Graduate School of Simulation StudiesUniversity of Hyogo

Education

Curriculum

Master’s Program

Curriculum Structure

The curriculum has been structured to enable students to acquire capabilities for the practical application of integrated skills and techniques in a series of simulation processes, from data collection, data processing, modelling, algorithms, programming and visualization to reviewing and proposing solutions to problems.

(1) Required Subjects
・Fundamentals of Simulation Studies (First year, First semester)
Students will acquire basic skills in the specific ways to apply simulation in various fields, which will form the basis for moving forward with their Master’s Program research.

・Seminar of Simulation Studies (First year, Second semester)
Students will apply their acquired basic skills in specific ways to apply simulation in various fields, which will give them an even greater ability to proceed with their Master’s Program research.

・Advanced Research I (Second year, First semester), Advanced Research II (Second year, Second semester)
The School has an independent theme-based research system in which each student is assigned multiple teaching staff who provide guidance, and nurture their development into a talented individual capable of devising measures using simulation techniques to address either real-world issues they encounter or self-proposed themes once they have completed the Master’s Program. Under the guidance of multiple teaching staff centering on a primary mentor, each student carries out their theme-based research by applying the knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in lectures and practical exercises to address actual problems. This research enables students to test their abilities, attain self confidence, and experience a sense of achievement.

(2) Basic Subjects
Students learn the basics in each field, including data analysis, modelling, simulation, programming, and the study of visualization technologies. (First year, First semester)

(3) Specialized Subjects
Students learn highly specialized content in each field including infrastructure, industry, the natural environment, and policy. (First year, Second semester)

(4) Follow-Up System
The follow-up system comprises subjects such as mathematics, computing, statistics and computational science, which will enable all students from a wide range of fields, from the social sciences (arts) to natural sciences (sciences), to smoothly complete the courses of this School.

Requirements for Completion

Master’s Program students are, in principle, required to remain in the Program for a minimum of 2 years, during which they are to acquire a total of 30 credits or more comprising 8 credits from 4 required subjects and a minimum of 22 credits combining basic subjects and specialized subjects (including a minimum of 8 credits from basic subjects). Upon receiving the necessary guidance for their research, students are also required to pass the advanced research review and examination.

1st  year Required subjects Fundamentals of Simulation Studies
Seminar of Simulation Studies
Basic subjects (4 subjects 8 credits or more) Fundamentals of numerical simulation
Introduction to Data Processing
Introduction to Modeling
Fundamentals of Programing
Fundamentals of visualization
Introductory Economics
Basics of Social Science Simulation
Fundamentals of Natural Environment Simulation
Introduction to Computational Physics
Specialized subjects※ Social Systems and Simulations
Econometrics and Simulation
Computational Social Science
Simulations for Practical Materials
Programing of Parallel Computation
Computational Intelligence
Simulation Studies for Seismic Building
Advanced Course in Ecosystem Simulation
Simulation of Complex Fluids
Fundamentals of three-dimensional computer graphics
Multivariate analysis and Fourier analysis
Simulation of Complex Fluids
Simulation of turbulence
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
2nd year Required subjects Advanced Research I,II
Courses not required for completion Followup subjects Fundamentals of Computer System Fundamentals of Mathematics The Elements of Statistics

* [Minimum of 22 credits combining basic and specialized subjects (including a minimum of 8 credits from basic courses)]
** The above subjects are all 2 credits

Doctoral Program

Requirements for Completion

Doctoral Program students are, in principle, required to remain in the Program for a minimum of 3 years, during which they are to acquire a total of 10 credits or more in class subjects determined by the School (comprising a minimum of 4 credits from specialized subjects, including 2 or more credits from areas* selected by the students, and 6 credits from advanced research). Students are also required to pass the doctoral thesis review and final examination.
(*either policy issues, new developments in industry, the natural environment, or infrastructure)