Programs & Degrees
Keio SDM has two-year master’s and three-year doctoral degree programs. Both programs welcome students twice a year, April and September.
Master’s students work to master strategic systems engineering methods and comprehensive management skills, including communication skills, in core subjects. Students practice their new skills in designing new systems for ‘Design Project (ALPS).’
Keio SDM offers a variety of subjects for students to choose from to meet their major’s requirements and help them form their global views. For a special research subject ‘Research on System Design and Management’ (Master’s Thesis), students work for an average of two years on their research, which is later published domestically or internationally. Group project research is recommended at Keio SDM, and students collaborate on research together with faculty members and other students from different laboratories (research units).
Doctoral students mainly conduct research, but they are encouraged to take major subjects in the master’s course, such as core and project subjects to share the basics of systems engineering and system design management.
Keio SDM accepts Non-degree students (with credit) who take only a few specific subjects and Research students who work on research with SDM professors.
Keio SDM recommends prospective students to contact professors whom they wish to ask for supervision about their research topics.
Students choose a research supervisor a few months after their enrollment. They can also visit other professors for advice and work on interdisciplinary research.