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Degree Awarding Policies (Diploma Policies)

Degree Awarding Policies (Diploma Policies) are the basic requirements for determining whether a degree is conferred or not. These policies show requirements for the degree and the expected learning outcomes. Based on Diploma Policies for undergraduate and graduate courses of Osaka University as a whole, the Diploma Policies of schools and graduate schools have been defined as noted in the below.

Degree Awarding Policies (Diploma Policies) of Osaka University

Undergraduate Program

To nurture individuals with the qualities set forth in its educational objectives, Osaka University confers degrees on individuals who have been enrolled at their undergraduate school/faculty for the specified period of study; acquired knowledge and skills in their respective specialties required by their school/faculty along with broad-based knowledge and critical thinking, an international mindset, and design prowess; earned all the credits required for graduation; and passed the examination stipulated in the Undergraduate School Regulations.

Learning goals:

  • advanced specialized knowledge and outstanding academic expertise
  • acquire knowledge and skills in one's specialty
  • develop the ability to apply such knowledge and skills to problem-solving
  • broad-based knowledge and critical thinking
  • acquire broad-based knowledge
  • develop the ability to think from multifaceted and comprehensive perspectives and make objective judgments
  • international mindset
  • develop the ability to understand foreign languages and cultures
  • develop the ability to interact with people irrespective of differences in language and culture
  • design prowess
  • develop the ability to identify new social and/or academic problems and devise approaches to solutions
  • develop the ability to work together with people in different fields to identify social and/or academic problems and find solutions

Graduate Program

To nurture individuals with the qualities set forth in its educational objectives, Osaka University confers degrees on individuals who have been enrolled at graduate schools for the specified period of study; acquired advanced knowledge and skills in their respective specialties required by their graduate schools, along with broad-based knowledge and critical thinking, international mindset, and design prowess; earned all the credits required for the completion of their programs; received necessary research guidance; and passed the evaluation and examination.

Learning goals:

  •  cutting-edge, advanced specialized knowledge and outstanding academic expertise
  • acquire cutting-edge, advanced expertise and skills in one's specialty
  • develop the ability to apply such expertise and skills for problem-solving
  • advanced broad-based knowledge and deep critical thinking
  • acquire advanced broad-based knowledge
  • develop the ability to think from multifaceted and comprehensive perspectives and make judgments from diverse angles
  • sophisticated international mindset
  • develop a deeper understanding of foreign languages and cultures
  • develop the ability to interact with a diverse range of people irrespective of differences in language and culture
  • advanced design prowess
  • develop the ability to identify a variety of essential and complex social and/or academic problems and devise approaches to solutions
  • develop the ability to work together with people in different fields to identify a variety of essential and complex social and/or academic problems and find solutions
Undergraduate Schools
Graduate Schools

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