoda / INPEX / Komatsu / Mitsubishi Chemical / etc.
Transportation services; energy
JR Central / JR Freight / JAL / Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry / Kyushu Electric Power / Tohoku Electric Power / Chugoku Electric Power / J-POWER / etc.
Information and communication
NTT / NTT Data / NTT Facilities / Softbank / Yahoo Japan / IBM Japan / KDDI / DeNA / Tencent / etc.
Nomura Research Institute / Accenture / Simplex Inc. / KPMG Consulting / Simon Kucher & Partner / Pactera Consulting Japan / McKinsey & Company / etc.
Financial; media; other services
Mizuho Bank / Daiwa Securities / NHK / Asahi Shimbun / Recruit Holdings / Konami Amusement / Salesforce Japan / etc.
Universities; research institutes; government agencies
The University of Tokyo / Osaka University / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency / Japan Ground Self-Defense Force / Department of Industrial Promotion, The Ministry of Industry (Government of Thailand) / etc.

Messages from graduates

Lui YOSHIDAAssociate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

吉田 塁
  • 2010:Graduated from Systems Innovation, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2012:Master’s degree in the Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies
  • 2015:Doctoral degree in the Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies

I am engaged in various activities and research in educational technology, with a strong desire to improve education. I am particularly interested in online education and active learning. I am developing online educational tools and programs, and supporting teachers in their desire to improve their courses. Online education has gained much attention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so I am busy with a lot of work. My daily life is fulfilling, since I am carrying out work that I enjoy.
I researched biomedical engineering in the Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, which is seemingly unrelated to educational technology. But I believe I gained useful skills, even though I am working in new fields with my research activities in the department. These include developing creative and logical thinking skills, such as “What is the originality of my research, taking into account previous research?” and “What kind of logic is necessary to assert the originality?” and the flexibility and tenacity to try again even after making a mistake.
Studying in the Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies will be a sound basis for your future. I hope that all students will enjoy immersing themselves in their research!

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 Computer and Data Science 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.