Graduate School ofIntegrated
Frontier Sciences

  • Master of Engineering / Automotive Science / Philosophy in Automotive Science
  • Doctor of Engineering / Automotive Science / Philosophy in Automotive Science
  • Researchers and engineers in various fields
  • Automotive Science
  • Advanced Material and Chemistry Field
  • Dynamics Field
  • Information and Control Field
  • Human Science Field
  • Social Science Field
  • Research StudentsApril Admission: Mid-January, every year
    October Admission: Mid-July, every year
  • Master’s Program
    Doctoral Program
    April Admission: October Admission:
    For derailed information, please refer to the following website.


The Department of Automotive Science, Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences aims to develop highly capable experts who can innovatively resolve a variety of issues involving automotive frontier technologies, humanities and society, environment, and energy from the standpoint of automobile industry. Through the integration of knowledge, Department hopes to produce graduates who will be able to actively work in a number of areas focusing on automotive advancements and also to create a new automotive society. Department of Automotive Science offers international master’s and doctor courses, and consists of the following five fields: Advanced Material and Chemistry / Dynamics / Information and Control / Human Science / Social Science. The faculty members consist of experts in automobile research from Kyushu University as well as from private and public car sector leaders, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Universities including Fukuoka Women’s University, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka University, and Kobe University also contribute faculty members. The department is also conducting cutting-edge research to create a future mobility society such as autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, and advanced supply chain management using IoT technology.

Student’s Voice

What is your research about?
I used to work as a Production Engineer in the Automobile Industry. My work made me interested in how the logistics of the company worked and how to improve it. That is why I got into Supply Chain Management and how to use technologies in IoT, more specifically RFID. The main goal is to see how the inventory levels and KPIs of a company can improve by introducing such technologies. Using simulations was a good way to also help understand what factors to consider for the inventory levels and to test different conditions that cannot be replicated quite easily in a different environment or company.
What is an advantage of Kyushu University?
I got in Kyushu University through the MEXT scholarship, which was a huge opportunity that made it possible for me to study abroad without worrying about my livelihood. Additionally, studying Japanese in Kyushu University improved my Japanese tremendously and also allowed me to make friends with a lot of people from different countries and cultures. These friendships and relations will surely accompany me for the rest of my life.
(From Brazil)



Related Contact: Administrative Office of the Department of Automotive Science